Poor Confusing and unfair subscription terms do not allow app users to browse website. Website subscription includes ipad but not android. App itself is like a Web view done lazily. No real thought given to tablets. Surely you can do better ....
Poor app. Very buggy. Bought a one year subscription last October but it has prematurely expired - for the third time. It is very difficult to fix this problem and the helpdesk is pretty useless. As a subscriber, you are supposed to be able to download any past issues, but everything before my digital subscription requires payment - even though I have been a loyal subscriber for more than 30 years and have paid for every issue. Unfortunately, the print edition is erratic with only three out of four paid for issues actually arriving and most of the rest being late. I shall go back to purchasing from the news agent, since although more expensive, it is reliable.
Buggy The articles are pretty great, but the app has lots of bugs and is laborious to use. When I share an article, it scrolls all the way back to the top, for example. It also crashes sometimes when I have an article open, go home or to another app, and then attempt to reopen the New Scientist app. [EDIT] After several upgrades, the app is much better.
1 comment Hard to use It would be better if it would be simpler to use any way good app
Unlike most of the apps I use from professional organisations, this app will not allow you to shift it to your SD card. You have to download the issues to read them so the app fills up the memory of your phone. Not at all what I expected from people who profess to know about science.
Wi-fi download only? Why? By all means warn me about using my mobile data, but don't just disallow it for no reason. You're not my Mum, newscientist!
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