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Ratings and Reviews
Simple, extremely well-curated, outstanding content
This is the app I spend the most time with, hands down. The content is top-notch: succinct, trustworthy, professional. It’s such a breath of fresh air compared to the sensationalism and shoddy reporting we’re exposed to on social media. I spend 1/2 to an hour every night reading through the Top Stories tab, then finish up with their one-minute crossword.
As for the app itself, I don’t understand all the 1-Star reviews; I’ve had zero problems with it, and just can’t fathom how one could rate an app ONE star because the app has ads. It’s a newspaper folks, they have to support themselves somehow right? I would actually rate this app higher if I could just based on the fact that their ads are relatively tasteful and not CPU or bandwidth-hogging, or full-screen takeovers. I’ve really enjoyed some of the multimedia stories like the long-scrolling, annotated video graphic of Greenland’s melting ice park. Really, really love this app
More unreadable with every update!
As NYT subscriber and early adopter of the NYT app, I’ve used many iterations of this app and the 2019 versions are NOT improvements. I’m giving the app two stars for offline access and the recent, excellent NYT Mag profile profile of Bill De Blasio and why the city hates him. Now onto the recent, bad updates! First, the mobile ad format functions like a pop-up that you can’t disable: the screen blacks out to load the ad before allowing you to exit the page. This format appears many times during a single session, across multiple news sections, and every time that you open the app. (Also this format seems to be used solely for “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Broadway?) This makes reading the app very inconvenient and annoying! Second, one of the latest updates eliminated the very convenient feature that allowed users to swipe between different news sections. For example, to move between three sections (like from NY to US to World) only required two swipes; to do the same now requires four taps (Back > Menu Page to choose section; repeat). In other words, it’s more convenient to enter a subway station with an MTA card than to move between sections in the NYT app. TL;DR the 2019 app updates suggest the NYT iOS team has been taking cues from editorial because reading the news is less accessible and more annoying than ever.
The ads aren't so bad, but the....
I've been a NYT subscriber for over 20 years and I love it! It always made my day seeing the NYT in my driveway, especially on Sunday. After moving to the country I had to start using the digital edition and it's really, really great.
This last update and new app could use a few tweaks. I do enjoy the layout and it's esthetically very enjoyable. And the ads, no big deal! You have ads in all print newspapers and magazines that you pay for, so what's the issue? They're not interfering with the stories so I'm fine with it. What I do not like is the fact you can't add or move more of your favorite sections to the top column like before. You can only move like 5 or 6 now. Really wish you'd correct that please.
But other than that I still really enjoy it and will continue to subscribe.
- The New York Times Company (iDP)
- 87.2 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2017, The New York Times Company
- In-App Purchases
- All Digital Access $34.99
- NYTimes.com + Smartphone App $14.99
- Times Insider $44.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.