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What’s New

Version 5.3

Minor Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
545 Ratings

545 Ratings

Nicola918 ,

Wonderful publication, terrible new app

I tried to put the bugs and annoyances aside but there are too many. The app is slow and bug ridden. After 4 years I have to say goodbye to one of my favorite reads. I will not even finish our my yearly subscription which is seven months left. Best of luck to the developers.

As with another poster, I would like to start with The Week is a fantastic publication. And up until this new version of the app, always enjoyed the digital experience. Unfortunately, this new app is unusable. I subscribe to the print + digital version. While logged in I am unable to download any previous issue, although I’ve attempted to Restore Purchases. (I’ve been a subscriber for three years.). The font resizing does not work (as it is defaulting to the smallest font.). And any attempts to scroll through pages brings up a progress/activity wheel which lags the reading / page turning experience a number of seconds. I am using a 2nd generation 12.9” iPad Pro, so I quite confident it is not the hardware. Until these and other smaller issues are corrected, I cannot recommend this app.

Developer Response ,

We greatly appreciate your patronage of The Week and apologize for any inconvenience you've experienced since the update. We're happy to report that the font adjustment bug has been corrected. Know that we’re working hard behind the scenes to improve the app every day and are looking to implement page rendering in the background. Are you still having trouble restoring purchase? If so please reach out to us directly at for assistance (or if you have any other questions).
Thank you!

LeaMarkInv ,

App has room for improvement, but is getting better

I wish there were two votes to rank the app - the content is a solid five star, the app - as you can clearly read in other reviews - has had a slow start. If you’d asked me a week ago it would have been a 1 star, but with the updates have come improvement.

There are still things on my wish list - being able to highlight again is top on the list. Sometimes it’s nice to either save the document in Evernote or GoodNotes or look up the definition of the word. I enjoyed the maps that would designate where the article “Across the World” was referring, and I still have challenges with the last article read.

The programming team has already solved one of my biggest peeves after the rollout: banner size and asking me if I want to restore past purchases. This gives me confidence in saying that the app, while not perfect, is working its way towards perfection.

Developer Response ,

Hello, Thank you for your patronage of The Week and for taking the time pass along your thoughts and confidence on the app – I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you've experienced since the update. Please know we’re working hard behind the scenes to improve the app every day. If you have any questions or need assistance please reach us directly at Thank you!

Insomniac#99 ,

Five star play in a one star production

I’ve been getting The Week for over ten years and enjoyed every issue...that I could get. Since I started getting magazine electronically (when it was first offered), I’ve missed over 30 issues due one type of electronic glitch or another. It’s always shown up on my screen, but either the pages wouldn’t turn, the app would shut down spontaneously, or like the last 7 or 8 issues, it loads but won’t play. I get title pages only. My problems in the past have ultimately resulted in a resolution. But this time my complaints are answered with the same “fix” each time. And it doesn’t work. And I email the problem again. And they give me the same unworkable solution. If I didn’t enjoy the magazine so much I would have quit buying it years ago.
One would think that in this period if IT development, one could reliably receive a little magazine on a regular basis, without a big writing this review to vent my frustration...


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