Great for Teens Too! 5/5
I’m 16 and I love this App!!! I mean it really helps with things to help improve your daily lives especially reading authors talk about the things they wish they did when they were young. Great things published my my fellow African Americans too!!! Great Authors like r.h.Sin and more!
Always find great content to read 5/5
By Akshita Korwar
Medium is a great app. It offers wide range of topics to select from and follow (science, self-help, psychology, music, travel, technology, spirituality-to name a few). You can also customise what appears on your news feed, highlight your favourite lines and bookmark content you would like to revisit in the future.
I am someone who enjoys reading and this app has got plethora of articles that are inspiring, informative and illuminating. I would totally recommend getting it. It's much better than mindlessly scrolling up and down on other social apps. You wouldn't be disappointed.
I love your release notes 5/5
I'm a Medium reader, I love the platform, the app is up to expectations; smooth and nice UI.
But the aim of my review is to point out and to say thank you for the funny release notes that comes with updates, i really liked the one left in the gloves box on the Tesla Roadstar. I really appreciate the idea of adding character even to the simplest things, that may go with no one even noticing them. I simply wanted to say that I did notice.
Fix the bug please 4/5
When I open an article and then swipe back to the home page, the app becomes dead. I think this is a serious bug.
Same bubble problem as Facebook 4/5
Many great articles, but the news feed algorithm assumes that I always want to continue reading the same stuff I’ve read before. How about letting me choose what I want to read? A well organized menu to choose from, and less recommendations?
Night mode 5/5
There was one thing I wished to be added on Medium and my wishes have been heard. Thank you guys!
The app asked for a review so here it is: 4/5
By Abe Rad
First off I love what Medium is doing here. From a consumer of interesting writing, this is exactly what I want; no ads and very often articles that are interesting to me. The articles surfaced are improving as I use the service which is a good sign that what these people are doing with my usage is working.
The app on the other hand has some nagging issues for those who use an iPad in landscape or simply prefer landscape mode regardless of device. This app is clearly designed to be used in portrait mode... yes it works in landscape but the layout doesn't really fit the screen most of the time, and has huge white margins on both sides. It's as if the designers decided rather than reflow the text, we'll just keep the same text width and add huge margins on the sides. Large pictures that are embedded within articles tend to be cut off when in landscape, but are sized nicely to fit within the screen in portrait. Even worse, as of the last update the app shows a blank white screen when switching from portrait to landscape. I know that this may come off as a bit of a quibble, and it is, but a large iPad Pro just isn't very comfortable in portrait, and anything with videos really should be in landscape anyway. Besides, the app did pester me for a review, so here you go...
All in all, a great service and an app that is more than usable, just not 5 starts great... yet.
Can’t open an account... 1/5
By Funk ME up again
Tried about a dozen times to open an account using my email. The “magic” link email is received, but clicking on it (or putting the url in the browser address line) takes me to a blank page that sits there doing nothing.
Thanks, but no.
Annoying clap button won't go away 1/5
I like medium except for one thing. The annoying clap button is always there. I'd love to read an article in peace but it is a blight on the reading experience. To be clear, I don't mind clapping or having a button there some of the time. But don't make it stay there in place the entire time I'm reading. I'm trying to read here!
I hate it so much that I stopped using the app. Unfortunately there's a constant "open in app" button if you do that. Not sure which is worse.
Worth it! 5/5
By Mezzo who cares
Absolutely a must-have app!
Great content on Medium 5/5
Medium has been my go-to app when looking for indepth tech articles. Most of the articles provide better information than the top ranking articles on Google. Also easy to use UI and load fast without much lag
By Mikie Two Shoes
Medium is the best place on the web for thoughtful prose.
Save my place would make it 5 stars 4/5
I love this app, great content. But, I have a paid account, and it doesn’t save my spot if I close the app when I am reading an article. Pocket does this, and they do it for free! If y’all implement this, you’ll have a customer in me for life.
Used To Be Great 2/5
I was a Medium user up until version 3.24. As soon as I updated, I no longer had recommendations, I no longer had any new stories, and I could no longer do really anything in the app.
A must have 5/5
If you like reading, writing or just browsing through articles and people’s thoughts. Medium is the way to go. The app is extremely nice and easy to use and their pricing for premium is fair and reasonable. Highly recommend this app to anyone!
By Mony Chea
First step to start a blog for me!! Love it!!
Read This, Medium 1/5
By Stylist plus numbers
I really enjoy reading on Medium. The community is surprisingly studious, curious, and open-minded compared to most other internet comment sections, and the estimated read-time at the top of every article and comment has surely spoiled me (I really notice the absence of this lovely feature when reading elsewhere). But the platform desperately needs at least a couple of important tweaks.
Readers have access to only a few "exclusive stories" per month if they are not a paid subscriber. I am not a subscriber for several reasons, one of which is that I have found that most of this exclusive content isn't worth reading. Writers who believe their work is truly important want everyone to see it, even (and sometimes especially so) those of us living in poverty. I tend to think that many of these authors guaranteed pay by Medium know that their work isn't good enough to get them by on donations alone as it does for the talented authors who make their important work available to everyone.
Having said that, there are a few exclusive stories I'd actually like to read, and I hate that Medium doesn't consistently make clear which ones are exclusive. In some places they do, and in some places they don't. After you've clicked on one of these stories, you simply get a notice that your tally of available exclusives for the month has decreased by one.
I've accidentally clicked stories (usually due to device lag or a finger slip) I have zero interest in to consequently lose a chance at reading something I might actually like. After reading an article, redirects to related articles are listed at the bottom. Sometimes, I click on one I'm partially interested in (maybe just wanting to know how long it is to decide if I want to dedicate that amount of time to an only slight interest, or maybe to read a paragraph or two to see if its good enough to keep my attention) only to find that I've lost yet another of my month's allotted exclusives on something I likely won't even fully read. These redirects at the bottom of articles are not labeled as exclusives, so that surely needs to be fixed, but I don't think this is the only necessary fix.
A yes/no prompt absolutely needs to be present before moving on to any exclusive story, preferably at the bottom of the first paragraph or whatever other arbitrary spot Medium decides gives the reader a fair idea of what type/quality of article is to follow. Any time a non-subscriber is directed to an exclusive story, this type of warning should pop up letting them know that this is an exclusive and giving them this option of whether to continue reading and use up an allotted free exclusive story for the month.
UPDATE: With Medium's new email format, exclusive stories are no longer explicitly denoted in any of the suggested content contained therein, worsening the problem described in my initial review.
UPDATE 2: Now that Medium has jumped on the censorship bandwagon, showing that they don't value free speech, this platform is utterly useless for anyone not looking to be trapped in the corporate propaganda echo chamber. I will be abandoning it and supporting any authors I had followed on their other platforms. It seems the day is quickly approaching that the corporate/government media will have strangled any "unapproved" free speech other than what can only be gotten by adding oneself to these brave authors' email lists.
A gem mine for readers and writers 5/5
I never knew this app existed until I stumbled onto it in the App Store. I must say this app is amazing!!, and as it says it in the title: a gem mine for readers and writers. It’s amazing and worth getting. I use this every day and the ideas I get from the writers are truly inspiring and worth writing into my personal journal for my own growth and productivity. Definitely worth upgrading and becoming a member. Medium is amazing and I hope to publishing my work here. Keep up the great work!!!!
Why I love Medium 4/5
I love using Medium to exercise my love for writing. The platform is a bit easier to use on a PC/Mac than on a smartphone but works pretty well considering. In addition, I recommend reading a lot of the content that's out there if you want more foot traffic.
Medium rocks 5/5
I'm totally in love with all this great writing. Will I ever buy another Kindle ebook? I do not know.
I love the diversity 5/5
Article quality has declined 1/5
Nothing good to read anymore
Night Mode!!! 5/5
They finally did night mode...and they referenced one of the best It’s Always in Philadelphia scenes ever in the update notes. Worth the wait, thank you! 🎉
F yeah! Night mode! 5/5
Just another perfect mode for a perfect app
Dark theme / Night Mode 1/5
By N/A 1234
Good job adding dark mode version 0.1. Now it needs to be great.
Please improve the dark mode for night reading.
The best example I’ve seen of dark mode is demonstrated in the iOS Kindle app.
The Kindle app has...
- controls for brightness (in addition to iOS brightness controls)
- text colors
- background colors
- text size
- text width
It is absolutely brilliant and should be the gold standard for apps that aim to provide exceptional reading experiences.
Is Medium trying to be a great app for reading content or just another website?
Absolutely amazing! 5/5
It’s full of inspiring and functional articles about almost everything and the good thing is most of them are science based! I’m getting addicted to read at least one or two articles a day 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
Medium is time well spent 5/5
For a couple of months now I ve replaced 90% of the time I would have spent on Facebook, with actually useful enlightening meaningful reading -- both for skill development and a kind of deeper journalism meets editorial opinion insight.
It's one of the best tech decisions for personal happiness I ve made in years.
Worth a read and write 5/5
I know I shouldn’t spend time reading just because They are writing, but the stuff on Medium is better than Twitter. Or Facebook
Deleting my series and using app for text only (if at all) 2/5
The image upload problems are persisting and many of the photos aren’t on my phone anymore, and you can’t upload images to Medium from your computer! Booo!😡🤬😠👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 I will be using this app less often now and not doing any more series unless they’re words only because of this major problem! Shame on you for not fixing this after having multiple complaints about it!
Medium is Large... 5/5
By Even A Blind Squirrel
Great app. One day I’ll probably figure out how to use all its various features.
So good 5/5
If you are interested in understanding those around us, or improving ones self you must use Medium
Meaningful Suggested Articles Makes Medium Essential 5/5
So often, I am recommended movies on Netflix or "suggested" articles on countless news websites. I found that the vast majority of such suggestions are wrong and unhelpful.
I'm not sure how Medium does it, but they do it right. While not every highlighted or suggested article fits my needs, they are closer to achieving this goal than any other company I have come across. I have learned an incredible amount about web development using this app. It has become an essential resource for my job. As a result, it will be the first application I install when upgrading my iPhone.
Best long form blogging platform, and community, in the known universe. 5/5
Medium saved blogging. I've been active since Typepad was cool. And was finding Facebook a little funky for long form content.
Medium has an intelligent approach to your content. It's beautiful. And the communities are less walled garden. More open forum.
You'll also discover, like Quora, a one-degree of separation from almost anyone you admire. That's a surprising benefit.
I hope it remains quality. So far, it's my daily read. Update August 5, 2016: better than ever. The platform has become the toto spot for my WebNutrients.com crew to inspire and learn. Yeah!
Update: November 5, 2017: Medium is only getting better. The only thing lacking is effortless import of content via search results (for both commenting and curation). And series don't yet work on iPad. Otherwise, it's perfect. Still.
Great service 5/5
Try this app.
"I don't have time to read" YES YOU DO! 5/5
By rick flaire
This app provides a beautiful selection of articles and thoughts by authors who are amazing. Lots of information and key concepts to be learned. Very simple easy reads, no excuse not to... Invest in yourself and enhance your future by getting yourself into medium!❤️👨🏻🚀
Skip your morning news and read some Medium articles instead 5/5
I love everything about Medium, from content to execution. It's the greatest start to my day. I've been a paying member for some time now as I would love to support the people working on this beautiful resource daily. Keep up the wonderful work!
Member Preview 5/5
I’m about to get a premium account soon but yall playing us with the little member preview star. I constantly waste them cause i look at the title and just click it. great app tho
My review is left at the glovebox on Falcon Heavy toooo 5/5
All I can remember is Medium is getting better and better.
Medium is AWESOME! 5/5
Outstanding selection of experienced and beginning contributors, as well as everything in between. Medium has an a a wide variety of topics from numerous and varied viewpoints that there is something for everyone.
If you're like me, you'll learn, interact & be inspired to contribute to the content. ;)
Cannot sign in from OS TABLET 1/5
What gives? Cannot get in
Can’t sign in. 1/5
Can’t sign in. Fix it.
So glad to do referred to this platform. A friend commented that there needs to be news about the news to process the unending stream of content. I think that medium is onto something.
App with Good Content 4/5
The Medium app is a little hard to navigate on occasion, but that comes from having such a broad selection of content.
Most of the content is pretty high quality, although it may have fallen off a little with growth. Paid, exclusive content is easily worth it.
Highly recommend! 5/5
I love this App! I read articles from it every morning. It has all the topics that I want to read about and I really feel that it is helping me improve all areas of my life! Thank you to the creators and authors! :)
Dark Mode? 4/5
I moved from Android to Apple for the first ever and recall this feature was available on Android. Is there a Dark Mode for the iPhone app, or am I just not looking in the right place for it?
Must login to read 1/5
There's no reason I should need to create an account just to read articles. And then on the website, there's the unavoidable floating "open in app" button. No no no.
Great app but movement towards paid and limiting reading is inconvenient
Good, but your link is broken 5/5
The "Rate us on the app store" link is broken. This happened with iOS 11. Needs update, preferably to Apple's new SKStoreReviewController!
Medium is great!
Horrible iOS Publishing Platform 1/5
By witless fool
No control over title, subtitle, publishing timing, etc. Allows you to jam text in and projectile vomit it out to the world. I use medium bc it’s free and it’s supposed to be a journalism platform. Though the more I use it, the more I hate it. I’m likely to just head back to Wordpress.com.
I really enjoy the essays and news! 5/5
I have several cable news & newspaper apps on my phone, but I frequently find myself selecting Medium when I need something different and interesting to read. Good stuff.