Recent update causing problems 3/5
I love the print edition. Unfortunately the recent updates are making the app more and more frustrating to use.
First, the app frequently dumps editions, even on the same day. I assume the app is designed to conserve memory, but it is too aggressive. I would prefer an option to force the app to keep some number of days (0-3?).
Also, when navigating, the app sometimes seems to hesitate. It will take 2-5 seconds to open an article.
Finally, it it not unusual for the entire app to freeze.
Here’s hoping for a quick update!
WAPO app 2/5
I find it very difficult compared to accessing the NYT online edition. Always go to the Times. Rarely to WAPO online.
Excellent Newspaper & Excellent Service 5/5
Electronic Print Subscription
Washington Post online that looks like a newspaper 5/5
I am pleased to be able to read The Washington Post while traveling. I find it easier to read an browse when the paper is laid out like a newspaper. Thanks for making it easy for me.
Constant Downloads 2/5
After a number of iterations the app was working pretty well but on a recent update it now seems to redownload a lot. If I download the paper in the morning and go back later in the day it now does another download. I don't have fast broadband (I live in the country) so this is a real hassle.
Washington Post 4/5
Works fantastic, except it re-downloads the entire paper after I move locations.
I am going to cancel my subscription. Every time I try to read the paper a big ad comes up asking me to subscribe. I am a subscriber and I can’t read the paper. What good is it?
My Newspaper 5/5
Have been reading WP since moving to northern Virginia in the early 80's. Clear ,concise, interesting reading is what I found it to be. Their delivery service was top notch and now that I am living in rural South Carolina, it is my lifeline to he rest of the world. Thank goodness for digital.
Washington post 2/5
By Gil Dowd
i’m from California family with emigrated from Mexico before United States when independent country before the United States with independent country enjoy reading about what’s happening in Washington or in the capital of the United StatesThe distance between California
takes forever to load 3/5
Takes a long time for a new issue to load
Print edition 5/5
The only thing I would like to have is the ability to print the puzzles!
Ridiculous for Phones 2/5
Why even bother offering print edition!?
Print Edition Fabulous 5/5
By Teddy's grandpa
It is simply great to have the entire paper available wherever in the world I wander.
Have missed reading paper newspaper 5/5
...but this provides everything but the scratchy feeling and sounds of the pages being turned. It is also easier to scan the headlines. All in all, a great “innovation.”
Update broke my login 2/5
By Little Student
I have a monthly subscription purchased through iTunes. The new update broke my login and I can’t seem to figure out a way to get it back. This is unacceptable. I have been a WP subscriber for years. Please fix or I end my subscription.
Asking the tough questions 5/5
By somewhere in rural america
Thank you for keeping Democracy alive by seeking the truth.
Need to delete and download app daily 1/5
Only way for your subscriber status to be recognized is to delete app and download it again - on a daily basis. What fun!
New & Here to Stay 5/5
Love the upgrade! Love the paper. I’m new this year to WAPO& I’m here to stay
Someone Finally Gets it Right 5/5
All newspapers (New York Times especially) should copy this format. Its the gold standard for newspaper apps.
No support for iOS 11.latest version 1/5
By Capt. Charlie USN
Real news matters and this is it 5/5
Why is it so hard to flip pages? 1/5
By U txt t r e r
Looks and acts like the print edition at first. But once the reader enlarges the page to read the tiny type page flips just bounce against the edge. Oh you mean I have to carefully reduce the page back to its original display size before I can move on? But not too far or you are returned to the front section choice. This annoying behavior only gets more so.
Best of the E Newspapers 5/5
Whether you like the content or not, the Post is the best enewspaper. It gives you an authentic page turning experience of each edition (a feature sorely missed in WSJ and NYT), ease in reading articles as if in print by enlarging on screen or opening, and my favorite +++ the ability to easily share links (via text, email, or social media) that give others the ability to read the full article. This last one seems a no brainer function (but is annoyingly unavailable on USATODAY) that lets me share noteworthy articles with friends and colleagues for discussion and information.
Stopped working today 1/5
By Gma Bob
Apple pay portal says I'm paid through Nov 12, but upon login after update, WaPo says I have no subscription and demands I pay an additional $15.99 to open the paper. Um, no. Customer service? HAHAHAHAHA.
New Print Edition 5/5
What a marvel! As good as holding the paper in your hands and as navigable without losing your page or place. The ability to enlarge print and pictures in stunning color adds to my daily guilty-pleasure, morning ritual. Great job WP!!
Love the Print Edition! 5/5
By Pat, Winchester VA
It is great to be able to have the whole Post when I am away from home. I can read every article on every page in the same order I prefer with the hard copy. This is a wonderful bonus to my daily and Sunday subscription. Thank you so much!
Ok, bu 2/5
By Maryland Lis
Love the print edition layout, but download is always a big problem.
Good Access for Daily Paper 4/5
Stability while reading an article is always an issue. Articles disappear without warning.
I like the ability to read issues over a two week period. Newsprint does not get on your hands or clothing.
Frequently articles come with additional pictures not available in the home print edition.
Google Ads 1/5
As a paid subscriber to the WP, I resent be subjected to Google ads when I read the WP print edition on my iPad, and will cease doing so. WP should prevent this.
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. After following a page link in the print layout, we need a 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 obvious 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 setting 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!
Perfect way to keep up wth the news while in out of 5/5
By greand duke
the way places.
Update causes login problems...the App update process is primitive and unfriendly 1/5
By Moto grosso
Every time the app is updated, download results in the newspaper requires fresh log on in order to activate. This is a royal pain. Why can’t WAPPO fix this so that a regular paying customer who has read the paper a day ago and with a updated version of the same app has to start logging in all over again? When I tried to log in and had problems, I called the WAPO number that sent me (a very long time Washington DC resident of 4 decades) to a handler in the Philippines who asked me for all my email addresses and wanted to check those against a “data base”. This is not only weird, but also a ploy to obtain email addresses from unwary customers. I asked to register a formal complain and the person at the other end resisted (operator number 8448, “John” is the so-called supervisor who wanted all my data including my full name and all email addresses I use, but would not even give me his last name). Unethical business practice by WAPO!
Great Improvement ! 5/5
By Bhatia, Arun
It has taken sometime but it is getting better and better.
There is still room for room for improvement.
Real feel 5/5
I love this app because it provides the experience of reading an actual newspaper. By paging through each section, I can see articles I might otherwise have missed. It takes a minute to load, but the quality of journalism, the diversity of stories and the excellent writing are well worth waiting for.
New Release 1/5
New version worked for 2days and now will not complete download!
Released without proper testing?
This is good app. Quit whining. 5/5
This is one of the best apps for newspaper/mags. I give it four stars because I am sure there can be more improvements. I add a half star because the WP continues to improve the app. Then I add another 1/2 to take the score to a full 5 because of those who complain because they have a slow computer, or no band width or don't like the Post reporting or just like to whine.
I particularly like that I can search by columnist or feature. My high preference is the print edition. I don't come here for breaking news during the day because I don't think that is their shtick. It may be.
Criminy, this is the Internet with its foibles and temperament. We are grading only the app. Let's giv'em credit, a high five!
When I travel I look for higher speed times/places to download the paper so I'll have it when I have time to read. Switching from paper to digital is very difficult. Paper is comfortable. Slowly I am making the transition thanks to the WP.
Great newspaper 4/5
By Rockin Robin 47
Great way to read the paper at home or on the go. It does have a few quirks but you get used to them as you use it. Downloading can be a bit slow with slow internet access. They keep working at getting rid of the quirks.
Fantastic compliment to app 5/5
By M&L Listner
I get the paper version delivered to my home. Not all items in the paper version make it into the regular app. I can find those details, like time/channel for sports, in this. Keep it available!
Post Print iPad Rocks 5/5
Sometimes the website doesn't have everything but the does - I like the print edition because it is static for that day and not a constantly moving target. I got it all now.
Needs to be more robust 3/5
Generally good in translating a facsimile of the print edition to an e-edition. Three things that are frequently bothersome: (1) tapping on some of the stories in the print edition does not send you to an e-edition version of the story, so your only option is to magnify the print edition, (2) tapping on some of the stories takes you to a web browser, making for an inconsistent experience, and (3) comics take too long to load! Why not preload the comics like the rest of the print edition?
Great surprise to have print edition included!! 5/5
Lived in the D.C. Area for 30 years. You become quite spoiled having the Washington Post for your daily paper. Have subscribed to the digital for some time but just not the same, nor was there the sports info I was looking for. Since the print edition has been included I'm in hog heaven!! Love reading it every morning!
Great app 5/5
Love the app. One minor annoyance is that It automatically downloads next section. Would prefer option to have it kick you to the Sections selection page before downloading the next section. I don't read some sections so don't want them downloading.
Bright & Early News 5/5
By Hometown USA
The Post is there waiting for me whenever and wherever I wake up. The info I relied on when I lived in DC, that doesn't pull its shots. The real deal. What we are headed for and what just happened. All gathered to looked like the original paper edition, with all of the facts I need to know. Love the editorial pages too, as they cut to the root of the problem, written by a true insider.
Easy Access to Excellent Reporting 5/5
Washington Post is one of the nation’s best newspapers. This app provides easy access to it - and, interaction with it.
Excellent presentation of WAPO 4/5
My only real criticism is the variability of download speed. I have a high speed Fios connection, and most times the download takes only 30 seconds for all sections. Sometimes, though, for no obvious reason, the download is as slow as molasses. If I leave the app open in the dock, the new issue ought to be ready to read as soon as I open the app, as it should be pre-cached. I wish the WSJ and the NY Times had the same digital presentation.
Now it is great 5/5
I have subscribed to WP for several years now. It is great! All the news waiting for me every morning, and no trees had to be cut down.
An easy read. 5/5
We get four morning papers. The WP is the easiest to navigate by far. Please don't try to "improve" it. The print edition is the way to go.
The iPad version is excellent, not so with iPhone :update 5/5
By Rob Wingo
This is the best version yet! I can read like a paper finally with click on article to not turn pages or if I want just zoom... The sudoku and crosswords work fine also... I'm a fan of hard copy but this works for me!!
Update: I have completely converted to paperless... with very reasonable subscription rate, much cheaper that print. iPhone now very good also... same layout print. Only drawback is no Sunday ad inserts.
....but still no good version for android.
Access to The Washington Post 5/5
I spent the Summer in the Northwoods Of WI and never missed a day of The Washington Post online!