Total P.O.S. - Don't upgrade 1/5
This thing has been buggy for years. Upgraded to current version (3/16/18) and the program no longer loads at all! Ugh!
Updated version crashes immediately 1/5
Version 5.2.7. Open it up and it closes before you can do anything.
Press Reader 5/5
By Don Mac's iPhone
Nice Ap. Looks & Reads like a real newsprint paper copy newspaper.
Downloads are late 4/5
I love having the paper at my fingertips when I wake up. But sometimes the downloads are late, as is the delivery of my paper copy, and then I have NO paper at all. Otherwise, I think PressReader is great.
September 13, 2017 Got my NY Times on my iPhone today but it will not download on my iPad.
February 25, 2018 Still getting downloads late. Also, not able to access any saved articles.
Frustrating to the extreme 1/5
SO difficult to get The NY Times to consistently come up. Tried email and chat customer service to no avail. There is literally no phone customer service. Message just sends you to email address. Sincerely wish I could give zero stars. That is what this app deserves.
Good but needs work with library accounts 3/5
Overall a good app, and it’s easy to use. Only frustration is that the login for my local library frequently does not work and I have to log out and log back in to download newspapers. Hopefully it’s a bug that will be fixed in a future update
No good on Msft devices 2/5
By Not responsive
It works on Apple iPad very well but not well on Microsoft surface pro 4 . I have tried to interact with tech support without success. They refuse a phone call and seem not to care. I should make clear that I use it only for the N Y Times.
Press reader app is excellent 5/5
I've been using the app for about three or four years. It's very easy to download the paper and once downloaded, it is very easy to navigate through the options. I recommend it to anyone who wants to read a lot on the go.
Latest version ok now 4/5
Had problem with NY Times this morning. OK this evening.
This app deserves any crashworthy awards available. It is uncanny how they can engineer so many crashes.
Constant crashes 1/5
I have used this app for years, and now they have improved it so much that I can’t read a single page. Infuriating.
By Savvy User
Consistently crashes after newspaper loads. One can see a blurry page and then the crash.
My Favorite App 5/5
I read the New York Times every morning on Press Reader and really enjoy the look of the actual newspaper without having to recycle the physical paper. It is great for traveling, too.
NYT still wonky 2/5
I have version 5.2.6 and PR regularly quits when I click on a blue headline. I'm going back to reading the print edition. At least it’s stable.
Crash and burn 1/5
This app promises so much, but as soon as you start using it, it freezes, then crashes, can’t open the articles. Such a waste of time. Stick to the newspaper websites....!
Poor selection of content 1/5
Ok app but content is weak. Not worth the trouble. Those that are free are already available directly from the actual paper’s site. Paid ones are better to access directly.
Press Reader 1/5
By A Herrmann
I have to revise my previous review because the latest version is not stable. The blue hyperlink to enlarge an article only works on select articles and crashes the program on others. Repeated requests to customer service have not solved the total problem. They now seem to have fixed the front page of the NY Times but not inner pages like the Opinion page. PLEASE FIX!
Finally fixed! Now works well on my iPad Pro 10.5 inch screen.
I would like to add my frustration to the other NY Times reader reviews. The Press Reader column on the left cuts off NY Times columns and requires ridiculous slide and hold maneuvers to read the paper. I don't understand why the reading experience got worse with this update. Please fix.
Press Reader has a problem with the new iPad Pro 10.5 inch screen. It provides partial columns which require sliding and holding to read some columns. This was reported weeks ago and still not fixed.
A total waste of time 1/5
It’s a great idea to be able to get all your papers in one place. While the idea is a 10 the company is a zero.
Very frequently there is a problem on their end so the papers won’t download. I’m sure it’s fixed by mid morning but by then it’s too late. I read my papers before work, not during.
Most days my papers are blurred so I have to strain my eyes to read it. Enlarging the font only makes it harder to read.
Other days some of my papers aren’t there. Contacting lack of customer service is a complete waste of time.
There are plenty of other bugs that appear. I’ve seen others address the bugs so I wonder, why doesn’t anyone fix it?
I cancelled and I now buy my papers directly and I have no problem. Bye bye Pressreader. Contact me when you’re serious about running an app and you hire people with brains to run it.
So far, so good! 5/5
By Paddling Bear
At the risk of jinxing this app, PressReader seems to have hit a nice plateau...works well on current and not so current hardware running up to date iOS.
I personally have no complaints and wonder which iPad and what iOS the folks are running who are upset. Backwards compatibility is hard to guarantee in a rapidly changing competitive electronics era.
Troublesome Update 1/5
The most recent update makes it almost impossible to turn pages by swiping. Pages just don't turn. Please correct ASAP!
Nothing worked from signup to Find the NYT 1/5
By Rick Icon
No back arrow, stuck in just trying to join, not working to find the NYT though the NYT says to use the app for the print edition. I’m throwing it away.
Blurry Print 2/5
By Dar Bar
I'm unable to read any of my subscriptions because the font is blurred. Headlines are fine, but the rest is completely impossible to read. The magazines are just fine, but newspapers are bad.
Almost there! 4/5
Generally it’s a good app. My only problem is that there is the option to save pages to your collections, yet there is absolutely no way to actually access them?? I’m guessing this is a glitch or something. Would definitely be 5 stars if this was fixed.
For anyone else that needs this feature, the workaround that I’ve been doing is taking screenshots then cropping out the top and bottom so it shows just that page.
So many problems 1/5
By Hopalong Rabinowitz
09-14-17 final update
I today emailed NY Times to cancel my subscription, due entirely to this useless piece-of-garbage app. Latest problem is that if I don't download the issues every day, I lost that day's paper forever. No way to go back even 1 day and get the missing paper. A moronic "upgrade". I give up on this app...and I'm probably a better person for dumping the Times, too.
I subscribe to the NY Times replica edition, for which PressReader is the default viewing app. Issues aren't available or disappear, customer support is nonexistent etc. This is a terrible app choice by the NY Times and is forcing me to cancel my subscription.
04-24-17 update- PressReader won't provide support no matter what I do and I am forced to cancel my NY Times subscription. App now continually tells me to "register" even though it shows me logged in and shows my name. Won't give me any NYT issues. I give up.
Be warned, this is a horrible, horrible impossible to use app.
Worst app in the App Store 1/5
By Cranky Codger
Crashes every time I use it, often multiple times in a session. Today I can't even get to the Publications page to download. Zero stars.
Doesn't work well 2/5
I read the New York Times on this app. However, there are blue highlights on the headlines which are supposed to bring the article into a column for reading like a book. Today they don't bring in text. And other days they are not even there. Can't compete with the Washington Post app.
Useful and easy! 4/5
Fun app allows quick access to numerous periodicals. Add more publications, please!
40.00 a month is a little steep. I could see if you included actual videos and newscast but that is a whole lot of money.
I like this app 4/5
I enjoy reading ny times in replica format on my iPad. It allows me to read my paper in the manner I am accustomed to without having to turn the pages.
Drains battery 2/5
I've noticed that when using the pressreader app when not on wifi that my battery drains extremely quickly and the phone becomes hot. If I close the app this stops. This does not occur on wifi. In all cases I had previously downloaded what I was reading so that was not a factor.
What a mess! 2/5
Updated: I'd been using this a lot more recently, until the latest update made it unusable again. Cannot download issues. Cannot even look at different options to order issues, or prices, or whatever. It's a shame, because I'd just been getting into it again. It looks great, but doesn't work at all. I only added an extra star because of the layout/UI. Otherwise, I can't use it, and what's the point of an app you can't use?
Original: I used to love this app. It was clean, and more importantly, *it worked*. Now, however, I can't even search for sources - the "Publications" option is continually darkened. Unavailable. So, basically, the app is - at the moment - all but useless for anything other than the newspapers I've already purchased/downloaded. I would love to buy more; unfortunately, PressReader apparently no longer wants my money. Thanks anyway!
Best way to switch from paper to digital news! 5/5
This is my most useful app. I give it 5 stars+
Great app 5/5
The paper just the way it is on the news stand.
THe best app, my all time fav. I get the read the New York Times like a newspaper, which I've been doing for fifty years, and supplement with the online.
going downhill 3/5
By Rock hudson
I've used this for years on my ipad2. It was a great reader for the NYTimes, for which I have a digital subscription. This is a classic case of 'feature creep'. It's now become bloated and crashes about every 5 minutes. I can't get through an issue of the Times without 5-10 crashes or freezes.
When I emailed customer support, they said that they don't really support the iPad2 any more.
Too bad. It was a great product.
I use it everyday! 4/5
All publications I want to read are delivered to me in a timely manner. Easy to open pages. Also, I feel good to know that I'm saving trees! :) I still struggle how to search certain topics within my publications.
Can't hide menu 4/5
HAVING THE MENU ALWAYS VISIBLE IS NOT AN IMPROVEMENT!
When reading an article menu is always at left side so it cuts off the third column. When you swip to the right it still cuts off the same column on the left hand side. You have to hold your finger on the iPad to manually keep this column in view to read it.
This was fixed. I have changed my rating to 4 stars. (I don't like the Download page, it cuts off half the paper thumbnails)
I love Press Reader 5/5
I use it only to access the New York Times, but I love it because it allows both of us to read the first section of the paper at the same time. And it's great for traveling. I used to miss a lot when I had to rely on the NYT app.
Love reading my NYT especially for an educator. The features are wonderful and consumer service provide quick responses
Can't highlight 4/5
By Reading rhino
I like the app a lot except for one issue, unlike a regular magazine or even a Kindle version, you cannot highlight passages or bookmark anything.
It's better than nothing
Even when it's on a schedule to download it doesn't always happen.
Difficult to maneuver
I can't wait for improvements😀
NYTimes format ruined 1/5
As another review mentions, this menu sidebar on the left shifts over the article while reading in the column view, so half the last column is cut off. Go to swipe, and the other half of the column is off. So basically, you have to hold down the screen with your finger for the proper placement, then swipe for the next page. Please fix this in an update ASAP. Get rid of the stupid sidebar menu while reading an article!!!!!
Great App 5/5
Press Reader is the best way to read my
New York Times subscription. It has the feel of a newspaper without the ink mess.
Update to 5.0 ruins NYTimes access 1/5
By Bill from DC
The update to v 5.0 adds a menu on the left side of the iPad app which won't go away when reading a story in the NYTimes. As a result, the display is pushed to the right and cuts off half a column. Swiping toi next page cuts off that column, but from the other edge. Terrible update. Customer service non-existent. New York Times helpdesk claims -- get this! -- that they have no way to contact PressReader, so they can't help. An incredible and insulting response.
Press read 4/5
By Papa Gry
Best app for my magazines. Love it!
The best 5/5
I absolutely love this app! Easy, comfortable, convenient. News from whole world. Fantastic!
Limited subscription 1/5
By Mohamed jabaly
They said unlimited subscription,but realy it's not
I have personal subscription,,I downloaded many issues ,after i got alarm that i read alot??
You have to be honest with your custmers
Striving for Excellence! 4/5
I am impressed with the new developments that is making the reading experience seamless and flexible. Great improvements!!!
Excellent app 5/5
I like to have many top newspapers in a single place. Excellent app.
Terrible update 5/5
By No Mo 789
This was a great app for reading the morning paper. Now it closes ever couple pages until I just give up and go to the website of the paper. Really awful.