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.
Liberal propaganda. Unhinged, no-talent moon-bats hellbent on opposition and anarchy. Sensationalized opinions from left wing loonies.
Written by idiots for idiots.
Corrupt and dishonest
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.
App keeps crashing 3/5
Sept 2017 app is a complete FAIL! 1/5
I had to wipe out my iPad and restore all the apps. I now have the “new” (Sept 2017) app, and I find it distinctly WORSE than the old app (with the black icon). I’m sorry to say that I can’t find anything good about this “new” app. Apparently you did this redesign so you could put in a lot of ads, but you made the newspaper harder to read, much harder, and harder to enjoy.
Please bring back the old app, make significant changes in the new app, and possibly give me a way to “preferences” (such as image size, text size, etc., etc.)
Although I love the Times, I may seriously consider cancelling my subscription because of this change. I’d like to know when the new app will be replaced with a better design.
TOO MANY ADS, on the home page and in the articles. As a paid subscriber, I should not have to endure all these ads. (I see the same Harry’s razor blade ad on the main page, and FIVE TIMES within an article. Really?)
Too much wasted space ... it takes a lot more scrolling to find the articles I want to read. Too many images, photos and they are far too large. (Please go back to the 3/4 inch images. Then every headline can have one as in the previous version.)
The margins on the Top Stories page are too wide. Even without the bylines or author names, there are more articles (as many as 12) on one visible page in the older app. At most I see about 7 or 8 articles on sections such as the Opinions page.
The margins on articles are ONE HALF the width of the iPad screen. This is nuts! It takes more scrolling to read the article, meaning you are interrupted to put your finger on the screen more often.
Can’t enlarge the text, either by pinching or with an icon.
Can’t search articles.
There are no bylines.
It’s unnecessary and wastes space to have icons for sharing and bookmarking a headline. It’s sufficient to have these options within an article.
Can’t scroll from one section to the next (after reading Top Stories, I liked being able to continue scrolling to see Opinions, etc .). To go from one section to the next, I have to swipe, rather than scroll. This is not an improvement, it’s only a change (for the worse, as it interrupts the process of reading the paper from front to back).
I miss the “In Case You Missed It” feature.
Sent from my iPad
Subscribers punished with ads 1/5
By Supercube 3000
After years of subscribing to “support journalism,” the NYT still forces its loyal customers to read advertisements. We’re **paying** to see ads. That makes no sense.
Just use the web browser on iPhone/iPad with an adblocker. Problem solved.
Lovingly Irritating 4/5
I like that I can read the news offline on the plane.
I like that I can change the font size.
I like the mini crossword.
Of course the reporting is top notch but this is a review of the app.
I wish my iPad’s keyboard arrow keys could be used to scroll.
As a PAYING subscriber why must I see ads?
I wish there was a version of Spelling-Bee I could play.
No Longer Loads in Subway 3/5
I use this app a lot.
One place it was good for was in the Subway between stations in in particular on the PATH where there is no WiFi.
I could read already loaded stories.
But after the latest update, no more.
So I am taking off a Star for that from my last review.
Hope you bring back passive viewing of articles.
Major bug 1/5
By Nick Zoa
. This is a major screwup on your part. Please fix this ASAP.
Simply the best 5/5
My favorite news app.
Ads are ruining my experience 3/5
I understand the need for ads to be present throughout articles, though I have noticed they’ve increased. They have become too intrusive on my app experience. The banners bear too large a click area and as I pan through my article, I’m incessantly accidentally clicking through to other sites. If your banner ads are taking up more than half the page on my phone, reconsider what you’re peddling to your users. Honestly, if you could just shrink the banners’ clickable area, possibly to a small word, that’d be great. If you could be rid of the click through altogether, that would be better. I’ll still read the ad, I just won’t be led away from your app.
Crashes all the time 2/5
I’ve been using this app for ever but since the last update it crashes on a regular basis. This mainly happens when clicking on a link, but also when I’m just reading. This is the only app that’s ever crashed on my iPad!
Crashes all the time! 2/5
Lately this app crashes on my iPhone several times a day! I have tried rebooting the phone, uninstalling and reinstalling the app and nothing works. Come on people! At $15 a month you should be on this.
Phoney ratings? 1/5
The current version of this app, which was released in 2017, had decidedly negative ratings (<2/5) until recently. Now, all of a sudden, it’s outstanding (4.8/5). Very odd.
Massive ads every other paragraph? 2/5
I finally hit my limit, NYT. I accept that you need ads to stay profitable, but you’ve gone beyond any reasonable limits. I finally gave up on an article that forced me to scroll by the same massive, full-screen ad nearly every other paragraph. It was so intrusive I finally just said “f**** it” and closed the app. Time to seriously re-think my subscription and explore other news sources.
Too many ads 1/5
By JT Music
The ads destroy the reading experience. I am back to reading articles on Safari. It is a shame.
Crashing daily 3/5
By Nick in Mpls
Not sure what’s changed but midstory crashes are daily now.
Was great. 2/5
Last update has caused constant crashes. Please put out a fix so i can use this fabulous app again!
Overwhelmed by ads 2/5
I understand the financial plight of the news business, one reason that I am more than happy to pay every month for my NYT online subscription. However, it seems like the NYT is biting the hand that feeds it by loading up the site with ever-more intrusive ads. It’s just about impossible to read more than three or paragraphs in a story without having to maneuver past a huge, intrusive ad. It makes reading the Times a chore — one that I’m becoming increasingly fed up with.
Ads Why? 1/5
So let me get this straight...... I pay a fee for the paper but also have to deal with ads. What’s worse is the ads never launch so I am unable to read articles. So after 5 minutes I am cancelling service. Would rather pay more and get to actually read articles.
More ads than news 1/5
In a traditional newspaper, the ads appeared next to the news. In this app, the ads break up the stories so much so that sometimes it feels like the screen has more advertising than news. With a paid subscription, this is not OK.