Access all of your Dungeons & Dragons content anywhere you go with the D&D Beyond reader. - D&D products. Browse, unlock, and read the entire Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition library. - Offline access. Never miss your books, even in areas without wifi coverage. - Bookmarks and Search. Find the rules you need when you need them! - Display options. Read as you like in book, clean, or night modes.
Great for the book of you have the money
The website is amazing. 10/10. This app is like a quickly cobbled together version that didn’t get approved by a product/UX designer. It barely provides content, and when it does, you have no clue how to leave or move through other sections. You can’t manage or create characters, or even see a PDF of your web-built character sheet. I’d be happy to sit down and provide more constructive feedback, as well as some solutions to the problems faced today.
I like the app and the functionality is great but I used the website. The website is much better than this. You can do all the things the app can do and more like creating your own characters. So think people should use the dnd beyond website.
Developers clearly made zero effort to support iPads. All you get is an upsized phone interface, which itself only offers a small fraction of the web functionality. For the price they charge for content on this service, the platform is woefully inadequate.
I am starting to get interested in dnd and have been watching critical strike and I downloaded this app to learn and can’t even open the basic rules book
Having the books available is great, but would be better if you could access characters and things from website.
Everything it does (allow you to search for content within the books) you can just do on the website. Plus the website allows you to view campaigns and characters. Critical role made it sound like the app allows you to view and update characters and campaign info. The app is a glorified ebook shop. It's pretty much pointless. Why can't you view or edit/create characters on the app it's kinda 90% of what an app like this is for.
The search feature has so many irrelevant results that it’s almost always easier to use Google instead. Also, searching “Wizard Spells” can’t compile results from the different sources you have (say PH and XGTE), and do only shows the PH results even if you buy new sources. It does still take up a ton of storage on your phones Because of this and the lack of character sheets, there’s really no reason to ever not just use your mobile browser instead of the app.
The app itself is a great idea. An officially supported encyclopedia for all things D&D 5e. Nothing about that is a bad idea! The issue I have is with the execution of D&D Beyond. Even if you’ve bought the physical books they still want to charge you to buy the digital versions of the books you already own. This means that even though you may own XGtE in real life that same content is locked in the app until you shell out more money, which is overpriced as it is for a digital book. I would love to be able to carry all my books with me to games on my phone, but because I don't see the point in paying for something twice I take the books with me all the time. I would have hoped this app and the books bought from Wizards would be treated in much the same way the record industry has dealt with vinyl records. These days if you buy a new record most come with a download code so you can have a digital copy of the album as well. D&D Beyond would be a 5 star app if it did the same. Include a one time use download code with any purchase of a new source book so that you can then activate that content on D&D Beyond. Right now it feels like a ripoff.
App crashes when trying to access players handbook. Literally purchased the app for this. It is frustrating.