VoiceThread

Education
Rating
1.1 (7)
Size
46.2 MB
Age rating
4+
Current version
4.9.0
Price
Free
Seller
VoiceThread.com
Last update
12 months ago
Version OS
12.0 or later
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User Reviews for VoiceThread

1.14 out of 5
7 Ratings
8 months ago, Jenny the Nick
Worst app ever
This is truly the most annoying and worst app I think I use out of all of my apps. My school has to use this and it drives me crazy. First of all you can’t even go into landscape mode so most often when I’m trying to look at my PowerPoint they’re tiny and I can’t see anything, there’s also not a volume button. It is constantly logging me out, and I have to go back in through canvas because it won’t actually except my login information which is incredibly annoying. There is no user functionality whatsoever and I literally can’t stand using this app. Also it doesn’t allow for background app so if you ever click out of the screen, it stops what you’re doing and you have to go back in and go through the process all over again which once again takes time and is annoying. I feel like these are easy fixes, and if anyone cared about their job, they would want to change this, but it’s like they don’t even care. VoiceThread please do some updates, your users who pay lots of money deserve it.
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3 months ago, torilovesyouso
Doesn’t Work At All
This app has been broken for over a year (it is 2024 right now). It will not open assignments, it brings you to a blank page. My university knows this, is aware of it, and continues to use it. They told me to get a windows device :/. VoiceThread doesn’t allow you to use a web version on iPhone or iPad, rendering them useless for VoiceThread assignments, which I have 2x a week. Now the app also says it is out of date, and to update the app. However, the last ‘update’ was 7 months ago! If any universities read this - please rethink using this and find something else. It is broken and needs to be discontinued. You are only isolating students further.
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8 months ago, rtgogo
This app could kill my dog and it wouldn’t make me like it any less
That’s the bar. We’re as low as we can go. Worst app I’ve ever used. It just flat out doesn’t work. And the web interface is only a TINY bit better because at least it functions (more or less). I’m actually pretty mad that my grad program decided to use such a clearly terrible app (did they not even bother to check any reviews?) Honestly, this shouldn’t be a surprise. I’ve been wholly underwhelmed with the effort and quality on the part of my grad program (but what do they care, they get their [my] money, right?), and now I’ve got the low effort, low quality mandatory app to match.
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3 months ago, The boss 2999
The Worst Scholarly App I Have Ever Used
I have taken multiple online asynchronous college courses in which required me to utilize VoiceThread. Unfortunately, this app is beyond unusable and makes it near impossible to get my work done. The audio decides not to work half of the time when listening back, the reply button does not work 90% of the time, and it crashes CONSTANTLY. This is so frustrating please do something to fix this horrible app that I am forced to use to participate it class….
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11 months ago, Uncle T bags
Meh
The app is based on a good idea and clearly has the ear of the education community as a tool for online learning. Unfortunately, the app is clearly in need of improvement. It is far less than intuitive to navigate and use, and most annoyingly the app allows your screen to time out which completely dumps your recording. Stuck using it for the next few months, hope the developer takes this critique into account and makes some changes
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11 months ago, CoinHolder27
Complete lack of effort
Yeah this app is total garbage. The interface is wonky and it’ll randomly jump between screens. Drawing while speaking kind of works, if your okay with random sketch marks all over the screen from “accidental touches”. It is barley functional. At a minimum if the screen could be useable, the app would be fine. But when you touch the screen and a Pandora’s box of different things could happen, there needs to be some changes
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8 months ago, helloimsheep
Doesn’t work
If you’re a teacher PLEASE don’t use this. The app only rarely lets you comment or interact with the slides. The buttons work 20% of the time and it’s honestly just a garbage app that literally does not work. For school assignments I have to start them days early because I don’t know when the app is actually going to let me do stuff, so I’m checking in everyday seeing if it’s gonna choose to do what I downloaded it for.
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10 months ago, CiaoFrontier
Terrible
Good idea but too many bugs. Presently I am no longer able to get into the app because it just goes to an update screen and, even though I updated it it remains stuck there and I can no longer enter the app. honestly, when I can use it, half the time the upload function doesn’t work and I find myself having to re-record stuff multiple times. Frustrating.
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4 days ago, Kemar36
Worst app or service
I literally had to drop a course because it was heavily based on using this service. I don’t even know why educational institutions are using this service. It doesn’t work with canvas and was the biggest hassle trying to submit my assignment. Horrible application and service in general.
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4 months ago, yoongisfavorite
Horrible App
Makes you restart everything, not sustainable, horrible quality, constantly turns off, probably isn’t even updated this for like boomers who have patience for this dumb app to upload a single video. Be better or just make a better app because this absolute dog water
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10 months ago, amurpher
Updates don't initially work with iPad iOS
Whenever this is updated, the app doesn't recognize the new version. Rendering it useless until it gets patched. iOS for iPad Air. Latest version. This shouldn't be happening and certainly not more than once. However every update.
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1 week ago, me8493
This app is SO BAD
So inconvenient, why do I have to log in everytime I open the app first of all, second, it’s incredibly annoying that you cannot have sound running in the background and HAVE to keep open the app to listen to a thread, overall this is so annoying to use
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8 months ago, Gauqlvl
Worst App Ever?
This is hands down one of the worst apps I’ve ever had to use. Most buttons you press will just freeze the app or cause an endless loading loop which leads nowhere. It is basically impossible to navigate with any sort of rhyme or reason. I’d give it zero stars if I could.
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11 months ago, unicornfriday
Not user friendly on iPhone
Using this for a graduate class and cannot see everything as I can on the computer screen Not easy to navigate Cannot minimize the rss screen to fully view the background So far, not a good app for the intended use
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10 months ago, TRICKY TRASHY
Glitchy and troublesome
I don’t like that I have to log in every single time I open the app. The log in process is inconsistent and time consuming and at times I’m not even able to access the material.
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11 months ago, fulcrum666
UI of speaker covers the power point LOL
This UI is trash a huge bubble with just a sound icon will take up most of screen so you can’t see anything while the lecturer is talking. Avoid if possible
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1 year ago, Harassed and bullied
Worst app
This is honestly the worst app/website I’ve ever used. My graduate school uses this app for assignments and it crashes constantly, loads so slowly, etc. I’ve had nothing but issues with it.
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10 months ago, N1ckn4nn3
Broken
The app tells me I have to update to the latest version despite having the latest version, so now I can’t access anything.
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1 year ago, starinureyes
Crashes
The mobile app would probably be good if it didn’t crash 5 seconds into a voicethread.
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3 months ago, fnfbbd
Does not work.
It deleted my whole project for class that I spent so much time on after i posted it. I have to redo it now. Slow app. Many technical difficulties.
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5 months ago, Gtd=p
Worst app
This app literally won’t even let me log in. It’s literally a useless app. They need to fix this. I really would give zero stars but that isn’t an option.
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10 months ago, Beferroni
Does not work
Keeps telling me I have an older version of the app and to update. Go to App Store and I’m updated to the latest version. This is ridiculous!
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3 months ago, TylerHartshorn
Bad UX
It’s slow, clunky and takes forever to even start playing videos if they ever load.
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1 year ago, ShittyVTapp
Glitchy
This app can never work consistently. Very annoying when submitting your academic assignments over it. Hate this app!
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6 months ago, Lexyloumc
Awful!
This app is the worst! It crashes every single time I open it on my phone.
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4 months ago, Caterinflor
So annoying
This app crashes way to often. I hate that my school uses it.
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7 months ago, mas0317
Worst App Ever
This is the worst App I’ve ever used. Horribly inefficient way of attempting to learn and digest information. Honest to God I’d rather write down all of my notes on a piece of stone with a hammer and chisel.
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6 months ago, hejevejshshshdbskx😎
I just pooped my pants
I just pooped my pants
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3 months ago, Bobusa147
Terrible ui
The speaker box that can’t be removed constantly blocks the PowerPoint
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4 months ago, Aisling Elizabeth
Can’t Even Open a Presentation
Has the dev team never heard of usability or user testing?
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2 months ago, cjcfuchsia05
please fix everything
what the title says
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6 days ago, Ian1810
Minimum effort
Embarassing
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11 years ago, Idle artist
Just... No.
I would give this zero stars if I could. Both the app and the desktop website are absolutely terrible. They crash constantly, and the app requires you to log back in every two minutes... Until it just decides that logging in is for weenies and starts telling you that your login is invalid. And just to top it all off, after it tells you you're a weenie and can't log in, it crashes, because you know, it has a reputation to keep up, obviously. And now this is a personal message to VoiceThread itself. VoiceThread, we had a good relationship at the start, you know. There was me, a simple user with a whole new website ahead of me to explore and interpret (since I didn't want to watch that hour long intro video). And then you just crushed me out of your life, VoiceThread, my love. I miss when I could login to your server and be welcomed and accepted. And then you left me, blocked me, kicked me out from even your public gallery. What happened to my account? Our personal relationship, VoiceThread? I even tried to start over with you. I deleted and re-downloaded. And even then my login was rejected... Is your cruelty boundless? How many times can you crash before I burn? VoiceThread... Never again.
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13 years ago, Lee K
Great News!
Finally! This is something Voicethread users have been waiting for! VT is the perfect service for multi-sensory learning. I've been a VT user for years and can honestly say that it's a great way to reach all learners. Even if you're not an educator, VT is awesome for sharing ideas and even sending a greeting. Anytime you want to have a conversation around a piece of media, VT is the easiest and most robust way to do it. Now that there's an App, I can take my VTs on the road and not only share them with anyone at anytime, but I can also create them on-the-go. I've made lots of VTs with my students and friends but my personal favorite is when a bunch of my friends created one for me on my birthday. One friend inserted a video and then sent the link out to all my friends. Each one took a moment to leave a birthday message for me. There were text comments, audio comments and even a few webcam video comments. I downloaded it to my iPhone and still share it with people today. Along the same lines, I also created one for my principal when she was retiring. I inserted a photo of her and then sent the link out to all the teachers in my school. After everyone left their messages, we sent the link to her so she could enjoy our multimedia retirement card. She loved it! There are so many uses for VT and now that there's an App, it's much more accessible.
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11 years ago, Odidjfbdisjsizzkz
You could be so much better
I understand that many apps are created because they would be convenient compared to the websites they are such as Voice thread. Voice Thread is not all bad- because the iPad has a microphone, I was able to do the speaking part for my Voice Thread, however if paused or anything that did not stop it, the app crashed, how annoying do you think that is when working on a project for school, after finally finishing my Voice thread, I went to share it, now this was my fault when creating my account it stated that it could not send I looked and realized my mistake, I incorrectly put in my email, so just make a new one and re record the thread I thought. however i tried but no it would not let me make an account again, using my non school account, I made a new one and when trying to email it I could not because the school accounts would not allow me to send an email to them. Finding out a had to go onto the computer to copy the link, I could finally upload it to my blog and email it to my fellow partners. but that last part was on the computer and not the iPad shame on you Voice thread app creators. other people in my group had trouble to , one of them was never able to do the project, please fix it because it looks like a good program for projects.
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11 years ago, Teriblé
It's alright...
My AP World History class had to use this for one our projects. The goal of our project was to portray our character's reactions and feelings regarding a famous explorer's voyages (Zheng He, Ibn Battuta, Rabbani Sauma, or Marco Polo). In my opinion, the mobile app is pretty basic, as you can't really personalize your comments or add more than one picture to the voicethread. I much preferred the desktop version, but even that had its problems. The major thing that bugged me was the inability to move the location of comments, as sometime my comments would just bunch together at the end of my group member's voicethread, ruining the flow of the whole thing. I commented a little later than my group mates, and so, most of my comments sounded like the were just plugged in randomly at the end, negating my ability to actually have a conversation through comments like we had planned to. Sharing was a bit of a pain too, as sometimes my partners couldn't view my voicethread or couldn't see their comments on it at all. However, I did like the ability to use either recordings or text as comments, as that gave me some leeway and helped make my project a little more interesting. I probably wouldn't use it again, if I had the choice.
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11 years ago, Mattjamesmartin
Mediocre
My experience with VoiceThread was nothing short of disappointing. I was aware it was for creating videos and small clips or comments that could be used for projects or interactions; I used it for a project as well. Unfortunately, while it was relatively simple to use and play around with, I found it had many annoying bugs. My app very frequently crashed while in the midst of opening another person's presentation or video they made or even while writing a comment. I also found that the app did a poor job of explaining how everything contained in the app worked. It would have been very helpful if before or while playing around with this app if there had been a tutorial video or even small instructions on the screen when venturing to use new features you had not yet tried. Also, the app version lacked some of the features on the desktop version of VoiceThread. It would have been nice if the app had been a comprehensive combination of all the features. I wish it was more organized as well. The fact that you could not easily search and find other people's VoiceThread's was also irritating at times as well. The sharing process took longer than expected. This app shows potential, but some bugs need to be fixed first.
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13 years ago, tshata
Great teaching tool
Rather than having 9th grade students create tada tables and graphs and hitting "print," I have them narrate their graphs on VoiceThread. It is so easy for students to gather data, record data, generate a graph (often by following directions or by having a peer help them through), and ultimately have very little understanding of the information that was collected and that is being presented in the graph. By forcing them to narrate the graph, I get a better feel for the students' understanding of the material. Some students tell me that as they start narrating, they notice errors in their graph or missing labels and information. Otherwise, they would have just hit "print" and have given any additional thought to the process. A good narration is short and concise. Yes, it might take longer to "grade" than a paper datasheet and graph, but I believe there are significant advantages. VoiceThread on my iPhone and iPad gives me more flexibility in reviewing student work. I'm no longer tied to my computer. Now only if there is a "grade" feature integraded with my electronic gradebook on my LMS...
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4 years ago, Annoyed Prof.
Worst app ever
I use the VoiceThread website regularly on my laptop for work (I’m a college professor), and like it, as it allows me to add auditory lecture to existing PPTs. I purchased an iPad specifically to allow access to more features on VoiceThread, like being able to draw diagrams during my lecture. Unfortunately, on an iPad, you’re forced to access this program solely through their app, which is seriously the worst app I’ve ever used. I’ve tried to circumnavigate this by signing into VoiceThread through the Google Chrome app, but it just redirects you to the VoiceThread app. Each time I go to record, the app crashes. You can’t even get five seconds into a recording before the app crashes again. This is a brand new iPad I’m using- no device issues at all. The help section on VoiceThread is useless, as it just recommends clearing cookies, restarting devices, etc. I’m beyond frustrated with this, as it’s been difficult enough to transition to online teaching for all classes this year without added tech issues. Super disappointed in VoiceThread. :(
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11 years ago, svargh
I never want to use this app again.
This app was a little hard to navigate. Like many other apps, it can be helpful to have a step by step tutorial, or guideline bubbles. The app also crashed and deleted my work in progress. The app is also very unorganized. There is no option to organize comments, unless you are the owner of the original video. This wasn't very helpful for the assignment my class had to do. It would be better if the comments were easier to access rather than having to open the video itself and tap on the icon, with the exception of when a new comment is added. I also think the notifications should pop out without having to click on the new comments section and waiting for it to load. It is also hard to find other people's video, it may be better to have an option to search for the creator. VoiceThread claims to be "perfect" for education, but it still needs a lot of work before becoming "perfect".
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13 years ago, Turrean
Looks pretty, but buggy
I'm delighted to have a VoiceThread app! Our school has purchased accounts for every student, so mobile access is great. The iPhone version works fairly well. I managed to make a VoiceThread, upload an image or two, rearrange media, record comments, and a few other things. I did have a few app crashes while trying to locate media on my phone. I love the "bookmark" feature. HOWEVER...the app for the iPad is very glitchy. I was able to add pictures using the camera, but every single time I go to my iPad photo library, the app crashes! I've given it permission to use my location, I've deleted and reinstalled the app, and it still crashes. My settings are the same as on my phone: location services are set to "on," "Use Ed network" is also on. The "reset" button doesn't seem to actually do anything, either on the phone or the iPad. I am baffled. Also: from a design standpoint: the edit button is a tiny blue-grey button in the upper corner of the screen. The "delete" button is a huge red button right below the VoiceThread. This sort of makes it seem as if I'm being encouraged to delete :-) Why not put the all-important edit button above the delete button, or better yet, with the "share," "bookmark," or "vote" buttons? Editing is a much more important function than any of the others. It ought to be a prominent button
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4 years ago, Maddie11334
CRASHING...
If I didn’t have to use this app for school, I would not be using this app. The amount of times it has crashed on me in the past 20 minutes when trying to get on to do school work is absolutely ridiculous. I’ve never had an app crash so much in my 10+ years of of using apple. My app is up to date, device is up to date there shouldn’t be this much crashing especially after updates that are specifically for these crashing issues?? People use this for school and have deadlines to learn material by, how am I supposed to learn when I can’t get through more than 15 seconds of a slide without the app crashing?? It’s so frustrating!! I also tried to reach out to this apps customer service team, left them my phone number AND email, 3 WEEKS later and still have not received ANYTHING. No follow up, no email, nothing. VERY poor customer service and a VERY poor excuse for an app.
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4 years ago, jp22643
Terrible!!
I usually don’t write reviews for apps but I use, or should I say, attempt to use voicethread very often because my nursing program uses it to present our lectures. I downloaded the app so that I can routinely play the lectures and listen to them anytime or anywhere. I’m extremely disappointed!!! 95% of the time the app will not load to open, and once I get it loaded it will crash EVERYTIME after 7 seconds. Most of the other nursing students are having issues using the app as well. Literally the worst app I’ve ever attempted to use on a daily basis. Voicethread works on my laptop but MOST of the time the lectures are modified to the point where they’re difficult to read the slides and even the professors can’t seem to figure out why. I will suggest that our program and future programs use a different software to post lectures for the future. The success of all nurses and students depend on it.
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3 years ago, APerilousJourney
Trash
It never works on my iPhone or iPad regardless of whether I’m using the Canvas App, Safari, or Chrome browser. I cannot get it to load the audio portion of the videos that my teacher creates. The audio only ever works when I access the videos from my PC. I even troubleshooted some things to see if it was the devices but every thing I did still can’t resolve the audio issue. My teacher only embeds the videos into the weekly module on canvas so the only access I have to the voice threads are through canvas. When I click sign in it redirected me to the VoiceThread app but left the lecture on canvas, still unable to play audio. Either fix this app and make it more user friendly or stop recommending it to professors for lecture use. I’d rather have a PowerPoint with audio recording over it. 🙃
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11 years ago, APWH-Joe
Regarding...
The concept is here, just not enacted correctly. Voicethread has a great concept. You create an account, you create your own recording, and there you go. You can share ideas, videos, stories, and your voice. You can try to teach others or create a presentation. Following, any other user can comment on your work. They can provide text or their own voice, their comment adds to the presentation. This is really cool. However, it isn't that simple, as you may want it to be. The desktop version is there, you can easily create them. It is intuitive. However, the application itself is just... Bad. For people to see your creation, you must make it public. However, you cannot do this action through the app, thus people can't find your voicethread. In addition, it is hard to maneuver and use. Voicethread's concept is solid, just their app isn't.
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10 years ago, Rickaster
Updated Review!
OK, I had given the app 1 star because I couldn't figure out how to read a long text comment. I finally figured out that by slowly sliding the progress bar along the comment's section, you could see sections of the whole text comment. Voicethread thinks of text comments not as immediate whole comments, but as a timed speech - with a time section in the thread corresponding to how big the comment is. It only shows you part of the comment at a time. By sliding the thread's progress bar along the comment period, you can see the whole comment in snippets. Kind of an odd thing, but it works fine. So, fully functional. 4 stars, not five because I didn't figure it out right away.
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10 years ago, mnrockclimber
Awful, awful App
This app is terrible. First it tells me I can't watch the video of my teacher because I'm not on Wi-Fi. Fine. I exit the app and join the schools Wi-Fi network. Error message still shows. I have to hard reset my phone, join the Wi-Fi network, and then launch the vt app. Then it works. It doesn't detect real time changes to the network selection. This is a repeatable bug. Whatever state you first launch vt in, that is the only time it ever checks the network. If you aren't on Wi-Fi when that happens, you aren't ever getting video even when you join a Wi-Fi network. Also, every single video I try to watch starts three seconds from the end of the clip and won't let me start it from the beginning. I have not yet been able to successfully watch any of the videos my teacher posted. This app is junk.
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11 years ago, MikeAck19
decent at best
overall, your app was mediocre. I used your app for a project in my AP world history class to have a conversation between Marco Polo and his family. The app was somewhat successful in recording the conversation between all of us, although it was a little buggy. The one thing I suggest for the app is that you guys find a more convenient way to share the voice threads among numerous groups of people. the only way right now to share is through email and sometimes that fails to share among wireless devices. the way we had to do it was to log in our voicethread account online and copy and paste the link into google docs, and then open it from there. if you guys fix that and make the app a little more user friendly, i would suggest this app to people i know.
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11 years ago, Appredeem
Okay - needs work
It is much more difficult to use the app compared to the PC. Also, while playing the VoiceThread, it is difficult to determine who says what and when. One large problem is that I could not add comments or voice in the "creation" process in which I could only add the pictures. I could only add such things under "editing" mode which was confusing. Also, my fellow students and I have had trouble sharing VoiceThreads through the app and have had to resort to using the PC version in order to share our Voice Threads. Also, the search bar never was able to work. Our group even added obscure tags to our presentations and we still could not found ours. Aside from the negative, the app works with no crashing or other technical bugs.
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11 years ago, iPad 2 all the way
Perfect!
Just got the app for my ipad 2 and already loving it. Its very easy to learn especially if you have watched the tutorials provided on the actuall voice threads website. There are also plenty of tutorials within the app as well. I have done several tests on saving and deleting of images and thus far have had no issues. From reading other reviews people were stating crashes, the only crash I am experiencing is a "session has timed out" message which is easy to fix since you just need to log back in. For those of you that are having trouble with the app it self as far as crashing, as for any app a simple way to fix that problem is make sure all your background apps are off, specifically the apps that run off the internet: twitter, facebook and so on. Also I am using this for an English class project, no I am not being forced. I must say I wish I knew about this sooner for I could have used this for so many different projects.
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