It's not obvious how you can just purchase single issues without a subscription,which you can do in the iOS version.
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.
The new LRB app is nice enough in its own right - good looking, elegant and uncluttered interface, lovely typesetting - but aside from the ability to download issues, it is ultimately inferior to the website. Any web browser will allow you to search for text within an article, and multitask with other apps without losing your context (position in page). The LRB website also offers archive search. It's annoying, because none of the glossy design features here mandate an app per se - aside from the ability to download issues, this experience could've been achieved on the site.
I may have missed something but I can't see the point of this app. I have now uninstalled it and saved the website so I can search articles. I can't do that on the app. I can't do anything on the app.
Clunky and freezes my Sony Z3.
Bug fixes and performance improvements
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