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I should have known better than to update 1/5
Lost all my downloaded issues too. Not the first time this has happened on an update.
Update is a failure. 1/5
By c gulbenkian
Now freezes on my iPhone, random navigation and scroll failures, and the cartoon caption feature is a disappointment to say the least. Not sure what the gain is supposed to be.
So, no more saving our spot in the article when we come back? Argh. This alone renders the app utterly useless. I’ve subscribed for 15 years, back to when apps were just a dream. I am not interested in just going back to print. I’d like the version of the app that worked just fine back. Absent that, I am moving on. Thanks, I guess.
New app does not work well 1/5
By mus muscaria
Lost all my downloaded issues.
Another setback 1/5
By disgruntled yet again
App no longer saves your place in an article
New app 2/5
The previous New Yorker app was much better. Easier to read and navigate. Bring it back
New app is broken-should not have gotten out of beta 1/5
By Random Man, the other one
I agree with the other one star reviews about slow performance and the like, but the worst of it is that it no longer keeps your place within an article. I do remember that the New Yorker issued an update with the same problem some years ago. They fixed it in a couple of weeks. I hope they will do the same here, and in short order. Still, what were they thinking?
I do not particularly mind that it no longer reproduces the print magazine. The NY Times for one understood that devices and print are fundamentally different media; this leaves open other possibilities for the app.
I’m writing this para at a later date, and the app is even worse than I first thought. Worst of all, while it does download the basic content, it appears not to download the audio of the article. While I don’t use this feature, it has the mortel side effect of locking the article (preventing scrolling) until it’s finished, which can take some time. This is particularly a problem if you’re on the subway between stations. I also detest the navigation after a restart where instead of taking you to the article you were reading, it takes you to the download page.
Please, fully test a substantial revision (including focus groups) before releasing it to the world.
Your updated app is awful 1/5
Counter-intuitive. Just horrible.
Just use “New Yorker today” app instead 1/5
Since Condé Nast ruined the regular app (and doesn’t seem to care) just use the “New Yorker Today” app instead
It may not be as good as this app once was a week ago, but it’s multiple orders of magnitude superior to this steaming pile
I guess Condé Nast learned the wrong message from “who moved my cheese”
It was so much better before. 1/5
This is another case of an update that doesn’t seem to do anything to improve any function, but takes away useful features instead. Someone needs to come up with a term for this phenomenon, similar to Moore’s Law, but in the other direction. There’s so many updates and upgrades that throw really good features away. For example, I used to be able to start one of the articles, and if I couldn’t finish it, when I went back it would still be exactly where I left off, even if I read another article in between. Now, if I leave the page, it goes back to the library home page, so I have to open the magazine again, and scroll down to where I left off. Also, the text size only goes from the original size to very large, and huge, instead of anything in between, which is very annoying, and renders it almost useless. Sorry, but the previous version was so much better; much simpler and more streamlined.
Why change? 1/5
By more buggs
Your previous ap was the best among all the emagazines. Why did you change it?
Update has broken the app 1/5
By C dak
Love the NewYorker but this app is no longer functioning properly. Please fix it.
New version 👇🏾 2/5
Not a fan of new update. I liked the old TOC.
This version doesn’t remember where you left offing an article too
Content of course is excellent, but the new app is unfriendly 1/5
By Big Alpha
First, it erased all of the old content saved in the old app. The choice of font sizes more limited. New app doesn’t “save” your place in the article you are reading, even if you move to a new page in the app. And I can’t find a way to send these comments directly to the staff, since here is no Contact menu item.
I hate this app 1/5
Can’t find where I was...don’t like how it shows up on my tablet...why change?
Updated format full of bugs 1/5
I used to love this app. Now it makes me angry.
I can’t read articles because every time I swipe down it goes left or right to a different article. Also no way to see the winner of the caption contests, or the three shortlisted ones. Come on New Yorker, this is basic QC stuff.
Update Fail 1/5
Why did you fix what was not broken? I echo the other reviews in the complete failure of the updates to this app. Not only is it incredibly slow to download an issue, once there, only every other article will actually let you scroll. Pretty frustrating. I have no patience with or desire to delete and reload the app numerous times like other users have suggested to fix this bug.
Also a fail: when you leave an article, it resets to the beginning. Since I rarely have the time to read a lengthy article in one setting, this anti-feature will cause me no end of inconvenience.
Finally, and probably most upsetting, the cartoon contest is no longer in the online magazine. Why??????
Guess I will have to dig the paper copies out from under the bed and rethink renewing my subscription. The ease of reading this magazine on the go is gone.
Two steps forward, three steps back 2/5
Like the other reviewers, I'm exasperated that the app no longer remembers your place in an article. This is especially unfortunate because it's so easy to accidentally swipe left or right when you're trying to scroll, so that you switch to a different article, and the when you immediately swipe back to your article, you find you've lost your place.
But I want to acknowledge that this update makes a major improvement: you can zoom in on images, making it possible to appreciate details.
Keep the visual improvements and fix the scrolling problems and the long article load times and this will once again be the app that this superb magazine deserves.
Poor typeface options 1/5
I don’t like the new app at all. It does away with the TOC and the typeface sizes are small, giant, and even more giant. Can we please have a medium typeface added?
Latest updates are unpleasant 1/5
By Peaceful summer
The font is much less readable. And the car and bus traffic moving through the iconic design at the top of the page is annoying to the eyes - a “cute” concept in theory, but in its execution bug-resembling, and capable of inducing nausea.
Also, when I want to load a few recent issues, I want to be able to tap on “download” underneath multiple covers - one after the other. Having to search for “show all issues” in the index after each tap wastes time. Why on earth was this changed?
“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. (There was a problem with the app, before?)
New App is Awful 1/5
Why couldn’t the New Yorker leave well enough alone? The update totally breaks the app. Whereas the old app would download the magazine quickly, the updated app takes forever. Please go back to the old version!
New app is disaster 1/5
By Mad Yorker
The new App freezes constantly and is terribly slow. Even made me download the same issue twice. Fix please!
Why did you abandon the iPad ?? 1/5
The new App Version 5.0 might be a small improvement for the iPhone, but it simply abolishes the wonderful iPad version, which was much better than the print issue !!
Every nice iPad feature is gone !
clickable headlines on the cover
zooming into the text
simple and fast menu
And on the iPad the smallest font size is still too big !!!
Shame on you.
Give us back our iPad version !!!
New version doesn’t have table of contents or link to website 1/5
By Nikolai Greenstone
Can’t find a way get from the app to the essays and news items on the New Yorker website. Previous app version had that on the table of contents page, which is now missing. App is now disfunctional.
amazing agreement redux 2/5
By Jim O'D
Gosh, it remembered the review I wrote eight years ago of the first feeble app. New app 2019, new feebleness. Messed up the cartoon contest, messed up issue navigation, and forgot some people use tablets, so the smallest font is too large and cartoon captions don’t always show up. Takes New Yorker about a year to get any new digital thing to work right, so set your alarm clock for mid-2020 and see what they do.
Bookmarks and downloads disappeared with update 3/5
Wait, all of my downloaded issues, and more importantly, all of my Bookmarks are GONE. So how is that an improved user experience? I’ll go though all the time and trouble to bookmark articles that will be deleted when the app is updated? Please, no!
New upgrade 1/5
The book marks don’t work. When I start an article and leave before I’ve read it, my place is not kept - it goes back to the beginning.
The cartoon caption contest does not show the winner and the three finalists.
Update Inoperable 3/5
By Avid Listener and Reviewer
UPDATE: Able to download and open the latest issue at long last, thanks to needed app updates (?), but disappointed in what appears largely unnecessary format changes. Still and all, I will keep using it to gain access prior to mail delivery.
Finally got latest issue downloaded after multiple crashes on iPad. When download crashed as well when attempting to open issue, reinstalled app only now to be unable to download current issue altogether! Earlier version worked fine for me; no need to update whatsoever. Guess I will now just have to await delivery of hard copy on Friday...
Where is the Table of Contents? 1/5
How can there possibly be no Table of Contents!? And, as others have said, it’s incredible that the app doesn’t save your place in an article.
New interface 1/5
What a horrible change. Does anyone like it?
Terrible update 1/5
The 5.0 version of this app does not allow downloading of the newest issue on my computer. I have deleted and reloaded the new app several times. It worked fine before.
5.0 App Update 1/5
A huge step backwards. For one thing, it keeps blowing up when I try to download the current issue (July 22, 2019) on my iPad — not to mention wiping out my previously downloaded issues. (Strangely enough, I am able to download back issues, well, the 2 I tried anyway). Even so, it no longer keeps track of where I left off reading if I happen to accidentally swipe elsewhere or temporarily stop reading and close the article. Anyway, I agree with the (somewhat snide) comments about letting the “kids” responsible for the tekkie stuff run around unsupervised. Mom and dad, since THEY still read, need to approve all changes before being implemented. 😒
Poor app update 1/5
Lots of functionality problems with the app update. Slow, easy to swipe incorrectly. Lacks full features of the magazine/previous app (table of contents, contributors page, cartoon contest features, navigation (e.g., Talk of the Town pieces all read as separate unmarked articles, easy to lose your place in an article if not read in one go)). Unclear how to remove downloaded issues. Hope these problems are fixed (and please, New Yorker, add dark mode for night reading! Using smart invert to enable a darker screen is a messy work-around).
New version July 2019 1/5
By Would be Paris reader
This “update “ makes the app inoperable. Crashes instead of opening up the new issue of the magazine. Haven’t been able to read the new issue yet.
100 steps backwards 1/5
The new version of this App is MUCH worse than the previous version. Much harder to navigate in articles and in the magazine. The contents of “Goings on in New York” do. not in general include where the venues are. Please bring back the previous App.
Update is unusable 1/5
By Jiva's Mom
What happened? It was fine before this latest update. All my prior downloads are gone. When I tried to download the current issue the screen blacked out and the app quit. Needs to be tested before it’s released. Please go back a release to what was stable and easy to navigate.
New app has many problems 1/5
First, I had to uninstall then reinstall the app to download the latest edition of the magazine.
Several times today, I could not scroll down through articles. Had to remove the app from memory to fix that.
And every time I swipe from one article to another, then back, the first article is set back to the top, not scrolled to where I left off.
Bad, bad, bad
Crappy app 1/5
By Wc reader
Good writing, not as well edited as it used to be. But super lousy app, never recognizes you from device to device or from issues to daily comments. Grade z programmers.
Totally non-functional 1/5
Still have not been able to get the app to stay open long enough without crashing to read anything on my iPad. Thank goodness I still get the paper magazine or I would miss the great articles and journalism. PLEASE fix this ASAP!
The updated app crashes every time I try to load the latest issue on my iPad Air. Really?
Finally, an update! But sadly lacking 1/5
I was so thrilled to see an update of this app that finally filled the iPhone X/XS screen! But what in the world is the deal with the blurry, slow-loading articles? Each time you flip to an article you have to wait for it to come into focus before you can scroll? (Maybe it is better with quicker internet? But in that case, what’s the point of downloading the issues...) And you don’t remember our place anymore in the article, even if it’s just the app reloading?
The New Yorker is known for long articles. How can anybody think it’s okay to lose our place in these novels?
I thought maybe you were abandoning this app in favor of the NYer Today app, and I was so happy to see an update — but now so disappointed with the gaping holes in the implementation. Did no actual readers of the magazine look at this app before you released it?
Don’t update to v.5 1/5
Your previous downloads will disappear, and you can no longer remove an issue when you’re through with it. The presentation is too large for an iPad screen, the smallest font is too large, the print pages option is gone, and a download is no guarantee that you won’t have to re-download the same issue, or an individual article. CN replaced a good app with a bad one.
Horrible Update 1/5
The July 2019 update is utter garbage. Lose your place in an article if you close the app or swipe to a different article. No offline use. Can’t scroll down an article half the time. The cartoon contest doesn’t show the top three cartoons from the past issue anymore. Why fix what wasn’t broken?
Update? More like Whoopsdate 1/5
By Dr. Fear
Okay I get what you’re trying to do here, make navigation easier. But the navigation was FINE before, and now a bunch of things are broken.
The Cartoon Caption Contest — where are the winners? The top three best entries? Gone, that’s where. Not only in the current issue but in ALL the issues. Come on.
Speaking of the cartoons … why can’t I swipe from one to the next? Do you know how hard it is to hit that tiny nav button? Not to mention it’s so translucent it often disappears entirely.
Did anybody actually test this before it went live? Hello? Bueller?
Revised app repeatedly fails 1/5
By 23-yr subscriber
The newly redesigned version closes on its own after a few seconds. Reopening only results in closing again. The prior version would delete my downloaded issues regardless of my settings. I had hoped the new version would fix this but I don’t yet know.
Fix this upgrade ASAP 1/5
Recent upgrade crashes 100% of the time. Wont even download issues.
Used to be great but latest update on iPad is unusable because of crashes on downloading most recent issue.
New electronic format. 1/5
The new format crashes both my iPad and iPhone when I try to open an issue in the new format. Help😭!