Won't even open 1/5
2nd time I have downloaded & tried to open. It won't even open. Really bad. This would have been very helpful for me since my books are so big. I would still be able to study while in the go.
Unable to Log In 1/5
Tried to connect with Facebook and I get an error message. Then I decided to make an account and sign up and even though I received a "Welcome to Inkling" email, I still get an error message when trying to log in. Apparently my credentials don't match, yet my welcome email reached my inbox. Ok.
Meh becoming outdated 1/5
Please enable support for split view on iPads.
It is slowly becoming the drm of ebooks
We should be able to draw/ write on these books like regular books. This app hasn't had any innovation since it came out
Some books don't allow highlighting because of formatting as an "answer" expandable content. That's lame.
I want to browse my books ONLINE (not download) 1/5
I love the app but it almost made it useless for me!!! I always have to use the website instead of the app because the app do not let me see my books unless it is downloaded on my iphone! I have almost 70 books and I don't want to download all on my iPhone, but I need ALL of my books everyday for my work!
PLEASE FIX IT!!!!!
Could be better with on simple fix 3/5
By Greek Moose
This app is very useful! The formatting is well done making it easy to navigate throughout each text book. I also appreciate the ability to highlight and review these highlights later.
My only gripe is that the text size is a bit small and is it adjustable. It would greatly improve the user experience to have the ability to adjust the text size and make reading more comfortable. Kindle already does this effectively.
Video still not working for longer video 2/5
One of my textbooks has several videos included. The current version of the app can play the shorter ones that are only a minute or two long but the ones that are 10-20 minutes just sit there and say they are loading and never play. I have tried deleting the book and redownloading it to no effect.
Writing notes with Apple Pencil 4/5
It would be nice if you could hand write notes into the margins using your Apple Pencil (rather than having to type notes into the notes box). This is the only aspect that limits the usefulness of this app for reading/note taking.
iPad split screen support? 3/5
How is this still not possible? I'm starting to think you're really not interested in the user experience. Your focus seems to be entirely on business partnerships. So frustrating for those of us with large libraries.
Several things to improve. 3/5
By Nicolas Avila
This app is not bad. But it has a few things to make it awesome:
-It doesn't make a lot of sense that in the smaller screen (iPhone App) it's not possible to adjust the size of the text or at least rotate it so that the content is viewed more easily. Please correct this.
-It wouldn't hurt to include synchronization among devices, so that I can continue in my iPhone where I stopped in my iPad and viceversa. Just like the Kindle app.
-Finally, I'd like to be able to erase from my library the books or samples that I don't want anymore. It's impossible now.
Thanks for your time!
The best 5/5
I'm a physician and I use a couple of reading platforms but this is by far the best among them.
Won't open and deleted my purchases 1/5
Used to be great for referencing textbooks, but now is just blank white with a loading wheel every time I try to open the app. I logged in online and it had my library, but said that I had to pay $53 for access to books I had already bought! I thought about deleting and redownloading the app, but I'm scared of losing my purchases for good. Please fix!
By Socialite stuck in Seattle
Every time I look at an image up close and then swipe out of it to go back to the text it sends me back to the beginning of the chapter which is extremely disruptive to the flow of reading.
Difficulty setting up APP. Poor tech support
Best way to read large textbooks 5/5
I have bulky textbooks that could only be read on a table, etc. and this app makes them very easy to read. Maintaining notes is a great plus as is searching through the books. There is also room for improvement: following a link to a table or diagram and hitting the back button takes the reader to the beginning of the chapter rather than the point of entry into the table/diagram. It would be best if the app would remember where you were before following a link.
1. Frequently unable to close a book and return to the library - tapping the back to library icon returns me to the current book instead
2. When closing an image that I have opened from inside the text, i get returned to the beginning of the current chapter rather than to the specific image location.
If these two issues are fixed, I would give a 5-star review.
I frequently am unable to exit out of a textbook to go back to my library. It keeps sending me to random chapters within the same book.
Some bugs and a suggestion 3/5
1. Can't highlight part of a word.
2. Can't highlight a word that is directly adjacent to a hyphen.
3. Can't highlight text that is in figures or tables.
4. Would be cool to have a basic 4 color pen tool for markup.
Interface took a step backwards 1/5
By Inkling fan
I'm not a fan of the latest interface, it seems dumbed down. I still can't find a way to remove books that I never purchased from my library. Last, when you turn off downloaded only mode, there is no way to tell which books you have downloaded and which are just a part of your library.
By Erudite Ridiculous
I'm happy to see that the app has been updated for the large iPad Pro but unfortunately there is still no split screen multitasking. This makes it difficult to take notes as you read. Also highlighting does not work very well.
iPad Pro 12.9 Support 1/5
How difficult is it for an amazing company, like Inkling, to make their app compatible with the split screen capabilities of the Pro?
I have contacted the company multiple times and it doesn't even seem to be on the radar.
Saw the update today, thought they finally had listened...nope. Still cannot split the screen so I can read on one side, take notes on the other.
Come on Inkling. I have sung your praises to multiple medical colleagues of mine over 5+ years. Please...work with us!
Books randomly stop working 1/5
None of my downloaded books well load now
Has been like this for several weeks
Overall decent attempt. All the links in my book randomly stop working now.
This is a great way to travel with my books 5/5
Need full-text search of all books from one location.
Could not see stages in action 1/5
Like it said I would be able to on page 216 in Body Language for Dummies.
Updates Required 1/5
This app needs a lot of improvements. The highlighting function is slow, clunky and has only 1 color. Why cant there be at least the basic highlighting collors of yellow, blue, green, and pink?
Also, split screen support needs to be added ASAP. If I am reading on my iPad I want to be able to take notes on my iPad at the same time. Therefore, split screen support is a must.
Hate this app 1/5
You can never get to the store or get the expensive books you bought downloaded. Big ripoff. Go elsewhere.
Update for Apple Pencil 1/5
It's been a year and still not updated for Apple Pencil. If you force us to use your app to read textbooks at least update your app.
By ZPB 91
Please add multi task support so that I can take notes while I read and it gets 5 stars.
Doesn't seem to work 1/5
I downloaded this because of a cookbook they show on their site. Yet no cookbooks seem to be in their store. Not even the one they give you a sample of as a tease. As it stands at the moment,Mathis app is useless.
Honest Review 5/5
By Guy Socrates
This app has been very effective in revolutionizing my study schedule. It is a very effective app, it's hogs some memories of your device but no more than usual compared to similar apps. I have observed that one rarely writes a review, unless they are displeased, one way or the other. For those who are thinking of getting this app or not, go ahead and get it. I have been using it for my medical boards and it is so far fantastic! No need to read anymore go ahead and tell me what you think. Caveat: I have been using this on Apple devices iPad Pro, iPhone SE and iPhone 6.
Not bad. 4/5
***Please support split view/screen on iOS***
I prefer just having the pdf to read. That said, this app is pretty decent to study from.
Pathology textbook authors: Please have higher resolution photos.
Great until last update 1/5
I downloaded this app because my friend had it and it was awesome. Worked on his phone fantastically but apparently there was an update between me using it on his phone and downloading it myself. Now it's buggy. When I try to zoom it closes me out of the app. When I restarted it afterward the page was super zoomed in and I couldn't zoom out or even move the page. I can't even see half the page anymore. I loved this app but this update or whatever ruined it.
I love this app. Great, complete Falcon guides for Colorado and several of the major National Parks. Very smartly laid out and easy to access. Would LOVE to see more Falcon National Parks guides: Mt. Rainier, Olympic, UT parks, etc. If you are an adventure traveler, this is a must.
Great Interactive Book 4/5
Crashed on beta iOS 10, had to restore it to iOS 9.3 and it worked totally fine again. Thanks.
Excellent customer service 5/5
I've used the app for code books for years and it works as expected. I had a problem with my account and emailed support on a holiday. They got right back to me and fixed the problem within minutes. Doesn't get any better than that.
Favorite app for reading medical texts 5/5
By far my favorite app for reading medical material. Very interactive, easy to navigate, love the display, wish they would expand and have a larger selection if books.
Great app...until the last update 1/5
I don't know for other subjects but for medical textbooks Inkling is the best. Easy to navigate, very intuitive and very organized. Beautiful interface and good design, I look forward to use it when I need to read about something. The app works great on the iPhone and iPad. 5 stars for sure!!
But now it doesn't work, doesn't load and it is buggy, not nearly as good as what it was once...
I have been been using this App on my iPhone almost on daily basis for the past 3 months and so far didn't experience any glitch . Fast and reliable app , in my personal experience and hence 5* .
Can't launch or delete the app since the new update.
Good around 2014 3/5
Inkling was very good for medical books 2013-2014. The company layer off a lot of staff in 2014 and now they charge full price for older versions of textbooks and do not sell updated atlases. Tech support just gives an advertisement for why inkling is better than hard copy books.
Terrible app 2/5
Too buggy.. Was unable to download it on my ipads.. Got it on the iphone though, hence the 2stars.. Had to call customer service to just get that accomplishment.. By far, the worst app I ever encountered!
Great app 5/5
Could be a lot better 3/5
3 stars for offering an e-version of my book without any extra cost.
The function of the app is poor. Trying to read on my iPad Pro hurts my eyes because it looks blurry. It's not easy to mark the book and take notes.
Please make app more user friendly and increase to Retina display!
Are they still supporting this? 1/5
I have 2 iPads (you are supposed to be allowed 2 devices). Today spontaneously one of them announced it was remotely deactivated, log in again. So - tried to log in, it won't let me, won't let me deregister it so I can reregister it either. Absolutely no reason for this that I can think of. Can't look at material already on that device either. Not much of an inspiration to purchase content - can't read the content I've already paid for.
New issues on the go 2/5
I've been using the app quite some time now and since a couple of weeks ago the pictures stopped popping out after a while, while using the app. Contacted the support but still not solved the issue. The option of underlining and different colors of highlighting should be added and printing and sharing as well.
Good but want more. 4/5
The app is much nicer than the webpage version. Easy to find chapters, figures, and easy to use search.
2 colors options for highlighting and an option to underline text would be great.
Overall I like this app and it is so much nicer than carrying around a 8 lb book.
The reader displays really nice, but books no longer useful 2/5
By Don A7
Gorgeous display. Electronic search. Mobile.
No way to print and document why you made the decision you made. Even in a web browser on a computer, try to print anything and they say you exceeded your limit for the day, even when nothing prints. At the national specialty meeting in October, the manager confirmed screen shots are your only documentation option.
I prefer a book such as the many books I purchased in inkling, but at work find myself almost exclusively using a different service which pre-digests the information. I am still responsible for the final decision I made, but with inkling cannot document why. The earlier interface was not as pretty, but much more useful.
this apps so important for me that i dont know how i can go without.
but i find following inconvenience
1. harsh white background gives me headache as i have to read for long hour. if background could've been changed, would be better.
2. text font size too small for iPhone. i want to change the font size.
3. At least include a feature where i could change the background color or put it in night mode. PLEASE
3. portrait orientation does bot work on iPhone. portrait orientation would've been good.
please include this feature.
Excellent app 5/5
Search function no longer functioning 1/5
Despite claims that the latest version improved the search function, it actually disabled it. This really limits the usefulness of this app.