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Skillshare - Creative Classes

Skillshare - Creative Classes

Skillshare, Inc

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  • img Community
    The great thing about this app is that you're learning from top-rated woodworkers, and you're also given projects and assignments to work on. They don't need to be completed all in one go, so you can chip away at them whenever you've got a spare 20 minutes, for example.
    img by George
    8 months ago
  • img Community
    Art school can set you back well over 20k a year. If you'd like to learn how to paint without getting into debt, Skillshare is an excellent alternative that connects you to experienced teachers from across the globe.
    img by Stefan
    8 months ago
  • img Community
    Even if you've been taking art classes for 5 or 6 years, there are subtleties to using soft pastels that you may have never learned. Why waste time on another art class when there are creative skills classes at your disposal on your phone?
    img by Stefan
    8 months ago
  • img Community
    Ikebana largely remains a mystery outside of Japan and finding good info on it is somewhat difficult. Skillshare does, however, offer a good selection of courses so you can immediately start practicing - from 30-minute arrangements to 5-hour projects.
    img by Antonio
    3 months ago
  • img Community
    When you want to learn a new skill, but you don't have 2 years, online classes could be the key to success. Learn from your phone with a variety of skills, lessons, and videos that can be accessed on the go.
    img by Stefan
    3 months ago
  • img Expert Best Apps for Online Courses of 2021

    Best Apps for Online Courses of 2021

    Whether you want to boost your skills and knowledge for career or personal reasons, there’s an app to to teach you what you need to know. We tested seven of the best to help you choose.

  • img Expert
    1. An online community of skilled professionals sharing their expertise in tons of subjects, like design, technology, and more
    2. Network with like-minded members to get advice, make friends, and find professional opportunities
    3. Take over 100 practical classes that help you create a real-life project, so you can put what you've learned to use right away

    Reviewed by Olivia Cordell on March 26, 2018

  • Nov 28, 2021

    By amanda roberts
    such a great tool to have when wanting to expand your knowledge on vertually any subject! the premium membership is kinda spendy, but i love that you are able to try it out for free, and when it does come time to pay youll definatley see the value in signing up
  • Skillshare is the NO #1 app for learning new things. Jan 2, 2020

    By Emma Matrixa
    I’ve tried various apps for learning, none of them have been satisfying so it was with reservation that I tried Skillshare. I was more than pleasantly surprised. The lesson get straight to the subject, the instructors explain everything with clarity and don’t waste any time on unnecessary babbling. For all that you can learn on Skillshare, I find the price to be great. I can actually afford it and for everything that you can learn, I can only say that it’s Amazing! Some of the classes are surprisingly interesting. I have found classes, for example, on designs that I’ve never even thought about. On Skillshare you can discover all kinds of classes that are completely new to you, or new aspects that you can add to skills and knowledge that you already have. If you like to learn new things, I highly recommend Skillshare.
  • Skillshare is awesome but the app is severely lacking Sep 20, 2021

    By Amethyst80
    I love Skillshare’s service and recommend it 100%. There is so much great content available and I have learned a lot. However, this app is hot garbage. There’s a lot of functionality on the website that is completely missing from the app, such as being able to access class resources. One thing that’s missing that really irritates me is the My Lists feature. On the website, you can organize your saved classes into lists, but you can’t add classes to your lists from inside the app. There are also lots of UI bugs and/or poor design choices. For instance, if you go to an instructor’s page within the app, it doesn’t actually list all the classes they have available. The only way to see all the instructor’s classes is to put their name in the search bar and scroll through the results there. Another irritating thing I’ve noticed is that if you’re watching a class in full screen and it ends, there’s no way to exit full screen without making the class play again. It’s a small thing, but the app is full of these odd little annoyances. The Chromecast function is also buggy and doesn’t always work well. I put up with the app because I love what Skillshare offers, but it could use a lot of improvements. The website isn’t perfect either (I hate that you can’t visit a class page without it autoplaying), but it’s much better than the app.
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By amanda roberts
    such a great tool to have when wanting to expand your knowledge on vertually any subject! the premium membership is kinda spendy, but i love that you are able to try it out for free, and when it does come time to pay youll definatley see the value in signing up
  • Skillshare is the NO #1 app for learning new things. Jan 2, 2020

    By Emma Matrixa
    I’ve tried various apps for learning, none of them have been satisfying so it was with reservation that I tried Skillshare. I was more than pleasantly surprised. The lesson get straight to the subject, the instructors explain everything with clarity and don’t waste any time on unnecessary babbling. For all that you can learn on Skillshare, I find the price to be great. I can actually afford it and for everything that you can learn, I can only say that it’s Amazing! Some of the classes are surprisingly interesting. I have found classes, for example, on designs that I’ve never even thought about. On Skillshare you can discover all kinds of classes that are completely new to you, or new aspects that you can add to skills and knowledge that you already have. If you like to learn new things, I highly recommend Skillshare.
  • Skillshare is awesome but the app is severely lacking Sep 20, 2021

    By Amethyst80
    I love Skillshare’s service and recommend it 100%. There is so much great content available and I have learned a lot. However, this app is hot garbage. There’s a lot of functionality on the website that is completely missing from the app, such as being able to access class resources. One thing that’s missing that really irritates me is the My Lists feature. On the website, you can organize your saved classes into lists, but you can’t add classes to your lists from inside the app. There are also lots of UI bugs and/or poor design choices. For instance, if you go to an instructor’s page within the app, it doesn’t actually list all the classes they have available. The only way to see all the instructor’s classes is to put their name in the search bar and scroll through the results there. Another irritating thing I’ve noticed is that if you’re watching a class in full screen and it ends, there’s no way to exit full screen without making the class play again. It’s a small thing, but the app is full of these odd little annoyances. The Chromecast function is also buggy and doesn’t always work well. I put up with the app because I love what Skillshare offers, but it could use a lot of improvements. The website isn’t perfect either (I hate that you can’t visit a class page without it autoplaying), but it’s much better than the app.
  • Nov 16, 2021

    By Kelly Clement
    I very much enjoy Skillshare. So many choices and so little time. You can find classes for whatever your interest(s) may be. You can follow along or watch and do later... I love how you can pause, rewind or fast forward to keep YOUR Individual pace.
  • Just a little lacking Mar 13, 2019

    By Adriane0412
    I like the idea of Skillshare-the class content is great and constantly evolving, the amount of videos and topics is almost overwhelming lol..the app could use some work. I have tons of saved classes and no way to sort through them. Also, I would REALLY like a functional Roku TV app. I hate streaming from my phone and watching it on there-I have incredibly bad vision and watching things on my phone screen (which is an iPhone plus, so not the smallest screen) puts a lot of strain on my eyes. I was able to find a free screen mirroring service to stream to my Roku but it wasn’t the easiest to use and was loaded with ads. My free trial will be up in the beginning of April and I would really like to sign up for an annual subscription but I just can’t justify the cost for something I can’t stream directly to my tv, limiting my ability to really use the service. As of now I have probably 50 classes saved to my list and have only been able to watch maybe 5 of them since I signed up in January, because as I said, the strain on my eyes is too much. Please add a Roku TV app or the ability to mirror directly from the Skillshare app to any tv!
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By travis carden
    I will gladly pay for the service after my free trial is up. I kinda think it's to good of a deal though maybe just give people a few free hours because it literally took me within 15 or 20 I was hooked. Now I haven't touched a video game n a week and I'm finally starting to feel like I have somewhat of a career to go for thanks to Skillshare. Seriously though just try it and you can benefit even if your already a professional. Much love thank you very much.
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By Kristine Niemeyer
    Great content. App is quite a bit buggy. When watching a video the app constantly loses the info for the lesson outline and projects. It will show an icon that the information is loading but it never loads unless I back out of the lesson and then click on it again. Within a few more minutes of watching it will lose the information again. The video itself works fine and usually the discussions tab loads fine.
  • Reviewing App not Platform Oct 11, 2019

    By MainelyArt
    I love Skillshare and I have no issues at all with the Skillshare platform. The only issue I have with the app is that I cannot look at or download the class materials on the app or upload my work from the app. This is particularly annoying when the only method I have for photographing my art is my phone or my iPad and I feel like it would be more usable if I could upload directly from that device via the app versus having to email myself the photo and upload it from my computer. This is particularly painful for me because I have satellite Internet on my computer where is on my phone I have unlimited data. Perhaps I have the opposite problem of most people but I live in the wilds of Maine and there is no broadband. Otherwise the app is very convenient and I quite enjoy just watching the classes but I’m waiting in the car somewhere and can’t even do the projects. It’s a good practice to watch the prep classes before you start the project anyway. Great app and I hope that they will consider allowing uploads and downloads within the app.
  • Oct 7, 2021

    By Justin MacDonald
    The platform is great but the app is clunky and doesn't play files. Also every class I've downloaded for offline viewing still uses data and won't load unless I'm connected to the internet. Was trying to learn a skill up in the mountains this past weekend and couldn't get my downloaded videos to play
  • Nov 11, 2021

    By scott rooks
    It's easy to use and helpful to have but it doesn't have all the functionality of a tablet or desktop. Phone is always difficult to program correctly but Skillshare does above average giving a great experience.
  • Oct 16, 2021

    By R R
    Glitchy and hard to navigate. For all the classes available, this app makes it really difficult to explore options. You have to KNOW exactly what you want to learn, OR just be willing to start any old class and see what happens. But if you are interested in exploring a topic, the categories are just too broad. Plus, you can't access most of the course 'extras' and none of the documents, so say you want to learn to paint a dog in watercolor, you can't see the instructor's PDF sketches.
  • For hobbyists Apr 18, 2020

    By nickname?geez
    I have just cancelled my subscription. But I am writing a review because they won’t leave me alone and is desperate for my attention. I’ve unsubscribed twice and yet daily multiple spam. During my trial, I reached out to ask if the mess of content can be organized by skill level. Beginner/intermediate/professional. They gave me a generic response on how to nevigate by category, obviously they didn’t read the content of my email. I was seeking to learn some more advanced animation techniques, digital painting techniques but only found beginner classes that cover the same basic content. In addition, most of the “instructors” are not teachers or professionals working at a high level. I watched a digital painting class where the instructor taught how to TRACE an imported photo. It was a class suited to kindergarten craft so you can bring home something that looks good but takes NO skill to make. No one is impressed and nothing learned. If you are looking to make fun art or learn a little trick or two to look like you can do something then this maybe for you. If you are serious, looking for technical content similar to a real institution, look elsewhere. Most are hobbyists teaching you basics. Really pricey for the redundant basic lessons repeated over and over.
  • Wish I could give 0 stars Sep 3, 2020

    By madison mackensie
    This company should not be successful, based on their customer service. After a free trial that I did not use even once, I cancelled my account and was directed to a confirmation page of cancellation (several days before the trial expired). Weeks later, I was charged $99 for the program! As soon as I saw the charge, I emailed customer service (there is no phone number to call, probably because they don’t want to deal with customers). They proceeded to tell me that I could not get a refund because they can’t see any cancellation attempts??? You can’t see that I cancelled my account, so I am getting charged? When I laid the situation out to the employee, they were completely useless. They told me they can’t help me at all and there’s no way I can get a refund for the service that I NEVER USED and CANCELLED. Why call it customer service at all? More like frustrating email clutter that does not serve any purpose, because they have no power to help you. I’m outraged and would strongly advice you not subscribe or start a “free” trial. You will lose $99 at least and their customer service will be totally powerless. Garbage app, 0/10, would not recommend.
  • Very disappointing from a writer/digital artist’s perspective Oct 21, 2021

    By T'fongis
    I bought the 1 year pay all-at-once package for Skillshare, feeling confident that I’d using the resource continually to improve my digital art and creative writing skills. In the 4 months since I’ve repeatedly tried to give this app another shot just to justify my hastily made decision but the main issue for me grows more and more apparent each time. Every class is geared towards absolute beginners. So if you have an intermediate to advanced understanding of the skill that you’re trying to improve it has virtually no value. Even if you are an absolute beginner I can only recommend getting skillshare for a month just because after you’ve done that hour long class learning the basics you will have little use for the app after that point. I’m really disappointed because I love the direction education is going with these low cost alternatives but unfortunately, it’s like a guitar shop. They make a majority of their profits on people who are just starting out and buying all the equipment and chances are, won’t be playing much after that.
  • Shady company please be careful with free month trial Nov 19, 2021

    By Steph42027
    This company has some very shady tactics going on. I tried their suppose free month trial and they clearly state on your website that you can cancel anytime (within the free month) trial. I did so to avoid being charged and luckily I checked my bank account and saw that they had charged me 189 dollars! The shadiest part about this situation is that the charge they made on my bank account doesn’t even align with the suppose charge from the apple receipt which is 169. They trick you into getting a yearly plan and charge you 189 dollars out of nowhere even though you clearly chose the 1 month free trial. I reported to apple for a refund as we speak and am currently waiting for a response. If I don’t get my money back, this company will be hearing from my bank. The scariest part is that many YouTubers within the art community are promoting this app. So please, do yourself the favor and stay away. To further prove my point, you can even see the reviews that have been made on Skill Share just by googling it. They will tell you the same thing.
  • Worst Apple TV App Feb 18, 2019

    By M. Deier.
    I’ve been a subscriber on and off for a few years. The teachers, teaching and video quality, and overall content is pretty good and constantly improving. Which is great. I wish I could give a better rating, but the app itself is the problem. The app on the iPhone and iPad is limiting. And it is THE WORST App on my Apple TV. I can’t see all my saved videos and whenever I try to “enroll”, the app crashes. And why do you have to enroll on the Apple TV when you don’t need to on any other device? In order to “enroll” in a class, I need to watch a few episodes on my iOS device and then sometimes it’ll appear on my Apple TV. I don’t want to have to do that and I shouldn’t. I’ve been dealing with this for months and no update. And yes, I’ve closed the app, made sure everything is up to date, restarted the Apple TV, uninstalled and reinstalled. Sometimes it’s better, sometimes it’s worse. I know it’s the App and not user or the device error. Please fix this problem. It’s aggravating. I never fill out reviews of Apps on the App Store, but this is so bad, I felt I needed to.
  • Sep 25, 2021

    By Nancy Tarnow
    I can't cancel this subscription, it doesn't work no matter what avenue I use. I was just billed 99.00 again. I'm so unhappy. If I could I would rate neg.1
  • Great videos but app needs a lot of work Feb 18, 2019

    By rneal98310
    I recently downloaded this app for my Apple TV and signed up for the 30 day trial of premium membership. When I open the app I was excited to see the number of videos and content available on the site. However every time I went to enroll in one of the classes the app crashed and sent me back to the home screen. I then went on my home computer and iPad to see if I can enroll there and then play the videos on my Apple TV. There doesn’t seem to be an enroll option on the website itself you can play all the video there directly. With Apple TV app it locks out all the videos except the intro into you enroll in the class which can only be done through the app. I went to see if there were any updates to the app that I could download but was informed I had the latest version. I will be canceling the subscription before the month is over if these issues are not resolved.
  • Offline viewing is nonexistent Nov 30, 2019

    By Rando194$2
    I love the service on Skillshare, and I always look forward to taking classes. The problem I have is that I could not get the offline viewing to work. I tried it on my phone, my iPad, and my husband’s phone and it didn’t work on any device. It was frustrating because I was taking a long trip and I wanted to use my long flight productively, so I downloaded three courses, and when I was on my flight, I tried to watch them, none of them would load. I tried to access them offline once we landed, and I was still unable to access them. I tried everything; Google had no answers, I tried to see if updating would help but it didn’t, and the Skillshare website wasn’t helpful either. I would rate the app higher if this feature they advertise worked. I pay for this service, and it’s frustrating that they advertise this feature that doesn’t work.
  • Oct 13, 2021

    By Sade M
    Skillshare STOLE money from me. I unsubscribed last week but on October 11th they took $167.88 off my credit card anyway. Apparently, Skillshare does NOT give refunds. They are criminals. I don't know how they got so many positive reviews but just know that there is no happy ending with Skillshare. They WILL steal your money in the end no matter what.
  • img Community
    The great thing about this app is that you're learning from top-rated woodworkers, and you're also given projects and assignments to work on. They don't need to be completed all in one go, so you can chip away at them whenever you've got a spare 20 minutes, for example.
    img by George
    8 months ago
  • img Community
    Art school can set you back well over 20k a year. If you'd like to learn how to paint without getting into debt, Skillshare is an excellent alternative that connects you to experienced teachers from across the globe.
    img by Stefan
    8 months ago
  • img Community
    Even if you've been taking art classes for 5 or 6 years, there are subtleties to using soft pastels that you may have never learned. Why waste time on another art class when there are creative skills classes at your disposal on your phone?
    img by Stefan
    8 months ago
  • img Community
    Ikebana largely remains a mystery outside of Japan and finding good info on it is somewhat difficult. Skillshare does, however, offer a good selection of courses so you can immediately start practicing - from 30-minute arrangements to 5-hour projects.
    img by Antonio
    3 months ago
  • img Community
    When you want to learn a new skill, but you don't have 2 years, online classes could be the key to success. Learn from your phone with a variety of skills, lessons, and videos that can be accessed on the go.
    img by Stefan
    3 months ago
  • img Expert Best Apps for Online Courses of 2021

    Best Apps for Online Courses of 2021

    Whether you want to boost your skills and knowledge for career or personal reasons, there’s an app to to teach you what you need to know. We tested seven of the best to help you choose.

  • img Expert
    1. An online community of skilled professionals sharing their expertise in tons of subjects, like design, technology, and more
    2. Network with like-minded members to get advice, make friends, and find professional opportunities
    3. Take over 100 practical classes that help you create a real-life project, so you can put what you've learned to use right away

    Reviewed by Olivia Cordell on March 26, 2018

  • Nov 28, 2021

    By amanda roberts
    such a great tool to have when wanting to expand your knowledge on vertually any subject! the premium membership is kinda spendy, but i love that you are able to try it out for free, and when it does come time to pay youll definatley see the value in signing up
  • Skillshare is the NO #1 app for learning new things. Jan 2, 2020

    By Emma Matrixa
    I’ve tried various apps for learning, none of them have been satisfying so it was with reservation that I tried Skillshare. I was more than pleasantly surprised. The lesson get straight to the subject, the instructors explain everything with clarity and don’t waste any time on unnecessary babbling. For all that you can learn on Skillshare, I find the price to be great. I can actually afford it and for everything that you can learn, I can only say that it’s Amazing! Some of the classes are surprisingly interesting. I have found classes, for example, on designs that I’ve never even thought about. On Skillshare you can discover all kinds of classes that are completely new to you, or new aspects that you can add to skills and knowledge that you already have. If you like to learn new things, I highly recommend Skillshare.
  • Nov 16, 2021

    By Kelly Clement
    I very much enjoy Skillshare. So many choices and so little time. You can find classes for whatever your interest(s) may be. You can follow along or watch and do later... I love how you can pause, rewind or fast forward to keep YOUR Individual pace.
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By travis carden
    I will gladly pay for the service after my free trial is up. I kinda think it's to good of a deal though maybe just give people a few free hours because it literally took me within 15 or 20 I was hooked. Now I haven't touched a video game n a week and I'm finally starting to feel like I have somewhat of a career to go for thanks to Skillshare. Seriously though just try it and you can benefit even if your already a professional. Much love thank you very much.
  • 10 Stars if I Could May 31, 2021

    By Cassy224
    This is the best online study experience I have EVER had. I finally found my niche again. The classes are engaging and challenging. You learn SO much. There are so many knowledgable teachers to choose from and they are SO supportive. I love that we have the class project site where we can download class materials, ask questions and post projects. Many of my teachers also offer the chance for questions, discussions and projects, both for class and extra enrichment on Instagram, Facebook and personal websites. Where the student is hungry and willing, the teachers will come. This has been so far and continues to be fan-freaking-tastick as learning opportunities and experiences go. The admin at Skillshare are also courteous and very willing to help you if you have any problems or questions.
  • Oct 30, 2021

    By Tammy Mcfadden
    With multiple subjects to learn and exercise in classes to improve your skills this is a must for anyone who has a thirst for knowledge whether it be for pleasure or for professional reasons there are multiple teachers to teach you & there's definitely a style of teaching that will benefit each and every person...and additionaly there is a search bar function which allows you to go straight to your interest or learn something new..
  • Nov 13, 2021

    By Jackson Gould
    Have been learning 3d animation on the side while in film school 10/10 would recommend!!! Also has ample tutorials to help with being organized and planning out stuff for classes
  • Sep 20, 2021

    By hardheadcat hardheadcat
    My experience absolutely amazing the teachers will bend over backwards to help you the best they can . You just have to talk to them. And so many options in classes to take . I just had to try just a little bit .
  • Fairytales, Flowers & Moonbeams... Jan 2, 2021

    By LiveIntoIt
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❣️ I LOVE Skillshare❣️ In fact, throughout 2020 I allocated more and more of my “free time” and “downtime” to this app and painting and inking... Also when I wanted to be creative but didn’t feel like sitting down and painting myself, I would watch lessons just for the sheer joy of it. I discovered new favorite art supplies, watercolor techniques, inks, brushes, and papers. I stretched myself to put my class projects out there and I love my instructors. What’s more, I love seeing what other students are creating and I feel like I’ve found my virtual art family which has been a huge blessing for me in 2020. I took my insomnia to art classes and enjoyed the lullabies full of inspiring content, comforting voices, fairy tales, moonbeams, flowers, and sugar plums... Best investment I made in 2020!
  • Skillshare is grrreat!! Feb 4, 2021

    By king louie 78
    I’ve had the app just a few days but I’m very excited about the possibilities it will afford me. We live in an amazing time and we’d all live a much happier and fulfilled life by realizing and sharing that realization with our individual networks. If you’re in the market for learning any new skill you owe it to yourself and those around you to get this app and share it with your friends and family. Seriously great work and I hope many wonderful things happen for your company because you have rewarded my life and as a result the lives of people I will interact with in the future. Educate yourselves everyone. This is the way!
  • Just a little lacking Mar 13, 2019

    By Adriane0412
    I like the idea of Skillshare-the class content is great and constantly evolving, the amount of videos and topics is almost overwhelming lol..the app could use some work. I have tons of saved classes and no way to sort through them. Also, I would REALLY like a functional Roku TV app. I hate streaming from my phone and watching it on there-I have incredibly bad vision and watching things on my phone screen (which is an iPhone plus, so not the smallest screen) puts a lot of strain on my eyes. I was able to find a free screen mirroring service to stream to my Roku but it wasn’t the easiest to use and was loaded with ads. My free trial will be up in the beginning of April and I would really like to sign up for an annual subscription but I just can’t justify the cost for something I can’t stream directly to my tv, limiting my ability to really use the service. As of now I have probably 50 classes saved to my list and have only been able to watch maybe 5 of them since I signed up in January, because as I said, the strain on my eyes is too much. Please add a Roku TV app or the ability to mirror directly from the Skillshare app to any tv!
  • Reviewing App not Platform Oct 11, 2019

    By MainelyArt
    I love Skillshare and I have no issues at all with the Skillshare platform. The only issue I have with the app is that I cannot look at or download the class materials on the app or upload my work from the app. This is particularly annoying when the only method I have for photographing my art is my phone or my iPad and I feel like it would be more usable if I could upload directly from that device via the app versus having to email myself the photo and upload it from my computer. This is particularly painful for me because I have satellite Internet on my computer where is on my phone I have unlimited data. Perhaps I have the opposite problem of most people but I live in the wilds of Maine and there is no broadband. Otherwise the app is very convenient and I quite enjoy just watching the classes but I’m waiting in the car somewhere and can’t even do the projects. It’s a good practice to watch the prep classes before you start the project anyway. Great app and I hope that they will consider allowing uploads and downloads within the app.
  • Nov 11, 2021

    By scott rooks
    It's easy to use and helpful to have but it doesn't have all the functionality of a tablet or desktop. Phone is always difficult to program correctly but Skillshare does above average giving a great experience.
  • Oct 8, 2021

    By Saun Waiters
    Great content and the interface is easy to navigate. The only issue I've had is that my downloaded videos sometime won't play. I will have to delete them and re-download them for them to play properly. Otherwise it's a fantastic app.
  • Oct 11, 2021

    By Challis Thalman
    Great. It is easy to navigate and the lessons are so useful even if you are not wanting a creative career. I learn creative things for fun and use the business lessons to help build my own business in genealogy research.
  • Love being able to learn on the go Jul 15, 2019

    By modnana2
    I signed up for Skillshare via the website and then downloaded the app so I could learn what I’d like any time, anywhere. Although not as robust and fully featured as the desktop site, I’m pretty happy with the app itself. I do agree that if I could sort classes I’ve saved by topic, it would really be helpful. When the new IPadOS is available publicly, Safari will be a full fledged desktop class browser so it will be really nice to access those features you can only access right now via the desktop site, i.e. class downloads, etc. In the meantime, I love the variety of classes available on Skillshare and feel the instructors do a great job with their content. Nicely done!
  • Great listening, not so easy navigation Jun 30, 2020

    By alX★
    This app has been very helpful for me. I enjoy listening to the videos while doing tasks around the house, especially if the content doesn’t rely too heavily on visuals. My only complaint is that the navigation system for finding new classes is somewhat outdated in terms of design. Also it’s hard to know if a class is credible, and I’ve seen a range of quality in courses. I wish there were more creators that I could trust on the platform, then I would feel like this is a really quality platform to invest in 100% of the time. But if Skillshare doesn’t get a grip on quality control, people are going to not see the point in paying for a subscription.
  • Skillshare is awesome but the app is severely lacking Sep 20, 2021

    By Amethyst80
    I love Skillshare’s service and recommend it 100%. There is so much great content available and I have learned a lot. However, this app is hot garbage. There’s a lot of functionality on the website that is completely missing from the app, such as being able to access class resources. One thing that’s missing that really irritates me is the My Lists feature. On the website, you can organize your saved classes into lists, but you can’t add classes to your lists from inside the app. There are also lots of UI bugs and/or poor design choices. For instance, if you go to an instructor’s page within the app, it doesn’t actually list all the classes they have available. The only way to see all the instructor’s classes is to put their name in the search bar and scroll through the results there. Another irritating thing I’ve noticed is that if you’re watching a class in full screen and it ends, there’s no way to exit full screen without making the class play again. It’s a small thing, but the app is full of these odd little annoyances. The Chromecast function is also buggy and doesn’t always work well. I put up with the app because I love what Skillshare offers, but it could use a lot of improvements. The website isn’t perfect either (I hate that you can’t visit a class page without it autoplaying), but it’s much better than the app.
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By Kristine Niemeyer
    Great content. App is quite a bit buggy. When watching a video the app constantly loses the info for the lesson outline and projects. It will show an icon that the information is loading but it never loads unless I back out of the lesson and then click on it again. Within a few more minutes of watching it will lose the information again. The video itself works fine and usually the discussions tab loads fine.
  • Oct 7, 2021

    By Justin MacDonald
    The platform is great but the app is clunky and doesn't play files. Also every class I've downloaded for offline viewing still uses data and won't load unless I'm connected to the internet. Was trying to learn a skill up in the mountains this past weekend and couldn't get my downloaded videos to play
  • Good but wish it was better Feb 15, 2019

    By Nikohatesthisapp
    The content is amazing and I’m learning so much but for $15/month I should be able to cast it to my tv and watch the videos anywhere I want. It’s crazy to me that for a product with so many helpful tip videos the app has such a poor user experience. I can’t edit my lists in the app there isn’t a very clean way within the app to organize the classes I want to watch which seems a shame with something with so much content and more coming everyday there’s not a good way to really sift through it all. The app almost seems like it’s designed to be a one off kind of thing like use the free trial and be done there’s no incentive to keep it long term because it doesn’t make it easily accessible long term. If I want to watch 15-20 different classes there’s no way to find the one I want besides sifting through my watch later list. It’s sad that the website is the only way to manage your content like what’s the point of even having the app if it’s just completely inferior to the website in every way. I want to be able to cast to my tv and organize my classes it really doesn’t seem like a whole lot to ask if I’m paying a premium price for content in 2019 it’s not like the service is free. I mean I pay less for Netflix/Hulu and I can cast with both of those. All in all great content dumb app? Maybe the developers of the app can watch a video on Skillshare about app design?
  • Website’s great .. app is kind of ‘meh’ Jan 30, 2019

    By thebaarmancrew
    I love the website & use it all the time .. sometimes even when I’m trying to use the app, I’ll just stop between videos & go back to the website. Part of the problem is organization. From what I can see, all those handy class lists that you can save to on the website (& can SEE on the app), you can’t actually save new classes to lists on the app .. you only have ‘save’ & ‘unsave’ options which is a real pain when you have a bunch of classes & then have to scroll thro the whole lot of them in order to save it to an individual list .. & this can still only be done from the website .. so if you don’t go straight over to it from the app, you may or may not ever remember to go in & look for it later in the myriad of classes you have saved. The idea of it is really great, I just think the organization of it needs to be increased dramatically in order to make it user-friendly.
  • Nov 23, 2021

    By Cali Hedrick
    I haven't gotten to use it, the free trial is a month long but only lets me watch the first video of each class why bother with the free trial? Why let the free trial be that long? #ijustwannalearn
  • Oct 16, 2021

    By R R
    Glitchy and hard to navigate. For all the classes available, this app makes it really difficult to explore options. You have to KNOW exactly what you want to learn, OR just be willing to start any old class and see what happens. But if you are interested in exploring a topic, the categories are just too broad. Plus, you can't access most of the course 'extras' and none of the documents, so say you want to learn to paint a dog in watercolor, you can't see the instructor's PDF sketches.
  • For hobbyists Apr 18, 2020

    By nickname?geez
    I have just cancelled my subscription. But I am writing a review because they won’t leave me alone and is desperate for my attention. I’ve unsubscribed twice and yet daily multiple spam. During my trial, I reached out to ask if the mess of content can be organized by skill level. Beginner/intermediate/professional. They gave me a generic response on how to nevigate by category, obviously they didn’t read the content of my email. I was seeking to learn some more advanced animation techniques, digital painting techniques but only found beginner classes that cover the same basic content. In addition, most of the “instructors” are not teachers or professionals working at a high level. I watched a digital painting class where the instructor taught how to TRACE an imported photo. It was a class suited to kindergarten craft so you can bring home something that looks good but takes NO skill to make. No one is impressed and nothing learned. If you are looking to make fun art or learn a little trick or two to look like you can do something then this maybe for you. If you are serious, looking for technical content similar to a real institution, look elsewhere. Most are hobbyists teaching you basics. Really pricey for the redundant basic lessons repeated over and over.
  • Very disappointing from a writer/digital artist’s perspective Oct 21, 2021

    By T'fongis
    I bought the 1 year pay all-at-once package for Skillshare, feeling confident that I’d using the resource continually to improve my digital art and creative writing skills. In the 4 months since I’ve repeatedly tried to give this app another shot just to justify my hastily made decision but the main issue for me grows more and more apparent each time. Every class is geared towards absolute beginners. So if you have an intermediate to advanced understanding of the skill that you’re trying to improve it has virtually no value. Even if you are an absolute beginner I can only recommend getting skillshare for a month just because after you’ve done that hour long class learning the basics you will have little use for the app after that point. I’m really disappointed because I love the direction education is going with these low cost alternatives but unfortunately, it’s like a guitar shop. They make a majority of their profits on people who are just starting out and buying all the equipment and chances are, won’t be playing much after that.
  • Love the website but the app needs works Jan 25, 2019

    By Tae. Tea
    I love using Skillshare but the app is a little messy in my opinion. There are no descriptions in the app telling you about the class you’re going to take. The website has them and I’m able to get a sense of what is being taught. Also just a small suggestion for both the app and website if there could be a better way to sort and organize the courses one has saved or put into lists instead of just scrolling through your saved tab to find a class or in the lists you can do more than “send to the top”. We can be able to organize and categorize them a lot better please. Maybe by “a-z”, or group them by skill such as organize them by photography, illustration and so forth or let the user freely move, slide and organize them the way they want
  • Wish I could give 0 stars Sep 3, 2020

    By madison mackensie
    This company should not be successful, based on their customer service. After a free trial that I did not use even once, I cancelled my account and was directed to a confirmation page of cancellation (several days before the trial expired). Weeks later, I was charged $99 for the program! As soon as I saw the charge, I emailed customer service (there is no phone number to call, probably because they don’t want to deal with customers). They proceeded to tell me that I could not get a refund because they can’t see any cancellation attempts??? You can’t see that I cancelled my account, so I am getting charged? When I laid the situation out to the employee, they were completely useless. They told me they can’t help me at all and there’s no way I can get a refund for the service that I NEVER USED and CANCELLED. Why call it customer service at all? More like frustrating email clutter that does not serve any purpose, because they have no power to help you. I’m outraged and would strongly advice you not subscribe or start a “free” trial. You will lose $99 at least and their customer service will be totally powerless. Garbage app, 0/10, would not recommend.
  • Shady company please be careful with free month trial Nov 19, 2021

    By Steph42027
    This company has some very shady tactics going on. I tried their suppose free month trial and they clearly state on your website that you can cancel anytime (within the free month) trial. I did so to avoid being charged and luckily I checked my bank account and saw that they had charged me 189 dollars! The shadiest part about this situation is that the charge they made on my bank account doesn’t even align with the suppose charge from the apple receipt which is 169. They trick you into getting a yearly plan and charge you 189 dollars out of nowhere even though you clearly chose the 1 month free trial. I reported to apple for a refund as we speak and am currently waiting for a response. If I don’t get my money back, this company will be hearing from my bank. The scariest part is that many YouTubers within the art community are promoting this app. So please, do yourself the favor and stay away. To further prove my point, you can even see the reviews that have been made on Skill Share just by googling it. They will tell you the same thing.
  • Worst Apple TV App Feb 18, 2019

    By M. Deier.
    I’ve been a subscriber on and off for a few years. The teachers, teaching and video quality, and overall content is pretty good and constantly improving. Which is great. I wish I could give a better rating, but the app itself is the problem. The app on the iPhone and iPad is limiting. And it is THE WORST App on my Apple TV. I can’t see all my saved videos and whenever I try to “enroll”, the app crashes. And why do you have to enroll on the Apple TV when you don’t need to on any other device? In order to “enroll” in a class, I need to watch a few episodes on my iOS device and then sometimes it’ll appear on my Apple TV. I don’t want to have to do that and I shouldn’t. I’ve been dealing with this for months and no update. And yes, I’ve closed the app, made sure everything is up to date, restarted the Apple TV, uninstalled and reinstalled. Sometimes it’s better, sometimes it’s worse. I know it’s the App and not user or the device error. Please fix this problem. It’s aggravating. I never fill out reviews of Apps on the App Store, but this is so bad, I felt I needed to.
  • Sep 25, 2021

    By Nancy Tarnow
    I can't cancel this subscription, it doesn't work no matter what avenue I use. I was just billed 99.00 again. I'm so unhappy. If I could I would rate neg.1
  • Great videos but app needs a lot of work Feb 18, 2019

    By rneal98310
    I recently downloaded this app for my Apple TV and signed up for the 30 day trial of premium membership. When I open the app I was excited to see the number of videos and content available on the site. However every time I went to enroll in one of the classes the app crashed and sent me back to the home screen. I then went on my home computer and iPad to see if I can enroll there and then play the videos on my Apple TV. There doesn’t seem to be an enroll option on the website itself you can play all the video there directly. With Apple TV app it locks out all the videos except the intro into you enroll in the class which can only be done through the app. I went to see if there were any updates to the app that I could download but was informed I had the latest version. I will be canceling the subscription before the month is over if these issues are not resolved.
  • Offline viewing is nonexistent Nov 30, 2019

    By Rando194$2
    I love the service on Skillshare, and I always look forward to taking classes. The problem I have is that I could not get the offline viewing to work. I tried it on my phone, my iPad, and my husband’s phone and it didn’t work on any device. It was frustrating because I was taking a long trip and I wanted to use my long flight productively, so I downloaded three courses, and when I was on my flight, I tried to watch them, none of them would load. I tried to access them offline once we landed, and I was still unable to access them. I tried everything; Google had no answers, I tried to see if updating would help but it didn’t, and the Skillshare website wasn’t helpful either. I would rate the app higher if this feature they advertise worked. I pay for this service, and it’s frustrating that they advertise this feature that doesn’t work.
  • Oct 13, 2021

    By Sade M
    Skillshare STOLE money from me. I unsubscribed last week but on October 11th they took $167.88 off my credit card anyway. Apparently, Skillshare does NOT give refunds. They are criminals. I don't know how they got so many positive reviews but just know that there is no happy ending with Skillshare. They WILL steal your money in the end no matter what.

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