Required to buy this for class. It's buggy and extremely expensive and most professors gave up using it for anything besides attendance because it simply doesn't work. Biggest waste of $75 ever. So upset.
I updated to the newest version, I opened it once and it worked. Now every time I open it back up, it doesn't launch anymore. This app keeps crashing. I tried deleting and redownloading and the same process reoccurs.
Product so bad Professor quit using at semester, won't refund. 1/5
Just DISGUSTING. Their product was dysfunctional EVERY week.
In the Classroom 3/5
By Yoda GT
I can see the viability of it over a clicker as it allows response feedback and can easily do assignments on it. Good realtime feedback. I would suggest that you create an option for teachers that is a one click option such as a check-box that gives the option of 1) make student/class answers reviewable at all times. It is nice that it is $24 but if, keeping the price, you could access a quiz generator outlet for questions and assignments created by the teacher, top hat would be much more effective outside of class
A textbook on the go right in the palm of your hand!
Not the best app 2/5
The app works okay for class. It was required for my class this semester. It's $24 for the cheapest subscription in order for the app to be useful. This was the cheapest subscription I could get. The subscription doesn't even last the entire semester. This was quite expensive for what the use of this app was. Attendance and participation are the only viable uses of this app. There's nothing special about this app. Professor had a medical leave and tried to get the classes money back, but the company refused. Felt like a waste of a $24 subscription.
this is a very stupid app 1/5
By FK Top Hat
this is a very very very stupid app. It need pay. Cost a money. And teacher are required in class. But the most stupid thing is when I need put code in. The app can not open. So I be count as absent. It always happen.
How much is Top Hat bribing schools to use this crap? 1/5
This app serves no extra functionality than an iclicker or other devices. However, for $25, you don't even get to sell it at the end of the semester or use it again without re-paying.
The app itself is buggy. The severs can't handle real time responses, questions and answers don't get submitted on time.
This app serves just as a novelty for out of touch educators that insist on incorporating "new" technology, even if disrupts more than aids.
One professor insists on stopping class 4 times in a single lecture to take attendance.
Most students have learned to game the system, text messaging codes to friends.
Screw you Top Hat. You only made my life as a student even more bothersome and expensive.
Top Hat joins the ranks of other scummy businesses, like textbook publishers, that don't make money because of a quality product, but because educators require its use. Pay the money for inferior merchandise or fail.
I hate this app. It crashes, drains battery, has disappeared off my phone and caused me to lose points in my class that uses this. Just use a clicker if you're a professor please.
Top Hat review 5/5
I quite like it. It really helps my learning.
Crashes. Gradbook function not working. 1/5
By No ndndbbdbdndndnxbxj
Crashes occasionally. Grade-book function hasn't worked for months.
Versatile high school and college app 5/5
User interface is intuitive and registration is easy. Would highly recommend as a platform for teaching in junior high, high school, and college courses. Allows instructors to write their own questions and get immediate feedback. All in all a great platform.
Great service but why can't I run my lecture from phone? 3/5
Works well, good support but I would really like processor functions enabled on phone, and two factor authentication as well. FIDO?
very nice 5/5
Hope your professor doesn't make you buy this 1/5
Everything this app has can be done on a free platform or can be provided by a platform a school uses free of charge. Literally, just adding to the cost students pay.
Sometimes answering questions can be a problem, it becomes frozen or slow.
Keeps crashing 1/5
worst app support 1/5
takes a couple days for them to get back to you via email
Good app 5/5
This service works well at my school and the app is easy to use.
Top Hat 1/5
Top Hat is simply unnecessary. It's rubbish! If you are a professor considering using this program with your students I urge you to rethink. I have spoken with many professors as well as students who have experience with this subscription and have gotten negative responses as a whole. There are simpler ways of teaching that are compatible with both students and professors and trust me this is not one of them.
Needs Slide Over Support in iPad Pro 3/5
This app is okay, but there are some thins that need improvement. First of all, the cost is a bit pricy. Second, make this app support slide over and split view on the iPad Pro.
By Boss Ruten
Should have push notifications
Better alternative to a text book 5/5
For those who have never taken chemistry in high school, this online text is perfect!
Insanely expensive service with a broken app. App says that subscription is expired even though website lets me log in.
Attendance doesn't work. Laggy, bad design, and way to expensive for students who already pay thousands for classes. It's a lazy alternative for professors so they don't have to write down their attendances and Top Hat can't even manage to do that correct. Worst part is I still have to pay this developer for this broken app as my class requires it. Terrible
Crashes and fails to load content 1/5
By Class of 2017 Student
This app crashes, fails to load content, fails to connect, or freezes at least every class. As I am writing this my professor is doing a quiz that will not load and causes the app to freeze. My GPA would like to help the developers for their support.
Super lame yo too expensive
Needs push notifications 2/5
Mobile app needs push notifications, semester price should be cheaper.
Still having problem 1/5
I still have an invalid subscription banner
Cost should be lower. 2/5
By Chad Hirsch
The subscription cost is a bit pricey for a service that still has a few bugs. Overall makes giving a large group of students quizzes very easy. Would like to see a longer input for short answers. 16 characters is not enough for most questions that need to be asked. Please give at least 32 char.
Newest update 2/5
By GRIM ADVOCATE
After updating, my subscription had expired , when it finally did re-authorize, I now cannot access my courses content questions even though they are open
Made me lose credit 1/5
The stupid bug where it said my subscription expired made me lose points. F this app
I personally find the app a useless waste of money only having it since I was required to have to it to take test and have my attendance taken.
Negative stars should be an option 1/5
By Tophat Isabel lend
Not only is the app beyond useless, but the information in the 'book' is also wrong. I feel as though I lose knowledge from using this resource. An army of trained baboons could have made a better product. This is absolutely the worst rendition of an online resource. Not only is the app garbage, but it is no better on a web browser. I personally believe top hat should refund anyone who is unfortunate enough to have to use this trash, furthermore tophat should also refund any students tuition for the cost of the class that undoubtedly many people will have to take over because of this none sense. I trust Wikipedia more for answers than this book. top hat, go find a different line of work to be in. Negative 5 stars for you.
The interface is very hard to use and get acquired to and the money your paying is worth something 200x better than this. Wouldn't even use this app if it were free if my professor didn't make us
Awful, too many bugs... 1/5
By Struggle O-Chen student
There's nothing worse than being a guinea pig class for a new interface and e-text, especially when its one of the hardest classes in my academic career. The app itself is extremely minimalistic and has several bugs. Between using the e-text through my web browser or trying to answer hw questions there's always an error or it just shuts down completely. How do companies not excessively test and trial this stuff before messing with peoples education? ...oh yeah..$$$. I deem this entire interface and app useless for the iPad Pro. The only way I can justify e-texts is when they're interactive of offer more than just cracking open a traditional text book... get back to work top hat... stop inhibiting students.
Great app 4/5
By Anthony Rabel
Easy to use, but has some minor issues to work out
Great app 5/5
Great app 5/5
Had a great experience. I can take my notes and go back whenever I feel like it. Access to everything that I need and I take majority of my quizzes on here. Really awesome app.
Fatal Error 1/5
Tried to update, stuck on "install". Now I can neither update, use, nor delete.
What a drag.
The idiocy of this app is amusing. A monkey with a keyboard could have programmed a better app. Not to mention at the steep price of 60 dollar for an iPhone application, this app should take my tests for me.
This app is absolute garbage when put next to an app like "Reef Polling" but guess what?! REEF IS FREE AND THIS COSTS AT LEAST 25$. 👿👿
Great but crashes a lot 3/5
Make it so it connects fast and easy. Also maybe bring down the price? We got a lot to pay for as it is.
Great app 5/5
Never have had a problem with the app
Great App! 5/5
This application is very useful especially when you do not have your computer to use.
By Tophat blows
Your teacher is bad if they encourage the use of this app in their class
Your service is completely idiotic 1/5
I'd love to meet the millennial losers who thought this up. Nothing short of petty theft.
Works poorly and costs too much 1/5
This app has way to many problems. It doesn't always submit your responses which is really frustrating when you get graded on answering the questions. It also cost way too much for how poorly it functions. I get upset when I find out a teacher will be using this because I hate paying for it. I'm already shelling it way too much money to go to college and to pay for overpriced textbooks, so why should I have to pay for a malfunctioning app?
Top Hat 5/5
By Mayor John