I have to wonder if TP&W has any idea of how many long time subscribers they lose when the put out a digital edition that is this poorly designed. I’m an older reader, and have been moving away from the hard copy versions of the periodicals I read. There have been a number I’ve stopped reading because of the app design was so poor, and I’ve not gone back to the paper version. The reason? Simply put, those apps did not have an intuitive interface. There are better things to do with my time than figure out where the developers put all the Easter Eggs required to utilize the app! To be clear, I subscribe to a number of periodical e-editions that work just fine. I’m not a newbie at using this medium. The first hint of a problem was trying to log into the app. I subscribed on the TP&W website. I had to find the answer to where the subscriber login was by reading the reviews for this app! Are you folks dense, or what? Provide instruction in the app, or on your website! Don’t make people look for it! Unlike a lot of folks, I pay for my content. I realize the value it provides costs money to produce. When I get an app that is this difficult to navigate, I wonder why I bother. TP&W, get this fixed please. I bought an annual subscription. If the problems aren’t resolved in the next few issues, I will delete the app and will turn off any auto-renew and will not subscribe again. As a Texas resident and taxpayer, if tax money was used to produce this app, you have wasted it! Amendment: After reading through all of the reviews, it is clear that TP&W is non-responsive to the feedback. I should have read the reviews before obtaining the subscription. You won’t get my money again, TP&W!
I had an issue where I couldn’t log in to access all the content using my subscription login and following the in-app instructions. I used the option to report an issue and quickly got an email from the TPWD developer who helped me resolve the issue (turns out the in-app instructions were out-of-date). For those who can’t find the login option, from the first page of the app go to Issues, select the most recent issue, and then you’ll see a login button. I do think I liked the older app better due to easier navigation and more content. Also, it seemed a little less buggy. However, the developer did take my report about an additional bug I found and also said they were committed to expanding the content so I’m expecting the app to get better in the near future.
The app is a wonderful addition to the magazine plus it has extra and free features even if you aren't subscribed to the magazine. It features excellent photography and useful and fun outdoor stories. It makes my trips to the Texas outdoors more meaningful. Thank you, TPW!
I love both the magazine and the app. The app may be the better way to read the magazine, even. TPW really does a great job making the digital magazine a pleasure to use with graphics and videos. **After the app upgrade, I had to remove the app and reinstall it to be able to use my account login.
I like the redesign. There was a bug at first if you subscribed via their website but it is working now. And I can get issues that were produced before I subscribed. Nicely done TPWD.
...but don't have option to enter account info? Maybe it only works if you purchase subscription through App Store? I'm gonna delete this app now.
Since the update to the magazine app I have been unable to view any of my purchased issues and it doesn't not indicate I am subscribed. I had no problem with the old app but this new version does not have a prompt to sign in or a settings option as you indicate in the instructions.
Worked at first. Stinks right now. Fix it please!
Digital subscription thru app lets you buy it but doesn't work! Customer Service will only tell you they know and they are working on a fix. Not sure what happens thru iTunes.
After last update have not been able to uses program. Have to have a password but have not record I have approval for magazine. It was a great magazine to see Texas but now -----. Not sure who to call to fix. Do not get until fixed.