Best Business-Financial App Ever 5/5
Excellent content and clean delivery!
Best writing 5/5
Barron's is the only reading I do every week.
Essential weekend reading 4/5
By Rob from Hollywood
After many years of daily WSJ reading I realized that I wasn't optimizing my time. I now combine weekday NYTimes audio podcasts while commuting or exercising and weekend Barron's. I find the digital version on my iPad perfect both while traveling and at home but the paper version assures me that I don't miss anything relevant. I'm a macro investor so I get enough broad economic coverage without subscribing to the Economist anymore and I like the columnists who give me their SWAG on the future. I've let my subscription expire a few times but suffer withdrawal after a few weeks. I have to admit that I did cancel the WSJ when I read one too many editorials by Karl Rove. The first few by Karl I considered comedy, I then realized that the editorial board was asleep at the wheel.
Nice business analysis 4/5
I start my day with real-time analysis at Barron's. Weekly macro/micro analysis and roundtables with experts are very informative
A must 5/5
As an advisor I read it every week religiously cover to cover
Too many ads 2/5
Too many ads taking up too much space, very distracting. The layout / formatting of the stories are poor -- each line is too short.
A must every week. 5/5
App is great, visually appealing and easy to navigate. Content is top notch, best writers in the industry. A definite must read every Saturday.
Excellent Job 5/5
This is how online news should be presented. My favorite publication! Great work!
Bait and switch 1/5
By Hans Blix
As soon as you start the app, it asks you to get paid membership. If you choose to use trail version, Apple pay pop up to ask you to sign for $15 a month membership to get one month trial. Otherwise you get no market data. Waste of time.
Would you please change the typeface and line spacing! 1/5
By Down and out empty pockets
OMG, Barron's please change the line spacing and typeface. The articles are great, but when I attempt to read them on my iPad I read fewer because the line spacing and font is deplorable!
Good but needs charts improvements 4/5
App is very good. But charts are not interactive. Also some sections of the print magazine is not there. They should enable flipping of pages like in Flipboard.. Overall good app.
Getting better 4/5
Could still be a bit easier to navigate to stories you want to see
I like it 5/5
As an active investor, Barrons' up to the minute reporting from the business and financial world is critical to my ability to keep up with that reality in an environment where by the very nature of the way our business culture is organized, Iam always going to be behind to some degree obtaining salient facts important to my investing success. Barron's gets me much closer to the information and more quickly than any other source I have used previously. It's really well done.
Great app 5/5
By Kiani Rumbo
Easy to read font.
Barrons rating 4/5
This app is user friendly and getting better. Current updates are very timely and thoughtful. Yea this app is with my time.
Great Market Info 5/5
I find this app offers relevant market ideas and refer to it frequently.
By Optimist 1318
My main source for deep thinking on the market. An amalgam of different ideas from many good sources. A broad view, not bullish or bearish, but both. A good source of investment ideas. A good investment!
The ads just get worse and worse 2/5
By Tuff dude
Some decent articles but the ads just keep getting worse. The number of informative articles keeps shrinking too. Come on Barron's, we pay too much for subscription to have so many intrusive ads.
Great recommendations and to the point 5/5
Great recommendations and to the point
Too many annoying and useless ADS
Love it!! 4/5
Great source of business info.
Good not great 4/5
What's missing is the data found in the print edition i.e. top stocks, most active, etc. for the week. Should not be a big deal to add some of those features.
Horrible ads 1/5
By Danny bg
Come on Barron's, your ads are out of control! I understand you need to make money, but when EVERY screen is 2/3 taken up by a moving ad, then it is just too much. I can't even concentrate on what I am reading. The quality of your magazine is getting diluted in my eyes. As a paid subscriber I find this strategy obnoxious and very short sighted.
Great app and content 5/5
Upgrade better 5/5
Good -stock quotes from within the article, able to browse old articles.
Essential weekly reading 4/5
This is my first read every Saturday. The app is nearly faultless except for the cartoon graphics. The cartoons do not display beyond the first one.
Great app 5/5
Really like it.
Great App 5/5
An app that doesn't subject you to a million ads and has updates all week. I highly advise getting it, always a great read
Error in the app 1/5
Error - user cannot make payments
Good Content, Not a Good Value 3/5
By IronMike LB
The Content in Barron's is good. Better than the drivel in many free financial publications with cheap click-bait headlines. For the money the depth of content isn't great, thus ensuring it's a middling value. I have continued my subscription, largely and admittedly out of habit --and because the inclusion of what are few good quality and thought provoking articles.
An experienced investor won't learn much however from Barron's content and app.
Among the biggest disappointments for Barron's include the incessant "login or subscribe" screen takeover --even though I am a paid subscriber who has invested many hundreds of dollars over time-- is not is both frustrating and poorly designed.
Ive tried working with it and creating a password, but nothing has worked --possibly since I was a subscriber through Apple not Barron's directly?
In any case, when a customer-subscriber spends a premium for app-sized content, the insanely aggressive and hopelessly flawed approach to get a sign in or registration --all to sell more ads at higher prices, mind you, is cause to cancel the subscription.
Barron's also did some harassing --or at least interrupting to get this review --again in self unvarnished self interest-- more reviews can generate more app downloads. However in articulating this review, I have come to realize the monthly fee is best directed to one of my young children's brokerage accounts, where they will use it to learn about the great merits of disciplined long term investing, and the effects that compounding will have over the 55 years until they reach retirement age.
Doing the math, that decision spurred by shortcomings in this product, is the far and away best value Barron's helped, in an unintended manner, to create.
My opinion, take your subscription and teach a young person how to invest those dollars for the long haul. Not only will you create a infinitely greater value for yourself and that kid, you'll have done a not so small service to society if that child goes on to "pay it forward" educating just one or two of his friends and family.
The fact that I care more about long term value rather than the sensational, quasi-political headline judgments in Barron's probably makes me less interesting to the advertisers Barron's serves, and likely that's better for those advertisers to not pay for my screen time with their ads too. None of which I have ever clicked deliberately.
Meaningful investment insights 5/5
Barron's provides timely and actionable information at both the security and macro economic level. 👍🏻👍🏻
Been ja Barron's 4/5
By Giovanni m. Henriques VII
Been a Barron's fan long time since it was sold ..it has been degraded however it is helpful and that's fine you good investment ideas I really miss Michael standoff
Great app, love the news and tips 5/5
An essential for investors.
The font on the iPad version is unreadable. 1/5
They simply destroyed the iPad version of the app since the redesign.
Nothing Free 1/5
You can download the app, but there's nothing to read without paying.
Great resource for the investor 5/5
Been a subscriber to Barron's for about a month now. Very impressed. Articulate writing, diverse investing ideas, updates every day. What's not to like? Rhetorical question. Thank for for empowering the investor community.
Too many ads 2/5
By Attention disrupter
I'm a subscriber and downloaded their app for my iPad. Wow am I disappointed. Every third page I'm reading it shows an ad. I wanted the articles, not an annoying ad for Barron's Next. I canned the app in about 30 minutes.
Someone in Barron's is a real jerk for treating their paying customers with such disdain...
Very useful 4/5
Well written. Functional.
Barron's is a 5-Star 5/5
By Rich - 38 years old - SoCal
i love Barron's, but i wish they would "spice up" the iPhone app.. the organization is kinda plain .. but that is my only complaint, Barron's Barron's love me some Barron's!
Amazing, almost perfect!! 5/5
I am not an investor, but I have always loved following the financial markets and other business/investing news/issues. I'm an avid watcher of Bloomberg TV. But I kept hearing about Barron's, and how they were a magazine put out by Dow Jones, owners of WSJ. I downloaded the app and started a trial for a month, and I loved it! That was in April! The app works very well, and the content is amazing, and I love the watch list feature!! I'm 24 and plan on putting money into the stock market when I can afford to do so, and Barron's is part of the reason why! Great app, and so worth the subscription price!!
Best Weekly Finance Magazine 5/5
By Kindle gal
I've subscribed to Barron's for years; in fact the journalists are like best friends. I am delighted to preview the weekly magazine on my iPad early Saturday mornings before the print edition arrives in my mailbox. I'm glad that mid-week commentary can be accessed with the iPad App.
Not bad 3/5
Lots of advertising. Navigation a bit clumsy. But magazine is easy to read and in-article stock links are appreciated.
Great App 5/5
Easy to read articles and navigate. I enjoy the app because I still get news while on the go.
Too many ads taking up too much storage 1/5
2/3 of magazine app is ads.
Each edition takes 800 Mbps
Have read Barron's for years, both print and online. Thought it would be nice to have the app on my phone. Just downloaded and no matter what I try, all I see are the covers of current and several issues back. The most current have no download button making me think you should just be able to tap to expand/open. The older issues have a download button and when tapped, it does appear to download but regardless, neither the current or archived do anything when tapped, double tapped, pinched, prodded etc.
So yes, as the title said, this app appears to be useless.
Customer finishes last 2/5
By Fred the Duck
In the war for screen real estate, sadly Barron's customers come in last (approx 1/3) to the advertisers. So why again do I need to pay for an annual subscription ?
Great app 5/5
Great app. Desktop is better, however a good place to stay up to date
Service s-cks 3/5
Great articles, extremely informative.
App, online and customer service is the worst.
They can't seem to get the paper delivered to me by Sunday. I can't get my email address updated on their account page so I'm stuck using an old email. In addition, if you ever try to call into customer service it's takes forever and they never fix the issues. Completely inept. It really is a shame they can't get it right.
Nice layout 5/5
Hey, every publication has to sell ads.
These ads are at least static and not distracting. Content is good. E-version is actually easier to read than the physical paper (which is an unwieldy format). Very clean design. Hands down better than Bloomberg. Goodbye, Bloomberg. Get your IT team to produce a useful product.