Malware anyone? 1/5
I had to delete the app and the link off my computer. Lately when I would visit Chive, my antivirus software has been blocking malware coming from this site. Chive can’t be trusted anymore. Sorry!
Probably the WORST app ever... 1/5
The advertising is atrocious. The days of the good old chive maybe behind us. Might as well just have the app become the Chivery Store and be done with it. I can barely even view a thread without it crashing...
THE POPUPS! THE POPUPS!!!!! 1/5
By 1112 fan
This was my favorite app, and at one time you could navigate through its awesomeness with minor distractions. Now the video pop-ups and redirects make this app very clunky and unusable. I finally deleted this app, for good after 6 years of enjoyment. RIP Chive!
Used to be cool 1/5
This Chive went down hill, used to be about being free, funny memes, local amateur girls. Now all the Chive thinks about is $$$. The Chive hires models, rewashed stories on the web, and stupid ads on every page. Last complaint is the app freezes up my iPhone completely to where I have to restart it.
Ads, Disabled Save, Can’t Play Music And Chive 1/5
I love The Chive. Been a Chiver since...well I’m old and wasn’t when I first saw the DAR. I have donated. That said, I’m gonna have to delete the app.
First, they added TONS of ads. Leave a gallery, ad. Scroll through a gallery, an ad every 5 images. Ads popping up from the bottom. Some ads are impossible to figure out how to close. I’m a marketer, I understand needing to make money from ad sales. This is going too far.
They have taken it so far that it’s impossible to listen to music or an audiobook while Chiving. As soon as you go into a gallery, music or book is gone. Silenced. I assume this is because some advertisements, there are those ads again, have audio. I don’t mind that. Many apps have them. None of them mute your music upon entering the app, in fact most play the ad over your music or book.
Lastly, and I have no idea why. They disabled saving pics from the app to your phone. I know, you are thinking, so he can’t save some hump DAR photos! Well I don’t actually save those, it’s the funny stuff I save and share with my wife or family that I save. I can save images from the website, but not the app.
Seriously guys. Back down the ads some and let us save pics again. I will download again in a few months to see if it’s better, but I won’t be making you ANY money from ads during that time. I honestly don’t mind paying for free funny through ads, but you have to balance that with good UX. You haven’t don’t that.
Adds have gotten out of control. 1/5
Popular app when you didn’t have adds. Now every time one comes up I just shut your app down and don’t come back for a month when I’m reminded again why I don’t use it.
Sooooo many ads 1/5
I love the chive and have been a chiver for a long time, but wow they have killed the app with all the ads I used to look forward to going on the app to look at the galleries but now you can't go more than 10 seconds without an ad popping up. It's very disappointing and has made the daily galleries way less enjoyable. I feel like I'm rushing through them to avoid the pop ups. I hope they stop this soon.
Ads ads ads 1/5
What is up with the ads, pop ups, and redirect ads, if I wanted spam I would use AOL. This has gone too far, bye bye chive
Can't even look at content! 1/5
This use to be one of my favorite apps. But now with the adds that pop up without warning and take over your devices sound I can't even view anything. I have to force quit the app and start again. They had posted that it isn't them causing these adds and that they are trying to stop them but after that post the adds seem to be happening even more. It is a shame because it seemed like they helped a lot of people with their charities. And it is great to see them supporting our military. But with these new adds you can't even read about all the good they are dong so I imagine people won't donate as much because they will never know. Adds are fine just not these kind.
I used to love the Chive. Recently the amount of ads has become ridiculous. Especially the audio ads that play regardless of whether my phone is on silent. It’s terrible to try to look through some great Chive content dodging pop up ads, banner ads, and then having someone loudly talking in the background to no visible video. Unacceptable.
Ads are out of control. 1/5
Advertisements are out of hand. Even when the phone is on silent you will hear adds.
I was a huge fan of this app, but now it seems to be all about ads.
Great app too many ads 2/5
Let me start off by saying I absolutely LOVE this app, I've had it for years and their slogan "probably the best site on the Internet" is 100% true, however lately there have been so many ads that the app has become virtually unusable, I can look at one or maybe 2 pictures before a video ad pops up and when j close that it goes to the App Store and then as soon as I get back to the chive maybe 5-10 seconds later it all happens again I don't mind having to sit through an occasional ad on a free app but when I'm being bombarded to the point I can't even use the app that's totally ridiculous
Best App Ever!! 5/5
Can't live without The Chive!
Too many advertisements 1/5
I used to get on this app once a day. Now with all the ads around every button you push I no longer like/ use the app. I will most likely delete soon unless they change the app.
Ads ads and more ads 1/5
Tons of ads. You can pay them to remove them but no thanks
Greed has killed The Chive 1/5
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Chives is the Shiz it. 5/5
Any time I need a pick me up, I turn to the best sight in the world DA CHIVE!
Ruined it! 1/5
Ads are one thing but blaring audio with no warning is just spam. Used to be able to browse the galleries in bed at night but no longer... used to be great.
Fun content, but 3/5
Some of the ads in videos never play, causing the app to freeze. Only solution is to relaunch the app. Right now, it's the ad with some guy in a Mountain Dew suit.
F***ing awesome 5/5
Gods gift to earth, well along with the whole living life and free will stuff👍
Became Crappy Clickbait Site 1/5
Used to be great, has become crappy clickbait site that complains about PC culture, and made a really strange post about Facebook being a bully. I understand you need to make money, but the ads are making it impossible to enjoy the product.
Use to be amazing app... now ads everywhere. Deleted
Great App. Needs Tweaks 4/5
1. Some posts are very touch sensitive
- zooms in without meaning to
- swaps between posts without meaning to
- sometimes you just can’t move up/down
2. Alerts come in hours after original posting
3. Timeline of posts are jumbled
- new posts can be found inserted between
Yes, the ads can be overly intrusive—but, it’s for charity!
Hell yeah 5/5
By T Horney
Needs support for IPhone X Why wait? 3/5
Needs support for IPhone X.... Easy on the ads with pop up videos.
By Duke 12321
Has been a great light hearted, positive funny app to kill a few minutes here and there. I downgraded significantly because recently the adds have gotten out of control.
Ads Galore 1/5
By Bert Maklin
This app used to be awesome. Now it’s packed with ads that slow it down unless you pay a ridiculously high monthly fee.
Have been a fan of the chive for years. But anymore using the app drains my battery like a fat guy sucking cream from a Twinkie. Literally just looked at 1 post and lost 17%battery life. Plus the adds are ridiculous anymore. And $4.99 a month for recycled internet musings (a lot of which they recycle themselves). Won't be wasting my time anymore. It's almost as bad as the berry.
Should be called ads with some chive mixed in 1/5
If you like ads this app is a must.
Lots of ads 1/5
Was a really cool app before all the ads and interruptions. Now they want an outrageous membership free to get rid of them? But don’t worry. It comes with a useless coin. Totally worth it
Browsing is Choppy, Freezes, App Shuts Down 3/5
Good content. Used to be great without all the ads and sponsored BS. $ driven now I guess. Losing interest especially since the app is so choppy and eventually crashes almost every time I use it. Used to be 5 Star. Now, meh.
Typical Austin 1/5
You guys are spending waaayyy to much time in Austin. This site has become inundated with liberal crap. Please rectify
6 stars for its awsomeness 5/5
The chive is awesome. You’ll never by bored.
Too many ads. 1/5
Don’t want to pay $100 to eliminate ads. They also seem to come up with new ways to skip ads into the app.
Love the Chive, hate the app. 1/5
The app used to be great. Now it is horrible. The scrolling is awful and inconsistent. Most gifs don’t show up. The app crashes constantly. Now the adds pop up blasting music. I get they need advertising $, but the adds are outta control bad.
Also, why would I pay for an app that barely works just to not have ads?
I still love the chive, but I’d like to see an updated app that works properly.
Fun app 5/5
This app is sexy and clever, with articles which include something for everyone,,
Best. App. Ever. 5/5
Best. App. Ever. Nothing more. Nothing less. Carry on.
Crashes constantly 1/5
And too many ads
What happened 1/5
All ads now. I am all for making money but to swing so far at once? Good luck.
Good content... bad ads 1/5
don’t plan on listening to music while browsing this app. Ads somehow hijack your audio.
Jumped the shark! 1/5
FlyBriz said it perfectly & I can only second his comments. The app USED to be the best app in the world but now it is inundated with obnoxious ads & the most insulting use of the English language (grammar AND spelling). The children running this website & app need to go to college, they need to GRADUATE, & they need to understand that their audience is not as dumb as they are. You’ve lost a loyal companion as of today. I hope the shady fund raiser / ad placements were worth it.
So many crashes... or I have to restart to display content
Small improvements 3/5
By Barstool junky
No longer enables pictures to turn in order to be viewed full(er) screen.
Fix please 1/5
-Getting real tired of the gallery going black and only way to correct it is to reset the app. Please fix. Love the app and all the pics. Also too many ads.
-Now I can’t even look through a full gallery without the app crashing.
-Oh great the ads are talking now. Even if phone is silenced the ad blurts out at full volume. Awesome!!!!
- App has now frozen up 4 times in the last 5 minuets. Please fix.
Video volume? 5/5
By Boosted Honda
STILLL AN ISSUE WITH THE VOLUME!!!! If I'm listening to my music and open the app my music shuts off like I clicked on a video.. been like this for a few updates!!!!!
Was once a great app 1/5
I'm not sure there is a better time wasting app out there but that's not saying this is good anymore. The amount of ads they shove at you is ridiculous. You get audio ads even if you phone is on silent and there is no way to pause the audio. The pop up ads will screw up the gallery you are in and the only way to see it again is to force close and reopen it. Also it tries to pretend i clicked on ads when i most definitely didn't. I understand that they get revenue from ads but will they need this revenue if they push their fan base away with this terrible experience?
Forced subscription 1/5
This used to be a great site. And the app is awesome but now they force ads on you. They randomly have ads pop up that are impossible to close and even if you continue to watch them until the end they just play over and over again. They also have ads that just talk so if you’re trying to keep your phone quiet there’s no way to shut it off. You can turn off all these ads if you subscribe to the Chive. It’s forced subscription and the worst ads interruptions I’ve ever seen. Definitely deleting this app.
Update, it's so old 3/5
This app looks like it was made I. 2005, and chill with the ads!
Ads are non stop 1/5
By Best app!!
You can’t look at anything on here without pop up ads every time you click on something. Want to watch a 5 second video? Watch a 30 second to minute long commercial first.