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What’s New

Version 17.3

This release includes bug fixes and general stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Asher P. ,

Great Articles but the App Crashes at Times

The National Review is home to an enormous amount of great content. New articles appear on the website all throughout the day and are of a great quality. The articles are also neatly organized in the app. My only complaint is the app has a tendency to crash at times. However, it has not been crashing lately.

Hilk1111 ,

Crash issues fixed?!?

Nope. An apparent fix lasted all of a week. All articles again randomly crash in a white screen. The user can only go back to the home screen, find the article they were reading again, then try to scroll back to where they left off reading. It may happen 2 or 3 more times when trying to get through a longer article.

I had theorized that it was caused by script issues with their ads but who knows. They had seemed to completely fix it for a week or two in December 2017 but it is back to being nearly unusable.

I still give 3 stars because of course the content is excellent and impossible to find elsewhere curated all in one place. It is worth some frustration, but this is sisyphean.

MTMatelski ,

The ads seize control of this app, making it unreadable

I’m a longtime NR subscriber, and am pining for the days of the paper magazine. This app is simply atrocious; I would give it zero stars if that were an option. The navigation is awkward, and when downloading then PDF version of the magazine for use offline (as in traveling in airplane mode), the app always manages to dump the file. The worst part, however, are the intrusive ads, which completely hijack the app: I will be reading an article, one of these things pops up and covers the whole page, and there’s no way to get rid of it other than to close and restart the app. As a PAID subscriber, I find this inexcusable; Bill Buckley must be turning over in his grave to behold this turkey.


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67.1 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Feb 21, 2011 issue of National Review $3.99
  2. Jan 24, 2011 issue of National Review $1.99
  3. article $0.99


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