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Are the same books and videos in Safari as in Safari Books Online?

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Safari has 95% of the most popular titles from Safari Books Online.

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As of January 2015, the new Safari has more than 30,000 books and videos. We did take the opportunity to prune a bunch of titles that were rarely (if ever) used in Safari Books Online, making it easier to discover the most topical releases in technology and business.

The new Safari features a curated library of the best technical books today—including titles from Pearson, O'Reilly Media,and more—organized by the most popular subjects, from web development and mobile apps to entrepreneurship and UX/IA, to name a few We are continually adding content to Safari based on what our users show and tell us they are interested in. Safari has the top 95% of the most popular titles from Safari Books Online.

For more details please see this blog post.

How do I use the Queue Mobile App?

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The Safari Queue is our mobile application. Fundamental to the app is the notion that it syncs with your “queue,” a feature that is part of new Safari. Queuing is integrated throughout the Safari experience,

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When you queue a book or video, you are saving it for later. Each time you tap or click the queue icon, the book or video is saved in your queue, where you can reference it whenever you want.

How do I use the Playlists feature?

The Playlists feature helps you organize lists of content from anywhere in your online learning experience. Playlists replaces the Queue feature. For our Enterprise customers, you can share a playlist with anyone in your organization once you’ve created it.

If you used the Queue feature before, you’ll find all of your queued items in a playlist called “Queue.” You can create a new playlist from anywhere within your O’Reilly experience.

To create or manage a playlist from the Playlists page:

  • Select “Playlists” from the left navigation. That will take you to the Playlists page.
  • Click the red “Create Playlist” button in the upper right corner
  • Add a name and optional description of your playlist
  • Once you’ve created a playlist, you can add to it by using the Playlists icon as you’re engaging with content, anywhere across O’Reilly
  • From this page, you can also choose to edit the details of an existing playlist, delete a playlist, or reorder and remove titles from your playlists

To create or manage a playlist from anywhere

  • Click on the Playlists icon from any content you’d like to add to an existing playlist, or that you’d like to use to start a new playlist
  • Add a name and optional description if you’re creating a new list, or if you’re adding to an existing list, just click on the name of the list and the content will be added automatically

To share a playlist (Enterprise Only)

  • Sharing a playlist is easy. Start by selecting the “Share Settings” option from your playlist
  • Copy the URL for your playlist and share in the way that works best for you—through email, Slack, of whatever your preferred method of internal communication
  • Once you set a playlist to “Shared”, anyone in your organization with the URL can access and follow it. No one outside of your organization will be able to see it.

To Follow a playlist (Enterprise Only)

  • If you’d like to follow a shared playlist in your organization, click on the “Follow Playlist” button underneath the playlist
  • Your followed playlists will show up in your list of playlists
  • If you’d like to unfollow a playlist, just click on “Unfollow Playlist” underneath the playlist at any time

You can update your playlists at anytime, from anywhere in your experience. Your playlists will sync automatically with your mobile apps so that you’ll always have the content you want at your fingertips. And don’t forget to keep your app up-to-date to ensure you’re always seeing the latest Playlists experience.

Why can't I find the exercise files for a book or video?

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Books or videos that refer to working/exercise files will often mention the location of these files in a chapter at the beginning or end of the book, or in an early clip if it’s a video. If you can’t find those files, please check the publisher’s website (for example, O’Reilly hosts all exercise files on our media site), or get in touch with us and we'll do our best to find them for you.

We’re aware this a less-than-ideal solution and are working on providing you with these links directly in Safari.

Can I access content while I'm offline?

Yes, the Safari Queue mobile app for iOS and Android allows for offline reading and caching.

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