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Benefactory Ventures INC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 324 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

Volv is for the curious, yet attention-deficit generation
You want to know what’s up and be that smart person of the group so you subscribe to a bunch of cool newsletters and podcasts. But, you also have 0 time + 0 patience so you just end up with a clogged inbox and guilt.
We’re you.
Volv gives you any long-form article in a 9-second read; think Tiktok for readers & writers. All content is in real-time.
What you can expect to get on this reading app:
Trending news
Viral trends on TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram
Breaking news from The NY Times, The Washington Post, Fox News, Smart News, Politico, Feedly, and more!
You can also read your favorite newsletters from Substack or Morning Brew and more in short reads
Get updated on everything from Gen Z trends to stocks to world news to NFTs
If you like the 9-second TLDR read, you can dive deeper by clicking on ‘Check it out.’ We link out to Tweets, Instagram posts, videos, news articles, and even newsletters so you can get a clear understanding of the matter.

What’s New

Version 2.9.7

Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
324 Ratings

324 Ratings

JasonRahul ,

Really fast and convenient!

I initially downloaded this app just to try it out. But then I found myself using it regularly. It’s actually fantastic if you don’t want to aimlessly spend hours watching or reading news but still want to stay in the loop. They summarize the top articles and it literally takes a few seconds to read through it and understand what’s happening. Great app overall!

NoNameGiven66 ,

Does way too much tracking

Apple privacy report shows 83+ tracking sites connected to this app. Does not ask if you will allow them to track before forcing you to create an account after downloading and installing. Does not follow Apple privacy policy.

Articles contain links to and are sourced from suspicious websites and clicking on a link in an article will give you a pop-up that says “Your iPhone has been HACKED”. Use at your own risk. I for one, do not trust this app after getting a message telling me my phone is hacked while using the app and clicking to read one of the feature stories. Also many stories have links which when clicked give pop-up advertising offers to enter contests “Win A free Rolex” (better known as give us your email and we will give you some malware). Article summaries use poor grammar and am guessing they must be written by an AI. All around interesting concept but shady execution. Nothing but a waste of time. Update: Developer response is disingenuous and not accurate. Articles, not all, but definitely some of them are linked to scammy/suspicious web sites as I stated in original review. I stand by my original review. And to the developers: I have zero interest in helping you “fix” a problem you deny exits. I have less than zero interest in helping you fix your business model.

Developer Response ,

Hey! Thanks for the feedback. We’re sorry to hear this. We only link to credible, verifiable sources and we’re not sure how these suspicious websites are showing up. Nevertheless, we are looking into this issue! Please email us on connect@volvmedia.com so we can get in touch with you and fix this ASAP!

mrsmulry ,

A peaceful, calm, useful way to read news

I discovered Volv at a startup event and have enjoyed using the app regularly. Watching news on TV or following headlines on social media is so triggering. Volv’s writers strive to create readable, unbiased summaries of news stories that you can scroll through quickly. They notifications are also super useful as they summarize the news headlines even more quickly. Enjoy catching up on news again!

App Privacy

The developer, Benefactory Ventures INC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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