The New Yorker Reviews

The New Yorker Reviews

Published by on 2021-05-18

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Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue

The New Yorker Reviews

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    It’s a bit hit or miss whether the iPad App works

    I only started reading the magazine on my iPad about five months ago, and am underwhelmed by the experience. Sometimes the App works, meaning that I can access all the stories from the magazine, and sometimes it doesn’t. The most recent magazine, for example (November 19, 2018) gives me only three “Goings on About Town” items - nothing else. I have closed and opened the App, I have logged out and back in, and even removed and re-installed the App, all with the same result. It would be OK if this was the only time something went wrong - on at least two occasions in the last three months the magazine completely failed to download, and/or told me I didn’t have a subscription. In contrast, I have never had any issues with the iPhone App, which I have been happily using for several years.

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    Not worthy of the New Yorker

    I think your App is AWFUL and I love everything else about the NYer...whenever I get my daily email from the Nyer with a story that interests me I click on it but it denies me entry (why if the NYer sends mail to my email address can it not recognize that I have been a subscriber for THIRTY PLUS years???)...but I’m interested enough in the article to open up my NYer App to read the article there but half the time it denies me access, instructing me to link my subscription (which I have done repeatedly!!!) Tonight was the final straw: Patrick Berry is my favorite crossword constructor so I was eager to tackle his puzzle; I went through the rigamarole described above, but when I reached the Link Your Subscription page, my attempts to either enter my address or my subscription number failed. Aaaaaargh! Please tell me what I am doing wrong and make the NYer more digital friendly for your loyal and enthusiastic subscribers!!!

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    Wonderful but …

    The content is nonpareil. The app is rinky dink. For instance: I have a digital subscription but I also look at The New Yorker Today and they don’t speak to one another. if I click on something in NY’er Today that refers to an article only—at that time—available in the downloaded issues, I have to sign in again. Or, I’m warned that I’ve run out of bookmarks but there’s no way to decide which I’d be willing to forfeit, I’m merely told I’ll lose the oldest. When I sign in, sometimes it recognizes me, sometimes it doesn’t. I could go on. For a subscription this expensive, surely the online material should be easier to access. But the content—wonderful.

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    Bookmarks won't work

    Saving where you're at on an article is an amazing feature when it works. Half the time I reopen the article, I'm at the top of the article instead of where I left off. It doesn't matter if I manually bookmark it, or close out of the app - it sometimes works, and other times it won't. The app works fine aside from that, but considering the length of the articles, that's a pretty necessary feature. I do wish there were fun ways to discover old articles I may not find otherwise (a retrospective, editor's choice, browse by tags, etc.), or that the old articles went back even further.

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    Why does this sign in problem persist?

    After seeing SO many reviewers mention the exact problem I have been having for years with the New Yorker app...I had finally got it working but it only can download the whole magazine. So when I get headers in emails FROM THE NEW YORKER- for great intriguing articles the NYorker offers - and I want to read I manage to get this New Yorker Today app in hopes that the endless sign in - you’re signed in- Loop would end, but no. And then I learn that everyone else is/has been telling you the same thing since 2018? As a loyal New Yorkerian, I have to believe this is some ghastly oversight. Surely you don’t intend to publicly display incompetent programming? Or ineffective responsiveness over such a long period of time? In short, what’s the deal?

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    Exactly What I Want in an App

    I love the New Yorker and I love this app and wish that other magazine publishers would offer the same format. Since they don’t, this is the only one I use. I’ve only used it on the iPad and can’t speak for how it functions on the iPhone. The app has functioned well, no freezes, crashes or other annoyances. But the thing I love most is the simplicity of the offerings. I get the full print magazine, which others read, while I read the longer reads on my computer, usually over the weekend. What I want to read on the iPad are the shorter daily articles that are not part of the what the magazine has published, nor do I want to wade through them looking for the web only stuff. This app is perfect! Thank you, New Yorker. This app is a winner!

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    Love the New Yorker, the app has problems

    Like others have noted, the app boots me off every month and tells me I’m no longer subscribed to them. When I log in online, it shows that I am still subscribed. When I try to link my subscription, it claims it’s already tied to another email address. Basically for a few days every month you can’t read any articles because of the app’s problems. I love the New Yorker, but this is extremely frustrating. The app interface is pretty and not buggy, but some features of the app don’t work (like saving your place when reading an article). This app needs some work for sure!

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    Enthralling writing, but one technical issue

    I truly love the New Yorker. The writing is superior to any newspaper that I read (NYT, WaPo, WSJ). I love the long, in-depth stories that truly familiarize you with who/what’s happening. There’s one issue with the app though that prevents my rating from being 5 stars. When I leave the app for more than a few minutes it restarts the article at the beginning. I have the “save your place” setting selected but it doesn’t appear to work. I hope it is fixed soon. Overall, I love it.

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    In typical New Yorker fashion the app is elegant and a joy to read and outstandingly, to listen to. I have no complaints. I have been reading the magazine since my teenage years and I am 73 now. Who could ask for more? I imagine that some of the bad reviews I see here must have something to do with signing in. I think if a problem does get fixed people ought to go back and adjust their review. I had some difficulty at the beginning because I purchased on Apple and I had to learn a different way of signing in. Once I jumped through that hoop all has been fine for a few years now. Actually, this app is the best magazine app I have ever read. Thanks New Yorker.

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    What a Mess!

    Entirely agree with the previous reviewer - this app is a complete mess: You can’t sign in properly - it loses your passwords, and repeatedly tells you have read your free articles, which are indeed NOT free, because you have already subscribed and linked. It does all this THROUGH THE LINKED EMAIL! I have just gotten a new password from a human, and there is no way to change that to a password of my own choice. How about you go back to the drawing board and FIX THIS AWFUL THING!!!! Did they actually pay you for this? If I could give you negative stars, I would give you about 10 of them! Can’t submit this without giving you one of them.

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    This is not about the publication...

    ... which is fantastic, and doesn’t need my or anyone’s else’s endorsement. This is about the clunky, grief-filled digital experience. *PLEASE* get a grip on this. How can it be that I keep getting the “you’ve read half your articles for this month” message when I’m a digital subscriber opening the NYer Today from *within* the app! These are not the nineties! These are not allowed bugs! You cannot expect me to call an 800 number just because I’ve subscribed from the Apple app store and *you* can’t figure it out! Get Roger Angell on it- you know he can do a better job than you. And he’s on your team. Come on, already!

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    Completely broken.

    I'm an active subscriber to the New Yorker and have used (and enjoyed) this app before. On iOS 13 it doesn't work at all. The main "Top Stories" view is blank, although sometimes it shows an error that it couldn't download an issue (I didn't try to download an issue). I get the same error whenever I *do* try to download any issue. The search tool works, but all stories that appear in search results just open in Safari (where I can read them just fine). I've tried force-quitting, uninstalling and reinstalling, restarting, logging out and logging in. It's just broken.

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    Add dark mode

    I love New Yorker, but I find myself having to open articles from it in Safari Reader instead of this app. Black text against a white background hurts my eyes, and the app has no option to change that. Many other apps have an option for white text on a black background. I would appreciate a similar option in the New Yorker app, so I don’t always have to open articles outside of the app.

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    Love the NY’er and generally the app but..

    Having already said the positive in the title, I’m sorry to have to report a big complaint It is absolutely dreadful to me how this app will lose my place in the article by merely ditching to other things or letting the phone turn off. These are not short articles of course. Super, super annoying having to scan over and over to try to find my place. Begging for this to be fixed.

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    Loses location in article

    Whenever my phone locks, I lose my location In the article. Have to scroll back down from the top Edit: it’s not a matter of waiting a minute for the app to find its location. Still happens if I wait (and even if that were true, that is terrible app design). Looking at other reviews, this has been a common complaint for over a year. Y’all need to get better coders.. Also what’s with the new pop up spam ads when I open an article? That take over the entire screen and have to be closed to read an article. This is trash.

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