I’m considering to purchase either one and would like to know whether Ling runs well on a tablet computer. Thanks in advance!
@CannIK84 - Sure, we have quite a few members who use their iPad or Android tablet to use LingQ. I personally quite enjoy using LingQ on the iPad. We are also working on a new update to the mobile app (found here: LingQ | Learn 42 Languages on the App Store) that should see significantly more functionality available.
I recently bought an ASUS transformer book t100, i.e. a convertible tablet. Once you connect it to the provided keyboard, it works as a normal netbook. For the first time since I had my first tablet (an iPad 2) I’m able to use LingQ almost like on my desktop PC. The only issue I’m having is that I can no longer touch-click on the pencil to edit hints. On the iPad, I would click once on the hint, then the pencil would appear and I could click on it. On the ASUS, if I click on the hint, it is automatically saved. But it is a very small issue compared to an overall better experience. I can finally correct written submissions anywhere, which I couldn’t do with the iPad.
The ASUS t100 is also much cheaper than the iPad. I paid it less than 350 euros. You can find a lot of reviews online.
I have some experience with LingQ on the iPad. The website works well on the iPad, but it is a bit slow and tedious, so I never use it on the iPad. For the website, I always use my laptop. However, there is an excellent LingQ app for the iPad which you can use to read documents. It is not yet able to make LingQs, but that, I hear, is going to be a feature that will soon be added. Instead, you are able to open lessons that you have previously opened on the website, and see the LingQs that have already been made. Plus, if the lesson has audio, you can listen to the audio.
When I read on the iPad, I always prepare the document beforehand on the website by going through and making the LingQs for the words I do not know. This takes a bit of time, but is itself a useful vocabulary building excercise in itself. Then I relax and read on the iPad app, looking at the LingQs as I go.
I find LingQ on my iPad slow (although I do enjoy reading previously lingqed documents). One important missing feature on the iPad is that you can not LingQ phrases.
iPad is great for reading lessons and reviewing vocabulary, but I do most of my LingQing on a laptop. iphone app is great for on the go studying.
I cannot get the iPad app to work for more than a couple of clicks in the menu without it crashing and sending me back to the home screen, so I’m just using the website. Tried on both my old iPad 3, and new Mini Retina, and it’s unstable for me. The website works fine though, and I will look at the app again once it is updated.
mejh, you should try to delete the application and reinstall.
If the application continually crashes, try also to stop the application (double click the home button, then flick the application upwards off the screen) before launching it again.
I have had some crashes now and then, but not frequently. I use mainly Russian and Swedish.
Are there any plans for a windows 8 app?
I’ve started to have a look at making one, but it’ll probably take a while. Would other people be interested in this?
@roan - We don’t have any immediate plans to build an app for Windows 8, though our API is available and you’re welcome to use it to build an app if you like
@keke_eo Thanks, I did just that and it’s fine. Good tip! Looking forward to the functionality to create new LingQs, but it’s useful to revisit lessons.