Amazing content, dysfunctional app
I love Audm. I really want to use it. The content is what I’m here for. But for the last few weeks, it crashes almost immediately upon booting up, or, if I’m lucky enough to load the list of available articles, crashes when I try to play anything. Please fix this. This has been going on for too long that I am having a hard time justifying my subscription and will cancel it if it remains unusable.
By Chet Masterson
Great concept for an app. I downloaded it because I don’t have much time to read longform articles, but I love the content in The New Yorker. I thought this app was just what I was looking for, unfortunately I was dead wrong. The app is unusable, it constantly crashes and freezes, when playing audio it often pauses for no reason. The content is great. But I had to uninstall and cancel subscription because the app was so slow and buggy. Great concept terrible execution.
Fantastic content but the app still needs work
This app has an incredible selection of articles, well read, and it’s nice that one can read along in sync with the audio.
But the app itself needs work. A couple of important issues: 1) If I am listening to an article, press pause, and then go to another app, the app often seems to just die in the background, so that if I press pause on my headphones again, music starts playing instead. This happens far less frequently in the audible app or in any of the podcast apps I’ve tried, but it happens constantly in Audm, and really degrades the experience of using the app. 2) I wish the app would give me more information about the content I’m listening to. For example, it includes some articles from old issues of the New Yorker (which is wonderful), but I can see no way of finding out when each article was written. 3) When I start up the app after not using it for a while, I have to navigate to the queue and find the thing I was listening to most recently. I would strongly prefer to go straight to it.
I want so badly for these things to be fixed, because I love the content, but I find myself not using the app much, particularly because of my first issue.
From 4 stars to 5 (10, if they had them)
I have always loved the amazing content this app offers, so smartly curated from a wide range of periodicals. I’ve also enjoyed my interactions with the guys, who seem on-call to help users 24/7 (take a day off, guys!). Now that it’s loading with lightening speed, Audm is simply perfection.
Five stars because...
It’s a great idea that as far as i know nobody has duplicated. However the load times are often painfully slow
Maybe it just happens to me and I really like the idea of articles being read by a person with a great voice. But, without fail, the article continues to scroll and the reader is absent. I am trying AUDM again, but it still stops and I’ll probably cancel.
Great content but app still takes years to open
By Mark Jimmy
Had to cancel my subscription because the app takes forever to open. Latest updates didn’t seem to make much difference. I even deleted and reinstalled.
I downloaded this app. Then I learned that there was a free trial period. Then it told me my free trial period would last until 2 days from now.
Nowhere was there a clue how much I would be charged, nor how I would, should I choose to, discontinue my subscription before the point in time two days from now (not stated) when the charging would commence.
Updated! App is much better!
I wrote a one-star review praising the app’s concept and content but expressing huge frustration with the platform itself. It constantly crashed, the queue would vacate, etc. The latest versions have corrected all of these issues and added several features I hadn’t even considered, such as a sleep timer function. Very well done and highly recommended!
All my favorite content but in the worst package
I echo many comments on here. The content is incredible, and by subscribing you really get some unique content. I don’t have a lot of time these days to read the New Yorker, Atlantic, etc., but I commute often, so it’s great to be able to listen to stories. However, the app is terrible. I’m happy to see a slate of recent bug fixes, but it’s not enough. Something is fundamentally wrong with this app.