Too many ads 3/5
I pay for the Times subscription. Still, every article is littered with ads, to the point where they take up as much space as the article text itself.
update raised rating from 1 to 3 3/5
The latest update was improved the app TREMENDOUSLY. It is a little slow to open but now the articles are accessed fast and it hasn’t crashed. Excellent work!!! However, many articles are still saved in duplicate.
my review from 3 days ago:Since the NYTimes starting adding videos and AR, the app has become like a bloated whale (or MS Windows at its worst years ago). It has been SLOW to open, VERY SLOW to open articles, SLOW to save articles, and NOW IN ADDITION IT CRASHES 4 TIMES IN A ROW. It doesn’t matter how good the reporting is as long as it so bad. Stop adding extra features and get it working!!!!!
Great content, mediocre app 3/5
By Super S NYC
This app forces you to navigate the sections in a linear fashion. It would be a lot better if you could pick your next article while finishing the previous one. Instead, you can only swipe right or left with no indication of what awaits. This is a big limitation. Other than the ink stains, the paper version may be more convenient.
Stops the ads pls 1/5
Everything else is great except ridiculous amount of ads that get in the way of reading articles.
Why has it been so buggy recently? 3/5
Can’t even open the app without it crashing or it takes forever for sections to refresh. Not what you’d expect from the country’s leading news media organization. :-(
Does not open 1/5
Latest (mid June) update fails to open. Crashes every time on open.
New update is a downgrade 1/5
App freezes and moves slowly after new update.
Update ruined it 1/5
This was working ok - not great, but it was working. After the update. It stopped working completely. Please fix!!!!!
Meh UI 3/5
By Stuck in the future
Material is first rate. I regularly use up the few free reads by having the app get sluggish as I scroll down misinterpret a down scroll for a side scroll. Can it please verify; are you sure you want to use 1 of your few free reads on this story about “Man Bags”. Why, thanks for asking. I do not. I would pay $5 a month for articles and recipes- even with some reasonable limit. As it is the combined costs are just too much.
Somebody Screwed Up 1/5
After latest update, app will not load on my iPad. A little help please.
App freezing and crashing repeatedly after June 18 update
Last update causes the app to crash when trying to open! 1/5
By Happy to Very Dissappointed
Last update causes the app to crash when trying to open!
Latest update crashes constantly 2/5
Latest update crashes constantly. Does anyone there even test this app?
Had to delete and reinstall.
App does not work after June 18 update 1/5
I just downloaded the latest update, the June 18, 2018 update. One of my favorite apps now just opens to a blank white page. Please fix this update or revert to the previous version, so this dedicated New York Times reader can read the news again.
The white page has the NYT "T" in the center of the page. It closes after a minute or two. Looking for another open app, I discovered that another NYT page had opened in its stead; it was timestamped about 12 hours ago. It is not a functioning page. It, too, closes after a minute or two.
Nonfunctional! I wish I hadn't updated. 1/5
Love the Times, hate the app. It won't refresh. Have re-downloaded app multiple times but it is essentially nonfunctional.
6/18/18 Today’s update WILL NOT OPEN on my ipad!
Auto play videos??? 2/5
What ever possessed the developers to make videos auto-play the default setting in this new version?? What are they thinking! Auto play videos is the bane of the internet!
This makes an otherwise excellent app mediocre at best.
Going to cancel 1/5
By tri athlete kona
Too many rotating and twirling advertisements to concentrate. You removed articles previously viewed button I will cancel soon if you don't fix this
Ads and more ads 1/5
It's a travesty that such fine content is obscured by avertising. The worst news app that I use by far.
Recent and regular crashes 3/5
By Lonnie Book
I’m a daily reader of the app and have been for years. It is beautifully thought out and visually compelling but links to articles within articles constantly crash - even when they link to the Times’ own content and featured stories in roundups. This has been an issue for about a month. I keep reading, hoping for a fix, but several times a day find myself staring at a blank screen.
Ads are a major disruption 2/5
While the app’s interface is good (though no better than other major print media apps, in my experience) I have found that the ads placed within the text are incredibly disruptive. Not visually disruptive — they are easy enough to scroll right past and keep reading in most instances — but literally disruptive to the app’s function. I have found that scrolling frequently locks up when an ad begins to enter the bottom of the screen, often requiring that I exit and restart the app to regain control. I have also found semi-regularly that ads pause any audio I may be playing simultaneously on another app — music from Spotify, for instance — requiring that I navigate to the other app to restart it. As often as not, this occurs without my even hearing any ad audio: just silence and the sound of my own frustration.
Just a minor issue... 4/5
Is there a way you can negotiate with Twitter to open the news link ib your app so I can read them on twitter as I scroll through twitter? Otherwise I have to search for the article on your app... :(
Developers - Your ads will not stop auto-playing 2/5
Please fix so I can read the news while listening to music on the same device!
What’s the point? 1/5
By Vulgar demos
I subscribe to NYT which allows me to read articles. When I do so on the web, I don’t see ads. But this app shows me ads on every single article. So using a browser remains an infinitely better experience. So, I ask: what’s the point?
Poor response 1/5
I subscribed to digital edition of Times more than a week ago. Although my credit card has been charged for the subscription I am still receiving the message that I have read all the free articles to which I am entitled. It asks me if I would like to subscribe?! I have contacted the Times and received an email that I would hear from someone there “shortly.” As it has been about 24 hours now I would be interested in a definition for the word shortly.
Autoplay Ads Prevent Playing Music 1/5
Despite turning off the video autoplay functionality within the app, the ads embedded within virtually every article continue to autoplay, thereby entirely disabling my ability to listen to my music while reading.
This is unacceptable given that I pay for a subscription.
Please fix this ASAP, otherwise I will have to consider relying on competitor’s app.
Please make a widget to make this app even better
Endless log-ins! 3/5
Love the Times of course. Love and depend upon its reporting and editorials to present me the world. Even enjoy watching The Great Gray Lady incorporate “hip” cultural references and ‘tudes that I’m now finally too old to get. What bugs me is the fact that the NYT sends me email alerts that, when I click on, take me to the Times app with a 5-article count-down that I always have to “disarm” by entering my subscription info. C’mon guys!
Great app. Terrible share button 3/5
Only complaint I have is the app’s sharing buttons don’t work the way I would like:
1) I can’t share articles to GroupMe, where my friends are
2) when I try to copy the article and paste into GroupMe, I only get the title and no link
Instead I have to:
1) share to Twitter, go to my own page, click on the tweet, open the article in Safari, then sharing to GroupMe via Safari
2) copy “article”?, create new message, paste the message, copy the link from within the message, paste the link to Safari, then sharing to GroupMe from Safari
It’s not a big deal but it makes me hate sharing NYT articles as opposed to WSJ ones, so I often don’t bother opening the notifications despite my paid subscription. Might as well cancel it now that I’ve said it out loud. Hmmm
Surely, I think there must be a way to enlarge the print size on my iPad. Can anyone help me with that ? The old app for NYT allowed that , this new one does not.
Recent bug 4/5
I live the app. But lately, article links that are directly above advertisements don't work. I tap on them, but nothing happens. This is most obvious in the opinion section.
Saved Items is now broken 1/5
This update erased ALL saved items from my phone. They are now available only on my desktop browser, which is useless since I often read on the phone.
It also completely severed the syncing of saved items between my desktop browser and phone. So if I save something on my desktop it won't appear on my phone and vice-versa.
For the last few months, Saved Items has often created duplicates (articles I save appear in the list twice). And if I delete one item, both disappear. Deleting items also is very quirky in the iOS app - very aggravating.
Continuing to improve 4/5
Excellent decision to include Today’s Paper section. Now just add a dark mode ... please?
Great app and content, but! 4/5
By Fellow Flyer
Love the app, love the content. Glad to support well done reporting.
BUT: auto playing video is NEVER ok. Ever. Don’t EVER make that the default.
Add an iMessage App 4/5
Create an iMessage app so users can easily send articles and links directly within the Messages app
Showing ads repeatedly to subscribers 1/5
Paying $129 annually should suffice to remove sometimes obscene advertisement. Instead, ads are shown repeatedly. Do not be surprised when subscribers don’t renew! I am also a subscriber to the Washington Post, which is a far better experience than this ad-pusher! Subscription cancelled!
🤢🤮 Stories laced with google ads 2/5
About once every one and a half screens as I scroll down through the story the ap inserts a quarter-screen ad frame. Usually shows the same ad over and over.
Google’s targeting algorithm must be really off-base. These are ads in which I have utterly no interest.
This is a smooth highly polished ad. But due to the ads, we are probably better-off reading in Safari.
The Daily 5/5
Excellent podcast! Just keeps getting better.
Unfortunately, it is a stinker. 1/5
The app takes a long time to load, frequently freezes up, requires a fee-based subscription, and the worst thing about it is that there are so many embeded advertisements that even when you try to scroll through articles it keeps bouncing you to pop-up ads in your default browser ! Yuck ! Sorry I wasted my money.
Fake news 1/5
NYT finally went with paid 5-Star reviews. As I recall, this was one of the worst apps in the store. Suddenly it’s not. Nice try fake news!
App is great, I’m just reporting a bug 3/5
When I tap on an article that’s right above an ad, the article will not open. Note, the problem does not occur above the first or last ad in a section, but seems to occur with all ads in between.
Increasingly bad user experience 2/5
Since the 5/25 release, the app crashes constantly. Ads take way too long to load, delaying access to content. The help page has the page footer and chat box covering content.
By Frustrated 34567
I don't mind ads. I actually read some of them, well, at least in the print version - especially the ones for more esoteric services and products. But the ads in the digital version tend to be horrible. Their format is terrible. They look cheap (well, I suppose that they are). They often feel like ads in the local trade magazine outside of the grocery store. Plus, the one that spurred me to writing this review had buttons flashing on and off. I found this to be visually distracting, and even if I were in the martlet to refinance, it certainly would not be with that advertiser.
My newest musings on 2018 June 06:
I pay your asking rate every quarter for my subscription to your paper.
It is delivered to my door virtually every morning, whether I am home or not. I say virtually every morning because it does not show up some mornings. It may take me a while to notice that it is not delivered because I am usually reading the digital version while sitting in bed with my morning joe. But, even when I call before your cutoff time for a replacement delivery, the replacement has NEVER been delivered.
But that is not why I am writing tonight. Rather, I am writing about the poor performance and the dismal insertion of non-relevant advertising in my digital edition.
Tonight, I opened up an article, On Eating Alone in Paris. Having traveled extensively for work and pleasure and having two homes (I avoid winter in the north), I find myself eating along a lot. So, understandably, this article was of interest to me. It took an interminable time for the article to display. Admittedly, interminable is all relative, but it should be as fast as my reading one of those archaic paper copies.
As I scrolled down, my iPad froze with a picture of Place des Vosges displayed. I could not scroll down any further. Refreshing the screen did not resolve the problem. Finally, I closed down the app and tried to read the article again. It still froze. I was about to give up when an advertisement slowly popped up. I do not recall what it was for. I hit the "X" as soon as I could. I was incensed.
As I scrolled down, I saw an ad for a massage school somewhere in Maryland. I ad to wonder as to why I was getting an ad for a massage school in Maryland, particularly when I was sitting in Charleston, South Carolina. Were you perhaps suggesting that I should augment my undergraduate work in biochemistry and molecular biology with a massage therapy program? Or that my M.B.A. from a top school was just not cutting it?
As I switched between the app by which I was writing this note and the article, I noticed that the NYT app would close down my article and return to the home page. What a pain. And then I noticed that double clicking in the pictures would not expand them. Bad as well - inconsistent function and a compromise for improved functionality on the digital edition.
I note that I understand the business reason for advertising. I will even say that my eyes have lingered in ads in the NYT many a time. But that is not true of the digital version, my article was full of ads not relevant to me or perhaps relevant were I to actually seek medical care or retirement living in the location I am visiting. And when there is an ad every few paragraphs, well...
Constant Black Screen 2/5
Since the latest “update” the shutdowns are constant. I’m paying for the digital version that goes black halfway through every article I try to read.
Hand-off feature no longer works 3/5
By Jus d'Orange
Looks like the hand-off feature no longer works. This makes picking up reading an article from an iPad to an iPhone (or vice versa) a bit more cumbersome and difficult.
Also, the share button often doesn’t work, especially on the iPhone 6.
NY Times update 1/5
This new app continues to crash. Not sure why this is happening.
Crashes constantly 2/5
By Joppa goodie
Crashes every time. Just shuts down in the middle of an article. You have to reopen and then try to find your place again because it doesn’t open to where you left off.
Ardeshir Zahedi letter 5/5
I as an American Iranian
Am extremely did appointed to see his important out look to the future of Iran
Had to be paid and put in the advertising section of your great paper. His massage
Is political statement for a country with
82 000 000 population. He is take for the promotion of peace in the region.
He was the foreign minister on Iran for
When Iran had the best relation with UNITE STATE . There are over 3 million
American Iranian in this country .
You action has disappointed every Iranian
In the world.
Barely good enough 3/5
By One of Those People
Given that you have to pay for a monthly subscription this is simply not as good as it should be. Frequently slow, often unresponsive or crashing. And no, it’s not device age or maintenance related.
Too many banner ads. Considering dropping my subscription 1/5
By Ohio paddler
It is often the case these days that while reading an article on my iPad, the story is interrupted by two banner ads in the space of a single screenshot. Often these are identical ads. It is extremely distracting. I find myself relying on the much more reader friendly Washington Post app and am considering dropping my Times subscription altogether. When I pay for a subscription, I shouldn’t have to endure as many distracting ads as I do on the very worst free internet news sites.