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What do you love and hate about the Flipp app?

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What do you love and hate about the Flipp app?

It looks like a lot of people are using the Flipp app here on RFD. just want to get some feedback from users here on what you love and hate about the app. Why am I doing this, you may ask? Selfishly I want to see if we can develop something better. Flipp has been around for a while and for the most part it seems like it hasn't innovated much the past few years. (Maybe because digital flyer is digital flyer). I think there is opportunity to get better and want to dig in about your experience with Flipp first :)
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Oct 22, 2007
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I want it to automatically cache my favorite stores' flyers, so if I don't have internet/data I can still pull up flyers.
Give me the option of seeing previous ones I've cached and saved, even if they are no longer valid.
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Sep 24, 2004
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How about giving me an option to add notes. Say if I have an item in my shopping list and that's only 'cause I want to use that to price match at another store. So some notes against that item would be handy
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sudesingh wrote: How about giving me an option to add notes. Say if I have an item in my shopping list and that's only 'cause I want to use that to price match at another store. So some notes against that item would be handy
The Reebee app allows notes, plus it was developed by two Canadians and is based in Kitchener. Support Canadian!
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Pardon wrote: The Reebee app allows notes, plus it was developed by two Canadians and is based in Kitchener. Support Canadian!
Plus it caches the flyers that have been viewed. It won't save expired flyers though, if someone is looking for that.
I dislike Flipp with how it opens up the clipped item, then brings up a popup window, which sort of gets in the way. I prefer how Reebee does it, where it just shows what is clipped,
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Feb 5, 2007
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it takes like 10s to load flyers
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Search function is good.

Reebe "flips" better going through the flyer.

Flip circles items and allows you to create a "checklist" better, so ultimately I end up using it the most.
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The app is set at Eastern Standard Time. So, flyers expire at 9pm here on the west coast. Reebee has the same problem. I have done screen shots, but the RCSS employee said I needed to have the year shown with the flyer date in the screenshot.
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Pardon wrote: The Reebee app allows notes, plus it was developed by two Canadians and is based in Kitchener. Support Canadian!
Plus I find that Reebee has more flyers and the UI is better
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I wish it played nicely with NordVPN. Right now it expects me to turn it off so it can run its terrible scripts. I rarely use it for that reason.
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When searching for an item on the offers found page, need bigger and clearer store names / icons.
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Jon Lai wrote: I would like to be able to share my clippings/circles with my family.
I think you can already do that if you have an account, no? There's a collaboration option under the Shopping list in the web view
https://flipp.com/shopping_list
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The most obvious is to have a reusable personalized shopping list (without having to create an account, the icing would be to have an alert with any of the items on your regular list go on sale! You develop that and I will switch!
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Recently it has been terrible. I select the item and zoom into it, the retailer and date is gone.

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