I’m using iPad Pro for all of my school work and this app is the most unreliable app I have ever encountered. All of my assignments relying on Connect app and this app crashes every halfway of me doing my assignments or even practicing. I tried to do my assignment in Safari but they won’t let me do it, they asked me to download the app (which crashes every 5 minutes). It’s so frustrating.
Terrible learning experience 1/5
The book when I am reading is fine, but when I actually do homework it keeps freezing up and turning red. You guys need to fix this, especially when I know all the money you guys make off the colleges, you can have a team fix this easy.
Screw McGraw-Hill 2/5
By The Treehugger
If you have learnsmart assignments ONLY, then this app is fine, a bit buggy but fine. If you have Connect assignments or anything else there appears to be no way of accessing them. What’s more is the “app support” button takes you to the how to section of the desktop site with no mention of the app. F*** you McGraw-Hill, for all the problems you never seen to answer.
Constantly crashes 1/5
Constantly crashing. Please fix it. It’s a great concept.
What the heck! 1/5
Ok, so here is what happens. You get you book uploaded and start reading. You put it down for a little bit to take care of dinner, come back and you have to log back in and it doesn’t remember you. You don’t have internet connection, it won’t let you access your book you paid an arm and a leg for. The “remember me” function.... what’s the use? Doesn’t really work at all. Oh, when you log back in.... it doesn’t remember what page you left off at.... talk about a pain!! Other publisher app are much better!! Wish they could catch up.
Doesn’t seem compatible with iPhone because it crashes constantly. Can we get this bug fixed immediately. But, other than that I find the app useful when it comes to reading the content.
Frustrating this app keeps crashing 1/5
By DuraCARE Counseling
How can you develop something for students that professors require to use and it constantly crashes.
I can work a few problems and then the pink screen. I have to alternate devices between my tablet and PC just so I can complete my assignments... and I had to pay for this crap?????
Crashes a lot 1/5
Would be super useful if it didn’t crash so much! Also it never ‘remembers’ me when logging in
Crashes every 5 or so questions. Very slow and unstable.
Needs update 1/5
I truly hate this entire company. The browser uses http so every time you login, your password and username is transmitted in plain text, so anyone using wireshark can easily steal your information. The app is also terrible because it is very inconsistent and can’t even remember your login information so I have to type out my long college email EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Reading is also a terrible experience as it bugs out and overlays objects on top of text or other objects. Honestly makes me wonder how this app was even released. I wish I never had to go through this company but sadly most of us don’t have a choice since our colleges decides our platform.
Pathetic Excuse for an App 1/5
Title says it all. Why even have an app if it is not going to work appropriately? I pull up the website, then it says click to go to app. Then the app says it cannot authenticate me. As much as it costs for an e-textbook, there are zero excuses for this mess.
Great idea, always crashing 2/5
It works well in concept but it crashes or has an error every 10 minutes. I have to continually close the app, restart and log back in which is irritating and adds so much time into doing an assignment.
Please please please fix this app 1/5
So great that you can access ebooks this way, but not when the only thing you can see is “Loading...” throughout the text.
Please fix this!!!
With all the money students have no choice but to spend on your products, please let us access them!
Works great on iPad 5/5
As it says in the description this app is optimized for iPad. I access it and have no problems at all. I am able to get through the entire chapters without issue and it easily switches back and forth from the text to LearnSmart modules. I opened it on my phone and the formatting was hard to read on the smaller screen so I suspect that most of the complaints are phone users, not iPad users.
Better Updates 1/5
You would think that the creators would take the feedback and fix this. It doesn’t work at all.
Needs work 1/5
I wish the company would act as if they cared about making there interface work properly.
It’s a trash app on iPhones and iPads.
Time Saver!! 5/5
The SmartBook app has become a LIFE saver for me!! This app allows me to read on key learning objectives without having to move through all the extra information! Being able to access this app outside of the laptop has maximized my study time and allowed me to learn anywhere and anytime!
SO WORTH IT 5/5
SmartBook is AMAZING. It seriously helps me so much, and having the app makes it 1000x better. You can do so much just from your phone. Get the app! Use the website! It’s all worth it for your education!
Crashing is a bit much 2/5
In all honesty this would be a great app if it didn’t keep crashing a lot.
Everyone here is right - terrible app 1/5
By Maude Flanders
I read all the reviews about how terrible the Smartbook and MHConnect apps are. I downloaded Smartbook. I logged in and went to a chapter. And the app crashed.
Seriously, they need gather a team that knows how to properly develop apps.
To small 1/5
The whole interface Is to small on iPhone, just use the browser on a Mac.
Not what I expected 2/5
This app isn’t the best. It glitches more often than not. I was excited because I could do my homework on the go, but it’s almost more inconvenient than anything.
Works great 5/5
Not sure why it doesn’t seem to work for most people. Works just fine on my iPad.
Slow, poor work flow, and bug-ridden 1/5
This app is slow to even flip to the next page of a book. Zoom and other navigation are awful. Everything focuses on McGraw-Hill's ridiculous questions instead of reading and taking your own notes. It also has a bug where if forgets that you are in a class after you click on that class. It is very unprofessional of McGraw-Hill to put out such a poor quality product, and it is frustrating for students who need to use McGraw-Hill Connect for their courses.
It is honestly ironic that a company in the education industry could create such a dumb app. You would think the interface would be a lot easier and, oh I don’t know, work??? Especially since they charge an arm and a leg for their products.
Great app! 5/5
By I'm a BJ
I love the SmartBook app because it allows me to access the contents of the book without having to carry around my bulky computer or book. I can use it anywhere and anytime and it’s free to download!
Fire the developer 1/5
The interface is clunky, the “remember me” doesn’t work, there is a bug if you use the flashing “practice” where it says you completed the assignment even if you only read 3 pages, and you can’t copy and paste or use web links in the text. I don’t have a choice for some of the grad school books I buy, but if I did I would use another app. It surely couldn’t be any worse.
The McGraw Hill smartbook app has been extremely helpful. It has allowed me to access my textbook on the go and has made studying fit conveniently into my busy schedule. I can access my textbook during my commute on the bus and save a lot of time studying!
Horrible App 1/5
I didn’t have access to a computer so I tried to do my homework on my IPad instead and it took me 2 hours longer than it should have because the app kept crashing. If I could give it 0 stars, I would.
MH Get it Together & Fix This #[email protected]#!!! 1/5
All the reviews say the same thing. It’s ridiculous that I experience the same crashes, plus simple things like requiring me to log in EVERYTIME! It’s ridiculous. Obviously they don’t take this app seriously. Plus why can’t finding specific pages be easier. The book I’m reading has over 600 pages it’s super hard to find exact pages on here.
ALWAYS CRASHES! 1/5
I have to reboot the app at least 6 times during 1 chapter of reading. If you click on answer too fast or click next it will just lag there and do nothing then crash. Needs serious improvement. I had to use this for a class but it surely sucked.
Why is it crashing every 5 min?? Fix this issue! There are so many people here who think it’ll be a great app but you are ruining your own chances. GET THIS FIXED.
App crashes 1/5
Can't get work done because the app constantly crashes my school will not be using McGraw next year due to this
Crashes every 5 mins 1/5
It crashes about every 5 mins when I do my A&P practice. A window pops up saying error&$$##$$&...... I have to relogin. VERY FRUSTRATING!
Works well 3/5
I haven't had any major problems with it yet and it has the same layout of the computer version which is convenient.
The only complaint I have is the login's "remember me" button doesn't do it's job and I have to input my info every time I revisit the app, but it's not a big issue for me.
Also, the text on the quizzes is very small, so it's hard to read it sometimes.
Needs a lot of work 1/5
Can’t remember login - this is so basic!
By Big dog birch
This would be a lot better if it didn’t crash every 10 questions
By Grigory Temchenko
This is the worst done application I’ve seen in years. It logs out right during reading sessions, and it doesn’t support apple keychain. It feels like a piece of software from the 90s for Windows 95.
I HATE this app 1/5
You’d think they would make it a little easier to do your assignments from your mobile device and I’m assuming that is what they tried to do but completely failed. This app always has errors, never remembers your log in, logs you out constantly, fails to load etc. etc.
They might as well fire the person who designed this crappy app because it’s AWFUL.
I don’t have a physical copy of my book because it’s a massive text book and this would be a lot more convenient if it actually worked.
Crashes on my iPad Pro. Will not easily let me expand page for easier reading of text. To be honest it’s one step below the actual website so I probably should not have expected much. McGraw Hill was the scholastic publisher of choice when I was a child which was many decades ago. I would have hoped they’d be a leader in the area of learning through technology...if they are it isn’t evident through this app....well below par...
I was so excited when I found there was an app for SmartBook!! The excitement was short lived, to say the least. First of all, if you don’t select the “remember me” box every single time you enter your password, it won’t remember you. It doesn’t save your password either, so you have to log in every time. I have an iPhone 8 Plus and I do realize it says the app works best with iPad (which I haven’t tried yet), but it crashes. Constantly. I’ll have time to answer 5 or 6 questions before it crashes each time with different error messages each time! Very good concept, would be very helpful if it worked properly!!!
Amazing App BUT... 1/5
By Giovanni Bizzarro
As others have said, it constantly crashes and NEVER remembers my login info! Please fix this!!!
App crashes every time I use it. 1/5
By Kayla Lynn Bilyard
I was made to download this app by my college professor to get homework done but every time I use the app, it’ll freeze up and a red screen will pop up saying error. Then I have to close the app, reopen it, put all my login information back in and then try using it again. It literally crashes at least 5 times every time I’m on it. It’s the most annoying thing I’ve ever had to deal with when it comes down to my homework assignments. If that problem were to get fixed, I’d give the app 4 stars but I can’t give it any more than 1 star because of the issue. Please fix it.
Constantly crashes 1/5
App constantly crashes, does not remember login information. I have spent more time trying to get this app to work for longer than five minutes than anything else! Fix the errors!
Crashes so much 1/5
By Tara ren
For whatever reason this app crashes every time it is in use. I think the longest time I was able to use the app was 10minutes before it started to glitch and then crash. And it happens in that order every time. It will work fine for 5 minutes and then begin to slow down;the page will load slower, the screen won’t register that you’re trying to scroll through, and then your whole page turns red with a pop-up notification saying an Error. How could anyone get work done without having to restart the app 9 times? Who ever developed this program had a good IDEA, but fail to keep up with its maintenance.
SmartBook, dumb app 1/5
By No mas, I quit
Difficult to navigate. Buggy, glitchy, and more annoying than anything I’ve ever HAD to use. If my classes did not require learnsmart for homework and quizzes, I would never ever bother with such a bad product. Don’t get me started with learnsmart...even worse!
Horrible Support 1/5
It is more affordable to buy the accounting book online rather than the physical textbook yet it is not mobile friendly. I have an iPad that I have to take to class because my teacher makes us do problems in the textbook and it is near impossible to use this app to accomplish this. Not only does it not remember your log in every time, but it constantly crashes and will not even allow you to use the textbook to the fullest extent. Oh, you wanted to look at an exercise? Sorry, it’s only available on a computer. It is ridiculous. Why have the developers completely ignored these issues when they should not be hard to fix? Fix the crashes, fix the log in, and fix the random screen flipping when I try to open this app on my iPhone. If it were possible to give 0 stars I would. Disappointed.
Why are there 3 apps 1/5
There is an app just for reading, just for viewing assignments, and then this for doing them. All I can ask is why?
I had to use this book for class and this is the platform that SNHU uses for their books. I was so happy to learn there was a app connected to the book. Which I thought would give me access to the book while I am on the go, and possibly sneak in a couple of pages here and there while working. The app pops up a error message, snd from the internet browser on the iPad will not allow me to fully access the book. Next semester I will spend more $$ on the actual books. I can’t do this trash app.
By Riley J Perkins
Doesn’t work don’t bother 👎