Used to read 1/5
I used to love reading Time. I would save up magazines and binge read on vacations. But the updated app no longer works on my iPad. So I either need to shell out $500 for a new iPad or stop reading Time. Not sure why they can't still have a version of the app that still works on older iOS since older iPads can't upgrade past a certain point.
Unstable app. 1/5
By ooh la la!
App will constantly crash. If I select an issue app shuts down. Have deleted and reinstalled app. Slow to download old issues.
At various times during download app crashes. Signing out and back in does not help. Needs to be repaired.
Use to be good 1/5
Paid for the app but it keeps crashing. If you can’t read articles why pay for it?
Why the poor ratings? 4/5
This app works great, content downloads quickly and was free with my print purchase. If you swipe up most content will switch to a format that is easy to read from my phone. No complaints.
This app is terrible! Crashes constantly. 1/5
What an awful app! Cannot delete issues after reading. You can delete them from download, but they still stay on face of app. Tried to send question to support but.....it crashed! will cancel subscription at its end because this app is just too darn frustrating to deal with. And now forcing me to use a nickname to submit this review! Ridiculous!
Slightly Better Than Unbelievably useless! 1/5
After months of waiting for interactive improvements, they came and were better than expected, but... The app lost it's ability to keep its place between sessions, aka "most recently read". Thus the user has to re-scroll through to find where they left off reading. Bookmarks would be nice too. Want to stay in business? Start acting like it!
Time removed all their cool interactive bells and whistles (e.g., graphics, videos, etc.) from this app. Now it's a simple PDF in a "new, improved "smaller font! So small you have to manually enlarge every page to read it and shrink it back to get to the next page. Hey Time, this is supposed to be a "value add" app, not a "value less"!
It would be nice to be able to highlight text and bookmark them.
Bookmark management still lacking. It would be nice if the TOC showed the article the reader was reading when it is pulled down.
Bookmark management needs improving. The app doesn't allow the user to delete older bookmarks that reference an issue that THE APP deleted earlier because it was old!
Swiping from page to page has slowed considerably since your last update. I'm pretty sure it's the Time magazine app because others apps that swipe such as photos swipe normally.
Thanks for implementing some of my suggestions. Here's another one. Please add the complete article titles to the TOCs. When the user is reading an issue and presses the table of contents button. The TOC lists abbreviated titles, so abbreviated that the user is unable to figure out which article is which.
The "Most Recently Read" link doesn't always work,
If you bookmark an article and then delete the magazine issue, the bookmark remains and can't be deleted!
Item #4 below still not available.
This is perfect example of an implementation that fell in love with its technology platform and lost sight of its purpose, namely enhance the reader's viewing experience.
e.g., 1) All pictures require the reader to tap on a + sign to see the picture's captions. Personally I'd prefer to see the caption with the picture and turn it off in the rare instance I wanted to see something behind it.
2) If the user downloads a later issue, the app loses track of where the reader was in the previous issue. Te app should maintain an article history showing where the user was.
3) The app overuses the "pull tab for more info" feature. This isn't easy for disabled people.
4) It would be nice to be able to highlight and search text, bookmark articles and see definitions when you select a word. However the biggest problem is: How do you download the latest issue? It turns out you go to the apps "library" and select the issue you want to download. There should be an option to automatically download a new issue whenever your iPad is connected to the web.
App stinks 1/5
Suddenly the app does not work any more. Why? Definitely not renewing my subscription.
Rip Off 1/5
If I’ve purchased the print version then I should get the digital version. Period.
Horrible app. Fake News at your fingertips 1/5
Want a daily dose of fake news and anti American news. Look no further.
Content still good, but the app is horrendous 2/5
Used to have all sorts of extra content. They got rid of it. Probably cost cutting. Too bad. Like all print media, they're suffering, but this app has REALLY gone down hill from what it was originally.
So much potential, just lost. This is basically for reading a PDF of the print edition. There are no extras, no links.
Fake News 1/5
We now live in a fake news era so brazen, the cover photo on Time magazine is a fake, a fabrication, a con, naked propaganda using a lie.
What a sham 1/5
Pure propaganda. Seems to be in a race to become more convoluted than CNN
Too biased 1/5
By Rox olid
If I wanted to hear opinions I’d just hang out in a bar drinking.
Unfortunately you can not forward stories to friends.
This app would be OK were it not for constant crashing. Forget about reading anything--I can't even download an issue. Fix it!!
Update for iPhone X. 1/5
Used to be a great app 1/5
By Gratia Countryman
I used to love the Time Magazine app. It had great animated covers, videos and many more special interactive features. As it is, the Time app is nothing more than a PDF of the print magazine. Give us the interactive app back.
Great magazine, but app too slow 2/5
Love Time Magazine, long time subscriber. Also like reading in the traditional magazine view. However, the app is very slow to load, does not remember which issue I was reading, or what page I was on. Brand new iPhone 8+ and still takes me almost a minute to find where I was. It should remember at least what page I was on, and would be nice if it synchronized that across devices also.
Cannot access my subscription 1/5
This is written 5/16/2018. Cannot access my subscription. I had trouble with the last version, but this one won’t let me in at all. Tryingto sell me another subscription for $40.00. Totally user unfriendly. Customer service was no help. Pepperdowning
Another one star review 1/5
Why can’t the app handle logins for my print edition. Sometimes works often doesn’t. Never remember s from one week to the next. This is not complicated in 2018 guys!
Money trap 1/5
I’ve been a print subscriber for years. Why do I need to pay more to be able to read my subscription on my iPad as well? Don’t fall for it!
Having read the magazine for 30 years or so, the app is a catastrophe and a disgrace to the legacy of a once-great institution. When and if it works, the reproduction is poor and effectively a PDF. Deletion of past issues is a mystery, known only to a chosen few. Henry Luce would be ashamed.
No Time Magazine in Walmart 5/5
Wanted to buy a hard copy issue rod this great magazine - was in Walmart - no Time magazine- what? Love the app since hard copy not available
Could work better 3/5
I am a print subscriber so I get the digital for iPad which I really like. My main gripe is that the system does not make issues available for download. I must play around with the app for several minutes - often logging out and back in - before it will display "download ". Until then it wants me to buy. Almost every week I must go through this and it's unclear what finally shakes it loose.
Will not open 1/5
I have deleted And downloaded this app several times and still I cannot open it and cannot read any articles.
Worst than ever 1/5
I used to have the app to read TIME in the iPad : very intuitive, modern and nice. More or less a year ago everything changed= turned to something like a PDF...
But the last was even worst: I just can’t download the app to my new iPad !
By Only Essential Apps
I enjoyed the mobile site. It’s well designed and engaging. This app is a complete joke.
I’ll delete and download with the next update. It even have ads. Smh
Not good so far 1/5
This is the only magazine I’ve subscribed to where you pay extra for digital access if you have a print subscription. Needless to say we did pay the extra money but cannot access the issues, they show a lock on them.. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the app, changed the account password,turned the iPad off and back on,restored the issues and nothing, not a happy customer
Stop making me log out to log in again 2/5
Every time a new issue co es out, I have to sign out and then sign back in again for the app to recognize that I have access to the issue and don’t have to pay for it. It has been like this for MONTHS and is extremely irritating especially since username and password aren’t automatically saved to iCloud Keychain. Please fix. This is stupid.
Time needs to reorganize its App developing group 1/5
When I was using this app, I thought it was developed by some third parties who purchased Time copyright... It’s not 100% compatible with 12.9 iPad Pro and the contents are not selectable and copyable. Please put some effort on your App in the digital era.
Slow, unintuitive, worse than previous version 1/5
By gimlets are good for my ears
What a mess.
Better than most magazine apps... but still worse than a pdf 2/5
This is better than most magazine apps developed by so called Maz such as hbr, inc, Forbes etc. But still, magazines within this app are nothing more than scanned image files. Even a basic pdf has more interactivity and functionality.
Used to be much better 2/5
I still like Time but a while ago the format changed to a kind of two dimensional, flat looking document. The biggest problem is there is no marking pages for later reading. I get a few magazines on my iPad and this is the only one missing that feature. I like to browse the issue, mark pages, then read at my leisure. Now I have go through the whole issue and try to remember what I wanted to read. Another problem is the deletion of old issues. The process for this is clunky and confusing.
C’mon Time, this isn’t hard stuff to correct.
New iPad app a major step backwards 1/5
Time recently replaced its iPad app with a very different one. While the new one makes reading the magazine somewhat easier (including a “reader view”), it has a major flaw - you can’t see new issues unless you log out and in again each time!
The old app would alert you when a new issue was available and made download easy. The new one won’t - and worse, when you look at the cover view for a new issue, you’ll see a lock icon and a demand for payment, even if you’re a current subscriber. In order to download and read the issue, you have to log out and then in again. Even after doing so, it exhorts you to subscribe, even though you are a subscriber!
I contacted the app’s help desk, and they told me I had to uninstall and reinstall each time! (Thankfully that isn’t the case.) I can’t understand how such a serious usability flaw made it out the door, much less why it hasn’t been fixed in several months! The help desk was unhelpful when I asked what the plans were for fixing the bug.
By Mike D19691986
This app stinks. I download issues, then they disappear when I’m offline so I can’t read them. The update from the old version was not necessary and made the experience ten times worse. I only use this because the new issue is available Friday, but the mailed copy doesn’t come until Monday or Tuesday. This magazine is going down the tubes.
Did you fire your entire software team and replace it with a parrot? 1/5
In the ten years or so that apps have existed and I have used them, this is the most astounding regression in quality I have ever, and probably will ever witness in any sort of software. WOW.😶
Hate the new version 1/5
New version has gone backwards for the iPad. It seems super slow to bring up issues and readability is worse. I still don't know how to delete old issues as gear icon is gone. I enjoy reading my issues offline on the airplane and it is focused on giving me warnings on not being online and it is slow to bring up the stored issues
Major step backwards with new app 1/5
Sometime in December 2017 the Time iPad and iPhone app changed. This new app is a huge step backwards - user unfriendly, have to re-sign in to download, and it keeps indicating “Buy or subscribe to Time” even when signed in. Display is unwieldy.
Bring back the prior version which was great. You will lose subscribers in droves if you don’t fix this. Look at your ratings... lots of 1’s and if there were a zero, I’d assign that.
Miss the previous version 2/5
Was good until they changed it… trying to be nice, but it really isn’t very good now.
New app is awful 1/5
This latest update has made it almost impossible to read my favorite news magazine. Takes forever to load. Doesn't return to the same page next time you login. Settings don't give you any options over the app. The list goes on.
Of course there is no way to return to the previous version that worked just fine for me.
Every major update makes it worse 1/5
I wish I could roll back to the last iteration of this app. The new one is incredibly slow and clunky. I’m not impressed with the reader mode and it’s annoying that it tries to remind me I can use reader mode on every article. The app seems to get periodic amnesia that I pay for a subscription and needs me to sign in again to download the magazines I want to read. It’s inconsistent in saving my spot if I close an issue wanting to come back to it later. They also did away with bookmarks without warning, so I lost the book reviews list I had kept in the app.
Would love if Time would go back to two versions of this app ago... in 2016, they were creating issues optimized for iPad viewing with digital content. In 2017, I was disappointed that this was done away with, but at least the app was still useable. And now, I’m disappointed with the app altogether.
No Bookmarks 2/5
I don’t mind the layout matching the print edition. However, how could you release an app without a bookmark feature. If I don’t read the entire magazine in one sitting, the next time I open the app, if there’s a delay of more than a couple of minutes, it opens on the cover page. Unbelievable that it doesn’t maintain where I left off an doesn’t allow me to set a bookmark. Come on guys, such an easy fix!
Wow! A step backwards. Now is dead. 1/5
Why mess with something that works fine? The update is slower and much less appealing. Please don’t update unless you like frustration, poor navigation and a less attractive product.
Stick with the print edition 1/5
By Bronco 34
Latest app update was a swing and a miss. Using it on my iPad, the app no longer opens to the page where I left off. Instead it opens to a list of news articles. From there you need to select “Issues”, then tap the issue you were reading and scroll page by page to find the page where you left off. At least with the print edition you can use a bookmark.
Time killed the app 1/5
For some reason I cannot read downloaded issues when offline. This is a serious problem for me. Is this a glitch in the latest update or is it now policy that subscribers can no longer enjoy downloaded issues. I keep being able to read a preview but not the issues I have paid for unless I am online.
What is going on?
I’ve been a print subscriber for decades and digital issue reader for 6 or 7 years.
The new PDF format is awful and making it worse I cannot read full downloaded issues if I am not signed in, can only read a preview.
I am considering not renewing my subscription.
No service 1/5
Long time subscriber. The very worst customer service ever. Just trying to get digital version, still don’t After 5 phone calls
I can no longer download the magazines 1/5
By Philip Morgan
With the latest version of the app I seem to no longer be a subscriber. Luckily, my one year subscription will end soon so I only lost a few bucks. I never liked reading the articles with the tiny font anyway. I always had to enlarge the articles and move around the page. The magazine will not be missed.
Internet connection ALWAYS required 1/5
New version of app is useless unless connected to the internet!
Old version worked perfect. Please fix this as the only time I read on the iPad is on an airplane, this is also when I don’t have internet.
If they don't fix it, I'm gone! 1/5
Latest update does not allow me to access previous downloads including the special issues I purchased through the app. The special issue purchases were on top of the subscription so I'm out those unless they fix it. Lost is the Library button to view personal library. Customer service pointed me to iTunes, iTunes pointed me to the app developer which is Time. No help! The app used to work great but certainly broken now.
Can’t access past magazines since app change 1/5
Since the new app update, Its impossible for me to see any of the issues on the app. The stories are available, but the issues never load. I’ve signed in and out, but nothing works. Please try to fix this for me.