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Ads ruin otherwise great app
The redesign is great. Navigation is easy and articles are pleasant to read. However, a premium subscription should not include obtrusive banner ads. They are distracting and ruin the reading experience. I understand ads are necessary - print editions include advertisements after all. I just think they could implemented in a more clever way.
JAGibbs on Oct 10, 2013 for NYTimes
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Random icon
It made an unusable and undeletable random times icon that is now taking up space and really annoys me.
ADLTHEBOMB on Oct 10, 2013 for NYTimes
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Layout works on small devices not the iPad
The new layout works quite well on my 5s with one exception. The banner ad at the bottom tends to be very distracting. Depending on the ad, I've had to just close out and switch to WSJ or feedly. I know NYT and WSJ are old school but paid services with intrusive ads are just not going to fly. Make the banner close-able or use a temp interstitial instead. That rant done. On to the next... While the new layout works well on the smaller devices, it's a total wreck on the iPad. The articles and text look sparse. There are weird stray lines of text separated by large gaps of white space from their parent paragraph. The loss of one-page-at-a-time kills it. It seems like this time around the iPad app was an afterthought. Like the day before submitting they realized they also had to make a design for the iPad. The formatting doesn't work. It's like the iPhone blown up. Where the NYT iPad app used to be the best reading experience, it is now entry-level. Total bummer.
aut0maticdan on Oct 9, 2013 for NYTimes
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Issue with links
Can't scroll down when moving fingers over links.
gooper on Oct 8, 2013 for NYTimes
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FAIL
The update is not satisfactory. And newstand is the bane of my existence. That is all.
This is Tracy on Oct 8, 2013 for NYTimes
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One Big Flaw...
When scrolling, if you touch a link by mistake it launches a new page. This was not the behavior of the old app and is very frustrating. Should revert back to old functionality when you had to long press on a link.
Bluebolivar on Oct 8, 2013 for NYTimes
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