Ads make reading difficult 2/5
By Chris in LF IL
As I already pay for the subscription, the ads interfere with reading the articles. I’m going back to the printed magazine.
I Hate Fidelity 1/5
A Fidelity ad forcefully pops-up about 6 times per article. If this isn’t corrected, I’m cancelling my subscription.
Pop up... pop up ..pop up .. forget it 1/5
The app is brutal. You can’t go 1 minute without a 30 second pop up add interrupting your paid subscription. This is in addition to the steady flow of adds in the article that are all to easy to tap as you scroll. I could del with those. However Barrons is by no means cheap and the pop up adds are honestly the worst I have seen in a paid subscription app. Just plain terrible. Do NOT recommend.
Should be better 3/5
Content is great, but app behind to comparable providers. Some key pain points are: no offline mode and auto play on ads is super annoying.
Can’t navigate same as printed version 1/5
I’ve been reading Barron’s literally for decades. I want to read the articles in the same order as the printed version, but that’s impossible. It also forces you to read by scrolling down instead of flipping pages. Why can’t they take a hint from the Kindle??
Quotes are missing 3/5
(The support email bounced back. So sending feedback here)
Quotes characters and apostrophe are missing in the articles of the Barron’s app.
Please add the digest feature from website 4/5
Please add the morning and afternoon digest feature that is on the website.
Another disappointed old-iPad user with latest upgrade 1/5
By Joe from Yuma
What kind of business acumen does it take to see that DJ sells subscriptions, not hardware? If the app is meant as value-added to my subscription, then an app incompatible with my device is actually a disincentive toward renewal. D(J)uuuh.
Older IPads cut off from Barron's!!! 1/5
Barron's requires download of their update which does not support iPads with versions lower than 10.0. And based on reviews here is totally aware of the problem for many months now. Older iPads users can now only read off the website. Shame on you Barron's for hiring sub par techies
New app does not work on OS 9 1/5
Can't believe the smart people at Barron's would be so dumb to make a new app that does not work on IPads with prior operating system...and will not allow previous app to be used. I just cancelled my subscription.
terrible customer service
Didn’t even try listening to the problem that happened to me simply just shoved it off
Terrible app 1/5
News is old and doesn’t update quick enough. All the same news is available on many other apps for free.
Don’t waste your money on this.
Hard to believe this app continues to get worse 1/5
Pages often do not advance correctly.
Ad bloat and the requirement that each ad must download is awful.
Don.t be fooled by the 4.7 rating. Re-sort for most recent reviews and you will see that there is hardly a positive review in the last year.
Did I mention that the app also crashes often.
Cannot access Dec 15 or Dec 22 issues 1/5
Why does this app keep breaking down? This and WSJ are the most frustrating apps that I have. Very disappointing!
This is by far the worst journalism app I’ve encountered 1/5
Clunky. Buggy, and almost unusable. The markets had a most interesting week and I can’t even access my weekly December 22 magazine. I’m not sure I will renew my subscription and if I am the management at Barrons I’d be downright embarrassed.
New upgraded app will not work 1/5
By Sink swim597
The new upgraded Barron's app will not work with older iPads (#2) because the older iPad iOS cannot be upgraded above 9.3.5 and the new app requires at least 10.0. Barron's needs to come up with work around. After nearly 6 months Barron's has ignored numerous request to correct the situation. It is the only app where this has happened. My fear is that when Dow Jones also upgrades the WSJ it will happen there too. Another example of traditional media blowing it. Please revise so that older iPads can access the Barron's app.
Horrible at updating to latest issue 1/5
Inexcusable that app does not automatically update to latest issue for days after paper hits newsstands!
locks out an iOS feature 4/5
This version of Barrons prevents the user from selecting a single word to get a dictionary definition. You are permitted only to select one paragraph. Select All is also not allowed.
Maybe to better protect Dow Jones' intellectual property the app could be redesigned to present all text as a graphic, with screenshot disabled, and the screen darkened if a nearby smartphone lens is detected.
Don't want to buy a new iPad! 1/5
Barron's will not work on pre OS 10 iPads. Why? All my other subscriptions will and I refuse to buy a new iPad just to satisfy one app.
Unless I purchase a new IPad I can't read it. Not equitable.
Video Ads Have To Go 1/5
Every article now has 1 or 2 video ads within the articles that are not only distracting, but literally make me motion sick. This is a recent change. I liked the app better before the change.
Losing readers due to technology 1/5
If you only care about readers with the latest ipad then you are fine. But if you want to retain the maximum # of eyeballs then your app should be able to differentiate between ipads that have the latest ios and those that don't. The app store will not allow me to upgrade Barron's since my ipad can't use the latest IOS. So i cant read Barron's? What happened to concerns about universal access? Please fix or I can cancel my subscription. Suddenly Barron's is not a part of my weekly Sunday morning ritual.
By Sushi's Dad
My I-Pad will NOT ALLOW me to download new version...Has Barron's a fix for this or are we an insignificant blip in the Big Plan ?
Older iPad? No Barron's for YOU! 1/5
Those of us with iPads not capable of running iOS 10 can no longer even use prior compatible versions as of now. The old app tells us to download the "new and enhanced" version but we cannot because the App Store says it requires iOS 10. And the older version, while still downloadable, simply tells us to upgrade. I've never had this happen with ANY other app. It is find to not support older iOS apps but not fine to just cut off those of us who don't get the latest hardware every year. Let us use the old version unsupported! My six year old iPad 3 works fine with iOS 9 for everything I want to do .... Except read Barron's. Disappointed. maybe the website will still work.
By Earnings call geek
Thanks to an app “upgrade” I can no longer read Barron’s on my iPad. I can’t even read it using Safari on my iPad, because the website makes me download the app — which doesn’t work!
App still does not work on my iPad 1/5
This has been ongoing for about four weeks.
Can't use on a iPad 1/5
By Bernies 2
My iPad won't open the new version. My iPad is up to date. Worthless to me now
Regressive app updates 1/5
Agree completely with the other reviewers that this app seems to bet progressively worse each time. One would think that you can keep it simple and allow readers to enjoy the reading rather than trying to make it fancy and keep introducing new bugs.
The latest bug? It keeps telling me to update to the latest app, and yet there are no more updates. I am in an endless loop having tried all possible resets and clearing the cache.
Terrible product 1/5
By Sky dummy
Always problems with this software. The latest is the current infinite loop I'm in
When I start app is forces me to update app. I update app and it still forces me to update app.
The amount of testing performed before the release of new version was obviously weak as was the quality of the coding in the app
There is an arrogance at Dow Jones IT in their wsj and Barron's app. Their paper franchise is so strong they can push low quality apps on their subscribers
Doesn’t Work 1/5
By HK Regular
The app constantly prompts you to log in. Upon doing so, if you navigate back to the subscriber only article, you are prevented from viewing it unless you are logged in! The figure in the upper right corner shows you are logged in even as you get the same message that the article is for subscribers only!
Useless. Will be canceling my subscription.
You can get the app for free which is great. But In Order to read an article you have to pay 14.99$ a month. Just make people pay 14.99$ a month for the app. Business ethics people.
Simply go to the website 1/5
Or pay $15+ a month
Wish it worked properly 2/5
I use the Barron’s app on my iPad a lot, and on the iPhone some; either way, it just no longer functions properly. Recently, articles have begun to appear without any text; that makes it tough to read. And charts! Any diagram, table or chart cannot be expanded or rotated, rendering it either (a) just a smudge on the screen, or (b) massive 120-pt type where two words fill the screen. I just renewed my subscription, but if I have to read it on a desktop computer, I’ll reconsider; I’m increasingly using my mobile devices.
Stories not showing 1/5
Very often the story does not show when I click to read. Tried reloading, reinstall, updates, nothing works! Please fix the issue.
Pop up advertisement videos are annoying 1/5
As you read articles, you get rudely interrupted by their pop up marketing videos. When you pay for service, l don’t want to be interrupted by your sales marketing. If I wanted to watch advertisements I’ll turn on the television. Fix it and stop the pop up advertisements. Readers should have the option on whether they want to watch a stupid advertisement or not. The advertisement shouldn’t be forced upon them.
Intrusive ad 1/5
The experience is completely broken because of ads. The ads will auto play full screen so often that I can’t even finish reading a single article before getting frustrated.
Can’t read article without repeated pop ups 1/5
Wait I thought a paid subscription would prevent these??
Ad for HBO keeps covering the entire screen 1/5
For the last several days, it has. Evoke impossible yo use the app on the iPhone as the SF for HBO which appears in every article auto launches and covers the entire screen
Fix the App!!! 1/5
By S Erhartic
Not sure what happened to this App. It us to work great and now it locks up all the time. Half the time the links to other stories don’t work and when you try to enlarge charts and graphs they are distorted and unreadable. Please fix the App, it has been terrible for months now and I cannot take it any longer!!!
Extraordinarily poor tech support 1/5
By Running man 8967
Barron’s content is top notch, and a pleasure to read each week. That is, assuming you can actually read it given the continuous problems with the iOS app, and the extremely ineffective and ineffectual responses one receives from the tech support. All you receive is generic catch-all responses that clearly indicates tech support is not taking queries seriously or adequately researching the problem. Totally unacceptable from a subscription costing over $200 a year.
Doesn’t download full pages 1/5
By Juan Trippe
Links don’t open properly and I can’t see articles. Have tried reinstall. Can’t even figure out how to reach tech support.
Want to cancel; good luck 2/5
Online? Nope. In app? Nope. By phone? During working hours. Ha. Check terms of service. Have account number? Thought so. Phone number on account? No. Don’t fall for first month free trap.
Offline reading no longer supported 1/5
Prior to this latest app update, I could download and read an entire issue - in fact several issues - on the plane. Loved that feature as it allowed me to catch up with recent stories I’d missed. This new app requires an active internet connection, so I can no longer read on a long flight. Please restore the app to its previous functionality. Note: the Wall Street Journal app still supports offline reading. Barron’s and WSJ apps used to work identically. In this case, newer is not better.
I love barron
Great Articles, App Needs Work 4/5
The articles are the main show here and are great. Very informative and valuable.
However, the app needs some work. I get random slowdowns where I can’t scroll down the article. If you exit the app to respond to a message and return, you lose your spot in the article. Extremely frustrating.
Distracting moving, color ads for paid magazine 1/5
Despite paying a premium subscription price to access the magazine, the app cripples itself by presenting distracting, full-color, moving ads alongside every swath of black and white text. The effect is wildly distracting, and will make the app unusable for a portion of its users.
Great magazine terrible app 1/5
By Fatty Boom Boom 69
This app used to be great, but now I can’t search for articles by ticker name anymore. Any article I try to bring up says error could not load page.
Great App 5/5
Great App. Well designed and easy to navigate
Minor bug 3/5
By Barrons Fan
I read Barron’s and WSJ on the iPad. Recently, if I am mid article and let the iPad go to sleep or I lock it and then I reopen the iPad and Barron’s/WSJ app, the the same article comes up but it is reset to show the beginning of the article. So you have to scroll back to where you left off. The apps used to save your spot in the article whenever you locked and then unlocked your iPad. Basically a pain in the neck since I read these papers and their articles off and on throughout the days.