I think this app is great! My only suggestion would be to make it so when I touch a word during playback it reads that word and doesn't continue into the story until I press play. Sometimes I want to click the word and hear it while reading the definition but the playback continues forward so I have to keep clicking the word. A small inconvenience in an otherwise great app! If this could be changed I will change my 4 star rating to a 5 star rating!
High quality content (best in the market), sort of works offline (once you loaded the stories - official support would be nice), integrated flashcard system - perfect travel companion. But the subscriptions are very expensive... I hope more people will use it so price can go down!
Many good features, but the app leaves large gaps between the characters in unexpected places. This is a deal breaker for higher level learners. Any gaps between characters are very unhelpful. If this fault could be fixed, I would subscribe. The content is entertaining and the implementation is good in many other ways. Another useful feature would be the ability to export words to clipboard, so I can investigate them in another dictionary. Slide up the save, slide down to export to clipboard, would be good. Thanks for your reply and your suggestion of decreasing font size. That didn't make much difference unfortunately. I hope you can fix this in an update.
Best reading app with audio at the moment. But it needs more improvements. There are more and more innovative Chinese apps coming out and this app hasn't had any major improvements in almost two years since I found this app. First problem is that it is expensive but the discount helps. The UI is weird that I need to mark the article I read. I am not sure the logic behind this. Do i need to mark an email i read as read? It would be much better to add a count of the number of times i have read it. Other apps are starting to add useful statistics or already have this info. It would be great to have this.
Great variety of levels in reading, ability to turn the pinyin on and off and play audio from any starting point in the text. Great app! Only thing I wish they would add would be links to grammatical explanations for some phrases. Otherwise, interesting articles that pull from current events.
Awesome. Professional Audio, stories are interesting and level appropriate. Pinyin, characters, audio and translations make for a really good learning experience. It is a bit expensive, bit the free tier is enough for me to do what I need. If I were them, I would have lower priced tier, and work on distributing other works for sale in their format.
New in this version:
* A green checkmark in the lesson shows which lessons you have marked as read
* Open words in Hanping Chinese
* Fixed a critical crash in the word review
Please enjoy this new version!
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