Bookmarking questions in chapter bookmarks all 1/5
Annoying because it won’t let me mark questions to go back to in grays anatomy review as well as many other books. It’s a simple fix but they still haven’t done it.
No iPhone X support, old bugs still here 1/5
The iPhone X has been out for a while and there is still no update for this app.
Additionally, the bug that automatically scrolls to the top of a section when returning from looking at a photo is still here. This makes reading medical textbooks horrendously painful. Imagine a book skipping 50 pages earlier every time you read a picture caption.
I contacted support and they said that their engineers are “aware of the problem” but that “there is no ETA for a fix at this time.” Fantastic.
Makes digital textbook reading in the modern age useless 1/5
Zero features. Sluggish as hell. Doesn’t play nice with Apple Pencil, which it just sees as a finger. Highlighting on my iPad doesn’t seem to work. Should have smaller fonts available in the era of retina displays. Should be better annotation tools that are easy to use. Don’t think their developers have actually spoken to anyone who uses inkling for textbook reading and annotation, otherwise they’d realize how annoying the system is. Wish I could find a way to transfer the books to another app.
App is dead in the water 1/5
Poor support from developers in keeping it up to date. I bought into the inkling book system when it first came out and now I’m stuck with a reader that isn’t supported.
Lame and clunky 1/5
By Erok 1327
This app is poorly designed and overall frustrating to use.
Outdated / Embarrassing 1/5
App is outdated, tons of reading errors and bugs. Fix it or let us transfer our books over to new Vital Source platform.
I agree, this app seems dead 2/5
We have the first update in 8 months, and it’s simply “bug fixes”. No support for iPad split screen (should be required for any reading app), no support for iPhone X screen, no dark mode. I wish I wasn’t locked in to using this app through expertconsult. I loved it in the beginning, hate it now. It makes me sad actually.
Worst reader app on my phone 1/5
By Touch of Good Humor
I have written to the app engineers a couple times over the years about the poor design of this app. No zoom, No rotation, terrible navigation, and now, still no iPhone X support. The response I received on both occasions was that they would consider my suggestions. This app is bare bones dysfunctional. I would never buy another book that uses this platform.
iPhone X support 1/5
No iPhone X support after nearly 3 months. Very dated app. Makes my ebooks useless as the screen is condensed on my new device.
Still no iphoneX support 2/5
Still no iphoneX support
no TOC 1/5
By Anne J 2
no table of contents for Cecil’s Medicine. this is crap.
Needs iPhone X support 2/5
Small screen layout makes the app ugly in comparison to other apps that utilize the iPhone X larger real state
App is dated 2/5
The app was a great idea when it came out. There used to be regular feature updates, such as allowing you to search all of your books at once rather than just the book that is open. Unfortunately, they haven’t done much in the way of innovation since then. No support for handwritten notes. No support for iPad split screen support (their old argument of supporting prior iPad versions certainly holds less credence today). No support for browsing a book without downloading chapters.
Perhaps my biggest gripe is the navigation. I’m tired of looking at a picture and having the app jump to the top of the section when I go back. It’s tolerable in short sections, but when I spend more time scrolling than reading, that’s a problem. I have to strongly consider whether the picture caption is worth my time.
At this point, I’m relieved that LWW is moving to a different platform. I hope it is better with a stronger focus on innovation.
Productivity app that’s not productive 1/5
Needs to be optimized for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil (split screen, notes, etc). Last update to the app was 6 months ago, so I’m not hopeful.
Fix your app 1/5
Fix your app so we can enjoy a true iPhone X experience. Last time your app was updated was months ago. Come on! Pathetic.
No split screen on iPad. Text too large for my taste on larger iPad and unable to adjust further. Cannot write notes in the margins with apple pen.
Could be great with just a few tweaks as mentioned above.
No support. No access 1/5
I have purchased hundreds of dollars in books here. Now I’m locked out and there’s no explanation. my password is no longer working, and the site is not functioning to update my password. A call into their offices leads only to voicemail. Refund?
Split screen not working 2/5
Split screen function doesn’t work in ios11
Great for flash cards
Won't even open 1/5
2nd time I have downloaded & tried to open. It won't even open. Really bad. This would have been very helpful for me since my books are so big. I would still be able to study while in the go.
Unable to Log In 1/5
Tried to connect with Facebook and I get an error message. Then I decided to make an account and sign up and even though I received a "Welcome to Inkling" email, I still get an error message when trying to log in. Apparently my credentials don't match, yet my welcome email reached my inbox. Ok.
I want to browse my books ONLINE (not download) 1/5
I love the app but it almost made it useless for me!!! I always have to use the website instead of the app because the app do not let me see my books unless it is downloaded on my iphone! I have almost 70 books and I don't want to download all on my iPhone, but I need ALL of my books everyday for my work!
PLEASE FIX IT!!!!!
Could be better with on simple fix 3/5
By Greek Moose
This app is very useful! The formatting is well done making it easy to navigate throughout each text book. I also appreciate the ability to highlight and review these highlights later.
My only gripe is that the text size is a bit small and is it adjustable. It would greatly improve the user experience to have the ability to adjust the text size and make reading more comfortable. Kindle already does this effectively.
Video still not working for longer video 2/5
One of my textbooks has several videos included. The current version of the app can play the shorter ones that are only a minute or two long but the ones that are 10-20 minutes just sit there and say they are loading and never play. I have tried deleting the book and redownloading it to no effect.
Writing notes with Apple Pencil 4/5
It would be nice if you could hand write notes into the margins using your Apple Pencil (rather than having to type notes into the notes box). This is the only aspect that limits the usefulness of this app for reading/note taking.
Several things to improve. 3/5
By Nicolas Avila
This app is not bad. But it has a few things to make it awesome:
-It doesn't make a lot of sense that in the smaller screen (iPhone App) it's not possible to adjust the size of the text or at least rotate it so that the content is viewed more easily. Please correct this.
-It wouldn't hurt to include synchronization among devices, so that I can continue in my iPhone where I stopped in my iPad and viceversa. Just like the Kindle app.
-Finally, I'd like to be able to erase from my library the books or samples that I don't want anymore. It's impossible now.
Thanks for your time!
The best 5/5
I'm a physician and I use a couple of reading platforms but this is by far the best among them.
Won't open and deleted my purchases 1/5
Used to be great for referencing textbooks, but now is just blank white with a loading wheel every time I try to open the app. I logged in online and it had my library, but said that I had to pay $53 for access to books I had already bought! I thought about deleting and redownloading the app, but I'm scared of losing my purchases for good. Please fix!
By Socialite stuck in Seattle
Every time I look at an image up close and then swipe out of it to go back to the text it sends me back to the beginning of the chapter which is extremely disruptive to the flow of reading.
Difficulty setting up APP. Poor tech support
Best way to read large textbooks 5/5
I have bulky textbooks that could only be read on a table, etc. and this app makes them very easy to read. Maintaining notes is a great plus as is searching through the books. There is also room for improvement: following a link to a table or diagram and hitting the back button takes the reader to the beginning of the chapter rather than the point of entry into the table/diagram. It would be best if the app would remember where you were before following a link.
1. Frequently unable to close a book and return to the library - tapping the back to library icon returns me to the current book instead
2. When closing an image that I have opened from inside the text, i get returned to the beginning of the current chapter rather than to the specific image location.
If these two issues are fixed, I would give a 5-star review.
I frequently am unable to exit out of a textbook to go back to my library. It keeps sending me to random chapters within the same book.
Some bugs and a suggestion 3/5
1. Can't highlight part of a word.
2. Can't highlight a word that is directly adjacent to a hyphen.
3. Can't highlight text that is in figures or tables.
4. Would be cool to have a basic 4 color pen tool for markup.
Interface took a step backwards 1/5
By Inkling fan
I'm not a fan of the latest interface, it seems dumbed down. I still can't find a way to remove books that I never purchased from my library. Last, when you turn off downloaded only mode, there is no way to tell which books you have downloaded and which are just a part of your library.
By Erudite Ridiculous
I'm happy to see that the app has been updated for the large iPad Pro but unfortunately there is still no split screen multitasking. This makes it difficult to take notes as you read. Also highlighting does not work very well.
iPad Pro 12.9 Support 1/5
How difficult is it for an amazing company, like Inkling, to make their app compatible with the split screen capabilities of the Pro?
I have contacted the company multiple times and it doesn't even seem to be on the radar.
Saw the update today, thought they finally had listened...nope. Still cannot split the screen so I can read on one side, take notes on the other.
Come on Inkling. I have sung your praises to multiple medical colleagues of mine over 5+ years. Please...work with us!
Books randomly stop working 1/5
None of my downloaded books well load now
Has been like this for several weeks
Overall decent attempt. All the links in my book randomly stop working now.
This is a great way to travel with my books 5/5
Need full-text search of all books from one location.
Could not see stages in action 1/5
Like it said I would be able to on page 216 in Body Language for Dummies.
Updates Required 1/5
This app needs a lot of improvements. The highlighting function is slow, clunky and has only 1 color. Why cant there be at least the basic highlighting collors of yellow, blue, green, and pink?
Also, split screen support needs to be added ASAP. If I am reading on my iPad I want to be able to take notes on my iPad at the same time. Therefore, split screen support is a must.
Hate this app 1/5
You can never get to the store or get the expensive books you bought downloaded. Big ripoff. Go elsewhere.
Update for Apple Pencil 1/5
It's been a year and still not updated for Apple Pencil. If you force us to use your app to read textbooks at least update your app.
By ZPB 91
Please add multi task support so that I can take notes while I read and it gets 5 stars.
Doesn't seem to work 1/5
I downloaded this because of a cookbook they show on their site. Yet no cookbooks seem to be in their store. Not even the one they give you a sample of as a tease. As it stands at the moment,Mathis app is useless.
Honest Review 5/5
By Guy Socrates
This app has been very effective in revolutionizing my study schedule. It is a very effective app, it's hogs some memories of your device but no more than usual compared to similar apps. I have observed that one rarely writes a review, unless they are displeased, one way or the other. For those who are thinking of getting this app or not, go ahead and get it. I have been using it for my medical boards and it is so far fantastic! No need to read anymore go ahead and tell me what you think. Caveat: I have been using this on Apple devices iPad Pro, iPhone SE and iPhone 6.
Not bad. 4/5
***Please support split view/screen on iOS***
I prefer just having the pdf to read. That said, this app is pretty decent to study from.
Pathology textbook authors: Please have higher resolution photos.
Great until last update 1/5
I downloaded this app because my friend had it and it was awesome. Worked on his phone fantastically but apparently there was an update between me using it on his phone and downloading it myself. Now it's buggy. When I try to zoom it closes me out of the app. When I restarted it afterward the page was super zoomed in and I couldn't zoom out or even move the page. I can't even see half the page anymore. I loved this app but this update or whatever ruined it.
I love this app. Great, complete Falcon guides for Colorado and several of the major National Parks. Very smartly laid out and easy to access. Would LOVE to see more Falcon National Parks guides: Mt. Rainier, Olympic, UT parks, etc. If you are an adventure traveler, this is a must.