Installed... deleted 1/5
I was a previous user of the original version of this app who deleted it after much frustration.
I tried it again after getting an email from Conde Nast.
Hmmm. They still make it a cumbersome, clunky, and frustrating experience to activate your account.
Authentication fails 1/5
Every user name and password is correct and even reset password and still can't get in.
Gottabekiddingme Quarterly 1/5
This app is horrible, a complete joke. Like a clown 🤡 in a blue tuxedo with a purple ascot.
UI needs work 1/5
I hope to see a much more modern user interface for the GQ iOS app.
IPhone X support? 2/5
Most recent update says iPhone X support. But I’m still seeing letterboxing.
Where did the issues go 1/5
By Candy Sweet Tooth Man
Where are all the issues prior to April 2017? Using iPhone app and was looking forward to reading old issues
Optimized for iPhone X? 3/5
Please optimized this app for the iPhone X screen! Thanks You!
Fixed App! 5/5
Thanks for fixing the app and bringing it back to the old version. It’s finally back to being awesome. Well done abandoning the disaster of an updated version
5.0 was a Horrible update, 5.1 fixed the app 4/5
Wrote a bad review for version 5.0 along with everyone else who had used the app for years. The latest update returned some of the previous functionality to make it a much better experience.
Please don't screw it up again.
Don't Give Up 1/5
Initially, I was experiencing the same issue that most folks have mentioned here about loosing all their previously purchased issues. I refused to believe that it was impossible to retrieve your old issues. I messed around the app a little bit and discovered that if you have a username and password with GQ online, use that to log into the app. Next, you can click the restore button in the app. It should resolve. I did the same and it restored all my issues.
Let’s fast forward to the update that was made on 10/26/2017. They’ve screwed up with the library section. That section displays as cascade layout to where only 8 back issues can be accessed. With all the advertisements money GQ makes, it can afford to maintain bigger cloud storage to allow us access more past issues. GQ, please change the cascade layout to a side-by-side layout so that I can access 16 or more back issues. Like others have mentioned, some our favorite issues were from 2 or 3 years ago. We need those issues back.
Seems fine to me 4/5
I actually like the look of the new version, easier and more interactive to navigate
Would love 120 refresh rate
Cons: it doesn't remember place from session to session
Thank you for bringing back old layout! 5/5
By upper case JD
Glad that the old model is back! Will actually use it again. Thank you!
Significantly improved 4/5
It took 6 months to fix, but the GQ app is now worthy of recommendation. All available issues seem to be available for download, if you have an appropriate subscription, so no longer a waste of money. Hopefully, future updates will be at least this functional.
Thank you for returning to the older app. I found MAZ difficult and incomplete
Thanks for restoring the old UI 5/5
By Tiny Sluggo
After a disaster of an update, the old UI is back. It is soooooo much better than the “new” one. Thanks for listening to the reviewers on this. I love the magazine, and loved the old now new again UI as a very quick way to navigate the magazine.
Got back my old issues 5/5
Finally I'm able to read again my old issues.
Not user friendly 1/5
By Jermaine Clark
I have paid for a subscription through iTunes and tried to download the issues that I’ve paid for, but GQ magazine app doesn’t recognize my subscription even though it’s clearly listed in my iTunes account. So I signed up through GQ and paid extra money so that I could do you on my iPad however there is no button to download issue in the upper right corner the application continues to prompt me to buy. This is terrible.
Completely useless 1/5
I mostly read GQ on the plane because I fly every week. It worked fine before, but now none of the images load without an internet connection (like on a plane!). Even if you already downloaded the issue you can't see anything.
And worse, looks like we've been making these comments for 5 months and it's still not fixed. I give it one more month before I cancel.
Worst magazine app ever created 1/5
The new version of GQ is impossible to navigate and removes any and all joy that might possibly have been derived from reading this otherwise fine publication. Having cancer would be more enjoyable than wasting time on this app. I will be canceling my subscription from iTunes and will resubscribe through Zinio.
So bad 1/5
The updated app is so terrible that I've canceled my subscription to GQ.
- Unable to read an issue when in airplane mode (even if you wait the 30 minutes for the issue to download)
- Articles take several seconds to load on downloaded issues
- Can't pick up where you left off on an article. If you close the app you will lose your page
- Content is laid out as a print magazine (continue reading an article at the end of an issue) instead of the tablet-friendly v4 app
Even though I enjoy GQ's writing and content, I cannot find a reason to keep this terrible app on my device.
Awful new version 1/5
While the old version was rather outdated, at least it worked fairly reliably. The new version 5.0 app is half baked at best. SLOW downloads, flaky reliability, poor design.
Hard to believe that there's been no response to all of the 1 star reviews, but I guess Condé Nast just doesn't care.
New version is awful. I'm canceling. 1/5
They updated their app a while back and now I can't use it unless I'm on perfect wifi. Even trying to download the issue ahead of time won't work. What good is it if it's not as portable as a magazine? I can't even read this on a plane or in a car, and can barely read it in my home.
I have no idea why they ruined a perfectly good app. I'm switching back to print, because the digital is now useless.
This app is pure trash.
Total downgrade 1/5
No offline reading. It does not remember where you left off. This app now has an overwhelming number of one star reviewed and it has been for a couple of months. This needs to be fixed asap, then I'll change it back to 5 stars.
Bad UI .. Subscription Error 1/5
The old UI was so much better. It is now just a website in an App. Also, I get errors all the time when trying to download the latest issue. Sometime it acts like I don't have a subscription. Other times it give me a download error.
The whole purpose of using the app on a tablet is so that I can read the issue on the road even if I don't have an internet connection. The app is so unreliable now I am thinking of cancelling my subscription.
3 months into broken 5.0 update 1/5
Offline viewing is unusable. We're three months past the broken 5.0 update and they haven't bothered fixing. Temporarily pausing subscription until they fix their broken app.
How to ruin a perfectly good app. 1/5
Was your update hacked by the Russians? Issues never actually download for offline viewing. That was ideal for the 6 hr plane ride I just had. No easy way to link to a specific article. None of this was a problem in the past. Fix this or you will lose this 25+ year subscriber.
Does not work on iPad Mini 1/5
The new UI is pretty bad.
Disaster UI and navigation 1/5
By Saud y a q8
Ruined the app with this new user interface and everything
Please bring back or come up with something useful
Terrible Experience 1/5
Major issues accessing my subscription since the latest update.
Years' long subscriber. Latest version is simply terrible. Layout. Download. Offline use is basically unusable, broken. Once issues downloaded, if you attempt to access library, issues, an issue, there is no content, and crashes repeatedly. A real POS. Once again CN has managed to deploy utter crap software.
By B g35
Please bring back bookmarks and page memory. It is frustrating to come back to an issue and have to start from the beginning.
Bad update 1/5
By Crashes and downloads
The old interface was elegant and clear. The new interface is muddled and does not help the reader navigate.
Can't get past gray error screen 1/5
No issues show up but a gray screen telling me that the app cannot connect to GQ...
Missing issues now after update 1/5
Updated App and it wiped my issues pre June 2011. Seems to be no way to get them back.
Why so complicated? 1/5
By Make it easy!
I used to just open my iPad and the app and I'd have instant access to my subscription and all the issues. With the upgrade I now have to remember my GQ account info? Do I even have that? Didn't I just subscribe through iTunes? Easier to just buy the magazine at the store.
Impossible to use 1/5
The login process is hard, then the layout is trash.
Truly awful 1/5
Unable to save downloaded issues. Every time I get on a plane and open the app to read GQ, I'm out of luck.
Took away best features. Buggy/ slow now 1/5
By App Review Badger
The new 5.0 update has completely ruined this app for me. (iPhone + iPad) Most annoying is the removal of the Bookmark feature. All of my previously saved articles were deleted so you can forget about ever looking at older issues again. Not that I could if I wanted to because my library of downloaded issues were removed and offline mode barely loads the current issue. Not to mention the app is buggy, slow, doesn't save where you left off, and removed the navigation bar at the bottom.
I understand why they made the updates they did, but they didn't have to kill off the features that made it great to use. Canceling my digital subscription.
Latest Update to 5.0 is complete disaster 1/5
By Fan of Laughter
Huge step backwards from previous version which worked pretty well. New user interface is amateur-hour; very poorly done. Biggest problem for me though is that it now takes forever to download an issue (like 50x longer than before) and the app often just hangs up and stops downloading all together. Basically makes it completely unusable; I feel completely ripped off that I'm paying for this alleged "access". They need to scrap this version immediately and go back to something that actually works.
Reiterate all other comments plus why did you take away the save function. 1/5
One of my favorite aspects of the app was to save articles or looks I wanted to copy. This is now gone as is my metaphorical personal GQ private Pinterest board. At the very least bring that back.
Was great, then "fixed" it 1/5
Terrible app now. Used to be easy to navigate, now it is impossible to even get it to recognize my subscription, let alone to actually read an issue
Avoid the 5.0 update 1/5
They completely changed the UI, eliminating a layout that resembled the print edition for a bland layout that resembles a website with endless scrolling. I had several issues saved on the previous version and all were deleted with the update. When I try download through the new app, it either says No Internet connection or begins to download only to freeze at around 95%. So I can't have issues saved for offline reading.
My library of available back issues is also incomplete. I used to be able to download issues going back to mid-2011, but my favorite issue in early 2012 no longer appears. Also iPad exclusive content doesn't appear to exist in back issues anymore.
If I could go back to the previous version of the app, I would. The 5.0 version is too buggy and should never have been released as-is.
Bookmark option 2/5
May be add an option to book mark or the app shall open were we left , instead of flipping through the entire magazine .
Don't do it 1/5
Download the previous version if you can or just subscribe to the print edition. This version is absolutely terrible - bad UI, clunky, buggy, slow, and generally unpleasant.
Missing issues. Slow and bad internet connections. Worst customer service. Terrible.
Somebody f*cked up 1/5
Offline use is impossible. Please fix this.
"Improved" from OK to horrible 1/5
Please bring back an app that works. Latest version is slow, hard to navigate, and not user-friendly at all in terms of download and managing off-line content.
There's a way to restore the previous version 1/5
Which I just did, and which you might want to do as well. Google "how to restore previous app in iTunes." You'll need to sync your computer, but it worked for me.
Just like the other guys said!! 1/5
By IK at NYC
Terrible update!! Did they run beta on this one? Lost worth months of saved articles. I don't think even even Roger Federer can make a comeback