I can get my hands (iPad) on, from the sublime to the outer limits of ridiculous. That means I spend a lot on subscriptions, tho I (my wife) set limits, therefore I am forced to choose (cue sounds of quiet sobbing). The BEAST is near the tippy top of my list of favorites. One of the first I scan in the morning, then fill my time with during my very barely busy day. Oh, and just so you don’t get the wrong idea, I play lots of tennis too. What a lucky bastard I am! Please keep up the good work with your very gifted writers. Thanks.
Have enjoyed The Beast for a long time but the dynamic duo of Jong and Wilson made me want to read and hear more and (most of all) support all The Beast stands for. The fact that Molly and Rick (who would have been oil and water in the past) mix so well to make the perfect cocktail antidote to the times we are working through gives me strength and hope and (just as important) makes me laugh when there is so little of that about. Keep up the fight—it ain’t over yet!
I am a subscriber; an “Insider”. There must be a better way to organize the stories on this App. Just today (15. Nov. 2020) I’m trying to find the podcast featuring Marsha Gessen for members only. Impossible for me to find it scrolling around endlessly. Finally found it, but it’s locked! Oh, must have be accidentally logged out. I again scroll around endlessly until I finally find the login page within the “Subscribe Now” page. Log in, try to go to the Gessen podcast page, F**K. Can’t find it again? Please. - Please do a nice redo of the Beast app. I also subscribe to the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal. Sorry, but the organization of their apps are light years better!
Between the Los Angeles times, New York Times, Washington Post, Yahoo! News, Apple news, etc., I select my DailyBeast app first every time I open my phone to read about the day’s events, the latest political apocalypse, movies, hot new TV streaming shows, etc. I even pay attention to their ad-sponsored stories. The only problem with my DailyBeast app? It’s addictive.
I like their reporting and they had a good deal for an annual subscription, so I doled out the $35… But when I pay for news I don’t expect to be bombarded with advertisements and glitchy apps. Frequently when I open the app all of the frames where there would be news stories are occupied by obnoxious repeated advertisements for the same product (likely a high-end source of revenue for the beast). After struggling to get the app to finally show the actual news, often times news stories will open to broken links. I shouldn’t have to struggle this much for something that I’m paying for. I think I’m gonna ask for my money back.
I keep checking Settings to see if/when Daily Beast might possibly offer Dark Mode. Realize there are those who don’t care for or even want a Dark Mode, I love it for two reasons. Lower battery usage while viewing Daily Beast, and much, much easier for my eyes. Practically any App I have on my device that offers dark mode, I’ve chosen that selection
DailyBeast is simply the best news outlet there in this country at this critical time in our country. I learn so much from DailyBeast that I could not have found from any other source. I absolutely love DailyBeast, and the best part of all is that I can count on DailyBeast for the truth all the time. Thanks to all the hard working reporters there for their diligent and valuable work. Sincerely, Grady Ned Shoaf
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I read the DailyBeast only through my browser. I already rage quit once last year, but I downloaded it again and have had the same problem. I cannot access my account password page to change my password. The app keeps telling me I need to reset my password because it is expired. They send me emails that sends me to a page with FAQs. I have not been able to change my password and this app is useless to me. If I get on the app to read anything, there is a big subscription, login banner at the top that I cannot get rid of.
I read The Daily Beast as one of many national news sources for current events. Their staff does careful diligence when reporting on news of the moment, constructs concise narratives that inform and on occasion entertain without sacrificing accuracy. I am a Beast Insider (subscriber) to support online news vehicles. The New Abnormal podcast, hosted by Molly Jong Fast and Rick Wilson is an additional draw, I recommend giving a listen! - c
For a change of scenery, I surrendered a cherry, $3/mo subscription to Washington Post and forked over a year's subscription to Daily Beast. At MINIMUM, the ads should have been removed. Where photos relating to the articles should be, there are ads instead – like 3 or 4 ads per page. The photos related to the articles are small, and it is not possible to enlarge them. There are no "account" features that I consider pretty basic, like the ability to save articles, comment on articles, set up notifications, etc. Also, there is no way to search for articles or subjects. What I am paying for should have been completely free. At LEAST remove the ads.
I actually downloaded an app that let me see exactly what app’s completely disregard privacy requests on my iPhone and this app was the #1 offender and sold or shared my data repeatedly even when I specified not to by engaging with their less than premium ad content. I literally said no personalization with the Google ad. And the very next ad the setting was on and of course the garbage ad followed. So, bye Beast, I love your content. I pay you and you still abuse my good will. I will be canceling.
Muddling through a pandemic and a surreal presidency, the one thing solid and dependable is The Daily Beast. The level headed, progressive perspective makes the news bearable and provides hope. Through all of this nightmare, I treasure The Beast.
Subscription signup page “Unsecure”, some links don’t work
I got this so I could read Betsey Woodruff Swan and other great political investigative journalists. Paid for $1/mo/30 days. But cannot manage topics due to unlinked links today. If you fix this, I’ll renew & update review. So far, not as much fun as I thought w cheat sheets, etc. due to links!
Aside from every third piece being a bizarre profile of a random bartender as if he was some kind of celebrity, or a review of some cocktail recipe or liquor label, most of the good content is "inside" and requires an additional subscription charge. Worse, the app has SO many (and such obnoxious) ads and pop-ups that the app crashes my phone nearly every time. The app also wont run if you have pop-up blockers running.
Enjoy the point of view! News that keep Trumpian Zealots honest. Keep digging for truth and not give in to fantastic lying! Where is the America I once knew? The cockroaches are coming out of the woods!
I have repeatedly contacted their support because they took my $35 and they won’t let me on the website to download the app again it doesn’t work it doesn’t work just doesn’t work there thieves These thieves, thieves, thieves, thieves Do not give these people any money They’re thieves I’m not sure the Better Business Bureau and then to Apple I guess
The app isn’t bad, but it could be way better. Wouldn’t it be great if I could find all the articles written by one of your editors at large like Molly or Rick —or what if your app could notify me when they post a new piece?
Every scroll is met with an accidental click on an ad! I can’t scroll without playing hopscotch over the ads. The advertisers are likely seeing an incredibly high CTR as a result but there’s no question these are accidental engagements. Very frustrating experience!
I love the new abnormal and want to listen to the bonus issues. I can always READ it but the site is difficult for me to figure out how to listen. I’m going to stop paying for the bonus issues it frustrates me too much.
Joined Beast Inside, but hard to use on the app, which constantly tries to resell beast inside. Log into the app, takes you out of the app to your email to a login link, back to the app where it doesn’t recognize me. My bank is easier to log into.
I don’t care for the new layout. I liked the Cheat Sheet having the column of headlines on the left and articles on the right. Same for the home page - though the layout there is a little better than the cheat sheet.
There is no option to hide the sidebar that has the list of article in it. As a result, you can not read articles in fullscreen. Nearly half of the screen is devoted to this sidebar. It’s extremely obnoxious.
Bought a one year subscription and I think they are trying to drive business away. The account login button doesn’t work on the iPad app. Nor does the login button work on the Safari or Firefox iOS apps for the iPad.
Why doesn’t this app have a search function? I like reading Rick’s & Molly’s columns but they are hard to find. Seems like a simple fix since DB charges for subscriptions. I’m thinking about canceling since the app and website lack a search capability.
Articles are getting trashy, eg the flurry over someone’s shoe height. And, the ads are distracting, especially the ones that pop open as you’re scrolling, eg Monopoly. I will unsubscribe if this continues.