Not kind to people with low vision 2/5
I am one of the millions of people who has age-related macular degeneration. I found it difficult to read this publication for the following reasons:
1. Some of the pages could be enlarged on my iPad and some could not, even within the same story.
2. The bars at the top and bottom stayed on a very short time. The top bar was difficult to read because the print was black on dark blue.
3. I prefer to be able to view in landscape mode rather than being locked in to portrait mode.(If all pages could be enlarged, landscape mode would allow for larger letters.)
I enjoy the content of this publication, but I will soon have to stop reading it if changes are not made.
Thanks for allowing me to share my frustrations.
Too many ads 1/5
Had hoped to access AARP content on my iPad. Two terrible things about this app:
1. It does not include all of the content from the print version of the Bulletin. Honestly, how hard could that be?
2. Every other page is an ad. Not kidding, every other page. Makes for a rotten browsing experience.
Deleting app now. Disappointed.
Thanks For Nothing 1/5
App no longer works in landscape mode on IPAD. I am allergic to inks so guess I won't be reading your articles.
IPAD 5 IOS 11.4
AARP PUBLICATIONS CROSS WORD PUZZLE 1/5
Cross word puzzle keep clearing out all answers (NO, I am not hitting the clear button). Very frustrating and so not worth it!! But, then again.... AARP membership isn’t worth anything either!
No Save or share 3/5
Worth 5 stars when I can share and save.
AARP publications 1/5
Login issue still not fixed (November 2018). Don’t waste your time.
Can’t login. Still broken 4 years later 1/5
Still broken are tech support clueless
To Old. . . 1/5
This is not the app for me.
Very informative 5/5
I have been a AARP subscriber since I became 50 and the hard copy of the magazine and bulletin always have a ton of information. The IPad application is a time saver because I can read both products on the go and forget about the hard copies.
I wonder if it is also available for kindle
Still not working 1/5
I read that they fixed the sign in problem so I thought I’d try the app again. STILL NOT WORKING!
Great app & info 5/5
I enjoy the magazine and bulletin and always get something from it.
Mediocre app that is unstable UPDATE 2/5
By JWM CPO
Have been receiving emails from developer saying, “The log in issue has been fixed” but it hasn't. The only way I could get in was to delete and reinstall and then change my password.
Raised my review to 2 stars for the effort, but without instructions on how to get it to work, it's another time sink. Still a mediocre app with ineffective support.
Original review: I prefer to read AARP mags on my iPad but the app has been broken for months. Changed password, deleted and reloaded app, but still can’t log into app. Can log in using browser so I’m pretty sure this an app bug. Not worth wasting more time on a buggy app...
Great APP 5/5
By jerry Fry
AARP Publications now is an app that works great. Thank you for correcting the login problem. This app puts AARP Publications together in one place. Works perfect. Everyone in AARP should use this app. Thank you.
Works well 4/5
App appears to work well. Read an article or two.
Excellent app for their periodicals! 5/5
I read 95% of my books and magazines digitally. I was still reading aarp periodicals physically and scanning articles that I wanted to keep. Well, no more! I can now read and keep articles that interest me on my iPad. Less clutter😊.
I subscribe to over 15 digital periodicals and this app is on par with most of the other apps like Condé Nast. I have no complaints and I thank aarp for putting their magazines in Digital form for consumption!!
Does not work 1/5
By Tucson Tom
After jumping through numerous hoops, all the App does when I try to log in is sit there and spin the gear. Waste of time.
Can’t logon 1/5
By Bob Cornely
Unable to log on the screen just freezes
Unable to log in 1/5
By Ka Honu
Unable to log in since latest iPad update. Just keeps loading and never finishes
OK App 4/5
App works fine for me. I use only to read articles. Works for me.
Complete Waste of Time 1/5
I’ve been a permanent member for several years and wanted to access some archive articles on AARP Bulletin. After 8 attempts to log on, I gave up. Totally not ready for prime time. I like AARP, but this makes me seriously doubt their competence.
Won’t log in 1/5
Tried this app on my iPad Air 2 running IOS 11, when I enter my username and password, it shows the spinning progress indicator and won’t go any further. App won’t let me do anything without logging in, so it’s basically useless.
Can’t log in 1/5
While I can log in to the AARP website, I cannot log in from the app. Tried everything :-(
Unable to login on my iPad using the same email address and password that I use to login to the website.
Useless since I can’t log on 1/5
I cannot log in to the AARP Publications Tablet App on my iPad Pro 9.7 running iOS 11.2.1 - I’ve tried deleting and reinstalling the app, verified that the email and password are correct and tried to log in several days apart — it gets stuck at the login pop up, the progress dial keeps spinning and I have to close it. The same credentials work perfectly when I log in to the AARP Now App on the same iPad and also when I log in to the website so this should have worked seamlessly.
Happy with online publications 4/5
I receive the print versions of both AARP Bulletin and magazine which I like to read, but it's not always convenient to carve out the time. Now I can browse through the current or some past issues at my convenience.
First time use 5/5
I downloaded the app quite some time ago. Today I used it for the first time. I was very pleased with it and expect to make it part of my regular reading selection. Nice job.
Love the magazines 5/5
One of the perks for me with having AARP membership has always been their publications. Being able to read them on my iPad is a real treat. Easy to use app and good reads will keep me coming back. Thanks, AARP!
The app works fine for reading. I have had no issues so far.
Doesn't work with iOS 9.3.5 1/5
By Walter R
I have a 5-year-old iPad that can't be upgraded from iOS 9.3.5. The AARP app doesn't allow me to log on, although the username and password work fine on my computer.
Fair, it with limitations 4/5
Works mostly as one would expect, with swiping sideways moving to new items, down to continue with a longer piece. The multimedia is mostly useful. The limitation come with saving, sharing and book marking. Bookmarking works, but as usual, only when the issue is loaded, which wouldn't be a problem if one could save or share a page. Doesn't work with Instapaper, my preferred software, and one can't post pages or quotes. I.e. It's not designed well for Social Media, or really the 21st century. Rather, it's a fancy magazine that fits on one's iPad, and can't move or be shared.
Confusing APP 3/5
By Don Giroux
First, I can't get this to go horizontal on my IPad. Second, articles are confusing as to which way to scroll. I end up losing what I was reading and looking at something entirely new. Very frustrating
Slow and Bloates 1/5
Uses 1.1 Gig of memory. Won't open and locks my iPad. Awful.
Does not work on my IPad Air 2 with a current operating system. Should have read the reviews before I installed it. The App has to be updated. Will not open! Worthless.
Love it 5/5
By Katakura Town
I love all the great stories
Can't login 1/5
By Virtual Mike
My email plus password works for other AARP sites and apps, but it won't for this one, and AARP doesn't seem to offer support for its apps.
Can't log on 1/5
Login problems 2/5
Upgrade to iPad Air 2 with IOS 10 and the publication app will not allow my login. The AARP website works fine, just not the publications. Changed password still nothing. The app worked fine on the old IPad.
Please fix this.
Can't sign in for bulletins and publications. Even changed password. I guess in order to receive this benefit a tree may need to come down. So sad. Can someone help?
Can't login 1/5
I am unable to login - I'm using the correct credentials. Please fix!!! This app is useless if I can't login.
Good app 4/5
This app has great graphics and is easy to use. However, I think it frustrating that AARP makes you download so many apps for their various services. For an organization that gears itself to an older community you would think they might make it more concise for the possibly (not implying here - I said possibly) less tech savvy.
Download Magazines 5/5
I love this app for the downloadable magazines. They are easy to navigate.
Bad app recommendation by AARP 1/5
By WV Rose
I just tried the CareZone app your last magazine recommended. This app didn't scan one rx bottle, said type in instead. It made you register before you even tried. It's a way for them to get your info and sell it to everyone. I can't believe AARP recommended it. It's the last time I'll use anything recommended by AARP. Too and I can give no stars.
Also, I don't appreciate the constant AARP related advertisements mailed to me all the time. Take a break and really help protect us from identify theft by stopping all the mail.
App does not work 1/5
It is virtually impossible to use this app, it is ridiculous. It does not work.
Worked well for me 5/5
I read a lot of publications on my iPad and this one is just fine. Slick, easy, did what it was supposed to do.
App not working well. 1/5
This updated app is not working very well. You either can't download an issue or delete one you got lucky to download. Have emailed the issue on their website and hopefully will get it fixed.
Great titles but can't tell if reading everything there 4/5
It's nice to the have AARP articles so handy, but sometimes the articles seem to progress down and others to the right. There are sometimes points to click on and then can't get back to the original articles. These multiple directions, clicks are distracting from the original articles. While I am on-line a lot reading, sometimes it might be easier to return to a hard copy book or magazine.
Terrible to navigate! 1/5
Just unbelievably terrible.
Didn't have everything 3/5
Didn't have everything that was listed to choose available to download. Kinda a bummer
Very Interactive 5/5
Great app!! Great information!