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What's New

Version 10.0

New year, new update! Revamped article loading and faster launch times to improve your experience.

Ratings and Reviews

1.8 out of 5

38 Ratings

38 Ratings

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.

A real piece of crap


As others say, the numerous ads crash my iPad when trying to read "the corner". Totally useless. The magazine part is not much better. Have to dig to see which cover I'm trying to read. Can't delete an issue. Doesn't remember where I left off. Numerous complaints via the app but apparently management doesn't care if we all start to cancel. Weekly Standard had an issue when they recently changed the add but it was corrected in a few days. NR problems have been since the last update. If not fixed soon I'm out of here!

Worst News App of all time!


Wow! Your app is HORRIBLE!!!!!! That whirring noise I hear when I try to read an article is William F. Buckley spinning in his grave. Have you no shame!?!? This app is an insult to the man’s memory. Why would I want to subscribe? So I can throw money at a worthless product? I would like to at least be able to read one article without the app repeatedly crashing and freezing. The Obamacare website works better than this app! At least liberals can do one thing that obviously conservatives are unable to do and that is to create a workable news app!


National Review, Inc.
89.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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