If they don't fix it, I'm gone! 1/5
Latest update does not allow me to access previous downloads including the special issues I purchased through the app. The special issue purchases were on top of the subscription so I'm out those unless they fix it. Lost is the Library button to view personal library. Customer service pointed me to iTunes, iTunes pointed me to the app developer which is Time. No help! The app used to work great but certainly broken now.
Can’t access past magazines since app change 1/5
Since the new app update, Its impossible for me to see any of the issues on the app. The stories are available, but the issues never load. I’ve signed in and out, but nothing works. Please try to fix this for me.
Go Back to the old version! 1/5
The old app was soooo much better. This “new” version essentially is a pdf of the magazine with a poorly organized UI. The old app opened to a beautiful shelf of all the magazine covers. Simply just tap and go. This new app complicates things so much more and for no good reason. The app is far less clean looking. Deeply disappointed.
Latest review crashes regularly 1/5
This version of TIME has to show a red time screen to a long period before getting to the magazine. Then it crashes. Try to read for less tab an hour, forget it. It takes 10 minutes to get it to boot. Then it looses your place.
Finally, loading a magazine takes forever and deleting must be done one at a time.
Who programmed this thing? I need to go back to the paper copy!
Whoever programmed this should be fired. I have been reading time for over 40 years. THIS will make me stop!
Continues to frustrate. I am canceling my subscription.
Downloading issues no longer works 1/5
When downloading issues for offline use, clicking them when offline leaves you with a blank white screen. Useless on an airplane!
the new updated app is awesome 5/5
I live this new app.
The new app is real mobile app and shows the content in mobile optimized view. I am 100% satisfied with the app and hope this app remains as it is and never get altered
My old review:
This is not a mobile app but just image of the paper magazine. I can't read the content because it is not optimized for mobile. I lost interesting in reading digital version.
Used to be Great! Now it’s just a photocopy. 1/5
By Finger pointer
If you have had this subscription in the past you know how great it once was. It used to have interactive media. Now it's just a scrolling pdf. I recently subscribed again and wish I had not. I expect more from Time. It’s clunky trying to expand without moving to the next page or navigate at all. Why did Time choose to take such a backward step?
No access to iTunes purchases since new app. 1/5
Since updating to the latest app, I no longer have access to my subscription purchased through iTunes! I have restored my iTunes purchases, but that doesn’t work and none of them become available. Hard to believe that an app could be released without checking this!
I contacted customer service last week and reported this issue, but the responses that I got have been largely nothing to do with the problem and of no help at all, it was as if they didn’t even read my emails, just sent standard replied. To repeat, I had no problem with the previous version of the app, since this one came out, even after restoring my iTunes purchases all of the issues covered by my subscription are locked. I have deleted the app, reinstalled and tried again many times. I have paid for my subscription, it is valid through January 2018 and yet I have no access to my issues!
Tried again as I have done everyday so far to restore purchases and today it worked, have access to my subscription again!
Newest Version is horrible 1/5
The older version of this app was easy and perfectly fine. Now I️ cannot even purchase or download a single issue. The only option it allowed me to select was to subscribe. So I️ then went online and paid $50+ for a subscription and then logged in on the app. It still did not work. I️ am still unable to purchase or download a copy of a single issue.
Font Too Small to Read 2/5
By Jim NY
In the past, the iPad version was wonderful — 5 stars. Then they converted to pdf and it was so illegible that it was useless. Was 1 star but upgraded to 2 11/17 since you can now actually read it without a microscope. However, no bookmarks, doesn’t keep your place so you have to try to remember what you were reading, then actually try to find it, which is not so easy. Probably will not renew. By the way, Newsweek is still very readable in the iPad format and holds your place.
Subscription lost with app update 1/5
Subscribed into 2018, but get only 15 pages per issue, with offers to extend subscription. "Restore purchases" does nothing.
Asked to sign in, but email address not accepted.
Update doesn't work 1/5
This update doesnt work on my iPad.
Much improved 4/5
New version is much improved over the previous version that was a glorified PDF. The new reader view solves the issue of having to zoom to read articles and the pagination bugs appear to have been fixed.
Wow! A step backwards. 2/5
Why mess with something that works fine? The update is slower and much less appealing. Please don’t update unless you like frustration, poor navigation and a less attractive product.
“New” app is merely a reader view—what?! 1/5
Review of Time’s “new” app (11/17)
It took a year for Time to release a new app to replace their PDF magazine view. The only difference is now we can put an article in reader view—a feature available on mobile devices for years. What took so long?! And there’s still no easy scrolling or bonus features. Stop hanging on to your print magazine layout and go back to your fabulous digital app of 2015.
My review from a year ago:
I only read Time on my iPad so I have it wherever I go. Now it's just a worthless PDF of the print version. Photos split across two screens, font too small, no bonus content. I'm so disappointed! And this seems to be the only place for feedback since Time doesn't allow posts on its Facebook or Twitter feeds. The whole digital department must have been let go. Epic Fail
Huge improvement 4/5
By Eric S .
Much happier with new TIME app that was just released.
Landscape use on iPad feels natural and is easy to use. Double tap to zoom in on single page of two page layout, for text that is easy to read, and double tap again to zoom back out. Reader view for longer articles is clean & enjoyable to read. Finally have the ability (in Reader view) to select words & look them up in iOS dictionary, as well as save/share selections of text.
Only remaining wish is to be able to save entirety of select articles (text & images) to Evernote for personal reference & easy search.
Thank you TIME for the big upgrade!
Bait and Switch 3/5
By Midwest Music Master
I decided to buy the app based on the free trial you get when you first download the app. What a sweet presentation that was full of dynamic news and graphs and charts you could manipulate and interact with. This is great, I though. The future of magazines. Content you can manipulate and see different views of. Then when you actually buys the subscription, what you really get is a high resolution scan of the actual magazine. Nothing to interact with, just the regular pages scaled down to an iPad. What a disappointment. The only reason I gave it three stars is the content is still OK to read so not a total loss. But this is not the future of digital magazines.
Love it 4/5
Love the convenience of digital copies. Wish it covers more variety of topics.
After app update, can't download issue 1/5
The app was just updated. After signing in and restoring purchases, tried to download an issue and it's stuck at 5%. Went to Settings and clicked on Send App Feedback and mentioned the same thing, but when I clicked Send, nothing happened. No confirmation of Send. I have no idea if they got my feedback. What a pain!
I love it 5/5
I love because I can read Time anywhere I go. But I specially like the one for iPad because the letters are bigger
At a time when other magazines are being inclusive and adding digital access for print subscribers, Time actually removes it for loyal customers. Terrible business model and good way to eliminate repeat subscribers.
What don't I understand? I feel like I should be able to print out a copy of the article but I can't. Me or the app?
L-a-n-d-s-c-a-p-e mode 1/5
Seriously, bring back landscape mode.
Really poor 1/5
Navigating this app is anything but intuitive, getting to past issues impossible. I’ve read the print edition forever, but this electronic one is terrible.
new app is terible 2/5
I agree with the many reviewers who gave it a low rating when TIME came out with a new app many months ago because it was no longer user-friendly. It's like reading a PDF in small print. I have to enlarge each page to read it but when enlarged it doesn't swipe to the next page; I have to reduce it first. What bothers me most is that these complaints have been ongoing for months and TIME doesn't do anything about it. The old app was great and had much special digital content and was easy to read. If the management doesn't wake up to these problems that's the end of TIME for me
Content isn’t optimized for digital readers 1/5
This app merely displays a non-optimized print version of the magazine on your device. The content is not optimized at all for a digital reader like an iPhone, or iPad. The magazine is very difficult to read, scale/size, and navigate.
Missing key component 2/5
It's a good app for reading an issue, but what if you want to share an article? I don't seem to be able to send one out.
Time magazine 1/5
The font is too small. I think it should be designed like nook, which makes the text more reader friendly. You also need to add the feature that allows you to look up the definition of a word.
I already subscribe 1/5
By Dr. Goose
Why should I pay again when I already subscribe to the print version.
Stop stealing money from my bank account 1/5
Don't know how you got my bank account information but my bank is handling your false charges. Stop stealing debit and credit card numbers, I'm sorry no one wants to subscribed to your magazine. Y'all are scandals
By Dave from Pismo
The new format is very difficult to read.
The format for leaving a review is just as bad. Nickname? Give me a break!
Updated Review - disappointed w/new ver 1/5
The previous version of the app was excellent, tailoring content to mobile devices and providing some digital-only content. The changes have downgraded the "app" into a database of PDF-type files that are very difficult to read on my iPhone. In my opinion, it does not even meet minimum requirements for a "mobile app." I would be willing to pay a small fee for a real mobile app, but at this point I will have to cancel my long-time subscription, as the current version is essentially unusable.
Digital Time 3/5
I have always loved Time. It is convenient to have the past and present issues in my IPhone and IPad instead of piled in a corner of my den. However, I wish the app was more interactive.
Disappointing app for a great magazine 2/5
The magazine is excellent, but the iPad / iPhone app is useless and unreadable; it is just a PDF of the print version with no way to enlarge the tiny print.
Not customized for mobile anymore 1/5
By RJ S.
Renewed my subscription after it expired October last year. Shocked to see that now it's just scans of the magazine pages and not customized for the great mobile reading experience they had. Apple support got me a refund.
Good photos 1/5
By Garrett DN
Topics are broad.
Font is medium...not sure why everyone is complaining.
Substance is small.
Publication continually shows political bias and considers suspicion of misconduct a guilty verdict. It would be nice if journalism presented the facts and not the journalist's opinion.
The worst ap ever
I agree, these updates make the app useless 1/5
Bring back the previous version of the app, otherwise it's not worth the price. Have to take a break to adjust my eyes and the whole effect is just boring. I cannot understand what you guys were thinking with this update? Did someone actually approve this as something better?
Jump through hoops and still have no access
Unbalanced Reporting 1/5
The quality of the material which Time puts out these days is severely lacking. No different than the fake news that CNN offers. What a shame to see a since 'Was Once Great' publication go down the road of poor writing, slanderous articles, and one sided politics.
Absence of Sorting Option 3/5
Whoever designed the application failed to include the simple and useful feature of being able to find only the magazines one has bought
I like the "PDF" view much better. Just wish they would increase the resolution a bit on the phone version. It already looks grainy even when you zoom in just a little. iPad version looks is much better resolution and looks great!
Please change it back! 1/5
It is useless!
Has not worked for months 1/5
By Philip S. Bellingham
I am a print subscriber but have not been able to download content for six months now. Customer service has had no luck helping.
Great App,Place For Reviews,Not Complaining About Politics! 5/5
I'm not sure why so many people are dissatisfied with this app. It's great and it gives me access to the magazine on the go. I also love that the newest issue shows up days before it hits the newsstands, or in my case, my mailbox. Seems like a lot of whining about simple things that I obviously don't have an issue with. Don't see any issues with app itself as far as complicated usage or print size. Increase your font in the settings and see if that helps. Very pleased with ability and convenience to have Time Magazine access on the go. If you're having issues getting the app to work, call Time as their Customer Service is great and very helpful before leaving a bad review. I had an issue getting the app to work. Called customer support and problem was solved in minutes. Also, what device are you viewing this app on, iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone?
A review is not the place to complain about political ideology or complain about an article that you don't like. Instead of leaving a bad review, get a Twitter to complain.
SHAME ON YOU STUPID TIME MAGAZINE!!! 1/5
By It was the best when I got it
I read a recent article on their app and they were reporting about a recent election and there was a very anti republican thing today, despite the fact that republicans weren't actually supposed to win. They are fake news!!!
Shame on you STUPID TIME MAGAZINE!!!!
This is one of the worst digital magazine apps I've ever tried to use. I've just spent 30 minutes trying to successfully log in and access my magazines. I've been a print subscriber for 30+ years. After loading the app, I click on the app tile and the library of past issues appears. Where do I log in? I finally click on "subscribe" and one option is for people that already have a subscription. Yay! But it insists that I create a password. I already have a password. I enter my print account number and it recognizes me. BUT THERE'S NOWHERE TO LOG IN!!!
Bad implementation on mobile devices 1/5
Why don't you learn from economist app.
Bye Time 2/5
I'm sorry Time. I love you but it's time to move on.
I requested a refund for my future subscriptions today because the mobile app is so bad.
I hope one day it changes and I'll be glad to subscribe again.
I love time magazine.