Quit Bagging About It 5/5
This is a great magazine and consequently great to read in either print or e-copy. I especially like the “article view” which instantly converts any article into a single column that one can easily read by simply scrolling from start to finish. Especially comfy for wearers of no-line bifocals who have to live with a very narrow reading area on their lenses. No head rocking for them in order to scan whole pages.
Doesn’t work at all anymore 1/5
Terrible. Won’t download the issues anymore. Depressing!
App is Dreadful! 2/5
I adore the New Yorker magazine but it is in desperate need of a new team of techies to tackle their horrendous app. Although the app has a recent update to supposedly fix the navigational problems it has been experiencing since the iOS 11 update, they have not remedied the problem.
Currently, there is no way to back out of a magazine edition to access a different magazine release date. The only way to leave a magazine edition is to delete the app and reinstall it. Very annoying!
Also, when you are reading an article and you want to “zoom in” an image or a cartoon in order to see it more clearly, you cannot do so. Most websites and apps allow you to use the two finger zoom in and zoom out feature, but not the New Yorker.
Broken navigation 1/5
Impossible to go from an issue back to the library on iOS 11.0.1 on an iPhone SE
Perfect App For Me!! 5/5
I love The New Yorker, I am a print/digital subscriber. The app has always worked beautifully for me, I never have any problems with it. Great app and perfect magazine for current times!!
Can’t switch between issues 1/5
In the current version, I can’t switch between one issue and another.
Didn’t restore my purchases 1/5
It was useless even though I’m a subscriber
Won’t even let me subscribe 1/5
You are losing money with this lousy app. Won’t let me subscribe despite trying repeatedly. Gets stuck at “purchasing subscription”. Apple should have kept the NewsStand app and publishers should’ve kept their magazines there instead of creating own apps.
Nope, navigation issues with IOS11 are still there 1/5
I cannot switch between issues on iPhone. Do you ever test this app??
True to its atrocious reviews here, when i attempted to activate my digital subscription, an error occurred and i was told to try again later. The New Yorker is a great magazine, but it cant afford the arrogance manifest in its disregard for digital formats. Conde Nast, spend less time developing predatory subscription policies and more time on a decent apps!!
New version buggy 1/5
By reading sept 18 issue forever
Love reading the New Yorker but the latest version is missing the “go back” arrow at the top left when you are in an issue so you can see all the issues. Current version basically makes you stuck in whatever issue you click on so click wisely! To the app developer- please fix this problem!
IOS 11 problem? 5/5
The “library” button has disappeared, can’t access my other issues of the New Yorker.
I'm used to the Condé Nast app because I used it with another of their magazines, but this one lacks a feature that one did. You can't you zoom in on the text. It does give you one larger type choice, but given the font and layout is the same as in the print edition - I.e. crowded - I would still like a bigger choice or the ability to zoom.
I prefer reading my magazines online, so I will see if I want to extend my trial subscription.
Buggy app, good content 1/5
I love the new yorker but this app, specifically this version, is horrible. Half the time when I'm reading, the "library" button in the top left disappears making it impossible to exit the issue I'm reading. I've had to re-install the app to get out and download the next one.
Good digital implementation 4/5
A goodway to peruse the magazine. One ios11 bug. After downloading the current issue can't find a link to go back to library. In the past it came up after tapping on the screen as a link in the upper left corner. The solo shows up when opening older issues. But after downloading the current issue can't get back to library. Restarting doesn't help. I had to delete the app and reload it. That works as I have now proven twice!
Hopefully that will be addressed soon. Otherwise constrained to stay a week behind.
Great content. Awful app 2/5
The one star rating has nothing to do with the content produced by the New Yorker. The magazine and the writers they publish are wonderful. The app, however, has been consistently buggy. I've had to delete and reinstall it several times when issues come up. The latest issue was that all issues were no longer free, I had to pay to download them even though my subscription was valid for another few months. After wasting my time with customer support for awhile I finally just reinstalled the app. I of course had to reset my password because who remembers passwords anymore and once I logged in the issues were restored. All this trouble seemingly out of nowhere and for nothing.
Keep asking me to "close the app and download again" 1/5
Which I tried several times already, nothing changed, no access to my subscription at all.
Bug needs fixing 1/5
I can't download the latest issue. I deleted the app and now can't download the app either. Please fix.
Rest writing, horrible app. 1/5
By No words for game
It flashes, it crashes. Such a brilliant group of writers deserve an equally brilliant, or at lease competent group of coders!
This magazine has gone down the drain 1/5
It's always been an opinion-laden magazine, but my God if I wanted to read a hate blog about Trump by coastal elitists o could just check my Facebook feed.
Love the New Yorker, detest this app 1/5
By Wednesday child
It won't accept my account number that I copied and pasted from an email that The New Yorker sent me and won't let me exit and start over. Deleted the app. Waste of my time.
Not funny. Disappointing. 1/5
By Sparky's Mum
This app is unusable, stingy, ugly, out of touch and ridiculously expensive. Looks like something Trump would have his minions do. This app used to be great. I appreciated the big roll of old cartoons - a perfect distraction while waiting. I also loved reading the titles of the daily articles & when I had the time reading a few.
What an embarrassment. 1/5
I did not realize that app developers of this caliber still existed
Poor sign in 2/5
By NYT avid
Sorriest sign in from any app. Does not like its account number. Apparently it does not want online access. Dozens of attempts have not allowed me access. Delegating the app and moving on with life.
21st century magazine with, unfortunately, a 20th century app. Does not recognize my subscription and won't let me read content for which I have paid. Best to ignore and just read the print issue. Seriously, how difficult can it be?
Great publication 5/5
Convenient to download
Horrible iPad App 1/5
I tried to sign up for a 30 day trial subscription but kept being booted out and was only given the option to purchase individual issues. I had planned to use the trial and then buy an annual subscription. If I can't use on my iPad, I won't buy it.
I have been a subscriber for years. Used to be able to look at same day short articles as well as look at magazine articles, scroll through sections. It was sort of a mix of the current magazine and daily articles. But now the app is only long form articles and I have to use New Yorker today app for current events. That app is plain silly. Just a long scroll down of articles unlike being able to choose sections before. I called customer service and talked to two people who both professed to never have experienced the previous app. Does customer care even read the mag using the mobile app? Used to be a daily read. No more. Too hard to use and no I don't want to navigate across three different apps, mag, today, goings on to see what I used to see in one app. Can't begin to express my disappointment and frustration w this experience.
Love it! 5/5
By JJ bbghtf
So well done. Easy to sign in, download, and layout is a lot like the magazine. So happy.
doesn't work 1/5
The iPhone app doesn't recognize my subscription and is telling me I have to buy issues. Wonder when the magazine is going to notice all these one star reviews...
Won't let me access my paid Apple subscription 1/5
By Dave McA
I have a paid subscription through The Apple Store. The iPad version of the app works satisfactorily but not the iPhone one, which suddenly wants me to buy the issues.
The app offers to "restore purchases" and asks for the password to my Apple Store account. That's reasonable, but then it rejects the (correct) password. I've deleted the app and re-downloaded it. The New Yorker helpline refers me to Apple and Apple refers me to the New Yorker.
Pretty maddening, and I won't be renewing, since after all I can't read the magazine on the iPhone.
Page width 3/5
By Blue Rondo a la Turk
On the iPad 10.5, the picture page that begins a story covers the entire page width. But as you scroll into the story, the text only covers about 1/2 of the page width and hence you read from a narrow strip of text. The other half of the page width is blank and filled with the typical links to Facebook twitter etc all the time. Please make the story cover more of the page width.
No Longer Recognizes Putchases 1/5
App worked on iPhone until now. It no longer recognizes my purchases and wants me to buy each magazine again. It acknowledges my name and address but does not acknowledge email and password and does not let me download present and previous purchases. App no longer worthwhile.
Works on my first generation iPad! 5/5
By Seekonk MA
One of the few apps I can install on my iPad 1, which is stuck on iOS 5. App works fine and the content is great,of course!
What happened? 1/5
This app ruins the best magazine in America. Please fix the Ipad version. Hard to down load issues, then archives issues I've already downloaded. Please fix this now!
Irritating app 1/5
Due to the many ads on all pages of this e-mag, the print constantly jumps up and down as it loads the ads onto the page one is currently reading. Also, instead of simply being able to return to the first page (where one must watch the page up and down, again), you have to back out of your web browser, and close it. Will not renew this - I'll buy the print magazine instead.
New Yorker for iPad Pro 3/5
By Somm 88
The New Yorker app does not seem to work on my iPad Pro 10.5.
I reached out to Apple who indicated that although the app is supposed to work for iPhone and iPad that they have received feedback that it does not work on the iPad and that I should contact the app developer.
Still not able to read The New Yorker as it does not recognize my Apple subscription.
Dumped subscription 1/5
The latest update no longer recognizes my subscription. The New Yorker is great, but don't download this update until they fix this.
Great magazine, great app 5/5
By reuben from boston
A small price to pay for excellence.
The New Yorker Magazine 4/5
By D. Hill
The New Yorker Magazine is an application mostly designed for current subscribers but it has a little something for those who are not. Users familiar with other Condé Nast magazine applications such as GQ, Vanity Fair and Wired will be familiar with the layout where all issues made available are presented in a shelf section allowing you to purchase individually if a non subscriber or log in and simply download if you are a subscriber. Also included is a FAQ section. The application can both serve as a way to read the whole issues digitally or as a compliment with interactive content you can't get in print issues. For non subscribers there is a limited free preview available for the latest issue where you can read a few short story articles but none of the more famous long form content. These articles can be shared with others as well as read. The New Yorker Magazine is a well designed streamlined application that makes it easy for subscribers to manage their library on the go and non subscribers to get a taste of the monthly magazine or purchase issues they may be interested in.
No proper 12.9" iPad support 1/5
I'm not subscribing to an app with blurry text.
Great when it works.. 1/5
But doesn't more often than not. Guess I'll have to resume paper if at all. What a shame this literary institution cannot keep apace with app culture. I don't have time to fuss w/ passwords and whatnot. Buh-bne, NYer. It was fun while it lasted.
Text not Stable 1/5
One cannot read the articles because the text keeps shifting around Also articles do not open easily and pages not very responsive to swipes. Very difficult to navigate within the app even though layout is appealing
No stars 1/5
Fix this app or forget it! I don't mind print but others prefer digital. They're paying for nothing. This is the 21st century!
Latest update is buggy & creaky 1/5
Pages constantly jump and jitter at least in part due to the way ads are crammed in and placed everywhere. Can't find the Dining Out column and a search results for it brings up columns from years ago and non point to the current edition. Bad, really bad all.
Like a Monty Python skit of awfulness 1/5
You could only design an app this badly with wilful intent.
Great Content But App Is Quirky 4/5
By RB NYC
The content is the same great writing as the magazine that probably brought you to the app. For that, 4 stars. But, the app for the ipad is definitely quirky.
If you don't have an existing subscription and account, its not at all clear how to proceed. Its even trickier if you have an account but no current subscription. In the latter case, the Complete Ipad Setup didn't work - after entering everything, the app froze. After restarting, I tried the simple "subscribe" option, which did get me the iPad subscription. But i found no way to connect it with my online login.
While I think they need to update their app, the content is still worth it.
By RU Kidding?864
So I write a whole review, am forced to give this app one star, when it deserves none, then pressed "Send," only to see a message that the user name I chose was taken, and poof! My review went into the ether. (Shoulda copied, I know). I am a longtime TNY subscriber, so I try again: You'd think a media co. like Conde Nast would produce a better app. Ad intrusion is wretched. If that's all CN cares about, then they deserve to lose subscribers. Worse, though, are problems trying to link account with digital. Too bad for TNY. They're doing a great job becoming a daily go-to for news analysis, but that effort is sabotaged by poor technology.
Don't even bother 1/5
Don't even try logging into your account thinking that you will be able to access your subscription, even though you subscribed online while logged in to the website. Then good luck trying to link your subscription to your login information. There's no such option. Think you'll be able to get into your subscription by entering your account number? Good luck! You'll be getting an error message saying that it's already linked to your account. Then if you think you'll be able to contact customer support, you're bigly mistaken. The page freezes. Completely useless app. Do not waste your money. Get another subscription from a magazine organization that actually cares about its readers.
Worst App I've ever used 1/5
Don't buy a subscription if you are going to attempt use an IPad to read it. The screen flashes constantly, and I mean CONSTANTLY due to scrolling ads. I paid for a subscription and it is unreadable due to ads.
I am very disappointed that so fine a publication has such a terrible platform. I will definitely be cancelling my subscription because this app is not useable.