Great Implementation! 5/5
When I travel, it's great to be able to read the Post as the editor's have organized the stories. My only suggestion is that the reader should be able to select the Thursday "local" version they want (i.e. Local DC, Maryland, or Virginia). If you like the Washington Post, this is a great way to read it.
PS I also use the digital edition for story updates and multi-media content.
Excellent App...App of New York Times is poor. App of USA Today is so so. App for Washington Post is excellent.
By Jeff from Oregon 123456789
I use my iPhone SE (same size as Iphone 5). I prefer the print layout for the familiar style of newspaper browsing absent the "click bait," of mobile optimized news.
When it works it's good 3/5
I have three newspaper apps and one of them works well but not this one. It is slow to respond, crashes and is generally frustrating to use. When I use my iPhone the app works better, but I prefer to read on the iPad.
Absolutely The Best! 5/5
I have both the Print and Digital WAPO apps on my iPad, yet I find myself reading the Print edition more times than not. I love this app!! It's the closest I can get to having the WAPO paper in my lap every day, which I did for many years when I lived and worked in Georgetown. Thanks for the experience!
OK tho slow 4/5
By A equip
Nice once it downloads but that can take several tries and minutes. Great content when it eventually appears!
Best Of Both Worlds 5/5
Apps like this are what will keep "print" media alive. You get all the benefits of the actual newspaper in the most convenient and efficient way possible. Plus, WP reporting is second to none.
Print edition + 12.9" iPad is great 5/5
Now that I have a large (12.9") iPad, I am thoroughly enjoying reading the Washington Post again. I much prefer the print version to the app version. The print edition works perfectly. When you click on a story in the print edition, the app takes you to the e-version of the full story. The two versions work well together.
Wastes screen real estate with extra ads 2/5
By Mark Stoneman
On my 9.4" screen, I have to click articles to enlarge them so I can read. So far, so good. But when I do that, a large, highly distracting ad appears at the bottom of the screen, taking up an inordinate amount of space. Better experience with their website.
Worth every penny 5/5
If you value honest journalism then the Washington Post and The NY Times should be must reads. I am a big fan of the classic newspaper style with iPad pages that can be turned. It's been quite stable and works well
Perfect for me 5/5
I prefer reading a newspaper in print form- no flashing, distracting ads. I used to travel overseas and I appreciated the iPad print version-- almost as good as having the paper to hold in your hand. Due to illness, I am bedridden a lot, and can no longer retrieve the printed version from my driveway...so the digitized print version is a wonderful substitute for the real thing. Thanks, Washington Post.
Finally 5 stars! 5/5
It took a long time but finally The Washington Post stepped up its game and I can finally give this app 5 stars! And you've certainly also stepped up your game in reporting! Nothing like a little healthy competition with the NY Times. 😀
The future of newspapers 5/5
By Sandy's Dad
Print replica and the 12-inch iPad are meant for each other. It's a great way to read the news with the flexibility to implement multimedia and photography. Like the traditional newspaper editors set a hierarchy for what they think are the most important stories of the day, but you can breeze through the recommendations, change the story view, or search past editions. I don't know if anything can save newspapers. But this is a good idea.
Like the mix of print & digital 5/5
Works well. Print gives you the comics on time while digital gives you the comics in color (but never all of them up-to-date).
Bad "Upgrade" 5/5
It is less stable. It keeps closing on me, and I have to keep re-opening it. I wish I could get back the older version!
This would be a 5* except for stability.
Far better now, that I have a newer iPad, i.e. an iPad Air 2. Very stable, opens fast.
Auto Download? 1/5
By Missed it again
Auto Download has never worked. Slow to download print edition. Brought to you by Amazon?
love it 5/5
love the WP
By Remoh Cuz
Easy to locate articles, browse. Love ability to download & take with.
With print edition option, nearly perfect 5/5
By Ed G
Probably best newspaper app around--a perfect blending of print and digital editions that works great on larger mobile phones. My only complaint--app removes print edition sections without asking. Easy enough to restore in settings but prefer it would ask first.
Needs work 4/5
Simplify the page lay out. Promote the print version. Keep the comics. Hire me to as CIO to make the change.
The paper version is really good. It could use aside bar entire page navigator.
Great news App 5/5
Comes close to reading in print. Sometimes loads slowly, but worth the wait.
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 newspaper reader going 5/5
Perfect reader. You can browse like a real paper, then zoom in to the full article formatted for the web with a single click. Way better than the NYT app.
Wash Post (white background) 1/5
is pretty wretched
The best app 5/5
I love it. I use it daily now
Great way to read on the go 5/5
By Tom in Reston
I really like the way the app follows articles "inside." This is by far the best reader for text media I have used.
Washington Post Online Print Ed Very Helpful 5/5
I enjoy the ability this gives me to scan through the paper easily in a familiar format and find topics of interest quickly. There's also the familiar feeling and relaxation response of "print", but more flexible than print. It also makes it possible to look through the last several issues one by one and catch up after going off on a rustic camping adventure. Please keep offering this format too because it provides many folk with a quick way of looking at the headlines and top stories day by day as coverage unfolds. It also helps me avoid the hand cramping that too many touch screen commands cause my diabetic nerve damage. Little things like this can make it much more enjoyable or even help to facilitate information access for millions of people who have lost the sense of fine touch in their hands and fingers.
Great way to get the news! 4/5
Love the app! I can easily access the whole paper with the print version... but I do wish you could zoom in on the comics. Some are just too small to view in the iphone.
Very nice 5/5
Liking it for graphic overview and digital functions.
Love it! 5/5
Great for the "newspaper Experience " thank you.
Download 50-50 3/5
I love that you can access the print edition of the paper;however, about 50% of the time the download does not work.
Love it 5/5
I can download the paper wherever I am. I can get read restored during the day. Read "archives". Really convenient. I like the print format and ability to switch to an online format when I find a story that I want to read.
WaPo app is the best newspaper app I've utilized. And I'm a former newspaper publisher and owner. 5/5
Great app 5/5
I can read the Post where ever I am. At home or away
Easy to navigate 5/5
Love being able to read the "actual format" of a real newspaper.
Washington Post 5/5
I thoroughly enjoy my print edition of the Washington Post. It downloads every morning easily while I am fixing my coffee. Have not had any problems with it.
Still Unstable 1/5
July 24 update still freezes or crashes every day, especially on the comics, on my iPad air. I don't know what bugs they fixed for older devices, but it clearly did not help me. My rating is now down to one star since this problem has gone unaddressed for so long.
Print edition option is great! 5/5
By Molecular Stargazer
I love this Washington Post app because I can download the print edition and read offline. Unfortunately this is not available with the New York Times app.
Love it! 5/5
The best of both worlds
App needs work 2/5
I read the Post every day on the app on my ipad and it freezes almost every day. I constantly have to close it and restart. It is very frustrating. Please fix it!!
Nicely Enhanced 5/5
The WP has succeeded in creating an app worthy of its news coverage. Well designed. Operates as it is intended. Electronic print edition is quite good. One suggestion - when covering the Nationals - please put in a link to the box in the article. Overall - well done
Technology and news at its best.
Annoying crashes 2/5
Overall I really like the app. However this app crashes every time I try to open. It hangs too often. New versions get slower rather than faster.
Great app for the news 5/5
I like having the news appear as if I'm reading a newspaper. If I want to read just the article I can tap on it and get rid of the other stuff around it if needed. I like being able to flick through the pages and not be redirected. Keep up the good work!
Still locks up often 1/5
Jul 20 update: offline stability of the app has degraded to the point it is marginally usable.
May 24 review:
I love the print edition--as long as it works. Far too often I will download an edition, then when I'm on the flight and want to read the paper, the app says "must be online to download" - frustrating.
Other annoyance is if the iPad is closed when the app is open the app will lock up the next time the iPad is opened and must be "force-quit".
Digital news 5/5
Love the ease of use and the ability to cite and share. Also, saving trees.
It's so real. 5/5
This is by far the most realistic newspaper app and a pleasure to use but underlying this great app is great reporting and writing styles. The news is thorough and clear. Great job!
Please go back to previous version 4/5
Before the latest update, my rating would have been 3 stars. Back then, the crossword puzzle was torture. Meanwhile, the free US News puzzle is generally excellent, very easy to use. I haven't tried the puzzle since the latest update, but the paper itself is much better. I do like reading the paper online. I can read a complete story, and go back to where I was. And my clothes and fingers don't get inky.Our Post always arrives very late, and I get up very early, so I appreciate the access. And I can keep up when we're traveling.
Love this app. The ability to see the entire Post, zoom into a particular article or editorial or op-ed, share with someone, go back to a section, or even go back a week. Works very very well for me. Never any difficulty, always a joy. Thank you.
Easy to read 5/5
I love the Washington Post app. Easier to read than paper! Same excellent articles, just no ink on my fingers.