Previous better 2/5
I’ve been a digital subscriber for many years. I’ll get used to the new page design, I’m sure, but I won’t get used to losing the continuous scroll from section to section. Perhaps I’m missing something. I now have to go to menu and choose the next section instead of scrolling on to it. Why? It’s as if reading the print version, I finish the News section, and must put it down and ask someone to hand me the Opinion section before reading on. Again, why?
Is “deprovement” a word? 2/5
By Ak Prof
I like the old app better.
NO ONE COULD ASK FOR MORE! 5/5
NO ONE COULD ASK FOR MORE!
Disappointed in App upgrade 1/5
With the broader article layout there is much less content immediately available to peruse and it feels as though there is much I am missing. There are very few opinion pieces on the opening page for instance. Then when I view the opinion section I see only headline titles with no bylines. In fact bylines are missing everywhere forcing you to open each article when all you may want is just the latest by Krugman or Brooks. I don’t get it — you have the space.
Old App Better 1/5
By LRS in HOU
I much prefer the old app for basic functionality, better resemblance to classic newspaper feel, fewer adds. Please bring it back!
Slow, cumbersome 1/5
The old (white on black background) tells me to go to this one. But this one is slow, articles take forever to load. The old works better.
NTY App 1/5
Too many pictures. Too much clutter. No clear arrangement of the articles. Clearly an example of one step forward, two steps back. I’m moving to the Post.
Loud ads now play without your clicking on them 1/5
By Gulag Ranger
Have happily used this app for years. Today while browsing in a quiet dentist’s waiting room, a loud Quicken ad blared from my phone without warning. Disappointing
Big step backwards 2/5
No Longer are the OpEd columnists names posted on the summary page. You can’t easily identify the ones you like or want to avoid.
Can’t read it on an airplane 1/5
By Mike in Memphis
Seriously, unless you are in a WiFi, this app is useless. I fly a lot and would like to read the NYTs without connecting to WiFi. Have a good look at the WSJ app which is the best newspaper app ever.
Retired Administrator in NY C schools 5/5
By sandy K. L.
The NYT is the best investigative newspaper with accurate news and interesting op-Ed’s that provide you with meaningful insights into the days events and personalities!
I cannot imagine a day without the NYT and have enjoyed a subscription since 1962!
Nope ... 2/5
This is not an improvement; it’s worse than the previous version. What were they thinking?
New App is Too Cluttered 3/5
I prefer the old NY Times app to the new one. It is less cluttered and stories are easier to find. Instead, in the new app I am bombarded with too much information on the screen at one time. I will continue to use the old app for as long as I can.
WARNING!!! Most of the high ratings and the older reviews are for the old app, not this one.
Autoplaying sound ads for subscribers?!! 1/5
Paying nytimes subscriber and the iPhone app now plays ads with sound without clicking on the ad. Seriously? :|
New version/messy layout 1/5
By Not so good this time
New layout in this version of app is visually unappealing. Messy. Including Save and Comment functions with each story detracts from the content, which is the reason to subscribe.
Takes forever 1/5
If I actually want to READ an article, the new app takes FOREVER to load it, making it useless. Why fix something that (mostly) wasn't broken??
New updated app 2/5
The new version, compared with the previous one, is so inferior and much more difficult to navigate. It begs the question of why was the last version so terrible. If it were not for the fact that this is The New York Times, I would disable.
Hate It! The Worst! 1/5
The original app was and is far superior. Fire the idiots who thought this was an improvement, clearly they are incompetent.
The Gray Lady is blushing at what you’ve done to tart her up. The NYT should never have been made into this trollop.
New app is a bummer 1/5
I’m not sure who thought that not putting the editorial journalists names next to the headline in the opinion section was a good idea. The previous apps iteration was very clean and easy to navigate. This one feels like it’s trying to hard to be like many other news apps that simply feel cluttered. Bitterly disappointed
Scroll scroll scroll scroll 1/5
By longg time reader
I come to the NYT to read news, not giant photos. Big step backward. And what’s with the save and send icons on EVERY Story’s headline. I think most people want to at least start reading a story before deciding to save or send it. Don’t you? Way too much white space. Can’t wait for the next version... how about the last version!
By duke hab
I guess , after 85 years of the Grey Lady, and all the news that’s fit to print, I fear that my favorite paper is but a sagging shadow of its former self. More of a women’s magazine than a national newspaper of record. I’m sad, but I quit. Farewell.
They ruined the website, now they’ve ruined the app 1/5
By this nickname not available
This is a complete step back from the old app, which was much easier to use. I’ve practically given up using the website, and had relied more and more on the app. So much for that idea. The new app is taking its cue from the new website: organize nothing, just randomly post stuff in no, particular order. What a shame. I may, finally, have to give up on the NYT. 🙁
Clunky and full of ads 1/5
The new NYT app is clunky and hard to use. Instead of scrolling through the whole paper, you have to keep going back to the menu to change sections.
Combine that with massive obnoxious banner adds, I have to ask - what on earth am I getting for my subscription?
The Buzzfeed version of the Times 2/5
It is a shame that the paper of record for the country has decided to move toward bullet points, lists, and lots of colorful pictures and graphics in their app. It feels like reading USA Today. I get the print version, but often end up reading on the (old) app because of the convenience. But reading on this new app feels like reading a Buzzfeed version of the Times. The hierarchy of stories featured doesn’t make sense, and it seems set up to encourage readers just to skim bullet points. Also, on the old app, there was a continuous scroll through the sections, but with this new version one has to go to the menu and select different sections. It is unfortunate, and I lament that I have to give up the app. But the WSJ and the Guardian are still friendly to the serious reader.
Stop the Audio Ads NOW!! 1/5
What the HELL is going with your audio ads (on the app, paid subscription) that WILL NOT turn off and repeat in an endless loop.
Stop this now or I’ll cancel my subscription and make it a point to not recommend your app to any of my friends
Upgraded App a Misnomer 3/5
By North of the 45th
The recent upgrade won’t let me use the search function. A basic task. Wish I lived in an area where I could get paper delivery...
Would be okay if... 2/5
...the app didn’t insert ads in between what seems like every other paragraph. Completely disrupts reading an article. This is the main reason I’ve stick with the old NYT app, until today when it says it’s no longer supported. Boo!
So many ads 1/5
I’ve been a NYT subscriber for many years, and have used their app for years. However, there are so many ads in the app now, often two ads visible on a single screen of text, and ads that feature animations. It’s truly difficult to stay focused on reading the article content.
I ended up removing this app and just using their mobile website on my phone, where at least I can block the ads and ad tracking crap.
I’m happy to look at a few tasteful ads, even as a subscriber, up to a point. But the app in its current state is far beyond that point.
This app keeps telling me I have to subscribe and counts down my articles as if I'm not paying $20 a month. Came here today to finally cancel because I'm sick of it, and cannot even figure out how to do that. Stay away!
Does anyone at the Times use their app? 1/5
ANIMATED advertisements? In the middle of dense black and white text? Distracting to the point of absurdity. So embarrassing for the paper.
No Bylines 1/5
By Listen In
The move by The Times to eliminate bylines for reporters and editorial writes makes it impossible to discern who has written what without clicking through to individual articles. Why NYT has implemented this change is bizarre considering a paramount value of its coverage is WHO writes the articles. That NYT feels its writers are not worthy of being credited is distressing and cheapens their best own assets.
Decent app, Needs more options 3/5
Of course, the content is great. Aside from the ads, my only gripe is that there isn’t a dark mode for nighttime reading. Options similar to Safari’s reader mode would be terrific! :)
With the latest update, this app is useless on my iPhone. It is almost never responsive to touch.
Remove the ads with audio 1/5
I’ve been a subscriber for years but lately this app has taken a dive. The biggest issue I have is ads playing audio. I can gloss over a few ads here and there, as I know you’re never going to totally get rid of them, but the ads with audio are incredibly annoying. We’re trying to read your articles! Another issue is occasional freezing.
Great App, but missing 1 feature. 4/5
The entire app is fantastic, but missing one feature. Let there be an option to see the latest news even if it isn’t breaking news. There have been stories that I can’t find unless I searched and they were published on the site 25 minutes prior.
What happened? 1/5
All the bylines and pictures are gone! I always enjoyed your paper but am seriously thinking of dropping my subscription. The prior app was great but this one does not work for me! I read on my iPad.
Good interface but 360 degree ad is annoying 3/5
By Jordan Z Liao
This app just drains battery too quickly
Couple suggestions 4/5
Very good app overall. Just two suggestions:
-Follow favorite journalists, authors, and columns. I’d like to follow particular journalists and columns (eg work friend, ethicist) and be notified when a new column is posted. There is no way of doing that. Channels come close, but not good enough. Many columnists don’t even appear there, and it suggests extremely broad topics.
-Ads are annoying. I’m reading the text in between ads and pictures. Ads and pictures should be inserted into the articles, not the other way around.
DO NOT SUBSCRIBE THRU THIS APP!!! 1/5
I love the N.Y. Times app and have used it for years, but DO NOT purchase a subscription through the app. Go to nytimes.com and subscribe there, then log into the app using that account. I bought a subscription through the app but cannot access any of the “All Access” benefits on the web site. NYTimes customer service can’t even see that I have an account.
Latest version freezes on me! 1/5
Because I was having freezing issues on my previous version, I upgraded to the current one. Now it freezes every 2 minutes, more often! :(
Great app until you added ads with audio on 2/5
Remove the ads that default to audio on and interfering with other music/podcasts being on and I’ll update my review. I already pay a weekly fee for your newspaper so why must it be littered with noisy ads?
Annoying ads 1/5
Need to remove ads that auto-play audio
WAY TOO MANY ADS! 1/5
I can accept some ads but the NYT app takes it to a whole new insane level. There can be up to 6-8 ads in a single article, most of them big enough to block half the screen. This means an article is frequently twice as long as it needs to be. Why is the NYT subjecting it’s PAYING SUBSCRIBERS to this nonsense when their own website has way less ads??
No ads for paid subscription, please 1/5
As title. It’s really disturbing and unfair to trouble paying readers with sooooooooooo many ads.
Disgusting experience to read with ads 1/5
Here’s a question for NYT and Apple. I already paid through my nose for the Apple device and the NYT service. Why the heck should I pay to be overtaken by ads in your app? That is the experience reading your paper on IOS apps. Rancid and intolerable!!! Spectacularly disgusting experience.
App freezes constantly 3/5
I love the NYT but am really disappointed that the app freezes constantly. Not sure if it’s the ads or what but it’s extremely frustrating.
I love the content, and the app is pretty good, but the ads make the reading experience much more annoying and the only way to remove them is a hack (instead of money I’d gladly pay)
Ads slowing app down. 2/5
I have an XS, there is no technical reason that this should pause and freeze during a scroll on a story other than poor design and UI. Please fix. Ads are of course necessary, but they ought not make the app unusable.
Font size 1/5
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Font size will not change