Harvard Business Review (HBR)

Harvard Business Review (HBR)

By Harvard Business Review

  • Category: Business
  • Release Date: 2012-02-22
  • Current Version: 8.1
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 42.07 MB
  • Developer: Harvard Business Review
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 2
From 866 Ratings


The Harvard Business Review app allows you to access your digital issues wherever you are – offline or online. Buy a yearly (6-issue) or monthly subscription now. ALL-ACCESS SUBSCRIBERS: HBR All-Access Subscribers receive unrestricted access to the monthly issues. You can easily connect your account and access the magazine by clicking on the "Subscriptions" button upon updating or downloading the app. In-App subscription options for Harvard Business Review Magazine: • One-month free trial; will be automatically renewed annually for $89.99 until cancelled • 1-month subscription for $10.99, automatically renewed until cancelled • Single issue for $14.99 Payment for all purchases will be charged to your account at the confirmation of your purchase. SUBSCRIBERS' AUTOMATIC-RENEWAL FEATURE: Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Your account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period (another year for annual subscribers, another six months for half-year subscribers, and another month for monthly subscribers) unless you change your subscriptions through your Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an 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. For more information, you can find our privacy policy and terms of use at : https://hbr.org/corporate/privacy-policy You can also visit our customer service at: http://hbr.org/help-customer-service-home



  • Worse app ever!

    By soroushe
    This app is awful... How has HBR put its brand on such a horrible software. It is unusable by all measure. I will be cancelling my subscription because I can’t use this app to read my favorite magazine.
  • Pointless

    By Xovavacavava
    What is the point of this app if I can’t even easily access or download my purchased books and content? HBR please look at improving this app, as I am starting to regret my decision to subscribe if I can’t get content easily.
  • Only buy this app if you want the digital magazine

    By kronos455
    I give the app 1-Star because it used to be much better. The app isn’t so bad if you just want the app delivered digitally. However, the app used to be an exact replica of the functionality on the web page, which was pretty good. The real reason this app is so bad is that to add the extra features that used to be present in the app, resembling complete access of the web platform, HBR would probably have to pay Apple more money. As a long time subscriber, I can tell that HBR has made changes to their print, digital, etc. platforms to save money. It seems odd that a magazine that can’t make money would be doling out business advice.
  • Worst...ever...

    By Kaseykaseykasey7
    I am completely mystified about how no one there realizes how very bad this user experience is. I can’t figure out how to just get to the current issue. I can’t figure out how to get from the stacked view to the tile view. And I’m not a dummy!
  • When it says downloaded, it doesn’t mean it’s downloaded

    By Andisono
    And so when you happily open an issue to read offline, it shows blurry contents and will load more from its server. By the way, all issues are stacked together. You don’t even know which is which. The app used to be very good until this big update. So disappointed.
  • Very good app

    By seal2974
    I have the latest update while using the iPad Pro... awesome experience!!! Envoy the new layout very much.
  • New upgrade is awful

    By France075
    What was HBR thinking in approving this app? The old app wasn’t great but was functional. The new, improved app is essentially unusable. I have stopped using the iPad app and only use the website. Thought I would try again after the upgrade but just not worth it. Not intuitive, not easy, fast or simple. Give this version an “F”. The developer need to stay after school and get it right.
  • Shockingly bad - less functionality than a PDF file

    By ccmemtn
    I come back to the HBR app 2-3 times a year to see if it’s still the same dumpster fire of an app that it’s been for the last few years. I continue to be shocked that Harvard allows their name on this awful piece of software. This app has less functionality than a PDF file. Each issue of the magazine on this app is just a collection of pictures of the magazine page. You can’t even click on the table of contents to get to the article page (which is a very simple function on a pdf file). This is one of the lowest rated apps in the entire App Store - and for good reason. For the life of me - I have no idea what the developers are doing between these “major releases”. I haven’t written software in 15 years, but I’m confident I could start tomorrow, learn Swift programming and iPad development, and have a better designed and functioning app than this in less than 60 days. I looked up MAZ Digital - who supposedly makes this app for HBR. The Founder & CEO of the firm teaches “User Experience, Product Management” in the Marketing Department at Columbia University. Based on the “user experience” of this app - I think I’ll be telling my 17 year old to steer clear of Columbia if she wants to be successful in learning product design!
  • Awful. Just awful

    By Major7th
    The updated version of this app is absolutely horrendous. Not that the previous version was amazing, but is was far better functionally. After the update I lost all my content, had to reconnect my account and then download everything lol over again Now you have to thumb through a virtual stack of mags to find anything. No list view. No library. What 1st year app developer designed this??? I cannot believe for what this magazine costs that your team would allow such a horrible digital experience. Fire who ever was in charge of this project.
  • A shame for HBR

    By Clotr
    If I could give this app 0 stars, that would be it. Freezes upon opening, does not download content, customer service is simply ZERO and nonexistent. For a magazine that costs +150 usd is is absolutely unacceptable to have these issues.... and besides, for a magazine that each issue brags about customer centricity topics and satisfaction, it is a paradox to offer this ****** app. A shame for Harvard Business Review!!!