Dangerous Users 1/5
I am deleting this app. I have tried to contact them to report this one user who is constantly writing about “taking” care of these people himself. But can never get the right area or get no response from them. This started out great, but with no policing of its users it is now just scary. Person goes by J or JJ
Uncontrollable baloney 1/5
Impossible to delete account. Program sends random messages to Congress.
Easy and succinct 5/5
BUG: currently doesn’t seem to let you sign in through Facebook account? Add google or something else to make it easier for people to sign up.
REVIEW: Simple interface that provides all the information you need to know about any upcoming legislation. The summaries and "why vote yes/no" section makes all the differences. I also love that you can vote along as well so that you can track if your rep and you are on the same page. Only thing I wish is that you can see how you vote and your rep vote along all issues one one page. Download the app and you'll find yourself more knowledgeable and involved in the political process.
Don’t bother to read the discussions! 2/5
Left wing App but I will keep it just to use it against them. You must admit they are organized & have a rapid response to events and issues so the right needs to take heed. I’ll use it to make my voice heard & suggest you do the same, just don’t think you’ll get any unbiased or even partially unbiased information. Also makes me wonder what they use your info for after reading comments by others who tried to delete the App.
Update: I’m really beginning to wonder who these editorial editors are? Moveon.org or maybe another Soros group?
Waste of time and data 1/5
You have to tell the app your address so that it knows who your reps are. The only problem is that the app is like Tom Cruise in the movie A FewGood Men when Jack Nicholson tells Tom that he can not handle the truth. This app can not handle my address, and as such, it does nothing. Ooops I stand corrected, it takes up memory space on your device, and wasted the data that you spent downloading it. A total waste of time, space, data, and effort.
Can’t delete account 1/5
On principle I do not want to use any services ghat require you to ask to have your account deleted. There should be a simple way for users to delete their own accounts. I have emailed support twice asking to have my account deleted and no one has answered. When I try to unsubscribe my email address that doesn’t seem to work either
Can’t open app 1/5
This app asks for my address as it claims there are multiple representatives in my zip code - there are not. When I enter my address - the app says “something is wrong”. That’s as far as I get - deleting it.
An empowering tool with a disempowering format 3/5
I just began using an older version of countable I downloaded a year ago and loved it! It was feature rich and I had total control of my experience! I could look through bills or news or stalk my legislators. In the latest update they severely dumbed down the app, mashing all these features into an unspecified mix that I have no control over. Now I feel like my time is not well spent on the app, similar to reading Facebook newsfeed. Before countable was a one-stop tap for citizen empowerment. Now I feel like a consumer more than a participant.
No to Facebook!! 1/5
By Packerowner 01
l’m sure as hell not joining facebook! Yet I can’t log in with email like i am supposed to be able too! Waste of time! attention Countable - GET OUT OF BED WITH FACEBOOK!! BAD PARTNERSHIP DEAL FOR YOU!!!
Great App but lacks comment ability 4/5
This is an amazing app that has made me a more informed citizen and has helped me communicate with my representatives. I’ll give it five stars when I can respond to someone else’s comments on a bill, which fosters not only involvement but also communication.
Please let me respond to other people’s comments!!
No way to delete your account. 2/5
While easy to use, there is no way to delete your account and emails about this are left unanswered. I want to delete my account and open a new one that is not connected to my Facebook account. But this is not an option.
Twitter interface doesn’t work 3/5
By David Ratonyi
Please fix this.
Needs Fixing! 1/5
I used to love this app, but now any time I try and click “progress” under a bill the app crashes.
Good but crashes 4/5
Crashes when you click progress
Cannot input address 1/5
Completed the entire profile. When I try to input my address it won’t allow me!! Pretty sure that’s a priority for a voting app!! Seriously!! BTW your “help” section is a joke!
Nearly Perfect! 5/5
This app is AMAZING IN EVERY WAY! However, it is a bit laggy, the app crashes sometimes, but not often. And I think there needs to be better design of the app when it comes to typing something in the personal information section.
Voiceover compatibility 3/5
I am disappointed with how accountable works with apples voiceover. Many buttons, including the yay and nay buttons, are not labeled. A little work would make the app much easier to use. I know Apple has guidelines and tools for making apps accessible. Please give them a try.
Great app 4/5
Takes the guess work and difficulty out of telling your representatives what you think. So helpful in today’s politics.
Turning INTO a RANT BOX 2/5
By Mikal T
Sadly there are fewer & fewer reasoned statements. Comments that are NOT directly concerned with the subject being presented are increasing every week & SHOULD BE DELETED. And even though this is supposed to be a place & means for contacting our reps... individuals are again using it to attack each other... I am very close to deleting this app which had so much promise...
Needs some work 1/5
By ethan, an American
Good intentions, bad execution. It would help if the actual bills and government information were presented in a better format. This would be better than having to see the opinions and votes of extremely pretentious/partisan users before actually reading the texts of bills. Overall, it is a good app- if you can get past the comments and votes of people who don’t know what they’re typing about.
Excellent App 5/5
Get involved in our government! Tell your representatives what you think. It is vital to be part of how our representatives think about issues.
Everyone should have this on their phone! 5/5
How much easier do you need it to be to get involved. Let them hear you and be loud.
Awesome concept 3/5
But tons of bug issues.
Love the idea of this app. Hate that it’s been glitching for months so I still see when my former reps voted and not my new home reps.
Good in theory, horrible in execution 1/5
By B in KC
This started as an unbiased forum to stay informed on issues. However over time Countable has shown they are no different than the corrupt main stream media. Be weary of the content here - it will be biased.
This web site is completely un biased towards our worst government in my history. It’s all facts and I heavily depend on Countable for my reading on issues. The other thing is we, on any issue, have the ability to contact our reps. Doesn’t get any better than Countable.
Fake News 1/5
By Status Quo Lover
Leftist propaganda disguised as an app. The authors can’t help it, though... they, and everyone they know, are leftists. Lots of false narratives.
No Delete 1/5
Like being held hostage? Then this service is for you. Warning: there is no option to delete your account. Like a thug gang, once you’re in you can’t get out.
Awesome app! Second best way to make an impact in politics. 5/5
Other than voting this is the best way to make an impact in politics. Just need more people to buy in so our representatives recognize and give more weight to comments coming from this app.
A much needed app 4/5
I really love what this app is providing for every day citizens. Finally! Something that easily lets us see what our Congress is up to and voice our opinion to them. Thank you so much developers! Please keep up the good work!
In addition to to sending representatives our written opinions after we vote on an issue, I think it would be even more impactful if you sent them a summarizing graphic showing the vote distribution on that topic. For example, a graphic that shows the number of yea/nay votes by state, or by the whole country based on the users of your app.
The app keeps crashing every time I click on the “Progress” button of a bill or issue.
Fake News App 1/5
This is heavily endorsed by all the FAKE NEWS outlets. I am uninstalling at once. If you want real news I trust the experts at Fox News. This app has no relevance in the market place.
Helps you be a citizen 5/5
It puts you in contact with you representatives and shows you what they’re up to now. Great app.
What happened to details 1/5
This used to tell me how each senators/congressmen voted. Can’t find that info anymore
By Tv wizard
Disappointing. Hard to use.
One of the most important apps. 5/5
I have tons of applications. As a photographer I live in my apps.
This app is my important. This app facilitates involvement in our process of government. As a writer, who’s name escapes me, could be Saul Bellows, wrote, “there is no such thing as a non political man.” Either we shape our world or others will shape it for us. This app performs the most vital and noble role of empowering the individual, and facilitating involvement in our Democracy. We must stand for one another, we are bound to defend the rights noted in our constitution. As we stand for the rights of one, we protect the rights for many.
Great app for news about Federal Law news 5/5
By Electric unicorn
This is an app any Patriot of The USA (and any local version of this app for those patriots of other countries) should have on their smartphone or tablet device. Has a synopsis of the actual language written in layman's English so that those who don't speak legal-ese understand the effect of the proposed legislation. Very helpful. Gives you a brief description and arguments for and against each bill. That way you can know exactly where you stand on it. Having the contact info in the app of the legislature and Congress is really nice. The built-in post to Facebook and Twitter are also great to help really your friends and family to your side in the political debate.
Leftist App 1/5
I removed this app after I noticed it had an option labeled “Talk to Trump”.. which is basically a feature that allows you to join in on bad mouthing the President of the United States. If these developers think they’ll get many dedicated users.. they should think again. Promoting the bad mouthing of the President is ludicrous and extreme.
Needs a paragraph break function. 3/5
When I submit a message to my representatives, I want to be able to organize my thoughts in a manner that provides organization and clarity. Mashing all of my thoughts into one paragraph does not accomplish this. I need to be able to present myself as an informed voter, and not some idiot mashing on a keyboard.
Additionally, I would like a preview function, that shows me the FULL message being sent to my representatives.
Amazing tool 5/5
This is an amazing platform for civic participation and I'm excited to see it grow. It would be great to also have my local representatives such as city council, mayor and state legislature in there as well; hopefully that's coming!
Awesome, but it won’t let me post to Twitter 5/5
I absolutely love the concept of this application, but I wish I was able to share my responses via twitter. I know there is an option to share to Twitter, but it does not seem to be functioning properly. I am able to write up a tweet, but there is no button to post. Please fix this!
Yes and No 3/5
It’s been great to keep up to date with what is going on in D.C. and being able to contact my members of Congress.
However, I’m hard pressed to find Amy conservative users. While it is important to engage in civil discussion, the majority here is liberal minded folk simply here to bash folks and politicians from the other side of the aisle.
Again, enjoy the app, but I do wish there was more of a conservative representation using the app.
Some good - some not so good 3/5
This app is kind of like Facebook for the political crowd. It lets you see the federal legislature in “action” - unfortunately there’s no links to the bills, only a brief synopsis of the bill with a statement from the sponsor and opposition (usually a tweet from both)
It also allows you to message your representative and senators. It also allows for calling them. Unfortunately many of the users don’t realize (or care) that the messages they are posting go to their reps and just use it as if they are on Facebook trying to shame others into believing their rants.
Finally, it’s somewhat buggy- looking at the “details” of a bill rarely works the way it should, instead it drops you into the comments area and you have scroll back up, it frequently closes the details area for no apparent reason, when posting a message, things like editing are difficult and there’s no way to make a new paragraph.
Needs better layout 3/5
On mor the next be around occasion that I’ve voted when I wanted to read the pros and cons.
It needs to be reorganized so that voting is at the bottom of the explanation.
My FAVORITE APP 5/5
Ever feel like expressing your opinion to your congressional representatives but don’t find the time?
This app has everything you need to easily become an informed and engaged citizen. And it’s so fun to see what others are writing in different states to their reps.
Definitely can get you riled up sometimes when others see things differently but it’s all good.
Democracy isn’t always pretty. Some even consider it a knock-down blood sport.
If you like politics then you’re going to LOVE this app!
App works almost as well as Congress 1/5
App is extremely glitchy. Updates don’t seem to be fixing it. App either stalls and won’t show “progress” or other info about the bill, or it will crash when you try to see more info about the bill.
Should b easier to contact reps after your vote 2/5
By Justin 28562
Once i vote yeah or nay should be able to send message to reps while also having the choice to calling them, which is the only option countable gives. Instead must go back to my reps and send message. Too many steps for getting point across .
Epic Spam! 1/5
What a shame that these Defenders of Democracy refuse to honor email unsubscribe requests, equating them with the worst of porn hucksters. Should you install this app, think twice before agreeing to ANY notifications.
Crashes often 3/5
I love the app, but it crashes often on IPhone X running iOS 11.1.2
Great App 5/5
Will recommend works great
Two main issues. 3/5
1. The check marks for selecting topics are too small and it was very frustrating to have to select them individually. Make "select all" an option and/or make the check marks bigger to avoid opening a new page everytime the checkmark is missed. Or change it so that you can quick tap the subject to select and long press/seipe to open.
2. Editing comments forces crash. Please fix.