Provide personalized articles 1/5
By Entheogenic Om
The app is very limiting in terms of the scope of possibilities. I pay for the WSJ for content and while the content is there, the layout makes access to it extremely frustrating.
It would be great to get a Flipboard style layout (or one akin to the actual physical copy) instead of having to awkwardly jump from one topic to the next.
Update: App does not load after recent iOS update 4/5
I keep getting a message that my device does not support augmented reality. Please fix the problem. I have not been able to read the paper, especially now that it automatically opens up from Safari
Update: appears to be working now. Thank you
They finally got it right! 5/5
The new (2015) WSJ app is a major disappointment. It is more difficult to negotiate, slower to load and, in general, makes the Journal a far less attractive publication to read. I wish I could roll back to the old version. How could such an astute publication make such a terrible mistake?
A 2017 update, after several significant improvements, this app has taken another major step backwards. The flow is significantly less user friendly. I particularly miss the ability to skim using the outline that used to be in the upper right corner. Bring it back.
Update late summer 2017. They finally have it right!
A Godsend When I'm Traveling! 5/5
I can keep up with the news from my favorite source wherever I am and at anytime of the day or night. The site is easy to navigate, and I can enlarge the print when my glasses aren't handy.
By Math Thing
After essentially abandoning the print version of the Wall Street Journal, i.e., making no real attempt to deliver a hard copy with any consistency, Dow Jones now seems dedicated to killing the WSJ app as well. Many of the ads lock up my iPad. On some days, it is just not worth the trouble or the time to reboot everything to finish reading an article. Often the app loads as a blank white page and just sits there with no content. Friday's WSJ was not available until Sunday. I have been in financial services for more than 30 years and typically started my day by reading the Wall Street Journal. Over the last several years this has become increasingly difficult to do. My guess that one day I will realize I haven't read the WSJ for a while and it just won't matter anymore. Sad, sort of of.
Excellent topics poor transmission from the cloud. 4/5
WSJ provides me with a succinct view of a broad range of topics. I use it as my go to information resource.
I am happy with WSJ.
The Best News App - again 5/5
(After the latest update- thank you)
Annoying ads 2/5
For what we pay it would be nice to read this quality publication without the annoying ads. Get rid of the ads that hijack your article while you are just trying to scroll to the next page.
Interface not as concise 2/5
The site changed the way the it displays news from a concise list to more pictures. Now you need to scroll more to read the headlines. The site also now seems to load slower.
Thumbs down 1/5
Less functional than previous versions
I prefer the print edition, but app very useful 3/5
As a "snowbird" I move often enough between Maine and Florida that managing the print edition has become too complicated, and I can't get it when I'm on the road. I skim through the app daily and find its functionality to be good.
A year ago I rated the app as two stars because it was buggy. They seem to have fixed the blank screens and other problems I encountered. But now they have added photos to some of the articles that blink or change every few seconds. Extremely distracting. If I wanted a slide show or video, I’d watch TV. I want an app that simulates the print edition.
No better newspaper. Anyplace. Ever 5/5
By Admiral's Daughter
The printing shows up so well, pictures are great and stories are well written with no editorializing except on the op-ed page. Perfect!
Great app! Great content!
Really great news app 5/5
My favorite news app
Weird navigation 3/5
WSJ is a great paper with outstanding articles, but the iPad app doesn't make for easy access. E.g., there are two top-level menus. One is short, the other is long, but it is not obvious how to get to that second menu. It contains more review articles than menu 1, but I have to mess around to find it. I don't know why there are two; articles in the short version seem to be repeated in the longer. I give the app 3 stars for the news and opinions in it, nothing else.
No iPad Pro support 1/5
Does not support the higher resolution of the iPad Pro and has to scale. Looks terrible.
Great content. Great app 5/5
Update: the updates to this app have been great. Great usability, honest, trustworthy content. I like the alerts too. I always feel informed. Love it.
I love the content. No question it has the best. Previous versions of the app were terrible at loading updated content. The app was almost unusable. Fortunately, the latest update changed that. Still takes a while to update content, but it's only a minor annoyance these days.
Good but I liked the older version with the menu for articles 3/5
By Vic Nj
I like this app but only 3 stars because I liked the previous version better, where the latest edition loaded right away. Also the menu for individual sections is gone, you have to scroll through the pages to find what articles are there. I used to like to browse the menu in "off duty" for example and pick an article, now I have to scroll through every one. Bring back the old version or the menu please
Latest update is a step back - AGAIN! Pictures flash and it crashes. Also sporadic advertisement audio in the back round while reading articles.
Love the WSJ but the app stinks 1/5
By Patrick McGill
I have been an avid reader of the WSJ for many years, first on paper and now electronically. I love the content. However, the app stinks. I am tired of it crashing every time I try to read an article. It has been getting worse over the last 12 months and doesn’t seem like their developers are addressing the performance at all.
A Daily e-Read 5/5
By Jeff the Nuke
I read the WSJ via this app daily. The layout on the iPod Touch 5th Gen is superb. It's better than the Kindle PaperWhite.
I plan to continue to be a subscriber. Looking forward to a larger layout for the next iPhone.
Postscript - used this app for a while now. It uses a lot of data and doesn't pull consistently. That is, I get the last eat but when in not on LTE some of the articles still need a connection. I'm not talking about video.
Not great... 3/5
Articles don't update easily. Requires the screen be "pulled down" repeatedly in order to get updated articles & then still doesn't do it most of the time.
Broken since iOS 11 update 1/5
App doesn’t work right since the latest iOS update. I keep getting messages about broken augmented reality scenes when all I want to do is read articles
“Unable to load AR Scene 2/5
Every time I open the app it tries to load an AR scene. I can’t use it at all
Much improved 4/5
The app is far more stable than it was years ago. It's also become easier to navigate. The articles and editorials are still the best in news.
Great App 5/5
By Jean bean 628
I love to read the WSJ. This app works great and it also provides news updates throughout the day. I am a fan of the crossword puzzle and enjoy being able to do this on the app!
Keeps getting worse 2/5
By Increasingly frustrated reader
Subscriber for decades and app user since the beginning. Organization grows ever more confusing, links to website require me to log in, and intrusive ads require multiple swipes to move past. Love the content. Get your act together please.
Doesn’t finish loading if device has no AR 2/5
By Captain Pi
If you have an iPad Air, don’t update the app for the iOS 11 capabilities. I get a pop up during the load saying “Device does not support augmented reality” when loading the app by clicking through email story links and the app never stops the loading spinner to give control back.
Update - still no comments functionality. I find myself reading articles in the browser so I can access comments. What’s the point of using the app if it’s missing a key piece of functionality?
It's late, my wife is sleeping, and I swipe to the next page and a Schwab ad with a video starts playing with the volume on. C'mon WSJ! I pay too much for my subscription for you to be playing video ads automatically when I'm reading.
Also, part of my enjoyment of the WSJ is the reader comments which aren't available on the app. Comments are a available in the NYT app, and they are even sortable by date or reader favorites.
Unbeatable content and attractive layout, but this app has become very unstable. Reading an article and then -- darkness, repeatedly. Exceedingly frustrating.
Latest upgrade wrecked it 2/5
I liked the WSJ app just fine. But the latest upgrade for iOS 11 to make use of augmented reality is an absolute bust unless you have the right phone. My 6S with iOS 11 doesn’t have that capability, which would be fine except every time I click on a WSJ email link, it sends me to the app, a pop up tells me I don’t have the capability — duh — and everything freezes up under a gauzy gray. It won’t let me click through. Apple says this is a WSJ problem. All WSJ support says is that it will pass along my complaint and screen shot. There’s apparently no way to get around this. I can use the app if I don’t try to access it through a link, but what a mess. The worst thing I could say before was the search function wasn’t always able to give me the story I knew was available (because so had read it earlier). I expect better.
Very Well Planned and Executed the Best News App! 5/5
Let me make this short... using the WSJ app is one great experience!
DO NOT UPDATE TO 10.0 1/5
I updated the latest version of this app with augmented reality and iOS 11 and the app crashes when I click on a WSJ link from Facebook. It goes into the AR and freezes. Do not update
Works well, except when it doesn't 1/5
I now have an iPhone 7 with the latest iOS 10 OS. The current version of WSJ pulls up a partial screen without anything useful on it. I will delete and reinstall later.
This version consistently fails to update. This is Tuesday and all I can see is Saturday's news. Other times it automatically updates and is current. I know how to force an update and it just doesn't respond. I use an iPhone 4S with current iOS. Update. I have not updated to any version of iOS 9. The last update of WSJ is a nonfunctional icon. However, the old icon is still present and works. Same thing happened with the Economist.
Update renders app useless 2/5
Why does WSJ insist on bleeding edge technology in its apps. The latest update supposedly takes advantage of iOS immersive technology. Well, on my 1 year old iPad the result is an endlessly spinning update wheel. And that was after updating to iOS 11 and changing the camera settings as required. Doesn’t anyone test these things? If this was the first such issue I would be more forgiving but it isn’t.
Great app 5/5
Change is not better 3/5
Overview page of each section doesn't include all stories in that section so you have to scroll thru them all to see what's there. Time waster. Better to scan thru the hard copy. Probably will cancel digital subscription.
Great Content, Poor Downloading 4/5
By Overall happy 2
I am very happy with the WSJ content; however, downloading is very slow and almost impossible when traveling and using 3 or 4G. The NYT download is much better.
Latest Update Has Ruined It 2/5
The latest update has taken the fun out of the app. It’s unusable with the latest augmented reality update. Opening the app works, but clicking on a link someone sends you, takes you to a non-functioning AR page with an error box you cannot dismiss.
Like Older Version. 3/5
By Investor Pers
I really liked the older version better. I liked the way you could view articles on the sides
Great app 5/5
Undeniably the best news source around and the app is very user friendly.
Latest update 2/5
When I click link on daily digest email to open app, error says “could not load augmented reality scene” hangs and can’t load app or article. Please fix!
Excellent news app. Well organized and easy to navigate 5/5
The iPad app is fantastic! I enjoy reading the news this way.
New update is messed up. 1/5
Received the update, now I can't read the WSJ on my iPhone.
Ios11 update 1/5
By Mary & Jerry
When clicking on an email link to an article now the app locks up with message about augmented reality not supported on device. Then need to delete app to be able to access an article from main site. The fun never stops with WSJ apps
Good but can be better organised 4/5
Sections overlap and not always representative of the articles inside
Difficult to navigate 2/5
Latest changes make it harder to navigate the app. The what's news column that is normally on the front page of the paper is gone.
Stop the blinking photos 2/5
Starting with the last couple of revs photos in stories have started blinking. This means they are repeatedly reloaded . Very annoying . Happens on iOS 10 and 11
Big disappointment 2/5
By long term suscriber
While the NYT was taking a leap forward toward a future model, the WSJ has taken a big step back toward digitizing the printed newspaper, and it takes twice as long to download.