Only Fair 3/5
Why hasn’t The Brief changed since April 11th?
The Brief page has not updated since April 12 2/5
Since phone update...,please fix
The Brief section is stuck 2/5
As of 5/13/2018, the Brief section is stuck at 4/12/2018. It’s been stuck since that date. I reloaded the app. No difference. I looked for an in-app way to provide the developers feedback. The only way I could find is these reviews. The world is moving to digital and this institution appears slow to embrace that.
Way to absolutely kill your brand.
Proofread, please! 3/5
You're one of the most trusted publishers in the world an 80% of your article on this app have stupid typos. Edit, review, re-review...anything! Step it up, Time, Inc.
Pretty Useless 1/5
This app in its current incarnation offers nothing that can't be accessed through a mobile web browser. I gave it a shot after seeing the audio feature advertised, but it's only for The Brief, not for articles. Time recently made the poor decision to remove the audio feature from their digital version of the weekly, which ultimately prompted me to cancel my print subscription. Simply grabbing headlines from the home page of their website and pushing the top stories into a useless app is evidence that the people behind this magazine are just not understanding what features readers are looking for these days: mobility and versatile accessibility in a single, simple format. There isn't even a way to sign in or search for articles in this version. Try again, please.
Disappoint watch app 3/5
The watch app should allow us to click on the story we want to read and then have it ready on the iPhone. Having a watch app just seems like a gimmick without this functionality.
Informative, honest 4/5
Great app and pretty smooth. Would love a complication on the Apple Watch, or at least for a headline in my glances.
Please fix 2/5
Pictures don't load
Pictures don't load 1/5
The pictures don't load in the app for the different news stories. I wish this would get fixed
Too many ads 2/5
Doesn't look clean.
By Mick Gator Fan
This app version crashes randomly when going from The Brief to Top Stories. This happens on iPhone using iOS 9.0.2 as well as on iPad using iOS 8.4.1. Highly frustrating and not predictable.
Unstable with iOS 8.4.1 (updated description) 1/5
By Mick Gator Fan
The app crashes when I try to switch from The Brief to Top Stories on iPad. The app description says it works on iPad but that is not my experience.
Even worse, when you click on "App Support" you are taken to a webpage and asked to subscribe. In other words, they provide no support.
App crashes all the time. 1/5
After several updates, this app is still so buggy it crashes all the time. Now some stories crash it. Going to options and turning off sections one at a time until it gets past it. But guess what: it doesn't remember you set the option the next time you load it and it goes right back to crashing. Today: a story in the brief crashes it so you can't even get to options. Funny thing is, you can load the section that crashes the app as long as you load it by itself.
Like the app. Hate the developer. Fire him or send him back to school.
Every time 1/5
I click on top stories it crashes. It's too easy to just switch to other apps for news instead of dealing with this half baked app.
The app crashes all the time, fails to load pictures, and only loads sections of stories; they just cut off in the middle.
My most used app 5/5
I use this app every day. I check it 3-5 times a day because they constantly update it. Lately I have been experiencing a bug in the app. Whenever I try to load politics in top stories my app crashes. I've uninstalled and reinstalled it and that doesn't help. I'm sketched out that they are trying to not tell me something but hey media black out is totally fine. I love not being informed.
Voices of The Brief 3/5
Please introduce the FEMALE voice on The Brief (along with the male voice). Thank you.
Great update! 5/5
Love the audio option for The Brief! So awesome that I can sit back and listen to someone read the news to me!
Nice update 5/5
it seems that the latest update made list loading a little snappier. I liked the earlier version without ads :(, but I understand that bills must be paid. I also like the watch companion app, although the functionality is limited (a lot like the other watch apps I’ve used).
Sections won't load 1/5
Only 'The Brief' loads on my iphone OS8. This was a problem for years, but was fixed fairly recently, but this Apple Watch update has taken it right back to the doldrums!
Failed a crucial test for me....off line reading ability 2/5
App is okay and well laid out, but the app failed an important feature that is critical for a news app, and that is caching for off line reading. Sometimes a story would be readable off line, other times not, it was hit and miss. So I've deleted off phone and rate 2 stars. If the app would quickly load/cache all stories in a minute or less for off line reading as the AP news app does, then I would have rated this no worse than 4 stars. For now my only two news apps are AP and NPR, both of which fully cache their text articles for offline reading.
Apple Watch Review 2/5
By User 146
This app suffers from the same issue I have with USA Today's app. I can't pull the full story. The point of having this tech is to utilize it, not make me use my phone to read it. Looks good but needs some work.
Great New App 5/5
By Sinash Shajahan
What a great new App! Simple and elegant user interface and I love the audio.
This is better than Jezebel. 5/5
I usually get all my news there, but they don't have an app. So, I'm switching to the Time mobile app. :)
Loving the new Brief 5/5
This app has been improved rapidly. I love listening to the Brief in the mornings. The Time watch app looks great on my husband's watch, I can't wait until I get my watch!
Review for Apple Watch App 1/5
What may have seemed like a clever idea from Time to pick a small amount of stories appear on the Apple Watch App with a few sentence summary for each and a handoff to read full story on iPhone has instead made their Apple Watch add a total waste. Users should have access to all stories through the watch and be able to read them fully on watch (text size can be increased to allow easy reading) or like the Apple Watch Apps for LA Times and Chicago Tribune there should be an option to have full story read for you via watch control. Instead this is a very insignificant little app not worth the time having.
All the news I need, all day long 5/5
The brief is my go-to for my morning subway commute. News update frequently and has the in depth reporting I love from a trusted and un-biased source. Super!
Love the daily brief audio 5/5
Listen to it in my car every morning
Amazing News 5/5
What a great News App! Easy to read, easy to find what you want, up to date! Nice work TIME, Inc. A new place to get my world news.
Love The Brief 5/5
Recently updated to show the top articles and is a great source of daily news.
Go to news app 5/5
Excellent source of up to the minute and breaking news. I love listening to the audio on my commute.
WHAT!!! TIME IS BACK!!! OH yea! 5/5
By app scrutinator
Finally, hallelujah!!! Time is back baby, I used it for years, then it broke and they wouldn't fix it..!? I couldn't get my news from time! I was bummed for a long time, I forgot about it, then....... Bam!!! here it is!!!
Popular feed won't refresh 2/5
The popular feed STILL doesn't work in the new version! Ugh. After a forever of this problem not being fixed, I thought it might have something to do with my phone. I now have a brand new iPhone 6, and the popular section still doesn't work refresh. It has got to be an easy fix!
Finally Fixed 4/5
Finally a working version!
Nice update finally 5/5
By K -yo
As the previous review stated,uninstall and reinstall are necessary to get the app running. After that app runs great works on the new iPhone 6 plus looks great and runs smooth thanks for the update.
Use it here and there. Ever since it lost the ability to view different categories like tech, politics, etc. it just hasn't been good. I like the articles but it's just limited and hasn't ever been fixed.
Will not load 1/5
I used to love this app but for the past seven months it does nothing but say hierarchy load failure. Never will even open used to be a great app with great news stories. I'm surprised they let their IT department even be employed. They are completely incapable of creating an app that is functional.
Good news but.... 3/5
Would you guys please update it for the iPhone 5/6. It is still stuck on the older iPhone 4 screen dimensions.
App works fine 4/5
For those getting the Hierarchy failure error - delete the app and re-download. Works fine after the re-download.
Why no updates? 3/5
I used to love the Top 10 lists.
Hello?! It doesn't work 1/5
It just loads forever when I open the app. I don't believe Time hasn't noticed it, please wake up!! No more sleep please!!
No longer any categories and articles cut off... 2/5
Agreeing with the earlier post below, this app was once a wonderful and glorious news app.each evening I spent an hour reviewing all of the different categories of news. For several months now, my app only has one category. And some of the articles are clipped and you can view the whole article. It's hard to imagine a big enormous news machine like Time not fine-tuning this app.
Doesn't work 1/5
Download hierarchy failed appears every time this app is opened. It's been like this for months. I honestly didn't think I'd have to write a review for time but this is something that should be fixed. It shouldn't take months to update an app, that's neglecting customers and certainly not helping with the sale of subscriptions.
This app will not launch!!! 1/5
By Beagle the Boomer
This app will not launch with iOS 8 on my new iPhone 6 Plus. I assume you're working on it, as I see many other reviewers have noted the same problem. Please expedite!
When will this work again? 1/5
No news! When is this going to work again?
Where are the other sections? 1/5
Sections only show the 'Home' section, what happened to all the rest? This used to be a good app for news, but without the other sections it's pretty useless.
Good bye - hope to see you again after the app is fixed 1/5
By ach ime
Bad for a good magazine to have their name on a broken app. Liked the app before - while it worked - to get a quick overview ....
I guess I will have to read the paper version. Hope that one does not get the same 'quality' treatment time has given his app.
Sad 😢 — apparently orphaned 2/5
Once upon a time, my fav news app. Now, it just tells me, "Data Unavailable"