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We made improvements and fixed bugs to give you the best Medium experience.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
137.5K Ratings

137.5K Ratings

A313817 ,

A delightful Addition To My Day

I recently purchased a subscription to the platform. Normally I wouldn’t pay to hear peoples’ “opinions” on various subject; however, articles kept popping up on my iPhone and my email inbox which I found to relevant. The more I read, the more I enjoyed. So far, I am quite pleased with the content and fell that the value matches or exceeds the price paid. Most beneficial to me has been reading about topics that can help my career such as the technology related articles. I am old school and technology isn’t one of my main interests yet I know I must try to keep up or be out of a job. Normally I find it boring to read about, but the articles I subscribe to on Medium are interesting because they are down-to-earth and not full of jargon I don’t understand.
It also does not seem to lean either way politically for the most part and I like that for a change. For every article I DO feel has a political connotation one way, I can find another written from a dissenting view to equal the scales.
Thanks, Medium, for providing interesting content that is relevant to the present, helps me to be more productive, and is refreshingly not completely “woke.”

Abe Rad ,

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.

patgoley ,

Updated review!

A few weeks ago I left an unfavorable review highlighting a number of bugs and design issues with the Medium app. However, with a recent update it seems that many of the issues have been resolved! Just wanted to say thank you to the developers and everyone involved in listening to and applying my feedback. These changes really have made my experience better and the quick turnaround was also impressive. Thank you so much 🙏🏻

If I could make one last suggestion, there doesn’t seem to be any direct way to give feedback or bug reports for this app outside of leaving a review on the App Store. I would’ve happily sent an email with my feedback and given the devs a chance to fix them before leaving a poor review. It’s also just easier and more efficient to communicate that way if you need more info or screenshots or anything like that. Setting up such a feedback channel can help protect your illustrious App Store rating and keep the business folks happy.

Cheers again for building a great app and a great community and for valuing your user’s feedback 👍🏻

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thank you for the review and the exhaustive feedback! Our team is currently looking into the issues that you reported, and you might see some of them resolved in one of the upcoming app updates. If you have any more suggestions or need help with anything else, please let us know by contacting us via the support form at

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