One stop for all your books 4/5
I am enjoying this app very much. I have been able to download my books on my iPad take them with me wherever I go. It is nice to be able to access all my college books in one place as well.
Since you updated this app I can’t login on my iPhone and I’m using the correct credentials to sign in this needs to be fixed ASAP I’m on the go a lot and this helps me to read my material in the go
Wont even let me in 1/5
I’m trying to log in with my cengage account details directly from my iCloud Keychain (which works in safari!) and it says that cengage does not even have my email address. Worthless app.
I am so very irritated that I spent $120 to be able to use this and I can’t even do my assignments within the app. “This activity is not yet supported in this app.” WHY??? It’s impossible to do assignments on my iPhone’s browser because it doesn’t fit to the screen and chops off at least half of the assignment. I’m so glad I downloaded this app to see that yes, I have an assignment due in a couple of hours but no, I cannot make an attempt on it while using the app. 😤 I thought the point of taking classes online was for mobility and convenience’s sake? Not in the world of Cengage apparently.
More fxns needed 4/5
Get more functionality on this app please!!! It’s great. We’ll sort of. Needs more stuff.
Not the greatest, but it works 4/5
I like the experience here much better than the online Flash-based snail of a textbook viewer. The interface here could use a bit of help, like the hit boxes of dropdown arrows, animations, and the like.
Overall, I’ll take it!
Now requires ios11 two weeks into class 1/5
Update the update to keep the app compatible with ios10. I will not buy a new ipad for one app. It's bad enough the ebook access costs $140, now I can no longer use my ipad to read it.
Doesn't work 1/5
By I don't like this app.
It doesn't work. I keep getting an error message that this version of mindtap needs to be updated, however there is no update. Mindtap is terrible and this app doesn't work.
Poor usability 1/5
Nested table of contents randomly either navigates to section in book or expands child chapter titles. Selecting text for highlighting impaired by pop up highlight. A bit more customer focus and some usability testing would helpful.
I love this app for my life science class it’s convenient
It won’t let me sign in I have changed my password a bunch now because I thought I was getting it wrong I just want to be able to read my book on the go without ruining it can you please fix this error
The Greed is Real 1/5
Let’s just say it for what it is. Kindle, Nook, have got the technological part down as far as cross platform access. The fact you can’t make notes and highlights available if you go from device to another is head scratching. Exporting notes and the highlighted is not possible. This limitation places a constraint on how we can organize and review them. Most of all, the purpose of going through a paperless, digital format allows for portability, this app imposes its limitation. I use an iPad Pro and it is NOT fully functional as it would be on a laptop/PC. I can’t do the assignments on it (states the function is not available for the app). Bottom line, the textbook industry has been getting over for a very long time and the revenue is too high to make any excuses. I don’t need any excuses. Just do what’s right and make it happen!
Great app for books when service is bad 5/5
I travel a lot for work. So at least 3 days a week, I am on the road. This app is perfect for me to keep up with studies when I’m in places that service isn’t great.
By Dewanna Durbin
What use is having this mobile app, when you can’t do homework from it. I paid for a year subscription for classes and cannot use the app to do homework from my iPad Pro.
By Blossom Knows
I enjoy using the app and so far I haven’t had any troubles with it yet! But my only problem and complaint is how expensive the services are for students. I understand that you can rent more than one book from them for a semester; however, if your instructor requires you to use one book through them for your class, I consider this to be a rip-off for the price they want you to pay for it. Everyone don’t like to read online books, and to pay an extra 7.99 to get the hardcover copy is really extra!
Great app, numbered pages would be nice 4/5
This app has been really great for studying my college course on the go. But when I use the app in class, to follow along in the book, it is difficult. The teacher will say, “read pages 113-127” but the ebook, and app, don’t have pages numbers, just sections. Other than that, I love all the features this app has.
Update no longer supports the ebook 1/5
The new update no longer supports the ebook text I had downloaded. I was able to use it before the update. Waste of money.
Cengage Review 5/5
I love using the cengage Mind tap it is very helpful when doing my classwork, readings and assignments.
This is unacceptable 1/5
I paid over $100 for this ebook service. How is it possible that your update is unable to load the book that I’m using it for. Format your books to ePub.
The book I have on intro to business is on your platform but not supported 1/5
I don’t understand how you can have a book on your system and it isn’t supported to read on an iPad when it works on your computer desktop system. Th pdf system should work on everything. It’s weird and I’m disappointed. I can only read it on a computer.
Chemistry book no longer shows numbers. 2/5
By Jimmy 01001010
The book called chemistry by Zumdahl no longer shows numbers corresponding to the problems. Please fix.
Not intuitive at all 1/5
Most book applications keep your note, bookmarks etc from device to device as long as you sign into your account. This application does not. It does not have a way to remove bookmarks on the mobile app only on the online one, which will not have all the same bookmarks because the information is not stored to your account. Although you can bookmark on the mobile app to get a page number, the feature does not work the same for the online application. This application is not good for a college student who cares about the quality of their work.
Why Can we not take tests on the app? 🤦🏻♂️
This app does more than enough to help students prepare for their class work. Cengage is working on some more features, can’t wait for the upgrade.
Student’s Review 3/5
I’m glad there’s a complimentary app that goes with the website, but it would be so much more useful if the mobile app supported all of the functions so I could actually do my homework from the app. Please work on making the mobile app more useful! Thanks
Not optimized for XS Max 2/5
By Brian Scott Mizell
Content is being cut off the screen and bookmarks do not sync with desktop and web, etc. Would be great if the bookmarked location was auto-opened when using the mobile app. Instead you have to scroll until the bookmark turns blue to find your spot.
Works great for reading textbook 5/5
I have an iPhone 6s with the ios 12 update and the app works amazing for me it’s great for reading on the go and I don’t have to carry around my textbooks. None of my assignments are supported on the app (or mobile web for that matter) so I just use it for the test book and study materials that it provides (flash cards, quizzes etc) you can highlight material and put little notes which I love it you can also search through the chapters to find specific words or phrases which is awesome
Good app with great concept but.. 3/5
I wish I could do my assignments on my phone. I like having the ebook to read but I live a very busy lifestyle and I’m constantly working, so when my laptop broke this semester, I thought I could the app so I wouldn’t fall behind, but you can’t even do that.
I ended up having to use the desk top in the school library, which I’m limited because of the hours of my work schedule. I like the desktop version more.
Don’t even bother downloading this app! 1/5
By Jessica Mor
First of all, this app feels like it was developed by a student in the first year of college, not a real developer.
Some of the quizzes either don’t show the questions for you, only the answers and then you have to pick any random answer to be able to move forward and try reading the next question.
Same thing happens with the flashcards! Some of them only show one side, which makes the whole learning process pointless and incomplete.
The voice to text feature bumps you from chapter one to chapter 25 or any other random chapter before you are finished with it and for NO absolutely reason.
In fewer words, absolutely NOTHING works the way it is supposed to trying to use this app feels like a huge waste of time!
Poor functionality 2/5
This app always has issues. Highlight and define are always buggy. Also difficult to use the search. Some times you have to repeatedly touch the screen to get it to pull up. Another thing is once you highlight something, you are not able to trash the highlight if you have highlighted the wrong sentence.
Pretty good! 4/5
Other than some text-to-speech issues with the reading, I like the app. Easy to read my textbooks wherever I go without having to lug huge textbooks everywhere!!
Very frustrating 1/5
By fulltime mom and student
Being that they created a mobile app, one would assume you could complete assignments. I have to sit in a car line everyday waiting on my kids, I downloaded this app so that I could make great use of my time and complete assignments. However, you can’t. You can see assignment, but cannot work on it. The only thing you can do is read the book.
By Slim &
I am not a big fan of MindTap. But, this app is alright to use.
By Cherry seed
Hands down one of the worst website/app out there. Can’t open assignments, due date changes don’t get updated so you can’t open the assignment, don’t even bother with contacting them. My grade is so low just because of this. Do us students a favor and delete this bs.
App is no good!!! 1/5
This app doesn't work at. You can log in and that's it. Useless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not bad 4/5
I would like to see more improvement please.
Works great 5/5
I’m not sure why so much negative comments but it works well in my device.
Needs some upgrades 4/5
In my course the book and study material is in sections in the app it’s just the reading material no separation of sections. Also no access to the rest of the cengage material which would be great so you can watch the corresponding video lectures with each section and see the assignment.
Absolute trash 1/5
Update: I used Speak Screen all the time to listen to my chapters in the car or on the go. After IOS 12 update, speak screen will not load anymore for MindTap. Now I have to sit at PC in order to listen. Speak Screen works just fine on all my other apps tho. Also the app doesn't sync with the desktop version so when you open the app to finish reading on the go, you tap on the chapter but it opens another chapter entirely so you have to search through all the pages to find where you left off. It just keeps getting better!!
Don't download. Read the reviews. You can't do assignments, can't even read the textbook because the ereader is not functional with any version of iOS. I have an iPhone 7 plus and an iPad Pro 10.5 and the app doesn't work on either device. Thousands of dollars go to Cengage for books and the students can't even use the app that professors FORCE them to use. And Cengage's responses in the reviews are just years of apologies but no fixes. Shame on you Cengage. Students: Do yourself a favor and get Chegg.
Update: Their response below is to contact support but it's the same prob that all iOS users have reported for years with the e-reader: white screen while attempting to open the book. And no assessment compatibility is ridiculous in 2018. No thanks, Cengage. I'm not wasting more of my limited time with support.
It’s helpful but.. 4/5
The book part is helpful but it would be better if we can change the voice that reads the book.
Needs work! 2/5
When I search for words/sentences in the book, sometimes it will show a preview of where they are found, but when you select it, it just takes you to the beginning of the chapter and does not work. I recently updated to the iPhone XR and this app is definitely not optimized for the notch. You can just barely see an icon at the edge of the notch that is covered by it. And when typing in the search, the words being typed go into the notch where you can’t see what you are typing.
You would think that after over a year of the iPhone X being out, Cengage would have optimized their app for the notch. Apparently not!
Add page number search 4/5
By Yet flyer11
Add page number search
Not user friendly! 2/5
By New York +30
The app allows tapping on one work to get a “define” option but not if more words are selected.
The app does not allow users to copy and the paste a term or terms in the search box or anywhere. I need to do this to see where else multiple words or terms were used in the book. I must type again. And again. Because I cannot copy.
It looks that the publishers are greedy trying to prevent users from copying.
This is 2018. Users find other ways!! You are only making it hard for legit users. Hello? Looking at other publishers now.
It’s ok 2/5
By Private General FIrst class
The e-reader needs some work, highlighting can be painful and it also wouldn’t hurt to add more colors. Also there’s this thing when you tap or scroll down it turns into the windowed mode so you can change the options or exit it, just cut that crap out. It’s really annoying trying study with what I’m reading going up and down because of the windowed mode coming and going.
I can access the book on my phone which is awesome. Yet, I can’t access the assignments and quizzes from my class which is an essential part of my overall grade. The convenience of having it on my phone would make my life %1000 easier.
Works every time! 5/5
By Bro. Drew
Gets me through the chapters and the ability for the app to read the chapters to me is priceless. The flash cards are an extra bonus to get me ready for the in class test. Flawless product.
Pointless and useless 1/5
By A Stevin Like No Other
Why can’t I work on assignments? How hard is it to populate the quizzes? If I can’t use my phone to do the work then what’s the point of the app?
Login Issues 1/5
By Disapproving Student
Worse thing MCC could have done. I can’t login and view my class. Acces code is claiming it has been used already. And how do I get IT because this is a revolving door trying to get help.
Good so far 5/5
Unlike most of the reviews on here, I was able to log in immediately, download the ebook, and browse through all the required activities. Using an iPad Pro 9.7. Will update if I run into issues.