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What’s New

Version 13.0

This release includes bug fixes and general stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.8K Ratings
1.8K Ratings
Hilk1111 ,

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.

MTMatelski ,

The ads seize control of this app, making it unreadable

I’m a longtime NR subscriber, and am pining for the days of the paper magazine. This app is simply atrocious; I would give it zero stars if that were an option. The navigation is awkward, and when downloading then PDF version of the magazine for use offline (as in traveling in airplane mode), the app always manages to dump the file. The worst part, however, are the intrusive ads, which completely hijack the app: I will be reading an article, one of these things pops up and covers the whole page, and there’s no way to get rid of it other than to close and restart the app. As a PAID subscriber, I find this inexcusable; Bill Buckley must be turning over in his grave to behold this turkey.

Rudo84 ,


Being a subscriber I should not be seeing multiple or any ads on every page I read. I have clicked on a few articles which take me to the website and it was overrun with ads that I could not bypass. Terrible!

Only have the app installed to read a digital copy of the mag while on the go. That's it.

Update: Used more cell data last month than other apps I use to stream music and videos. Had to disable background app refresh on my phone. I am not sure why this app uses so much data, maybe all the ads?


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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