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.
Still dysfunctional 1/5
Still the pits! Nothing happens like forever when trying to scroll. Pure garbage. Read on your computer in a browser.
....crashes like it's....
Garbage App. 1/5
I read the reviews and decided to give it a shot anyways- big mistake. I usually never write bad reviews. The app didn't even open- said bad connection. When it did open it was laggy and buggy. Seriously? One of the best US magazines? This is unacceptable- get your %*#^ together New Yorker or you'll lose your readership fast. It's a buyers market when it comes to journalism guys- don't think short term and cheap out on your app development. No one wants to pay for a crap app, and will drop you like a hot potato for another arts and culture magazine. I'm honestly considering doing just that (a long time New Yorker reader).
Can't log in 1/5
Every time. Then must contact customer service who says it is fixed, and it's not. Such a shame. Want to give up the paper mag but they just can't get it together with the app.
Ads! Glitchy ads! 1/5
I paid for a subscription. Why are there half page ads everywhere causing the pages to twitch and scroll out of control? Very disappointing app.
Won't download anything :-( 1/5
Horrible. Doesn't do anything other then say "close the app and try again".
Can't download any issues 1/5
What a piece of crap
By Liz Russell 2
Can't link my current subscription. I only get a prompt to subscribe, so I can't see any articles and am prompted to buy everything.
All my Conde Nast subscriptions are crashing 2/5
By Morgan Ward
New Yorker, Wired, and GQ open then crash. Please fix!
Please Fix this App 1/5
By cool as a cucumber
Getting very tired of being told to enter my subscription info every time I use this app, only to be told this user already has a subscription. Please Condé Nast I love your magazines, put some work into fixing your apps. Thank you
Paid for full year 1/5
Don't have access!!! Can't contact anyone, can't cancel...
Hello? Is the mike on? 1/5
Good god, New Yorker, have you no shame? Your apps don't work, won't register my account, won't register my wife's separate account on either iPhone or iPads. You don't respond to email customer service. A travesty for such a fine magazine. What - do you resent digital media or what? Why aren't you fixing this? Hello, app intern? Hire some pros to save your business. Surely Condé Nast has people to fix this.
Horrible app 1/5
Locks up, cannot read anything. Tried to cancel my subscription after one day but was unable to. A waste of my money.
Terrible app 1/5
This app is a POS sadly. It never remembers that I'm a subscriber and prompts me to subscribe every time I go into it. It's harder to navigate than it needs to be once I actually manage to get into an issue and start reading. I want to use it so badly but it makes everything so frustrating I just give up. Thinking about unsubscribing because of the frustration. Hopefully it gets better soon!
Zero stars- totally useless 1/5
I can log in through any web browser but the app is useless. It's never recognized my subscription, but when I try to link it, it tells me it's already registered, which then directs me to sign in, at which point it fails to recognize my subscription again in a never-ending cycle. I'll stick to the paper magazine for now but am incredibly disappointed in how useless their app is.
Great content, terrible app 1/5
I subscribed and unsubscribed within a week. The content is great but the app makes the content incredibly difficult to access.
The user interface is not at all intuitive and the places to "click" are not intuitive (and take you to unhelpful locations).
With some major renovations, I'd resubscribe. However, it's not worth $9/mo to have a difficult time accessing content.
Poor Interface 1/5
Love the content. Hate the delivery. They're trying to make it act too much like reading a paper magazine instead of writing a great app that works the way we already use our phones & tablets. The interface is clumsy and doesn't work at all as expected. It doesn't even always work like they describe in their help files.
I doubt anyone who works on this app is reading these reviews. I couldn't use my login, and when I tried to contact customer Service using the online form, I got partway through the form and then it vanished. Twice.
Works fine, but why such a space hog 3/5
The content is fantastic -- I get the print magazine as well as the digital, and I really like being able to find an issue again when I finally get around to tossing out that huge stack,
But iPad storage is limited, and this app takes up over 1 GB of space even when I have NO issues downloaded. What gives?
Too much trouble 1/5
I have a digital subscription through Amazon. This works great, I just open my Kindle or IPad & download the magazine each week.
However, TNY sends emails the newest daily highlights I might be interested. Usually, I would be interested in most of the articles, but am only able to download, or just open, 1-2 articles. A that point I get a notice that I have read all of my free articles, then prompts me to sign in my subscription in order to keep reading.
An exception is, if you signed up for the subscription thru Amazon, you have to call Amazon to get them to somehow "fix" the problem.... each time you want to rad one of their daily articles. Well this just is not worth the trouble !
I thought maybe this app would be able to remedy the issue. After reading all the negative reviews here, I am not going to bother with this app.
Garbage articles, even worse app. 1/5
This publication has gone south, this app has gone... souther? Not worth the subscription anymore, sad.
Complete piece of crap 1/5
Like everyone who subscribes, I love the New Yorker. But this app couldn't be worse. Forget the digital part of your subscription - the app has so many bugs and snags as to make it worthless. Thanks Condé Nast and the New Yorker for slighting all of us with useless technology.
Lost a subscriber 1/5
After being a subscriber for two+ years, the app wasn't giving me access to current issues even after the automatic renewal. Two messages to the app support went unanswered, and when I contacted iTunes support, they (without consulting me) canceled my subscription and are giving me a refund. Frankly don't know if I will re-subscribe (NB for more than the renewal!)... great content, but really crap support. Get it together!
The App is a Disaster 1/5
I've been a long-time reader of The New Yorker and the contents are amazing, but the app is a total disaster. They really need to update it -- The New York Times' app is way better than this.
(STILL?!?!) Please update to support 12.9" iPad Pro 1/5
The iPad Pro has been out for nearly a year. How about an update so we don't have terrible, hard to read, fuzzy text?
(Update: Dec 2016) Still no iPad Pro version. Unbelievable!!! Why?? I love the New Yorker but am forced to read it on paper, as it's essentially unreadable on the 12.9" iPad Pro.