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Well, it’s mid-August and back-to-school season is upon us. Hopefully you’ve continued reading over the summer, but if that’s been a struggle, good news: we’ve made our Continue Reading feature more reliable. You’ll now be able to pick up where you left off in a story more easily than ever before.
If that isn’t enough to get you through your reading list, we’ve dramatically improved our VoiceOver support and will now read through stories all the way through in one go. You can enable VoiceOver in the Settings app, under “Accessibility.”
If you’re still burning the midnight oil working through all of your summer reading, we’re always trying to make Night Mode shine (as dimly as possible). As a reminder, you can enable Night Mode while you’re reading a story from the display settings controls in the top right.
Ratings and Reviews
The app asked for a review so here it is:
First off I love what Medium is doing here. From a consumer of interesting writing, this is exactly what I want; no ads and very often articles that are interesting to me. The articles surfaced are improving as I use the service which is a good sign that what these people are doing with my usage is working.
The app on the other hand has some nagging issues for those who use an iPad in landscape or simply prefer landscape mode regardless of device. This app is clearly designed to be used in portrait mode... yes it works in landscape but the layout doesn't really fit the screen most of the time, and has huge white margins on both sides. It's as if the designers decided rather than reflow the text, we'll just keep the same text width and add huge margins on the sides. Large pictures that are embedded within articles tend to be cut off when in landscape, but are sized nicely to fit within the screen in portrait. Even worse, as of the last update the app shows a blank white screen when switching from portrait to landscape. I know that this may come off as a bit of a quibble, and it is, but a large iPad Pro just isn't very comfortable in portrait, and anything with videos really should be in landscape anyway. Besides, the app did pester me for a review, so here you go...
All in all, a great service and an app that is more than usable, just not 5 starts great... yet.
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I must admit having been a medium member for the past few years I can tell you I’m never let down by quality. Writers on this app have their own unique way of connecting their audience. I can only hope that this corporation continues it’s journey of innovation for future of us writers.
One area in particular I would like Medium to consider looking into is allowing users to be able to have a history log of what they just read. I was reading a story this morning and accidentally backed out the article. I spent a good 25 minutes looking for it. Luckily I enjoyed the article so much I was able to remember the writer of the article and search him that way. Yes! I booked marked him. *So for those of you enjoying a read...”STOP” and bookmark it. I just recently purchased an iPad so still adjusting.
Thank you again for the quality of reading material you allow the world to enjoy and here is too many more decades of advancement. Not only have you impacted my life personally, it’s allowed me to grow through others experiences. You can learn a lot of valuable life lessons on Medium.
Incredible. Worth Subscribing.
To begin, the quality of writing is incredible. It’s introspective, but not pretentious or exhausting. There’s a journalistic standard preserved within this space that seems to be disintegrating across the board into an infinite heap of clickbait and sensationalism. In this context, I applaud the minimalism behind the apps design and philosophy as well as the unadulterated opinion pieces of the writers (who come from all spaces).
Furthermore, they provide interesting and alternative points of view on some of the most pressing matters facing us today. I don’t regret my subscription. Medium is a welcomed break from the onslaught of hysteria one may witness on Twitter or Facebook, or any other sites that dole out “news” to their users which often times leaves them feeling numb, angry and distracted. Conversely, after spending time on Medium, one comes away feeling enlightened and optimistic more often than not.
In conclusion, $4.99 is a small price to pay for everything that you get in return as a reader. I highly recommend it.
- A Medium Corporation
- 93.6 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2018 A Medium Corporation
- In-App Purchases
- Medium Membership $4.99
- Medium Membership $49.99
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