I’m just adding my voice to the chorus of disappointed food and wine app users. The app does not allow you to search - it only had duplicated copies of the magazine I already have a hardcopy of. Also, and this part is important, you cannot see reviews. Part of the reason why I bought the app is to read and share feedback. I can’t read the feedback when I go in through the browser and now I can’t see the feedback through the app. It seems pointless to have it at all.
A seriously crippled app 1/5
Of all of the apps I use, this one has to be the most limiting. Compared to the actual website, this app restricts you to just the magazine with limited functionality. Frankly you are better off going to the website unless you want an app that just takes up space.
Update. This app will not restore purchases and locks you out of sections. It’s a nightmare. Use the regular website as this app is useless.
Why do developers change apps that are working fine? 1/5
F&W updated their app, although I don’t see any difference. However, several of my older issues have disappeared and at least one newer issue is locked even though I paid for it. Tried to contact them through the help section of the app but they never replied.
Drops earlier issues 1/5
If you have had an extended subscription to F&W, DO NOT UPDATE! The new app dropped my access to about half my library. They say they’ll work on it, but it would be better to wait. Issues now do not seem to be truly downloaded, but exist only as links to their server. (What happens to the issues you already paid for if you stop your subscription?) This is second update I’ve been through with them where they’ve had this kind of screw-up. Makes you wonder why they pay so little attention to whether a new app really works before releasing it.
Concentrate on food and wine 1/5
I just downloaded this app so I could look for recipes, since you DO NOT ALLOW ME TO SEE ANYTHING AT THE WEBSITE IF I GO IN FROM MY BROWSER. The app doesn’t even offer me a search option, just a list of recent issues I can view. I have the print issues. I’ve been your customer for years. I have 2 suggestions, 1. Spend more money on a reliable firm to manage your website, website access, membership. 2. Concentrate on food and wine and less on swanning around the globe showing us how cool you are. Keep in mind, face the fact...you are unable to provide a working website or an acceptable app
New app is abysmal 1/5
Love the magazine and recipes, but the new app is abysmal. 1) They've removed the favorites/bookmark feature and now not only can I not mark recipes I want to make, but I've lost all my previously saved favorite recipes. 2) The app doesn’t remember where you left off reading the magazine and you have to hunt for it. 3) The app hangs on startup if there’s no internet connection or a weak one since it wants to load articles from the internet, even if you just want to read the magazine you’ve already downloaded. Very frustrating. I paid extra for the digital subscription, but this latest update makes me not want to do that again.
Fresh look! 5/5
Good update. I love the new layout. Still getting used to it a bit and I had to restore my purchases but overall nice update.
Do not update! 1/5
Horrible app support. I have a current digital subscription but I can not access any editions of the magazine after the update. I have contacted both Apple and Food and Wine but they just told me to contact the other.
New app does not work 1/5
Hard to navigate and does not allow access to downloaded issues when offline - not not worth cost
Not Like Most, and That’s Not Good 1/5
I just downloaded several magazine apps, and most view like regular books/magazines. Apparently, this one just had an update that made changes, changes that were not improvements. This one looks like the pages were just scanned in. There is an option to bring up a reading view, but it is annoying. Perhaps the negative feedback will encourage developers to design an actual reading app for this magazine.
Total bummer! 1/5
Before this recent update to “improve” this app, it worked just fine. I could download my latest issue every month. I could easily read my new issue or any of my (many) previously downloaded issues. It worked. Now, after spending 10 minutes with that little wheely thingy going round & round, I can’t get this app to open at all! TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY!!!
Dammit! New Update is Awful! 1/5
I wanted to keep my old issues of F&W, back to the initial launch of the app in 2010, many of which I refer to often. Thanks to this miserable new update, they are gone forever. When I clicked to restore purchases, it only went back to 2014. Please restore ALL of my purchases! Bring them back, or you will go the way of Gourmet!
New update very disappointing 1/5
This new update is the worst. Even though I restored my purchases, I can’t access any of them without having to pay again. I’ll be canceling my subscription if the bugs aren’t corrected!!
Access to Magazine 1/5
Today’s update locked out all my issues.. I subscribed through iTunes. I restored my purchases on the new APP to no avail. Must be run by idiots.. Cancelling subscription..
Can’t read the magazine on my phone 1/5
I guess I’ll just wait for the actual magazine to show up. Tells me to go to newsstand on my iPhone, it’s a discontinued app. Just keeps taking me to the instructions on how to download content
Cannot access my account no matter what I do. This app is useless. 1/5
By Want to bake
Cannot access my account no matter what I do. This app is useless.
Love the recipes 5/5
Love the recipes and the tie in with different countries, gets your head and stomach at the same time
In theory good, but... 1/5
I've been a print subscriber for years but can't -- even after repeated calls -- log in successfully and pull up the magazines. It wants me to purchase them or subscribe. Frustrating and maybe I should just delete the app and move on.
Awfully made 1/5
This app reads as though the magazine was literally scanned onto a digital screen. I expected this to be like any other magazine app where I could click on stories and easily read them. The print is too small and very difficult to understand.
Great as a mobile app, augments my paper magazine 5/5
Great as a mobile app. I bring my iPhone with me and use the Food & Wine app to shop for ingredients and to use as a reference when I'm away from my paper magazine. I really like the app!
The app keeps trying to make me pay again. It lets me log in but I have no access with out paying again. I called CS and they were no help and had crappy attitudes. She was more than happy to cancel my subscription.
Scanned Magazine 1/5
This app reads as though the magazine was literally scanned onto a digital screen. I expected this to be like any other magazine/newspaper app where you can click on stories and actually read them. The print is way too small and very difficult to read.
Love this foodie mag 4/5
By Apple Brown Betty
I've seen the magazine evolve and enjoy its articles and recipes
ugh.. for the app and the magazine 1/5
By Ms Sumida
impossible to use app, and the magazine is not much better..
What used to be a great informative magazine has turned into a mess of a layout complete with absurd recipes using tiny portions of obscure ingredients that will take you 3 weeks to hunt down only to realize how much you hate it. The articles and advertisements all look the same and lack sensibility. I have read this magazine on and off from day one, and will be canceling my subscription. When food becomes more about the ego of a chef and ingredients are simply meant to be manipulated into something borderline inedible it's time to find other sources.
Subscribed today 2/5
By X Jacob X
Was able to read current issue which was great. However, unable to access favorite recipes. Does not work at all. Disappointing because it was why I paid extra for digital access
Too exotic 2/5
The recipes are often composed of incongruous products
Can't access subscription 1/5
I can login but no matter what I do they want me to buy the issues even though I have print subscription.
I don't like it 2/5
The magazines are not free
After subscribing, the digital edition isn't letting me download 1/5
This is a nightmare app. I spent money on a subscription and it doesn't unlock the issues. I'm basically throwing money away. Horrible UX. They should take it off the store till they can fix the issue, otherwise it's basically fraud.
Delete app, cancel subscription 1/5
I have one general rule. If I encounter a problem activating a digital subscription to a magazine I already pay/subscribe to I will attempt 3 times (in app) and then will delete the app. It was so cumbersome and buggy that I have also cancelled my print subscription after receiving only one issue. Make it seamless or don't bother. Nothing is worth this.
Don't bother with this app 1/5
I used to love my Food and Wine app but for the last several months I have been unable to get the app to recognize my subscription. I have tried everything from restoring issues to uninstalling and reinstalling the app. Nothing works! Do not bother to contact Customer Service either, they will not respond to your pleas for help. I am going to have to call them and it will be to cancel my subscription. That is too bad, this app used to be great.
The magazine downloads as a whole and not as individual pages. You cannot save individual recipes. They use to have a recipe section and it is missing as well. I will not renew this app. Other food mags do so much better.
What Happened? 1/5
This app used to be the best magazine app, in my view, out there. There were links for all the recipes on the recipe index where I could just tap on it and the app would direct me to straight to the recipe.
Now, the app version is just a scanned version of the printed version. No links on the recipes and when I try to scroll through the pages, it doesn't indicate what page number I am on. So, it takes forever for me to find a specific recipe. I find this incredibly frustrating. It is a useless app. I am going back to reading the printed version.
Worse than ever 1/5
Thanks Time Inc. for destroying the app. I’d recommend users try the NY Times Cooking app - they have it right.
Panned and scanned 1/5
Very disappointed that the app is now just a scan of the magazine.
By Super SARC
Can't search or save recipes or wines.
Food & Wine.Bomb 1/5
By Concerned Foodie
Food & Wine is the worst app and website ever. The app is so slow and ridden with ads that it makes navigation impossible. When they present a series of recipes and you want to see them all at once, the "see all" button doesn't work on an iPad most of the time. If you keep hitting the button, eventually an ad will open instead of the list of recipes. Fix this app or remove from App Store. It is a waste of time!
App is dead to me after July 2015 1/5
All the great functionality stopped after July 2015. Links to recipes, helpful organization and favorites' id'ing are now gone. Better to get the hard copy than buying this app which is now merely a scanned version of the mag. On the other hand, with the new digital version the iPad might be used as a handy trivet.
Don't Waste Your Money! 1/5
As of the August issue there are no more links to recipes, you can no longer save favorites and the recipes are no longer formatted to make it easy to use them while cooking. Why Food and Wine thought it was a good idea to take away those features and just supply a scan of the magazine is beyond me. Don't bother subscribing to the iPad version unless they bring back the interactive features.
Just fix it! 1/5
By Engine Brake
Used to be a decent app. As a print subscriber, I can no longer download issues. App asks me to pay another $5.99 for something I've already paid for. Used to be a simple download button when signed into your account and a new issue came out. Same issues with Travel & Leisure magazine. Until they fix this, I would avoid this app completely. Also considering dropping my print subscription as a result. Very unhappy !
I find it odd (or not) that there have been no reviews on this app since Jan. 2015.
Download is slow and issues go missing 1/5
By NN 2012
I bought a year subscription in October and when 2015 came I was unable to load the January issue, so I contacted the magazine support and they told me to do it through Apple as I bought it through iTunes, well I contacted Apple and they asked me to erase the app and reload it,, it started my January issue but I lost other issues that were loaded before, I love this magazine but I think it is best to get the paper subscription.
Downloading Issues!!! 1/5
By Disgruntled Mama
Can't download on iPad 4 or iPad mini. What is going on with this app? I keep getting a message to try download later or error that is not network related. I also can't restore my prior purchases.
Rip off 1/5
By Disappointed in Minnesota II
No updates. No customer service. Rip off!
Great Food 5/5
Love this magazine! App works well
Can't get 2014 Issues 1/5
By ECE Linda
Since iOS 8 update I can't get any of the 2014 issues. Am a print subscriber, but wants me to pay. Also, unable to get a response from customer support. Argh! Please fix! I used to love you.
Missing Issues 1/5
All my 2014 issues are gone!
What Happened To This App? 1/5
This used to be a great app with very few bugs, but now I can't download new issues or access old ones: which completely defeats the purpose of using the app. Please fix this issue soon!
Missing issues 1/5
With iOS 8.1.1, the app will only allow me to access issues that are 6 months old. I can't access the newer issues in my subscription, though it appears I might be able to purchase them again, if I wished to do so.
Missing issue 1/5
By Lance White
I've been a print subscriber for years but now all issues are missing and unable to download without purchasing through the app
My Issues are Gone Too 1/5
Initally I couldn't download the December issue--called tech support and they confirmed my status as a valid print version customer and recommended that I delete and reload the app. When I did that, all the issues back to June disappeared (that may have been when I resubscribed). The exact thing is happening with my Travel and Leisure subscription. I've written several messages to email support with no response. Am getting pretty frustrated. I'm sure it is not an issue with the magazine, but with the iTunes app as I had my husband download the Food and Wine app on his Kindle and all the issues popped right up ready for download. Come on Apple--get a fix out there.