Membership Subscription 2/5
By Cajun Bella
To avoid wasting my time and storage space, I researched Medium after I saw the in-app purchases and the ITunes description referenced paid membership being a "perk" and not required to read the articles. After reading two articles, I received a message saying I would have to become a member to read additional articles as my free article limit had been exceeded this month. If those same messages would have appeared in my research instead of after downloading the app, it would have saved me time and now frustration. Maybe I'm clueless or have lived under a rock, but why is there a fee required anyway? It's not a major news publication like their publishing-conglomerate predecessors and they highlight their use of amateur authors which seems to defeat the purpose of a paid subscription? Interesting content, but not enticing enough for a subscription.
By Jovan M
It's been all good until highlight doesn't work 2/5
Can't find recent highlights in Profile-highlights in which case a new highlight would directly undo the previous one.
Love the content 5/5
I absolutely love the content of the app!
Terrific content 5/5
Great concept, well worth the fee for upgraded membership. I know a number of scholarly writers who consider this their best forum. I may publish here myself someday.
What a waste 1/5
By Autumn Flew
This over rated app needs a better way of previewing an article before counting it read. A few overly enthusiastic swipes and other newbie moves cost me a months worth of free articles in my first 3 minutes exploring my new download and I had only just downloaded this app. For real, in less than 3 minutes of opening the app for the first time my first month was gone. Never had such a disappointing app experience. Deleting now.
Medium is Great! 5/5
By Horace iPad
I really enjoy Medium. I am a premium subscriber who loves reading articles from different writers with compelling perspectives.
Unistalled 😑 1/5
Had some good reads while on this app
Until I opened it up today and found out that you can only read 4 stories per month unless you pay $5 fee to keep reading. Uninstalled, searching for a new FREE reading app
Medium, where what you think about is discussed. 5/5
I’ve enjoyed many of the written articles here. They cover so many areas that are not generally put on paper.
It's fantastic but... 2/5
It doesn't rotate. I'm trying to read in landscape, no go. My Chrome browser and other apps rotate. Is this not in the apps functionality?
Love it 5/5
By Tusky mama
Articles just at my fingertips. Given me something worthwhile and scroll worthy to do on my phone
Articles on Depression links 5/5
I stumbled on several articles by accident. Exciting new research. I MUST stumble to Medium more often!
Best blogging app + platform—ever 5/5
There's not been a more facile, more productive way to write and share. Period. I've been a Member since March 2017 and will continue apace. Thank you, Medium Staff and Leaders for continuing to add value to textual, auditory, and visual output.
Lagby scrolling on iPad 2018 5/5
I really used to like reading this app but now when I go into it to read articles. My entire list is starred articles that I can’t read because I don’t have subscription and I have chosen not to sign up for one.
Inspires me daily, expands my thinking, improves my attitude, connects me to admirable people. I adore this community.
Excellent app with a minor quibble 4/5
The app works great. Although I do have two quibbles:
1. I can’t select a word to find the meaning of it, like in the rest of iOS. It seems like an odd choice where the vocabulary of the best articles is beyond my level. It robs me of a chance to learn.
2. I can’t select and copy-paste anything from an article to save for later reading, (in a note-taking app of my choosing).
Funny how both these issues are pointless as soon as I use the web version. It just adds to my inconvenience.
Please fix these in this otherwise absolutely great app. Medium is like a fresh breath after those toxic news websites.
Great for people on the go. 5/5
I unfortunately have attention span of a goldfish but am always looking to learn new things. Medium is great for short, well written and informative bits of knowledge when I find enough time to sit still. 👍🏼👍🏼
By Guiseppi Paulino
First off this is an awesome app. It ha shelled me get over my fear of never being published and some of my favorite writers use it too. So that is an amazing blessing. Also being able to subscribe for the partner program was seamless from my phone. That is where the issue lays. I can publish from my phone but I can make a membership only publication from my phone. That’s a huge drag since o write mostly from my phone. That’s the only reason why it’s not 5/5 stars. Fixing this would be a huge leap.
Kris Gage 5/5
By Wayne p73
Kris Gage is one of, if not the most phenomenal writer I’ve ever read. Absolutely love her work. ❤️❤️❤️
Still shaky 3/5
I’ve been checking in on Medium periodically since its inception. The UX/UI is great whether on desktop or mobile app. And there is some stellar writing happening here, of a more thoughtful and articulate nature than what you usually find online.
But their paid model is puzzling. What constitutes the premium content? Who curates or edits it, and why should I pay to read it, when the internet is full of content that is either free or professionally published? The value proposition is not clear.
I think the paid subscription could easily be converted to a more established model to monetize this more successfully - subscribe to writers you like (like Patreon), pay for the app, or pay for your “blog page” to post your own content (like Wordpress).
Lastly, I don’t know if it’s because I’m not a paid subscriber, or because it’s just not thriving, but a lot of the content I’m being shown dates back to 2014-2016.
Worst website on the internet 1/5
By worst website
Please cancel my subscription and return the money I stupidly paid you to any readers this is a terrible I asked wrong self serving website for uneducated people who just want to feel sorry for themselves.
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! 5/5
This is now my “go to app”. I get lost for hours reading articles, they’re the most insightful, thought provoking stories I’ve found in any app. I’m hooked!
The best reads on the internet 5/5
Wanna cry I love it so much . No idea how I just discovered it
Corrupt and Scammy 1/5
This company is terrible, they lure you in with all these “free” articles then after 10 minutes of reading you start getting blocked by a message “you read a lot, upgrade to continue reading”. This whole site is another “free preview” type scam to take your money. I’m not even sure if the articles on here are valuable, I can’t read any of them! If the site is entirely paid, premium content, which it is, they should be transparent and advertise it as such not mislead and con. Deleting this crap from my phone immediately.
Awesome App - good Content 4/5
By Clyde Dsouza
Medium is beautiful app and has amazing Content - something that keeps you more optimistic and also good for learning unlike other apps where we just get so bored scrolling with unrelated content.
One suggestion - when dark theme is switched on can we have the options after selection have a different color - I am referring to the Highlight , Copy section ... it’s a bit difficult to read when there’s little contrast.
Useless if you don’t pay. 1/5
You can’t read anything unless you pay for a subscription.
Also, I run a large medium publication (~15k medium followers). I can’t communicate with my writers though the app, or accept their contributions without the web client.
love it you learn really cool new things that are real & personal
Medium Review 5/5
By Nacho's Friend
Medium is a smart collection of short articles on EVERYTHING you can think of or be interested in reading about. The best part is that it is not corporate sponsored so you can control what you read and like. I have recently started writing on medium. Check out stories by Susan Carroll.
Love it! 5/5
I never tire of the diversity of writers, ideas, and perspectives. If only I didn’t have a life to tend to so I could read more!
love the content . always thought provoking and useful 5/5
i am glad i found Medium. The articles/ posts are always first rate. You always go away having learnt something new. Not the case with most blogs or magazines . i often wonder how their recommendations are so consistently good and interesting for me. highly recommended!
Only the best 5/5
By Fairfax Frank
This is one of the most amazing places on the web. For people who think and for those who feel and, most importantly, for those who do both, this is like home. Try it – you will like it.
Great App 1/5
Articles are so whiny.
Life changing! 5/5
I love this app! It has allowed me to explore a side of myself that I have never known. Thank you to anyone I have interacted with along the way your words have been a tremendous support for me through a very difficult chapter in my book. Angels all of you😍
I love Medium 5/5
Medium is a great source to access valuable insight from industry professionals and others with vast amount of experiences. The content I come across helps me make very valuable decisions.
Great Site, Great App 5/5
I love reading articles on Medium, it’s such a great way to learn and get other people’s perspectives. The app is easy to use, intuitive, and sync with the desktop version so if you were reading something on your computer and switch to your phone, it’s super easy to catch up where you left off.
Dark mode 1/5
By N/A 1234
Dark mode is barely implemented. It has about 5% functionality of the Kindle reading app.
Best blog app used so far 5/5
The UI is neat and user friendly. The blogs are very informative.
Why do I have to pay to read stories? Unacceptable.
Love this app but I don’t like all the crashes 3/5
I am not exactly sure why the crashes occur, I am reading a story, I turn my iPad from portrait to landscape for just moment, as I reach for my green tea. I look back to find a blank screen, what gives, I turn it back to portrait and nothing. What’s so frustrating is I only read maybe the headline and the first one or two paragraphs, and nothing. I have swipe the app closed, and then everything refreshes, and I lose the article and possibly the wisdom of the writer, please fix, this drives me nuts!!
Also I would like to add, please give the reader the opportunity to slow or pause the refreshing of the stories, in settings. To perhaps a 10, 15, 20, 30 minute refresh intervals. So this way I have the opportunity to read the article that I may have saw directly below the one I chose to read. Their is nothing worse than finishing the article, hitting the back arrow, seeing the refresh, and then trying to figure out where the article went, Apple news does this same annoying thing, however with Apple news if I am quick and I start to scroll down, it does not refresh as quickly.
I enjoyed the fact that i chose what i was interested in when setting up the application. I then get articles to read on what i like. Good refreshing material and some amazing writers ❤️.
This is a great app 5/5
I love this app. I read articles when I wake up during the day. The writers are great. When I write I feel like I have a very safe space to write. When I first got it I used it so much I had to get a membership. Plus they got podcasts
Great content 5/5
Love this app! Makes getting my Medium content even easier. I love the organization and sharing saving options.
Great App! 5/5
It’s an excellent platform... 5/5
It’s an excellent platform to read articles that you would otherwise not get or have access to unless you where directly connected to the field of interest. Thanks for sharing in the wealth of information out there.
Medium is Mind Vitamin 5/5
It’s absolute necessary for mental health. For me, anyway. Iron sharpeneth iron. I come here when I’m dull and tapped out. I ingest a read or two and am instantly refreshed and invigorated. It’s like my brain is breathing fresh air. I just can’t say enough about it.
Great content 1/5
Wish I had access to content without subscribing lol
Stumbling onto something good 5/5
Medium has me feeling good. I’m going to try and pay it forward
Simple and effective... 5/5
By Professor Zumbi
One of my favorite apps.
3/4s of the content is now premium 3/5
Over the past several months, my feed went from barely seeing premium articles to just premium articles. I will not be subscribing so either change your model or I’m finding another app.