Yes. The app is finally usable again (Nexus 5X, Android 7.0). Hopefully they keep releasing the weekly reviews on time. There's still room for improvement (night mode, adjust text size). Also they're pricing doesn't make sense...it's cheaper to buy a print subscription and log into the ap.
Awesome magazine with an unacceptable app The new version has some improvements. It now loads on my sony tablet s where it used to hang. It appears to refresh with new issues and updates. But images cant be resized and text cant be changed or resized.and displays on my tablet as a tight unreadable blob. It may look better on other tablet sizes or resolutions but its crap on mine.
Latest update doesn't let me sign in with my legit credentials. Does anybody test these apps at Harpers? Sad that such an excellent mag can't find decent app designers.
New update breaks offline reading Can no longer open the app if not connected to wifi. Email to support unanswered. Unable to reduce font size and select black background, white text for reading on phone (need tablet for reasonable reading). Harper's should use kindle or something else like the New Yorker.
Not even mediocre Written by the same lazy developers that did the LRB app, if not the same 'wrapper' app plugging into a different API. Not even a tenth as good as a free app like Instapaper. Looking at the site with a browser is a better user experience. Not only does it not save where you are in the reading, it can't even bring you back if you accidentally rotate the screen. No font control or dark mode. Lazy, lazy, lazy.
Forget the app, use your browser or read the print edition. The latest version doesn't let me upload newer content than May 31. There are no buttons or menus, other than a help button that tells you to email a non-responsive support department. Completely useless. Come on Harpers, it's not 1850 anymore, this is the future of your magazine. Put a little effort into it.
We are pleased to announce a completely rewritten app for Harper’s Magazine.
This update features faster download times and an improved off-line mode. You can now read an issue almost immediately without waiting for it to download in full, and our app is now more resilient in low signal areas such as the subway or BART.
Thank you for your feedback on the app and for reading the Harper’s app!
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