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.
Excellent magazine, insultingly bad app Resets your location in an article if you minimise the app - or even if you accidentally rotate the screen. If you try to email an article to someone using the 'share' functionality, it will produce an email with no subject line, a body saying that you are sharing an article "from bomb weekly", and no URL! The website is much better.
Terrible app! Impossible to view any content when not connected via WiFi or data. Font, colours not adjustable (eg when reading in a dark room). Position in article lost when reopening article, unlocking, or rotating screen. Guess I'll keep carrying around my paper copy.
Abysmal App Hard to believe this is professionally made. Worthless.
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!