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By Eric Lambert

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New Scientist is the world's most-read weekly popular science and technology magazine. Offering the latest science news, ideas and opinions, the New Scientist app allows you to read each weekly issue on your iPad and iPhone. Download the app today and enjoy free sample issues, buy individual issues or buy a subscription.

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What's New in Version 2.0.2

This version includes major updates to the app interface as well as new features.


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Customer Reviews

Ugh a new UI

Update: after further experience with the new main page magazine list that scrolls to the most recent magazine instead of the one I'm reading, plus the horrible new method of deleting finished issues, I'm further reducing my rating by a star.
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The app still has all the great content from new scientist.

The new UI has so many problems I can't list them all off the top of my head. Here are a few examples:

1. The method of deleting old issues is a convoluted and nonsensical series of steps (about as bad as it was before... but new!).

2. Returning to the last issue you were reading is now more difficult and slow.

3. The new menu is the upper-right has its commands centered (!) In the menu instead of left-justified. It looks like someone just slapped it together blindfolded.

4. The display settings are inconveniently hidden away from the articles to ensure that it's impossible to know the effect of changing the font size, etc.

I don't mind updating UIs, especially when it has problems, but please please get a designer to do it rather than some random app developer or the marketing department. This app was clearly not redesigned by a trained UX designer. Ugh.

If you want to skip hiring a designer please go copy a good app directly instead of attempting to make one from scratch.


Love this magazine and although I have subscribed to a plethora of magazines in my life this is the only one I have kept. Every time it would expire I would find myself perturbed when it wasn't in the mail box. And with the app, I can read it on my phone so the kids can page through the hard copy. I was always asking them, "where's the new scientist" and would have to dig it out of their room, or search the car, now I don't have to.

Great magazine

This is a must magazine for anyone that is interested in science. Every article is an important read. I read cover to cover.

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