From Glory to Greed I used to use the Memrise app in 2017-2018 for my Japanese lessons and loved it and even called it an essential part of my Japanese arsenal for a time. A couple days back, I redownloaded the Memrise app realized how awful it has became. Let’s list the differences I found:
Free hints and all the different ways to learn (except for the standard learn and review exercises) are all locked behind a paywall. Even speed reviews, something that was free before is now forcing you to pay if you want to play it. At least all the other learning exercises had a free trial to let you see how they worked before fully committing to it, but even that’s been removed.
All of the user made courses are no longer available. Instead, they were all moved to another website called Decks. The only ones that still work are the ones you enrolled in before the updates were released. This severely limited how much I got out of the app personally because most of what I used to learn were from user created decks. It’s puzzling why they would make such a decision with the only answer being to force everyone to use the official courses and being constantly tempted to pay instead of using arguably better user made courses.
On a final note, the UI is much less intuitive and easy to navigate around as it once was. It doesn’t have an interesting space themed aesthetic anymore and it’s so difficult to navigate around cause every menu looks the same after a while! I don’t know about the website, but I doubt it’s as bad as this.
Until Memrise fix these issues and loosens their grip with the reliance on subscriptions, I unfortunately can’t get much value out of this app that I used to, I will suggest using Anki or Duolingo for the time being.
Staff don’t even know their own app? Left a review previously noting that speed review isn’t available on iOS. Got a response saying it is available and that I just ‘must be confused on where to find it’. Even following their instructions perfectly (which was NO DIFFERENT to how I was looking for speed review before..) it’s NOT available. Only to learn new words, difficult words, or standard review. It used to be available until about a year ago, but since then I have been unable to do any speed reviews in the app, only on the web version.
Do the staff not even their own app? It’s clearly not available on the mobile app, so just admit you removed the option for speed review - don’t lie and accuse the user of ‘not knowing how to find it’.
Without speed review on app there is no way I can keep up with my cards and lessons. Will be stopping using this app until speed review is available again, and already cancelled my subscription. Definitely not worth it if you have a lot of vocab to keep up with.
デベロッパの回答 、 Hi cheychey1013, I'm sorry that my previous instructions were not adequate. If you are on an official Memrise course, Speed Review should be available to you. Is the course you are on a course created by another user? In that case, I'm afraid on iOS apps we don't have Speed Reviews for user-generated courses. Kana