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App is quirky
Below is a review I wrote about 2 years ago. I still have problems with the app not retaining my subscription information.
Seems like both the website and the iPad app have had problems for a couple of years that have not been addressed. I got an e-mail verifying my renewal today that contained a link to my subscription. Using that link, I got a page that said, "We have moved," and gave another link to get to the magazine. Since SciAm just sent me that link, why haven't they updated it to take me to the address that they've move to? Additionally, on the iPad app, I have to re-registered my subscription if I have accessed it for a few weeks. After I do that, I have access to the digital issues, but I don't understand why I have to keep re-registering. This annoying problem has been true for previous versions of the iPad app. Despite these problems, I think the SciAm content is great and it has kept me as a long-term subscriber.
Worse Again and Again
Once again I had to re-authorize which is not a smooth process. When I complained last time I was told they want you to reauthorize every thirty days. These people are really greedy, obnoxious idiots.
Review September 2019. Password lost again. Cannnot restore. These guys are true incompetent morons. They are able to charge my credit card but not actually able to deliver what I paid for.
They seem to have fixed the disappearing password problem. After a week or two and several tries I eas able to get back in. The interface still seems less smooth than it could be.
Even Newer Review
Restore does not work. They should change the name to “Incompetent American”
New review: They supposedly made it better. Not really. It worked for a few months and then lost my subscription. It still won’t hold the password and won’t restore. Some of the issues I can read and others want me to subscribe. The way you view the content when it does work is strange and irritating. They will not respond to requests for help. They have my $99 and I have an app that does not work. I do at least get the paper version.
Irritating and unusable. If it was free it would be a waste of time.
Get the paper version. Hard to believe how bad it is.
Good content, terrible app
Over the decades this magazine has gradually dumbed down its content and become a lot glitzier. 30 years ago the articles were written by the researchers. They were long and often impenetrable. Today many articles are written by journalists and the ones by researchers have clearly been heavily edited. Some are excellent while others are very superficial.
Still it’s far and away the best general circulation science magazine in America.
As for the app, I have the same subscription problem as everybody else. People have been complaining about this for years. But Scientific American seems uninterested in trying to do anything about it.
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