Can’t do my homework on it. Completely useless.
Could not access the app 1/5
I logged on with Cengage ID . I was asked to to scroll down to accept end user policy.
The screen would not scroll down to the accept button.
Continuously Crashes 1/5
For weeks now the app has crashed any and every time I try to pull up an e-textbook.
Crashes a lot 1/5
I never leave reviews for apps, but Cengage really needs to improve this app if I can give it zero stars I would. For sure the worst app I have on my phone, but I need it for school.
Doesnt work 1/5
By App Store E789
Tried opening chapter 5 of a textbook and found it blank all the way until chapter 11
Crap App 2/5
By want to be rid of it!!!
This app works when it wants to. I can’t even view my text book because the app keeps shutting down every time I try to view my book. This is AFTER and update!!! Smh. Someone needs to get their game right cause I’m paying for a book I can’t even view!!
How do I change text size?! 4/5
it’s a decent app for reading textbook but the Size function isn’t working and it’s a shame since the size of the text might be too small for some readers.
Can’t log in 1/5
The concept of the app itself is nice. Let’s say a student is unable to access a computer at a certain time, yet they want to get some studying done. This app would be perfect for that, if it were possible to actually login.
There’s another review with the same problem so I’m assuming a lot of other people also have this problem. All in all, good app with a horrible execution.
Concepts of DatabaseManagement 1/5
I have been trying to use the iOS version of the Cengage app and it is a disaster! Trying to navigate through the book is ridiculous. There is no Go To page avail. The table of contents is not linked to the document. The only way to get to something is turning pages. I will never get another book from this company
Terrible App 1/5
I downloaded it for my IPhone and it will not get past the agreements page!! Terrible!! I suggested this for my students and Terrible mistake!!
Can read the e book, but can’t do homework. That’s a waste.
By helo peopl who see tis
I AM CONFUSION
Worst UI I’ve Ever Used 1/5
By Dingus Boii
I’ve used some pretty terrible apps prior to this but Cengage takes the cake. The mobile books are a joke and are virtually unreadable. The graphics that go along with the book are just as easy to read as they are on desktop. (Complete garbage). Cengage should take some of the $120 they over charge for unlimited in order to profit off students and hire a real app developer. This thing is a complete joke. Thanks for the highlight feature but it’s no use if the book doesn’t load!
I have never been happy with Cengage as a website. It is an unnecessary tool that lazy teachers use to “teach” their classes. They basically make you pay for a unique digital access platform, which is just a virtual machine, which anyone can install on their PC with any copy of any OS they want for free. The app though, since I a still be forced to use Cengage the site, is better than I thought it would be. The site is very difficult to navigate, it runs incredibly slow and the layout makes no sense, but the app is simpler, just what it needs to be. I’ll update if I run into problems.
Lacks essential features for academic study and lacks comfort features for reading 1/5
It is extremely difficult to tell which page you are on. Page numbers are an essential feature of any book app used for university study- when referencing information from a textbook you must provide the page the information comes from- yet Cengage does not provide this information.
The table of contents only shows the highest levels of the text. Instead of being able to jump to a particular chapter, you only have the option of jumping to a particular section and then you can get to a particular chapter by swiping to the left or right with you finger. This is exceedingly inconvenient.
When the app is opened, your books are not displayed. Instead of showing the content you do have available in the app, a blank white screen appears with small text that says: “It looks like you don’t have any active courses at the moment.” You have to navigate the menu to “My Books” to see your books.
The app does not allow you to adjust the width of the page. You are stuck with the entire width of your iPad. A smaller width improves reading speed and is more pleasant.
You cannot use multi-tasking features of an iPad- putting the notes app on the left and the book you are reading on the right would be very helpful.
You cannot use the system voice to read- you are stuck with Cengage’s robot voice. Instead of some of the enhanced foreign accented voices available in iOS (like Kate).
I have already written to my school imploring them to drop Cengage as a textbook vendor.
Doesn’t work at all. 1/5
Horrible, nothing comes up, doesn’t load the pages.
not into it 1/5
why must school content be platform-specific? is it not enough for me to actually own a book i'm forced to pay $50+ for?
Need to add completion capabilities 2/5
Absolutely absurd that I cannot complete assigned activities in the app. While I can read my textbooks and the dashboard illustrates the assignments that I need to complete, it is baffling that there is no way to complete those assignments in the app itself, and on mobile devices in general. This needs to be fixed ASAP. Thank you for coming to my TEDTalk
Does not work 1/5
I do not know exactly what is going on but I can not log in to my account at all and it is stressing me out for my classes. I have tried my laptop browser and to no avail either. I was able to log in thru password renewal on my iphone browser but now I am afraid once it logs me out that I wont be able to log back in. This is ridiculous. This app was easy to use now I’m very disappointed.
Worst learning app 1/5
Where to begin, my professor used this company and they do not function at all. Their customer support live chat and call will never answer and you will get kicked after about 5 min, they create a case for you but it won’t get answered... on top of that my ebooks never showed up on the app after being told I need to use the app after the files for a Mac application needed to be updated by the developers. Would give a 0/5 star if possible
Doesn’t work 2/5
Every time I log in it says they are struggling to achieve my request or something weird like that. My ebooks won’t open. And that’s about it cause that’s about all you can do. As a student on the go with a full time job I would like access to my books. But whatever. Cool concept if it would actually work.
By Little Big Twig
The app contains the material, and shows everything where the website might not show a table on mobile. However, other than this, stick with the website. It’s well-designed and intuitive to use, for the most part, whereas the app is clunky, slow, and missing the ease of use, particularly when it comes to chapter divisions, that the website does have. TLDR: stick to the website.
Please fix the font so we can make the text bigger!! 1/5
This app had a lot of potential. I was hoping to be able to work on assignments on the go, or at least look at my textbook. All I got was a glorified version of the reminders app.
Difficult to work with! 1/5
I don’t like it at all, constantly signs me out...
Literally doesn’t save the page your reading... so having to login constantly and look for the spot you left off gets super annoying. So it takes me for ever to get my assignments done..
I don’t recommend for professors to use this for there courses
Can’t log in 1/5
So I assume that an app made for mobile devices will make reading a text book on said device much easier than trying to use browser controls. The problem I ran into is that I cannot log in to the app at all, I guess because all my courses are concave through blackboard. It’s absolutely absurd that I can take 10+ classes using cengage, but if I want to read on my phone I have to make a new account and pay for something I’ve already paid for. If there is a way to log in using my blackboard credentials then spending a half hour searching forums and the cengage support page should have uncovered something. This app is nothing but a money grab!!! If this is representative of the company’s value system then cengage needs to be replaced by a company that cares about the education of the students they supply! After reading other reviews it seems I’m lucky that I couldn’t log in to see the disaster that the app really is.
Can’t even access my book 1/5
When I click my book, it says there is no pages in it 😞 waste of time
After reading the reviews my expectations were low 2/5
It’s decent, but the scroll feature is weird. You swipe like you normally would for an ebook, then it has you scroll through the chapter, which is what makes it awkward. There are no page numbers besides how many pages you have left while scrolling. If I were to need this for offline, it were to be for internet emergencies only.
App has potential 2/5
Please allow the app to search for specific page numbers, it’s very hard to read without knowing where you are in the book.
Just bad 1/5
Wish it’d work 1/5
I’m in the cengage webpage on my computer looking at my email and password yet everytime I type it into the app it says there’s not account with those credentials
Not Good 1/5
This Iphone app doesn’t work right for anything. You can’t read or scroll through your books. I can’t see any assignments my teacher assigns. But all these pics for the app shows it’s working well.
Need to be able to use split screen! 1/5
By Jack is my cousin
I would like to be able to do my homework on note apps while looking at the textbook
It’s just very sad because it had one purpose and can’t even fulfill that purpose. I just need this app to read the textbook(s), but the text won’t even load half the time. The app often freezes.
Cant even do online work 1/5
Requires textbooks to be downloaded rather than streamed and cant even do online work. Wasted potential and rip off of a product
Couldn’t access my account 1/5
I got this hoping I would be able to use this app for my book and to do work on my iPad but when I log into my account it does not show my class at all and I checked it many times to make sure it was the right account but it still did not work.
By Enemy Bread
The Cengage mobile platform is repulsive and a jumbled mess of broken menus and readers. For the amount charged for a 4 month subscription there should be at least a standard for operation. If you read this review please update the platform it has so much potential and could be a real help in sticky situations.
Only in business because we’re forced to buy it 1/5
Bad UI. Non functional. If we’re forced to buy access to cengage they should at least have the decency at least make their system remotely workable.
very bad 1/5
By Crashes and bad security
barely functions, very slow, formatting errors, missing chunks of text every page and user experience was probably never considered
eBook is rubbish 1/5
The eBook takes forever to download and navigation is clunky. Don’t offer technological features, like a mobile app, if you cannot provide a good product. The app reflects poorly upon Cengage.
Their textbook display is awful with abysmal search function.
This app is almost unusable. I am unable to scroll the pages on my textbooks without the slider on the side of the screen (which often disappears), the navigation around the textbooks often freezes and won’t work properly, the inability to edit your dashboard or your textbooks is infuriating, it crashes randomly often... this app is absolutely my least favorite tool that I use for school.
If Cengage had any decency left, they would use the $120 membership price towards improving this horrible app. This company is a train wreck.
Doesn’t work at all 1/5
This app doesn’t work at all. The app opens and you can either select a chapter from a drop down menu or you can swipe to select a chapter and that is where the experience ends. After opening the chapter you’re stuck there, looking at the title, a photo and it’s caption. Pages don’t scroll nor do they flip. The developers didn’t build a basic app for the iPad. It just does not work, not at all. Don’t waste your time. Three is nothing to rate so I can’t give it any stars.
Opposite of easily used 1/5
The point of an app is to make something more accessible from your phone but with the loading times and non-existent scroll you might as well have Cengage pulled up on safari as that would be easier to use.
Did absolutely nothing for me 1/5
I have a number of courses on Cengage this semester, so I purchased Cengage unlimited. After dealing problems with the ebooks on my laptop I decided I would attempt to access the ebook on the app with my phone. HOWEVER, both my courses that I have connected to Cengage right now are ‘not supported by the app’ and it does not show my ebooks on the app either.
Bad. Doesn’t work. 1/5
By this was garbage
Can’t read if you can’t scroll... 1/5
I have 3 classes using Cengage this semester and it would be wonderful if I was able to read my ebooks in the app. Unfortunately, basic functionality is not included with this app.
More frustrating than slamming your hand in a car door. Doesn’t even work
“Why” forgotten point 1/5
Since you can’t make an app work properly and I have to rent the books from another source. Offer a refund for Amazon’s rental price on your garbage!