Best local newspaper 5/5
When I relocated my business to Manhattan in 2013, I decided to subscribe to the local newspaper, and I tried out both the Daily News and the New York Times. The Daily News is better, for many reasons.
First of all, a Daily News digital subscription is $3 per month, versus $15 for the New York Times. Yet despite charging five times the price, the Times is full of annoying banner ads (literally every 4 paragraphs) whereas the Daily News digital version is ad free. If I’m paying to subscribe to something, there shouldn’t be ads in it; imagine how angry Netflix and Spotify subscribers would be if their videos or song tracks were full of annoying ads. These people at the Times have the audacity to charge people for something and still fill it with annoying advertising.
The Daily News is formatted like a daily iBook; once it’s downloaded, you can read it without an internet connection. With the Times, you need to be online to read it. Daily News’ format also lets you scroll through each day’s new edition and go back and read a day that you missed. With the Times, sometimes you’ll pick it up and there’ll be nothing new in that section, or you won’t be sure how much you missed from last time. I feel like this difference in format makes the Times lazy such that they don’t write as much news. Daily News puts out 50+ pages of new content every day; I feel like the Times isn’t producing that much, at least on their app. I’d swipe through it at times and it would still be mostly the same articles from yesterday. Daily News also comes with the option to download the “classic” version (basically an exact replica of the print edition) where you can read cartoons and other traditional newspaper content. There are ads in that version, but they’re still not annoyingly inserted between the paragraphs.
I like that Daily News is one of the few truly non-partisan news sources; when it comes to politicians, they’re equal opportunity bashers, and their reporting is hilarious. Meanwhile, the Times barely touched on the recent mayor DeBlasio bribery scandal since apparently their fellow Democrats can do no wrong. Of course, Daily News will bash Republicans too, as seen is their famous cover stories like the Newt Gingrich “Crybaby” cartoon or the Statue of Liberty giving Ted Cruz the middle finger. I generally like this humorous and sassy tone of the Daily News; for example, on Friday they wrote “[a] former Merchant Marine Academy worker was to three years in prison for taking a boatload of bribes.”
The Daily News is also more in touch with what people want to hear about; the Times is full of snooty self-absorbed narcissists. One of the sections of the Times app was “Times Insider” where they basically talked about themselves; other sections were titled “Paul Krugman’s blog” and Nicholas Kristof’s blog.” So basically, they think we should pay $15 a month to read some dude’s blog. The Times rambles and rants about lofty academic social justice warrior topics and “white privilege” that people don’t care about, instead of the things a local paper should be focusing on - things like a bribery scandal involving the mayor of their city.
So to sum it up, Daily News > New York Times. The Daily News is a great newspaper that I look forward to downloading on my iPad in the morning.
Since I was 9 5/5
This app allows me to see what is happening in the city I grew up in. Been reading the daily news since I was 9
Life long reader 5/5
By Rosey R.
App is easy to use. I enjoy it in between my Friday and Sunday delivery.
Love it.... except for one thing 4/5
I love this app and it's my main source for news. However, there's never a video to view whenever the headline says "See It:"
If you're going to tease a video then show the friggin video. Really annoying. Stop saying " See It" if there's nothing to see.
Other than it's great
Great app!!! 5/5
The digital edition of the daily news is just like reading the print edition-only better. You can flip through the pages just like the print edition. You never have to worry about delivery issues. And you could zoom in and enlarge articles of interest. All this while you still have the hard hitting journalism that the NY Daily News is known for. And the best sports section and TV listings in NY.
I can't start my day without the Daily News App on my iPhone.
WAS good... 2/5
By Mike from Harlem
About a week ago it started crashing on my iPad right after opening it. Yeah I restarted, deleted app, signed out now I can't sign in bc it crashes so quickly.
It's a rag but I still subscribe - I love my local news and the Daily News has a local flavor. Print is big enough to read and makes picking up the local paper obsolete.
Sly from Brooklyn " 5/5
By The man"
Hey l grew up with the Dailynews! and considering the now l live in Arizona" it keeps me up today we're all my families still live" great job" and all ways up today💯
2nd attempt at a review 1/5
By Marc p44
Not sure why my previous review has not been posted.
Had trouble with this app. Twice in last month. New daily issue would not open. I had to cancel my subscription. Also, nobody responded to my problem so then I decided to cancel.
Works perfectly.... 5/5
Full view of the paper. And it's the full paper because I compared a few to the print version. I also like the fact that you can go back several days if you need to download an earlier paper. Execution of this app is perfect.
Almost as good as print 4/5
I have been using this app for a little over two weeks and I am very pleased. The price savings over delivery is huge, I get the paper anytime I like and the display is terrific on my iPad mini. There are even two formats to choose from. The only shortcoming is the lack of Sunday supplements.
Solid paper, chaotic app 3/5
As random as FB
Great app but sometimes not 4/5
This is a great app. Love the way it's payed out and you can change view. However at times you have to open and close the app many times to get new edition loaded. Since the last update, it's been working fine. Let's hope it stays that way.
Love it!! 5/5
I live on west coast and love the style of your articles. Calling an idiot an idiot is refreshing. Only negative person seems to be a journalist slanted on turning isolated incidents into political racist rantings. I agree changes need to be made but negative breeds negative. Can he really be that racist in his writings with such little hope for improved relations? His opinions are interesting and cause people to look inside themselves, but not every person is out to hurt others.
Love NYDN 5/5
By Charles Sahm
NYDN is indispensable for NYC news and I love the thoughtfulness and diversity of opinion on their op-ed page.
Lousy APP 1/5
Loads sllloooowwwwlllyyyy. Takes forever to open. Sometimes it doesn't open at all.
Ms Nunez 5/5
Fast 'n Easy 5/5
Try it, you'll like it. Easy to use. Plus the Daily News is one of the world's best newspapers. A pleasure to read daily.
Great edition 5/5
Always loved paper, and getting an online exact copy at great rate is convenient. Would like Sunday mag though.
This used to be a very fair newspaper. I can't believe how bias it has become and how sensationalized and unbalanced. It's unbelievable to me. This is not worth subscribing to. Not until they shape up. Im tired of this circus that passes for journalism today
Superior news app 5/5
This is a terrific newspaper app. In fact, the best I've ever seen. For a seriously low price compared to the print edition, it allows a very fast download of an exact replica of the print edition. In a minute or less (on wi-if) you have the entire paper. It also has the option of a digitized edition -- but I prefer the "classic" view. The News app was horrible a few years ago when I last looked at it, but they've really got it down.
As to content, you can be your own judge. It is not The NY Times (way less thorough and intellectual and more parochial) but it has better coverage of sports and NYC crime. And, unlike the Post, it's a real newspaper.
And the price point is amazing.
The Digital Daily News 5/5
I love the daily news. Have been a loyal reader for more than fifty years!
Love it 5/5
I love it! I live in Idaho so I can't get the hard copy of it but this will easily do. Thank you Daily News!
Problem with deleting past issues 4/5
I have not had issues with the app crashing but it is impossible to delete past issues and regain storage without deleting/re-installing the app. In order to earn a five star rating that needs to be fixed.
Good app but... 3/5
The only issue that I have with this app is that the text is so tiny. It's difficult to read.
App works well and download is fast. I get my paper everyday.
Apparently the "delete back issues" doesn't really work. I've had to repeatedly delete and reinstall the app because it gobbles up all my storage. I guess they know about it because they provide a means to restore your purchase. But come on, fix it before the Post finds out.
Better than earlier versions 4/5
More stable than earlier versions
Give me news not your opinion 1/5
Junk always pushing their agenda this is not news it's what is wrong with the world
The original app from about 2 years ago was better. Since then, every "new" app has been problematic.
Junk (would rate less than 1 star if you had that option). 1/5
App has not functioned for weeks. Cannot access the paper. Repeated emails requesting help have not been answered.
It's ok 3/5
Nothing special. Glad they fixed the bug that caused it to crash all the time
Options needed 1/5
By Tattoo ant
There should be options on what you want to read. Sports section only reads about football and baseball 24/7, even when not in season
App is horrible 1/5
Do not waste your time getting this app it crashes constantly, you can't even get through one article and support is horrible they never respond to support questions
Crashes constantly! 1/5
Like this app but I can't even read a headline without it crashing and closing. Ending up using other apps because of it. Must be a way to fix this because it is so ridiculously bad!
New York Fave 4/5
By Fed up with ur corp bs
No nonsense like its home town. Quickly gets to the story, I don't have patience for stupidity like you find in its nearest competitor. Keeps me informed when I'm away from the Big Apple.
Great New York paper 5/5
I like the sports section best. The paper tells what is going on.
Constant app crashes 1/5
It's amazing they haven't fixed this yet... Can't go 15 seconds without the app crashing... Okay, make it a pay app and fix it! I love the sports page, being a transplanted New Yorker, but this is ridiculous!
App Crashes 1/5
App crashes 15 seconds after opening every time!
It's not just the name of a movie, but what happens Every Single Time I Open This App. Please! Fix this. It is nonsense.
Years of crashing. 1/5
Never gets fixed. Just crashes instantly upon opening for years. Ridiculous.
Appus horribilus 1/5
Possibly the worst app experience I've seen and they want you to pay on an iPad
Maybe that's the plan.....
Trust me less than one star
App crashes constantly 1/5
By Hejduk 198
I enjoy the contact of the Daily News, however, on has to endure sera real app crashes too simply get through one article. Not sure why this has gone on for so long without a fix.
App crash 3/5
By Alii Sparks
Every I open the app it crashes getting very frustrated I just update it and back to the same thing all over again please re fix
Garbage app for a garbage paper 1/5
By C. Mart 46
The worst app. Crashes every single time you open it.
App Crashes 1/5
By Tom Lenovo
App crashes every time it is opened after a few seconds
Hasn't worked for almost a year now 1/5
By Marcos Coolios
Checked it out recently after several months and still crashes LOL. App is worthless...
No crashing. Easy to use. Happy 4/5
I was a littlereluctant to buy the subscription, but with the trial. I have to say I'm glad I committed. It is one of my best apps on my iPhone. It helps that I have the iphone 6 now with the bigger screen. But I recommend it. And it's a great publication to begin with.
Worth it. 5/5
Started with 30 free issues just to try & now Suscribe to it.Its great just download in the morning & I'm all set.Can't beat the price,no problems.
Completely useless 1/5
How can you, in today's age of an app for everything, still put out an app the crashes all the time. I have tried over and over to us this app because I love the sports reporting. However the app crashes immediately upon opening and is totally useless. I have given up at this point. I would give you zero stars but that's not an option.