Total Crap This app absolutely doesn't work. NR doesn't support it. The third party developer does and their support is worthless. They are aware of the problem. I received an email from NR two weeks ago advising a fix is forthcoming, but so far nothing.
Good magazine, Awful App Neither the Jan 28 nor the Dec 31 issues downloaded properly. (Maybe the data files have been corrupted on the server side but this is still a problem with the publisher). Earlier issues are OK, but the user experience is mediocre. See other reviews for the details. A few simple changes to improve the reading experience and ensuring the integrity of the data files are needed. I am considering not renewing my subscription if these issues are not addressed.
Can't log in to download issues even though I'm a NR/Digital subscriber already. I love the magazine, but this app is disappointing. It frequently crashes if the screen orientation changes. If you switch to a task due to a notification, email for example, it's a crapshoot whether the app will crash when you return to it. I've had to reinstall multiple times because it stops refreshing the list of recent issues and crashes frequently on startup. There are also some glaring usability issues. The app doesn't always restore your previous state - ie: issue you're reading and article. W
Chronic problems I love NR, but this app has chronic problems. At the moment it crashes every time I try to open an issue. It went through another spell a while back where it wouldn't recognize my login/password even though I confirmed it on the web site. And NR seems to take a long time to address bugs like this. Even when it's working the interface is clunky and navigation could be smoother. Plus it doesn't bookmark your progress in an issue so you have to find your place every time you start it up.
nice app, but billing is messed up The app says a subscription is $20, or only $5 if you already have a print subscription. But it lied. I entered my print subscription, it said it would bill me $5 and it billed me $20. Now I have the hassle of fixing the charge. To make matters worse, NR couldn't fix it over the phone and I've got to print this out and snail-mail it to some PO box in Florida. At best that's extremely poor customer service, at worst is false advertising bait & switch.
Recurrent Forced Close Issues on Both G-Tabs My husband and I both have Galaxy Tablets, the original 7 inch (gingerbread) and the 7 plus (honeycomb). National Review worked fine downloading issues until recently, now both are having issues with recurrent forced closures so issues can no longer be downloaded. Pity... My husband had been a print subscriber for over 20 years, and we switched to the digital version about two years ago. Had a number of problems with the digital version online, so when the app came out, we thought perhaps our prayers had been answered when things downloaded smoothly. The trouble is with support, which doesn't bode well for NR. If they wish to retain their subscribership, they really need to provide the needed support to fix this problem. **Edited to add that I also tried this on my Motorola Xoom (ICS), and was signed into the app already, so I could download issues. However, once I signed out, and then attempted to sign back in, I received the forced close message on this tablet as well. It appears the problem is in the sign in aspect of the app.**