Product Review

Udemy iPad App – Review

Udemy has plenty of cool video courses.  I have reviewed a few of them before on this blog, too.

They have been talking for a while about their iPad app, so I decided to try it out.

I am glad I did – it is very, very good. You can just get it for free at iTunes, and enter your Udemy login. Very quickly you will get a list of all your courses (presuming you have any, of course).

That was pretty much what anyone would expect. However, there were a few nice extras:

– It knew exactly where I had last stopped, in the middle of a video.

– It can quickly download all the video of the course so that you can watch off-line.

– My favorite – it can play videos at any speed from 0.5x to 2x (1.25x and 1.5x seems to be the sweet spot for me on the iPad – more than that distorts the audio too much). I used to do this by downloading the videos myself and playing on GOM Player, but most courses don't allow video downloads lately (seems silly to me, as they are not hard to download anyway – but it is much more time consuming).

Overall, a very good way to watch your courses, specially to make the best of time waiting on the bus, subway, doctor's office, etc.