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
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.
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.
Does not save place, other issues too 1/5
When you click on some link or stock quote and then try to go back to the main article, you are ALWAYS brought back to the top of the article. I waste so much time just scrolling and scrolling.
Also, clicking on a table to magnify it opens it but with half the rows blacked out and completely unreadable.
Please fix ASAP!
Does not show stories now. Only titles. The website is way better.
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.
Let me know when the app is out of beta test 1/5
Hard to keep track of where you are in reading the magazine.
Ads all over the place that do not download well further reducing the apps usefulness.
Does anyone at Barrons actually read the magazine using the app? How can Barrons not fix these obvious issues?
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.
Good periodical, bad app 2/5
Please fix the behavior where articles scroll back to the top if you change apps or accidentally start to swipe left or right. That’s amateur hour programming, c’mon guys, learn to cache.
App Continues to get worse 1/5
It seems that Barron’s feels that the well working app from a year ago needed to be “modernized” and thus broken. The sterile looking top stories section, now infused with ads, detracts from the excellent content. Get rid of the black! Expanding a graphic on an iPad is now unreadable. Any white background area becomes black rendering all text unviewable and unreadable. What used to be an enjoyable experience has now become irritating. Tied with the ridiculous price increase, not worth continuing my subscription.
Stock Watchlist 2/5
The stock watchlist is inconsistent when I am trying to add ticker symbols. At times, I attempt to add a ticker symbol and all you get is “unable to create try again later” or no ticker symbols show up regardless of what company I enter into the field “no market data results”. Please fix this as it happens on both my iPad and iPhone X.
Crashes or freezes frequently 2/5
Yep. What the title says. Enough said.
Intrusive Ads 1/5
By Bradley omar
I have been a Barron’s subscriber for many years. Unfortunately they have started putting very intrusive ads in the middle of the story. The ads are very distracting and make the articles unreadable. I’m ready to cancel my subscription if they don’t stop the intrusive ads.
App terrible 1/5
By LFM Maine
Does not work offline like it used to. Automatically takes out of current magazine and moves to on line scrolling stories.
App vs paper 1/5
By Trader Fred
I much prefer the paper edition. Please add a full paper I made to the app like the one the Washington Post has or Investor’s business daily hsa
New app Terrible 1/5
New App is terrible. Crashes all the time. Unable to download articles for reading on plane w/o WiFi. Still no night mode. Just awful. Much slower as well. How hard can it be? 1) ability to read articles offline 2) night mode with reversed text
Constantly crashes! Thinking about cancelling. Barron’s was much better years ago.
App Not Working after initial download 1/5
The App downloads and the bugs out when you try to use it. Tried it several times. Once even got to log in but even after logging in it failed.
NEVER SUBSCRIBE 1/5
NEVER SUBSCRIBE because is almost impossible to UNSUBSCRIBE!!!
Great Financial Rag 4/5
By Katarina Rockfol
Love the great content. Consistent week to week. App needs improvement with regards to navigation.
great content but very scammy billing 1/5
i love the content of barrons. i noticed the price went up to 19.99 a month on my cc so i went to the app to check my subscription. i could not find what i paid nor a way to cancel. i emailed customer service and they said the only way to cancel was to call a number. i called a number and they offered to lower the price! thats like a used car salesman. i grunted that they should have the subscription data and cancel service on the app. they said i still had $16 unrefundable. really tacky! just be careful when you subscribe digitally as they are like a bad used car salesman.
Must Reading for Market Insights 5/5
I am a relatively new reader, and find the articles very informative and insightful. For as long as I continue to self-manage my stock portfolio, I will consider reading Barron's cover to cover very important. It's a trusted source of great information.
One step forward, one step back... 3/5
I just upgraded to the latest version (3/8/2018) and while the platform improvements are sort of OK (swipe right to next feature instead of clicking an arrow being the best) there is...once again...a major flaw in the embedding of photos. Clicking on any image to enlarge it will show a large image..that is totally pixelated/out of focus! This had been an issue with the app from day one, but mercifully seemed to have been solved for the past year or so...but it's back! Whatever is resizing the thumbnail image seems to be simply making a lower rez jpeg bigger instead of loading a higher rez image! But at least to close the enlarged photo you no longer have to touch the image to get a 'done' button...maybe next revision you can simply use a swipe down motion to get back to the main page (like the WSJ and NYT apps)???
Good info, very annoying ads ruin it 1/5
The new app has all of the same info, but bombards you with pop up ads as you scroll through articles. They block the entire page and have auto play animations. Very annoying.
New App 1/5
By Dale A. Hansen
Does not work offline. I give up.
App is terrible 1/5
The new update is so bad I am considering canceling subscription altogether. How can they issue something so erratic?
You Screwed Up What Was Working Fine 2/5
The last update turned this from two thumbs up to one thumb down. Why, why why! Stop messing with stuff that works! Now it looks like any other junky web page... vertical scrolling, crummy layout. Bah! I want so badly to revert to the old app, right now... It was so good before. I should have taken the black icon as a clue to stay away!
More issues in archive 4/5
I wish we could access more issues in the archive. Beyond that, love the scrolling is now vertical.
Can not access full articles 1/5
Am having a similar problem that I trace back to the acquisition of a new iPad. Access was never an issue with my older iPad but with my new one, I am unable to read full articles. I keep being asked to sign in and when I do, I am either denied or am asked to signed in again. Circular. Tech confines that I am a subscriber, and I continue to receive the paper hard copy but otherwise, Tech support has been anything but helpful.
Unsubscribe doesn’t work - Barron’s kept taking my money 1/5
Don’t use the app - I had subscribed to Barron’s via iTunes for a trial period; unsubscribing doesn’t work. Something is broke here. Barron’s refused to refund their over reach.