Too hard to find non-paywalled content 2/5
By Alice Valkyrie
I used to love Medium, and read articles on it quite frequently. However, about 95% of the featured articles now require a subscription. That would be slightly annoying but acceptable-if there were any way to filter your search to show only free content. Unless I’ve missed something, there’s not, which makes this app a nightmare to use for free users. With a search filter this app would get 4 stars.
Great, but it needs improvement 4/5
Why can I view everyone I follow the simple easy to browse way?
I love the articles but not the app 3/5
I would think authors would want me to share their stories, but perhaps not. I used to be able to open articles in Safari, but now it just kicks me back to the app. I want to share stories at work, but I’m not sure how to do this any more. Please fix this problem - it’s been at least several months if not longer.
Nothing to read 1/5
While Medium is a neat tool for writers, it’s a distinctly lame platform.
Every time I open it, I see a never-ending stream of promoted articles best described as paywalled commies. They are not thought-provoking; they are reductionist and boring. Occasionally, there is an interesting writer or publication, but that’s an exception. And usually they are paywalled.
In any event, the platform makes it hard to follow them.
I am not buying Medium membership because I am the type to get shadow-banned or worse.
Medium doesn’t have the SAVE button, which conditioned me to not save my work. That came back to bite me on other platforms. That’s probably the worst thing about Medium.
This idea and platform is amazing. 5/5
Medium is a great platform. Love everything about it. 😊👌🏼👨💻
The title says it all 5/5
By J. Aaron 17
Medium is the channel by which I do a lot of my marketing-related light reading. It’s a great source of inspiration and thought from industry leaders or those who share a large stake in the field.
Anyone digital inclined (full stack marketer, programmer, designer) definitely to be on Medium.
Right On! 5/5
I love Medium- it gives me articles that matter for improving my health, work and studies! I feel I am in touch with the latest and the greatest in any field now! Their goal in picking the right subject is Right On!
My all-time favorite app. 5/5
By Im out here running
The reason I love Medium is because it combines the intellectual diversity of any book you could think of with the comfort of being able to use it on your phone. You can find stories about anything you're interested in. The app tells you how long it should take you to read each article, which comes in handy. The most important trait though, is Medium's personal feel. Some of the posts are written by doctors and therapists, but many are written by normal people who just have something to share. It's nice to hear advice and read about the experiences of everyday people.
Medium is essential to Dossier’s growth 5/5
Our tech company, Dossier (https://dossier.work) is a startup in a world dominated by giant tech companies. Medium’s articles and recommendation engine give me, the CEO, an edge because the information is always ahead of the curve. To succeed as a startup, you have to see ahead of the curve that the rest of the world is following. 5 stars!
Self care 5/5
I love this app!
It has great insightful writers that have helped me so much to relate to community and have a deeper understanding about healthy relationships (with myself and others)
Why the fee to read articles? 1/5
These are mostly blogger articles. Average people contributing opinions. I can get this , and better, on TED Talks which is free.
Excellent App for Insights 5/5
Staying focused to succeed is 😓 Yet Medium provides stories that make me think in ways outside of my comfort zone. Gaining insights from those who are where you want to be is invaluable!!
Love, but I wish text-to-speech worked better 4/5
I love the app and the content I read through it, but I wish Siri could read an entire article without stopping after each paragraph.
I find I have to jump out of the app and open the article in safari, turn on “reader view,” and then have Siri read it back
Will feed you things you want to read- 5/5
I’m checking Medium like my other friends checked Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
I also save time finding things I want to read (Medium has this algorithm that recommends things).
I have learned many things and been entertained.
Check out the “publications” within this app to really get engaged with your interests.
To consume real and applicable news/education...
I’ve been looking for this. For 10 years!
Each writer has spot on points 5/5
Good for a quick read! Great writers :)
Had to delete app to create account 1/5
Verifying an email address on account creation with the app installed does not work. I had to delete the app, verify email from browser and once that was done, reinstalled app and it works.
Great and simple 5/5
Medium is awesome. It is really useful and very easy to use.
Best place to learn what is happening in the world 5/5
By Geetha Nair
I absolutely adore reading medium as i get to read the articles of my interest (data science, machine learning, big data, deep learning) in one place. Every time I read each article, I find that it is getting even more tailor made for my interest. Claps to medium🎉 platform.
Love it 5/5
Best site on the internet.
Anticipates my reading interests from what I have already read.
Nothing else like it I have ever encountered.
I have been reading on @Medium all day and can honestly say I'm impressed. In between writing and being a sloth it fed my curiosity and love for knowledge. Thank you to the writers of @Medium well done!
Not so great.... 3/5
By tar and feathers
This had some promise but the reality is not great. The biggest problem I have is stale content. The routinely post stories that have been overtaken by events and are of only historical interest. I don’t think they yet have the means or the influence to get top, contemporary content from, say, New Yorker or Vanity Fair or Atlantic caliber writers.
Perhaps their business model is predicated on sifting older content to find stray nuggets. Or perhaps they are just another Huff Post hoping to get paid subscription income for articles they source at low cost.
I paid for a subscription and I cannot get into Medium. I tried everything. So I have been screwed. I just cancelled my subscription but now I have no way of trying again.
Terrible sign in process 1/5
By Hemant Patidar
So I want to log in from my laptop where I do not have access to my email. Since I have already used my email with Medium before and this is not a new sign up, why I have to check my email again and click on the link? Why can’t I sign up with my email, create a password and login with my email?
I hate being forced to write a review 5/5
I really hate it
Deep linking is broken 1/5
By Michael Petruzzo
Every link to an article that I tap outside the app just launches the app and sends me to the home screen. Doesn’t take me to the article.
Every notification suggesting an article does the same.
I’m deleting the app and going web only.
Really awesome 5/5
You are so done to earth and really make sense to me. I’m going through a lot right now and reading some of your blogs has helped me put some things in perspective.
Thank you, Nancy
Compatibility with ipad pro 11in 2/5
Please update it
Way too much toxic liberalism 2/5
And this is coming from someone who considers himself to be left leaning on most issues.
There are some very good articles as well but they don’t make up for the vast amounts of hateful posts towards conservatives or those who disagree with all but the most hardcore leftists.
Medium feeds my soul 5/5
By Kit OB
Medium feeds my soul, makes me laugh, reignites my dreams, makes me cry, inspires me to get outside and live my life or stay inside with a hot cup of tea and Netflix playing in the background, curled up with my dogs and write. Thanks to all the writers on Medium who bare their souls and make me laugh and think out loud and know I’m not the only one who’s a little bent.
Just discovered 4/5
I’ve noticed this app on my new cell phone, never considered opening it. But while laying down, on permanent bed rest due to critical health, I figured, why not look into it. I was very impressed. It’s on topics of my interests, easy to use and easy to utilize. Thanks for developing it. Much better than Facebook.
Liberal echo chamber 1/5
Pseudo intellectual liberal nonsense. Medium started as a bastion of free, intelligent thought, but has become another echo chamber of “the rich are evil!” “The right hates the poor!” “Capitalism is the cause of all of the worlds wrongs!”
Love the articles, hate that it’s not free. 3/5
I was so into this, reading so much and loving the perspective broadening articles then I clicked on one and it told me I could continue reading for 5$ a month. I was disappointed as I am not in a place financially to justify this expense. Maybe one day.
Need pay to read 2/5
App is good, but always it’s ask you pay to read and block half of content.
I know that company need money, but charge by articles free written by other is correct? Why not instead charge by your app?
Purchased a subscription, but articles still blocked 5/5
I was reading articles, really liked them, so I bought a subscription in order to read more. But after I set that up, and got the confirmation email from Apple, the paywall banner over the articles won’t go away in the Medium app. Really unfortunate since that makes articles unreadable.
New IPad pro screen size 4/5
By Aaa victor
Please make the screen size compatible with the newest iPad pro... It's very frastrating
Great Food for Thought 5/5
Follow your star...the path is within Medium.
Stale Content 2/5
I paid for this app thinking it would give me some quality articles to read. There were a handful of good ones but after several weeks, articles are either being shown to me again or I get older articles which are no longer relevant. I wish I could get my money back but I unfortunately subscribed for the year. 😂 My bad.
The Best Thing In My Life—Almost 5/5
I can’t say that this is the best thing in my life, because I have a husband and two children. I will say that this is the second best thing in my life. Worth every cent.
I’m really enjoying Medium 5/5
By Jeff Rickerson
amazing choice of articles that leave no time for the nonsense of social media :)
Dont abuse my data pls thanks 5/5
Love the website, would love to stay anonymous and not have my data feed into anywhere else thanks
Great to read, not to write 3/5
If you use this app as a reader, this app is perfect. You can clap, share, view your network. Great.
This app really falls short for writers though. Editing a draft is extremely buggy. Words will repeat and your cursor will jump around, making writing what you want impossible. The edit feature also screws with your formatting so I'm scared to even open up my drafts and have it sync bad changes. Viewing stats is also a pain- you can't view your readers interests and your payout dashboard is just the webpage.
This is a real shame because as a writer I want to update my stories on the go. I suppose I will just have to use a notepad instead.
Good app but recommended content is annoying 3/5
This app has beautiful design and good content. But one thing really bothers me is that once I read something in app, the app start to recommend articles based on what I read before. It’s annoying to see the entire app full of machine learning and data science articles ( I read a few data science articles before). I did set my interested topic in setting. But the content still seems pretty much based on what I read before. I think there are readers like me who want to read diversified content. The recommendation algo simply killed that part in this app.
Medium Triumphs over Media 5/5
How to tame that beast of online media sorcery. That vanquishes all those whose trek, dreads into information overload. Where Data oceans spew waves upon waves of Yin/Yang numenati. Superfluous info tainted in chards and streams on 24/7 infinite loops with little or no value to the conscious observer.
And yet there’s hope, a Medium to enter and indulged into one’s cognitive pursuits. A brew like no other that sources and replenishes the intellects’ stew. Getting Medium’s morsels specific to one’s palette and exquisite taste, for seek searchers to find their fill.
A Medium that’s refreshingly powerful, with intuitive simplicity and purposeful design - becomes the conduit for those want to know, and get in the know, and value their time.
.... Did I tell you that l’m a fan of Medium.
Clean reads 5/5
By jocie lou
I love Medium for just a couple writers in particular and felt the subscriptions was well worth these articles. No advertising makes for clean, focused reading. Of course it’s still easy to share articles with friends.
Good companion and knowledgeable!!!
Just what I’ve been looking for! 5/5
Medium is my new favorite reading app - it’s linked to an extensive curated library of quality articles AND a publishing platform all at once. Been enjoying the interface and the ability to highlight and archive articles for later reading. Five stars all the way!
Good writing and nice app 5/5
I like the app and the writing. Easy to navigate and love that it tells how long each piece is to read.
Anti-gun lobby among scientists gets it wrong. 5/5
After study after study, much to the dismay of sociologists, anthropologist & another researchers, the lowest murder rates due to gun violence occur when everyone is armed-or could be armed with a weapon of self-defense.
Secondly, it’s also been found that within the demographics where there are abortion clinics and a high number of legal gun owners, these areas have the lowest crime rates in the US.
Ignored by scientists because of their political orientation is the fact that cities and communities that are “gun free“ zones have the highest murder rates. It is just common sense using basic “threat analysis psychology“ that even criminals do not want to risk being shot & potentially killed During the commission of a crime.
Why does abortion factor in to lowering crime? Because a higher percentage of women who get abortions are minorities living in a high crime areas whose children have five times higher rates of juvenile delinquency. And not only does abortion reduce the number of potential criminals, but a lower birthdate allows single mothers to work less hours and engage in more direct parenting, which affects the positive outcomes of their children’s development.
Thirdly, the majority of the American public will never give up it’s right to defend itself using guns. Furthermore, the United States Supreme Court has affirmed and confirmed the individual right to own weapons. And any political organization spouting Anti-gun law candidates are more often rejected at the ballot box.
Over the years myself & others have sadly watched science become politicized to the point that their research is no longer respected.