OverDrive's newest app showcases the best aspects of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system and brings library ebooks to new devices including the Microsoft Surface tablet. Incorporating "action bars" and other dynamic features, OverDrive Media Console (OMC) for Windows 8 enables users to enjoy EPUB ebooks and MP3 audiobooks on computers and mobile devices running Windows 8 and Windows RT.
Readers will discover several convenient features in OMC for Windows 8. The ebook reader gives users the option to choose single or multi-column text and employs an "action bar" that shows different functions depending on the contents of the main screen. To access the action bar, tap or click the center of the screen. There are options to add bookmarks, navigate to another section of the ebook, and more. The audiobook player combines playback controls, book details, and other information on a single, horizontally scrolling screen. As with other OMC apps, users can access their library's OverDrive-powered digital collection under "Get Books."