Used to great! 1/5
By Andre Dekolta
With more and more adds, distractive add inserts, and pop ups it’s almost unusable. I used to love it. Time to find an add free news aggregator.
Worse UX of any News app 1/5
Can never find the story your reading after one of the million ads pops up.
New version removes flips, what is the point? 5/5
I’ve been using Flipboard for 6 years and today they finally removed the flips. If this isn’t changed back, I’ll be moving on.
Edit: The flip is back.
By W Mark E
I used to love the app. Read articles multiple times a day. Over the years, sadly the articles that are presented are of a left leaning spin. No fact checking. I don’t even mind a mix so I can pick and choose. Even though I tried to sort out my feeds. All you see are articles that spin negative on Trump and the right. We can’t go anywhere and get true news any longer. It’s either one side or the other. True news journalist are gone forever.
App reads email to display ads 1/5
I am pretty sure this app is spying on my emails. Why do I believe this? Well, over the past month, I’ve been keeping track. I deleted the app from all of my devices.
Here are my findings:
I am using Outlook app for email and Monday thru Friday, I get emails from Progress because I actively work with them. Monday thru Friday very strangely I see ads for Progress in Flipboard.
Saturday and Sunday I do not get any emails from Progress. And much to my surprise I DO NOT get ads for Progress.
Prior to monitoring and while monitoring I was doing this, I have been using ALL available report options and yet, I am still seeing Progress ads.
I’ve been using Flipboard for many years and needless to say, I am NOT happy at all.
One of my favorite apps 5/5
I love this app, customized magazine, not mant ads. Only complaint is it uses my battery up but it is still worth it.
Vulgar Content, Toxic Comment Environment 1/5
While I am marginally satisfied with the content, there is a lot of stuff I’d rather not see. I’d say my opinion is going down as time passes.
A lot of vulgar and obscene content and headlines they are hard to block.
I’m also surprised and turned off that the comment sections are really toxic, filled with angry, insulting trolls and juvenile obscenities. I would not recommend to anyone I can think of.
Great app but eats through battery 4/5
By Under the Thumb
Considering this is a simple news aggregation app at heart it is incredible how fast it chews through battery. It is almost always the top battery user on the days so use it. I suspect it’s all the animations in the ads (which I, and everyone else, don’t want). ai use it almost daily but completely avoid it on days I need my battery to last. Beware you could take big chunks of your remaining battery in a short time. It makes no sense for this type of app.
I Like The Layout but.... 1/5
The widget Never works right. The links go to a blank stalled page forever.
All other News widgets work fine.
In the app, sometimes a full screen ad pops up with no way to close it.
Navigation is hit or miss. Again the layout is good.
Two stars is being generous.
11/17/18 Just updated. Still messed up. Still have to restart to get out of viewed page.
This from an iPad Pro 10.5.
4/15/19 More consistent now. Nothing loads on the iPad Pro 10.5.
Works ok on the iPhone 7.
7/13/19 Flipboard is still doing the same thing. Still have to restart to get out of viewed page.
Keeps reloading... 1/5
Running 4.7 version. Keeps reloading again and again. Just not able to read any articles in full!
Using Flipboard for years 3/5
We all love to read on our phones. I've made a conscious decision to have Flipboard find me topics that enhance my life or teach me about personal growth. Facebook seems like such a waste of time. I'm tired of reading about others. Flipboard on the other hand provides me value to make me a better person.
Still a great app 4 years later!
Update: 6 years later. Flipboard has changed their algorithm so that it learns what I like to read. The problem with it is now all I see is stuff that I’ve read the most. And I feel like I am not discovering new things anymore.
Now I have to subscribe to the Washington Post to read its articles? -this is very frustrating. If separate subscriptions are required, please remove these articles from what you offer. It is very frustrating to select an article to read, only to receive a request to subscribe.
More interesting news than Apple news 5/5
By Ali Hillhouse
Doesn’t just serve up the same political news and kardashian stuff I get on Apple news. More diversity and interest
Great App! 5/5
Love the concept of the app. It’s simply, compatible with multiple social media accounts, and in my opinion the number 1 app in bringing all your news according to your liking. Keep up the great job!
Flipboard is 100% anti-Trump 100% of the time. Article after article after article is negatively slanted to the Right.
If the left truly were Real Patriots they wouldn’t be on the Left
App getting stuck 1/5
I’ve been using from long time found no issues in it. Recently with the updates I’ve issues with the app it’s getting stuck after opening the app I waited for few mins to work it’s still didn’t work, I also bumped to latest version of the app still it didn’t worked
Can you fix the issues ASAP as this getting frustrated to use the app or atleast open the app
Latest version worked for a few minutes 3/5
This afternoon the app was running in its new updated scrolling version. Very neat. Now it’s running like the previous version. What happened???
I Love Flipboard 5/5
Flipboard is my first go to. I love that I can choose my content.
Still the Best 5/5
I’ve been with Flipboard from the beginning. Tons of news readers have come and gone, but Flipboard has stood the test of time. Aside from Pulse (which was bought out by LinkedIn) Flipboard was one of the first to make news available in a desktop browser. “My magazines” took it to another level. Apple made an impressive entry into this market but it still is second to Flipboard. Apple’s elitist approach to curation (as a way to make money) is a hindrance to its success.
The only thing I would like to see is the ability to easily set up individual blog entries. That way people can really follow you and not just the articles you collect.
Flipboard without flipping= terrible 1/5
The new format is not good at all. I used flipboard because I enjoyed the page turning style of their app. Now with the "new flipboard experience" it just scrolls like all the others. Even turning off the new "experience" doesn't revert it back to the FLIP style flipboard. If this is the only way to view the app now I'll uninstall. I have enough scrolling apps, reddit, huffpo, ect. This ne update takes away the only thing I liked about the app. 😩
What happened to the Flip? 1/5
Until about 3 hours ago, this was my favorite app. Now I am going looking for a different news app.
Flipping through articles is gone as of a few hours ago. Now it is bad scrolling instead of great flipping through articles. The quality of the articles under ‘for you’ seem to be worse with the new design too.
What the hell Flipboard? Or is your new company name Badscrollboard? Noflippingboard? Unwind this garbage update or change your name.
You’re not designing a photo browser 1/5
I’m definitely not a fan of the new interface. I see what I’m trying to view, but also unreadable bits of the previous and next story. It’s too cluttered and a poor interface design. If I’ve flipped enough, I stop. The unintelligible next headline is not going to increase my screentime.
No more flip 1/5
By flip power user
I use this app because text does not move. Why would you change the core value prop?
What happened to flipping pages? 1/5
I don’t like the new card layout.
Siempre actualizado 5/5
By el postal
Las noticias actualizada minuto a minuto
Ads ads ads 1/5
Too many ads and sponsored fake articles
Still My Appsolutely iOS Fav! 4/5
My daily go to app for design inspiration and a lil bit of current events news.
Great App 4/5
The app itself is awesome. Best news app out there. My only problem is the notifications. Can you make them more user friendly? Too many of them with not enough information attached. I had the turn my notifications off because it’s quite annoying. Thanks.
Why I should login? 1/5
By Alexey Klokov
I used it many years, and now on my another iPhone I want to use it as well, it’s asking me for login and password, then it’s telling that multiple users are registered with such email, how is it possible???? When I entered my user name and password it asked to go through reset password processing. Why do I need it, I just wanna read news!!!! It doesn’t let me pick some another topic without login. This app goes to trash!!! Now so many apps did similar , if they want to make people life so complicated then goodbye.
User Beware 1/5
By BR HOG
This was a very good app.....but over time it has become a issue. The app has either an agenda or hackers have taken it over. Use it at your own risk. I deleted the app to prevent the chance of hacking. It was also all about advertising, which slows an iPad and iPhone to a crawl. Once I deleted the this app, the iPad went back to normal speeds and no freeze ups.
It took a while, but it’s become my go to source for news 5/5
While I’m still not digging the “flipping” format, I do like he ability to customize what types of articles are presented as well as the variety of various news sources. It has been become my main source for news and interesting articles.
I have been using Flipboard since before it was called flipboard. It is my favorite/best source of news and info on all of my hobbies and sports interests. No BS I read articles every morning by before work, in the bathroom and when I get home in the evening. It’s simple to set up and constantly updates with current articles. I’ve recommended to a ton of family members and would recommend it to anyone that likes to read or even check out the headlines. Thanks flipboard keep rockin!!
My go to 5/5
This is how I get the info I want. Current, brief but with backup. Left, right and in the middle, I appreciate the choice
Great app BUT... 1/5
If you comment a story and replies are made afterwards the app will not let you see them if it’s a muted source. But I have not muted every source and it still happens!! It just gives a black screen and the app has to be deleted and downloaded again??
Too much curation 1/5
Too much curation. All the content directly corresponds to my searches and history. It’s not worth “reading news” here.
Keep technology in the technology sections. Why do you berate President Trump through out ……………
My favorite site 5/5
Flipboard is awesome because I am able to select topics that interest me and save them if I want. I constantly recommend Flipboard to others🇱🇷
Make your own news 5/5
I enjoy this format. Wish I could delete Blumburg.
Flipboard is great. However...they may want address how many user comments are legitimate thoughts written by actual readers. Many comments connected to articles appear to be written by users with little or no flips, likes, or magazines...perhaps indicating no real investment into the app or no desire to actually read articles...they only want a venue to
help foster disagreements. Many of these comments look purposely incendiary. Considering that many of these articles go on to be posted on Facebook or Twitter, Flipboard may want to do its part to curb bots and “fake news” and encourage legitimate discussion rather than fostering division. Commenters who actually have flips or magazines are few and far between, indicating an overwhelming number of commenters are not real accounts. Flipboard, please solve this, you have a responsibility to NOT contribute to division.
Best best 5/5
Love it. Flipboard is the one stop shop and most accurate recommendation
AI Manipulation 2/5
By Deeply Concerned!
Google not only tracks everything we read, they have created a platform that manipulates our values and interests. Sounds like brain washing to me.
Good story aggregation, kills iPhone battery 2/5
The app would have a much better rating if it didn’t eat your battery life. There has to be a way to reduce power/battery consumption.
Don’t like being directed to subscription required sites 4/5
By Custers Last Stand
I wish you could opt out if you do not want to be directed to sites where they try to sell you an access subscription.
Inapp browser 1/5
The inapp browser to open your articles is buggy as hell, either takes too much time to open the webpage or stops loading in the middle. “Open in Safari” works well and the page opens instantly in Safari
Using less and less... 2/5
Flipboard was one of the first five apps I added to my first iPad. I still like the presentation format. My gripe is with the content, or rather, the repetition of the stories the algorithms add to my selections. Also, I find many articles totally unrelated to the intended content of my selections.
I find myself going to the linked website and just adding a bookmark for it, instead. Way fewer repeated stories by authors simply looking for clicks for no real original content.
I am learning so much... I totally love this... 5/5
Great app... wish I had discovered it soonerI love love. Love this app!!!!!
Uses Sources with Paywalls.
UI feels old and cumbersome.
Pay for articles 1/5
Forever trying to read articles that require signing up & paying for subscription. Why are those “suggested for” me. I think you are suggesting me for WAPO, NYT, etc