Browser vs. app version
I'm learning so much more from Duolingo's browser version! This had been suggested by someone on a video, so I gave it a try. (Of course, you can use the browser version on a cell, but it's really unwieldy.) The tips aren't accessible in the app, and I'm finding them invaluable, especially before starting a new "branch" of the tree. And I like the challenge of typing the entirety of the answers rather than the choice of a word bank. Just my two cents!
you're absolutely right! there are another points to see: the discussions are not available on the app (at least on android), there are less functions and you don't have the ability to write sentences if you like, you are forced to the damn tiles :(
on the other side there is stuff programmed that is not available here, sadly because I'd like to use both on both media
I understood they are not made to replace each other but complete. App version is for times when you don't have access to your computer, for instance when you are waiting for something, walking, sitting in a bus or having lunch a break. It is easy and accessible, you don't have to take your computer out, start it up and search for a place to sit down.
The same exercises are way faster in computer because you type faster, also you can use shortcuts and the speed is very important when you want to pass the easy or repetitive parts. It is almost impossible to finish the tree using the app only because finishing the lesson takes so much more time and when you finally do, the previous parts start losing their gold. Also, there are no discussions in the app and probably no labs (at least I haven't noticed).
I love using the app but the only thing keeping me from using it is the heart system. Its just very annoying failing 5 times and you cant use it again unless you refill it or practice to it throws me off but the browser lets me use it as long as i want. I also love the club system on the app :)
Thanks for pointing this out! I am not a big fan of the mobile version anymore. The whole "lives" thing being something you have to earn back by doing repetitive "practices" is a huge buzzkill, especially if you're someone who has done a course and wants to do specific modules. I am also not a huge fan of the inability to do the "Jump to Level x" feature on the app. For some of the very early modules, me having to do 20 lessons of "Yes, No, Hello, Goodbye" etc is ridiculous.
I just use the online version and occasionally use the app the practice/keep streak alive.