Love Love Love Vanity Fair 5/5
Vanity Fair is my favorite magazine and the digital version is wonderful.
Difficult to navigate 4/5
Unless I have an epiphany, this app is difficult to navigate on an iPad.
An embarrassment for Condé Nast and Advance 1/5
By Mister Hexcel
No landscape mode? I swear I’ve bought more than one subscription. Slow. Nothing seems to work. Other publishers seem able to manage electronic delivery, so why can’t CN? The New Yorker electronic delivery is equally deficient.
Magazine Great, App...Not So Much 2/5
I enjoy the magazine but the app is less than desirable. The are are multiple times I have to quit and go back in because I cannot turn a page or even leave the page at all. It’s frustrating at best.
Landscape view on the iPad please 3/5
I use an Apple iPad keyboard so reading the magazine in Portrait view is a huge pain.
I have to disconnect my keyboard and then hold the iPad in order to read any stories.
I have tendinitis in my wrists and holding the iPad while reading is very painful. That’s why I bought the iPad keyboard Smart Cover.
Please fix this.
I would love to read the magazine on my iPad.
Worse than New Yorker app 1/5
At least on the New Yorker app you can adjust text size. That’s not even an option here. Pinching to zoom decreases readability so that’s useless. Why can’t Condé Nast come up with a decent app? It can’t be that hard. Many other magazines have figured it out (compare The Atlantic). Very disappointing. What’s worse, from my communications with them they don’t actually care. They merely confirm their apps’ shortcomings as if these were simply insurmountable.
Loading very slow
Bring back Grayson 2/5
By Ron Florida
The feminine slant to your articles ruined the content. Good luck on becoming “Women’s Magazine.”
Slow and clunky screen freezes 1/5
Other apps don’t do this so not my device
Fix the network problem and you've got a winner 4/5
Beautiful app and easy to use once you practice a bit.
The only downside is not being able to delete old issues to save storage space. The “delete after X months” feature doesn’t appear to work on any of my - admittedly, not new - devices.
Condé Nast flops again with iPad app 1/5
The app is currently stuck on the inside cover photo of the most recent issue and I can’t get to the content. I don’t think anyone designing digital media at Condé Nast actually reads magazines in any format or they would not persist in making it more difficult and unpleasant to read their products. Like AD which recently launched, then corrected an unfortunate redo of their digital app, vanity Fair is one if the better magazines to read on an iPad. Better than print in my view. That is until they start “improving” the apps and failing repeatedly to make anything better.
Not intuitive and responsive. 2/5
I find it hard to navigate the app. When want to browse through the magazine, I can’t proceed past the magazine cover. Help! What and I doing wrong?
Can’t read this one. Stuck on cover page 1/5
By Cloverfield Monster
Repeat. Can’t navigate or go beyond cover page.
Feature request: add font size setting 4/5
Love the content, but it’s easier to read from Apple News with the font size set larger. This feature should be added to the app.
Badly designed 2/5
Clunky interface. No landscape mode. No onscreen icon for font size. Thumbnails are huge. The New Yorker’s app is perfectly adequate, so I don’t understand why (1) why CondeNast created a separate app interface for VF, and (2) this interface wasn’t run by a UX person—easily accessible font scaling and landscape are such basic readability functions.
Editors change 4/5
I have been reading VF for about ten years. I don’t appreciate changes happened since the Editor in chief left and a new one has started. The content has become very politicized, and thus biased. I’d prefer more neutrality. The point taken, it does not need to be repeated hundreds of times. If I needed that much politics, I’d subscribe to Time magazine rather.
By The Grey Apparell
It’s kind of useless
iPad compatibility problems 3/5
App is not great on iPad. Many times the first page of an article is an oversized photo. The formatting/sizing of the photo makes it difficult to move past and into the actual article. Also it only allows vertical viewing which is limiting.
It’s awful! Trying to navigate your pages. I’m going to cancel my subscription as soon as I get to my laptop.
Bizarre that anyone there thinks this is good design -& in this day and age!
New Vanity Fair app update 2/5
I liked the old format better. Easier to navigate with the scroll bar on the bottom. Easier to remove issues.
Not great 1/5
Sort of tough to through navigate pages. Preferred the previous version. Was more user friendly.
Timeless magazine 5/5
Excellent articles. A great read. I’ve been reading VF for over 20 years and it’s amazing to me that it has remained this good. I do miss Graydon Carter’s amazing Letters from the Editor, though.
Online layout 5/5
By Franie B. Groovy
Excellent issue. The articles provide detail. The interviews are in-depth.
And the quality goes on from month to month.
New app is not working 1/5
The upgrade of last month means that I lost all of my saved articles and the latest editions take forever to download to my devices. How is it possible that VF has taken such a massive step backwards to circa iPad 1?
Worst e-magazine 2/5
Cumbersome, unfriendly format. Zoom-in disabled on pictures is a MAJOR blow.
Erased all of my downloads- even most recent. Now downloads are taking hours for one issue
No longer Vanity Fair 1/5
This magazine is now similar to Vogue. For Ladies Only.
No Landscape view 3/5
I have this app downloaded to my iPad Pro. Don’t really want to have to hold it all the time. I’d rather view the magazine while my iPad is in Landscape view (2 pages at a time) held in place by the keyboard. Why won’t the developed allow for landscape rotation?
Repeat download of paid digital subscription ? 1/5
Is there a limit to the number of digital subscription that I can download on my iPhone? I did pay for them already right? Why do I have to keep re-downloading what I’d paid for already? Am I missing something?
And why did you guys change the layout of the app? It was great the way it was before
By todd in venice
I can’t enlarge the pics. Your letters to the editor are too few and weak and the editing has gotten sloppy.
Afraid to update.... 2/5
After my horrible experience with the ‘new and improved’ version of the New Yorker app, my heart sank when I saw the same pitch for the new Vanity Fair app. I assume Condé Nast is moving multiple magazines to this new platform, which, from what I’ve seen so far, is not ‘ready for prime time’.
I decided not to install the update and risk losing all my downloaded issues, and likely much of the content that is key to enjoying the magazine. Then I found that I can’t get the current issue in the old app. What to do?
For now, I’m keeping the old app so I don’t lose everything, and using my library app RBDigital or Kindle to view newer issues. Hopefully, that will allow time for them to get the bugs out of the new app and figure out how to migrate user content without having to start over.
The app is just like the magazine 3/5
If you want to read the magazine in an app, this works perfectly fine.
If you’re looking for an experience more tailored for a phone or tablet (like The NY Times app), this is a disappointment. That’s what I was looking for.
Not a fan anymore 1/5
Great app except for the fact that when I am halfway through reading an article, it jumps back to the top of the article for no reason. It does this on my new IPhone and IPad. The customer service is worthless.
Love the magazine 2/5
But the app is incredibly bad. Always a problem signing in or getting new issues, and this is the same with every Condé Nast magazine online.
I dropped my bon Appétit subscription because of this and may drop VF.
Even the customer service page doesn’t work to ask questions!
Analog format for digital era 1/5
I’m about to delete the app and cancel my subscription. I got into VF for the articles that would pop up on Apple News. Good stuff. Ad free. News is getting full of ads now, and why I’m leaving it. So I’m getting all the apps from the source, but VF wants me to have the whole magazine, without a search menu, so I need to swipe through everything including ads to get to what I want. This is the bad kind of old school. The point of subscribing, on the digital era, is that you get to bypass the commercial system. Good luck with your format, sorry to leave the good writers you hire.
Please fix your bugs!!!! 1/5
I lose all downloaded issues if I fully close the app.
App can only download one issue at a time.
Downloading stops if I leave the app.
I am going back to paper issues until you get this fixed.
Kindle app has been around for years without any of these issues.
If you can’t bring yourself to spend the money to get a decent app, let some of your IT guys come to your Oscar party, maybe they will fix the bugs for free.
I have a hard copy subscription. Why must I purchase online subscription? Am I overlooking something?
The app crashes every ten minutes or so, most annoying!
Why does VF refuse to use Text Zoom 1/5
A large portion of your subscribers use reading glasses. Yet VF steadfastly refuses to offer a real useable text zoom feature in the digital edition. Used to be there; worked poorly but there. Have been a user since the app was first rolled out and I am swiftly losing interest. Too much content elsewhere that is user friendly.
Awful app - No text zoom 1/5
The app is terrible, the articles are impossible to read even by people with perfect vision: text size can not be adjusted
App doesn’t function 1/5
By Ralph wig gums
I haven’t been able to open the app since I upgraded my iOS.
App won’t open 1/5
I’ve updated. I’ve shut down and restarted my iPad (iOS 11.X).
I try to open Vanity Fair app (USA edition) and it was immediately shuts down.
This is a new problem.
👎Still not updated for the iPhone X 1/5
It's outright user-hostile to have such a bad experience for a device that is so nice to read on. Either this team is under-funded or they have some seriously flawed technologies.
Or both I guess. What a wasted opportunity.
Can’t access articles 1/5
This app was great when it allowed me to download and read articles. Now it’s useless. No idea why it stopped working. Maybe because I don’t have an iPhone X? (I know-peasant.)
Need the zoom 3/5
I agree with a few other people here that I am missing the zoom feature. If you cannot do that at least let us adjust the size of the text like in a library app.
Print too small 1/5
Hard to read for the older crowd as you can’t zoom to enlarge the print. Heard it could be done until August update. S disappointing
Where's Zoom for text? 5/5
I enjoy reading hard copy (cover to cover) but find it advantageous to also use my iPad when I don't want to wear reading glasses since I was able to maximize text, so am very disappointed that feature disappeared as of August issue. I also miss the lack of pagination. It was helpful to me to track where I left off since there's no bookmark function. And when I am traveling or in a waiting room, I could select which articles I had time to read based on page length.
Sure hope that more digital options and improvements are coming.
Great Mag Bad App 1/5
Love the magazine but this app only works in portrait mode so you can't use the iPad stand and the story selection screen has no pictures or useful description of the articles and organizing them by read time is not useful, why not by category; business, politics, technology?
I prefer using the web site, thanks.