The other day, I spotted a neat feature in the OverDrive Media Console app that I had previously overlooked. After clicking the “+” next to a title on my bookshelf to view its details page, I saw a “Share” button. Ever curious, I clicked it and was surprised to be presented with options to share this title via email, Facebook, Goodreads, or any other social app installed on my (Android) phone. This is not a feature for lending a title to a friend, but it allowed me to send links and mention it to a targeted audience. If you like to recommend books to your friends, this could be a handy feature.
After a little research, I learned that the share feature differs by device. While Android users are given every possible sharing option, iOS (Apple) users can only share via Facebook, Twitter and email. If you’re using a Windows phone, you will be limited to sharing on Facebook. Sadly, Blackberry users were not mentioned in the press release. If you are a Blackberry user, I’d be interested to hear whether the share option is available to you.