I’ve been a loyal reader for a long time but they keep making the app worse for no apparent reason. The latest update that removed the ability to re-order sections has pushed me over the edge. Now I have to scroll through a long non-alphabetical list to find what interests me. The “for you” tab is severely lacking in that in only pulls stories from a few sections. I really miss the old app and am going to start exploring alternatives. Please NYT product team, fix this!
Update: please get app to dark mode! I’ve been reading the NYT for years, since I was a kid and I think it’s the best news source out there because of it’s journalistic integrity and timely reporting on everything with no spin, left or right. The app is incredibly easy to use too!
The app recently changed The times network presence keeps making the ux ickier I used to be able to set things up in the “sections” section(?) to have the sections I want at the top No more They come in whatever order the times wants me to see them ... even if I don’t care about the section Videos keep loading when I don’t want video. Stuff is available audio only I want to _read_ the story, not wait for some reporter with a bad speaking voice read it In short ... I’m liking the times less and less Been reading it since the 1960s ...
Can’t organize sections. Very annoyed.
I have subscribed to the digital edition of the NYT for years. It used to be like reading the print newspaper - you could range over the page and pick the articles you wanted. Or you could pick particular sections and look at them in detail. Then a few months ago, a new version ruined the user interface. Articles are still there, but not as easy to find. Modes such as “Sections” or “For You” do not reliably function. My first news app of the day is now the Washington Post, which is wonderful. Later, I check secondarily with NYT app to see if there is anything I missed. Too bad, since the content of the writing and investigative journalism is peerless.
Taking away the reader’s ability to organize sections in the newly titled “Browse” section is a real downgrade, as is the horizontal swiping required to view most popular stories, inexplicably now relegated to “Browse” too. Ugly and it’s just another obstacle to readers accessing the depth of the Times’s coverage. Please bring back the ability for users to have some control. Makes for a significantly less convenient and tailored reading experience. Also, from before: setting “autoplay videos” to off does not stop the wildly intrusive ads from autoplaying videos. Destroys the reading experience. Truly horrible.
Can no longer hide and re-rank sections so you’re left scrolling to find what you want to read...more time spent searching, less time spent engaging. For You tab is meaningless, just let me select the sections I want to read everyday. That’s what’s For Me! Settings hidden in For You is not helpful either
When you remove our ability to customize, that’s not good. New navigation necessitates more clicks and therefore slower to get where you want to go. I ask: is slower better? Hardly. My dog could have coded this better. “Woof.” He agrees.
NYT has made it more and more difficult to read the paper in less than six hours a day. First getting rid of swiping between articles and now preventing users from rearranging sections. I want to read all articles in certain sections and none in others (e.g. sports). Please bring back the ability to move irrelevant sections to the bottom. The ideal layout would be if users could choose a feed that updates with all articles in relevant sections that are removed after they’re read or saved for later, so it would be easy and efficient to read everything. I’m on the verge of unsubscribing, it’s become such a time sink to navigate the app after the recent updates. A few years ago I could easily read the paper on this app within an hour or two a day.
I refuse to reinstall this app until they add dark mode. Why is it taking so long?