Review from Carol Fine
Its Google stupid. The last Time app I used on my Android tablet in 2012 worked very nicely and i used it more than my h copy. This app is a time-wasting, pun intended, piece of junk that Google has wrecked trying to implement their typical overzealous data-mining mindset and Time's (former) readers are the ones who suffer.
I think TiME has always been on the mark for accurate news reporting and fact checking. They have an experienced excellent team of worldwide journalists and they put theyre lives in danger to get the story! My experiences with information I read about the overturning of the SADDAM HUSSIEN regieme was excellent front line information.. and they had an inside hook to OSAMA BIN LADEN and had information that was of value to the US at the time. good magazine and it should be written in a objective standpoint so the reader can draw their own conclusions. Time magazine delievers that.. and its hard to come by in the social media age innudated w propaganda. PAM TOLL PARK FOREST IL JULY 17 2016
Surprisingly Good Ever alert for quality content for my Nexus 7, I signed up for a whole slew of magazines that offered free trials. Time is one of very few that I'll continue after the trial is over. Although hardly highbrow, the content is nevertheless well worth reading. The feature articles are well-written and intelligent, the digital edition is nicely-designed (not merely a scan of the print version as so many other magazines are), offers interactive content that actually enhances the reading experience, and also includes several worthwhile bonus sections. And the price of the magazine is certainly right too. It seems clear that in this information-saturated, personal-device-dominated web-based era, content producers who want to get people to fork out actual money for their product must offer more than what's available everywhere else for free. In this respect, depth and high journalistic quality are certainly necessary ingredients, and Time (perhaps taking their lead from The Economist) is to be commended for moving in this direction.
The Worst Ever I don't know who field tests this app but it is the worst ever. It simply doesn't work. The iOS version that I used on an iPad was great. I could always download the magazine wherever I was traveling whenever a new issue came out - usually late Thursday night or early Friday morning. Now I can't download an issue at all. I have no idea who to call to help me. I've been reading Time for decades -- till now. My comments have nothing to do with the magazine itself but only with this app. I am NOT a computer neophyte but this app is absolutely terrible. How can anyone get help with this terrible piece of software?
The July 3rd issue won't download even though my subscription was verified. It didn't even show up on google play until today (June 27) which makes it late. I've run into this downloading issue a couple of other times in the past. Why does such a large organization have such a terrible app? I never run into this with my other 2 subscriptions. I'm getting close to just not buying Time and getting another magazine in its place. Very frustrating.
Great content but bad digital copy I used to read Time magazine with its own app. It had a few problems, but they were tolerable. Ever since Time started deliver digital copies with Google Play, the situation has gotten worse. I have seen pages not showing up, pictures getting blocked by another layer, etc. Those problems interrupt normal reading flow and are very annoying.
A pale imitation of the iOS app The tablet instructions included in the magazine are written for iOS. We don't have the ability to view a library or buy new issues through the app despite what the tutorial assures us. Further, while subscribers should be entitled to read back issues, hitting the "Read" button on back issues in the Google Play store just returns me to my most recent issue. I like Google's centralized magazine distribution system, but magazines like Time are being ported to Android without changes, resulting in a loss of features.