Review from Kimberley D
Stunning A beautiful, fast and easy-to-use app to explore the best of the best on DeviantArt. UI is intuitive and the new rebranding is effective and eye-catching. Amazing work by the DeviantArt team!
Something is going on with this app. It opens another window that my phone thinks is a pdf and then asks to have access to my phone. It's not a part of DA and this has only happened for 1mo now every time I sign on. After I exit this weird new window DA says I'm not connected to the internet...which does not make any sense to me because I have a strong 4G connection. If it wouldn't do this I would recommend it. It's a really nice way to view art and I check it daily.
First of all, the app doesn't have the "edit" feature which is awful! Why would you release a version without this feature since its a huge part of every content sharing platforms. Second of all, for the past 2 weeks after tapping "submit" the app acts like it submitted something but when I check the gallery the images don't appear, not even after 2 weeks. dA, please, make a good app like instagram to make it much easier to communicate in comment sections and etc.
Please add an option (preferably with sideswipe) that removes a deviation from the notifications view on the DA page so people wouldn't have to go through a web browser, view them all again and manually delete them. And add a save option for all deviations god's sake. I can't see what you might possibly be achieving by the lack of it. It's not like there are no 20 other ways to view your site more efficient than your app. At least make the experience of your app useful and comfortable, not crippled.
Its almost a great app. I honestly cant imagine how almost all the complex features of the desktop version has been incorporated into the mobile version. Very nice. Great layout too. My only issue is the sudden log out. I kinda expect it to be like any other social apps that wouldn't actually log you out just bec you close it. Is that a glitch? Also, hopefully the journals will be mobile compatible soon. And lastly, I hope the feature to make groups out of your watch list will be added soon too. Regardless, still a nice app. Good job dA.
It's a very well made and easily navigable mobile alternative to the website, and it loads much faster than my browser app. My main issue, however, is that I have to CONSTANTLY log back in and it's extremely annoying. There should be an option to stay logged in, even after you leave the app. I also can't seem to find my polls anywhere.
I wish we could edit our profiles, folders, and captions in the mobile app. Also seems to favor digital artists, especially for contests that are put out. For a lot of the art I like, I'd rather check out some of the instagram art pages. I use it mostly to post my art though, which is cool except for I posted one drawing on instagram and got noticed more there in 2 days than my entire year on this app with multiple pieces. And last, being able to upload from Google drive and one drive instead of only the phones gallery. Some people don't keep all their photos on the phones hard drive to save memory.
* Minor crash fixes