I would not give this app 1 star but it was the lowest I could give. I have 2 classes that require use of connect. In 1 class i can view and complete assignments on my iphone and ipad however, I got a 0 for an assignment that i completed but it did not show completed. In the other class I can only view every other page and the app frequently crashes. You pay handsomely for the convenience of having an E book but are unable to use it for its intended use. If this app was nit required for my class I would never use it. Emailing support is no help either, I am still waiting on a response to the email sent out a month ago.
By Green Silandro
It works. Read books? Yes. Answer questions? Yes. Hotel? Trivago.
Wish I could rate no stars 1/5
Trash app 1/5
Hands down the worst educational tool I’ve ever used in 24 years. If apps could be rated no stars this app would have more no stars than 1 stars. I feel like I’ve wasted the $73 I spent on my book because this is the only place I can read it.
It Needs to be Optimized 1/5
By Kid Pool
I am using this app on an iPad Pro and currently, the remember me button is useless since you have to log in every time you open the app. Scrolling and zooming through the pages and sections can be very buggy since it practically reloads the page. And if you’re using the more recent iOS with split view on the iPad, this app isn’t compatible with it, so taking notes on a separate app while reading the book is practically impossible.
Good in theory, crashes repeatedly 1/5
In theory this is a great addition to the other study materials offered by MHE. Unfortunately most of the time using this app is shutting it down and logging in again after it crashes. Also, the remember me button doesn’t work. So you constantly have to retype your password.
Please fix this app. The constant crashing and restarting is ridiculous.
Why iPad only? 1/5
I don’t carry around an iPad everywhere. How hard is it to implement an app that allows you to read your ebook via an iPhone?
Terrible Effort 1/5
The app constantly crashes so be prepared to login every 5 minutes!!
Totally useless 1/5
Just read all the other reviews. It’s totally worthless. 1 Star if I could along with everyone else. You make learning MORE DIFFICULT!
Not even trying 1/5
This company doesn’t even attempt to create functioning apps.
Does not work 1/5
By No Name 768
I used to be able to read from this apps but I can’t anymore.
only read 1/5
In my bio class the “self studies” are part of the homework and they are supposed to get automatically updated and they do if you use a computer. I did the self study questions and the blue screen came up. It never got updated on the gradebook so I had to scramble to do it the night it was due. Safe yourself a seizure and only read with this app. Also it’s insane that i have to type the username and password every time. It would also be convenient if the book could be downloaded.
Horrible App 1/5
By George S IV
The fact that you have to pay for connect service to use this app and this app is so sh**ty shows how little McGraw Hill cares. All they want is your money. To give more detail into what makes this app so terrible it’s extremely slow, it will sometimes randomly pick an answer for you on the learnsmarts, and I can’t use it for more than ten minutes without it crashing or giving some error that makes it so I have to restart the app.
Wish I didn’t have to give a review 1/5
By Chiisai Ahiru
I don’t really review apps, but this app is a stand-out one star. Never have I experienced such awesome frustration over the fact that the app cannot even LOAD up my book, similar to that of the low commitment rates in marriage today. Similarity so, I would like a divorce, SmartBook.
This app has worked great for me. I only wish that it had the split screen ability, as I like to take note when I am reading. And having to flop between screens get annoying
What is going on here? I’m not able to access 98% of the material or the self study feature. This is disappointing.
This app is terrible 1/5
I don’t leave reviews, but this app irritates me so much that I feel I must. I wouldn’t be so upset if the app wasn’t the ONLY way to access my course on my iPad. I can’t use the browser version, because there is no option to do so. It forces you to use the app, even though it crashes every five study questions. The app should NEVER be more stressful then the class. FIX IT
I just want to let you know that this app is terrible. Unfortunately, i have to tolerate it because of my class assignments.
Garbage App Review part 4 1/5
By Addy Feels
Why why why does none of these apps works and why are they even made available on the AppStore. Waste of time and space.
Not worth the download 1/5
Doesn’t load have of the pages. Very poor design and system
This app is horrible 1/5
I have an iPad and this app is still ridiculous and not user-friendly. It will crash every ten minutes, if not sooner. It will start loading he reading SUPER SLOWLY for no reason, I’m on high speed WiFi. It makes me feel like I’m using dial-up internet or something. I know it’s the app because when I get on the learnsmart site from my laptop, it works fine. It’s the most frustrating thing. I also tried to use this app when traveling because I’m more comfortable traveling with my iPad rather than my MacBook, you can forget trying to get anything at all done during travel if your WiFi speed is slow.
Could have put more effort into development 2/5
This apps lacks the capabilities it would need to be a fully functioning and helpful study tool, especially when it’s being used increasingly more in the college setting. You can only use the app horizontally which does not allow you to scroll to the bottom of some screens to select OK (such as on the “show as ___ or anonymous” screen) and only displays about 5 lines of the text so you are constantly scrolling. The mechanics for the Drag-and-Drop questions either never work or randomly put items together when you try to move them. You need to wait a few seconds for the app to load the next question or you will accidentally skip questions by clicking the I Think So or Unsure buttons (even though it takes a split second to process if you have the answer right or not). If developers created this with higher standards and greater expectations, this app could have been an amazing tool for students who don’t have the capability of purchasing computers/accessing public ones.
Does NOT work 1/5
Simply does not work. I get to log in and then the app freezes. I am not even surprised, none of the apps from McGill works properly.
By Meeker he
The app has a plethora of problems with the UI which causes you to be unable to complete tasks from your mobile device. Things that would show up perfectly in a desktop or browser are broken in the application.
I have never had a worse experience with an app. Everything the other reviewers say is true. Doesn’t remember me and constantly crashes. I hate this app. The concept is great, but the carry out is the pits.
Fairly good 4/5
The app actually works great if it is through dual enrollment. Going through blackboard almost all of the issues everyone else is talking about is solved when you access the assignment directly through blackboard.
You need to make this app work better for an iPhone, it’s just not practical for college students if you can’t access or even see a lot of things on an iPhone. Most college students won’t have an ipad to use conveniently. I really am frustrated with this cause my phone is basically my computer cause my laptop is way too slow for an online textbook. I think it will appeal to the larger market if you updated the app and made it mor accessible on an iphone. Smh
By look a nickname I can select
This app is complete garbage... I can’t even give it a proper review because I am unable to even get past the “username/nickname” screen. It just tells me to enter my name or select anonymous, but then I can’t even scroll down to select continue (or whatever mysterious button is lurking down there) because apparently my phone screen size is not compatible. It won’t even let me zoom out or in to try to select it. What a waste of time.
Crashes very often!! 1/5
By Star and Kon
If the screen would stop freezing up and turning red with a bunch of binary codes and error messages liked I just hacked the fbi that would be great!!! All jokes aside, it freezes up way too much and it forgets the login within 5 minutes of using the app or else it would be a handy app!!!
This is a horrible app and it’s not like I can just pick a diff one
Worst app ever! The website is also horrible. You need to up your game! It’s very hard to navigate!
By El Fuzzy
Just spent 5 minutes trying to come up with a joke comparing how often this app crashes to the crash that Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in, but then I realized that you guys aren’t worth the effort
Zero stars 1/5
Did you guys not test the app before publishing it? Kindle app and other dressers has been out for decades. There is no excuse for this bull. No seriously. Someone learning to make an app would create a better UX.
SO MANY BUGS 1/5
Where to begin...I have had this app not even an hour yet and it has crashed four times! It comes up with a Flow Error message that can only be resolved by closing out of the app, restarting it, logging back in (get used to this part), and picking up where I left off. It has taken me half an hour to answer 10 questions. It takes what feels like 5 minutes for it to load one page in the chapter. McGraw-Hill, the concept is there but please fix these issues! We struggle enough as students without the constant frustrating errors of an app slowing down our study time.
This app is complete garbage and there is no excuse... This company is taking so much money from college students and cant even design a basic app with all the profit. At first I thought the bad reviews were harsh until I tested it myself. They must’ve used monkeys to design this app because the only thing it does for me is crash. This is the first app I’ve run into that has done this since I bought my 2018 iPad Pro and its ridiculous.
I am trying to complete a 35 question LearnSmart and it’s crashed 6 times. That’s all.
Doesn’t work fir UOP 1/5
Doesn’t work w blackboard app. Waist of time.
Very frustrating 1/5
It would be a decent app if it didn’t constantly crash. I have tried several times on different chapters, different connections, and different features within the app. It never stays open more than 10 minutes without crashing. Very disappointing for what the e book costs!
Worst Education App Available 1/5
If I could give this app lower than 1 star I would. This is the worst education based application I have ever used. Especially when we have to pay just to be able to log into this app. I hope the developers are embarrassed and ashamed everyday when they awake up knowing they created this garbage. I can’t complete 5 practice questions without it crashing or getting an error!
So bad this is the first review I’ve ever written 1/5
I’m sure you have no choice but to download this app but it’s so terrible it makes me want to buy stock in paper companies... it crashes 5-10 times per chapter which require re-logging in.
Continuous error message 1/5
While the app is actually nice, it needs updates and fixes. As I’m working on my questions, it will randomly freeze, the screen will turn red and an error message will pop up. Then I have to completely restart the program and work through as many questions as I can before it does it again.
If my iPad would allow me to go in through my schools page to work instead, I would, but it makes me use this app.
Please FIX THE BUGS AND ERROR MESSAGES
But you know that already! Do you even care to fix the issues?
This app is terrible! I have to take a music course on here and it’s been one of the most frustrating things I’ve ever had to do. This homework should be taking me 2 hours to do and because it keeps crashing on me and logging me out it takes about 8 hours to complete.
This app is not easy to navigate, and glitches out constantly. This is super frustrating when trying to study. I would have expected more from such a big name in educational materials.
They don’t care 1/5
By i dont want a niickname
This app is unacceptable. They don’t care bc you have to use it anyway. Go on safari and hit the interactive button then forced to download or open the app. The app is bugged worse than any software program I’ve ever seen. Crashes at seemingly random time but always while I’m answering the questions. Interactive doesn’t have narration and narration doesn’t have interactive. Interactive is a joke itself. Blue box flashes at you to be so annoying you must click. When you do you start the crash countdown. When’s it gonna happen?, don’t know but I’ve learned there are three guarantees in life death and taxes and this app crashing. I wonder how I can get the government or school board involved in this. As it’s gotta be a huge waste of money for some powerful regulatory entity.
Paying over $100 for a textbook and we can’t even get a functional app 1/5
Literally the worst app functionality I’ve ever experienced. Thank you for showing me rock bottom app development .
HORRIBLE APP 1/5
If I could give this app a zero, I absolutely would. It crashes CONSTANTLY. I’ve had to redo entire assignments MULTIPLE times because of this. I spend so much time redoing assignments because it fails every 10-15 minutes, sometimes sooner. Also, every time it crashes I have to enter my username and password because the “remember me” button seems to be there only for looks. No matter how many times I press this friendly little button, it never, never, remembers me. This creators of this app have a lot of work to do.
This app should be updated. 1/5
Every time I’m in my groove answering questions it selects the wrong one or it freezes and close the app on me. Bug fixes are needed this app can be really useful for students if it didn’t have these issues.