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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.9K Ratings

5.9K Ratings

PaigeHerel ,


I’m an inkitt writer who started on wattpad but wanted to branch out. Being so familiar with one app I was scared and hesitant. I like things to be familiar. The inkitt writing app is helpful if you are constantly writing, but it is not necessary. You can edit your works inside the app as well which I appreciate because I enjoy both reading and writing and I would hate to HAVE to switch between apps but here I have the choice. I still use it for when I have a lot of work to do because it is more writing focused.
There are a lot of community options and people to interact with. I’m still not totally familiar with it, but over all very pleased so far with how well it works and the fact that my books are being recommended to people, despite them being brand new and having few readers.
I will continue to write on the app and read others works

small hobbit ,

Can’t view my own story

Another issue that would be a bit more useful if they fixed (I’ll email support about it) apparently Apple’s TTS doesn’t work with the app which can make it very difficult sometimes with reading some stories. Yes, I know, TTS technically isn’t “reading” a story, but I’m dyslexic and when some of the stories are more walls of text it is a bit useful to be able to fall back on something that can read for me. I can kind of understand why it may not be coded to use it, but I can use TTS on the site fine. I would prefer using the app for reading, though.
While trying to view my own story in reader view it sends me to my browser saying I need to download the app I’m ALREADY USING to continue viewing the story I’m TRYING to view in the first place. Guess I’ll just use the website, instead (for that matter, why doesn’t it just send me to the App Store?) Oh, another not so major issue is when I paste my story chunk over it doesn’t reformat as well as it does on the website (for some reason on the website it’ll properly space the paragraphs, but in the app it turns into a wall of text, which is what I was afraid of) If you’re a writer using this I’d suggest sticking with the website and just reading with the app (though there are issues with that as well)

Ms.Mystery* ,

Great App but has issues

I love the stories! I usually do all my reading on this app, but it has bugs that I’ve been dealing with that a super irritating. Sometimes it’ll just completely cut off as I’m reading something and I’ll end up at my home screen. Another issue I’ve been having is that when I go to write comments on a chapter my keyboard will get in the way and I can’t submit and or see the things I’ve written to check for misspellings. There’s also the problem of when an author has an update on your news feed and I click it, it doesn’t take me to the new chapter, it takes me to the previous one. The biggest issue I am currently facing is every time I open the app it takes me back to whatever I read last, even after I exit out of the chapter and click on a different tab like discover it news and when I do try to go back the screen won’t load. So now I can’t see any of my updates of read anything new for that matter. I’m seriously thinking about deleting which is a shame because I love a lot of the stories on there.

Developer Response ,

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