Great content, app stands above most 4/5
Six-star New Yorker content with an ever-improving app.
Too frequently, however, the article reading experience is inconsistent as some articles pop you over to Safari or a web view.
Also, it seems like I have to log in again every day or so.
Absolutely horrendous app and website 1/5
Constantly kicks me off. Difficult to get technical support. Multiple problems yet they keep charging me monthly.
I understand that the full time writers here, who are excellent, don’t even get health insurance for their hard work! Instead the company relies on their willingness to work this way because of the magazine’s sterling reputation. But any company can only do this for so long.
And exploitation is exploitation whether it’s of the writers or the readers.
I have been reading the Atlantic a lot more for the past year. A lot more.
Would be five if the search worked 2/5
The app will not save the article you’re reading or crossword you’re working on if you are viewing it from the search window. It’s very frustrating, especially when you just want to take a quick break.
Love it But Can’t Always Get On 3/5
This a great app with excellent articles. I don’t understand why sometimes I click on it and am allowed to read everything on it, but other times it says I have to subscribe. I am a longtime subscriber to the print version, which I still get every week.
Dark Mode Please! 4/5
I absolutely love this app it’s far and away my most used reading app. Please add a dark mode! Preferably a nice dark grey if we’re being picky here.
Great work! Love the new audio features.
Better now that the audio player is updated 5/5
Love the New Yorker and consistently read it. With my commute it was nice to listen to the articles but the app was super buggy for me and had zero customization for listening. I decided to get an Audm subscription since it includes other magazines and, more importantly, better audio controls/interface.
But now the Audm app isn’t necessary for the New Yorker. The new update is much easier to use, less buggy, and has its own pop-out interface. Two things would make it even better: 1.25x speed and an updated pop-player for older issues.
Not happy. 1/5
Automatically charged my account $119. Without my knowledge. They make it impossible to contact them for cancellation & refund. Their app is unresponsive & their is no cancel option. No phone #. Not user friendly!
I’m surprised that the app literally do not have a reader mode and especially dark mode. You just have to rely upon default font, colour and background. Sad.
Also, like browser, this app do not have the facility where if you tap on writer’s name, all his/her appear opens in a new page. This app sadly lacks this feature and I can’t find the work of specific writer inside the app beside one or two pieces. Disappointing.
Excellent, in depth and varied articles..... 5/5
I am in Medellin, Colombia and have had no connectivity issues that weren’t on my end. The content is first rate and worth the subscription rate.... Hopefully the “Subscriber Services Department” isn’t scrutinizing these reviews because, in all honesty, I would pay more for what I am receiving than I do now.....Jed
Great content. App refreshes are a pain 1/5
I like the update and how Audm is presented, but when you pause the reading, the app sometimes refreshes. The Audm reading started at the beginning. Note I have a choice to relisten to the part I’ve already heard, or just move on.
App refreshes have long been a problem with this app. What do I mean by that? Stop reading an article and lock your phone. Now unlock it. Hmm, the app isn’t even showing. Now go to the app. Hold on, now you have to wait for the app to reload. Sometimes it comes back to where you left off, sometimes at the beginning of the piece, and sometimes back to the list of articles. I can’t figure out why they would design it this way, but it sure takes away from the enjoyment of The New Yorker.
Does not save my place 2/5
The app used to save my place in the article, when I exited the app, or switched apps. It doesn’t do that anymore, which is very frustrating. I have to look for the article again, open it, and find my place manually. I am running the latest version of the app.
Thanks for improvement! 5/5
Thank you very much for improving the audio access with skip forward/back, adjustable play speed, and maintain last listener to position. The New Yorker is an incredible source of information and entertainment!
Rubbish APP. Great publication 1/5
By Matt S singapore
Great publication but horrendous IT on the app. Extremely difficult to manage my subscription across the various New Yorker platforms. Three thumbs down for that
Dark Mode Support Please 3/5
Reading late into the night would be much easier if this app and its sister app were Dark mode compatible. Please make it happen.
Good app could use some improvements 4/5
I like the app. My only grievance is that if I swipe to another app and come back to the New Yorker it always loses my place and I have to search for the article. Also the search is a little hit or miss
Update: I got an update from a developer. I have an iPhone X running the latest version of iOS and the latest version of the New Yorker and it routinely loses my place on the app if I switch to another app and then back. It just seems to crash and the apps goes to the home page
Still Buggy 3/5
When reading an article from the archives, your place is often not preserved when you switch away from and then back to the app, requiring you to search for the article again and relocate your place. Makes for a poor experience.
Update buggy 2/5
Worked fine until latest update, now it fails to link to my subscription
More bookmarks needed 2/5
Wish there was a way to save more articles, either more space for bookmarks and a more comprehensive way to organize my saved articles. Would be nice to be able to follow a certain writer/topics on the app as well.
Love the New Yorker! 5/5
I’ve read the New Yorker since I was a child (mostly jokes then). My children, siblings, and well-read friends are also avid readers. We often send alerts not to miss a particular profile or piece of fiction. I listen to the New Yorker podcasts, too. It is consistently some of the best writing and reporting available.
Great work. Amazing staff. A lot of very fine work!
The first great news app 5/5
By angels fan 22
I love the magazine and the app captures that beautiful mix of art and news well. Just all around great.
Incredible Archive 5/5
By KEN BATCH
The volume of material included in the archive is breathtaking.
Better than the magazine app but not perfect 4/5
As a subscriber I don't want to see ads in my app, and the magazine app at least keeps the print ads in while avoiding the annoying online ads. Otherwise, this app does everything much better than the magazine app.
By a new yorker forever
I subscribe to The New Yorker yet can’t get any of the articles once my monthly limit is reached. I SHOULDN’T HAVE A MONTHLY LIMIT— I AM A SUBSCRIBER. Who do I call/email to get access to the internet content????
They just want your money! 1/5
This is a horrible deal even at $1 per week. It’s hard to determine the quality of the writing when a pop-up is continually popping up to tell you to subscribe or lag in. When I log in the same thing happens just seconds later.
I finally read one whole article this morning but this afternoon the repeating pop up ruins any thoughts of a relaxing read.
My advice: go to the library and read the paper version. That way you won’t get frustrated with the app and you will be out nothing financially.
Must read 5/5
Try it. You will see that every issue has something worth thinking about.
Dark mode needed 1/5
Such a little fix and I’d be able use the app.
New Yorker 5/5
I love reading this form of the magazine. Great curated articles, frequently updated columns.
They don’t get bookmarks 1/5
The latest release tried to improve on a useless feature. The NY needs to provide book marks within a story. This issue has been sent to the app developers a hundred times. They either can read English or don’t care or both.
Dark mode 4/5
I would use this app way more if there was a dark mode
Crossword Puzzle 3/5
According to their site, the crossword puzzle should be accessible through the app. It’s not! It’s not a dealbreaker, but would be a nice addition to have.
Is better iPad support coming? 1/5
This app looks pretty bad on the iPad. When will the layout and formatting be fixed?
Dear New Yorker,
I know you are all very busy there. You put out great content! As I read through your longer articles, I am often dragged away to attend to other business. I always return to the article at a later time. When I reopen the app, the location of where I was during reading is always gone. The app puts me back at the top of the article. This makes it very difficult to read during my busy day. Is there anything you can do to fix this?
Needs dark mode 4/5
Great app - much more convenient than the site - but still missing dark mode support for the visually impaired. End up having to use Google news’s dark mode to read the New Yorker site, which is a shame.
Dysfunctional app 1/5
It’s very difficult to link to your subscription. Even when logged in, it limits how many times it will allow you to access the articles.
It’s very unclear how to cancel after your trial. I was charged $99.99 after canceling it through iTunes, but apparently you have to go through the New Yorker. I’m supposed to get a refund, but watch out!
I love reading The New Yorker in print form, but I find the app to be just as good. It’s very convenient for anyone who wants to read TNY when they have downtime; be that on the train, an Uber, downtime at work, etc. It’s smooth and easy to navigate. They recently just extended the amount of articles you’re able to bookmark. Before, you had a certain amount before it capped you. The only thing I wish they would incorporate is the dark-mode screen feature. Maybe they don’t want to add it because they’re trying to keep the same aesthetic and feel of the magazine in the app form, but having that option would be icing on the cake.
Great writing, horrible app 1/5
By No words for game
Update. The new version corrects much, but crashes when you attempt to use the arrow to share a story.
It flashes, it crashes. Such a brilliant group of writers deserve an equally brilliant, or at lease competent group of coders!
iPhone App helps manage the great content 5/5
Subscribing to The New Yorker magazine only provides a small amount of the content actually generated. This shows up in the daily email feeds.
I found the app allows me to conveniently access and store the content for later reading. Moreover, if there’s an article I particularly like, I’m able to save it.
I’ve had no problems with app functionality.
The New Yorker makes my week !! 5/5
By The Cyber Artists Association
...Though being a Deep South Guy I ignore
their political comments (Hope I don’t get
edited out for saying I love what President
Trump has been doing which I...and many
unreported others...feel like has been much
but the New Yorker each week has
GREAT fresh stories and stupendous Cartoons.
I spend MANY very enjoyable hours each week
with The New Yorker !!!
GREAT magazine !!!
Why would it be to the magazine’s advantage to block the ability to print directly from the mobile app? Tiresome!
This place is a fraud. I sign up and might get an article or two and then no more.
App always puts you back to the front page 2/5
The app is fine when I’ve dedicated myself to using it. However, it promises to remember where I last left off, and it never does. Even if I don’t fully quit the app, if I close it briefly – for example, to quickly answer an incoming text before reverting back – when I open the app again, I’ve not only lost my place in the article I was reading, but I’ve lost the article altogether and am taken back to the front page. So I have to type the article title back in the search bar and then scroll past multiple paragraphs to get back to where I was just seconds prior.
Pretty annoying, and on bad days or when I’m reading a good article, infuriating.
Doesn’t save my place in the article 1/5
The app Doesn’t save my place in the article when I access other apps and come back. Very lame for a publication.
Cares more about delivering ads than content 3/5
Popping up full screen video ads is not ever ok. Having animated ads in a reading app is not ok. Not saving place in articles is annoying. (Also probably because of ads - otherwise not clear why page needs to be reloaded every time I switch back to the app. No other reading app I have has this problem.)
Besides that it’s good. But this is enough to turn me off from reading. Today’s pop up was the final straw. I’m switching to the browser.
I’m a customer. I pay. I love the content. You are undercharging for it. So charge more instead of spoiling my reading experience.
I did not purchase a subscription to the New Yorker in order to have video ads shoved in my face mid-article.
Flashing ads are really annoying 4/5
I love the material that The New Yorker presents and generally I find that the app presents it quite well.
But, many of the pages have animated ads that are very distracting and cheapen what is otherwise a very pleasing experience.
Constantly getting the paywall message even though I have a subscription and have been subscribed for the past 5 years. Then I sign out and sign in again and still can’t get access. What’s the point of paying all that money if I can’t even read it?
Great app 5/5
Love the app and design. I especially like the features that allows to listen to the articles (some) via audio!
Useless! Not worth paying. 1/5
I just paid full price & now you don’t recognize me in the app or in Safari?!? I subscribed for a couple years but it’s gone downhill. I never get sent to the app any more like I used to. I could tag articles to save. Now I’m not recognized as a PAID subscriber & the app is useless. Too bad. It used to be great. I have a refund coming.... their response to my concerns- “This isn’t the way the app is supposed to work.” Wow, thanks!