NYTimes for iPad News App Review (iOS, Free)

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Languages: English

Seller: The New York Times Company (iDP)

• Fixed: Content refresh bug

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
13 Ratings
All Versions:
23783 Ratings
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Description

Introducing the new NYTimes app for iPad, now optimized for iOS 7. Experience The Times’s award-winning journalism, elegantly redesigned with enhanced imagery and multimedia, unique section fronts and streamlined navigation. The New York Times app now includes a new International Edition with global news and cultural content drawing on our 50 bureaus around the world.

Features of this app include:

• Multimedia— view videos and slide shows within articles and in the Videos and Photos sections
• Save articles to revisit later from any device, and add your favorite blogs to your section list so that they are always updated and easily accessible
• Share articles, photos and videos through Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, SMS and AirDrop
• Breaking news alerts — be the first to read about events as soon as they occur
• Edit your section list so your favorite sections are just a swipe away

The app is free to download, and all users can access up to 10 free articles per month, from any section. Subscribers get full access to over 25 sections plus unlimited access to NYTimes.com on any device, with a Times Digital Subscription. Subscribe today and your first week is free.*

Your subscription options:

• NYTimes.com + Tablet Apps for $19.99 per month

• All Digital Access (including the NYTimes app for iPhone and iPad, plus unlimited access to NYTimes.com) for $34.99 per month

Your subscription will automatically renew each month and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.

If you have any problems, comments or suggestions for improving our app, please contact us at ipad@nytimes.com, call 1-800-591-9233, or find us at @NYTimesMobile on Twitter and we will do our best to assist you. Your feedback is important to us.

* Introductory offer only valid for first-time subscribers. Offer valid once per user. Does not include Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps. Other restrictions apply.

Customer Reviews

  • Twitter integration is broken

    by Anthonya9999

    Want to tweet on of their stories from your ipad? You can't. It's broken. You just get a blank page.

  • Great app! Except for saved

    by Alex Philipson

    Love the app, love the content, but my saved feature randomly saves articles and then brings them back after I unsave them.

  • Selecting the text is difficult

    by Hao Fu

    As the title

  • Rendered Useless

    by NYNJEngineer

    I'll up my rating now that the app seems to be working again after crashing upon installing the latest update. Still only three stars though because I do not like the visual layout. I think there is way too much white space.

  • Great App, NYT finally got it right

    by udo241

    I'm a subscriber and just downloaded the app on my new iPad 3. The look and feel is great, the text and pictures are crisp and the app hasn't crashed over the last 2 days. Linked articles open in a pop up window, navigating the articles is fast and without delay. I am moving more and more away from my home delivered newspaper to the digital content on the NYT web site, Times Reader, iPhone and iPad apps and I just discovered the Press Reader this morning. I can see the day coming when the newspaper may start to pile up in my newspaper box because of the easy access to the digital content. 5 stars for the iPad app and the NYT on getting it right, finally... One more thought about all the reviews claiming that the app is stuck and will close after about 10 seconds. I had the same problem until I discovered that you have to turn on Settings -> NYTimes -> Reset NYTimes. After I did that and restarted the app everything was smooth sailing from there on.

  • Morning news takes to long to download

    by MontereyTwilly

    NYT should consider not downloading the whole paper at once, but on an as needed basis. I have a good broadband connection but it takes 1 plus minutes to see the first page every morning.

  • New features improve experience

    by John Q Pulic

    The new feature that gives option for scrolling or pagination returns this app back to 5 stars!

  • Share?

    by jadodge07

    I love this app, but I would love it more if I could easily share articles via social media.

  • Performance

    by immediately

    Performance is suffering lately. Lots of dropped frames as I scroll from the front section, that didn't seem to be a problem in previous versions. iPad retina.

  • Getting Warmer

    by BobbyWS

    Pagination for individual articles improves the UI a lot. Page-based scrolling within sections would be just as welcome. Three stars for now.

  • Huge Improvement

    by Brooklyn Cyclist

    They're back on track with the ability to set font size in-app and page by page scrolling. Small things with a big effect. Yes, a lot of us really liked the old version but this a huge improvement over more recent updates.

  • Doesn't Refresh

    by furyu

    Update Jan. 16 2014: Finally! The latest update seems to have fixed the refreshing problem, I am happy to say. Also, you can also set up pagination for articles, or leave it on scroll--your choice. Will upgrade my star-rating to 3, and will go higher later on, if these fixes stick. Update: NOT! "Time" to find some other news app. Update: I contacted NYT's customer service to report/complain about the refresh problem, and the response was to delete the app, restore it, etc., which works for maybe ten minutes. Been there, done that. The most interesting comment, however, was that this CSR stated he'd never heard of this problem before. Huh? I replied that the department personnel ought to read the reviews. Apparently.... they do not. So these reviews are worthless! ****************************************** Time and time again, I attempt to get a current page and the app will not load it, will not refresh. This app has had problems from the get-go, and once one gets resolved, another appears. This refresh prob., tho, has been going on for far too long. Six months? I really like reading the NYT, but the frustration is not worth the monthly subscription fee which ain't cheap. Fix this, or lose subscribers.

  • I don't understand the fuss

    by Laryn83222

    This new app is magnificent. It flows nicely, is easy to read, works well, and looks great. Sure, it doesn't look like an old-school newspaper. I'm OK with that. This is what an iPad news app can and should be.

  • View by pages is back!

    by Maxxiaodongyan

    Great! Now it is perfect!

  • Good experience

    by Joyce Samitta

    Like it better than paper version.

  • Love it

    by HudsonDL

    I only have two problems, sometimes I read articles on the app before my paper comes and on the update to iOS7 I lost my old saved articles

  • Thank you for bring back good UX

    by Elleasea

    Thank you for finally listening to your readers and returning the ability to read the articles as pages. It really pays to think about the design and user experience, if I'm using an ipad, I want a reading experience like a book or a paper, not a website. I will renew my subscription.

  • Solid, innovative and fresh

    by Sil.G.

    Many reviewers seem to want this app to replicate the physical newsprint. Well, this isn't it. And it can't be. This is digital and there's no going back. Move on or sign up for home delivery.

  • Nice work

    by TimsterWins

    Cleaner layout. Easier to navigate.

  • Considerably improved

    by teeverts

    Return of pagination has brought this app back into regular use for me. It was by far the most irritating downgrade of version 3. Pagination is key to an enjoyable, efficient reading experience on a tablet. I still miss the density of text, particularly in landscape mode. But given the overall direction of the NYT’s digital redesign, I don’t expect this to change any time soon. There were some early missteps with version 3, but the NYT deserves a lot of credit for creating a clean design that maximizes content and minimizes non-content throughout. The majority of news apps are so cluttered with design and navigational elements that the content seems like an afterthought. This design pushes design elements into the background and promotes the content.

  • New lows every update: pagination is second class.

    by Daniel123123

    In the latest version it's sad to see how the supposed (but fake) pagination just sort of quits for the last page of each article. You can almost see the code groan at the challenge of fake paginating the little box of thumbnails that the article ends with. It reminds me of how Instapaper et al would always do this sort of 80% quality pagination and just fail other times. It does NOT remind me of the finely paginated Times application that used to be on of the best apps for the ipad. Update: you can read this paper on Flipboard where the pages turn from right to left and they even have columns! So no reason to use this app unless you're a white space fetishist or you have long fantasized about what the Times would look like printed on one long piece of paper. So they brought back pagination which is great. I'm sorry if I can't be too grateful for this weak sauce. Is it too much to ask for pages to turn from left to right like they always used? No columns and the general look make it clear that the page breaks in their huge columns are second class citizens to scrolling which is backwards as backwards can be. I know you can't make your "specials" paginate but don't let the tail wag the dog. As long as you're fixing things can we get pagination for the article lists as well? The scrolling is still really slow and stuttery. It's possible tablets can't do scrolling through yards of loosely formatted text and images perfectly quite yet. It's still worse in most ways than the app that I showed to people years ago so they could see what the ipad was about.

  • Repeated problems with subscription

    by hrvmil

    I've been having a repeated technical problem with my subscription. When my subscription auto-renews each month the NYTimes app does not give me subscriber privileges even though it recognizes my userid and password. I have been on the phone for hours with both Apple and the NYTimes. Both say it is not their fault and blame the other.

  • Selecting the text is difficult

    by Hao Fu

    Selecting text works as a crap

  • Why the iPad version is bad

    by jg6464

    The new New York Times format has been incrementally rolled out now on both iPad and web browser. I've given it a good faith try in both formats. I don't like it on either, but I want to explain why it is mediocre on the web, but simply impossible on the iPad. Maybe there are a couple of retired folk whose hobby it is to read the whole NYTs. The rest of us triage. In a browser, my triage goes: Scan all the headlines and read some blurbs "above the line," sending articles I want to read to new tabs. Then go down to the homepage boxes for the three sections I pay attention to every day and see if I want to open new tabs for any articles there. Then check out most emailed, and again open a few new tabs. If I have extra time, I'll open a whole section page in a new tab. At this point, I've gone "down" the front page and my morning's reading is a closed set, laid out "across" in a series of tabs. I know right where everything is, and I know its limits. I know how much time I have, and which gives me a sense of how much I can read of each of these articles. On the iPad, there are no tabs. This means that there is only one direction--down. And down and down and down and down. There is no way to *stop* going on--no way to identify specific places to focus on. I don't know where I am. There is no way to figure out the limits of what I'm going to read, and budget my time to just the most important (to me) articles. For me, this just doesn't work. The old iPad app had three spatial dimensions: going "down" for more whole sections, drilling "in" to the screen for a full article, going "across" for more content. The browser version using a lot of tabs has two spatial dimensions: "down" for more content and "across" for the next article/section I have selected. The iPad version has only one dimension: "down." That is not enough for my brain to code the distinctions I need to read the NYT efficiently. Please abandon this, or at least release the old version as an option.

  • iOS7 version - they call this an upgrade?

    by brazenraisin

    The NYTimes app used to be one of the best things about the iPad. They ruined it with the iOS7 “up”grade and have yet to put it right in subsequent revisions. For instance, consider the iOS6 and IOS7 versions of an article on EPA carbon regulation. The IOS6 version closely matches the paper-reading experience, with seven paragraphs and a photograph per screen. The iOS7 version has all of 2 1/2 paragraphs of text. The text drifts like scattered tea leaves in all the white space. Another comparison: the Opinion screen. In iOS6, you can read the first several paragraphs of each opinion piece. In IOS7, you get a headline and a little teaser text only. Some people do like a lot of white space, but why not provide customization options for those of us who pick up a paper to read it, not to gaze longingly at the Modernity of the design.

  • What's Happened

    by MarkChicagoIL

    Follow-up to previous reviews (02/04/14): The refresh feature is not working. The refresh date shows refreshed, but the articles are all from yesterday morning. This app worked fine until just the other day? What's going on? What used to be a decent app is now a horrible app. The NYTs tried to get fancy with their recent upgrade and ruined their app. My beef is with the refresh feature. It is now hard to know how the refresh is proceeding and when it completes you actually have to close and the reopen the app to get the refreshed pages. I emailed the NYTs and got a stock blah, blah, blah reply.

  • Reverse the Redesign

    by GregSteimel

    The motivation behind the pagination complaints was that the app lost its real world feel. Vertical pagination doesn't cut it. And selecting text is impossible. So much for sharing a story on social media... It's a half-hearted attempt to hold down the complaints. And the auto update feature doesn't work at all. Clipboard is much better but shows only half of The Most Emailed. And very strangely, the headlines are sometimes different.

  • App no longer updates

    by Puzzler922

    The new update has rendered the app useless -- it hasn't properly refreshed any of its stories since.

  • 10 articles a month? Really?

    by VectorZ

    I'm a part time reader and love the NY Times. That said here are my issues: First is the cost, it's simply far too much to ask an occasional reader that lives on the west coast. I do not care to read or pay for a large part of the paper that has zero interest to me. Now instead of getting 90 stories a month I get 10..? Ridiculous. Make it $50 a year and I will subscribe, until then I'll enjoy Politico, Huffington, Zite and USA Today for zero dollars. Get with the times NYT!!

  • Seriously??

    by Sxxxxx

    I'm a big fan of the NY Times but absolutely hate their billing structure. Why is it I have to pay extra to get the Times on my cellphone when I've paid to have it on my ipad??!! Makes zero sense. I also don't get why they simply cancel my subscription when I get a new credit card which obviously has a new expiration date. Anyone think to call the customer??

  • FYI: Flipboard has pages that flip right to left AND columns

    by Daniel123123

    Update: you can read this paper on Flipboard where the pages turn from right to left and they even have columns! So no reason to use this app unless you're a white space fetishist or you have long fantasized about what the Times would look like printed on one long piece of paper. So they brought back pagination which is great. I'm sorry if I can't be too grateful for this weak sauce. Is it too much to ask for pages to turn from left to right like they always used? No columns and the general look make it clear that the page breaks in their huge columns are second class citizens to scrolling which is backwards as backwards can be. I know you can't make your "specials" paginate but don't let the tail wag the dog. As long as you're fixing things can we get pagination for the article lists as well? The scrolling is still really slow and stuttery. It's possible tablets can't do scrolling through yards of loosely formatted text and images perfectly quite yet. It's still worse in most ways than the app that I showed to people years ago so they could see what the ipad was about.

  • Won't even open on iPad mini

    by Y2kdaddio

    What the heck NY Times! I download the app and keep clicking on Open and the app won't open. Did you test this! Just awful

  • 1/30/14 update is bad news!

    by Big Oswald

    Latest update slows iPad down when expanding or contracting a category. Very frustrating. How do I go back one version?

  • iPad doesn't show user comments, half the app!

    by wwelle

    I love the times. I also enjoy the reader comments. I always get additional viewpoints from people who agree or disagree. However on my iPad air there is no comments section. On my samsung phone their is. Why? I can only give the app 1 stars until this is fixed. Then it will be a 5 star app in my eyes.

  • Why the iPad version is bad

    by jg6464

    The new New York Times format has been incrementally rolled out now on both iPad and web browser. I've given it a good faith try in both formats. I don't like it on either, but I want to explain why it is mediocre on the web, but simply impossible on the iPad. Maybe there are a couple of retired folk whose hobby it is to read the whole NYTs. The rest of us triage. In a browser, my triage goes: Scan all the headlines and read some blurbs "above the line," sending articles I want to read to new tabs. Then go down to the homepage boxes for the three sections I pay attention to every day and see if I want to open new tabs for any articles there. Then check out most emailed, and again open a few new tabs. If I have extra time, I'll open a whole section page in a new tab. At this point, I've gone "down" the front page and my morning's reading is a closed set, laid out "across" in a series of tabs. I know right where everything is, and I know its limits. I know how much time I have, and which gives me a sense of how much I can read of each of these articles. On the iPad, there are no tabs. This means that there is only one direction--down. And down and down and down and down. There is no way to *stop* going on--no way to identify specific places to focus on. I don't know where I am. There is no way to figure out the limits of what I'm going to read, and budget my time to just the most important (to me) articles. For me, this just doesn't work. The old iPad app had three spatial dimensions: going "down" for more whole sections, drilling "in" to the screen for a full article, going "across" for more content. The browser version using a lot of tabs has two spatial dimensions: "down" for more content and "across" for the next article/section I have selected. The iPad version has only one dimension: "down." That is not enough for my brain to code the distinctions I need to read the NYT efficiently. Please abandon this, or at least release the old version as an option.

  • Crashing

    by mdkmbl

    New version of NYTimes keeps crashing shortly after start-up. Oh, how I miss you, NYTimes...

  • Latest update causing Crashes!

    by Daven1026

    Not sure what happened to one of our favorite apps but as of last night, 1/30, the app crashes upon opening every time on both of our iPads! Help!

  • Disaster

    by Whineboy

    Crashes constantly. Custom layout settings disappear. It is god-awful. NYT, you must be using incompetent app programmers. Amateur hour.

  • Latest update crashes

    by T-dunk

    I updated today and can no longer read the NYT. It crashes every time I open the app.

  • Rendered Useless

    by NYNJEngineer

    NYT your latest update, Version 3.0.6 just crashed and burned. Keeps crashing upon start up. Please fix.

  • Endless scroll still there

    by LAURA FOLCO

    Why can't they get this right? I don't want the entire paper as one big page. They need to hire an actual UI designer.

  • Don't use this app if you are visually impaired or blind

    by Ddwygal

    This app does not work completely with VoiceOver on the iPad. It will read the articles but not the headlines. This has not always been the case as it used to be fully compatible. I have not received an adequate explanation of why it was changed.. I am a visually impaired subscriber to the NYT and am very disappointed in them

  • Poor update

    by DT Asia

    This used to work well. Now for someone living overseas, the copies are routinely 1 day old. Going through the Apple Newsstand, I have the correct day in real time, but thru this app, it's usually at least 12 hours late....not useful and my note to the company has produced no response. Use another version as this is seriously flawed outside the US.

  • NYT Beta testing?

    by Sketco

    The Times Reader was a flawed but superior way to read the NYT offline. This app is difficult to navigate and at times unresponsive. Touching New York Times at the top of a page doesn't return one to the front page as does the website. I downloaded the app, tried it for a about 45 frustrating minutes and deleted it. If this is the best the NYT can do, it's doomed.

  • Review/Comparison of NYT and WSJ iPad Apps

    by Admiral D

    iOS 7 version review: (including all versions up to 3.0.5) What a horrible step backwards! The new iOS 7 optimized NY Times app looks worse, works worse, has fewer customization options and is almost not worth keeping on either the iPad or iPhone. For an app I read several times a day this is entirely unacceptable. They have put out 3.0.1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 and none of them have gotten much better and in at least a few cases they have added back features that were even worse than not having them and worse than they were before. 1. The article browser is no longer paged or neatly organized. It is an infinite scroll and very hard to tell where you are and what you have and haven't seen. It is just plain nigh unusable. Huge step backward. 2. Headlines are in an unreadable italic font. Really? 3. (Note: This was fixed in 3.0.5.) Font size can't be customized. You can only change the system size but not NY Times individually. 4. Scrolling doesn't work if you try to scroll touching a hyperlink. It then tries to open the hyperlink instead when you stop moving your finger. That makes reading an article nearly impossible cause they also sprinkle way too many useless hyperlinks in the text!! 5. Altogether this is a disaster. I will delete this and restore an old version from my Trash. 6. The pop up interstitial ads are ludicrous. I pay for content. I don't want ads in my PAID subscription. 7. Article view is not multi-column anymore. I found it much easier to read the multi-column view, especially in portrait mode. 8. A later 3.0.X version added paged viewing. This is useless; paging is VERTICAL rather than horizontal. Really? Do not update!!! Previous review: This is a review and comparison of both the NYT and WSJ iPad apps. First, the WSJ app is fantastic in one way: It downloads the entire actual print issue to the iPad for offline reading, and keeps the old issues as well (how long I can’t say). This means I read the exact paper that my partner reads (in print), which I really, really like. In addition, it has an “Up to date” version of the newspaper which looks a lot like a regular issue (from the UI perspective) but which they keep updated throughout the day. There are several things I don’t like about the WSJ app, though. Navigation between articles is very inconvenient. There’s no easy way to go back to the overview/front page, and when you do, it has lost your place. This is especially annoying if you were reading an article low down on what in the print paper would be the left sidebar on the front page – it will have scrolled back to the top. It’s hard to jump between sections, and hard to see the full list of articles. What they really need is a second version of the UI which just gives a hierarchical list of all the articles without all the “fancy UI” crap that actually makes it vastly harder to read (or enjoy reading). Now, the NYT app is only (as far as I can tell or have used) for the latest news. It has a much simpler UI than the WSJ, but in this case simplicity seems to be working in its favor. There’s a button to switch to any section you want, and each section looks like a grid of articles – some of which take more grid space depending on their import. You can tap the article and view it, and the application makes it clear (by changing the headline color) which articles you have and haven’t read. It’s much more convenient to use than the WSJ. Unfortunately for the NYT, this app also suffers several usability problems. The first it shares with the WSJ: it just doesn’t handle going back to the article list well. If I’m reading an article on the 3rd index page of the Opinion section, then hit “back,” I’m looking at the first page of the Opinion section again. I can’t get a simple article list either, although it does have a “nav bar” at the bottom of the screen which shows you the previous and next article title. (That’s not enough to usefully decide if you want to read it, which is why I read the first paragraph on the index page.) The NYT also has no way to see which articles appeared in print, and which issue/section/page, so I can tell someone who is a print reader. I’d love to be able to download the NY Metro NYT dated X/Y/Z and read the paper exactly as published, just as the WSJ does. Finally, both apps have annoying in-your-face animated/moving/fading ads, that at almost all times take up about a third of the screen space, and even worse, they have occasional full-page ads which require you to wait a few moments before clicking a button to make them go away. If anything will drive people away from paying for an iPad subscription, it is this. On the weekends, I vastly prefer reading the print NYT than reading the iPad version, despite the fact that article navigation (i.e., actually turning the broadsheets) is much worse. In conclusion, I would say both of these apps will get you the current and most up-to-date news with a little pain. Neither is a paragon of usability; they both have serious navigational shortcomings (although the NYT is better). Both inundate paying (subscribing!) customers with annoying, colorful and moving ads that completely distract the reader. I can’t really recommend purchasing these subscriptions to anyone until the ads are gone, but since I get “free” access with my “real” (print) subscriptions, I’ll live with it for now. The NYT app on the iPhone is much better than the app on the iPad; that sort of interface (as an option) on the iPhone for both newspapers would greatly increase my happiness.

  • It doesn't work

    by Rudy_Chasal

    This app hasn't updated the NYT in three days.

  • Reverse the Redesign

    by GregSteimel

    The motivation behind the pagination complaints was that the app lost its real world feel. Vertical pagination doesn't cut it. It's a half-hearted attempt to hold down the complaints. And the auto update feature doesn't work at all. Clipboard is much better but doesn't show the deeper sections, and only half of The Most Emailed. And very strangely, the headlines are sometimes different.

  • Frequent crashes

    by Jag2084

    Frequent crashes ruin experience and render too many articles inaccessible. Poor performance for an app that is subscription bases.

  • Why the iPad version is bad

    by jg6464

    The new New York Times format has been incrementally rolled out now on both iPad and web browser. I've given it a good faith try in both formats. I don't like it on either, but I want to explain why it is mediocre on the web, but simply impossible on the iPad. Maybe there are a couple of retired folk whose hobby it is to read the whole NYTs. The rest of us triage. In a browser, my triage goes: Scan all the headlines and read some blurbs "above the line," sending articles I want to read to new tabs. Then go down to the homepage boxes for the three sections I pay attention to every day and see if I want to open new tabs for any articles there. Then check out most emailed, and again open a few new tabs. If I have extra time, I'll open a whole section page in a new tab. At this point, I've gone "down" the front page and my morning's reading is a closed set, laid out "across" in a series of tabs. I know right where everything is, and I know its limits. I know how much time I have, and which gives me a sense of how much I can read of each of these articles. On the iPad, there are no tabs. This means that there is only one direction--down. And down and down and down and down. There is no way to *stop* going on--no way to identify specific places to focus on. I don't know where I am. There is no way to figure out the limits of what I'm going to read, and budget my time to just the most important (to me) articles. For me, this just doesn't work. The old iPad app had three spatial dimensions: going "down" for more whole sections, drilling "in" to the screen for a full article, going "across" for more content. The browser version using a lot of tabs has two spatial dimensions: "down" for more content and "across" for the next article/section I have selected. The iPad version has only one dimension: "down." That is not enough for my brain to code the distinctions I need to read the NYT efficiently. Please abandon this, or at least release the old version as an option.

  • Still almost useless

    by Texrr

    The iPhone app allows you to save articles from the headline without opening the article. Why can't this one? It used to. Morons!

  • Forces a reset to Top News when I am reading an article

    by Tecsi

    Start to read NYT on iPad. Then leave an article to look something up on web. When I return to NYTimes, I am no longer in my article, but thrown back to Top News. Very annoying and disorienting.

  • The enclosing "Newsstand" app, built into iOS7, doesn't support multitasking gestures

    by GottaTellYa

    Impossible to return to Home screen from Newsstand by pinching four or five fingers, even though multitasking gestures are enabled in Settings.

  • PLEASE bring back the iOS 6 app!

    by Brussels Diplomat

    The iOS 7 app is a disaster. Too much white space, line spacing is too wide, no more 3-column format. The new pagination function is a minor improvement, but they haven't brought back the pagination of the headlines for each section, which makes it much harder to browse for unread articles. Dear NYT: Please add the iOS 6 Editor's Choice app to the App Store for those who made the mistake of upgrading to iOS 7. Otherwise, readers would be wise to switch to the Washington Post, whose app in as good as the Times' app used to be.

  • What have you done??!

    by Sunshine11112

    They took what was without question the world's best news app and website and utterly destroyed them in one move. What were you thinking? The font is huge, and can't be downsized, I get one paragraph per screen. I don't want white space. If I want white space I will go to the Apple website. Reverse the change, that is the only solution. There was nothing wrong. You have ruined a great app.

  • Awful app for a media company

    by friscos_north

    How could NYT design and use an app that doesn't support sharing of articles to the most common social media sites? Just. Plain. Dumb.

  • Slow to load and scroll forever

    by Seth999

    New app is awful. It's slow to download updates and one has to scroll forever. The NYT needs to take lessons on how to build an app from the WSJ, that's a great app. Probably will cancel mu subscription.

  • Wow. App fail!

    by Sirsmeg

    I have enjoyed the NYT app from almost the very beginning. It was the best newspaper app experience out there. Then came the move to a vertical scrolling morass of pointless blurbs- meaning there was not enough space to provide enough detail for some item. The experience was exactly unlike reading a paper, the NYT was trying to utilise sound bite web media style just for the sake of looking trendy rather than to provide benefit for the user. Instead of a reading flow that was intuitive, speedy and rational they created a flow which even required change-up If you wanted to read 'more in...' You were even forced to click a button rather than continue the same slide action as reading each section. I see that there is a new update and I am able to choose my reading experience. This is wonderful! Hallelujah! But then I experience the result. What do they do? They retain the downward scrolling format and still require me to click a button, but now the downward scrolling articles are now in page format. Stop l trying to make this a web page.If I wanted the web, I would go to the website. you should embrace the app for what it can do

  • NYTimes makes it hard to cancel.

    by MarkC7254

    Not available as a single download so if you aren't connected to the internet you can't read new topics. IF YOU WANT TO CANCEL. You must call on the phone and navigate the phone selections then wait on hold .

  • All the news that fits

    by Dbena

    around an ad that's as big as the lead photo. They'd never let that happen in the print edition. It's an insult to the digital audience.

  • Reverse the Redesign

    by GregSteimel

    The motivation behind the pagination complaints was that the app lost its real world feel. Vertical pagination doesn't cut it. It's a half-hearted attempt to hold down the complaints.

  • Not worth it for me

    by D19149

    Full access to the iPad app is not included in my digital subscription; they want $4.95/month on top of what I'm paying now. Given the inconvenient format, I think I'll pass.

  • HORRID....Give Me Back My NYT!

    by Gloria300

    As a lifetime newspaper reader and a longtime NYT subscriber, I am devastated by the changes after ios7. First, my NYT app continually crashes; just now three times in a row I was unable to read an article no matter how carefully I touched the screen. It just went blank and back to my home screen. I hate all the white space, the size of the fonts, the way articles are picked for me to read rather than allowing me to read what's in the paper. I never read the 'newsstand' version and instead go to 'breaking news' which is only slightly better. Now there is a new version 'today's paper' in which you can see the whole front page; oh, but wait...you can see it in miniature but when you click then you get what someone has selected for you to read. Today I could see there was a charming photo of children holding hands and walking somewhere. Where? I don't know as when I tapped to read today's paper that photo disappeared. I complain and complain. The writing in the NYT has always been excellent; I savor it. The various apps are a piece of junk. I now buy the Sunday paper at my local store and just rely on that for my news. If you don't have this app already don't get it. It will drive you away from the NYT completely.

  • Still considering Canceling my subscription

    by Mynamenothere

    1/11 review: Nice that they brought pagination back, but it's a weak version of its former self. Left/right pagination would make a lot more sense. And there's still the endless scrolling through the sections. Not enough improvement to earn an additional star from me. They really need to listen to user feedback a little more than relying on untalented designers. Original review: The endless scrolling is horrible. Bring back the old 5-star version and I'll consider subscribing again. It's just too painful and frustrating to deal with this terribly designed, user-unfriendly app. Come on nytimes, listen to all the complaints and do something!

  • Another piece of unbridled ad-ware

    by CLH-USA

    So, I decided to give this a try. I even registered an account with New York Times before downloading the app. When I started the app I noticed the advertising banner at the bottom of the page. No problem. Very reasonable. Then I started reading the first articles and there were in-column ads as I read. Also reasonable, and standard for papers. When I switched to my second article, I got a an intervening full page ad. I tapped on it. No result. Again. No result. I exited and reentered. Back to the article, page 1. Page 2. No, another full page ad. It, too, can't be dismissed. Exit. Delete. Sound like a stable, long term relationship to me.

  • Some things fixed, others broken

    by Ingenious App

    Love the accessibility of the app and the pagination works. Having the button at the top of the page to return to the section makes no sense at all. You hold the iPad from the bottom.

  • FYI: Flipboard has pages that flip right to left AND columns

    by Daniel123123

    Update: you can read this paper on Flipboard where the pages turn from right to left and they even have columns! So no reason to use this app unless you're a white space fetishist. So they brought back pagination which is great. I'm sorry if I can't be too grateful for this weak sauce. Is it too much to ask for pages to turn from left to right like they always used? No columns and the general look make it clear that the page breaks in their huge columns are second class citizens to scrolling which is backwards as backwards can be. I know you can't make your "specials" paginate but don't let the tail wag the dog. As long as you're fixing things can we get pagination for the article lists as well? The scrolling is still really slow and stuttery. It's possible tablets can't do scrolling through yards of loosely formatted text and images perfectly quite yet. It's still worse in most ways than the app that I showed to people years ago so they could see what the ipad was about.

  • Crashed upon installing. Worst App I've ever experienced!

    by HCEMag

    Crashed upon installing. Worst App I've ever experienced!

  • Better, but not yet good.

    by andrewaltogether

    Just make it look like a newspaper again. I like newspapers because they are news. I hate blogs because they are not. This app is news, but it looks like just another blog. Make it look like a newspaper. We have waited for so long. Fire the people who created this cheap crap and make it look respectable again.

  • Another terrible update

    by Frustrated reader 2014

    Another update that misses the mark. Lots of white space, endless scrolling and a pagination that doesn't come close to pre-iOS 7. This was, arguably, the best news app before the horrible redesign with iOS 7. Please listen to your readers and bring pagination back (fully restored) and not half backed functionality.

  • Latest update

    by T-dunk

    This latest update has created some sort of shadow version of the NYT app that I cannot remove. My app works fine. The shadow app originally looked like the NYT app but now looks like a bullseye target as seen through a gun scope. When I click on it, I get sent to my home screen.

  • Want some white space with your white space?

    by A reader from Mass.

    Glad some design student is getting a job with these endless, infuriating updated. Nice of them to add back pagination after at least five or six new updates (seemingly released to get rid of the one-star reviews). It’d be a halfway pleasant app if they added a similar option for the table of contents and section pages, which still require wrists of steel to scroll through. But hey — white space! Gotta have white space! (And on the web site, too! Nowhere to hide!)

  • Reverse the Redesign

    by GregSteimel

    The motivation behind the pagination complaints was that the app lost its real world feel. Vertical pagination doesn't cut it. What a half-hearted attempt to hold down the complaints.

  • Yay! Crappy pagination returns!

    by Daniel123123

    So they brought back pagination which is great. I'm sorry if I can't be too grateful for this weak sauce. Is it too much to ask for pages to turn from left to right like they always used? No columns and the general look make it clear that the page breaks in their huge columns are second class citizens to scrolling which is backwards as backwards can be. I know you can't make your "specials" paginate but don't let the tail wag the dog. As long as you're fixing things can we get pagination for the article lists as well? The scrolling is still really slow and stuttery. It's possible tablets can't do scrolling through yards of loosely formatted text and images perfectly quite yet. It's still worse in most ways than the app that I showed to people years ago so they could see what the ipad was about.

  • Better but still needs work

    by walrus1

    OK so auto refresh is working slightly better. How ever it still won't refresh in the background. Fix it! Overall this app has been vastly improved.

  • Please introduce comments

    by Rational Outlook

    I like the app, overall. The quality of the news is astounding, as expected. However, I cannot give this app more than 3 stars, until I can read and write comments within it.

  • Pagination not really an improvement!

    by Quarksta

    I can understand why the developers have tried to add pagination back to the up as this has been a much requested feature since the last major update. Unfortunately, it still falls short of what it could be. It is still just a glorified scroll and there is still too much white space on each page. If you are going to give readers a choice, why can’t you make the old style of formatting that looks more like a traditional newspaper available. I really don’t like reading articles using this app and I generally prefer to use Flipboard which has a much better layout for articles. So… an attempt at improving the app but it still falls short!

  • Thanks for listening

    by machenbach

    Pagination is back! Great to have the choice...so much more readable on iPad. Now we can fall in love again.

  • The old version was much better.

    by BatemanP&P

    The layout on the new version is horrible. It looks like a blizzard hit it with all that white space.

  • Downgraded app has been fixed

    by RevRLK

    Latest app redesign has fixed many of the pagination and navigation issues that crept in with the prior IOS7 redesigns. Many thanks to the app team for listening to customer feedback and continuing to showcase the unparalleled news reporting that is the trademark of this franchise. (PRIOR REVIEW) This is one of those apps that suffered from a redesign that lowered usability and demonstrated that some good apps can still be taken away. Simple flipping from side to side has been replaced by endless and clumsy up and down scrolling.

  • Scrolling is awful

    by LAURA FOLCO

    Why in the world did they redesign this app? I see updates and keep hoping they'll get rid of the one long page scroll but it's still there. I rarely use the app anymore since the ios7 update. May just delete my subscription. The old version was a great design. Fire whoever decided to ruin what was once a great app.

  • why all the hate?

    by mvneufeld

    Not sure why people love to hate this app so much. It seems pretty good to me. I have no problem with the layout - I can get to what I want to read easily enough. I don't mind scrolling (although pagination is an option now) - how else do you expect to move through all the content? News refreshes just fine.

  • Works fine for me

    by Silversurfer1

    I don't have a problem with the app or the layout...I'm here for the news, not pretty layouts.

  • Takes forever to update, even when done manually

    by mfxm

    Plus I have same probs as everyone else. A digital subscription ain't cheap. Fix it please.

  • Upgrade is a really a downgrade

    by bt1

    iOS 7 version drops features such as adjusting text size within the app.

  • Content refresh has been broken for over 2 months!!!!!

    by NSteele

    What's up with this? The content refresh has been broken since November! When you update content, the date will sometimes change to now, but content stays the same until you close the app and restart it. Big pain. You'd figure this would have been a pretty high priority thing to fix, but months go by...

  • Wish this was more like the Chicago Tribune app

    by TNGFan1

    This feels like an app when instead it should feel like a newspaper. Check out the newspaper app platform others, like the Chicago Tribune is using. It makes reading fun because you can see the original print version. You only need to fall back to 'app view' if you want to, whereas with the NYTimes app you are forced to always view things in app view.

  • Clumsy user interface

    by 2violin

    Not sure this is worth $20/month now. Listen to the reviews and make improvements please.

  • Fine...if you want to read yesterday's news

    by no_name_11

    I have given up using the app as it either doesn't update at all or takes literally minutes to do so. I like the new format with the index on the left though, unlike other reviewers.

  • The Unworthiest

    by Hendrix B.

    It doesn't get much worse....pay wall that doesn't work. At least the WSJ app works better than this one.

  • No comments??

    by diesel3.5

    Layout is fine now that I am used to it. No comments is a major omission...ridiculous!

  • Not like the paper version

    by SuperMFdynamite

    My other newsstand app magazines read exactly like the coinciding paper version, ads and all. This app reads like Google news. What's the point?

  • Busted

    by Bud641206

    I had a NYT ereader subscription for years on my Nook. I wanted to switch to my iPad. I confirmed my Nook cancellation & renewed & confirmed my subscription to NYT through iTunes. Now I have nothing that works. The iPad app won't allow me access & puts me in an endless loop of errors. NYT customer service claims it's a third party app & they can't help. iTunes customer service says same thing. Been a subscriber many years but won't go on much longer if this nonsense can't be resolved.

  • Great for iPad Air

    by JLFPsyD

    I almost didn't get this app because of the bad reviews. But because of the great sale offer the New York Times had over the turn of the year I went ahead and got it with significant trepidation. What a nice surprise. The application works smoothly and evenly. I expect the five-star application from the New York Times and I have not been disappointed. Perhaps it is because I have the newest technology, or maybe it's because I didn't use the old application, but there's nothing that I can find wrong with this new application and recommend it for anyone who wants to read the Times.

  • The worst way to try to read the New York Times

    by Bittmaniac

    Doesn't update. Makes sharing as hard as possible.

  • New version won't update

    by Barley pop

    The latest version does not update properly. Here is an excerpt from the reply to my email complaining about this: "We have not had any other reports of this problem and we cannot duplicate it on our end" Apparently, they do not bother to read their reviews on the App Store.

  • Won't refresh properly.

    by Jillian NYC

    The date changes to now but the stories don't actually refresh. Needs to be fixed ASAP.

  • Still a Mess

    by LA business

    The updates have failed address the fundamental navigation issues or fix the update (no ability to control) problem. This was a great Ap - now it is terrible.

  • Where are the comments?

    by Ren V

    Just upgraded to a new ipad mini and was hoping that I would be able to access the reader's comments at the end of the articles. Am I missing something? I like the articles but the comments are great, too.

  • Too bad, really...

    by 8348438e39

    The paywall coming down a few years ago was a bit of a shock, but I resigned myself to it when I considered how much I rely on the NY Times for my news. The most recent version of the mobile app is so un-engaging that I’ll likely cancel my subscription, or go to the slightly cheaper phone/PC subscription. I find that I just don’t read news from the app as much as I used to..

  • You can't please everybody

    by John Mulvihill

    Methinks the high ratio of negative reviews in this section does not reflect reader sentiments in the real world. Satisfied readers are less likely to go to the trouble of writing reviews. I am the exception: I'm a happy reader and I'm taking the time to say so. Scrolling is not an issue for me because I can always tap that little up arrow in the left margin. I like being able to choose which articles to read based on the heads and leads. And I like that they don't scrimp on white space. I've got my sections organized. Which enables me to scroll through the paper in the order I prefer. In my second year of iPad subscription, wild horses couldn't drag me back to the paper version.

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