Good app but needs some improvement 4/5
The profile page needs to be made easier to find. Otherwise the app works 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.
The Best News App, Hands Down! 5/5
I love the layout and features of this app, which make reading the paper easy and fun.
Wash. Post app is great (really)! 5/5
Like tapping on a section to get the whole section. I love being able to just read an article or tap it to bring up the entire article, pictures and all. My favorite newspaper app.
Washington Post vs NYT 5/5
I like and subscribe to both publications, but definitely like the WP format better. It feels like I'm reading the actual hard copy! Kudos to WP.
Print layout an essential feature 5/5
Smooth transitions to and from print and digital helps the reader access breadth of content. Great for older eyes that prefer print layout but need larger print.
Content review. Bit more 5/5
Get through my subscription with local middle of nowhere paper, currently WP only one of those two I can even read. I am amazed at how much better it has gotten, almost as interesting s Woodward and Bernstein in the old crazy days. This is actually a review for content more than app. As long as I can read it and get pictures for my Pinterest boards. Beats the hell out of Arizona "Trumpland" papers (all but the Tucson paper are Republican).
WP vs. this app 5/5
I read the Post 'cause I live in "Bubbaville" and the local paper is just barely. The Post isn't my only morning read to keep up with the world, but it's a good choice. The app, though, is just the means through which I can read DC's morning paper. And the app is good; not great, a little slow to load, sometimes cranky, but I've never NOT been able to read the entire paper. No reason not to give this five stars-it does what I pay for, and what it advertises pretty well. So little in DC can say that.
Very happy 5/5
I was an old school paper print reader of the WP. Reluctantly switched to digital for a number of reasons. Couldn't be happier. Very user friendly!
Much Improved 5/5
This is an update to my review of a year ago below. The WAPO IPad app works much more reliably than in the past. It's a great way to get the paper. Kudos to the post for setting up a trouble ticket system for app problems reported by readers. I think we all understand that technology doesn't always work as smoothly as we'd like, but it's great to have feedback on bugs acknowledged and responded to. Five stars.
It's 9:00 am Sunday and now after downloading the latest "crash fix" on Saturday, the print edition download says today's paper is unavailable. WAPO, you can do better.
Works Well 4/5
Everything with this app works well. The only exception is the crossword puzzle app which fails to launch or shuts off half way through a game about 25 percent of the time.
No comments 3/5
My biggest problem with app is the it does not have comments.
Great App 5/5
I wish all newspapers had this way to read the published paper copy as well as keeping current. Well done!
Love it! 5/5
This is an awesome app - wonderful to be able to read every morning
Love it! 5/5
App provides access to all sections in print-like format, but allows easy access to web-like format of each article by tapping anywhere in the article. Returns to your place when you've finished reading the article. Eliminates the need to page back to inside pages to finish long articles.
Provides easy access to past editions, if you miss a day or want to reread an article.
Zoom allows reading on small format devices like my iPhone.
Connects to crossword puzzle app for solving on device, and gives access to past puzzles by date. Could use a similar app for Sudoku; I get my Sudoku fix by copying and pasting into Notes and printing paper copy.
Screen and font 1/5
By MandyLove to Read
My paid version shows white print on a black background. I can barely read this kind of print! There does not seem to be any way to change the color and font scheme. I love and support this news organization, but, evidently, it does not return the favor. Ugh!!! I may have to cancel my subscription.
Best newspaper app 5/5
I read several newspapers on line. WP's is the best, by far. Not only do you get the paper as published but also the up-to-date news.
Needs a back button and faster downloads 4/5
I love being able to read the print layout, and the app works very well. Two issues:
1. When following a page link in the print layout (thanks for fixing those), there's no quick way to go back to the original page. Easy fix: make the "continued from page A1" text a link that brings us back to the originating page. Other solution: add a 'back' button in the top left, and put the 'sections' link in the top middle.
2. 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 section download to complete
And a last request: please offer a toggle to show all photos in full color in the print layout. I would enjoy a splash of color, and I assume the original images are available in color.
Other than that, great app!
Get off the television and read. This and two other papers all you need. It will change your life. Learn so you can make a difference.
Very functional 5/5
By Reading read
Pretty great improvement
Very Much improved 4/5
By No Longer Using
The WP finally found the trick on this version of the print app. I cancelled my subscription several years ago because of the very poor quality of the app, especially the horrendously slow download in the old app., and the declining reporting and objectivity of the WP. The new app with the print download, works very well, and the ability to just download the sections I normally read is a nice feature. I have now re-subscribed to the app and am very pleased. I hope the WP reporting will follow this much improved app.
A leader in online news 5/5
This app makes the entire print version of the Post easily accessible. It's comforting to read on my iPad, yet feel like I'm reading the actual paper. One big advantage over the actual paper, is that when you select an article you can read the whole article without finding the end after paging through a section.
I wish the New York Times would follow suit, but it's nice to see our local paper be a national leader.
So much better!
Just a preview 1/5
Even though I have a subscription, the app doesn't show anything past page 3. Very disappointing. Next day: can't view anything. Need to upgrade to the digital app, which is not a replica paper.
Huge Improvement 4/5
This app went from useless to wonderful with the update and iOS9 and 10. It works well on a newer iPad, but is terrible on an older one.
I wish it would remember where I last used it so I would not have to search through the paper to find what I had not read. Often it will open up briefly to the page I was reading, then jump to covers of all the sections.
It used to pre-download the paper, but no longer does so until I open the App.
Occasionally a section will have several blank pages. The only way to get those loaded is to delete the section and re-download it.
Some articles, when clicked on, open into the browser which limits what I can read unless I sign in to the browser with my subscription.
Dumping it! 1/5
Takes an eternity to load - when it works. Every time I try to use the app it asks me to verify my account with my phone number and zip code. When I do, about 50% of the time it refuses to load, saying. Naturally, they tell you that AFTER downloading the content. Until you get the verification function fixed, I'm dumping the app. Again.
Nice features 5/5
I really like the reverse illumination for reading in the dark, and the print simulation.
Love this app. 5/5
I live in Georgia and its a breathe of fresh air reading the Washington Post. I feel their articles are trust worthy and a true reflection of what's going on in Washington. I rather read your paper that watching national TV news.
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.
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.