It's a great way to browse through articles, as well as share and explore them. I wish the sharing and follow functions were a bit more robust. There are times when i forget what direction swipes i need to perform to turn the page or advance to the next article but the opposite direction swipe easily remedies such mistakes. Perhaps an unobtrusive navigation reminder might prove useful, though, for those of us with such memory issues. 😁
The app crashes often. The daily email links won't open in the app. Certain news sources have a read limit without a subscription, but don't warn you until you open an article. There are many other little frustrations, but too many to list. Could be a great app. Instead it's an occasional time killer.
Updated for 2018. Still no fixes to problems and issues. Might be newer, but it has the same old bugs. No idea what they are supposedly fixing, because it's the same existing problems. Crashes while reading; while turning a page; or even while doing nothing at all. If you close and article and reopen it, it reloads the article. There doesn't appear to be any kind of caching going on. And forget landscape if you're on a phone. After all who needs to read in landscape made if you're not on a tablet. Best of all - if you start disliking types of articles - you'll keep getting them from more and more obscure sources.
OK, my previous review got unnecessarily angry (sorry). Still, an actual scrollable/flippy home screen widget seems to be long overdue. Dark/night theme would be nice; as would be a "view on web by default" setting for sources that have for some reason scrambled their "as article" view. Btw, the self-updating, aggregated, rss-compliable personal magazines are just awesome; thank you for the brilliant way of organizing and reading online news. Keep up the good work!
Malware infected. A couple of times now i have been browsing articles on Flipboard and without doing anything it pops up a phishing advert telling me my phone (it knows the model) is infected with viruses and to please click on the link to install a fix. Classy!
Useless permanent app my phone, can't be uninstalled. Also highly annoying that it opens with a swipe from the home screen. It's a bad idea anyways to allow people to curate their own newsfeeds. It contributes to the hatred and divisiveness in our country by allowing them to shield themselves from differing opinions and viewpoints (building themselves an "echo chamber").
-Bug fixes and performance improvements.
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