With the Revel app from Pearson, you can read, practice, and study anytime and
anywhere—and set notifications so you never miss a due date again. The Revel
app lets you access your interactive course materials on your tablet or mobile
phone, offline and online. Your progress automatical...
Good but has very bad tendencies
I like having my text book on my laptop/phone but what is the point if the highlight feature that was implemented only works at times.. I like to read the text, highlight the important stuff as I go, then go back to it and take notes when i finish that whole section. On numerous occasions I have came back my highlights/notes were not saved. I am double majoring, dont have a lot of time to have to go back to re read and highlight what I ALREADY did. please fix that. the few times the highlighting works it’s not up to it’s full potential, for ex. — I highlight stuff on the app/website but if I switch over from one to the other it & it isn’t there — I highlight on phone thru the app OR laptop highlight thru website, then switch to other device its not on THAT device if that makes sense. so I have to switch back to my device I original took notes on to see my work on that section. that also should be fixed. other than that, great.
Terrible and annoying
The app is poorly organized and has very annoying tendencies. For instance, when I try to highlight a section of text, it for some reasons will automatically scroll to the very top of the page. I could stop it but when I released my finger it continued to scroll up. When it reaches the top of the page it just stays there. If I try to scroll down it will again scroll itself to the top by itself. I have to close the app to make it work again. I just need to highlight a simple definition but can’t, which makes my homework assignment take even longer. When I registered for a new course it refused to download. It would just show 0% and do nothing. Then it finally started to download after closing the app multiple times, but once it reached 100% it somehow went back to the little cloud icon and showed 0% again. It wouldn’t let me open the course either. I ended up just deleting the app and tried again and it finally worked. I’m a busy college student, I don’t have the time to try to get this stupid app to work properly so I can study and do my homework.
Good concept, needs bug fixes
I like the way the app is set up and everything, but sometimes the audio function does not want to play and you have to press the play button like ten times to get it to work — not the best for commuters. Another inconvenience is that sometimes it will read through the whole chapter, whereas other times the audio will stop after every page — again, very annoying when you’re driving or multitasking. Finally, I would like to see an assignments tab that clearly lists the writing assignments still left to do. Right now they are located sporadically at the bottom of the pages which makes it difficult to see what you need to get done, especially when listening to the audio. Please address these problems and this will be an excellent app!
It’s really nice, but needs a little work
It’s super nice having a digital textbook but sometimes the functions glitch out and act super weird, especially highlighting and the concept maps. It’s annoying how it takes me back to the top when I change the color of highlights and sometimes doing that makes it drag all the way to the top and I can’t scroll down again. This goes away when I close the app and open it again, but still weird. As for the concept maps, I click on the first thing and there’s often a text box that doesn’t go away, covering up other text. Sometimes tapping it works but usually not. Thanks for making this stuff work as well as it does and I hope my feedback is helpful! I appreciate having a textbook on my phone and computer.
Worst app I have used in a while. Every single time I try to listen to the audio narration of a chapter/section in the book. I have to frequently go look for the next section and press the button for the next section every 2 minutes. Why can’t they do the same thing like audible which goes from one section to the next without you having to look for the next section and press play? If someone for instance is driving and trying to listen to the audio version (bluetooth wise in their car) that is absolutely a distraction and a waste of time since you cannot concentrate as efficiently as possible without having to press for the next section. Additionally, another useless thing is on their website I see nothing that can let me send out this complaint. This is absurd since how can a student be spending a great deal of money and not be able to notify the company of a certain issue and get a response back?
Update was a step backwards
The intention of the update where the read aloud option goes uninterrupted may seem more convenient but in fact it was the opposite. It may be convenient if you have the time to sit down and read entire chapters but if you are like me and like to read small sections at a time whether it be during a lunch break at work or in between classes, this new feature makes it extremely inconvenient to navigate back to the section at a future time. It makes it so you have to fast forward through the entire section to pick up where you left off rather than just press play at the top of the page. Another issue is the playback speed resets back to default 1x after every page which is extremely frustrating. The new “uninterrupted read aloud” causes more interruptions than the previous versions.
A Frustrating Issue
Although this app is fantastic on many levels, there is one particular bug that I wish would be worked out as soon as possible. I have an iPad Pro, and with it I like to take hand written notes while simultaneously viewing the work. iPad Pro offers the ability to open two windows at a time. The REVEL app does not allow you to use this feature to its fullest extent, as it does not shrink/fit into a workable window when working side by side with a note taking application. If you could remedy that, I would give it a full 5 stars. Seeing, however, that this is seriously hindering my note taking ability, it is to frustrating not to knock it down a couple stars, since it is an educational app. Fix this, and I will change it to 5 stars.
Some update ruined everything
When I first got this app everything they offered worked fantastically. That doesn’t mean I really liked the app, it just worked the way they said it should. I was going to rate it after I finished my course but then about a couple weeks in my app completely stopped working. Before I would read my book and play my audio when I could in my car from my phone. Now I can’t read my book or play audio from my phone. The only way I can read my book is on my iPad which is obviously not as mobile as my phone so I feel this is really hindering my ability to thrive in my class. On top of all this you can’t write notes on your text, you can’t choose how your pages turn and there’s just random glitches in the whole app. Overall really terrible if I could write less than zero stars I would.
I love the concept of this app and severely appreciate the effort that was expended into creating it. However, I have encountered the same issue consistently: I cannot download my book so I can listen to the audio without WiFi. I’ll press the “download button,” and it will say it’s been downloaded, but I still can’t listen to the audio unless connected to the internet. I have very limited data and work full time, so I rely heavily on the idea of listening to my textbooks on the drive to and from my job, but I can’t get the app to work. The first time I tried it, I thought it worked, but it was actually running on my data of which I ended up using all of, all while driving to work. :( I just want to be able to download the audio so I can listen to it offline.
HAVING DIFFICULTY SINCE UPDATE
Since I ran the update, that I was forced to, the app has not run the same. It will not proceed to the next module with out exited and scrolling through previously read modules. On the first quiz I took, the program glitched and told me I had the wrong answer. The hint did not come up to show the Learning Objective either. So I work my way through the other three answers, even though I was only suppose to be given 3 tries only to realize that the first answer I gave was correct therefore losing points on the quiz. I am working through this as an instructor before my students do. How can I depend on this to work and grade correctly for them? Please fix! I would have given it 5 stars before this happened
By far the worst product or app I’ve ever owned.
This app has not worked for me. Continually lets me log in but says my subscription has expired less than a week of ownership (less than their textbook free trials) I’ve called their support multiple times sometimes waiting more than a week to hear from them on progress while checking multiple times daily. I’ve wasted HOURS holding and waiting for a resolution. I’m not exaggerating I have time stamps, screenshots, and emails to prove it. Still waiting on a resolution and they’ve closed my file twice saying they can see a problem on their end. It’s impacting participation in my course and therefore my grade. Professors please choose a different company if possible, students please opt out of the online or app component of you can. This is literally the most unprofessional and worst company I’ve ever encountered.
Read aloud is frustrating
Love the option that I can listen to my text book during my commutes, but the app always locks up/freezes and logs me out (but is somehow still playing) and I can’t pause it when I reach my destination. I then have to close the whole app and find later where I was at. Not sure if this is a bug? It would also be nice to have an option to bookmark where I left off listening, or have it automatically remember - it takes so much time having to find my way where I was, especially because it doesn’t ever allow me to start the audio where I want it to begin. If you can get all the read aloud features fixed, this would be a great app!
This app is infuriating.
What’s the point of an offline download if it makes you download the entire textbook before you can begin reading? Not to mention that the download process takes FOREVER. The entire reason I branched out to use this app was because it’s near impossible to read on a mobile phone through google. There are too many issues; another one being that the highlight feature doesn’t work, the book audio is glitchy and laggy, and overall the app is just slow. I was already reluctant to deal with an online version of the textbook just because the publisher of my book lied to my professor, saying that there aren’t any physical copies of the book. If a company wants to push for online books so heavily, they need to make sure that their app and website work.
While I like the convenience of having my mandatory e-textbook available to read on my ipad, the update after ios 11 has definitely been a step back. I have to keep logging in... no not with my touch id, actually log in like I do online. There isn’t even a choice to keep me signed in. I can take the smallest break during a chapter by just checking my email, but when I go back to the revel app, I have to log in yet again, AND they don’t save my spot, so I have to go back to the table of contents to find the chapter I was on and then relocate the page I was taking notes on. Quite ironic to have a horrible user interface when I’m using the app for a computer programming course.
Text to speech spotty
I’m really intelligent, but I’m also dyslexic which means that the text-to-speech feature is VITALLY important. The feature works within the main chapter introductions but is not functional in the chapter subheadings, for example 1.1 Key Features in the Dynamic Child. However the feature is available in the desktop version, but that doesn’t help when you aren’t in front of your desk computer or laptop. It’s annoying also that somehow the app has disabled the cut/paste feature because I could use my phones text to speech feature that way. But alas, that isn’t a possibility. I’m am very annoyed and it’s going to interfere with my ability to learn this material in a way that is useful and accommodating to someone who has a LD.
No. Revel by Pearson does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 7,685 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Revel by Pearson Is 13.6/100.
No. Revel by Pearson does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 7,685 Revel by Pearson User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Revel by Pearson Is 13.6/100.
Revel by Pearson works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
Feb 26 2021
Hi, I have a problem with my Revel App. I can’t access to the map with the scooters and it seems that I am not connected.
Could you please help me
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