Better as a result of the update, but it still lacks the feature would make it really great - the ability (as there is on the website) to search the entire archive for a writer or topic. As it is, it requires endless scrolling back through issues represented by their front covers and their volume number (no dates!). Even a drop-down list allowing selection of a particular month and year would help.
Nice clean app overall, would be better if the navigation didn't obscure the headline when scrolling to the top of the article. However, being able to download issues on demand and the improved layout and fonts makes it a superior experience to the mobile site. A great way to consume your issues of the LRB.
Clunky and freezes my Sony Z3.
Happy to return to a positive review after a world of trouble with this app during 2016. There's nothing fancy here, just a plain-text rendition of the LRB: you scroll down, you scroll up, you turn the page. It's solid - you're never in danger of accidentally touching the screen in a strange way and finding yourself somewhere you didn't want to be. The typeface is clear and the app doesn't burn a hole in your RAM like *some* lit-mag apps do. Good work.
Love the LRB. My only bugbear with this app is that it allows you to download issues for offline reading, but requires an internet connection to launch (which isn't great if it crashes whilst you're one hour into a plane journey).
We are pleased to release a brand new, redesigned version of the LRB app. The new app should make it easier to read the LRB wherever you are. Changes include:
- Redesigned and clearer interface
- Improved navigation
- More reliable log-in
- Faster downloading
- Scrapbook feature for saving articles
- Auto-archiving of unread issues
We hope this new version will improve the stability and usability of the app for everyone, please use the links in the app to contact us with any feedback.