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.
CONSTANT FLASHING ADS (even after subscription) 2/5
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.
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.
Irrespective of the journalism, top notch app.. thank you! 5/5
So incredibly well done.. and generous. NYT could learn a thing or two!
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.
Love it but why ads?? 4/5
Love the app, I have a 7-day print subscription, this is great for planes and buses, but why do we have in app adds when paying for the subscription?
Great app and the post at your finger tips 3/5
The app is great and I use it everyday; has many cool features that you could use; but the videos embedded in the news aRticles come with annoying ads! Jeff Bezos, if you read this review, at least give us an option to skip the ad after 5 seconds.
Looks Just Like Print Version 5/5
This is one of the few newspaper apps I've seen where the digital version looks exactly like the print version.
Great, Stable, Intuitive 5/5
I've used this app since I moved out of home delivery range. Finally, it's stable to the point I don't think about it anymore. It gives me my print version exactly like the paper version, but with out the ink-stained fingers and the buildup in the recycling bin. Try it, you'll love it,
Where the app is now... 2/5
By Psw 😄😄
The wapo app started out pretty light weight followed by rapid improvement with far better presentation organization. Then the changes suddenly cost wapo 3 of 5 stars.
The split between the digital and print was the right move. The system design and execution was a disaster! The performance has become to poor that I am looking toward another source of reliable news. Wapo coverage would be excellent if it becomes reasonably accessible. The performance must be improved.
Improvements have been made 4/5
I had problems with the app last year and sent requests in. The developers took them to heart and now the app works as expected.
By Reading Radiologist
I love the newspaper layout. The best app for reading in standard newspaper form. I wish the NYT would do the same
Technology for print lovers 5/5
This app gives you the true print version of the Post. You know what the editors made the lead story for the issue, and what's above or below "the fold." As a subscriber, I want to see the decisions made by the editors and reporters who are close to the news as it's happening. And you can't beat a paper that has both Michael Gerson and Ruth Marcus.
Unlabeled editorials 1/5
By Sing it A Cappella
I have read the Washington Post for the last 50 years. I think the app works well and is well designed and executed, but they have abandoned any pretext of being objective. They regularly include editorial comments on the front page without labeling them as opinion.
Need to be informed 5/5
Took advantage of the $9.99 6 month trial subscription offer. Have been using since beginning of January. App works perfectly and allows me to keep up with important legit national and international news. So far, very happy. Intend to renew to the electronic annual subscription when the trial period is up. Think the annual electronic subscription is about $150
To get the cheap six month trial you need to free subscribe to the e-mail daily briefing first.
I do like the ability to select which sections download, I.e. I don't download sports or D.C. ad inserts. You do see all sections, those chosen do not download but are visible, so if you decide to read you just click on the cloud and that sections is available.
Do suggest that you use both the print app AND web app. When reading from the print app. Clicking on the story switches apps. The web app can be visually easier to read.
So un-responsive 2/5
So un-responsive, I keep thinking it has crashed. Each new version seems worse than the previous one.
Veery slow 1/5
Getting ready to dump this and save $15/month on the subscription. I have a fast Internet connection but this is by far the slowest app I have. I can make breakfast while I wait for the print version to download and the comics are worse.
Very easy to use and informative
Nice idea, not stable 1/5
By Hopping for Stability
I like very much the layout of this app and enjoy reading the paper on it. However, the app crashes on me every day and I end up having to uninstall it and reinstall it. This is very annoying.
Not quite complete 4/5
Interface is very good, but access to content can be frustrating. For example,
* Some stories in print view do not link to a web view
* Many or most cartoons do not link to a web view
* Print editions should go back in time to when the Post started this interface, not just a few weeks
I use it every day 5/5
By Harry C459
Reliable, great features. We get both hard copy and digital. I use the white "print edition" on my iPad every day with no problems. It downloads fast and operates flawlessly. My eyes aren't as good as they used to be, and I really like the capability to zoom.
I use the black "digital" version to see breaking news and updates.
We still have the hardcopy version delivered. My wife prefers that, and I like to read a "real" paper now and then. Especially the comics on Sunday.
Ads with constant movement - poor design 1/5
Not designed for readers. Now they charge for it and have more ads. Pop ups cover the headlines. The ads are distracting while you read since they have flashing and movement.
We shouldn't have to pay $15/month to read more ads....
Stupid constant ads to play games. That's what they think of their readers.
Love the convenience 5/5
Love being able to read the paper on my phone. Easy to use
Slow to load and can't get rid of the d**n pop up ads.
Great newspaper app 5/5
Love this App. I love how you can read the newspaper in either newspaper mode (with ads, laid out in a real printed newspaper fashion), or can view it in digital mode. This is an excellent. I feel like I'm "reading the paper", but without wasting the physical paper. It's a simple, but significant, improvement in how to electronically consume newspapers. I now with that other great newspapers would also soon follow this same publishing format.
Needs some work 3/5
5 months ago I would have given 5 stars to this app. I love having the print addition wherever I am (on the metro or in Europe). However, the current version has loading problems. It is slower to load and often freezes if I come back to the paper from another app. Not sure what the problem is but this app used to be excellent and has become problematic over the last few month with loading and re-opening the paper. Hope it can be fixed.
Recommend The Washington Post 5/5
I enjoy flipping the pages in the paper version and the alerts in the electronic version. In both the writing allows for critical thinking on the impact of politicians on everyday life. Thank you.
Best supplement to local paper 5/5
Having in depth national reporting adds to abbreviated local (Post Star, Glens Falls, NY) coverage. Also like the variety of opinion articles.
Best on line Newspaper! 5/5
By Virtual Newspaper
By far the best on line newspaper application out there! Love that you can choose how the news is delivered -- digitally by news story or a simulated paper newspaper. I feel like I'm actually reading the newspaper every morning.
Newspaper on glass 5/5
Love the traditional layout, easy to use. Keep up the great reporting Wa Po!
I liked it 2/5
I liked it, a lot!
But now despite my having a subscription it interrupts my reading repeatedly to ask me to subscribe and download the new app, I've tried logging in and out and checking my subscription status
Easy to use 5/5
By Shula B
I love this app. Having the morning paper in print edition means that I can see where the wash post placed a story. I get the full newspaper experience while living out of delivery range.
Thank You, WaPo 5/5
Love this app! It's so important to me to maintain a traditional layout like this, helps me see which stories are being prioritized over others and also keeps me focused on reading rather than engaging on social media. Thank you, WaPo for providing this option!
Great app 5/5
Like reading the paper version without getting smudge fingers