Librex is an anonymous discussion feed for college communities.
We give students a safe, free platform to address the issues that matter.
— Live Feed: See what people at your school are thinking in real-time.
— Post: Express your opinion.
— Comment: Have conversations about topics that matter.
— Vote: Let people know what you find interesting engaging.
— Match: Meet other people on your campus.
The screenshots show user-generated content on Librex from real students. Librex is not supported by any university or educational institution.
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-Complete UI redesign
-Welcome Stanford University! Stanford community is now open.
Ratings and Reviews
One of the best apps you can get
I fully believe Librex is one of the best apps you can download right now. The concept is simple, entertaining, and makes me want to continue using the app out of interest rather than a mindless addiction like Twitter or Instagram. I feel like Ivy League students are connected through Librex in a way that I never would’ve been exposed to otherwise. A lot of times it’s genuinely thought provoking conversation and other times it’s silly nonsense, which is fun to see amongst students of these top universities.
There’s a lot of “controversy” around Librex. For some reason, there’s this notion that it may be toxic or that the people on there are beyond insufferable and that it should not be tolerated. None of this is happening. Librex delivers exactly what so many people want today in a social media type app. You have the anonymity with the credibility of your respective Ivy to talk about your day, your dream you had last night, a terrible hook up, or your most philosophical thought.
On top of all that, the management is well-engaged and open to feedback. Librex really is one of the best apps I’ve ever had.
I’ve been on librex since March and I’ve seen it improve greatly as a nexus for dissimilar people to connect with each other and disseminate their ideas as well as being a place where likeminded individuals can come discuss many number of things. It’s is a forum where freedom of speech is championed greatly, yet it has managed to cultivate a (mostly) respectful environment where divergent opinions can coexist and dialogue with each other directly. It’s is incomparable to most other apps aiming to achieve such dialogue in regards to its anonymity, which some have purported to be deleterious toward the goal of community building; however, I believe such anonymity has actually furthered this goal by providing a candor and lightheartedness that is unobtainable on other platforms. Surely this is not without its flaws (as several reviews do not hesitate to point out), yet on the whole I can only say that this app has served much more good during this pandemic than it has given platform to bad. Download it. Give it a shot.
Ryan, i hope you read this
it pains me to write this critical review, but i feel that it's necessary for me, you, and anyone else using Librex. Since March, i have been a fan and avid user of this app, opening it and writing content nearly everyday. When the Corona forced Yale to shut down, it became my main connection to most of Yale outside my immediate circle. i promoted Librex to my friends and even posted a 5 star review before.
But a month or so ago, Librex started to change for the worse. The utilitarian design was replaced by a clunky, cumbersome layout that wasted so much screen space. The bookmarks no longer functioned chronologically, so it became difficult or nearly impossible to find certain posts. The moderation became more flagrant, verging on outright censorship based on moderators' personal interests. This was the app built on the idea of free expression, but it was no longer recognizable.
it would be a great shame if Librex just became another Twitter or Reddit knockoff, but this is the direction i see from recent changes. i understand that Librex still has thousands of users, and many of them even consider these changes as positive updates. But i cannot accept this new direction, and my Librex journey ends here. Thank you Ryan.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for writing a such a thoughtful review.
The design will continue to change and improve as we go. It was never my intent to make the app harder to use, and I will look into ways to fix that.
I will change the bookmarks back to chronological soon. Thank you for your feedback.
For moderation, I have been working with the moderators to improve consistency in application. As you said, this app is founded on principles of free expression and we really do try to maintain freedom of expression while staying within the App Store rules.
I would love to chat with you about what we can do better. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’d be happy to chat through email or on the phone about how we can improve the app and your experience with Librex so far.
Thank you again for your feedback and I hope to incorporate it in the future direction of Librex
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- 32.3 MB
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- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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