Buggy & frustrating 2/5
Im required to use REVEAL for class but trust me if I could I would find some other thing to use. There are so many small bugs that pile up making the overall experience with this app frustrating. One update videos will be working but the highlight feature is buggy the next update they fix the highlights but clicking on the videos does nothing; if it doesn’t need to be fixed, don’t mess with it. It’s not impossible to still do the work, there will jst be some information you dont get because the feature to learn that information is broken. Features like this can get in the way of a persons academics which is why I gave this app 2 stars instead of 3
Nice Try but lots of bugs 2/5
3 things that particularly annoyed me when using the app.
1: Auto rotate, I use my iPad in landscape mode 99% of the time, but this app are just partly designed to have landscape options. When reading, every time I met a quiz or something, it rotate back to portrait and won’t go back.
2: Hightlighting, to be honest, you won’t be able to select the lines you want 9 out of 10 times, the curser will move to the line above or below, depending on how you select.
3: Audio, I like the thing that I can listen to my textbooks, but the audio tab is weird, I cannot click the next page button if I’m listening to something.
Does not work from blackboard on iPad or iPhone 1/5
Why allow another platform have a link if it’s not going to work properly?
Works ok. But not great 🙁 2/5
By Robert Norman Ross
This app is ok but does not work as fluidly as other apps like Apple books. I also think it would benefit from supporting the Apple Pencil so you could more easily highlight books in the app. The audio book integration is not great because the skip forward and backward buttons take over the whole screen if you make the slightest swipe up which is very annoying. It is also easy to mess up the audio playback when going through the book and when you do the audio restarts at the beginning of the section. Unfortunately I am not very impressed with this app.
Horrible app 1/5
This app is horrible, The reason being is because you can’t even take proper notes on it. It doesn’t highlight the right stuff or sometimes a certain color to stop in for the highlighting option and you can’t even change it I have to shut off my phone and turn it back on just for the app to work and this is on an iPhone 11 Pro Max iOS 14 like come on they can’t even make an app that works properly. Please fix this issue it’s so annoying when I’m just trying to finish my online school work.
Update: looks like even after all this time they still can’t fix the issue with highlighting and taking notes. If it wasn’t for school and that I do over nights I would not bother with this app that they don’t seem to care about fixing.
No ebook download and poor user experience 1/5
By Upset by the pearson
Talked to tech support and there is no download option for my ebooks. I can only access my ebooks through the app, so ridiculous!!
If I want to access my ebooks, I have to keep the app in my devices all the time, and you guys get my data as well. You win!!
Not only that ! The user experience is horrible, not user friendly at all, only three colors I can use for highlighting and not working sometimes. I can’t draw or underline, only highlighting the text with three colors... if they are working at that moment. is it an app for 2020? Guess it doesn’t matter to the company because people still have to use it no matter what.
IOS 14 incompatible 1/5
I can’t do any homework because it says that my IOS is not compatible and it will not work on my laptop either!
Convenient but glitchy highlighter 3/5
By Awesome Pony girl🐴❤️
The right light tool function is very poor. I take notes using my iPad so use my Apple Pencil. Problem is, whenever I tap and hold to highlight , the highlight box spazzes out and ends up deleting my progress. Please fix this
Needs a lot of work 1/5
Doesn’t offer full features of the website and doesn’t have a way to reset your password.
DOESNT SHOW ALL YOUR BOOKS JUST THE FIRST ONE PURCHASED!
I absolutely hate Pearson Reveal.
The session ended while I was in the middle of trying to complete an assignment before it was due. I got kicked out and couldn’t get back in. I turned the assignment in late.
The pages also load very slow. I’m trying to hurry on my coursework so I hopefully don’t have to use this app again.
Disappointed; Three Ways. 1/5
By Helga Honeybuns
-Your app is so glitchy, I spent more time on hold with customer service, than I did learning.
-The paper copy of the book that I paid for overnight shipping arrived a week later.
-I wound up having to drop the class!
Listening guides don’t work on iOS14 1/5
Update: not only do the listening guides not work, the Safari browser doesn’t work on their website either. I’m guessing it’s because Safari blocks their ridiculous amount of trackers. 1 star.
Annotations play just fine but the listening guides do not load anymore. Can’t complete my assignments for my music course since I can’t actually hear anything. Otherwise the app is fine.
By Mariah Jimenez
Love how you can use the given audio when you leave the app. It allows you to quickly multitask while still listening to the chapters.
Failur on IPad 1/5
None of the exercise seem to work and return error codes, which makes this interactive e-book just an e-book.
Good learning tool, but could use some updates. 4/5
I use the app on my iPad and any time I come up to an exam it changes my screen orientation from landscape to portrait. When i move on to the next section it remains in portrait and I have to lift my iPad from its stand and lay it back on its side to go back to landscape. This happens even when i have the screen lock on. Please fix this! Also, probably at no fault of the app creator, in my current course i have found things out of order. For example I will have a section of reading and then a quiz right after that goes over a future section. This is a huge problem as it negatively effects my grade.
Revel Pearson 5/5
The app is good but it would be better if the image and video in the chapter could open to any kind of device and versions.
Very Buggy 1/5
I enjoy using the highlighter feature while I read my text books on this app. The only problem is it doesn’t even save your highlights. When you reopen the app ata later point almost all your highlights will be gone. Then you have to skim through and try to remember what you highlighted. I am too busy of a college student for this nonsense. Please fix this immediately!!!
Won’t open challenges 1/5
Every time I want to watch video or test my knowledge i click on it and it always says error
Annoying and media doesn’t work. 1/5
I have the app on my iPhone and iPad and on both I can’t open any tables or the pop up quizzes. This is really annoying and should be fixed I get an error on everything I try to open.
Great for Auditory Learners 5/5
I love that I can download the text and listen whenever I have time. It’s been invaluable to be able to listen to the text. I don’t think I’ve ever retained information from a text so well! I can listen to it running, folding laundry, cleaning my room just like I would a podcast and then assess my understanding and retention through the built in optional quizzes whenever I have time. I love it so far.
Great for any college student. 5/5
I have a heard time reading. This app makes it simple to study anywhere. The GUI is nice smooth , handles multiple classes nicely. The mini tests and questions through out the ebooks make it simple to recap. I love the experience so far
I mean it’s not “Leap Day” but yeah, this is a pretty good app 12/17
Dark Mode 4/5
By snapchat hotdog
The app is decent, but I wish it had dark mode. My eyes burn.
Convenient, but still needs bugs fixed 3/5
Please fix the highlighting issue. I take my time to highlight important information and when I go back to that section it’s completely gone. This is so frustrating. This app is a great concept, but get that issue fixed as soon as possible!
Good app needs some fixes though 4/5
I listen to my text while working. It would be nice to listen to the whole chapter and then go back and take the quizzes without having to constantly attend to it. Having to arrow to the next section is annoying. Also, when you have a long section, say more than one minute and my phone closes it would be nice for the audio to continue playing.
Doesn’t save my notes 3/5
This app is cool to have if I want to do some homework on the go, and I definitely utilize the note-taking feature. But when I add a highlight and type in extra notes & tag the note for the highlighted phrase, it saves for the moment. When I add another highlight though or edit a previous one, it deletes the other notes I wrote and the tag for the previous highlighted phrase. This is very annoying and inconvenient especially if I’m going to have to just redo all the notes I tried doing on the mobile app on my laptop.
Doesn’t stay logged in 1/5
Logs me out after every quiz and I have to log back in constantly. For what we pay for these stupid textbooks you think they could make a functional app.
Love The App, Needs Offline Narration and Zoom 4/5
I actually love this app a lot, but I was really disappointed when I downloaded a textbook for listening while I was out and found out that you need internet to hear the audio. Don’t advertise it as learning everywhere, on or offline, if I need internet to learn the way that’s best for me. In general, this is an amazing app that offers a really great way to use textbooks, and I love the ability to take notes, make journal entries, watch videos, etc. I highly recommend it. But please fix the narration, and add a zoom option for reading!
Works great 5/5
By Olga Arrambide
I love revel. Especially that is works offline. I do wish it had a few more study features but other than that is amazing.
Having trouble with closer look features 2/5
I’m using this on one of the latest models of iPads and I can’t seem to be able to maneuver the closer look tools to get access to that info. It’s ridiculous since it always goes to the first page of it and never allows me to move onto the next one. I already hate history but making it impossible to really get certain key points of the chapter content really makes me hate history more. Please fix it
Not good 1/5
This app is really hard to navigate and it’s so hard to figure out how to do simple things. Reading books is really annoying and complicated as well. And it may sound like I’m an old person that can’t figure out technology but I’m 19 and have been using computers all throughout high school and college so navigating technology is really easy for me. This app is just not good. And some things I’m not able to do on my phone and some I have to do on my laptop which is really annoying.
Doesn’t support split view 1/5
Very disappointing. The app doesn’t support iPad split view. What’s the point of reading books without taking notes?
Make this change PLEASE 3/5
My only complaint is that it does not support the side-by-side windows with ipad. This drives me INSANE. I can’t productively take notes like this. It’s torture.
By RRT GUCCI
I love this app. I truly enjoyed how it reads to you❤️❤️❤️
I feel it needs tweaking 1/5
It was prematurely released
CanI highlight and copy to work on The journal in word and then pasting it when I am done?
Update Rendered App Useless 1/5
This app was working great until the latest update. The app will now crash trying to access my textbook every time. This app is literally unusable
Courses Don’t Update 1/5
The latest time that I’ve downloaded this app has been on a 7th generation iPad. I previously tried to download this app on my Samsung phone, and Lenovo yogabook and yet it only has one of my courses from two semesters ago. I am currently taking three courses this semester and I don’t know how to get the app to recognize this.
Orientation lock means nothing? 2/5
I used my iPad Pro mostly in landscape mode, allowing excellent readability. However, whenever there is a quiz, the screen auto-rotates to portrait mode (even with orientation lock enabled!). How is rotating for quizzes necessary? This needs to be fixed!
Learning on the go 5/5
I love this app! It’s so convenient, and easy to learn and stay ahead while on the go. I truly appreciate having it. Perfect layout, and super easy to navigate. Nothing but positive feedback from me!
Multitasking on iPad doesn’t work 5/5
This app is great, but I dislike that the multitasking for the iPad is not compatible with this app. I like to take notes on my iPad while reading the material on the app, but I am unable to do so because I can’t use both apps at once.
Needs to be updated 3/5
When reading a textbook and going to the next page there is a glitch and it is just a white screen. Needs to be fixed because it interferes with my coursework.
Won’t let me read past the first page, all the other pages load blank please fix
Literally doesn’t work 1/5
every single time i open the app and attempt to start my reading for my psych class the module goes blank and the text won’t show after i try to switch the page, tried deleting the app and reinstalling still doesn’t work this app is trash
Chapters go blank 3/5
I really hope Pearson can reply because I paid over 80 dollars and I should not be experiencing so many issues. More often than not, I will try to go through chapters and it will go blank. I try closing and reopening the app but it continues to do so. I have now deleted the app and reinstalling it. This happens with the WiFi on and off ! I do not understand why it is doing this. Please fix!
Next Section Doesn’t Load 1/5
After swiping to the next page/section, it doesn’t load. The app has to be closed and then reopened to load the page.
Saves plenty of time. 5/5
Ease of access and audio learning(not automated) on the go saves time.
I've been trying to log into the app for a month. It's connected to my online education course so the user name doesn't work. The app is a total waste of space on my phone.
Good concept, needs bug fixes 4/5
By Jeanie :)
I like the way the app is set up and everything, but sometimes the audio function does not want to play and you have to press the play button like ten times to get it to work — not the best for commuters. Another inconvenience is that sometimes it will read through the whole chapter, whereas other times the audio will stop after every page — again, very annoying when you’re driving or multitasking. Finally, I would like to see an assignments tab that clearly lists the writing assignments still left to do. Right now they are located sporadically at the bottom of the pages which makes it difficult to see what you need to get done, especially when listening to the audio. Please address these problems and this will be an excellent app!
By far the worst product or app I’ve ever owned. 1/5
This app has not worked for me. Continually lets me log in but says my subscription has expired less than a week of ownership (less than their textbook free trials) I’ve called their support multiple times sometimes waiting more than a week to hear from them on progress while checking multiple times daily. I’ve wasted HOURS holding and waiting for a resolution. I’m not exaggerating I have time stamps, screenshots, and emails to prove it. Still waiting on a resolution and they’ve closed my file twice saying they can see a problem on their end. It’s impacting participation in my course and therefore my grade. Professors please choose a different company if possible, students please opt out of the online or app component of you can. This is literally the most unprofessional and worst company I’ve ever encountered.