Mix is an app where you can explore a wide variety of topics and as you interact with content Mix learns what you like and shows you more of it.
You can dive into what's new or narrow your focus down into a specific topic or subgenre. You can also filter what types of media you want to see like gifs, videos, or articles.
Find other users with similar interests and follow them to see what they're discovering.
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Update wastes more time.
The update was not thought through properly imo. For example if you were reading an article no matter how far down into you got you could swipe left or right into the next article or the previous one. For some reasons you now scroll between articles north and south which means you have to swipe through the whole article back to the top to move to the next article or page. Just kind of a pointless waste of time. An unnecessary change seemed to be made just to change something rather than improve the app.
StumbleUpon needed to be redone. It was designed to an older style of internet and honestly couldn’t keep up when websites started to flood in. Mix managed to make a more streamlined process for a wider variety and more organized system of websites but lacks any real usability. Isn’t an intuitive app. The explore/share/profile tabs are just strange choices. Share and profile aren’t pages, they’re options and settings. So nest “share” within each post as just a share button.. and profile should just be hidden in the top corner somewhere. Your explore page needs to be redone as well. Why do I have to view by specific interests? Why isn’t there just an endless way to scroll once I’ve set my interests? The way you introduce catagories was strange as well. “Science”?? And then if you select one of this vague topics and later check your subcategories, it breaks it out into tiny subcategories like nasa and psychology.. but those are vastly different. Maybe make the bottom tabs “explore” (to just scroll and have an algorithm slowly learn what people like and recommend new categories to like) and another tab called “topics” or “genre” “categories” whatever. Maybe a 3rd way to view too. Definitely keep the list/grid option in explore. Anyways still better than stumbleupon so I definitely plan on continuously using the app, I just wish it didn’t fight me
Yet another failed attempt to fix something not broken
StumbleUpon was a great app that was simple and to the point. You pick categories, you press a button, you read an article that was it. Mix has somehow found a way to complicate this process. From the non descriptive category list to the multiple clicks needed to read an article it is a poor replacement for what was a great platform in StumbleUpon. From what I can see there is no way to view a list of all available categories which is frustrating because all they provide is what is suggested to you based on what your initial category selection was at the time of sign up. This means no discovering new topics or branching out into different interest from time to time. This app focuses to much on the social media aspect and in my opinion caters only to people who are avid social media users. For some like myself, the ease of use and privacy of StumbleUpon as well as its content driven nature were its biggest draws. All I want to do is find interesting things to read when using the app and Mix has taken that simple process away. Very disappointed to see StumbleUpon go and will be deleting Mix immediately. Shame on whoever thought this change would be a good idea, as this is a perfect example of when change is not for the better.
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- Mix Tech, Inc.
- 40.9 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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