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Ratings and Reviews

2 out of 5

23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Generally good app, this version is a bit spotty


This is generally a great app. I really enjoy the content, and the layout of the information is very polished and well-done. It is one of my most-used apps, and my go-to source for news. That being said, the current version has been a little unpredictable, causing me to decrease the rating to four stars. To elaborate:

Occasionally, when I open the app, I will get an error message indicating that my subscription information is either not present, or that my subscription is no longer valid (4-6 months into a year-long subscription). In the settings tab, the information is still present, but it does not allow me to access the content. This is usually resolved by closing and reopening the app, so I would classify this as a very minor issue.

Additionally, there have been some issues of late with crashes--enough that I have been unable to access the content with my iPad for some time. To my obvservation, this coincided with a recent software update, and I hope that another update will soon resolve the issue. A restart of the iPad appears to have allowed the app to open, although the content remains only occasionally accessible. I have not yet resorted to the uninstall-reinstall procedure.

Mediocre update


long time subscriber, love the publication. If your reading this to judge content i fully recommend. I give 3 stars purely bc of the work, the app itself is like. 1 star. Its rare that an update makes things worse but this did. Aesthetically its uglier and more clunky than the previous version like they removed the polish and sheen from the layout. One thing i always wanted was bookmarking as i force close my apps and always have to cycle back through. This version has it but it doesn’t actually work. I press the star but that does nothing at all. Even “last article read” has no clue what article i read so a big fat boo on that. Locking the options menu on the top is a terrible idea it should go back to only coming up on a long or force touch and preserve real estate. That criticism ties in to Night Mode, which was great but now, even though the article is in night mode the locked options menu on the top is still breaker no but it does show a certain laziness or lack of detail work on a finished product. This is a quality publication that we pay for willingly and even have the option to go digital only, so why wouldn’t we be treated with a high end application befitting of this rather than so junky app reminiscent of a free download circa 2008?

Busy Mom, Teacher, Student Stays Informed


The Week has a well-designed, well-rounded format through which both prevalent news stories and less-obvious (but still important) stories are presented. It takes me about 2 hours to read each issue carefully, and it's easy to skim during those weeks when I am running on empty.

It uses the method of literature review in many stories, wherein a variety of perspectives are presented on every story. It is a huge time saver for the person who wants to be efficiently informed (I don't have time to sit and read news in morn; don't sit around watching news on TV; don't have a long enough commute to listen to NPR every day).

Finally, I like how it comes out on Thursdays. I have my little weekend rituals with The Week. As I write this on a Sunday morn, I hear my coffee maker just finishing up. I'll pour myself a cup and read some news for a couple of hours. I'll come away feeling stimulated (not always in a good way) and enriched with that feeling that I understand the world a little better.


The Week Publications Inc.
74.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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