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Introducing the Paris Review App!

October 8, 2012 | by

As reported in The New York Times, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our iPad/iPhone app! On it you’ll find new issues, rare back issues, and archival collections—along with our complete interview series and the Paris Review Daily. And if you download the app by October 21, you’ll receive the current issue, along with an archival issue—Spring 1958, featuring an interview with Ernest Hemingway, early fiction by Philip Roth, and a portfolio by Alberto Giacometti—for free!

To current print subscribers: stay tuned! Soon you’ll be granted digital access to any issue covered by your print subscription. Look for an e-mail from us in the next week or two with details on how to set up your account.

And to those with Android devices: we hope to have a version for you soon!



  1. PMC | October 8, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I was JUST thinking about this yesterday. Now my determination to get an iPhone is absolutely fixed, if only because the Daily has an app now.

  2. @missuku on twitter | October 8, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Wahey! Print subscribers cannot wait! Grant us access tout de suite, s’il vous plaît!

  3. Hugo Blanco | October 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    It is better than the Zinio edition. I suggest you add audio as in The New Yorker app.

  4. William Miller | October 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    This is excellent news! Question for the editors: I’m a subscriber. Should I wait until I get the subscribers’ email, or can I get the app now and still get subscribers’ access?

  5. Aamir | October 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Does this also apply to subscribers through Zinio?

  6. Stephen Andrew Hiltner | October 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    @William: No need to wait! You’ll hear from us soon—but in the meantime, download the app and browse away.

    @Aamir: Zinio subscribers won’t be granted the access given to our print subscribers, but we encourage you to download the app—you’ll find lots of free content! And, if you like it, you can resubscribe via our app when your Zinio subscription expires.

  7. Mayuran | October 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Android version?

  8. Mayuran | October 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Sorry…meant time frame?

  9. Stephen Andrew Hiltner | October 8, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    @Mayuran: We don’t have a definite time frame, but we hope to have one out in the next few months.

  10. Steffen Bach | October 9, 2012 at 4:51 am

    I was excited to install the new app on my iPhone 5 yesterday and am sorry to say, that it is a work in progress, just like the iPhone. This first version it is not an improvement over the Zinio app as far as the essential reading experience is concerned. The Zinio “Page/Text” functionality converts the very small magazine font/text to a larger more easily read text on the screen. In the Review app, this can only be done by touching/swiping the page with two fingers and doesn’t keep the page within the screen. when doing so. Strangely but positively, this is not a problem in the Interviews articles section, where the activation of an “Aa” enlargement button solves the problem. That same function is, by the way, indicated at the bottom of the magazine articles page, but it is not possible to activate it at present. So Paris Review team please solve these functional issues and bring out a new version as soon as possible. An otherwise dedicated Review fan and reader

  11. Nice try, Zinio | October 9, 2012 at 6:08 am

    ^ It’s incredible, isn’t it, what some people will demand when given something FOR FREE.

    Love the app. I live outside the US for half the year, and it’ll be a great way to keep up while I’m away.

  12. Chris | October 9, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I’ve downloaded the app on both iphone and ipad but all I get on either device is a blank screen. The logo comes up, the loading wheel spins, but then all that happens is that the screen goes dark. What am I doing wrong?

  13. MizzGivens | October 11, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Hurry up with the Droid version!

  14. Marc | October 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Great app but can why can’t this be part of Newsstand on the iPad? It would be so much better to access the Paris Review along with all the other periodicals that I read in the Newsstand app.

  15. Stan Balcom | October 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    My result is the same as Chris. I down load it. I start it and a dialog says it’s loading but then the screen goes black. Support says they can’t recreate the issue. Guess we’re just out of luck.

  16. Antariksa | October 23, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I found that the app is too slow to load; and need to add social media share capability.

  17. Sean | October 27, 2012 at 11:07 am

    This app is wonderful! I have one complaint and it is minimal, but bothersome. I think the “back” feature needs some work. It seems to always take me to the main menu instead of back to the blog where I clicked to get to the story I’m reading.

  18. Ian | November 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    As a print subscriber, should I have received an email already to access the app fully?

  19. Will | November 15, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Love the app! My only request is that you would have it be included in Newsstand. The OCD freak in me likes to have it all organized.

  20. Romolo Iavarone | November 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Michael Newman, will you please send me a brochure explaining your software on poetry! I like to play with words and enjoy writing riddles. I now have a PC to work on, thank you!

  21. Romolo Iavarone | November 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    This is a request, not a comment!

    Michael Newman, will you please send me a brochure explaining your software on poetry! I like to play with words and enjoy writing riddles. I now have a PC to work on, thank you! Mr.Iavarone

  22. Smith | November 3, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    What about Windows phone? Just saying.

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