Very Disappointed 2/5
This app is really sub par. It doesn’t download magazine like it’s supposed to. The user interface is clunky, it really is unfortunate that a company like Condé Nast couldn’t do better.
GQ hat 5/5
Where’s my hat? Been checking the mail. Where it’s at?
Big boost to my lifestyle
Moronic app 1/5
I have been trying to link account to subscription and is sending me in circles for the past 20 mins
Need more fashion less BS 3/5
I really use to enjoy this magazine when it’s complete focus was men’s fashion. The articles have always been an occasional plus but I buy it for the fashion. It seems that the magazine has lost its way. There is less fashion, less pages, just plain less and a lot more BS. You need to really get back to what your magazine so successful all these years. Figure it out.
doesnt recognize subscribers 1/5
restoring apple purchase doesnt. work on this version
So complicated 1/5
You made it now sow complicated to navigate on it.
Go almost didn’t make it 3/5
So let me start off by saying that ha takes forever if you hi the magazine rout like I did saw an add on instagram for a sale for 2 years for only 20$ so I was like sure that’s cheap Good God it took two months to get my first magazine with the gift so I can sign up correctly on the app so I can read on the go
Miss Texture 1/5
Slow to download, you can not pinch Zoom in on pages to read the smaller print. Lots of lost information due to that. Reading on a mini iPad or phone makes it too small to read
Been reading GQ for ages
Can’t believe last issues
Great magazine for the style guy! 3/5
Always great information that highlights the times.
A TOTAL RIP OFF 1/5
By And you are?
I updated the ap and now it says my subscription can not be verified. I can’t access any of my previous purchases or the new ones. I am subscribed until December 2019. I’ve contacted GQ and the are “looking into it”. That’s a joke!!! It’s a digital subscription so why are they constantly asking me for my mailing address? If I could I would have given it a ZERO! Apple needs to ensure rip off artist like this don’t use their platform. And one more thing, #*#@ you GQ and Condé Nast Digital because you have clearly #*[email protected]
Listen to your reader base 1/5
GQ, get with the times. I guarantee with reworking your app, subscription for it, and marketing for it you could increase revenue, availability, and interest 1000000fold.
I have ideas on how to do all of this, but
A.) I bet nobody from Gq reads this
B.) I wouldn’t share all of my ideas on improvements for free.
I hope you rework it or give me a chance to.
Crashes immediately after opening. Unnecessarily subscribed to this stupid magazine.
No iPhone XS Max support. What a waste of a subscription.
Fix for the IPhone X and up! 1/5
The optimization for this app is absolutely awful on phones higher than an iPhone 8. It’s ridiculous that the screen is so compressed on my iPhone when I’m a subscriber. It makes it seem there is little to no effort made.
Come on GQ! 1/5
By WSJ 007 VC
No ability to even view a decent size cover on the iPhone X. No page previews. I cant even see what’s on the cover the thumbnails are so tiny. The worst magazine app in the app store and that is saying something. You should fire who made the decision to launch this app. Or do what Maxim did and remove the app from the appstore.
Crashes too many times 2/5
I bought my first GQ issue after installing their app. Aside from the annoying scrolling I have to do, the basic job of leafing thru the pages is a laboriously slow, glitchy job. Several times it would default back to the front cover if I swiped or tapped a page the wrong way. Really annoying. Regrettably, I've decided to delete the app.
Update: July 2018 3/5
Update July 2018
I don’t understand why you can’t zoom on the pictures anymore, I liked getting close up to them to see what they’re wearing
5.0 update: ‘I actually like the look of the new version, easier and more interactive to navigate’
Cannot Signin 1/5
Purchased new iPad and downloaded GQ app and after several days of trying unable to sign in to my account.
crashes... cant open app 1/5
cant even open the app... been paying for a subscription which i cant even read.
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.
IPhone X support? 2/5
Most recent update says iPhone X support. But I’m still seeing letterboxing.
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.
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.
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.