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The New York Times

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

26 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

Highly Recommended-no recycling!

It's been great downloading it to my Nook by 8:00 AM, even during a major blizzard. I just have to get used to navigating it. I love not having to recycle. I canceled my paper delivery after 3 days and it costs half as much. No more dirty, inky hands or having the paper...
It's been great downloading it to my Nook by 8:00 AM, even during a major blizzard. I just have to get used to navigating it. I love not having to recycle. I canceled my paper delivery after 3 days and it costs half as much. No more dirty, inky hands or having the paper falling on the floor getting to the rest of the article. You have to make sure you click on "new content" so it downloads. I love it.

posted by 6386052 on January 13, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

33 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

NYT - Delivery is unreliable, Navigation is difficult

I do like the New York Times..but delivery via the Nook is not ready for prime time. About one third of the time it never arrives. Additionally, navigation around those deliveries that do make it through is difficult and obtuse.
Would not recommend subscribing at this ...
I do like the New York Times..but delivery via the Nook is not ready for prime time. About one third of the time it never arrives. Additionally, navigation around those deliveries that do make it through is difficult and obtuse.
Would not recommend subscribing at this time. Save your money and frustration and wait for improvements

posted by 2929723 on February 13, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Beware: Unreliable Delivery

    Getting used to digital has been a bit of trial.

    Digital has some advantages. For instance, I read through an entire digital article more frequently than reading in the dead tree edition, which means I get a bit more from the morning paper. I guess I jump around much less on the Nook. It is much harder to browse.

    Also pesky is trying to skip away from a story that I choose not to dig any further into.

    Also a frustration is that many accompanying data graphics and many of the Times' wonderful pictures are not included in the nook edition.

    But what really could be a deal breaker for someone considering whether to jump into a digital subscription, is sometimes (way too often!) the latest edition simply does not arrive.

    The first time it took almost all day for it to be delivered, and only after frustrating calls to "customer service."

    The last time was actually today, and now late into the evening, still no paper. Folk considering a purchase should be aware of this very annoying side of the digital edition.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    No technology section

    I wanted to like this publication. Unfortunately, the publisher has decided not to include the Technology section. I find it ironic that I cannot read a review of the Nook Simple Touch Reader on the Nook Simple Touch Reader edition of NYT!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    Misleading Newspaper description

    I am glad that BN allows for 14 day free trials of newspapers because I would have been disappointed had I purchased it. The New York Times description says you can customize margins and font size, when in reality you cannot. In addition it says you can read a whole article on one page, which is also untrue. It says you can pinch to zoom in, which is true but it caps off at a size where you cant read certain print. Seems as though nothing beats a paper publication. I am very dissatisfied with my purchase of a nook ereader thus far.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    la de da - when will it show up? 7 8 9 10?

    Worst feature: Very very very shoddy timing with uploading the paper. The Sunday Times usually loads up closer to noon than not and sometimes the daily loads hrs late - very odd. Maybe the guy that is hired to push the "load" button oversleeps or has gone fishing? All I know is I'm up at 6am - the paper is done the night before, why is it not ava. ?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2015

    Frustrating

    This app has several problems, the most egregious of which is that some articles just get lost in the article view. You can't find them anywhere.
    Also, why can't there be links directly to articles from the article list at the top of the page, rather than having to scroll through lines and lines of stories you aren't interested in reading?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2015

    prefer on app

    Dear NYT,

    I enjoy this publication immeasurably, however the nook is not hte right format for me. Thanks for offering it. I will continue to read this on my laptop and iphone.

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  • Posted December 12, 2014

    Best Way to Read the Sunday Times

    I get the Sunday times in my Nook reader with E Ink technology, the tech which slows you down. I am able to read just what I want and there is no advertisement. I would buy the NY Times more often, but as soon as I buy one issue the previous one gets bumped out. Oh, well! It's still a great experience without 10 pounds of paper.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    Recently change to layout of newspaper on Nook. They say it was

    Recently change to layout of newspaper on Nook. They say it was an "upgrade". There is no way to click on sections. Last time I buy this newspaper.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Locke out of smartphones, cellular service

    The subscription available to the New York Times from BN for the Nook is of limited use when traveling away from wi-fi service. Unlike some other tablets, the Nook is not available with ATT or Verizon service, and the Nook smartphone app does not include the NY Times. Previous issues are deleted after 8 days automatically, without an appearant method of preventing deletion. A 32G Nook has sufficent memory to hold thousands of issues, and that doesn't include the micro SD expansion. The New York Times is an excellent newspaper, however the BN Nook subscription option offers limited flexibility across all environments.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Not Reader-Friendly on the Nook GlowLight

    I just bought a Nook GlowLight to read books -- but I thought I'd try out the NYT on it with a free 14-day trial. Though it provides excellent text quality, the NYT format on the GlowLight is not as user-friendly to navigate as I would want it to be. The initial view jumps right in and shows only the first 1-2 front page articles (depending on your selected text size) and gives you no overview (as you would get by scanning a traditional newspaper page -- or even the NYT home page). There is a "Contents" view -- but it only provides an indentured list of article titles sorted by section (i.e. "Front Page," "National," etc...) -- but that seemed harder to navigate than I would like. Perhaps it's the absence of context (or interest) provided by pictures that's getting me -- but I will stick with my regular NYT online & Android phone subscription (and though the Nook subscription apparently gives you access to NYT online, it did not appear, during my free trial, to provide access via either the Nook Android app nor full access via the NYT Android app). I'm a big BN and NYT fan -- so I wanted to provide this as constructive feedback for future improvement & enhancement.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    NY Times is great ... the B&N subscription on a Nook is not.

    sometimes not available ... no message, no advice, no apology ... just not there
    some internal links are either incorrect or do not work
    page forward and page back sometimes do not work
    few, if any, graphics -- even if the primary subject of a story (e.g. a story about a chart, but without the chart!)

    and the worst part -- no one at B&N seems to care. These problems have existed for years.

    FYI - the two-star rating is for the B&N subscription, not the NY Times.

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  • Posted October 28, 2012

    poorly organised

    If it was organised properly like the real newspaper, I would think about subscribing. The contents on the touch and tablet are listed differently.
    The touch version is terrible, the tablet version is a little better.

    Needs to be improved.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Formatting is awful.

    Pages, paragraphs, parts of sentences completely disappear between columns. Links to articles work about half the time. Disappointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    This article fails to point out..

    That the registered voters of Portland (hint) will get to vote on whether to fluoridate the water or not.. Just say no.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Bad delivery

    I tried to review it and it never showed up. Bad delivery late frequently and sometimes not at all like today. Incomplete articles and missing sections. Not worth the 20 dollars a month.

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    Posted March 3, 2012

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    Posted January 27, 2012

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