Good idea, poor execution 2/5
By Fibba Nache
App itself is pretty good but forces me to work in portrait mode only. Annoying. Also, make it more social. I would like to interact with some really mis-informed users and learn from others.
Great concept. Needs work. Worth a try. 3/5
Excellent concept for political engagement. Seems like only a select few bills come up for discussion but that is to be expected. Commenting is extremely civil by today's standards. Would like to be able to see vote totals to see where the community consensus stands. And fewer notifications would be welcome.
The Concept is GREAT! 2/5
I still love the concept, but I'm downgrading Countable again. They say they are unbiased, but there's plenty of evidence to prove otherwise. They lean so far left, I'm getting a crick in my neck (figuratively speaking). I can ignore all the liberal opinions that get posted, but it's extremely irritating how Countable tries to sway people's "votes" on a bill by the way they word their introduction to the bill! And then they publish a blog piece, the sole purpose of which appears to be to serve as a showcase for all of their liberal groupies/snowflakes. To BE unbiased, you must ACT unbiased. As much as I like the concept behind this app, Countable fails to ACT unbiased!
This app was recently updated, and I can't honestly say that I like the changes that were made. I've given the Countable team lots of feedback, and nothing I hoped to see in this new version was included. I'm very disappointed! Moreover, I think the app has even more bugs in it now than the previous version had! I've downgraded it to 3 stars. If they ever get the bugs out, I'll update my review and give them more stars!
I really, really like this app a lot! It's still pretty buggy, but all in all it's a great platform for learning about bills in Congress and political shenanigans in and outside of Congress! I like being able to voice my opinions on issues this nation is grappling with, and believe it or not, I even enjoy reading the opinions of people who disagree with me. There's no moderator interference, but since we can't respond DIRECTLY to someone's comment, there are no flame wars.
Occasionally, someone will couch their opinion in insulting and/or vulgar language, but hey, that's freedom of speech for you! I'm free to not endorse any offensive comments! What a world! LOL! Followers and endorsements earn you "influence" points.
I don't know if any politicians pay attention to what we post, or if they do, whether they attach any importance to what we say. But if I can have a positive influence on some of my fellow Americans, and help them to see, perhaps, a different way of looking at a problem, well, that would be a great accomplishment for me. I might be able to change a mind, just as some have occasionally changed MY mind.
It would be WONDERFUL if politicians WOULD pay attention to our opinions! Oh, I know we can get their attention in other ways, but if they're NOT following Countable, they're missing some valuable input from We the People!
I hope the developer(s) of this app eventually get all the bugs out! In the meantime, I urge the rest of you to hop on the bandwagon and start adding your two cents on the issues that matter to you!
Easy way to monitor Congress 4/5
Downgraded to 4 stars since the upgrade removed our vote counts in the app.
Great app for sharing concerns with your congress people, although if they are like mine they won't listen anyway. It connects you several ways to them and you can see how they voted to serve their own interests. I'm still trying though.
Excellent political app. . 5/5
Seems to present a balanced interpretation for yay or nay. Hope it continues to be meticulously unbiased
Poor Customer Service 2/5
This is a great app but after ignoring three requests to give me the correct congressional representative, the support team has not made the grade. This glitch is compromising a key function of the app, so I can't say it's working for me!
Too much unbalance 1/5
The thing is filled with leftists. Seems to be geared too far left.
Less than I expected 2/5
By Another JR
I thought it would make it easier to see which was my reps. voted, or how they planned to vote. It really doesn't so I'm not sure what the point is. They also took away the links to the reps websites, which is just stupid in addition to being annoying and counterproductive.
Highly Recommended App 5/5
By da main event
This app is a great way to stay involved and aware of what the elected leaders are doing.
Love this app! 5/5
Keeps you up to date on all political issues and answers that question "how do I contact my Congressman (or woman)?"
For all you poli-nerds 5/5
Great way to track legislation and to join the debate. Been waiting for something like this for a long time.
What exactly are you sending to my reps? 1/5
Your app sends letters to my reps, but when I get a reply they say thank you for opposing something I don't oppose! I need to see a copy of any correspondence between your app and my reps. Until then I need my account deleted F never send another email or letter on y behalf.
Share this with others. 5/5
By lonnie martin
This a works great on old iPad 2 running iOS 9. It's quick, brief, informative, and has an intuitive interface. I've heard back from my representatives using the app. The turn off I was expecting was citizens leaving manifestos / detribes on the comment pages. It's NOT happening. I'm recommending this one to friends / co workers. It's a keeper!
Keep it coming 5/5
This app is perfectly poised to bring transparency to our government. Please add local representatives and actions at the city/county/district level.
App Needs To Rotate Between Vertical and Horizontal 5/5
This app is awesome and would be spectacular if it rotates. Those of us using a keyboard must manually rotate our iPad to see your posting and then type on our keyboards.
Can you fix this problem?
This should be a simple fix. What is taking so long?
Lame Liberal App 1/5
Supposed to be an app to help you connect on the issues. The writers are so disrespectful to our President and the writing leans so far left my iPad turns sideways. Great for liberals who live for writing snarky quips. Have some respect for our President if you expect most of the country to use your app. it's President Trump.
I share this like a gift with all my friends! 5/5
By Politically Awake
This app is fantastic. I love the civility in forums. It is a breath of fresh air to hear divergent opinions without all the hair pulling and meanie-pantness.
Needs Work 4/5
Though I have enjoyed the ease with which this app allows me to track Congressional bills and my representatives' votes, and reach out to D.C., I wish there was a way to easily see what bills I've "voted" on, how I voted, and any comments I've made. Maybe there is and I just can't find it.
Big step in the long journey to improve politics 4/5
I'm so glad this is doing something to improve the way we communicate with our elected representatives and community.
Improvements should be made to the comments section to allow edits after submission, and a direct feedback option to report problems and suggestions would be great. Currently, the "feedback" tab takes you to a FAQ, which is not the same thing.
my favorite app 4/5
a few suggestions, it would be great if for each piece of legislation, it listed the Members who voted yay/nay/missed the vote. additionally, I'd love if when searching a Member of Congress, it listed the most recent legislation first and how they voted, not only co-sponsored (ie a more comprehensive voting record). more info on members in general would be great. these additions would make this app the most comprehensive informational tool for all things in Congress! i love it so much already and thank you!
Great app (revised review, down 1 star) 4/5
By Steven Ledingham
Please add adjustable font sizing on iPhone via settings. It works on other apps, why not yours? This is the only reason I reduced the rating from 5 stars to 4. Otherwise a great app that I use daily and recommend. Very well put together.
A chance to actually voice you opinion on issues as well as actually see what your representative as voting on. It's outstanding. Highly recommended!
I have been using this application for many months, it is outstanding. Sadly I don't think our representatives are really listening to the needs and voices of millions of its users. It will be interesting to see how our representatives votes reflect the will of the people after a year.
I encourage everyone to download and use this application on your phones and tablets.
Used to be great, now just good. 3/5
This app is a wonderful tool for keeping tabs on everything that is happening in Washington DC. However, with the latest release a feature has been done away with that let you see the total Countable user yay or nay vote count. I believe this feature is central to understanding the political psyche of America. Nobody has time to sum up all of the opinions, so developers you need to bring back the vote count!
Love this - it's the easiest way to stay up-to-date on the pros and cons of the latest proposed bills and how my reps voted - free too - can't beat it!
Best Political App Ever! 5/5
I've been using Countable for several weeks now, and I've got to say that it is the best political app I've ever seen. It keeps track of legislation going through Congress and other political news, and lets you know how your representatives vote on stuff. It also allows you to vote on issues coming before Congress, and allows you to voice your opinion to your elected officials. Who knows if they pay any attention at all to it, but if enough people start using it, they will have to. I highly recommend this not just to political nerds like myself, but to everyone who wants to keep track of what is being legislated and how your legislators vote. This app could be a real game changer if enough voters use it.
Not for conservatives 1/5
While the content itself in this app does not lean one way or another the commentary from everyone else is very liberal leaning. Not a very welcoming place for a conservative
Not good 1/5
A lot of repeat responses with different names with the same exact text mistakes and all many misleading headlines. If you are looking for half truths and false information then it is a good app other than that it has a good concept
Awesome and empowering! 5/5
This app is amazing!! I'm so glad that someone finally came up with a simple, user friendly, and mobile way to check up on what your government is doing and then let them know what you think. And from what I can tell this far it seems fair and unbiased in its content. This could be one of the most powerful platforms for nurturing and informed public that can force change. After all, supposedly these politicians work for us. We should be supervising and evaluating them regularly and getting rid of those who aren't doing their job. Thank you! Thank you!!
Good App to stay politically engaged 4/5
I would have given five stars if the app's moderators wouldn't remove my comments for no reason other than they disagree with my opinion.
4.0 is Great 5/5
Nice improvements Countable. At this rate D.C. State and local governments will be overwhelmed in no time and will be forced to listen!
I like it. 5/5
I use this app often. I really like it. It's very informative. I like that you can leave a comment for your representative and sometimes they send emails back which I think is very cool, since it shows that they actually received my comment. I would download this app.
Awesome App 5/5
Great idea! Keeps you informed. It allows you to have a say in what happens to our great country
Mostly great app 5/5
Yeah the app has some bugs (logs you out or randomly quits) but it's a great comprehensive tool for finding out what's going on in the legislature. I like that you see other people's opinions, they usually provide insight into opposing views or affirm what you already suspected. The description of bills is a great simplified way to understand what's happening. I will say though, sometimes the headlines to bills are a little misleading. Like "Bill to give EPA 20 million in funding" oh that sounds great! Until you realize that's a 70% cut from the last session. That's just a hypothetical, but I've seen people easily misinterpret a headline and vote against their interest (their comment is for funding EPA but they voted for a bill that would cut it because they didn't realize it was a cut) I think this is more of a problem for older people who may have trouble navigating apps in general and finding the in depth summaries of the bill. Other than that, no complaints. I'm eager for them to come out with the app for the Texas state legislature.
What citizens need 5/5
By Comedians Galore
A great way to hold your representatives acCOUNTABLE. Instead of hearing second head through reactive partisan base news, you get a straight feed on bills as they pass through. Can't recommend this enough.
This App Has Real Potential! 5/5
The new updated interface seems to have consolidated the scope down to getting information and acting on it!
Great App for those who want to become more involved with politics!
Easiest way to call, email and video your lawmakers 5/5
Simply the best way to stay informed and get involved in the process. Everyone needs to have this app. It should be automatically loaded on everyone's phones and their start page on their browsers. What's more important than knowing what our elected officials are doing and giving them our input?
A different twist on news 5/5
This app is by far my favorite way to get news from the hill.
It's not just about Election Day. 5/5
Countable is the easiest and best way to understand what's going on in Congress. I've learned more about what my reps are up to from this app than any civics class ever taught me.
Great New Design! 5/5
By XXAndrew PXX
I love this update! Streamlines what's important. Thank you! My friend referred me to this app and said it was a great way to start informed and participate in your government. Thank you for providing this service, especially for free!
Here's the future of civic engagement 5/5
By Michael Brodsky
Really love this app! It facilitates such meaningful engagement with the political process and really helps inform our legislative discourse. Has seamless UX/UI and wonderful bill summaries too. Can't wait for more features to be rolled out!
Makes it easier 4/5
Makes it much easier to find out about bills, when they will be voted on, and contacting your reps. Not perfect but pretty good.
Helps you keep up with all the political mess happening today and easily contact your senators when they vote.
Not certain if the senate and house members bother to review this however if they do, it's a great app to voice our opinions rather than have the reps always decide!
Also, link up Twitter & other forms of social media. Excellent method of calling people to action since many senators act untouchable like SpeakerRyan himself.
Love the app 5/5
By Creative Cakes
I'm not the most politically savvy person. This app helps he stay up to date on what's going on in congress from one day to the next. I can read the facts, make an informed decision, add my two cents, then vote or contact my rep. Very convenient.
Fantastic App 5/5
By Artist drake
I love Countable; it allows me to easily see what Congress will be voting on each week, contact all of them and review how they vote. Excellent.
Keeps me up to do on what's going on 5/5
Keeps me up to do on what's going on
Great Activist App 5/5
I love this app. It keeps me informed of each bill coming up~gives me a chance to read others opinions~read the actual bill~see who sponsors the bill~and finally....the best. I can write a message to my representatives and the app sends it out to ALL of them in one fell swoop. Highly recommend...just wish it would flip to landscape view.
App is broken 1/5
I cannot create an account or sign in. Their website cannot be accessed because their certificate has expired.
Very useful, especially now, but... 4/5
It would be nice if local ordinances were limited to the areas the user actually has influence in. I don't live in San Francisco, but that's the newest "local" area I can get.
Too much negativity. 1/5
I object to every single user of this app telling their representatives to vote "no" on everything given to them. STOP WHINING, PEOPLE!!!!!
Great and easy to use 5/5
Perfect for shy people who don't feel comfortable calling or people who work and can't call during the day! Intuitive and easy to use!