Absolutely does not work. Support is not at all helpful. I give up! Guess I don't a magazine subscription anyway!
Bad to worse 2/5
I give up. Have subscribed to PCW since issue #1 but the transition to digital only has been flawed from the start. The app is buggy and I lose all back issues with every renewal. With the updated app, can't even reliably read the recent issues. Should be MORE convenient, not less than just having them stacked up in a corner. So, that's it. No more renewals. Sad.
Terrible app 2/5
Ever since the update about 3 months ago, I always have to contact customer service to download the latest issue...always wants me to buy or subscribe...even though I am paid up though July of 2018. May have to cancel my subscription if it doesn’t get better soon!
Login and download doesn’t work 1/5
Even when you have bought a subscription. Happened 3 times in last 4 months. WARNING.
Like the others, it’s a terrible app now 1/5
Also found myself being unable to download new issues that I had a subscription for. Cannot “Restore Purchases” because I get an error saying that there are no purchases to restore.
Late Delivery via App 2/5
I still get the magazine (paid subscriber) 3 or more days earlier in Zinio than the PCWorld app. I am done reading by the time it says I do not need to pay for the new issue in the app. The reading itself is fine once I get access.
Junk app....signed into my account and tried to renew subscription. I get an Internal Server Error message every time. In addition, I tried to update the mailing address on my account AGAIN, but the app says my correct address is on already on file--then when I check my profile, it still has the old wrong address. This app is a waste of time.
Update...every time there is a new issue, the app wants me to buy it or subscribe. I DID SUBSCRIBE AND THE APP SHOWS ME SIGNED IN! This app is utter trash. Dont waste your time or money.
Worse app ever 1/5
They change a good app for a piece of junk. For a computer magazine to create an app this bad how can you believe anything they write. I have 50+ years in computer programming and would of had one if I wrote apps like this one. Please go back to paper you where better then.
Doesn't Work 1/5
I can download back issues but cannot get the latest. Has a price on it as if my subscription has expired, which it has not. Subscription website is broken too. Try looking at transaction history to confirm last renewal and get a missing page error. What has happened here?
Should have left well enough alone 1/5
Did they even test this app? Can't get my issues and can't reset my password. Took 10 days for customer service to help get my back issues and account running again.
By Baka Musuko
I had some of the same problems as other reviewers, but they were quickly resolved. My main complaint is the way it keeps returning to the home page when I start it up. I want and option to go to the page I was reading before I put it down. The workaround is to set a bookmark before putting it down. This is not ideal.
No stars for one that does not function 1/5
By Mutts owner
Keep getting error messages that I cannot login even with the new provided password. Contacted customer support and the reply indicated they were having problems with the app. Now I hope I can receive a refund of my subscription from this "high" technology organization
Terrible app 4/5
Can't download any current issues. Subscription paid through December. Poor service for a new app.
Update: They fixed the app within 24 hours. That is what a top notch company does. Although the problem should never hit the general public. Four stars for the fix but two for existence in the first place.
Downloading the upgrade erased all of my previous issues and I can't get customer service to answer my email requesting new log in credentials. My subscription died with this so called upgrade. DONT DO IT!!
What happened? 4/5
You give us an 'update'. Usually these things are an improvement, but not this time. I prefer the previous version, cos the way the articles were shown was much better than being forced to look at every single page of articles that I have no interest in. Then I download the September issue, looking forward to reading it. I got the lead page of the 4 reasons this person switched to bing, but nothing else!!! The article thumbnails show no problem, but the rest of the mag is non-existant!
GIVE US BACK THE PREVIOUS VERSION!!!
Terrible update 1/5
Based on the latest update I would give this update 0 stars. It is telling me I need to buy every issue even though I have an active subscription.
Ordered a subscription, this doesn't work, want my $$ back 1/5
I paid $20 for a PC World digital subscription.
This doesn't work - cannot see that I have a subscription and gives me no option to connect to authorize.
Completely broken 1/5
Can't download issues. Long email exchange ending with "we can't help you, we're totally incompetent". Apple needs to remove this app as total ripoff.
Snail's Pace 1/5
By Citadel 1969
My worst magazine app.
Loads at a snail's pace. Often have to start over again.
I may cancel my subscription.
I did prefer the physical magazine but I am over that now. The real problem is that this useless app does not remember your last location....if you don't read the issue all at once you have to find it somehow yourself.
Perhaps more annoying still, there is no print version. It's your move!
A computing magazine that cannot get its app to work! 1/5
It amazing that despite the write ups PC World did not bother to get its act together and make a digital magazine available to its subscribers! We are now in December but solely the November magazine is available. Is PC World out of business????
Ruined a GREAT Magazine 1/5
For years PC World had always been my goto magazine for staying updated in the tech world and for ratings/recommendations when ready to make a purchase. This digital app has never worked correctly for me. PC World has to be paying someone to program this garbage and they are terrible. SAD SAD SAD...
If I could give 0 stars I would 1/5
By Hey yeah man
They stopped printing my magazine and then state you can get it in newsstand and it never has worked. Update still does not work. Why pay for it when you can't even read it via the app. Will be canceling my subscription.
Heavy Handed 1/5
The second my subscription expired all my previous payed for content vanished including the magazine I was in the middle of reading. If that's their business model avoid this app like the plague!
By Milkmanshm 101
Since update unable to connect, retrieve past or present issues. Asks for written subscription number at login....REALLY! I don't have any hard copies anymore and instructions to find subscription number online don't work. Don't really care for the digital version anyway this just makes it easier to strongly consider not renewing.
By Connie Hall
Since the update, cannot download latest edition. Does not allow any connection to occur. Been a longtime subscriber. At this rate no renewal will be made.
Buyer beware 1/5
My copies are gone. Won't download. Very poor on answers. Count me gone. POS!
Quit working for me too 1/5
I got a few issues and now nothing. Apple and PcWorld are claiming "it's not our fault." I'd like to know how the last reviewer got his problem fixed. I like the magazine.
Poorest app I've ever had 1/5
Loved the print version. Resubscribed, 1 month later discontinued and online version substituted at lower cost. No refund. Online version - content may be ok, but access is almost impossible. Ironic that a computer magazine is so poorly designed for online use.
Look elsewhere for computer info
Piece of crap 1/5
Go back to paper version! I loved the magazine now it's crap and waste of money. Don't do this, your wasting your money and losing subscribers. Goodbye, I will see you again when I see a real magazine in my mail box.
Pure $h!t 1/5
A new issue comes out and downloading it is ridiculous process. It really wasn't worth the effort when you consider all the excellent resources on the Web.
I never received all the issues I paid for and the Super Guides that were offered during the subscription couldNot be downloaded as instructed.
Poor customer service as I never received a response on any of my inquiries but apparently they were listening as I found that they had cancelled my account.
Digital Subscription app no longer works on iPad 1/5
Possibly since last update, I am no longer able to access my digital subscription to PC World. I am bounced right back to the Newstand on my iPad. Don't waste your money with this subscription or app until this serious issue is resolved. You get nothing right now for your money. Is PC World even aware of this issue or even care? Don't know. I know others have this same issue happening to them.
UPDATE: The workaround being reported by other subscribers here has worked for me.
Disappointed. Was unable to download recent issues--somehow managed to fix that problem, now most of my issues show up twice with no way to delete the "extra" listing as far as I can see. This app needs a lot of work.
Pretty Lame for Software Mag to Break App 1/5
By likes old time radio
I like this magazine, and I liked it more when I got it in the mail. I've learned to live with the digital copy on my iPad ... until the app broke! Now it will not download new issues. There is a work around reported about deleting the "token" in Settings, deleting the app, reinstalling the app, and logging into the PC World. A software magazine/publisher should pay attention to customers, reviewers, and (most importantly!) to the quality of their app. One star for "lameness."
What happened? 1/5
App screwed up. So frustrated I cancelled my subscription
App does not work 1/5
Found a solution that worked for me. Go to Settings>PCWorld Digital Magazine>Mag+ Token. Delete the string of characters in there. Then go to the Newsstand. Delete the app. Then reinstall the app. You will have to log in again with your account t number and e-mail. All my mags showed up. Hopefully this will work for others. Still giving the app one star because PC World should be on top of this and not rely on subscribers to publish a fix.
App crashes since iOS 7.1 update. 1/5
App crashes since iOS 7.1 update. Re-install is of no help.
Does not work 1/5
Do not download and pay until this is fixed. Cannot access. App crashes when opening.
Not opening 1/5
Having the same problem as others. Worked fine for months now the app won't open. It just closes out to the newstand menu. Tried deleting app and reinstalling with no luck. Please fix!
Fix this frozen app 3/5
The app freezes and bounces me back to the Newsstand. Upgrading iOS didn't help and neither did deleting and reinstalling the PCWorld app
.......thanks, fixed, and library restored
Stars changed to 3 for 2 day turnaround
I want my money back 1/5
What a terrible ap. Crashes all the time.
Crashes, won't open 1/5
Very unhappy, this mag is digital only and the app crashes immediately so I basically paid for subscription that I cannot access. What have I paid for?
Too bad, I was a loyal subscriber.
By Ted On Amelia Island
Since I received the latest digital edition, the app keeps crashing. If I start it, a red screen comes up with the PCWorld logo. Then it closes and shows me the app in the Newsstand. But the app is running. I click on it, it brings up a page, and then it closes.
By Negative feel
App does not work. Can't access magazines. Guess I will not be renewing. I am in good company.
App quit working 1/5
I have many issues remaining and now I can't access them. Please fix this app!
Crashes repeatedly on iOS 7.1 1/5
By Another old school gamer
Since updating to iOS 7.1, the app crashes immediately upon boot even after full system shutdown. Great app, when working. Please update.
Stopped working 1/5
All issues disappeared and can't even get to a menu or anything.
Constantly crashes...won't run...don't waste money on subscribing 1/5
The current version of the app won't even run any more on either of my iPads. Crashes right after startup. Since PCWorld went digital only, this means that I essentially wasted money on my subscription as I have no way to access my previously downloaded editions nor get new editions. Don't waste your money.
The app quit working. Fix it or give my money back!
Quit Working 5/5
Where did all my issues go? Where is the my account button? It worked fine until recent update. I would have given it a five a month ago. Please fix
***Thanks for the fix. I can now access my account button. Upgraded rating from 1 to 5. Works as advertised.