App needs serious help 1/5
Have been a chiver for years, but their products go to the meets, I even don’t mind the adds but the app is HORRIBLE now. Literally crashes every time I use it. Can’t look at any of the gif articles because they don’t load, nothing scrolls properly. Not sure if this is laziness or too much traffic to the site but either way, no one including myself can stick around for a site that just doesn’t work. Hope this can be resolved.
Crashes and stops music 1/5
Constant crashes and stops music that is playing when opening.
IPHONE X Stability is a bust 2/5
I can barely get this app running on the latest iOS with the IPhone X. Love The Chive and was hoping some more stability would come to the app with the newest update, but for me it was a fail. App will freeze with no scrolling and is hard to even hard shut down. This is the only app I use regularly on my IPhone that has this issue. The app is basically unusable at this point. I’ll check back and hope for some improvements later, but for now I’m fed up. 😑😑
Ads have gotten unbearable as the my are trying to push there membership. I hardly use the app anymore easier to just browse on the webpage then deal with the apps. Videos take over seems like every other article you read. Love chive ads seem to go opposite of what there suppose to represent.
New version 2/5
Love the app and community but why does the app drain my battery life so quickly? In 5 minutes of use I can use 15% of my battery life. This causes me to use the app less and less.
Too many ads, everywhere 1/5
Let me preface my review with this: theChive’s cause is noble, the people are great-hearted, and I generally appreciate everything they do. However, at some point they sold their soul with ads. Now the amount of ads they deploy is so awful that it causes attrition of their user base, the user base on which their foundation is built.
Like many other reviews have said, there are just too many ads. Video ads, banner ads, pop up ads, iOS store pop up redirect ads, mid-post ads, self promotion ads, and ads as posts themselves. The worst being a new aggressive ad feature where some audio/video ad loads in the backgrounds and 1-3 second of audio bursts out of my device, every 10-15 seconds. This effectively prevents anyone from listening to music in the background while using the app.
And last but not least, they want you to pay a monthly premium just so you can continue viewing their content without the constant bombardment of ads (malware). I can understand a one-time no-ad purchase of a premium app, but the app is not a streaming tv service. If the want to branch off a new app as chiveTV that’s another thing.
Edit: As of the last update (why did I update?!) bottom banner ads are also now allowed to pop up and automatically play video with sound. Every few minutes.
Great but ads are annoying. 2/5
The same “William Dafoe” ad keeps popping up out of nowhere and is just annoying as hell.
Chive on and ad ad ad on. 1/5
By Kaw tc
The Chive is a great app sit back and kill time. However, recently their ads have started to highjack tactic and forces a shut down of the app. I know there has to be ads to fund the chive. But, this is going way to far. Forget chive on its ad on.
Update. Hope you like William dafoe ads. Now this one will pop up all the time. Luckily, there is a close button.
Chive, you used to be cool 1/5
Used to love this app and still would, except for the fact that it rarely works. Sometimes it will load the menu of posts others it seems like it is stuck thinking about it. Once you do get into a post, good luck getting the pics to load, much less the gifs. Used to be one of my number one apps to use. I could even overlook the massive load on my storage space. Over the last year it has become unusable. Maybe I’ll try again later, but for now I’m off to reddit!
Phone heating up 1/5
This latest version of Chive as a major bug, your phone over heats and you loose battery insanely fast. Lost 14% in 10min
Very glitchy 1/5
“Probably the best app in the world” may be an overstatement. Fix the bugs and glitches and maybe tone it down on the ads a bit. And might have an ok app worth visiting.
Painfully slow 1/5
I have a 6S, obviously not top of the line but not ancient either. I can’t get through a single article without the screen freezing, and I’m not even talking about gifs. I used to love this app but it is completely unusable.
Awesome new update!! 4.24.18 1/5
Great job guys. The obnoxious ads you started to impose on your loyal, donating, supporting, believers in your mission, are now popping up with every swipe. AUTOMATICALLY!! Every scroll down! So F*cking convenient. Sorry to see you leave my iPhone, iPad and android phone for good. It was a good run. Yes, I tried “ad free”. Login every time in every device for the slow slow slow “ad free” site. No thx.
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Knock it off with the ads 1/5
Please make it stop. There are way too many ads. It’s actually getting annoying
FFS Chive 1/5
This app was so bad for so long, and just in the last year seemed to get *OK*. Here we go again. Auto play video ads that don’t respect the silent switch on the phone is an instant app delete. I know this stuff isn’t free but the Chive needs to respect their users more.
Ads, ads, and more ads. 1/5
By Dawg fan0611
What the....! Why ruin your app with ads that never end. No “x” to close the ad after it has completed? Deleting your crap app now.
So unbelievably slow 1/5
I can handle ads, but dear god going from one section to another means being unable to scroll because of the lack of speed. Deleting finally :/
On another note my phone heating up and battery draining after 15 minutes isn’t cool
Was great at one point. 1/5
By Tinter 1
Do you like apps with an excessive amount of ads that are so unbearable that you contemplate deleting the app completely and finding another source of entertainment? Then The Chive is for you. At one time this app was the best around. Now it’s jittery, slow to load, and crashes frequently (but for some reason the ads always load..) The app has turned to complete trash over the last year.
Apps not the greatest. Content is alright but someone needs to be fired. 2/5
The app freezes and malfunctions a lot across multiple platforms. For a site that likes to bash Facebook they have much more ads and pop ups.
The content is beginning to become a joke. Pictures, gifs, etc reused not only in the same day, but the same post. Most of the writers don’t have a firm grasp on the English language. If they don’t have an editor, they need one. If they have one, they need to fire that person and hire a new one.
The chive has sold out. Grown old and tired.
Used to be fun 1/5
Spent a lot of time on the app and bought some pretty cool shirts an stuff through the years but now can’t go 10 seconds with out a pop up or some imbedded ad. Deleting today, maybe I’ll watch network TV again, less ads there.. sad day ... see ya chive.
What is up? 1/5
By SaxonC B
Why does your APP overheat my iphone8?
Finally it works! 5/5
By X1 boxes are bad
I love the app...but it was crashing a lot finally the update worked thanks
Trust me. 1/5
Back to Reddit
App broke 1/5
New update won’t let me open the app. 😢
Battery drain 3/5
This app has great content but it literally takes your battery from 95% to 70% in 10 minutes.
New ads stink. :( 1/5
Having my phone start loudly blaring ads without touching anything, that's what I want from I app I used to relax.
I'll check back when they update, dang I'm gonna be far behind then. :(
Glitchy AF 1/5
I have an iPhone 8 and it heats up my phone, and burns up the battery. Random ads start playing at full volume. It’s slow. Glitchy. Pop up ads. Crashes constantly. Terrible. What else do you need to know. I deleted the app and tried the website and it’s just as bad as the app.
What happened??? 1/5
Anyone else remember when the app actually worked and wasn’t completely jacked due to all the ads? The actual definition of selling out. Too bad, there was a time it was the greatest app...
Runs good with the new update, or so I thought. After using the app for a few minutes it slows down and I have to reset.
Had to delete too many invasive ads 1/5
I loved this app it was awesome and then the ads became ridiculous I tried to deal with the invasive ads for quite a while and I reluctantly deleted the app after using it and noticed it made my phone so hot I could barely hold it and it it a huge data hog
Come on chive I know ads have to be but this is horrible I would love to download again but not until ads are better
What happened? 1/5
This used to be a good app. Even great. But now there are so many adds that the site won’t even load anymore. Way to take something good and make it crap. They said they were getting away from FB because of this kinda thing. Now they’re doing it worse. At least Facebook loads
Not Chive worthy 1/5
Big banner ads that you can't close. Photos are consistently out of frame. And the save image / photo function will not work. Usually end up using the safari browser on my iPhone to KCCO. App crashes or completely locks up.
Do it right or don't do it Chive
Garbage app 1/5
I love The Chive, but the app is now garbage after they let adds take over. The app is so slow and crashes on many occasions.
Very poor performance 1/5
By Josh's high
This app was amazing for a while, now it’s littered with adds AND it operates SO SLOWLY! It will open a few pages but than gets loaded down and nothing will open or load... except the adds, don’t worry those always open perfectly
App filled with ads and junk 1/5
This app used to be really awesome however now is full of crap and ads. I'm about to delete and never go back. App crashes music apps now every time I open this with music playing.
Ads out of control 1/5
I used to love the chive but they have sold out. The app works like crap now with all the ads popping up and slowing it down. All of this happening right when they came out with the $4.99/month subscription for a membership. No longer a chiver
Too many ads 1/5
This app has blown ads out of proportion. I used too like getting on here and now it’s such a task to look at content because every 5 seconds there’s an ad.
Attack of the ads 1/5
I love the chive but hate the app with all the intrusive ads. The last straw are the ads that keep opening the App Store rendering the app unusable.
Great Content, shanks app 3/5
Great content but the app constantly crashes on my iPhone 8
Great, but.. 3/5
This app is always the most likely to automatically close in the background if I go to another app for a little bit. It never fails! I’ll be halfway into a gallery and will leave the app to do something else on my phone for a bit. When I come back to the app it starts fresh and launches the main screen instead of the gallery I was in. None of the other apps has this same problem. Other apps will close only if I don’t go back to them for a long while. This app will close if I don’t come back to it within just a few minutes, sometimes less!
Pop ups and Ads have destroyed the app 1/5
By Keep calm and delete
Constant ads and pop ups are killing this app. Often and I mean often, I’m forcibly redirected even with the ability to select “back”. As a result, the app does crash or freeze up, and I must back out and start over.
I understand Chive needs these advertisers to help keep people paid and the app alive. Too many bugs and advertisements for me.
The app has run its course and will never cross the finish line.
Super Glitchy 2/5
App crashes and will cut to an ad but never get back to the content.
What happened? 1/5
Not the same anymore, reposted memes, advertisement in every location, and lost most originality. At this rate I will have to delete the app. Very disappointing to say the least.
Slow, buggy app full of ads 1/5
Or maybe it’s ads with a buggy app built in... not sure.
Used to be great... 1/5
Too many ads. Causes iPhoneX to get excessively hot after a few minutes. Frequently fails to load photos, and crashes. Hopefully the developer can fix the bugs...
Love theChive, hate the app. 1/5
TheChive will always be theChive, that will never change. They are a great community and have awesome content. This app is not just difficult to deal with it is actually detrimental to my phone. I understand that ads will be everywhere. I don’t care that they are. If I wanted an ad free experience I’d pay the $12 a year for it so I don’t really care that ads are everywhere. I just want a functional app. Galleries will not load. Ads will not play before a video or kick on halfway through a 7 second video. An ad will start to load while I am halfway through a gallery and shut off... then load... then shut off, until I close out the app and restart it. Again, I don’t mind the ads but make them work seamlessly with your product, not against it. My phone is so busy trying to handle theChive app and it’s continuous crashes and loading times that I only realize my battery has dropped 30% in the past 5 minutes because my phone is overheating.
Chive. I have been on android and iPhone... your apps have failed on both accounts. Please step yo game up.
Website is better than the app! 1/5
I love The Chive!! I think they provide and do amazing things!! This app is terrible though. I haven't experienced this much lag since the early days of dial up. Their swipe sensitivity is awful and often makes you either start to change the feed/story or accidentally maximize one of their MANY ads. Also half of their links redirect you to the website rather than simply pulling it up on the app. Honestly the website is so much more enjoyable than the app. I get frustrated using the app!
My issues 2/5
Keeps freezing or loading slow
Battery Killer 1/5
Deleted the app because of the severe battery drain. Within a minute and a half I’ve being in the app, my battery drops 20%.
I love theChive but 1/5
By ece slef
the app is so slow. It locks up my phone. I have to quit after viewing every gallery if I want to load another one. I would use the mobile site but those galleries throw up the Amazon pop-up constantly. That might be my phone but either way the combination of the two is driving me away from the site.