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Umano: Listen to news, articles, podcasts, and more

By SoThree, Inc.

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Listen to trending news, articles, talks and more. Whether commuting, working out at the gym, or cooking at home, let Umano accompany you and enrich your day. This app is perfect for you if you like podcasts, listen to audio books or prefer to consume other audio content on the go.

Time: "Umano: One of 50 Best iPhone Apps of 2013"
Forbes: "Umano. Can you think of a better way to pass the time on a commute?"

Key features:
► Enjoy a wide selection of articles from Technology to Lifestyle
► Simple and intuitive design. Ideal for using while on-the-go.
► Build your own playlist or let Umano create one for you based on your interest or time available.
► Download capabilities for offline listening.
► See what your friends are listening to and share articles with friends via Email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook. Friends can listen, even if they don't have Umano!
► Slick car mode designed for a perfect in-car experience
► And many more...

Download today and join the Umano community!

Umano is free to download and use. Umano Premium adds the great features above and is available through an auto-renewing subscription.

Subscription option:
◦ Umano Premium monthly for $3.99

Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel a subscription during the active period. Manage your subscriptions in the Account Settings after purchase.

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What's New in Version 6.0

- Umano is proud to serve you more types of content beyond just news articles. You can now listen to interviews, talks, awesome gems from podcasts, and more!
- Search: Quicker access to search from the Explore Tab
- Notifications: Quick access to all of your most important notifications from the Activity Tab
- Visual Refresh: A revamp of the user experience to put the content first

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Customer Reviews

Enjoy Umano but not happy with changes

When the latest update occurred I noticed graphics behind the article titles which made reading the headlines difficult and distracting. I also had difficulty finding various channels and this changed as well. Now the focus appears to be on specific writers rather than major categories such as Technology, Business, Science etc with articles from major publications missing.

As a paying subscriber I feel the new focus of Umano is for Writers and not listeners. The result is the breadth and depth of quality articles has been substantially reduced. The other issue I have is in the past audio professionals narrated the articles and we are now hearing many of the writers doing the narration of their own articles. Unfortunately many of these writers don't have the appropriate voice and/or they are not using professional audio equipment to record the article resulting a karaoke type of sound.

Umano may be doing this to save money or they may be trying to pivot away from they quality product they were providing for some other reason but it doesn't seem beneficial from the customer point of view.

My choice would be for Umano to go back in time about 6 months with the App and make the focus Umano for Listeners and not Writers. Give us the quality articles back from major publications that are professionally narrated. Umano was so much better then.

I wish you well and I hope you take subscriber feedback in a positive manner.

Okay update for amazing app

App is amazing if you don't have it, get it now!
Nitty gritty:
I have been using Umano happily for years and it is now slower to add content to your feed due to the need to scroll more and load more imagery. The feed was changed to make it easier to add articles to your playlist on the go, however increasing the graphic size only serves this purpose as no additional information is relayed and more screen space is taken. Helpful when driving or viewing the screen when running. Wish there was a way to quickly add many articles as you could before with old feed list.

Update 6.0, 7 Feb 2015

I am a paying premium user of Umano and I love the app. I recommend it to everyone.

However, the latest end update is horrible. The only way to review a saved channel for new content is to load the channel page, which now displays all of the available in subscribed or not subscribed list. No way to open the channel and look at new content. If you try to review here it just toggles the subscribed on and off.

From here you can touch the search line, type in the name of the channel you want to review, avoid related searches, then open the channel your following.

On regular feed the text is now typed over a 1/3 page photo that adds no value to the experience and make it more difficult to read the title.

Please fix ASAP. I will again update to 5 stars as in the past.

Umano: Listen to news, articles, podcasts, and more
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated: Feb 07, 2015
  • Version: 6.0
  • Size: 10.3 MB
  • Language: En
  • Seller: SoThree, Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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