I have been using this app for well over a year only to read the daily Mass readings and the meditations. I especially appreciate the mediations are simple but thought provoking enough that I can use for myself and to help lead my middle/high school children into a prayer life (without it being overly theological and over their heads which I have found in others) Thank you! My only request is to make available for Android phones so that my high schoolers can use on their own phones. I also wonder who writes the reflections but no author is listed. It is very hard to find reflections that are engaging yet simple for preteen / teens to follow along and this has been the only one of its kind that I have been able to find or use. Thank you!
Simply Catholicism 5/5
I was skeptical because in the past the content was a big wobbly. But, during Lent, I am enjoying the readings from the lectionary and the daily meditations. The other content is decent, too. And of course, there is the Mass content.
So far, no global warming or interfaith folderol.
The production values of the app ate high, and a faithful electronic version of the printed magazine. Easy to navigate.
Wow split screen on my iPad Pro. 5/5
A love reading Word Among Us on my iPhone but the split screen on my iPad Pro is great. I can now have my bible app open and today’s meditation.
Working now. 5/5
Excellent content. Excellent app! 5/5
For us, this is the best way to read The Word Among Us everyday - so much so we cancelled our print subscription. Using the app, I can quickly locate and read the mass readings and corresponding meditation and launch into prayer everyday, from anywhere. It’s great that the app automatically downloads the latest daily readings in the background so that even if I don’t have a data connection at the moment, the readings are always there for me.
Low light feature 3/5
I love this app, however it would be greatly improved just by adding a low light (invert colors) feature
I have subscribed to Word Among Us for a long time and enjoy the reading and meditation . However recently the meditation does not appear. Is there something I need to do to get the meditation back again?
Probably the best app in the market 5/5
This app has everything you need to grow spiritually, you get a 14-day trial do the daily meditation just to try, you'll very likely fall I love with God and his message, it has a wonderful "order of the mass" section to follow responses when at the mass. Has a lot of other great spiritual reading that I'm still consuming, thank you for this hard work team I really value this app more than Facebook hehehe.
Text enlargement 1/5
The app enlarges the text initially, but then it shrinks back down with no enlargement left on the scale icon.
This is an amazing app. Easy to use and full on information and guidance!
Subscription I have. 5/5
By Sham yogi
Like this magazine. My big problem is I'm suppose to get free iPhone and iPads got this for years and you now do not submit this to my iPhone can't understand why. I really love this magazine could you please fix this problem. Thank you
Best Way to Start My Day 5/5
The meditations really speak to my heart, so I love the ease at which I can view them in the WAU Mass app. I find a lot of relevant material in the "digital exclusives" that I like to share with my friends and co-workers (like the new feed, by the way). What has always been a great way to start my day has just gotten better!
Good content but buggy 3/5
By Craig's iTunes Account
I have had this app for 2 years and the content and layout are excellent, however, there is one persistent bug over that entire timeframe including today! On both my iPad and iPhone versions of the app the Daily Reading section often times will not display or download, the rest of the page renders but all you see is the caption for Daily Reading and a blank space, you click the space where the preview of the text usually is and it just goes into a never ending spinning wheel saying downloading content but it never does. Closing and reopening the app completely does not seem to correct it. I am always on the latest version of iOS so not sure why this happens but it is consistent, 4-5 times a month at least. Always cures itself in a day or so. For a $25+ per year subscription this should not happen. To the staff at WAU, you have an incredibly well designed app here but this feature is one of the core reasons users go to it every day, for the daily scripture readings, it's frustrating that it does not work so frequently. Please try to fix it, hopefully the info above helps. To users, the content is fantastic, by far the best I've found barring the bug I note above, well worth the money provided this issue can be fixed. Enjoy!
The app is great but needs share buttons 4/5
One of the best daily devotional I've ever used. The articles change monthly so you learn something new each month. However, it will be nice to have the option of sharing articles and daily meditations. Usually find some articles that would be great to share either on FB or via email but none of these options are currently available. Kindly note this and review.
Content excellent, app has some glitches 3/5
By buffia ria
I've been a print subscriber for many years, and will continue to do so, but I am disappointed in the performance of this app. I have not been able to access the daily meditations for several weeks, just a blank screen. Please address. I do have an older device, iPhone 4.
When loading the app it closes, please fix 3/5
By Ghi app
The app is crashing after it loads please fix
When loading the app the pages are blank, please fix
Life changing 5/5
By Whittier Mom
Best information at your fingertips. I look forward to daily reading as no matter how busy life can be, the moment spent reflecting on the Daily scripture . Sometimes at day's end I feel so beat up or life's burdens become overwhelming. It seems the daily meditation hit whatever my need is and have helped me Spiritually, emotionally, and Mentally. Best therapy ever
Great App 5/5
My first read every mornng! The articles and meditations and letter from the Editor add depth and insight to the daily scriptures. Past issues are readily available for reference
Is it possible to have a highlighting, underlining and /or notes/comments feature added? I think it would be a great enhancement for those of us who want to make note of things that are particularly relevant on any given day. Thanks!
Useful and Helpful with my Faith 5/5
By GasPasser Cares
Love it but needs some fixing please. Can't open to long. Fix the bugs. Can't read.
Convenient and useful 5/5
As I'm moving my subscriptions to the digital platform, I can say that this app is one of the better transfers. I loved the print edition, and I still love it in the digital version. If you have never tried WAU, give it a try! It's worth your time and money. The articles are timely, the meditations are lovely and full of insight, and the order of the mass helps me to understand what my priest is mumbling- he's a fast talker.
Excellent app 5/5
This app is great for daily mass readings, meditations and insightful articles.
Love, love this app! 5/5
By Stto Domingo
I start my day by reading the daily Mass readings and meditation on this app. There is nothing easier in the world. It has helped me grow spiritually over the past two years. Thanks!!!
Blank pages 1/5
When attempting to open I only get blank pages! this App is completely useless!
IOS 8 3/5
By Traveling Retirees
I love Word Among Us, but now that I have IOS 8 on my ipad the pages are blank. I see that there is a message regarding IOS 8 in the issue, but the message is also a blank page. Please update.
Needs update 1/5
Needs update or fix ASAP. After iOS 8 upgrade some pages are blank and do not load. Please upgrade!!!
PROBLEM WITH iOS 8 UPDATE 2/5
NO LONGER WORKS ON iPad with iOS 8 update. When trying to open articles, daily Mass readings and Meditations, the screens are blank. PLEASE fix this as the app is useless now. Thank you!!
The Word Among us 5/5
I have been a subscriber of the magazine for more than 10 years! I love the magazine and meditate on the Mass daily, it's the first thing I do after waking up in the morning, it really gives my day a wonderful start, being with Jesus! I am so happy to see this new app, now I can keep it at my bedside and use my iPad to start the day! Thank you WAU! I know anyone who decides to get the app will not be disappointed!! Enjoy!!
Won't even open 1/5
By Bill Brassler
This review is for the app, not the content, as The Word Among Us offers wonderful content. Unfortunately it won't even open on my iPad Air with IOS 7.04, despite uninstalling and reinstalling the app. My subscription had just auto renewed, so unless they fix this I'm out $24. Very frustrating - I'd advise subscribing via the website instead.
A must have for anyone with a smart phone that's Catholic... 5/5
This app is an extension of the magazine. Along with the Mass Supplement, it is simply the ideal daily accompaniment to any Catholic.
I use it every single day, unlike so many other apps that you download, and rarely open thereafter. Highly useful, up to date literally, and an invaluable tool for anyone that attends mass as well. The meditations are great, keep up all the collective good work...
Program constantly crashes 1/5
The program is crashing every time I open it on my IPAD. Paid a year subscription for this?
Problem with app 3/5
App crashes and unable to open since upgrade to iOS7
Great app 5/5
Much more content than the print version.
LOVE it!!! 5/5
I'm not even Catholic, but I adore this app and magazine! I use it, literally, everyday. The Scripture readings are well organized and sleek, and the daily Devotionals have been deeply spiritually enriching. The monthly articles are fantastic as well! 5/5 Stars! Get it, you won't regret it.
The Word Among Us 5/5
This book has been very helpful in attending Mass. Thank you.
I am subscribing to both the iPad version and the print version which I now am getting and have been getting for many years.
I am so happy that WAU finally has an iOS app. What took you so long guys?
It is beautiful, it works great, it is stable, but most importantly, it is bringing me closer to God.
I do have one request--enable creating journals.
Keeps locking up 1/5
By Fr Andrew
When I first installed the app when I launched it all I got was a white screen saying loading content. Five minutes later, no joy, so power off and power on. After logging into my account when I selected daily readings same result. So right now the app is nonfunctional for me.
All should have! 5/5
I've subscribed to the WAU for years and find the daily meditation a great way to start the day!
Word Among Us 2/5
As a printed copy monthly subscriber,this app,would be 5 stars if it did not crash after a few days and lose the daily readings and meditations.
By A ND Mom
Wish this app would stay open. I was very excited to have it on my phone since I don't always have my print copy handy.
Update: app update worked until I decided to buy my subscription now it says "no mass readings" for each day. :(
Not working properly 5/5
This is really good if it works properly. The App still crashes even after the update. Page is blank :( Please fix. Thank you!
By James Degnan
Thanks for the fix. It works fine now! :)
UPDATE: FIXED!! Frequent crashes; uninstall and reinstall required 5/5
By Tri Kel
UPDATE: after a quick note to tech support, they sent back an email saying they were working on it and then later last evening another email indicating it was fixed ... and it is! If still having issues one last uninstall, restart phone and reinstall should get you up and running! Thanks for quick response wau!!! Rating updated!
Agreed with other reviewers. App keeps on crashing now. I think the trend is every time I restart my iPhone, the app starts to fail on next opening. only fix is to uninstall and reinstall to get the app to work. Love the app so want to rate it high but it just isn't working properly right now....
This app is great and if you are having a problem with it crashing just uninstall it and reinstall
Love it...but.... 5/5
I'm so happy for this application. I've been a subscriber of the magazine for a long time, so when I read about the App coming up I could hardly wait. The only problem is that it crashes constantly and have to delete and reinstall. I gave it five stars cause I do love this magazine, but I wish it was more stable. Please, those who developed it fix it so more people could enjoy this wonderful application and benefit of the great material The Word Among Us has to offer...I'm hopeful this App will get better, I'll wait patiently for it...God Bless you all!
The Word Among Us 1/5
Likewise I was unable to keep app open therefore I will not be subscribing after 14 day free trial sorry to say.
Crashes since Nov 1 1/5
App crashes since Nov 1 with the new magazine for the month. Worked great during October.
Crashes on Launch 2/5
Nice app except it consistently crashes on launch. Deleting and reinstalling continuously is the only workaround.
Almost got a subscription 1/5
Just as I was getting ready to subscribe to this wonderful magazine when my two week free trial was about to run out, all it does is crash on my iPad when I try to open it. This is very disappointing. I'll see if it works itself out over the next few days. I hope it does.
Over Twenty Years and Still The Best 5/5
By 1Pink Rose
I began using and studying with this monthly Devotional over twenty years ago everyone in our Prayer Group used this everyday after 8:00 am Mass we Studied. It is Truly Amazing to see how technology has changed the way we Study this Awesome Devotional in such a Beautiful and Inspiring way. May GOD continue to BLESS Everyone associated with this Publication!!!
This is a great addition to the print and online access to this wonderful publication. I'll use this EVERY day. It'll be one of my most used apps.