By Dow Jones & Company, Inc., publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
The app is marked by too many minor issues. It used to be solid. Now pages re-render 3 or 4 times before finally loading, the inability to return to where you left off, the obvious departure of some of the better writers, a mild but continuing slant towards becoming another NewsCorp conservative platform and the almost total lack of macro economic insights (writers that left).
Same info as everyone else for free, sneaky subscription fees at 30$ month. Only way to cancel is to call on the phone. Foreign India tele-services. No refund for canceled subscriptions day of. They hate customers
OMG the jumping text, constantly moving ads (reminiscent of the 1990s flashing banner ads - SO passe), disappearing graphs and tables. Please make it stop! I see these issues are long standing looking at other reviews. Why can you not improve this app?
App Store version of Barron’s subscription is for iPhones/iPads but does not seem to allow access to same articles via computer. However the competing Barron’s digital subscription offered on their website allows all devices. Therefore the App Store version is limited and IMHO, unfair and less than forthcoming. Articles are excellent however.
Consistently the worst performing app on my iPad Pro for YEARS. Crashed, error loading articles, glitchy, buggy, choppy and slow. Been ongoing for years. Maybe dial back the ad load, ya know we do pay a hefty price for the access already!
About half the time you press on an article to open it, it opens some random other article. It's not like I'm fat fingering it either, the one that opens isn't next to the title of the one I press.
The latest redesign seems to have left out an important component — proper linking to articles. Today I clicked on three or four tiles, and each one took me to a *fourth* article that I had already seen. And since there is no index of articles, I have to revert to the website to find what I’m looking for. Another problem: when I launch the app, it reverts to the previous edition and won’t load the current edition until I click on the magazine archive, then select the latest issue. Is this by design? Or just an undiscovered bug? Simple user testing should uncover these design problems before the updated app is released to the Barron’s readership. Disappointing.
This is not an easy App to navigate at times. Also Barron’s is pushing their leftist Globalist narratives through their picks and stories. Why can they just report down the middle? Irritating. Just report FINANCIAL NEWS/Information!
Please add the morning and afternoon digest feature that is on the website.
I can log in with my username and I can see everything but clicking on an article it says I need a subscription and that I don’t have one. The website works for me just fine. Sort of negates the point of having an app if I can’t access the information I pay for.