Review from Kyle Jordanov
I really hate to rate this app so low, but it's incredibly buggy, at least on my phone. Doesn't load half the time, when it does, pictures don't load, when they do, the app crashes. Incredibly slow. Very difficult to pick a story off of the main screen. If you don't select your article just right, the screen "jumps" and you get the previous or next article, instead of the one you want. I'd pay for a Cracked app. I love the site. But this app is really, really trying my patience. Update: How has this never worked right? Every update seems to mess something up. Right now, it's the ads. They load then the whole article scrolls back to the top. Tons of errors where I can't load articles, with the request not being able to be completed. Eesh.
I've been a huge fan of Cracked for at least 10 years now, and I love the new design of the app. My only complaint is that since the last update, Photoplasty articles will not load. *Update* Photoplasty has been fixed. However, now the ads are out of control. They slow down the app and continue to load which results in the content of the article being scrolled continuously down. This makes the app virtually unusable.
Again and again, I think the next update will fix it. Instead, every update makes it worse. NOT ONE ARTICLE is readable. Either everything flickers enough to give you seizures, or it only shows half of the article, or GIFs freeze and crash the app, or it messes up your whole phone. Every article, every time. I wish they'd scrap this and start over, because I love Cracked, so much.
Aside from the frequent unreadable articles, app-crashing glitches, and rampant ads, this app likes to use it's network permissions to cut off WiFi and force you to use your data plan, even when your WiFi connection is perfectly stable. Edit: It never fails, after each update, more and more of the articles are broken and unreadable. I'd estimate that less than 30% are still readable.
Great content. App keeps crashing other apps (music app and blue light filter app) Very infuriating. Fix this and I'll have zero complaints. Xiaomi Redmi 3X, MIUI 184.108.40.206 (Android 6.0.1)
Would love to read some of the articles on here, but reminded when I use it why I don't use it very often. Half the time the article gets blacked out by either incorrect coding or full page ads that aren't loading right. Given this has been an issue for over 2 years from reviews I've read on here, I'm not holding my breath on it being corrected.
The app (on my nexus 5 running lollipop) very frequently just freezes/stops responding. It forces my to go back to the home page and scroll all the way back down the article, only to freeze again. Other than that, perfectly fine
Minor bug fix.
Listen to app reading aloud web pages, PDF, DOC, TXT, EPUB and FB2 files, more.
E-book reader. Multi-format, highly customizable. Supports cloud synchronization