A well designed magazine 5/5
This is one of the few magazines that are more enjoyable on an iPad. Care has been taken month to month to develop a quality product for the reader. Keep up the good work
VERY fine print hard to read. 2/5
By 7203 clover
The articles go on and on re: Force of nature article in April 2020 hard copy mag. Soon “I “ lose interest and am confused about what the item was about.
Great reading in every issue 5/5
Amazed at the depth and breadth of the topics and research in every article. Love this publication !
Overall good. Lacking on iPad 3/5
The iPad version of the app doesn’t support landscape mode. also doesn’t appear to support dynamic text resizing. This makes it kind of hard to read and also makes it easier to lose your place while reading
Best STEM available 5/5
In addition to the best STEM articles Wired provides what I find to to be some of the most well reasoned political insights that are either overlooked or ignored by other sources.
Cannot Rotate 1/5
I use an iPad and an iPhone. I hate apps that will not rotate to accommodate landscape orientation in an iPad. Boo!
Not all articles work 3/5
Feature request: please give your fellow subscribers a way to listen to articles in audio form without having to subscribe to a third party service. Maybe even charge a little ($1 or $2 per month above normal magazine subscription cost) which would more than pay for the cost of hiring professional speakers. (Or do it in-house and make it free for subscribers! I don’t care if the speaker is a professional or not.)
Reason for 3 stars: Got the app to read cover article “The Hardest Reset.” Downloaded the issue successfully, but that article malfunctioned. Other articles I could read fine, but all I got was a cover page for the article I wanted to read, and no matter where I tapped or which direction I swiped, the cover was all there was.
Viewing controls and mode still lacking 2/5
By Buzz, Farmer
Since moving to the iPad several years ago as my primary reading device, there are certain standards that I have come to expect with my digital publications. The number one requirement is that the content supports both portrait and landscape modes, not just portrait mode, as WIRED still only does. I and most people I encounter who use an iPad use some form of case and/or keyboard cover that puts the device into landscape mode for TIME magazine used to offer both modes, but then they went portrait-only and I found it totally frustrating and dropped the subscription.
There are several other digital publications that don’t suffer from this problem (I’ve used the ZINIO reader for a few things), so this is not a difficult problem to solve.
Other reviewers have commented on the lack of zoom and other viewing controls and I agree with their concerns.
Finally, the new “Swipe down” control isn’t as easy as the prior control. If you’re not careful, you’ll swipe down from the top and reveal an iPad control, not the WIRED app control to get back to the menu and settings. This is not as intuitive and it doesn’t work as well. I’d just assume see the older control where you tapped on the content to reveal the menu bar at the top.
Please listen to your customers while you have them and make these changes. These are much more fundamental things and make more of a difference than animated cover pages and other bells and whistles.
Update Jan 25, 2020 - I’m still not digging these unintuitive controls and the lack of landscape mode.
Used to be a cool app 3/5
By Miz G
So many formerly cool magazine apps (New Yorker, O Magazine) have switched to this boring, static version. The contents page used to let you jump to the story you anted read first. Now you have to scroll past pages. The covers used be fun and dynamic. I guess it all cost too much
Beautiful reading experience. Why is it so hard to share?
Wired Magazine 5/5
This magazine is the smartest, wittiest, in-depth reporting of technology and science and its social impacts that can be found.
Current and no-holds-barred, writing by some of the best reporters in their respective fields makes this mag a front to back, non-stop read.
Wish links opened in the app 2/5
Links to other articles take you to safari instead of opening in the app. Makes it hard to read old articles since you need a membership.
Optimized for Xr screen now 5/5
Thank you, this feature was missing for a LONG time and we are so glad it is here.
No use of this app 1/5
it takes for ever to download
Lotta Learning 5/5
Great app, easy read! Love it!!
Reading Wired since forever! 5/5
Me love you long time
This from tech savvy? 1/5
I have read wired off and on since they started. Mostly like the magazine. So offered discount subscription decided to try again. Glad it includes paper. They must have contracted website and app development to remedial or incarcerated contractors. Neither were done by anyone with any current understanding of the tools.
Hard to Read 4/5
Great articles, very hard to read typography and design, and with no text zoom function.
Landscape mode! Please! 3/5
It feels like nothing much major has been done to this app since its release. I use my iPad in a keyboard case, and really wish this app would let me read in landscape mode. As a result of the current configuration, I almost never use the thing on my iPad.
I am a subscriber 2/5
And they make it really hard to read by using an old-fashioned page by page online approach to presenting the material. It’s like reading a PDF and set up a website.
The text is unreadable. The font is too small. I need a magnifying glass to read an article, which is most unsatisfying. I usually delete most apps that do not have adjustable fonts and/or an ability to zoom or enlarge images with two fingers. Additionally, the orientation cannot be rotated, another major deficiency.
Buggy app. Still a quality magazine. 2/5
The latest iteration of the Wired app has proven to be buggy, with poor navigation and constant freezing. I use a recent generation iPad with the latest OS. Perhaps the app hasn’t caught up, but it is frustrating to use.
Difficult to read 1/5
It’s an awful experience for someone with imperfect vision. How do I adjust the font size? Oh, can’t. Just like the magazine, readability is a secondary consideration.
Unable to link subscription in iTunes. 2/5
I click on the option in the app and it prompts for an email address, however there is no way to enter an email address.
5-star content, 1 star app 2/5
For a magazine that covers science, tech and culture, and does it well, the app is awful. Compare it to the FT or WSJ which are real news apps, each with different format and qualities, some better than others. The Wired app is very disappointing - clunky, lacking features like save articles, easy log in, stay logged in, portrait vs landscape orientation choices. It’s a hot mess. Wired - please do better. Your content deserves it.
App Navigation is Incomplete; iPadOS 3/5
By The Navigator
There’s no Library (Home) button in the swipe-down menu. Can’t get out of the current issue. Yes, Wired, this is a problem.
Why can't I read in landscape mode? 2/5
Many people have their iPads in keyboard cases and yet this app won't rotate to allow for landscape reading. Terrible design choice please update
Fresh, informative. 5/5
By Popcorn fan
Holds my interest throughout. Good writing, good subject matter.
Condé Nast will never stop spamming you 1/5
Although I enjoy the content of Wired magazine, I would NOT recommend subscribing digitally through this app. Once you subscribe, you will receive an incessant stream of spam from Condé Nast that will continue despite all your attempts to unsubscribe and mark as junk mail. It’s been such a pain that I’ve canceled my subscription.
Can’t change font size? 3/5
By Just fix the bug!
Can’t exit issue on iPad Pro 11” & iPad Pro 12.9 2nd gen 1/5
One entering into an magazine issue, you are unable to exit from the issue to get back to your library.
You can only force close the Wired app to get back to your library.
Confusing, difficult to navigate, wrong orientation 1/5
And you can’t do the crossword on an iPad or iPhone.
I read The New Yorker on my iPad and it’s in landscape mode. Wired is, maddeningly, in portrait. That means I can’t use my keyboard. When I go to the crossword, there is NO WAY to do it in the app.
Really! For what should be a tech-savvy publication, this is disgraceful.
1 star is a generous rating. 1/5
All the complaints I have read are justified..... and then some from myself.
Great content, no doubt. You are just not welcome to read it in this app. Tiny fonts that can’t be enlarged makes me wonder why I need the iPad in the first place.
This app’s developer seems to be a lost cause already after this many updates and versions. So I wouldn’t bother.
Or, could it all have been a conspiracy by the paper magazine staff to torpedo digital innovations by making the app version’s fonts just as small and hard to read as the paper version?
Bad Experience 1/5
I bought a subscription and was never able to read magazines on my iPad. Customer Service was unhelpful. Subscription cancelled. Bad experience.
Why doesn’t this work? 1/5
This app won’t even open anymore - so what have I paid for?
I see no issues after logging in with my iPhone 4S (iOS v9.3.5)! 👎🏿
Paid to be bombed by Ads 1/5
One of the most confusing interfaces on any Apple device ever. They should win an award for this.
About 90% ads 10% content. This version should be free a paid version should eliminate 3/4 of these ads.
Don’t size too small and can’t change it 1/5
Think size 8-10 on word document font size. Don’t strain your eyes and bother with the app
Only runs in portrait mode 1/5
... which makes it unusable on my iPad.
WIRED app is a disaster. It’s the exact same application of the print version, with zero digital adaptation.
I can’t tell immediately whether I’m looking at an ad page or an article because there’s no indication - not knowing whether to vertically or horizontally scroll.
There’s no way to tell how long each article is thus I can’t decide immediately which article/s I want to consume.
Overall I can’t tell where I am in relation to the entire magazine because there’s no easy overview on each screen which there should be.
The navigation is so linear, is there a way to tap and choose a desired article from the chapter screen?? Also, the circles and squares around titles for chapters and subchapters makes no sense in May 2019 issue. It took me a while to realize what the shapes meant.
You USED to be able to see ALL back issue you purchased 1/5
Now you can only see last 12 months. Fail.
Have to download entire issue 1/5
The design is not usable at all. I have a wired subscription. I downloaded the app to read the magazine, but you have to download the whole monthly issue (must be on wifi). Not set up like any other news app.
The worst app related to intuitiveness 1/5
Alternate reality- time zone differences? Solar flares? Something caused the Wired Editor to lay out this app as if they are from another dimension from the rest of us.
Font Size 2/5
Just downloaded the app. Couldn’t figure out where to change font size. No wonder this gets a 2 star
Good content, app needs work 3/5
Problems with app:
- It insists on being in portrait mode. This turns out to be one of the buggiest parts of iOS. The bug that affected screen rotation appears to have been fixed, but this app triggered it constantly. And when using this app recently using screen zoom, my iPad locked up when the iPad rotated, and the app prevented the screen from following. There’s still a bug, and this app is the best way to find it.
- The app won’t let you pinch to zoom, nor can you select a different font. If you can’t read their selection, well, tough noogies, I guess.
- The app insists on leaving 25% of the screen as white space. You can’t expand text into it, it’s just wasted. They are forcing their aesthetics over usability, and that’s just silly.
- Ads, though. Ads are allowed to use as much of the screen as they like. 🙄
So, obviously, if you’re not their target demographic, then they don’t care about whether or not you can easily read their content.
Unable to navigate 1/5
Just bought a year subscription and the app is terrible. You can’t navigate easily at all
As a developer... 3/5
I can see that this app doesn’t have the love it deserves. Either from Condé Nast developers (it any) or from the Condé Nast project managers (probably way too many)
- It’s not optimized for iPhone X.
- The navigation is just bare minimum.
- I see no integration with the iOS and Mac ecosystem (so don’t expect to read an article on your phone and continue on the iPad or on the Mac)
- It just randomly crashes if you play with the zoom a little bit.
- It just doesn’t seem to follow the Human Interface Guidelines from Apple. None at all.
Please just revamp the app. It doesn't seem to have aged well...
Why tho? 3/5
By Andy's Awesome Music
Why can’t I zoom in? Seems like a no-brainer 🤷♂️
Ability to adjust font size is a sad oversight 1/5
This is a default feature in e-readers, but missing from this app. Sad!