Can’t download books 3/5
I bought races and classes separate from the books because that’s all I need as a player. But to download this on the app I need the entire book? Idk if I missed something but that’s pretty annoying
This being the official DnD digital handbook, I had high expectations. I was wrong to think that. It is one of those apps that is.... pay to use but still is free. Do you think anyone is idiotic enough to spend hundreds of dollars to have digital guides to DnD, when I could get a free third party app that does more? I can understand having a few in-app purchases for exclusive content, but this is too much, with hundreds of dollars worth of guides. Also, it lacks even the most basic things such as a charter sheet- instead it cost $25. Any other guide out of the many? Each $25. There is one free thing in the whole app and it’s a garage guide that does nothing. Seriously. So much potential. I mean, just make the charter sheets free....
Frustrating!! Concept awesome, stability & offline access miss 4/5
I had formerly written a one star review, but Curse has fixed so many of the bugs, such as the constant crashing and offline access. In fact, they fixed almost everything in my previous review. THANK YOU!
There are a some areas that need focus. We need CR tables and TOC entries that jump to the headings. There are many things that can be improved through hyper linking like on the website. Search still seams off, but it is all so much better I cannot believe it.
The Curse team will fix it. We finally have a stable product and that is the basis for incremental improvement. I am definitely eyeing the legendary purchase now that this app works for offline. Great job Adam and team! Keep going!
Can’t log in 2/5
Current build (1.0.6) won’t let me lo in on iOS. On a related note the app needs a confirmation dialogue when hit the logout button.
Quite Lacking 1/5
D&D Beyond is great - but this app is really lacking in some of the basic features of the website such as the ability to view your character sheets and home brew content. It’s basically just a reference guide to the books, most which you could find for free elsewhere.
Great app for nothing on it 1/5
So not only can you not take the books that you actually have and import an ID or code or anything to be able to access them on the app, but you can't even create content like on the website. If you don't want to rebuy every book you have, then this app it a barren field and the only thing in it is the basic rules and that's it. It's a waste of space on your phone. If you have bought those books on dndbeyond, then you might find some use, but otherwise, don't waste your time downloading it.
The website is good. The app isn’t. 2/5
By Darkwing Dude
The app lacks functionality. You can’t even view your character sheet let alone build a character with the app. The website is really good for both though so go with that for now.
Love the site and app, but... 3/5
It would be really nice to reference character sheet in app. Dice rolls would be cool, too. Right now, the app doesn't offer much. I'm hopeful and will update if it gets better. Right now there is 0 reason to use this apps current features.
Love the website; Hate the app 1/5
I can’t view any of the books I’ve bought. Always say that there was an error loading it. Don’t even know why I haven’t deleted the app yet.
Great content, buggy 3/5
As far as I know, it lacks the character management and campaign tracking of the desktop site, but I mostly wanted it for the digital versions of the rule books. The layout and cross linking are very well done, making this a better way to reference rules at the table, compared to the printed books. I just it didn’t crash to desktop so often.
Just barely useful 2/5
Right now, the app is crashing so frequently that I can hardly use it for anything. Takes for ever to load, is slow to navigate, and when tapping on links in pre-downloaded content that app just quits. Issue persists after uninstalling and reinstalling the app, force quitting the app, rebooting my phone, logging out and logging back in, and deleting and re-downloading the affected content.
Don’t rely on this app! (Fortunately their web browser interface is much better. I’m almost not sure why they bothered to make this app, since it’s so buggy. Oh well.)
Awesome reader. 3/5
It’s a good book reader. I would love to see a viable ability to read character sheets that are stored in the web portal on my tablet or phone
Good... but.... 3/5
This app is good for the content, but I use this site to manage my campaigns, and the fact you can’t view character sheets from an app is ludacris. Pay a dev to make this happen, and this app would be worth a lot more.
Where’s the character sheets? 4/5
I like the app overall, but I really wish that character sheets were available on mobile.
Only good for digital books you buy through them 2/5
So, first off for what the app is this isn’t that bad. It lets you customize how you want to read the book letting you adjust font size, page colorization, spacing, and justification. You can bookmark spots for quick reference and it’s got all the books and modules available.
However if you’ve already bought your books elsewhere this is 100% useless unless you need something from the basic rules. There is no code or method to unlock digital books if you bought the physical ones.
Even worse, you can’t access your d&d beyond character sheets from the app nor any other feature from the D&D Beyond website. It’s a glorified ebook reader at this point. Wouldn’t recommend this app at all until they start adding more features like view only character sheets at minimum. Editable sheets would be best and articles and forums seem a no brainer to me.
I keep setting this app aside and coming back to it in hopes that it’ll be better than before, but it never happens. It’s nice that you can carry your books with you digitally, but it’s honestly more user-friendly to use the website. No actual game options, just the books. But the most disappointing part is the search engine. You’d think typing in “giant rat” would take you to the monster manual and show you the stat card for a giant rat. Well, it doesn’t. So I find myself scrolling through the books for things the same way I’d have to flip through a real one. Which leave me wondering what’s the point every time.
Could be good 2/5
App crashes all the time and quick links even within the same sourcebook don’t work. Better off just using the website. If this app was more polished it would be fine.
No character sheet stuff, don’t bother 1/5
By Crista the annoyed one
I only wanted this app in hopes it would provide my character sheet or a character sheet maker here like the website, but alas it’s just a place to download their books. Sigh. Goodbye app, maybe you’ll be useful one day.
What’s the point of having an app if it has NONE of my content? No characters, no campaigns.. Don’t waste your time downloading. I deleted immediately.
Wish all the features were there 3/5
The desktop version has so much more to offer. It has a character creator, homebrew feature saving, and campaign management. As a DM it is very easy for me to use the desktop app to see all my party’s character sheets and craft the story based around them, but for some reason the app only has the compendium. I wish it had all the features that i can just as easily just goto the very mobile friendly website and use.
Decent Start. Crashy. 3/5
The content presentation itself is great. Be prepared for crashes while reading it though. It really needs offline character integration and functionality with the website to be really useful.
There is no reason for this app to exist 1/5
By MU 1285837
The website is nice, use that.
I only got this so my son could create characters on it. All it allows you to do is buy the rule books. Useless.
Over priced 1/5
Over priced way to digitally get the media that doesn’t even support character sheets. I already own most of the physical books and wanted an easier way to transport things but 30$ for the digital players handbook? Rip off, especially with no reduced pricing option for people who already own the physical book.
Good but wish there was a lot more 2/5
I like that it has all the books available but I think each one is too expensive for what is technically an e-book. I would rather purchase the the physical copy that is the same price.
I originally downloaded the app expecting to have character sheets available like on the website but unfortunately they aren’t. I hope in the future they will integrate them in but for now I find the app pretty useless.
Would be great if it had function 2/5
Downloaded the app thinking that it’d allow me to have the books on the go, but create, manage, and view character sheets that I made on the web. This is not the case. The only thing this app allows me to do is look at the books and that’s about it which is kind of sad seeing the mobile website on my phone can do that and manage/create my character sheet(s).
Main reason to use this app is if you were using an iPad and need an easy-to-navigate pdf for games. Other than that, don’t download and use this app, you’ll have better usage with the mobile website.
Maybe fills a very specific need 2/5
Everything about the app is worse than using the website in a browser.
Add Character Sheets 4/5
I like the app. It’s very convenient to be able to have everything at once, and I can find specific pages pretty easily too. I had hoped, however, to be able to access my character sheet here as well. Unfortunately that is not the case. I have seen other users likewise complain about the lack of access to custom content. Maybe that could be added in the next update?
Character sheets 3/5
I enjoy the app but wish character sheets were available.
Where are the character sheets? 2/5
I have the books on my Kindle app. Please include the character sheets on this app.
Cannot log in 1/5
I can’t login. I put the correct information in it says “Forbidden - CSRF token invalid”
No character sheet access??? 1/5
With character sheet access it would be 5 Stars
No thanks, I’d rather not spend an additional 29.99 for digital versions of books I already spent 50 on for the hard copy. Money grabbing whores.
Character sheet? 2/5
I would love my digital character sheet on my phone it seems all I can get in the app are rulebooks and campaigns
Not what I expected, but not bad. 3/5
I use the website, and it was expecting something similar. I’m glad we can lug around the books without the book, but, it would be a 5 star improvement if we could view and interact with our character sheets like we do online, maybe even download it so when we play outside of wifi range we can still have our information, and when the reconnect to the internet, it updates any changes from that session.
Has potential but not there yet 2/5
This app has the potential to be really great. The website is fantastic and easy to use but until you can view and edit your characters in the app, and view campaigns you are playing in from the app, it’s really nothing more than an SRD tool.
When going to My Content section. Of the app, all you see is basic rules and any purchases you have made.
Really like the Beyond website and tools, app is just not there yet!
Wait for them to update things 1/5
As many of the reviews state the app is lacking even some of the most basic of features such as showing you your own character sheets. All it has is unlocked hand guides that it allows you download and sort of use offline. (Though you cant actually use dnd beyond offline itself if you have the whole suite) while the books look good the UI needs quite a bit of work, it feels clunky considering that it should allow you to read the guides just like books. Using the search feature was something i was looking forward to, as one would expect the search should have been able to bring up anything you are looking for simply by typing in the key words or phrases. Instead what we get is something akin to trying to play darts while standing on your head, backwards, in the dark, while a mariachi band plays loudly whilst circling you on tiny motorcycles. SO all in all while the ideas are there, the execution is almost non existent. Hopefully i will be able to give it a better review once they finish the product but until then one star it is
Needs More Work 2/5
As a reference the app is just okay. There are better reference apps out there. I really hope they add Character sheets and building functionality to the app, because the website is awesome so we know they are capable of doing this right.
App does not work 1/5
You can’t open anything from the compendium page - it just crashes. You can search, but when you try to click on any result, the page is blank and never loads (after waiting 5 minutes). But if you search for something, click on a result, then go to the compendium page, click on the book, and wait 60 seconds, then the content you searched for (and only that content) is viewable for about 30 seconds before the app crashes. This app does not have the minimum functionality indicated in its description. Stick to the website until there is some form of quality control on this app.
Could be better 2/5
I thought the character sheets would be one this which is the only reason I downloaded it
Hoping it was more like the website 3/5
Hopefully they will add features like the website. Such as the character creation stuff and so on and so forth.
Crashes all the time 2/5
I really wanted to use this app, but the app crashes every time I open it. It’s impossible to use this as my portable reference so I can play anywhere instead of dragging forty books around.
By Isa A. A.
It was nice having the player’s handbook, but I never should have bought anything through the app. Really should’ve known better. It crashes if I try to go deeper than a few pages. To be honest, I want my $30+ back. Or for the app to get fixed, so I can read what I bought because I liked it up until that point.
Love the website hate the app 1/5
It literally crashes every time I scroll to pick a book.
No Character Sheets or any other functionality 1/5
Might as well be the kindle app. Except there the books are cheaper.
Had a great launch, but are they still there...? 2/5
This app was in a great place to begin with, but it seems like this app hasn’t gotten any attention... everything has been for the browser version. iOS support was a big feature about Beyond and I’m stuck using safari all the time because the app isn’t usable. No character sheets, the search mechanic literally just doesn’t work, and bookmarks don’t keep work! I hope the quality of the app improves, I shouldn’t have to be online all the time to look at the content I’ve purchased.
Love D&D Beyond- please make this app USEFUL! 1/5
I am a regular user of D&D beyond, Love their features and accessibility on the website version but this app has literally nothing that I need. I’ve kept it in hopes that they will have access to characters but it’s been months now. Would really appreciate knowing when they intend to rollout an update that includes character sheets!
What’s the point? 1/5
Can’t see the point of this app... you can find PDFs of any of these books online for reference but I already own most of them. No character creation; maybe they thought they already had it online but again if they are going by that logic what’s the point of this app...
DM got this app and so we did too so we could use characters on the app for the campaign but then it turns out that the app is just the compendium of books.
Website has tools for running a campaign and the characters but the app is just a library
Interesting but weak. 2/5
Having all the books, except the Eberron book which does not seem to be available to download even though I bought it, to read while out and about it a handy benefit. The fact that the app keeps crashing and ejecting me back to the home screen is a bit aggravating. It would be nice if I had access to a similar lay out and material access as the webpage. Please fix these I want to like this app more than I currently do.