DON'T 5 STAR THIS GARBAGE! 1/5
This app's sole purpose is to "call home"! And turn you and your life into a marketeer's bonanza! You are the product!!!
Love this app!! 5/5
Flipboard is like a custom-made never ending magazine made just for you.
Washington Post 2/5
Too many headlines that can’t be opened without paying
Loaded with crap 1/5
By Limpin' Ray
Flipboard began as a nicely thought out interface that delivered an easily customizable, personal news source. It is now so bloated with click bait crap stories, and pop up windows that keep you from reading the stories you are interested in, that it is nearly useless.
The Joy of Flipboard... 5/5
Flipboard meets my need for a comprehensive, well-rounded, TRUSTWORTHY media source!!! I never have to continually cross-check and double-check Flipboard’s reliability as a major information provider, and I’m never disappointed, always educated and more often than not, surprised by some particular educational, entertaining and more often than not - “need-to-know” informative piece waiting for me here! GREAT job - great app, information variety second to none...opening Flipboard is like opening a gift every day! I absolutely love Flipboard! You are head-and-shoulders above the masses. Stay true to the game of responsible journalism!
Flip board is sublime!!! 5/5
By IT guy with a critical eye
I enjoy using Flip Board. Brilliant information.
Looking for biased Liberal News? 1/5
This app is absolutely hilarious with the articles it pulls up. If you want news from just one side of the conversation then look no further. Guess I’ll have to keep scouring the internet to find what really happens.
I’m done. Goodbye Flipboard. 1/5
I started using Flipboard in Oct 2011. The original concept was brilliant, even the full page magazine style ads. Seems every year the app has taken a step downhill (popups, auto play video, clip board sniffing, unmutable sources).
Most recently, ads have gained the ability to automagically launch websites in Safari.
I’m tired of playing wackamole with the shady advertising tactics. I’ve deleted Flipboard from every device in the family.
Less actual to actual news 2/5
Once liked the news feeds. Now just opinion blogs and extremely skewed to ultra liberal perspective. No longer the app it used to be.
Ads masked as stories 1/5
What happened to you Flipboard ? Why so many ads disguised as real stories? Have been your loyal user for years, but now deleting this crapware from my phone. Can’t stand guessing whether I’m reading a real story or some ad. Dumb way to have people stop using your app.
Too many embeded ads 3/5
Used to be a great app. But they keep adding more and more ads, in addition to those contained in the base publication. Now there are even video ads. The disadvantages now exceed the benefits. Its too bad there is no ability to pay a subscription fee and remove the ads.
Unethical ad placement 1/5
Yes, you will probably (for now) get more ad interaction if you make advertisements indistinguishable from editorial content, but I suspect you will lose active users like myself who are confused and offended by such cheap tactics. Hey, it’s your business, and it’s your right to run it into the ground. But if you care about your reputation and your long-term success, you will reconsider your recent changes and make what is advertising obvious to your readers.
Good app for a news junky. But I am fed up with pop up ads that plague this app. Probably going to switch to Apple News. Pop up are driving me crazy.
Well, I gave the app more time and multiple tries to see if they could fix this terrible pop-up add problem. Sadly, it has only gotten WORSE! Many of the news articled are totally unreadable because of the now constant pop-up adds and other pop-up garbage.
Much better alternatives to there. Apple News, Google News, etc., etc.. Other apps do not have the pop-up issue! I will miss the good old Flipboard, but goodby. The pop-ups have screwed the pooch.
The Ad Strategy Is Ruining Flipboard 1/5
By an American Musician
How Flipboard displays ads is ruining the app.
1. I find myself constantly checking if what I’m about to tap is an ad because they’re displayed as “flippable” now, almost indistinguishable from actual articles. If you have to try to fool a user to clicking on an ad, you’re doing it wrong.
2. Some ads have interactions that break the Flipboard interaction scheme; for example, I’m quickly flipping through several articles, and as I flip up on an ad I discover that instead of flipping, the ad has an embedded map and captured my input to move around the map for whatever they’re advertising. So then I have to flip the ad in a really small margin of the ad to avoid interacting with the map.
3. Lastly, I wish there were some way to tune the ad content. No matter how often I see the same repetitive ads over and over, I will never - NEVER - be interested in ads which are the antithesis of my personal/professional interests or values.
The only thing that really bothers me is most of the time you have a hard time finding the story With all the stupid ads that pop up.
Ads overload 1/5
By OG PoundTown
I used to love Flipboard. One of my favorite apps for a long time but recently I’ve noticed they put in ads that look like articles. They already have an ad like every 3 articles now it’s just overkill. Make an ad look like an ad. It sullies the entire experience.
Slowly drowning in more and more ads 2/5
This used to be a must have app, but over time, the ads displayed have increased, to the point where every fifth story or so is now some sort of obnoxious and incomprehensible ad for either something about the British royal family, or what socks were most popular the year I was born.
To top it off, the algorithm that ads stories to magazines pulls in MANY off topic articles. For example, if an article mentions the words Grand Theft Auto even once as part of a piece on school shootings, that article shows up in the #Gaming magazine, and articles mentioning Rhode Island Avenue in Washington DC show up in the Rhode Island local news magazine.
Time to switch to Apple News if you want something not bogged down by poor planning.
Ads as articles 2/5
Most reputable publishers clearly label ads. Seems like Flipboard is starting to show ads that look like articles with only a small note in gray at the bottom. These ads should be more clearly shown as such. Making ads look like articles is disingenuous and reduces the credibility of your platform. Too bad Flipboard is going down this path.
Most of Flipboard’s politics leans to the left. It’s otherwise a good source for information.
Incessant and SNEAKY ads!! 2/5
I feel like the ads in this app are becoming obnoxiously frequent and ripe with click-bait. I understand the app needs to make money, but give us the option to buy an ad-free subscription or choose our ad subject preferences! The current ads make the app unenjoyable. I am a thirty-something male...I don’t want to see the top handbags from the year I was born.
Quirky jerky ads 1/5
Used to love Flipboard, but now there are too many moving ads which are too disruptive to ignore. Bugs have caused me to uninstall app twice in order to use. Please fix ad problems and bugs or My only choice will be to uninstall permanently.
This app is amazing, it does a great job on the phone but I can’t seem to get it open on the watch, please fix :(
Flipboard problems 1/5
Would give Flipboard a higher rating if you included a description of what you changed in each version.
Please fix the watch app 3/5
I cannot use the watch app, please fix it
Ads Increasing Year Over Year 3/5
This app has become a fantastic advertisement aggregator. Approaching nearly 50% clickbait/sponsored articles sometimes.
Sneaky Ads 3/5
I’ve noticed that many Ads now are formatted to look like normal articles and only have a very small “advertisement” label close to the bottom where is easy to miss.
May I suggest the “advertisement” notice is clearly posted on the right upper corner in a larger font size where is clear and visible to any one. If the Ad is relevant the user will still “click” on it and view it.
Love your consolation of all my interests in current information. You are my GO TO for my intellect and soul. Thanks.
Was 5 stars now 2 3/5
Update - It appears the Flipboard team are listening... As the new 4.2.29 update is handling ad placement and form much better. I understand the need for ads, but how it was was bad, where >= 4.2.29 is going looks much better. I even want to click an ad here or there now!
Earlier, pre version 4.2.29 comments
Once great now meh. Too many inline clickbait ads. Having been a long time user, probably since the app released the most recent versions are a regression. Seems that now there are more frequent ads, and they are more subtly disguised as inline content... I see other people have mentioned this recent change, and their comments are not positive. I understand the need to get ad revenue, but the way the app ads have changed recently is going to force me to look elsewhere at other aps. Sad...
Too Liberal 5/5
By midwest male
Want news, not commentary
Great News App, not so great Support 4/5
I've been using Flipboard for years...its in my top favorite apps. I've recently tried to change my login, unlinking it from my Facebook. I want to use an email and password to login but I've sent 3 support requests and all they do is send me a link to reset my password (which obviously will not work because it's linked to my Facebook account).
Guys...read the inquiry before pasting the canned response.
Very versatile 5/5
I can search almost anything and it will give me a Manny options to do that subject
“Hidden” Ads 1/5
You need to stop making ads look just like editorial content.
Riddled with Hijacking Ads, slow and irritating. 1/5
By BR HOG
Don’t download this app. It is riddled with hijacking ads. Old previously viewed articles keep reappearing. This will freeze up your device, it did mine. This was a very good source of information, but not anymore. It isn’t worth the hassle and the slowing down of your device. This app is all about advertisements. What may look like a news story is actually an ad. I do believe this very app has slowed down my Ipad. I deleted this app, rebooted and everything went back to normal. For a long time I like this app, but like anything else, nothing stays the same.
Looking for news source that supports one agenda I want a news source that is un bias.
Good source of news all over 4/5
Pretty good for the most part but sometimes caters too much to exact things and not too much variety
Was once a great app. 1/5
Now it is filled with s*** intrusive ads. Will be on the look out for new platform. Sad.
I feel that this app could be refined. Why does it have a home tab and a follow tab. Couldn’t they be combined into one? You could view all the topics, categories, people, etc that you follow.
Just annoying 1/5
Too many ads that are disguised as legitimate content, so much repetition of the ads, and so may pages that will force open the App Store as you try to swipe past them. The third time that happened in the past 15 minutes is when I came here to write this review before deleting my Flipboard account and the app.
Worth your time 5/5
Flipboard organizes and presents your news with style. I’ve used Flipboard for years and Flipboard’s better than ever.
Old stuff 2/5
Too much old stuff
Perception is the caption of PEARL and Flipboard is a tool for the future. 5/5
HTML is a solid place for news today that amplifiers are red-hot for VHS said some Russian so a woman tilted just a babe that she didn’t die a little. Die another day. #lesbiascarlett
Biased & Fake 1/5
The New on this APP is mostly biased & fake.
By Father Rugby
Excellent rapporteur, excellent format!
Can’t use anymore 1/5
I recently just switched to a iPhone from android. I used this app every day never had a problem eating up data on android. iPhone is a different story it blows through data like nothing and that’s a problem when you have 10 gigs shared plan.
Poorly written 2/5
Locks up on android and iOS. Links to articles that require a subscription. Loading issues. Preferences largely ignored.
Pictures on stories 2/5
About 50% of the pictures have nothing to do with the stories. It is very disconcerting and annoying
I feel smarter every time I use the app 5/5
This app is my go-to to stay up to date on the things I care about. A must for anyone that spends too much time on social media... 😀
Zite is much better 1/5
Bring back Zite!
New version agonizingly slow: lose the video!! 1/5
The addition of all the video, gifs, etc. to the new version makes individual stories take forever to load, rendering the app useless. I (used to) read Flipboard precisely because I want to READ the news, not WATCH it. Lose the video or lose your readers to news apps with quick-loading text instead of noisy, time-consuming bells & whistles.
**Update: this problem has gotten even worse, with the increased number and complexity of ads. I can’t finish many of the stories I start reading because ads get in the way every time I touch anything, anywhere, on the phone. I am sad to lose this app, which used to be a go-to, but it’s been ruined by all these glitchy ads and video.