Used to be amazing 1/5
What happened guys? This used to be amazing. Audio gone! Cant even read fonts are too small. You need to zoom in and that gives problems as well. I request a refund.
What happened to the font sizes? 1/5
I emailed customer service asking about this change and expressing my displeasure. Their answer was as follows:
"The format for the digital edition has been changed. It is now a print replica format"
I have since canceled my subscription and am awaiting a refund. No point in having this application on an iPad as it is essentially unusable now.
Unreadable now on iPad. Worthless. Waaaay too small to see. Are you trying to get subscribers to drop?
What happened with this app? 1/5
It used to be great on the mobile version but now is unreadable on my phone. Guess I will go back to google news and not renew my subscription.
Please bring back previous format 1/5
I'm a long time reader and I loved your digital app. It was really the best app on my iPhone. I could actually read a magazine well on my phone. The change in 2017 to just a PDF-style rendition of the physical magazine is a big step backwards. Please bring back the old functionality!
WHAT HAPPENED????? 2/5
This was a great app for reading the magazine on line then all of a sudden it changed. It was easy to read and follow articles and sections. Now I might as well carry the magazine with me - it's easier to read. Very unhappy and disappointed ☹️☹️☹️
Worst app to read news/magazine on phone 1/5
The recent version has made this the worst app to read time magazine on phone
It appears as a collection of photos of paper copy rather than easy to read and easy to navigate options. Previous version was mobile friendly if you can't have that at least there should be settings to allow users to choose a format which will enable reading articles by flipping and sliding mobile screen size pages rather that a photograph of a paper copy.
WHAT HAPPENED 1/5
Celebrate the new year by needing a magnifying glass to read the magazine now...not sure if this is a cost cutting measure or just poor design but wish I could get my money back.
I've had Time for many years, even pre-digital, and over the years I did come to read the digital version almost exclusively. Unfortunately the change to a PDF format means the type is too small and the pitch/zoom to read is annoying. Also missing the interactive content.
No refunds, I'm sure, so I'll probably just let my subscription run out and not renew.
Very disappointed 1/5
I have been a subscriber for years. This version is probably good for an iPad but horrible for an iPhone. Last year's version was still clumsy but tolerable. I hope they change it back.
Terrible digital edition 1/5
Worthless digital edition. Issue of January 23, 2017 is a collection of static pages with tiny fonts. It looks like a quick scan version of the printed edition. Time just killed the best digital magazine in the market. I don't like it even free. Way to go Time.
Terrible New Format 1/5
The new non-landscape, small print is terrible. What a huge regression.
Change for the worse 1/5
By Ohiogirl 51
I'm a longtime subscriber and often read articles on my phone. Up until 2 weeks ago, the digital version was readable and mostly wonderful. Now, as far as I can tell, they've made a PDF of the print magazine and posted it. This makes it impossible to read on a phone. This makes me sad since my print edition is often delivered late.
Very uncomfortable to read 1/5
I've been using the Time app quite awhile and have to agree with the other reviewers. It has gotten progressively worse. Typeface is way too small and uncomfortable to read. Working only in portrait view is odd and limiting. Lacks all digital advantages. Not sure what's going on at Time but it can't be good. They've lost their digital mojo. It's becoming too uncomfortable to bother with. Unfortunate because it's a fine magazine failing to modernize.
Love the magazine, HATE the app 1/5
Congrats - you guys just killed this app by making it impossible to read on a mobile device. When you reformatted the magazine to work on a smartphone it was a great app to read on the go. Now all you've done is scan in the pages of the print edition so you have to pinch, zoom and scroll just read one page! USELESS. Bring back the reformatted version!!
Difficult to read 1/5
Changed format with change of administration. Think they don't want you to the read a trusted(?) news source? I hope not, but either way it's not worth subscribing and reading on the app in the current format.
Tiny font is terrible 1/5
This used to be one of the best iPad apps for magazine reading. New layout is unreadable on my iPad mini. Zooming in is not a solution. Would rather cancel subscription.
What the...?! 1/5
The app used to be pretty good! I could read most things with ease from my iPhone 6. There were some small issues with scrolling around some of the larger graphics, but I pretty pleased. Now I just get a scan of the magazine that is so tiny I need to zoom to read it. And the zoom in the app is terrible and hardly works. It only seems to be that way for the latest issue (Jan 16, 2017); my older issues work the way I like. Please, Time, fix your app!!
Okay app, text in 2017 too small 2/5
The Time Magazine app was okay for a long time. However, in 2017, it seems he text is tiny. Could we please get an update to fix this? Constantly zooming in makes it tough to read
By Mr. Vermont
I loved this app for reading on my iPhone but since changing to a PDF format it is impossible to use - even on my Fire 10.1 tablet it more trouble than it is worth. From 5 stars to minus 1
Can I give it a half star? 1/5
By T Beyer
I previously gave it one star review when they dropped landscape orientation. Now they seem to have gone to a really tiny font that you have to zoom in and scroll around to be able to read. Much cheaper for them, those cheap skates. Hey Time, go see how the New Yorker does it.
One half star for you.
(I still like the content though.)
------- Here is my previous review from dropped landscape orientation. ----------
Tap and rotate? Bah!
Let's see. The beloved landscape orientation is no longer working. Among many other grievances that makes the light box photos too small. But wait! Here' a button that says tap and rotate 90 degrees. OK. I tap and rotate. OOPS, Time in all its wisdom has decided that the way I usually rotate is WRONG! Okay I'll rotate the other way. Ahhhh, there's the photo. Now I'll just swipe to go to the next photo. OOPS, can't do that. So guess I'll have to rotate back, swipe to get to the next photo, tap and rotate and rotate back and tap and ... oh forget it. I'm going to go read the New Yorker.
(Do you people do any user interface beta testing?)
Small print, cutting corners 1/5
No landscape view; the app used to feature a tablet version, but now it seems like it's just a PDF of the print version, which means the font is super small & hard to read. It also used to have some video links and other interactive features that made it well worth the subscription price.
Time's journalism is still first rate; but I probably wont resubscribe because of how much the tablet app has gone downhill.
Canceling Time Magazine 1/5
By Edna R. Rider
Time changed the digital format recently. It's not possible to read the magazine on an iPhone anymore. I have the iPhone 7 Plus. That's the biggest iPhone. I'm not too old to read small print. What a shame.
What happened to modern? 1/5
Why would a modern magazine like time go away from an app modernized for mobile device to a PDF version of the magazine that you can barely read. What a disgrace to start the new year with! I may be canceling my subscription soon if this doesn't change soon.
Changing to a PDF format after being a true digital magazine all these years?! You owe a lot of people a refund! What a joke!
I can't understand why Time would go backward, rather than forward with their technology. The new online version is like a PDF version of the print magazine, rather than a mobile-friendly version as they used to have. Are they tying to become obsolete?
Font too small now 1/5
I was happy with this app until they changed the font & made it so small. I hope enough people complain so that they change it back! Also, the digital features are gone. I hope it was just this one issue...
Why the small print 3/5
I am a long time print subscriber and user of the digital app for several years. I suspect that many of Time's readers, including the digital app, are, like me, over 50. Yet recent updates to both the Time app and the SI app have switched to using very small print. One of the advantages of both apps has always been that they were easier to read. That is less true today. Please consider going back to the earlier format with larger fonts.
The font on the current issue is so small that it is unreadable. Yes I know I can zoom in but that shouldn't be necessary. Bring back the old format.
Just keeps getting worse 1/5
This app used to be great, properly formatted for landscape mode, articles paged horizontally and scrolled vertically as god (Jobs?) intended. Latest version just looks like a PDF of the print version with type so small you have to window in to read exacerbated by being forced into portrait mode. Love the content but may have to consider a different news source since this is so user hostile.
Digital Version No More 1/5
Time used to make a digital version of the magazine that downloaded to the app. Now it is just a "PDF" of the paper magazine. It is very hard to read in the app, probably impossible on any size i-phone or mini i-pad. Maybe it work on the jumbo i-pad. On a standard i-pad you hve to enlarge to read, then shrink to go to the next page. It is an awful experience. Must have been a cost cutting move. If they go back to the "true" digital version then it is a good app. As it stands today, maybe a 1 star! And No More Digital Extras
Now a worthless app 1/5
By Unhappy Mike 44
As of the most recent issue (1/16) this has switched to a PDF version of the print edition. Digital business suicide by Time - just like Sports Illustrated a couple of months ago. The world moves forward and Time moves backward. Morons!
Looks like Time has switched to the same unreadable (font too small) app as SI. Pity. Readers over 50. Goodbye.
Awful, just AWFUL. Sad!
Audio gone .. No longer a good subscription 1/5
By Won't refund & does not work
This used to be my very favourite app and favourite magazine subscription because I was able to listen to the articles on the go. With such a busy life, we don't have time to sit down and read the full magazine so it was an incredible treat to have the audio feature and have the articles read during your commute at Cetera. Time has taken this out of The app recently, we are not sure why, we likely will have to cancel our subscription because we simply are not getting enough sit down time to read it.
OK But There's Lots of Room For Improvement 3/5
By JPB 9871
App still needs much work.
Works very for me. I can't understand what some complain about. Issues download fine and I have no problem reading them on the multiple devices I have. I enjoy getting more than on the printed edition.
Get it together Time ! Your becoming irrelevant.
Can't believe an app for a company of Time's caliber is so awful. Deleting it.
Time magazine App 1/5
It's virtually impossible to download the new issues for subscribers, I have to try for days before I can finally accomplish download, it used to work better before. I don't think I will renew my subscription.
Very good information 4/5
Very good info. Hopefully in the near future more dynamic features. I payed for content and I am content
Unable to sign in 1/5
By Arun SRK
I'm a subscriber and I've reset digital passed multiple times still unable to sign in..customer care keeps sending me link to reset pass wd and it doesn't work..paper is only way to go for me now..sad
It is ok but it crashes sometimes. It would be much better to read it in landscape mode; it needs work
Extremely buggy app. Extremely left biased source.
Bunch of crooks running the magazine and wrote the app. They charge my credit card every year but the digital subscription on the app never works
Just doesn't work 1/5
I'm so tired of all this. I subscribed to Time Magazine. I was SUPPOSE TO GET the magazine delivered to my home address and then I paid extra for digital access and archival issues.
All I actually get is a Time app that does nothing except ADVERTISE ITSELF, send me way too many emails that I can't even open unless I pay them more money. I am constantly told to sign in with more required personal information and still NOTHING happens!
Don't get into this mess!
What a worthless app! 1/5
How can Time magazine charge for a magazine that you can't even read in landscape on a IPad? This is a joke! I subscribed thinking how convenient it would be to read their magazine, but after searching and finding confusing help screens that show menus that evidently are no longer available, it appears that you HAVE to hold the IPad in portrait mode...like you do with those crappy old apps written only for the phones, not IPads. So, I need to get a different case for my IPad if I want to read their app? Are you freakin' kidding me? In the year 2016? Time magazine? Who is the bright guy who convinced his boss that this was acceptable? Must be the same guy who was advisor to Montgomery Wards, CompUSA, the one who convinced Sears to buy Kmart ...yeah, that bright guy!
Great app, first rate journalism 5/5
Time delivers, the app is perfect, easy to read wit first rate journalism and gorgeous photography. A must have in my opinion.
Can't use the app without renewing subscription 1/5
Does the digital version cost extra? I don't want auto renew!
What happened to the audio? 1/5
Are used to love this app but for some reason the audio selection is no longer available which means I'm not using it as one should not be reading while driving their car.
Nice app! 5/5
Nice app, but I wish it would rotate so I can read it with the iPad horizontal.