This update 3/5
I guess Flipboard did need a little sprucing up, but this update is awful. The notification section for comments etc no longer shows the original article that you commented on... which... sometimes you need to go back and read the article before you reply to people.. idk. I use Flipboard everyday but I might have to stop and find something else because its becoming more trouble than it's worth. And I'm not a person who has difficulty with technology either to be clear. Fix this please :(
Bad update 1/5
This app used to be good. Laggy, glitchy, etc
Bad redesign 1/5
Old design was so much more functional. new animations feel so jagged and the app feels cramped
Used to really like this app.
With the latest update pictures inside news stories are cut off (can't see whole pic) and if there are multiple pics in a slide show they either don't show up or it is impossible to scroll through them.
Why do developers feel they have to change things?
Was by far the best out there until they broke the UI 1/5
I have been using FlipBoard for years and read most of my news through it.
The share experience was broken and then fixed last year so it remained my main news reader.
The latest update broke the main page and rendered it extremely frustrating to navigate.
I understand that most users want curated pages by topic while I prefer scrolling through my selected sources.
The challenges of the new UI are:
- if I want to scroll through my selected sources I have to go to a separate main page that take a a couple more swipes
- the new main page is just unresponsive, sidewise swipes are not registered properly, the page either snaps back or the swipe registers as a tap and I enter the topic I was swiping from.
Guys - fix the main page please....
Latest version a disappointment 1/5
I used to love this app but the most recent update brought unneeded and unnamed interface changes that have made it much less user-friendly and fun to use. I wouldn't mind if there was a way to revert but unfortunately there isn't.
Badly done indeed 1/5
Releasing 4.0.2 to reset negative app reviews? The 5-stars are the same as the prior versions... family and friends, I suppose. Because I still have to sign in Every. Single. Time. 4.0.1: Flipboard has always been my go-to app for news. It just gets me. Or so I always thought. This "update" is absolutely awful. And I usually embrace change - as a matter of fact, I thrive in change. But not bad change. And this is SO bad. My phone is literally too hot to hold while using this new Flipboard. It has drained my battery down to nothing while only being active for 13 minutes. Not only that, every time I launch the app, I have to sign in and choose my passions? Well, I'm pretty passionate about my dislike for this horror show of an update. Going to comb through my backups to find the previous version. I hope. 🙏🏻
Version 4 clunky disaster 1/5
This used to be a smooth and beautiful app. However, with the emergence of version 4 the app is more confusing and less intuitive. Swiping into one of the sections isn't smooth. Something about the bar constantly at the bottom of the screen makes me feel uncomfortable the whole time while scrolling.
Very bad after the recent update 1/5
The app interface is really slow and bad after the recent update happened this month. Looks like the app was resigned but this resulted in bad interface and very slow when compared to the old interface.
Please fix it.
A step backward 1/5
I loved flipboard and it has been my go to news app for years. The latest update is a step backwards.
The new system is harder to use and stays less up to date. I run out of content quicker, and it does a worse job giving me news I care about.
I've spent a fair bit of time adding and deleting news feeds (more time then when I originally set things up), and I just find I'm spending far less time using flipboard then I was before this last big update. That can't be the intent.
Bummer. I used to love this app.
I still miss Zite... 2/5
I download a host of news apps every six months or so, still looking for one as good as long-departed Zite (acquired by flipboard).
This is as good as it gets now which is pretty lousy. I just stick with apple news which works but doesn't really let you explore outside the main sources. If the Flipboard developers are listening: (1) please let us turn off the flipping. I get it, that's your schlick, to us users it's annoying. This has been a principal complaint for two years since I've tried to use this program. (2) STOP with the auto play videos from the home pages. Distracting and useless. (3) if you ever dust the old Zite code off the shelf, name your price, I'll pay it to have that program back.
This is the sixth or seventh time I've downloaded and discarded this app. I'm sure I'll try it again in another six months, and if they still haven't changed it, I'll quickly throw it away again.
Thank God I kept my old Version 1/5
Hey Stop deleting the real reviews and posting all these fake staff written reviews. The new app is terrible!!!!!!! Flipboard became my all time favorite news feed after years of trying dozens. What made it great was the speed of sharing and navigation. I could save stuff and share to several magazines so fast. The new version's interface slows you down, asks if you want to add comments on every save, sends to yo a list if your magazines instead if a quick grid. Look Flipboard, I want to save to a magazine in 1 or 2 seconds, not 5 or 6. It may sound trivial but when you share 50-75 articles a day it adds up. Fix it or once again it's time to find a new service.
Another great App went down. 1/5
I have now removed this App.
Is you haven't updated don't .
It will destroy your settings & configurations. Full screen pop up's.
I can see that is consuming a lot more data & the experience now is super slow .
Looking for the replacement .
At the moment if I see anything interesting I simply open it on safari where I have two pop up blockers .
Semi satisfied 4/5
It would be nice but I have more than 5 interests. I wish we could have more than that.
New format 1/5
Your new format is useless , do not like the layout or trying to finding interesting sites. Just go through to see what is interesting the site as for as I am concerned is worth trashing.
With every update the Flipboard team manages to make the app worse, both in terms of functionality, design, and buggyness. This last update is the final straw because it took what was once a great app into a frustrating experience. Deleted the app and went back to Apple news
New update 1/5
Can't stand the new UI
Why does it automatically default to cover stories?? .
Very irritating and turns me off of the app
I like the new look, even though there was no need for a change. You have to get use to it. I wish the iphone version would flip like the ipad version. Other than that, it works fine.
Flipboard cannibalized my beloved Zite ages ago, and has offered a vastly inferior product ever since. It took months to remove all traces of the Kardashians from my feed (having already successfully done so in Zite), and it never could figure out that I don't want to read about politics. I use apps like this to shut off, and to lower my blood pressure. I'm already well informed about the political morass my country is in without having my quiet time wrecked.
Flipboard's shocking inability to perform a simple task like blocking specific topics or keywords from showing up in your news feed is either ineptness, or utter contempt for their users. Either way, the devs' ignorance of a blatant, fatal flaw in their app is baffling. I must have thumbs-downed thousands of articles about our demon-in-chief, and they still pop up multiple times in a session. So I found a new app that actually listens to me, and this one is going into the scrap pile. Bye.
Getting too complicated 1/5
By Just another M
Getting too complicated just to read current news
Hard and confusing 1/5
This last update is a mess. Things are out of order and looks like a random magazine. No sense. Moving to Apple News.
Please see other crap reviews for the new update. I'm considering a different news app.
Auto start videos are unacceptable 1/5
I've deleted your app.
Old version was so much better 1/5
This app worked fine before 4.0. I feel like they changed it just to change it...and it looks pretty, but is functionally a mess. I am not a fan of the new UI. It is hard to navigate and difficult to read. Plus, there are a lot of lag issues with the new animations.
Sadly, no matter how much we tell them these things, they will not listen...they will not go back to the old version because the new version is the direction of their app. To revert would throw away months of work (even though they should). All I can hope for is a change to bring back older workflows...maybe another change for change's sake.
Also, sometimes I get the feeling like these app companies release a minor "Bug Fix" release just to clear out their most recent star rating...because 4.0 and 4.01 were all averaging 2 stars with a very high amount of negative reviews.
Blogs, Not News 1/5
There are way too many blog sources in the news sections, and questionable sources abound. The World News is a complete joke. I mute more sources than I read every day. It's like unfollowing and hiding posts on facebook: it's what I spend most time doing on Flipboard these days. It's becoming Flopboard more and more.
Was great annoying red banner now 3/5
The red banner that sticks around far to long after a like or add to magazine... that needs Togo away and fast.
New UX is total garbage 1/5
Really bummed by this new Flipboard. Still the same tons of ads, but now, relevance to my defined interests is at an all time low. In my "Nintendo" page, I got the following three news articles in sequence: GMC automotive, Cam'ron the rapper, and Call of Duty. There's only so many times I can filter results as non-relevant before I give up and accept that nothing is being done with my input. I went through around two dozen pages/flips, and maybe three were Nintendo-related. Time to go back to Apple's News app. Also, why do you need to swipe from edge to edge to change categories? Why not just a directional flick?
New features not on iPad? 1/5
It seems the new features aren't on iPad. I rarely use Flipboard on my iPhone. I seem to remember Flipboard bringing features only the the iPhone before. Why?
This version is still very buggy. If I tap to delete a magazine it brings up a window to email an invite instead.
I created a "smart magazine" on my iPhone. That was a mistake. Now my cover stories section is filled with dreck and I have to play whack-a-mole to get rid of articles I don't want. So much for learning my preferences and showing me what I want!
The customization is really a joke. No matter how many times I ask it to show me less about cricket, I still get cricket articles.
I should just stick to Apple News and forget Flipboard. It's just gotten worse and worse!
Zite was so much better! When they bought Zite, they should have ditched their crappy app and went with Zite. At least Zite listened when you said you didn't want to see something.
Put the fun back in flip 1/5
You've neutered your fun service with the latest update. I'm sorry to see you go, goodbye.
Hate it! 1/5
What's with these "improving" apps that aren't broken? Every update is a step backwards. BRING BACK THE TILES. The new app is no where as efficient as the old.
FlipTastic!! Loving Flipboard again! 5/5
Feb. 10 update: With today's update, Flipboard reaches perfection! I can flip to see all my chosen magazines, view the magazine's article headlines at a glance, then click to read, all amazingly fast. Flipboard, thank you!
2017 (intermediate) update: Flipboard is back to the format I loved. I can easily select from topic lists all the (professional & international) magazines and websites I wish to follow. No more messy integration with users' amateur-created "magazines". I can go straight to Vogue USA, Harper's Bazaar, etc., etc. and browse. Thanks Flipboard!
No Audio on Flipboard 3/5
This is one of my favorite apps period! My only issue is no audio when using on my iPad Air 2. It's been this way for quite some time. I patiently wait for updates thinking the issue will be resolved but no luck yet as of 2-18-17. I keep my iPad IOS current so hopefully someone will fix it soon.
By Manuelle Olson
I see, this is good upgrade but it's laggy!!!
Highly recommend!! It's what I've been needing in my life. 5/5
By G Bear 75
This app is my number 1 go to app. Everything I follow and enjoy reading is here. The ease of flipping through the pages is so smooth. It's a one stop app for everything. I have now deleted all of the multiple apps I once used before as Flipboard covers it all. I tell it what I want to see and that's what it shows me. I will continue to recommend this app to all of my family and friends.
To the Flipboard team: awesome job!!
Love the latest update. Thank you for simplifying my life.
Love it... 5/5
Flipboard has always been an amazing reading experience. I have it installed on pretty much every device I own and use it everyday. As others have mentioned, I do wish the speed content was delivered and the refresh rate were a little faster. The prediction engine needs a bit of work as well, but all in all this is a great app with a great foundation.
Developers are updating this app just to write fake "good" reviews 1/5
By Paps Van Winkle
This app is awful. All the reviews that have 5 stars are fake reviews by the staff.
If you notice, they deleted all the 100s of negative reviews from this update so all you see is the fake "good" ones.
This app was perfect two versions ago.
New version is a step backward 2/5
Videos auto play.
Videos and pictures not sized correctly.
Not as many small thumbnails.
Great app! 5/5
Use this app everyday. Would highly recommend it to anyone!
Flipboard is now MS Zun_e 1/5
By Steeeeeev H
Flipboard 4.0 looks like the MS Zun_e interface. More clunky and less intuitive, unfortunately.
And why can't you refresh all your content anymore?
This USED to be my go to news app 1/5
The big update recently turned an awesome app into something that performs unpredictably, is more cumbersome to use, but doesn't provide any inherent benefit. I'm afraid the developers lost their way on this one. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Enjoying the new update 5/5
By Mr Mazz
Getting great stories in this new version!
The lasted update really turned this online magazine into something great.
It's my most used app and my biggest source for news and entertainment
Bring back the old version 2/5
Extra steps to save articles. Hard to navigate
See my review on 4.0. And 4.0.1 4.02 fixed nothing
Great update 5/5
The new Flipboard gets me to articles I care about fast. And the app design looks awesome.
Love Flipboard 5/5
I just love Flipboard. The new app is beautiful and makes it so easy for me to get to my interests. Keep it up!
It took more than a year to get an update 3/5
Added one star for the dev team's deigning update its app after more than a year. Let's hope this update indicates rediscovered concern for end users. Next thing passing for improvement due in 2020.
Pretty looking, performance lacking. UI & customization but unreliable
Pulling from sources is poor. Many new sources are missing.
UI is disastrous. Links fail more often than work.
Drag and drop reordering is nice touch and well done.
Weak method for selecting and excluding sources.
Can't link to articles reliably. As often as not, you'll have to make 4 attempts to read an article, having to resort to an external browser instead of reading from within the app.
Last update is ugly 1/5
New version is awful and confusing 1/5
Perfect botch job of an app that was great.
I used to love Flipboard, but after the latest update it's not the same.
The UI is BAD!!
It's so buggy that flipping defeat it's purpose.
The previous version was so easy to use.
Guys you need to wake up and go back to the drawing board.