The Times Literary Supplement

The Times Literary Supplement

By Times Newspapers Limited

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-11-01
  • Current Version: 4.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 9.76 MB
  • Developer: Times Newspapers Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 151 Ratings


This iPad edition is a vibrant new way of reading the TLS, the leading paper in the world for literary culture. Its combination of fine writing, literary discoveries, incisive criticism and debate make it mandatory reading for anyone with an interest in the world of ideas. Added to this are beautiful images, a user-friendly search function and app-only features, with the promise of further enhancements to come. The TLS has been reviewing the books that matter and examining the ideas that resonate since its launch in 1902. From fiction to philosophy, religion to medicine, social studies to film, TLS readers enjoy the most informed criticism of culture from around the world. Subscriptions include access to back issues. The TLS app is free to download and can be accessed in the following ways: 1) If you have a subscription to the TLS, you can log in using the information sent to you by the subscriptions house. 2) You can buy individual issues or a monthly auto-renewing subscription from iTunes. Individual issues are available for £2.99 and the monthly subscription is £7.99. The subscription renews automatically unless auto-renew is turned off at least twenty-four hours before the end of the current period. The account will be charged for renewal within twenty-four hours before the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. You can manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to Account Settings after purchase. Privacy Policy: Terms of Use:



  • Consistently good

    By milomarch
    Less ideal than print, on line still serves a useful purpose. On my iPad thus far everything works well and the formatting of articles is excellent.
  • Works fine in a pinch

    By Steve Brooks - Tucson, AZ
    I prefer the paper — the feel, the smell, the look of it, the turning of its pages and folding it in half to tuck it under my arm as I make my way to wherever I’m not content to be without the TLS by my side — but there are times when I’m finished with the paper or when I haven’t brought it with me, and this app does well to provide a not-too-far-off-from-the-paper satisfaction. It’s not beautiful, as the paper is, but it’s all there. Too, the archive goes way back, so there’s always something new (to me) to read.
  • Loyal to paper, but grateful for app

    By Bagradian
    A longtime subscriber to the hard copy edition, I am still loyal to the paper version but find the app a sensible and practical alternative when I’m on travel. Its main virtues are simplicity, clarity, and - frankly - a direct reflection of the printed version’s structure. Less is more. My only recommendation is to keep the articles’ titles identical to the hard copy edition.
  • Among the worst

    By Ibrahim2631
    Constantly have to re-log in. App is not user friendly. Once you're in it's ok to navigate the issue.
  • Very poor app

    By harrymacz
    Worst digital subscription app I have had the sad occasion to pay for using. Can’t remember my subscription information and provides no means to sign in to one’s account. Open the account tab and you are informed you are not authorized to view YOUR account information. All past issues locked for access by digital subscribers only, though you are and for several years have been a suffering digital subscriber. Sometimes the app remembers who you are and lets you in. Other times it does not and since it doesn’t allow you to sign in (how elementary a convenience!) you must again send an email to find out how to get in—when you want to read an issue now, not three days hence. This has been going on for 3 years and no web site improvements in that time. Tossing the app and keeping the print edition.
  • Fix it

    By RobertCambridge
    The generally excellent content is let down by the poor functionality of the app. Everyone seems to agree. Why not just get on and fix it?
  • Why?

    By Touristan
    Why do I keep having to log in with my subscription information with every single new issue? It's a nuisance that the app doesn't remember it.
  • Great pub, miserable app

    By NoWayJose34
    It wont let you share articles. And why those fusty little windows you have to click on to know what book is being reviewed?
  • The TLS App is awful.

    By 0ledzepp
    TLS magazine is superb, but the TLS app is awful. I am not the first to complain it; many subscribers have complained about it. However, TLS management refuses to acknowledge it, and has no interest in fixing it. This is very surprising and consumer unfriendly. The management needs to wake up.
  • Needs fixing

    By Paul Bove
    This app is very finicky. Requires repeated logging in and out, activating over and again. Wrote to them about it. Not much improvement if any. Still, manageable but could be much better. 2 years later--the same exasperating problems that make this useless. I still read paper but when I NEED a link, this useless app gets in the way.