After one too many times experiencing bugs, I had to uninstall. The selection of articles is worth the subscription, but not when the app gets hung up buffering and freezes 1 out of every 5 articles. It just became not worth the trouble once I realized they weren’t going to iron out the buffering issues.
The is one of my favorite apps. Flowing text, speed adjustable, stories, fiction and nonfiction, read by professional narrators, but especially appreciated are the great journals that are featured. I even use it occasionally in my ESL classes. My students retain facts weeks after listening to, and discussing the stories. If I could give more than five stars, I would. Audm, bravo.
One of the best apps out there
The first thing the app does is ask for Bluetooth permission. No audio or video app should ever ask for this. Why? Because playing audio thru bluetooth is handled by the OS and doesn’t need permission. So then why ask for permission? Unless the app needs access to a specific Bluetooth piece of hardware (think GPS or heart rate monitor, etc), when they ask for permission, usually it’s to use Bluetooth as a tracking system thru beacons. So in absence of an explanation for why they need this access, I’m going to assume it’s for tracking. The sad thing is I bet most people click ok to allow access thinking that if they don’t, they won’t be able to use their headphones or speakers or car stereo. Shady. Second: when creating an account, neither the email or password fields do not use the OS api for password creation or management. So you can’t generate a strong password or account during the set up process in the app. Unless you make something up or switch to a password manager and set up an account and cut n paste. Never got to step 3 since I gave up. The Bluetooth permission thing is shady (yes, I denied access, but it shouldn’t even be there) and the bs pain point of generating a password externally we’re enough to stop me from continuing. Horrible UI/UX experience.
This is amazing continuity of. Inspiring reports in real time. The Authors have really took it too the next level....Respectfully Don P.
Would hate to live without it. Hope more outlets add content here.
This app is wonderful: broad selection of articles, terrific readers, fast and flawless downloads, clean and elegant interface, they’ve aced this and I am very thankful.
I love this app! It has become more difficult for me to read, due to a variety of issues including dry eye and loss of some vision following a surgery. This app allows me to dive in and “read” as much as I would like. I love to read. Also, on a Monday during the pandemic, I received a quick (10 minutes?) and helpful response and assistance with my own tech problem with my phone - which was why I was having difficulty accessing the app. I love it!
Expected this app to emulate the top podcast apps for obvious reasons. So why can’t I easily browse through publications I’ve “subscribed” to? Why can’t I have the app auto download from my fav publications? Requires far too much management and planning before I leave an area with WiFi. BUT the content is good. Just shocked that these features aren’t available
It’s changed my life! I can relax and listen, cook and listen, walk and listen. The articles are intelligently written and the readers are at the top of their field. Thank you THANK YOU.