Good Concept, Bad Execution 3/5
The concept is good—providing hard working authors with money for their time and effort. however, many apparent flaws come to light as you use the app. I understand the paying part, but for lightly edited amateur writing, it is far too overpriced. Now, some authors produce publishing quality work, and the some twenty dollars is reasonable (still expensive, but reasonable.) Some works, on ten other hand, are not. Some author don’t complete their works, yet you were forced to pay to read them (that is for premium works.) I feel that in order to qualify to be a premium (even freemium, although you can wait for that so it’s not necessary) your work has to be 1) complete, and 2) reviewed for quality. If any of these points are not fulfilled, the book is demoted to freemium. just a suggestion.
By SecretNinja :)
I had an account and had bought over 200 coins. Now it's asking me to log on and it won't let me. I'm a little PO'd.
Coin purchases 3/5
I love this app very much, but for the past few months I have not been able to purchase coins like I use to. For some reason there is an error and my payments don’t through. I assume it’s a bug needing to be fixed since it has worked before.
I use this app pretty much everyday and I see many other reviews saying how the money is an issue, but many stories out there are free, and some release a free chapter a week. Yes the updates aren’t always constant, but that’s not the fault of the app itself so I do think it gets unnecessary hate from that. I really only pay for stories that are complete or that I enjoy and I know the author is constant, such as the books in the “Storm and Silence” series. My advice is don’t spend money on a story if you’re going in blindly and not much info on the author. Focus mainly on free stories and high rated ones, because those tend to be well written and have frequent updates from the authors.
It’s cute 3/5
I only read on this app for one author. I feel like a lot of the others give an uncommitted vibe so I don’t feel compelled to spend money on those other books. I also feel like there should be other ways to earn coins besides random giveaways and spending real money. Maybe being given a set amount of coins every month or so and then paying for additional coins is a better option because people are not going to be convinced to join this app especially when Wattpad + AO3 are free. But, MAJOR SHOUTOUT TO LOWRITES BECAUSE SHE IS INCREDIBLE
Cool concept. Not practical 2/5
I think this app has tried offering a new way to pay authors which I support, but I don't think it works well with the authors using it. The authors on this app get uninterested in stories too easily and the 50 cents per chapter isn't really realistic. The average radish story is like 40+ chapters. That's over 20 dollars for a book with limited editing and ok concepts. Plus half the time the author doesn't even finish the book so you paid ten dollars for a half finished book. Maybe with a little tweaking this could be good, but right now it just doesn't work.
Get ready to pay big bucks for unfinished works 1/5
I'm all for supporting authors but I am fed up with paying for chapters of books that never get updated or end up costing three times what a book should. You have no way to communicate with the authors and no recourse if you purchase chapters and the author decides not to post with the app anymore or loses interest in the story. I will not be buying any books that are not complete or have 40+ chapters.
The only thing that bothers me is when I’m reading a story and exit out of it (not out of the app but the story I’m currently on) it doesn’t hold my spot on that specific chapter. So rather than starting where I left off it always starts in the beginning. It might just be me but I find it pretty annoying but other than that this app is great.
Okay, so... I also learned about this app through an author on Wattpad, maybe it’s the same one who knows? I’ve spent SO MUCH MONEY on this application, it’s ridiculous. I loved his writing and his books and I have spent so much money.
I get that authors have bills to pay and they need some way to get financial backing but it’s not fair to your loyal readers to have to pay per chapter. I’ve read two of his books and probably paid more in total than I really should for two books. It’s almost like they’re holding you hostage. Oh, you wanna read this book that I originally started on a website that I know was for free? Too bad, I changed my mind. It’s ridiculous. The format on the app is just as bad and there’s so many glitches it’s impossible.
Has some glitches but overall great app 4/5
Had a bad glitch earlier on, but has been fixed.
Great books but... 2/5
By Hopeful for the old CP
The stories on her are great but the cost for a book isn’t worth it. So the biggest coin package is $20.00 and you might be like “ $20.00 that’s not that much” but it is if you do the math. $20.00 gets you 182 coins each CHAPTER cost 3 coins so for $20.00 your getting 60 chapters, that’s one book and half of another. You can get a hard copy at a book store for $10-$15 and be guaranteed that it won’t be erased of disappear . I think this app would be 10x better if they had some type of membership were you can pay say $10 a month and youll get to read all the books. For now I’ll stick with Wattpad most of the time and Radish when and if chapters become available.
Glitches Galore 1/5
By Aria the creator
The concept of this app is okay but it's formatted terribly. The updates are constant and irritating, and provide no glitch fixes but instead add issues to the plethora that already exist. The app continuously crashes and yet I hear not a work from the team about it. Do not waste your money for subpar books written by amateur authors that are just looking to get money. The chapters are updated months apart and there is no communication between authors and readers. In addition, the chapters are short and just not worth spending .50$ every single time.
Wattpad to Radish 3/5
By wattpad to radish
I’m scrolling through tall the comments and it’s really funny the fact that all these wattpad authors are on this app just to make money and bring the readers with them. The reason I got this app was because of a Wattpad author!
Give Writers Options 5/5
By Stefy pop
I saw that a lot of the comments are about authors leaving Wattpad to make money, I'm one of the writers that did that. As much as authors love writing we also have bills to pay. If you had to choose between getting paid to do what you love or doing it for free you would do what majority of us did.
Stick to other apps - too little to read for a reasonable price 1/5
This is far too frustrating an app for me to use. Even if I buy the biggest coin package, some of the books would cost over $10 to buy because the author has broken it up into so many short chapters. In many cases, the author has an ebook on Amazon or B&N that I can buy for $3.99 or under, so it makes no sense for the chapters to be so expensive and to not have an option to buy the whole book for a reasonable price. You would sell many more books if they were $2-4 for the whole book. I would buy one. But I am not paying 40 cents a chapter for 35 chapters for the material on Radish. Especially when the chapters are so short that I can read them in under 5 minutes.
I guess... 2/5
So basically, I would have to wait for another chapter to come out whenever I finish reading the last one. I found out about this app when I was reading a book on Wattpad but the author decided to switch to Radish to make money. I was really mad but also upset because I know that I, for a fact, would not pay to read a chapter. Call me selfish but any poor person would do this. Therefore, I would much rather stick to Wattpad even though I think I have read all the good stories there are. But this all in my opinion.
Updates :( 4/5
I love the app, however, with the latest update, the trending list has been taken off the genres in the explore part. The trending list was a great way to find the best and or most popular books, so I am sad that it is no longer there. I would absolutely love it, if the Radish people would bring the trending list back in the next update.
Would stick to wattpad 1/5
I dont want to pay for every chapter. I would rather read for free. However some authors are switching to radish which is stupid bc some ppl arent going to spend money everytime they run out of coins
Slightly confused 2/5
I'm perplexed by this app. After a week does a chapter unlock or do the coins reset? Someone help me out here, I just want to read.. :(
As much as I want to support my favorite writers from Wattpad who switch some of their books over to Radish it's simply too expensive. Each chapter is about $.50 if the book it has 49 chapters and you're paying $.50 for each chapter that's $24 for the whole book. Some of these authors are published and have their books on Amazon for prices as low as $2.99, $3.99, or even $4.99. I hate to say it but it seems as if we're being ripped off by the same author as we support on Wattpad just to continue to read their books.
It's not terrific. It's basically a more expensive, boring wattpad.
Radish hate/love 3/5
I love the Radish app; however, purchasing coins is kind off a pain. I have tried to purchase coins three separate times, and it hasn't worked. I did send a email to customer support, but it has been over a week, and the problem isn't resolved. Besides the coins Radish is great.
Brilliant platform 5/5
Have discovered no less than 10 great authors & stories in two days after downloading. Artfully packaged and a cinch to read the episodes. This app is fantastic.
Smooth, Creative, and Jazzy 4/5
I'm gonna be honest, this is pretty nice. The transitions are smooth, the stories are decent and above, and the design is jazzy.
Most of the writers, however, are from Wattpad, and perhaps it would be better if Radish got authors from other sources.
No crashes so far, plus, 6 coins cost basically a dollar. With the 10 coins Radish gives you for free, plus the cheap prices of coins (with occasional discounts), you could read a lot.
It's be nice if Radish could bookmark where readers leave off, just in case I accidentally close the app and have to go back.
This is a really good app overall, but Radish should work on getting more content. One neat idea would be to let the readers write a review of the story, and then have the writers select one to put it on the summary page. Y'know, reader participation.
It's alright except... 2/5
The app is good there are many great reads except do not buy coins. I bought 62 coins for $8 and still have not received the coins. Yes I did contact Radish, but it is a headache you don't need. Many other people have experienced the same problem as well. I enjoy Radish, but do not buy coins.
Don't purchase anything from them 1/5
Warning: their in app purchases don't work. I purchased a coin pack that never showed up in the app. I had to hunt down iTunes and Radish support, which is a huge headache that you don't want to go through. Honestly stay away! I hope I can save someone else from making the same mistake as me.
I like it but... 4/5
The app is amazing, definitely better than watt pad for me at least. Stories have better quality and not so many grammar errors which always annoy me when I'm reading fictional novels. The only thing I'd have to say about this app is that you can't leave a review or anything for the author, you can't give feedback, and I guess the app did this to prevent childish comments and hate but sometimes I'd like to know where the hell the author has been when they don't update their ongoing stories for more than five months.
Love it! 5/5
Absolutely love the Radish Fiction app. It's new and innovative and gives writers a way to earn from what they love. My only (minor) suggestion would be to have a dashboard for authors on the app, so that we don't have to solely rely on the web portal for stats and story editing. Other than that, fantastic app for readers and writers alike!
By No coins...?
Why haven't I still got my coins? They said it only take 48 hours which is like 2 days but I still don't have my coins yet and it's been 3 weeks i've been waiting. Wow Radish, you guys really ripped us off like that.
The stories are pretty good...
But I hate that they took the trending list away.
Great App 1/5
But it's mostly just erotica.
I would love to see some more variety. I know erotica sells well but please upload other genres too.
Do not update your app 2/5
They took away the trending feature which was my favorite about Radish!! Why take it away if people love it? Don't fix something that isn't broken. Now I can't see what everyone else is reading and enjoying. RADISH TEAM PLEASE PUT IT BACK!!
Trending Page 4/5
Bring back the trending page!!!
This app was 100% great until I attempted to buy coins. It hadn't worked at first and I contacted radish, but in a quick email I had all my coins! This is a wonderful app and I suggest this to anyone who loves to read!
Took away the trending page 5/5
I enjoyed the trending page feature as it was an easy way to see great stuff that others were reading and enjoying. Radish took that away. I also can tell they try to discriminate against mature writers even though they are some of the top earners for them. They never feature them and try to hide their work
I like it 3/5
I like this app I just wish there was more ways to get coins with out paying
I feel like this is another version of Wattpad, with only a few differences and I don't like it nearly as much as Wattpad.
Excellent app 5/5
A great reading experience on my iPhone 7 plus. No crashes and no glitches!
I was introduced to Radish when some of my favorite authors on Wattpad started doing early releases or posting more of their books ahead of time on here. I would love the app a lot more if users could comment like they can on Wattpad. I find myself reading a chapter on Radish, only to rush over to Wattpad to comment to the author. I wish the authors and readers could connect a little more. If I were able to comment on stories, then without a doubt my rating would be 5/5.
By Kayla konesky
I have been using wattpad for around three years. Some authors are now changing to radish making me have to buy this app. I may be bias but I like the quality of wattpad better. They have many more selections and choices for their readers. To me this is a lower end version of wattpad.
Great service!! 5/5
By Pineapple orange apple mango
Love the app!!! I can read chapters here that I have to wait for on Wattpad😂😂 the book covers are beautiful as well. I have had great service from the Radish support team, and I would totally recommend this app to any book lover.
Purchase of coins 1/5
By Ness Roy
I purchased the 30 coins deal once which was 2.99. But in my Apple receipt it said I had purchased it twice and I only received 30 coins.
Disappointed Reader 2/5
Hello, I have been a loyal supporter of Radish and have spent at least 100$ in total on coins to buy chapters. I have a dilemma with one of the writers, they have reused material in a chapter that I have to pay for. It's disappointing that I have to pay to reread the same material. How do I get in contact with the author because they might have made a mistake?
Switch recent and shelf 3/5
Personally I feel like if I buy a chapter the time it takes for the next chapter to unlock should be reset. It doesn't seem right that I have to wait a full month for the next chapter to unlock if I bought the pervious chapter. And with this new update I don't even know when chapters will be unlocked. With the previous update it showed the date of when the chapter will be unlocked. Now it shows the day the author published the chapter. This new update makes me even more frustrated because I don't know when chapters from my favorite books will unlock. And I am not going to check the app everyday to see if I'm able to read another chapter.
No countdown?! 3/5
Ok the app is glitch in or something. When I wait till the date is here to read for free it still said I have to wait for it to be available. What happened to the countdown timer? I now have to wait and extra day to actually read for free.
Love this app and everything about it!!! 5/5
This is truest an amazing app. To be a writer on the app you have to basically apply to be one it. Which honestly is great means your getting good stuff. I learned of this app from one of my favorite writers on Wattpad. The updates were coming sooner on Radish so I switched over for that particular story.
Functionality of the app is still good. The app freezes sometimes while you are reading if you read relatively fast like I do. But other than that the app is great.
It's ok 2/5
By Flappy bird rater
I don't like the fact that you have to pay for chapters I rather just read them for free honestly Wattpad is more worth it.
By Anne amo