Lean way to far to the left. Not fair and balanced. Too many opinions instead of facts.
Zite Rocked, Flipboard Flops - Please bring back Zite! 1/5
By Spiffy McDuffster
Flopboard is a ZERO star app. The Zite app was perfect. Bring Zite back!!!
This is just an opinion, but statistics suggest FLOPBOARD uses sock puppets to falsely boost Flopboard's rating. Also the App Store Editor comments seem to be faked. Apple must stop this.
Zite was 10 stars, but Flopboard is ZERO Stars. Zite allowed a user to quickly refine their feed algorithm and avoid the trite, cutesy, trendy dribble that Flopboard thinks is hip.
Flopboard nearly useless in comparison to Zite, which Flipboard bought and killed. Zite clearly was the superior product and was perfectly suited to many people's needs. Since Flopboard did not know how to compete with a good product, they bought it and killed it, to reduce the competition. Flopboard really is an advertising site pretending to be a news aggregator. What an insult to the reader! Obviously, they killed the wrong app.
Flopboard is nonintuitive and unresponsive in comparison to Zite (a rare gem). Flopboard is forever stuck with a clunky and confusing interface, because it put its gimmicky approach in its app name and can't admit it missed the mark! Sorry, but Flopboard's cheap trick of "flipping boards" simply gets in the way of a good reading experience.
Worse yet, Flopboard also shoves trashy, out-of-date content onto the user, which shows its profound bias. Not everybody wants that junk pushed in front of their eyes.
Actually, I would pay money to the original Zite developers if they would bring the excellent Zite back.
The recent update is frustrating to use 2/5
By Me in Ohio
The constant pop ups highlighting the "improvements" and having to re-login multi times a day has made me switch to the previously inferior News app from Apple.
Poorly designed 1/5
Terrible app. Lots odd ads, hard to read and worse than many other alternatives.
Slanted Liberal/Commie rag 1/5
If you only want your news from places like The Guardian, Politico, Washington Post etc. then this is the slanted liberal app you want.
Great app! 5/5
I use this almost everyday. I highly recommend it!
This app crashes too often
Fantastic app! 5/5
This is a great app provides ample of info at one place.
Leans a bit too much to the Left 1/5
Most articles selected in this app display a liberal bias.
Love the app! But.. 5/5
This app is amazing !! it allows me to easily flip through articles quickly with the flip functionality which is great :-) Would love it even more if Flipboard would automatically open every single time. At the moment every time I want to read an article it asks me if "I want to open Flipboard" and this should be a simple fix for the developers I would think. If the user says yes, simply retain that setting. I hope you add the feature soon. I did turn the setting on so that it would auto open within the app but that does not seem to do the trick thanks for a great tool!
Too much junk 1/5
No response to feedback. Too much junk. No quality control on who post and is it a gimmick to be posting. Terrible app. Uninstalling. Curated channels? Doubtful
Update. The amount of junk filtering through is now disruptive to the app. Way too many junk posters with intrusive ads attempting to make apps open on App Store, invasive websites with ads galore and more garbage.
Flipboard can really not be taken seriously with the garbage in there.
Replaced All Social Media Apps (Excluding FB Messenger) 5/5
Is miles better than it was a couple years ago when Samsung was shoving it down everyone's throat.
By ESLAM 200
Flipboard = CNN = Delete App 1/5
I like the App but sadly the more I read the stories the more I realize there's an agenda that supports left wing politics.
Horribly Biased 1/5
I enjoy reading news from multiple perspectives. But I can't use or support an app that, not so subtly, tries too impress their political views on their users. I subscribe to both democrat/liberal and republican/conservative categories and it's unfortunate that this app provides almost exclusively pro liberal/democrat news stories and anti republican/conservative articles from some questionable sources. This should not be the venue for a groups personal political agenda.
Too much marketing 1/5
This app seems designed to market and advertise at every turn. It should simply show news feeds.
Learning? How do you figure? 1/5
Come ON, Flipboard. I have been thumbing down articles about politics since you took over Zite and I STILL routinely see them. There are plenty of places for me to get political news; an app that I specifically use to shut off for a little bit is not meant to be one of those places. Political junkies should be able to dial in as much of it as they want, but I DON'T WANT IT.
To be clear, this app is actually pretty great. But as long as I'm still seeing stuff about Donald Trump, the fine tuning isn't anywhere near where it needs to be. How hard could it be to block certain key words?
Love it but... 4/5
Need to be able to copy stuff from NewYorker and such to look up meanings! Or quote certain parts on social media! Where is the support for that:) don't get me wrong Flipboard is my number one app!
Seems to only get left leaning stories 1/5
Tired of trying to sort and rate left leaning articles. Zite was a much better app.
Used to be great 2/5
The app is buggy and their support team acknowledges it. They'll get around to fixing it eventually but until then I'd suggest finding a new option. Currently it freezes sections so you can't read anything. Apple Watch support doesn't actually do anything useful. The ads are intrusive and float over the text. Honestly, this is like watching a train wreck in slow motion.
URI Schemes 4/5
I was trying to open a URI Scheme link in the GMail App in the Flipboard App which was designed to allow me to reset my password and the link for some strange reason didn't open correctly in the Flipboard App. My device that I used Flipboard on is a White First Generation 32 GB iPad mini running iOS 9.3.5...
Fun way to browse articles 3/5
With the latest updates, often my touches don't register on the main "Following" screen. Very strange.
Overall this app is a fun and enjoyable way to browse articles and discover new content. My favorite part about the app or the curated boards/magazines. But I find the app is overly complicated and trying to do too much. Plus there's lots of advertising popping up everywhere.
app is highly intrusive 1/5
highly infuriating this app prompts me (via flip nonsense) to connect social networks and do other things. I JUST WANT THE NEWS & ARTICLES. the app needs to stay out of my way.
too much flipping. not enough scrolling. zite was best app ever.
GET RID OF ALL THE ADS 1/5
Come on really! Ads everywhere inside outside. I'm reading a store and a ad pops up and makes me go to the App Store REALLY! Then it locks my phone up what junk!!!!
Used to be good 1/5
The ads make it unusable. Randomly does not register when clicking on things. Used to be awesome. Now not so much.
TOO MUCH NASTY LANGUAGE AND LIBERALISM 1/5
I am deleting the Flipboard app from my news library because of its presentation of profanity-laced news reporting and distinctly liberalized reporting. It has always been my go-to news site. Now it's just gone! Thanks for the bumpy ride.
It will crash every single time you open it. 1/5
Simply does not work. The developers don't care that this garbage app doesn't work.
It will give you websites that have ads that make loads of articles unreadable, if you can make it past opening it up. Move on and let this app be removed from the appstore.
Can't pinch pictures bigger 3/5
By Gypsy growls
On a cellphone the tiny postage stamp pictures should allow you to pinch them bigger but you are stuck with whatever size comes up in article. Resizing a photo is a main feature in cellphones, taking it away in the app is counterproductive, I'd rather browse using a browser that allows resizing of text and photos. They acknowledged this shortcoming a year ago after I suggested it via feedback, and still no change. Time for a different news browser.
Constantly logs me out. So annoying! 1/5
Constantly logs me out. So annoying!
Slow app crashes 1/5
The app tends to open Web pages like any other app with the only difference with it crashing all the time. This should be one of the best RSS readers, But unfortunately every time I flipped to a different page I see an ad. This app used to be great years ago but now phhhhhh
Lots of room for improvement 3/5
My last resort since flipboard absorbed Zite, my favorite source for articles. I follow the topic "flowers" and get articles about some football player with that last name. And there doesn't seem to be any way to block these articles. I stopped following animal related topics because of all the horrible depressing things I kept seeing.
Try adding some helpful features like blocking sources or keywords.
No wonder its mass exodus 1/5
By Ad abuse
Used to be my one of my favorite apps, practically unusable in current form. All ads, every other page you flip! No wonder they're losing people (mgmt and users). They must be paying trolls to give them 5 star ratings!
Crashes during every use 2/5
By Totally unsatisfied with this
Good app but crashes way too much. While watching videos often, and even while just reading a regular article. Needs major bug fix work.
Unresponsive tiling 1/5
Hey "product manager"!
Are you even using your own product?
The tiling becomes unresponsive far too frequently. Not sure what caused this, I think it happens after a content update.
One has to toggle back to the Home icon and the Tiling icon again to make the tiles responsive.
This bug has been here for months. Surviving several updates of the app.
This app is all about slick navigation, yet whoever is in charge left this glaring problem unfixed.
Do your job before I switch to something else.
Crazy in ❤️!!! 5/5
By Mr. Luigi
There are thousands of reviews extolling the well deserved virtues of Flipboard. So I'll spare you the gushing on that front.
Here's two things that don't get mentioned but serve, IMO, as a litmus test for app greatness.
1. A setting for font size from within the app. Flipboard provides options for normal, large, and extra large font! OMG! As a 40+year old user I can't gush enough about this awesome usability feature. Especially for consuming large amounts of text information. Thank you Flipboard!
2. Login to your account via 1 Password. This may not seem like a biggie, but having to remember passwords and account names and then type them in is an annoyance which Flipboard has removed by providing the ability to sign into your account via the fingerprint sensor coupled with 1 Password.
Bug: taps don't work after refresh 5/5
Hey guys, taps stop working after a refresh it seems. On an iPhone 6. Tap and hold works though. I have to restart the app multiple times a day to get it to work. Great otherwise, but this is a deal breaker.
Add handoff/continuity support 4/5
Please add handoff/continuity support between iPhone and iPad. You already support it for Apple Watch to iPhone. It would be great if this functionality was supported between iPhone to iPad.
Crashes constantly 2/5
By natalia & steve
Crappy replacement for previous news clipper crashes all of the time.
Repetitive ads 3/5
I like the app but lately the full page ads are just out of hand. Seems like every other page sometimes, over and over, as if setting the same ad is gonna win your click on a product. I'm not that customer. If I'm going to click art all on an ad, it will be when I first see the ad and something interests me. Don't keep showing it, that will only piss me off.
Forces me to open stuff in the app store 1/5
Dont download it forces me to open stuff in the app store when I dont even want to and leaves me no opther option that if I don't wanna open it in the app store I have to testart the app... 0/10
Good app in need of a redesign 3/5
It requires a minimalistic, clean UI. Tips: make use of blur and large images.
crap in a wrap 1/5
By I work in the DMV
i spent a great time organizing my magazines just to watch them disappear. i'm deleting this app and moving to crapple's news version. you can take your adviewcontroller and stick it up your deallocated butt.
STILL TERRIBLE 1/5
By Los Demon
The latest update allows articles to redirect to spam ads. Unless you enjoy being redirected to the App Store for "free" games, then don't waste your time with Flipboard. It's a shame because Flipboard used to be one of the few good apps. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS ONE.
It is messed up 1/5
Flipboard constantly crashes. The pages do not move. And sometimes it confuses backward and forward movement of the pages. Saving pages to Pocket does not work well and it doesn't have dictionary and select functionality. Zite was an excellent App, which was bought and taken out by Flipboard.
Intrusive ads ruin the Experience 1/5
Ads between articles, within articles, ads posing as news (fake news a problem for anyone right now?) ads with auto-play video sucking up my data, two-page ads--every update brings more ads. This app is saturated. Can't sift through it all anymore to get to authentic, relevant content. It's shameful. ... Exercise some restraint and stop selling out your user base.
Slideshow and Ad-A-Thon 2/5
By iJerald tm
Flipboard used to be my favorite app. Hands down. Now it is simply riddled with advertisements that are intrusive. I am not sure if it is the application itself or the destination sites, but I spend more time clicking out of advertisements than I do reading the articles.
Add overs, slideshows, misdirection are the norm.
I know advertisements fund the Internet, but there comes a point where I prefer a newspaper, or maybe nothing over the soured experience delivered today.
Great but... 2/5
...more and more articles are starting to require a twitter login to comment rather than allowing comments within flipboard. When this is addressed I'll update to five stars.
Loose the pop up ads 1/5
Darn ads just pop up and you cannot close it out to finish reading the article.
LOOSE THE POP UP ADS. HEY DEVELOPERS LOOSE THE POP UP ADS. LEAVE THE ADS AT THE BOTTOM WHERE THEY DON'T INTERFERE WITH READING THE NEWS.
App lost its options (pages) on the bottom!
To go to my profile, etc...
Way to LIBERAL point of view articles!! 1/5
If I want to see biased reports, I can turn on CNN - MSNBC.
You need to report unbiased results.