I am a longtime subscriber. I love the content and ability to access so easily and in a engaging format. The app continues to be improved with additional features.
You can double the speed of the audio, but that is the highest rate of speed. It would be nice to be able to listen at a rate of 2.5 or 3x the original speed since some of the narrators read the articles quite slowly.
I’ve been enjoying this very much, but the date the articles were published isn’t mentioned or obvious on the page. This is critical to assess the value and relevance of the information. Hopefully Audm can add this simple fix.
I love long form journalistic integrity. This allows people to stay informed with trusted relevant information while being able to still tackle the multitask lifestyle of the 21st century.
Makes a nice walk a real joy
What a treat it is to have this curated perk into great journals. It’s too easy to watch the repetitive daily bad news-take a vacation into good writing in the time you can spend more wisely!
When listening to a long piece, it’s common to have interruptions — the phone rings or someone needs your attention. You should be able to pause playback without losing your place. You should be able to scrub to a location within the recording and skip forwards or backwards. I don’t see the capability for any of these functions. It’s so basic as to be almost useless.
I originally downloaded this app to listen to some specific article fully intending to delete it after the free trial period because really who needs another subscription, especially when podcasts exist for free. But surprisingly I found that it’s well worth it - for one, subscriptions to all the different magazines audm pulls from would be way more than $9 a month. There’s a pretty steady stream of new articles available too. The narration is audiobook quality and for the narrators who read a bit too slow for my taste, the option to listen on 1.1x speed basically eliminates that issue without making it sound distorted or weird. I spend all day looking at a computer for work so it’s really nice to be able to listen to great journalism without having to spend more time sitting looking at a screen. My only complaint is I wish they had some ways to filter articles by genre or content, like categories or tags for “film” “music” “opEds” “literary criticism” “tech” etc. For new subscribers there’s a significant back catalogue of articles and I’m sure there are interesting finds in there, but it’s difficult to navigate through them if you don’t either have a specific one in mind, or don’t want to scroll through every single one.
Contents are great but the “download for later” doesn’t seem to function well. The download is very slow and stops for no reason. And there is no “refresh” or something like that to re-trigger the download. Its frustrating. As a result, that “you can listen to them even without WiFi” is just empty promise.
I accidentally found this app. Really enjoying it.The reader’s voices are calming as I hear news & stories etc.. read TO me. Gives my eyes a break. Beautiful app. One story now I can’t wait to get back to see what happened to the boy & mommy, did they ever find a permanent place to live ? Thank you makers of this app.