Scribd was one of the most awaited releases for Windows 8 users and it has finally made its way in the Windows Store. And after using it for a couple of hours, I can say that it’s impressive.
Scribd is no longer what it used to be once – a place where you could dig up all sorts of documents, digitally or physically written, where you could find all kind of white papers, articles and whatnot.
The service has gradually evolved and from its status of being supported only with ads, it now comes with a 9$ per month membership which gives instant access to over 400,000 books from 900+ publishers in every genre you could be interested in. And now with its launch on Windows 8, another major platform is welcoming its services.
The official Scribd app for Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and RT devices is available for free. With the free app, you can still find and download documents in .pdf or .docx formats, but if you’re interested in having access to almost half a million books, you’ll need to sign up for a membership.
However, there’s a one month trial that you can make use of if you want to see how the service looks like before jumping with the cash.
I’ve tested the app both on my Windows 8.1 laptop and my Windows 8 tablet and I can say that I found its use to be more prominent on a tablet, as the app felt really responsive and fast.
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