Flickering issue 2/5
I've been using Flipboard for a long time and the latest update is the first issue I've ever had. Every time I flip a page it flickers. It's very annoying.
Fixing something that wasn’t broken 1/5
This is another example of a company taking a perfectly fine app and ruining it. Here’s what I don’t like.
The news articles seem to be just “tossed” on the page. They look disorganized and the entire layout is cluttered. And the ads? They are intrusive and get in the way of reading an article. I realize that ads are required, and I don’t have a problem with that. Please tame them just a little.
I really don’t understand why the company felt the need to make these changes. I’m so disappointed!
Crash on typing comma or punctuation 1/5
When typing comments, it is too easy to crash. Type a word which causes a space to be inserted, then type a comma, text editor would try to backspace and then it crashes. Type backspace manually first and then a comma works. Same for other punctuation.
Places irrelevant news stories in feeds..multiple repeats of the same stories... sad.
Too much advertising 2/5
With the latest update the amount of ads increased exponentially. I’m about to uninstall this app.
Battery hog 3/5
This app is killing my battery.
Update (ios 11): bumped the rating 1 start. You were quick to add adequate support for smart invert. Please keep the improvements coming.
Love Flipboard thanks for a great product. Lately the ads are becoming more aggressive and more frequent please dial it back it’s ruining the experience. I realize revenue from ads is important, Flipboard always has done a good job of balancing that with the readers experience....until lately. Thanks for your time and consideration.
Crashes on launch 1/5
iOS 10, iPhone 7
Slow not loading etc 2/5
Flipboard is very slow to load stories, sometimes doesn't even load them, gives errors when you try to create new magazine, select topics, making it almost impossible to enjoy. After reading one or two articles, you are basically done for. Sad.
This app has gone to crap! 1/5
Am I being investigated? Every single time I attempt to leave a comment to an article, the app immediately shuts down. I've reinstalled the app several times and it's the same issue.
Removed In-App Font settings 2/5
Why did you tie font settings to the accessibility settings in iOS?
You've rendered this app mostly useless. I won’t be using anymore.
Excellent Application 5/5
At first the app was a little slow on startup, but it now seems to be functioning perfectly. Great app, no complaints!
Need fixing 2/5
I wish flip board would bring back the bar at the top of the screen. I constantly have to exit the app to check the time or to see how much charge my battery is at. I get that you want to make a more “enriching” or more “ immersive” experience. But it’s annoying, and now with the latest update the default board is “for you” and I don’t like that. I want to see the news and what’s happening not what flip board servers have decided what I might be interested in. Use to love this app now it’s just going down hill fast.
Smart invert 3/5
Does not work when browsing in article
They don’t support iPad-specific iOS 11 features 3/5
like split screen multitasking (which has been available for years) and dock support, and their support they told me that they don’t plan to.
But this app is fine on the iPhone.
Print readability 5/5
Lately, a lot of articles are printed with a light gray typeface on a lighter background in a small typeface. I am 81years old wearing glasses and I find it almost impossible to read many articles. Can this be corrected in some way. The advertisements are never printed this way.
The old Zite was so much better 2/5
This app is frustrating and confusing. Can't get to stories easily. Content great, app is NOT
Good news app but battery consumer 4/5
Highly intuitive user friendly interface. However, I find that it hits the battery life disproportionately.
Switching to Apple News... 1/5
Have used this app since its rocky first few months. Almost quit when a login was required to actually use a program that for years didn't need it. But the final straw has broken this users ability to justify using this app. For years I could read news with minimal to no ads. Today, every single article has dozens of ads that take considerable time and data to load. Trying to zoom in on just the text causes the ads to expand over the text. It's a shame Flipboard no longer has the ability to enforce the standard it itself had set.
Goodbye Flipboard. You served me well for many years. It's a shame you compromised your own design criteria.
Fanastic but when's the update coming? 4/5
I really really enjoy Flipboard!
However, I also use the Android version, which has added several great new features, like smart magazines, and updated UI. When will the iOS app get these new features?
It's getting to the point where I don't even bother with Flipboard on my iPad and just use it on my Pixel instead.
Thanks, still a great app even without the Android version features.
It's ok 3/5
I like to have multiple news aggregators, and flipboard was one, I had to delete bc I would articles for items that aren't related to my feed. For example, rally car stuff for iPhone channel. I would then go ahead and delete bc it shouldn't be in my feed, and would still get other dumb, unrelated things. Will use Feedly solely.
Not better than apple news 2/5
I downloaded this hoping for something better than apple news. This wasn't it. Three tiles at first and then you have to scroll one at a time? No thanks. The subjects weren't very easy to narrow down and it ended up being basically the same things as apple news but harder to select a story. Deleted after a week.
Revised review 3/5
I really like Flipboard. However, am still frustrated how I often get sent back to the beginning of my feed.
Back to basics. 5/5
Took them a while but they finally went back to a better design that improves upon the experience.
They've also addressed the lack of point of view balance on their sources. It's not perfect but it's good enough for now.
A big thank you to the Flipboard team for listening.
---Old March 2017 review---
Maybe I'm being harsh docking 2 stars but I'm tired of opening my favorite apps and finding a new redesign that adds no value, does stupid stuff like forcing autoplay on videos or holds you hostage until you go through a tutorial and/or forces you to make selections you are not interested in. This version is better and fixes some of the gripes I had with the original version 4 including the “holding you hostage” part and does feels more responsive.
However it still has the problem of pushing a narrative bubble that skews heavily to one side of the political spectrum. After the surprise (at least to me) that was Nov 2016 I stopped trusting Flipboard's "Trusted Sources" because they were either thoroughly incompetent during the election cycle, or worse they were being untruthful on purpose. I still read them along with others I’ve picked up to balance the narrative, but calling them “trusted” and pushing them on people is a step too far for me.
Flipboard has been my most used app for 7 years, but with every update it seems to be getting farther away from what I loved about it. When updates bring you aggravation instead of joy it’s time to move on. For the moment I’ll continue to use Flipboard, but this version finally pushed me to start looking for a replacement.
Invasive ad 1/5
This newest update for iPhone is so buggy, it's unusable. I can't no longer access to my own following categories, it would allow me to move the icons around, by not allow me to enter the content. Please fix it
Bring back Zite 1/5
Clipboard is hard to navigate and content not as good as Zite, please return Zite. Too many intrusive ads!
Love the app but.... 3/5
It needs an ad blocker. Too many of the stories have disruptive ads, ads that don't allow you to bypass them, stories that require you to subscribe to the website before reading the story, etc. The app is super convenient but (like Facebook) some of the links are a poor user experience.
Saved articles / bookmarks missing 2/5
By Cornhole jury
Newer versions deleted all of my bookmarked/read later articles. About 2 years worth.
Controlled by liberals and left wing 4/5
I have to block monthly the liberal articles Flipboard constantly adds to the conservative feed. I should not be asked constantly if I want to unblock stupid liberal articles. If they don't like Trump that's their butt hurt view not mine. I should not have to constantly block the same stupid publications and then Flipboard slip them back in. Flipboard had gotten better and i look at it every few hours or sooner.
New version is absolutely no good 1/5
Still broken after all the fixes since the new UI came out. Often the tiles will go unresponsive, requiring many tab switches to "reactivate". The "less like this" by subject still seem to have very little effect unless you mute things by site, which isn't always feasible. To top it all off, channels would randomly have no content at all. Or only a couple of articles... Really not a fan of the update app.
Everything all in one place 5/5
The best of the news and topics of interest in one app. Simple to customize, simple to use, and fast. Updates automatically and access to news is outstanding.
Love it! 5/5
By Tranquil Spirit
I love the variety of news and the capability of saving to folders when I think I may want to re read an article
Best news app out there 5/5
Awesome. So visually appealing. Huge variety of sources is great because u don't get one agency's bias/point of view. Love flipping it! Closest thing I can get to the enjoyment of reading the tangible newspaper
One app and all interested news 5/5
Clipboard is one app that I have been using for years. I visit this app every day and know current affairs of my interest. Love it and recommend to all.
Best news source 5/5
Over time, this has taken a place right alongside my paid WSJ and NYT apps, and it is free to boot.
Getting smarter... 5/5
It is doing a better job of learning what I like and do not like - good improvements!
My primary news source for 4 years 5/5
Flipboard is great and very reliable. The creation of personalized "magazines" is easy and I regularly find myself referring back to articles I've read and tagged. Only real downside is that a some of sources are pay wall, but it seems to reset from time to time so for instance I might be blocked on Wall Street Journal one day but a week or so later, I can read it. Another thing I really like is how many independent sources there are, so you can really mix it up. I have all sorts of stuff from electric propulsion, to astronomy, to woodworking, to investing in AI.
Flipboard is my only source of digital news. Completely amazing!
Favorite news app 5/5
This is my #1 news app. Just the right blend and nothing I don't want
By Liam Tiger
Flipboard is a great way to consume news!
My "go to" news app 4/5
Great App 5/5
I enjoy the customization available in this App.
3.5 Pretty good 3/5
I Migrated from zite. Upset at first but now it's my morning go to. A bit frustrating that some content is limited (i.e. Ny times), and some sites won't let you copy and paste (for recipes). I would think their advertising would pay for that??
But on the whole, very happy.
The best educational medium 5/5
Use it everyday for self improvement, news and sports and Flipboard never once let me down
My favorite news app!
Awesome app 5/5
I use it daily to see articles on topics I care about.
The Best Ever 5/5
Simply put. I love this app. It allows me to remain abreast to the world.
Love it 5/5
My go for interesting news and information.
I love this app I've been using it since 2015