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We just freshened up our site navigation and improved the way Folders and Favorites works, which we hope will provide a much more productive and satisfying experience for all Safari Books Online subscribers.

The top navigation is now streamlined to allow direct access to the most commonly used features. Links to categories, previously contained under “My Safari,” have been brought to the surface, so Favorites & Folders, Bookmarks, Notes & Tags, and Reviews are always a click away.

We also tidied up the rest of the top nav. All search-related functions are now clustered together, including Suggested Search Terms, your Recent Searches, and the Advanced Search link. Clicking your name brings up a list of your Recent Views, a link to your Account, and a link to Sign Out.

Along with these top nav updates, we made some significant enhancements to Folders and Favorites, based on many requests we’ve received from users. We now provide multiple levels of organization for your saved titles. Folders are now called Lists, and you can group your Lists of Favorites into specific categories (for example, “Training Videos to Watch” or “Books to Read on the Bus”).

We’re also serving up the new Folders and Favorites page with a friendlier, more dynamic interface that allows you to select multiple items in your Lists and drag them into other Lists all at once. We think you’ll like it a lot!

These initial improvements are just the beginning of many updates slated to fall into place over the next few months, all of which are designed to make your experience with Safari Books Online continually more useful and enjoyable. We will, of course, keep you updated as additional progress is made.

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2 Responses to “Improvements to the Safari Books Online User Experience”

  1. Joe

    Hi,

    Are any of the new updates to m.safaribooksonline intended to make other tablets (like Samsung Galaxy or Kindle Fire) usable with safari books online? I’d love to have a tablet to use this site but don’t want to pay the full IPad price. Any changes/recommendations here?

    Thanks,
    Joe

    • Bill Levien

      Joe,

      There have been a few issues that came up recently with m.safaribooksonline.com and the stock Android 4.0 browser, but the fixes for that are being tested as we speak and should be deployed shortly.

      Overall, the feedback has been positive about our mobile site but if you have any specific issues you would like us to look into, please let us know @ http://support.safaribooksonline.com/feedback

      Note that we are also actively working on an Android app for those devices… Launch date is still TBD but target is this summer.