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 3/5
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.
Works great, no complaints. 5/5
This app is great, and so is WSJ. Would strongly recommend.
iOS 11 update fail 1/5
WSJ app didn’t work and suggested I needed iOS 11. Downloaded latest software. App hasn’t worked since.
Does NOT sync your SAVED articles in the Cloud or Across Platforms 1/5
Fix this basic service found in most top news providers and I'll at least provide four stars.
Separately but in the same topic, we pay a hefty annual subscription so why can't I indefinitely see saved or historical articles during the time periods of my active membership, even if my subscription lapses. Institute that and then WSJ, you're a healthy 5-stars. Try to at least keep your customers coming back for a life time without loosing their data, even when they have to take a service "pause" for whatever numerous life reasons. Be more than daily consumption, be a research platform for customers!
Lastly for the WSJ Marketing Team, why can we not simply get a hard-copy Weekend Edition thrown in for a minimal price?!!! The e-subscript is practical and great throughout the week when you're on the move in whatever work-cycle routine, but I just love holding a hard-copy and leisurely reading it over the weekend. Plus, the it is minimal paper with great extras. Please make this dream come true!
Another step backward 1/5
Yet another rearrangement of things and with each new version it gets worse. Content is good. App stinks. Now, e.g., the photo captions load about half of the time. This sort of "bush league" nonsense has been going on for several years. One has to conclude testing of new versions prior to release is ENTIRELY inadequate.
Also there remains the problem of the app version of the paper not containing everything that is in the print version.
Dates must show in previous articles 4/5
If you search or link to an older article there is no way to know when it was written
Forced me to login after updating! Why is that hasn't had to do that with other updates. Also frequent crashes and random closing of the app, ugh
AR function does not work 1/5
Can’t access stories - AR bug needs to be fixed into work with IOS12
Buggy and constantly asks I restore purchase 1/5
The app is buggy and constantly asks to restore the purchase multiple times a day. Calls to WSJ support are useless. Someone should write an article about their failure as a tech media company.
Too many crashes 2/5
Great when it works but incessant crashes make it almost useless (iPad 2, iOS 9.3.5)
App at long last seems stable the last couple of months. Finally. Content good, as usual, but why am I paying for the New York content? Couldn't care less! How about making that optional or putting in a Los Angeles section instead?
By Sky Travel
Credible. Could improve on thin coverage during weekends.
I Love it! 5/5
This is a must source of information for anyone who needs to be updated on business, current and world issues. Use it every day several times a day. Information is timely and complete. Of all the news applications the WSJ on line is right up there.
Much better than a year ago ...
New version freezes 1/5
The new version freezes while trying to give me the AR effect.
What are you thinking of? 1/5
Once again, I find what you are doing to your subscribers intolerable. I pay about $33 per month for my digital subscription. I understand that advertising is an important source of revenue in addition to subscriptions. You allow "made you look" advertisements that continually flash and change and are so distracting subscribers can't read the article. You put video advertisements before the beginning of most news videos (therefore, I almost never play them). I guess advertisers have figured out their advertisements are being ignored, so now you allow subscribers to be assaulted with audio advertisements that pop out of the blue with no warning and no apparent link to normal copy. The past two issues have an advertisement that begins "if I were to advise..." I am trying to read a newspaper and I may be in any number of environments which make this sudden audio embarrassing, in addition to just plain annoying. Yesterday, I was in a doctor's waiting room when it happened. I don't can't imagine what you people are thinking of when you approve these things.
In addition to the advertisements, your own people are embedding pictures and videos in articles which are similar to the "made you look" advertisements. Showing the same thing over and over and over is just as distracting as the ads. Why do it? What does it prove, other than that some programmer can? It reminds of the early days of the Internet when websites contained junk like that simply because web designers could.
I commented right after you came out with the latest version of the iPad app that I hated the way it is organized and the fact that it won't stay in the last article I was reading, but switches to the latest news. Every time I reopen the app, I have to figure out where I left off. It's like reading a book without a bookmark. I want to read the paper the way I want to read it, not the way someone has decided I should read it.
You need to consider your paying customers- without them you won't be able to sell any of the advertising you so clearly have fallen in love with.
Solid App/Solid Journalism 4/5
I have been using this app as my primary news source since the fall of 2016 and it is stable, with what I consider to be the best news content out there. I searched hard for reporting that isn't frantic or breathless about our current news events and have been thrilled with the professionalism of WSJ. Right now, I simply have not seen another news organization the does a better job separating the news from editorializations. I hope it continues.
Only issue with this app is that when you transition from using the app to using the WSJ website in the app, your login information doesn't follow you. I.E. when you click on some "live charts" or something similar.
Great app 5/5
Highly functioning app with superb ease of use!
I love my morning Journal but this latest version is a HUGE disappointment and a downgrade from its last one! The former version provided a listing of article titles for each section of the paper so that one could skim through them to find articles of particular interest. This feature seems to be no longer available.
Viewing of the accompanying photos for articles has become difficult in some instances. The images pulse or strobe - not staying stationary! Audible advertisements sometimes enter a loop repeating themselves requiring an exit from the entire WSJ app before it stops!....it's a bit disconcerting!
The variety and content of the Journal is terrific; the format of the app has slipped!
Ever changing 2/5
The functionality of the app is always shifting which is annoying. Latest thing - I can't leave the app while reading an article. If I come back later in the day, the app comes up with the latest news screen. It's like leaving the paper on my desk where I'm reading it and somebody comes along and folds up the paper. Love WSJ content, dislike the app.
The best source for things that matter 5/5
By Robin 2max
Love wsj, i find news and information here i do not find in any other news outlet. Commercial real estate section is what interests me the most and am glad to find very current and important news about it.
Very good 4/5
By Salty man
Very good and stable. Wish it had reader comments like the website though.
Crashes Regularly 3/5
Serious rotational perspective and picture handling issues. Crashes or loses focus daily on specific pages. I have even had it crash so hard that it rebooted my iPad mini. When it loads a page and then the picture goes blank, you know it going to crash. There days where it is virtually impossible to read. You fire up the app and it reloads the same page only to crash. Sometimes, if you quick, you can go to the previous or next page before it crashes or else you are stuck in an endless loop.
I hate apps that keep asking to rate them 1/5
By B T B T
Stop asking. If i didn't like the app, it would not be on my phone.
Please Add clear cache 3/5
The app automatically downloads all the stories for the current edition of the paper. It's convenient but there's no way to clear the cache of all the stories. Wish they would add that.
Atta babe 5/5
Well played old sport
Improved experience 4/5
All the news without the ink stains.
Keeps getting better 5/5
The app delivers! Though I'd prefer a way to save articles and to view comments, it is well organized and easy to navigate.
Worst app ever 1/5
This is an update of my previous bad rating. They still have not fixed any of the problems. Does not keep your place. Loads very slowly. Freezes. New navigation is horrible. Thro this version out and go back to the old!
Great for the commute. Tossed my paper subscription years ago. 5/5
App is slowly improving 3/5
App is improved greatly - refresh is much smoother. Interaction with WSJ website is still annoying though. A complete in-app experience is preferred.
It gets the job done 4/5
By The Weeknd Fanboy
Well written 5/5
Get rid of your video advertisements 2/5
First of all, I enjoy the content-- best paper around. However, the video advertisements don't allow the reader to advance to the next page. Even if you watch the video under duress, you still are stuck in the darn advertisement. I have to exit the app and make sure I skip the article that has the advertisement ( only to caught in another one later in the paper). Please stop this annoying gimmick.
Easy to access 4/5
This is a great way to read the WSJ. easy to navigate and access.
Dependable News beyond the markets 5/5
By Gongue in WI
I am very happy with the WSJ in print and the app. It supplies well written research based articles on public policy, health, arts, life's challenges, books ... I ignore the opinion pages because the columnists are pushing very predictable conservative perspectives. I sample opinion pieces but am seldom rewarded with opinion so well written any thinking person would be enlightened.
Wsj mobil app 5/5
Continues to improve. As good as any app I use, better than most.
Sending articles 1/5
Since we have paid subscriptions, we should be able to send entire articles to non-WSJ subscribers. We currently cannot do that.