I love that it downloads overnight so you can read it during the day. Easy to use.
Newsprint app 5/5
Very good, much better that the regular Wash post app
The Leader in FAKE NEWS 1/5
Most bias reporting of everyday news ever! The NY Times actually appears to report news compared to this trash.
Incompetent Post staff who blame Apple & ANNOYING banner ads 1/5
By Why So Many Bad Apps?
I actually talked to Tiana, who is one of the grossly incompetent tech staff of the Washington Post. She said that the problems with their app aren't their fault, and told me that I should call the iTunes Store of Apple. That has to be the silliest and dumbest recommendation ever made by any app developer in the history of the iPad. The tech staff of the Washington Post are the Donald Trumps of the computer world. All of the negative reports posted here are fake news, none of it is their fault, they can't do anything about it, and we should all complain to Apple. That is, quite literally, what I was told to do – to call Apple and complain to the iTunes store.
This broken app hows only 5 sections of the Post. This is the Postless app since you see only 1/4 of the Post. The incompetent tech staff endlessly asked me to delete the data or delete and reinstall the app. That makes no difference. Nor do any changes inside the app matter. The Postless app didn't work several years ago and this doesn't either. I am a resident of Washington DC and I have a simple piece of advice -- DUMP THE POST AND SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW YORK TIMES. The NYT app actually works. And the NYT "watching" newsletter is absolutely outstanding for TV and streaming and allows you to save your recommendations. That feature alone is a good reason to subscribe to and pay for the New York Times. The Postless has nothing like it. The staff of Postless are too incompetent to design something so good. Oh, and they expect you to PAY for a subscription only to be hit by endless flashing and annoying ads on the bottom of the screen. I pointed out to the tech support staff that many users have complained about the banner ads, and it was clear that they have never read the comments on this site. This app is as worthless as is their support staff.
Works great 5/5
Print and digital all in one. Terrific!
Great alternative to the paper but extremely slow 3/5
You have to set the app to download automatically to avoid the long wait but remember to delete them afterward.
I subscribed now get hideous banner across the bottom! 3/5
I give the free version 5 stars and the paid version 3... I get banner ads now that I'm paying.. and they're not pretty!
By Reading Radiologist
The best app for reading in standard newspaper form. I wish the NYT would do the same
We need you 5/5
Keep up the fantastic reporting! We need you! Thank you!
Heather in Scranton, PA
Takes too long to download 3/5
Switching back to the digital app.
Love this App 4/5
Works flawlessly all the time. Easy to use. I like it a lot better than other newspaper apps.
Love it! 5/5
Seeing the actual print version, click on any article then read it online. This is just what I've been waiting for!
Perfect for my morning read of the paper 5/5
I never write reviews, but I'm so happy to read the paper like I used to - thumbing through pages - finding stories that are not "click bait" but actual reporting.
The paper takes a second to load, but then it's there. Good job!
CONSTANT FLASHING ADS (even after subscription) 1/5
UPDATE: The flashing ads are even more distracting. Subscription CANCELLED.
Even after buying a subscription, there are distracting banner ads that will FLASH at the bottom of the screen making an otherwise very good news app worthy of deletion. This is really annoying and distracting. I will likely cancel my subscription to the Washington Post because of the very intrusive ads.
Best of both worlds 4/5
By capital bob
This is the best way to read the paper while using current technology to share and comment on the news. I still love my paper addition, and dislike the online edition, which limits the scope of my reading. I use the paper addition and the online print edition together.
Good App Gone Bad 1/5
By 357 MAG
Previous versions of the Print Edition App would load the morning paper in a matter of seconds. The current version takes minutes.
I find I'm using the app less and less because of the aggravation of waiting for it to load.
Needs two improvements 4/5
I love being able to read the print layout, but the app has some usability issues.
1. Opening the app in the morning it takes over half a minute to even show the cover images of the sections. It should be possible to at least feed four jpegs in a tenth of a second while we wait for the download to complete
2. The links to the continuation page of articles (e.g. a link Continued on A10 on the front page) stopped working for me. I want to be able to hit that page link to finish the front page article in print layout, and then I need to be able to hit the 'from A1' link to get back to the front page
And a last comment: please offer a settings toggle to show photos in full color in the print layout. I assume some people prefer all-gray to more closely mimic the actual paper, but personally I would enjoy a splash of color.
Thank you post for showing how it should be done! 5/5
Every newspaper with a digital app should attend a mandatory training session with these guys - finally I can consume media online without struggling through some horrible interface! My only requests are that the post better clarify how their apps interrelate, and a static link to an overview of how their editors use the digital layout would help, too. I understand how treatment of articles in the paper edition communicates their relative importance (i.e. Page 1, above the fold, etc) but this is less clear online to a non-digital native like me.
Wonderful with one drawback 4/5
The app has improved greatly, loads quickly and subsequently can be read without access to internet (a useful feature when one travels). But if one clicks on an article to read it in one go without paging back, one encounters flashing ads that are distracting and headache inducing. If it weren't for these ads I would give it 5 stars.
So refreshing 5/5
This is "print edition viewing" done right. It works smoothly and brings a deep satisfaction to see stories in their print context. As a former newspaper reporter and copy editor trained in the language of print layout, I get so much extra meaning from the arrangement and treatment of stories -- which is especially valuable in this age of fake news when the visibility of so much of our news intake is decided by social media traffic. It also allows me to appreciate the work that went into headline writing, photo placement and so many other aspects of the art of print journalism.
Great way to read the paper 5/5
Easy way to quickly scan the paper and then click to see the articles pulled up on a browser for reading.
By Dash rat
Love to be able to read the newspaper as I do with my home delivery.
Don't Like 2/5
Takes a long time to load. I travel by metro, and I need it loaded before I get to the first tunnel. It often doesn't happen. I don't have the same problem with NYTimes. Also, I subscribe but I don't get access to the online version. I'll have to talk to customer service, which be a pain, and they're grumpy. Finally, for the fourth or fifth time I received a notice that I can have the Post automatically loaded a 4:00 am. I choose that, but it hasn't worked the other times, so it's frustrating.
Verrrryy ssllooooww 1/5
This app is getting slower and slower with each update
It works! 5/5
The Washington Post App works and presents the daily news paper in a very readable format. It allows you to pinch zoom and move around the newspaper and usually has no problems. It is a little flaky in some things some times, but the problems are inconsistent so there is no real reason to get into details. Over all the app is very good.
Works fairly well, needs improvement 2/5
I enjoy having access to the Post. I have the app for iPads; sometimes I have trouble getting the app to open. Many days the app will freeze or the page will go blank. It is frustrating but it is the best I can do here in NC. I hope the next version will address these issues. I actually experienced less problems when I first started using this app in 2014.
For the past month, Feb 2017 I am having.lots of frustration with having the edition load. As of now 7:34 pm I have not been able to read the paper today!!
Wash Post White App 5/5
By Post App Review
I really enjoy reading the Post on my iPad. Always having read the hardcopy, I never thought I would get used to an e-version. But it is easy to pull up & go to the sections or articles that are of interest. It is easy to scan for items of interest, as well.
A MUST-HAVE APP FOR ME 5/5
SENDING THIS AGAIN!! love this app. I have read the Washington Post every day since 1951. I can no longer hold the papers, so this app has been a lifesaver for me. I read on the app while my husband sits with me and reads the paper edition. App has continually improved.
Washington Poat 5/5
Easy to use sections separated as daily paper
Great, but.... 3/5
This app is excellent. However, the "continue on page A4" link (for example) doesn't link to the rest of the article. I have to flip the pages manually.
Post review iPad 4/5
The Post iPad app is slow to download, and sometimes is missing pages within sections. It's too sensitive to touch, since when I touch a page it can flip forward or backward a page. This is when I'm trying to open a article to read, so it's a bit annoying. Also when I try to open an article I never know if it will open, and then the pages or going back and forth. Can the app be more consistent in which articles can be opened?
Keeping informed 5/5
By Willie B Junk
Great app for a great paper. Keep up the good work.
Perfect way to get the actual news 5/5
This is the best way to get the news online, period. It is an elegant way to side step all the stupid algorithms that pop the same sensationalist stories to the top of your attention that all the news apps do. If you are tired of all the "prepare to be amazed" fluff stories, use this app. Much more grown up, and much less depressing.
Works well 4/5
By Central VA
This app has been around for years but is still has a few glitches. Nevertheless, I appreciate having the print version, which I vastly prefer. Ideally, it would load automatically every day in the early hours, and I would find it on my iPad when I get up, just as I used to find the paper on my doorstep.
Now it is great 5/5
I have subscribed to WP for several years now. At first it had some bothersome quirks but they have continued to add fixes and new features. It now rates four stars. It is great!
I subscribe to a number of papers and the simple, easy process of WaPo makes it truly enjoyable.
If you want constantly updated news, this isn't for you. But if you are a creature of habit like me, this app is terrific.
The Post Rocks 5/5
By Wil Washington
This is a great news app. Great content, nice presentation & the ability to download the print version to read offline is great for travel. Access to the comics in color is a bonus.
Love this App! 5/5
By Toad master 500
This is an excellent app! It's so much easier to read the Post on my iPad rather than having the paper version spread out on my table. I love that I can zoom in on photos if I want to see more details. This is the first app that I open up each morning!
Well done. Easy to look over the print edition on a tablet, read individual articles, and check the digital edition for later stories.
The Washington Post Print Edition app is absolutely perfect!! I'm an avid reader of the Washington Post, but since I live in California, I have only ever been able to read the news app and the website. Then when I saw you could download a digital replica of the daily paper, I was so happy. I love that when you tap an article in the paper it'll open it up as a normal app article, some digital replica apps do not do that. I have nothing but amazing things to say about this app, bravo WaPost!!
Love the Print Version 4/5
I love reading the print version because it feels as if I am reading the actual paper.
But the banner ads at the bottom puts me off. It makes it less pleasurable to read.
The other thing that puts me off is that it is not easy to get at the crossword everyday or in the Sunday magazine. And I love to do the crossword and it is not easily integrated in the app.
Best app ever! 5/5
Huge congratulations. For those of us who want to read the Washington Post and not merely the selections on the standard app, sometimes on airplanes or otherwise away from the internet, it is a godsend. I hope you are licensing it to other major newspapers. Nice work.
WP has come a long way! 5/5
Great app. Loads easily. Updates quickly. And in the last year, content has improved quite a bit.
Great way to read the paper 5/5
I love it. I get the paper without the fuss.
Great way to read paper 5/5
Post has done a great job of providing digital replica on paper that is easy to read, share, and save articles. Wish we could easily share their political cartoons!
Great format, easy to use 4/5
I love to read my morning paper on my tablet but can't stand the online news format and layout. This app lets me read my news in the traditional paper format, which I greatly prefer, it with the ease and portability of having it on my tablet. You can download the paper and then read anywhere, even if you don't have internet access. It's easy to skip to different sections of the paper, or move around within a section. The only thing missing is that I can't do my crossword puzzle from within the app, I need to either print it or open another application to complete my daily crossword.
Great App 5/5
By Fort Washington Guy
Really works great, easy to size and update.
In my view this is the best newspaper app available. Just like reading a paper copy.
Efficient Way to Consume My Morning News 5/5
As I write this my physical newspaper lies outside but I've read it all while still in bed! Once I got used to the touch needed for page-turning I was off and running. I can enlarge an individual story easily as desired and click over to a shareable copy if I'm interested. And no more complaints from my wife about bringing newsprint into the bedroom!
It's time (now more than ever in my lifetime) to support real journalism. This is one that I do. The app had some quirks but they've fixed them. I like to read the print edition and then switch to the digital edition on some articles for more content and pictures. The Post is a pillar of our society. Read, support, correct, and commend it.