The Atlantic Magazine: Digital Edition

The app provides access to every article from The Atlantic—with all the award-winning content that’s published each day, customized for presentation on your iPhone or iPad. Free to download, the app provides all users with up-to-the-minute content from Meanwhile, magazine subscribers get full access to all the distinctive reporting, essays, and commentary found each month in The Atlantic magazine. For technical support, please email [email protected]

It’s never been simpler to access, share, and navigate The Atlantic. All the thought-provoking pieces found in each issue are available for download and can be read anytime, even offline. Read it all with a simple swipe—and then comment and share with a single tap. The new app layout includes stunning photo and video viewable on both iPhone and iPad, an option to change text size, a Starred Articles feature that allows you to save your favorite stories for later, and a streamlined magazine that downloads faster and uses less device memory.

Already a magazine subscriber? For a limited time, access to the magazine section of this app is included with your print subscription.

Not a subscriber? Content from is free while magazine issues can be purchased individually for $6.99 or buy a full year (10 print issues) for $21.99. See full subscription details below. Technology requirements: This app requires iOS 7.0 or newer.

About The Atlantic
Founded in 1857 on the conviction that big ideas make history, The Atlantic advances new ways of seeing the world and its possibilities. A tradition of integrity, invention and optimism has made The Atlantic one of the fastest growing and most acclaimed brands in media today. Its thriving digital, live, and video platforms, like its foundational monthly magazine, address the critical questions of our times -- from politics to business, technology to culture to urban affairs. The Atlantic is the flagship property of Atlantic Media, based in Washington, D.C. Its co-presidents are Editor in Chief James Bennet and Chief Operating Officer Bob Cohn.

Full subscription details:
Subscriptions to the digital edition of The Atlantic Magazine can be managed via your iTunes account. Issues are sold individually for $6.99 or for a year-long (ten issue) subscription for $21.99. Payment will be made through the iTunes store to your iTunes account and subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

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The Atlantic Magazine: Digital Edition App Description & Overview

The applications The Atlantic Magazine: Digital Edition was published in the category News on 2010-10-22 and was developed by The Atlantic Monthly Group, Inc.. The file size is 58.92 MB. The current version is 4.0.1 and works well on 5.1.1 and high ios versions.

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Audio does not work  alison747  1 star

This is an app where audio does not work when viewing videos within the app. Disappointed.

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Worst I've ever seen  HMS Beverly  1 star

This app is the absolute worst piece of garbage that I've ever used. It's like a first-gen app made by a high-school student. Don't waste your time on this train wreck. Unbelievable.


I agree -- it stinks  Class1mmmm  1 star

At the outset let me stipulate that the Atlantic is a fine magazine and I am glad to support them by subscribing to the print mag. Also their website works pretty well on my iMac. The iPad app, however, is a total disaster and their tech support is clueless. No matter how many times I trash it and download it again, they won't let me log in (the login page jumps up and down and if I do manage to finish it presents me with the page again, blank) and the main article has a lock on it. The tech support people give me useless suggestions and have thrown up their hands. Why don't they hire somebody to write an app that works?


Unbelievably bad app  AfricaTim  1 star

I've spent almost the same amount of time trying to get the app to work as I have reading the magazine.


Great magazine, terrible app  Colct  1 star

As most reviewers have found, this app has long been terrible. Frequently crashes, doesn't remember where you were reading, etc. On my new iPad I now can no longer access the magazine at all. I have a print subscription, and when I log in it says 'success' but when I try to download the magazine it still wants to charge me $6.99.

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Impossible to access  Aap news hound  1 star

Dumps log on and then only way to get back on is to have mailing label from magazine. Who keeps those from month to month? Too bad, good magazine, bad app.


Gets worse with each upgrade  Bleeber  1 star

It is clear they do not read or respond to these reviews. This must be one of the most poorly rated apps in the store. Good magazine but terrible technology. This is so bad now that it is NOT worth renewing my subscription. They must have some of the worst app designers in the industry. It's embarrassing, or should be to The Atlantic, that such an esteemed publication has an incompetent app. One cannot read articles from past issues. Further, it seems I have to restore my purchase from the app store each time I try to read from it. Geez,if you choose a past issue it will only download the current issue. Hardly worth the cost. For visual reasons I can no longer read the paper issue. This is so primitive that I had better keep up with the current issue because if Imiss something, I cannot go back. The previous version did allow that until some geek took out all the functionality as so many of them do that days. I think they may be too young to remember the concept of "user friendly" and may be unable to put themselves in a user's place.. ADDENDUM: My wife gave up and went to print. Atlantic offers digital with that. I let my digital one lapse. BUT their digital incompetence continues. At the website they ask to have your subscription number ready (I did) BUT the never after give you a window to register with it. They will only take you to the same email address based window. Not all web and app designers are equal. Were it me, I'd get a new design firm.

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Cannot Always Download Magazines  Rafe P  1 star

Great magazine, terrible app. After re-subscribing and logging in with new credentials, the app does not find my subscription and allow me to download issues. Additionally the app crashes very frequently. This has long been a very bad app, so not too hopeful it gets fixed anytime soon.


Paid Subscriber, No Access  Dannyboo23  1 star

I see I'm not the only dealing with this issue. I paid for a yearly digital subscription, but I just recently lost access to the content. I tried to login, but the app just sends me back to where I started. Not happy!!! Love the content, but I can't love what I no longer have access to.


Ugh  martydd  1 star

I love this magazine, but hate reading physical magazines. Please make an app worth using.


Signing up is a mess  Frankielowlow  2 star

All I want to is finalize my subscription. It is a total mess and hasn't worked for 2 days.

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out of date  G. McSwain  1 star

I have an active print subscription, but I can't access any issues from the past 5 months with the app.


Defines mediocre  Mortakye  1 star

03 Sep 16 It gets worse. The app is the antithesis of functional/intuitive. I don't understand how such mediocrity passes for acceptable in 2016. If you cannot match technology with your journalistic standards, stick to paper. Better still, take a look at what The Economist does and copy.


The WORST!  ChrisAnneSam  1 star

Can't link my print subscription. Says I have linked but doesn't bring up new issues. UGGGGGG.

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I tried again  Man who eats candy  1 star

What a disaster this App is. All you can do after paying is take a survey on how to improve the app, a Ten Minute survey. Here is my suggestion. Fire the top twenty people in your digital team. I deleted the app, it just is too aggravating. For every article it wants me to sign in, and signing in doesn't help either.


Piece of crap  cjvalas  1 star

I recommend sticking to the print edition until these guys get their act together. The user experience has always tried too hard to be unique and just ended up being confusing. But now the app is SO unstable that it's entirely unusable. I've deleted it and won't be trying it again until the reviews improve significantly. I experienced the same problems a previous poster called out.


Terrible...  Knittingnpdx  1 star

I used to enjoy this magazine app but today I deleted it because I'm always prompted to have daily emails sent to me and there is no way to get back to your article....


Completely Unusable Update: now worst app ever  NJAv8Er  1 star

Besides being disorganized this thing is continually asking for my account number off the mailing label. Like I travel with a hard copy so I can read on my iPad. Really annoying. Seriously what's the point if I can't use this on the road. Ask it once, fine. This is awful. It was good before. Update: it is now even worse. Since I have the label I tried once more. It tells me "success!" And doesn't allow me to access anything. Worst app ever. Doesn't even exist.


Terrible app  Rjpomerene  1 star

Can't access back issues, old online articles. Can't search archives. Can't even easily review the app; my review was rejected because my "nickname was already in use" (by me). Truly the worst magazine app I have come across. I much prefer the previous version. Now I have decided to use web browser access and forget about this app.


Frustrating and annoying  Roadrider29  1 star

Hard to use. Does not give access to back issues except at an outrageous price.

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