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GQ is the premier men’s magazine, providing the latest in fashion and style advice, revealing sports profiles, intimate photos of today’s hottest up-and-coming actresses, tips on fine food and drink, entertainment, sex, politics, and so much more!
The GQ app is optimized for both mobile and tablet viewing and is free to download. Subscribers receive unlimited access. Non-subscribers may access a selection of complimentary articles each month. A subscription costs $1.99 a month or $19.99 a year. The subscription automatically renews at the same price and term (monthly or annually) selected at purchase, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the current subscription ends. Most current GQ magazine subscribers automatically receive unlimited access to the app.
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What's New in Version 5.0
• Optimized for reading on mobile devices.
• Enhanced search features.
• Some users may need sign in to the app again to gain access to all articles.
Avoid the 5.0 update
They completely changed the UI, eliminating a layout that resembled the print edition for a bland layout that resembles a website with endless scrolling. I had several issues saved on the previous version and all were deleted with the update. When I try download through the new app, it either says No Internet connection or begins to download only to freeze at around 95%. So I can't have issues saved for offline reading.
My library of available back issues is also incomplete. I used to be able to download issues going back to mid-2011, but my favorite issue in early 2012 no longer appears. Also iPad exclusive content doesn't appear to exist in back issues anymore.
If I could go back to the previous version of the app, I would. The 5.0 version is too buggy and should never have been released as-is.
Hate the new UI
I'm not sure what they were thinking when updating this app. Navigation through the magazine now is horrible. Where is the scroll bar that tells me how far along I am in the magazine? The snap back button is gone to help me walk backwards? All of this is replaced with a hierarchical navigation window that is nowhere as useful as the old format. This feels like a 1.0 release, not a refinement (and a crappy 1.0 at that).
And another stupidly pointless bit of behavior with the new app. It doesn't remember my place in an issue between sessions with the app. The old app did this. So let's recap: so far, stupid update on the navigation of issues that takes away feature; stupid update that looses its mind after going to other apps.
Took away best features. Buggy/ slow now
The new 5.0 update has completely ruined this app for me. (iPhone + iPad) Most annoying is the removal of the Bookmark feature. All of my previously saved articles were deleted so you can forget about ever looking at older issues again. Not that I could if I wanted to because my library of downloaded issues were removed and offline mode barely loads the current issue. Not to mention the app is buggy, slow, doesn't save where you left off, and removed the navigation bar at the bottom.
I understand why they made the updates they did, but they didn't have to kill off the features that made it great to use. Canceling my digital subscription.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Mar 21, 2017
- Version: 5.0
- Size: 27.7 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian
- Seller: CondeNet
- © Condé Nast 2017
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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