Access and registration 1/5
By Ahmmed Salmaan
It’s access and login is terrible and waste of time. I just hate dealing with it.
Double charging 1/5
Despite having a subscription good For 2020, it still charges me to download issues. I have reported the problem twice, now, and have received no response. Pretty pathetic.
The best! 5/5
By Gerry in Buffalo
READER’S DIGEST is the best magazine I have ever subscribed to. The articles are always informational, funny, educational.... I could go on and on but let’s just say “there’s something for everyone”. I will always subscribe to RD!
Poor app 1/5
By Mom's Puppy
I have been able to sign in but little else. I am a hard copy subscriber and have not been able to get free access to digital version. I cannot register my account nor can I download any issues for free.
Mary Ellen Wilbanks 5/5
By MEW 1
I cannot enlarge the copy on my I pad as I do my other periodical and books
Readers Digest 5/5
Readers Digest is even more impressive when viewing on an iPad ... the colors are vivid ... readability is greatly improved ... day or night.
Top app 5/5
By Saud Baloch
Very interactive, a real reading app.
iPhone Xs Max support! 2/5
Still doesn’t support iPhone Xs Max, needs to be update!
I hate the new changes 1/5
I have been a digital subscriber for years. With the recent redesign I am unable to make the text larger. I used to be able to just zoom in on a page but now there is no way to get bigger text! So unhappy.
I use your app on an iPad.
1. It would be nice if there were a way to increase font size. Finger spread does not work.
2. Other programs keep the issue being read open and save your place.
Great addition to my iphone 5/5
By ESOL Ed
Since I am living in Panama most of the year I look forward to every issue The Best
The best magazine “no competition “ 5/5
First of all NO TRASH IN THIS MAGAZINE. It is really good for short reads entertaining, informative. I love it. Any other magazine is advertisement for products. Very little substance. Keep up the good work!!!!
I read many magazines through their Apps. Readers digest app is certainly the best. Easy to navigate and very interactive especially the word power segment.
Don’t subscribe 1/5
Unbelievably bad website and experience. Worst app of 2018
Nice when it works 3/5
Have experienced difficulty accessing my paid subscription on several occasions. Reinstalled app, signed in and out, called for customer service. But when it works, it is nice to have on the iPad.
Very bad app 1/5
Since it’s inception, this app has been nothing but a bug infested den. Sometimes it works properly, most of the time it doesn’t. Tech support, if you can actually reach somebody, is laughable and never any help. RD will say it’s Apples fault and to call them, Apple will say it’s RD fault and to contact them. On the rare occasion you do get somebody at RD, it’s usually from a foreign country and they read from their universal tech support script, which will do absolutely nothing for you but waste your time. Remember the good olé days when tech support actually worked and got results? Anyway, download at your own risk. You may be lucky and be able to read a few issues a year without any problems, but may not be worth your time or money.
VERY disappointed with Apple and RD 1/5
I have had a print subscription to Readers Digest for over 20 years so in December 2018 instead of renewing I moved to the iTunes app version. I have yet to access a single issue and all attempts to contact Apple or Readers Digest have been in vane.
I wasted 15 bucks and I won’t do that again. I’ll pay extra subscribing through Readers Digest
Easy to navigate 5/5
I really like the iPad version of the magazine. I think it's easier to read than the real thing and way easier to move from article to article. It also is slightly bigger than the actual magazine which is very nice to actually be reading it.
Nothing happens after clicking register your account 1/5
It asks for payment when I try to open this months issue
Also nothing happens after clicking register your account
Careful before subscribing. Content may be charged after a while 1/5
I have subscribed for a year but magazines are showing as charged after giving first two months free. Reported the problem twice on application support link but no one listens
Be careful before subscribing
This app turned me off of RD 1/5
By J Borghardt
I used to love this app. But, some changes recently have been super annoying. The app will not always save your place, even if you don’t completely close the app. Then to make matters worse, there is no longer a way to scroll through the entire issue, so you have to turn pages one by one until getting back to where you left off. But the back-breaking straw is that I recently was charged for an automatic renewal through Apple but was not able to get the app to sync to my Apple account. The online chat help button doesn’t work and Calling RD was no help...I was told it’s an Apple issue even though I tried explaining that the issue was the flaky app itself. (Deleting and reinstalling did not help). Apple wasn’t able to help because the issue was within the app which is not an Apple product. Duh. But, Apple was able to refund the renewal charge and cancel my account. So...App deleted. Rant over. I’ll read something else.
Three, because otherwise I get no attention 3/5
I ordered this magazine and I can’t log into my account and the app is NO help with that. Their digitalaccess account is either down or malfunctioning and there’s NO way to see my subscription. So I got ONE (June) physical magazine in the mail since March when I ordered, and that’s it... one magazine for $15.
I used to LOVE having a subscription. Now I just want my money. Clearly, things are going downhill at RD. What a shame.
Buggy, unexpected from RD 1/5
Difficult to believe how can RD group distribute their magazines on such a buggy application. For over a month I am struggling to register my account that I purchased online for print and electronic RD magazines but keeps getting error. Tried a mail to application support team but still waiting for an answer. Good that as backup I have printed versions coming
Print subscriber disappointment 1/5
If you are a print subscriber and want access, this poorly designed AND broken app will probably waste your time. I had it working about 6 months ago and can no longer get access. Hope your experience is better than mine. No, I am not calling tech support for this, it should just work.
Why can’t we have landscape mode 2/5
I learned to read with Reader’s Digest more years ago than I care to admit. I am no Luddite...I prefer digital media in many ways but this is the single major publication I read that is not in landscape mode. I’ve put up with this for many years update after update, your content is ever amazing, but honestly for the first time in 50 years I am considering cancelling my subscription- I won’t go back to paper but if I can’t have landscape mode soon - so much easier to manage read and experience, I will have to say goodbye.
Not Happy about Readers Digest in ipad 2/5
I do not care to read this magazine on my ipad! Every time I close the app and reopen it, I have to search for the page I left off on. Also, I can not pass it on to a friend.
If they are no longer printing hard copies, I want a refund on my subscription.
On-line Readers Digest 5/5
The beauty of downloading a magazine is being able to read it while on a plane, etc. The problem with this app is I will download it and by the time I go to read it it is no longer there. It needs to be downloaded each time I want to read it which I can’t do on a plane. Why such a short window? Why does a magazine that I’ve already downloaded have to be downloaded over and over again. Frustrating!
Can’t get it to load on my iPad Pro
Received an issue that continued to crash and crashes as we speak. I reported this as a problem several times and they completely ignored me. I generally like the magazine but cannot recommend it due the lack of support.
Used to be great 2/5
I also am having trouble with the February issue, closing within seconds. Never had any problems prior to this issue. From other reviews, it seems that Apple & Reader's Digest need to get together & fix the problem instead of passing off blame to the other. PLEASE FIX!!!
Reader's Digest App 1/5
By Surprised, not
I have had nothing but trouble with being able to open and have the app stay open since the February issue became available. It just automatically closes after about 10 seconds. I've been in touch with customer service at Reader's Digest who told me that I would have to contact iTunes who has given me several hoops to jump through to no avail. Now I have been told to go to the app and select the "App Support" option, but that keeps coming up with a generic error page and so.... I'm unhappy right now. Perhaps this review will get some response??
Loaded the iPad version for one issue and it crashes every time I try to open it
Is anyone else having trouble with the February issue 2/5
By App useless
App closes within seconds when I try to read this issue
Excellent magazine and app 5/5
One of the best magazines I've ever read. I've been very reluctant to get the app but when I found out I failed to renew my print subscription within the required time frame I found myself at a loss waiting for my magazine to come again. So I got the app and I actually think I like it better. I don't have to wait for the magazine to come in the mail. App is excellent. The bookmarks were a little challenging to find and figure out how to use but other than that it's great!
Nicely done app, wish there were page numbers 4/5
I’ve been waiting for quite a while for the app to be included in my subscription. I’ve been a subscriber to RD for 37 years. Until recently, the app was only available for six months of the subscription. Very glad they changed that policy.
This app is nicely constructed. I’d give it 5 stars if it included page numbers so that I can match where I’m up to with my hard copy magazine. One other small change I’d like is for there to be an option for bookmarks to be the first thing visible, when clicking the top of the magazine, rather than the list of articles. I always want to go to bookmarks first.
Loses my place too much 2/5
I love Readers Digest and will continue using this app, BUT I'm very frustrated with this iPhone app! When I take a break from reading for a day or two and don't close the app, just minimize it, it very often loses my place. It loses it when I close the app also :(. I shouldn't have to bookmark my spot and most often forget to do that. I tried to leave a comment using the App Support link, but the link is broken. Sigh.
Looks and feels like the magazine I have loved for 30 years 5/5
All is good 5/5
By Yes or no
Have been subscribing off and on over the past several years. Renewed subscription 10 months ago and just recently for next year. I just downloaded the application with no problems. I have 6 years of issues which is great. Downloaded to my IPhone and IPad.
I enjoy reading the short stories.
Could be more IPad friendly 3/5
I really enjoy the magazine, but one suggestion: why cant it be in landscape mode as well? Everything I do with my iPad Pro is in landscape, but I have to disconnect my keyboard and take it off my desk every time I have to read from this app.
App doesn't recognize my account 1/5
My new subscription indicated I have access online with my print subscription. I was able to login online but predominantly read on my phone and wanted to use the app. The app would never recognize my new subscription. Online chat helped me get logged in but there was no option to download the mag. I ended accidentally purchasing a single copy for $3.99 trying to download it.
Confusing. I use other individual magazine apps and the work great. Not sure how to resolve. But if I can't use the app then my subscription is pretty much a waste of money. Frustrated!
By This iPad app is fantastic.
Reader's Digest is a fun magazine to read with lots of stories and funny articles.
Do not buy a subscription. This app doesn't work. 1/5
I paid $14.99 for a one year subscription and have never been able to access a single issue. Don't waste your money. (I called Reader's Digest for support and got no help.)
Worth Reading with this app. 5/5
This is the very first comment for me to upload.
I downloaded this app and then subscribed for a month in a few minutes ago. I satisfy to read RD from this app.
Hate the update 2/5
I've had the digital readers digest for many years and am so frustrated that this version doesn't save my place. Who reads it all in one sittting? It's meant for short reads. Please fix asap.
Just what I need! 5/5
By Lone reader
What a great way to start any day!!
By Unhappy Ak Camper
Please go back to landscape viewing for iPads.
The last upgrade lost capability 1/5
What happened to the interactive features and the ability to remember where I was reading? Removing those features was an upgrade? Bring back the old look and feel and I'll have a better rating. Until then, this version is a big disappointment.
iPad app 5/5
I have had RD for 48 years. My daddy gave it to each of his children upon their marriage. I have done the same for my two daughters, and they love it too. The ease of reading from my iPad is a plus along with the beautiful photos and clear print. Love it!
The above apparently never went thru and was 3 years ago. It's now May 2017 and an update has made it difficult to return to where I was before closing out. Can't get some of the pictures to scroll or swipe to see more. Not very happy with this version!
The loss of the place keeper has ruined this app. Who has time to find where you left off? So disappointing for this long time reader.