Read it anywhere 5/5
I download the paper almost every day and I have read it on vacations as long as there is WiFi. I've never had trouble downloading it and I appreciate getting the news when I want. Great app!
By Barb in Denver
The app for the print edition is great- when it works. Unfortunately, the glitches are frequent. In addition, the print app keeps trying to upgrade me to the (more expensive) digital edition. Very annoying. Jeff Bezos, you can do better.
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. The Post has been on fire with huge scoops lately too.
Thank you WP and Mr. Jeff 5/5
My schedule and the form factor of the paper editions are obstacles to my ability to read the paper. The Sunday edition is one exception and with it the desire to "keep" certain articles from the recycling can is yet another challenge. This is the best solution to both reading the current edition and referencing articles of interest ever during the past 2 weeks. I recently listened to an NPR segment that referenced the positive influence that Mr. Jeff has brought to the organization. Thank you Washington Post staff and ownership.
Does everything I need 5/5
Can read articles in regular type-set (expandable) or in separate text.
Several days' editions available at one time.
Easy paging through each section.
Our hometown paper keeps getting better 5/5
We have been print subscribers for over 50 years and online subscribers since its inception. The app has shown tremendous improvement since it was introduced. The layout is great, whether you want to read it as the familiar Print Edition or to zero in and read an article without worrying about finding the next page. We travel frequently and having the Post available to us no matter where in the world we are is icing on the cake! Keep it up-we love it!
Better but the same as paper! 5/5
By I know darts
Love it. No dirty fingers. Better than on line because I can get today's edition, not a slew of stories I might have already read. Please don't change a thing
Well Thought Out 4/5
The WP app provides the ability to quickly scan a page and the focus on articles of interest. When you do, you get the full article without the "continued on page 7" feature of actual print. The selective download feature is also helpful.
WP got it right. 5/5
This app is the best, bar none, beats the NYT by a mile. It's like you have the actual hard copy paper in your lap.
Good app but still has faults 3/5
I love the app because it allows one to read the full article without flipping to different pages. And it allows one to read the edition where there was no WiFi afterward. But it still is faulty. Pictures will not be present when reading without WiFi or network connection; they should have been downloaded when the edition was downloaded. Some articles will not open. In one case, a section only downloaded 2 pages, then the cloud symbol turned to a check mark indicating the download was complete. There was no way to force a reload unless one uninstalled the app and reinstall again. Replies from help were not helpful. At first reloading was suggested but there was not instructions on how to do that. When asked again, the reply was to press the cloud icon. But there was no cloud icon because the app thought the download was complete. Hope these comments will help improve the app.
Excellent App...App of New York Times is poor. App of USA Today is so so. App for Washington Post is excellent.
I just want the news 1/5
I was really excited to be able to read a newspaper and not an article on the app, but after the first day they wanted me to subscribe, wasn't expecting to pay to get news, I'll just get another app for news that has the same stories and not pay 14.95 a month
Great for traveling 5/5
By Col D usmc
As a commercial international airline pilot I love being able to have today's paper wherever I am in the world. Good reporting. App is stable and works well enabling you to read the entire paper offline. I have to admit though it takes a little longer to download than I would like but certainly won't give up having the paper tomorrow when I wake up in Paris and Saturday when in Madrid and next week in Shanghai... Semper Fi- Col Monte
Great to have WaPo available on my phone 5/5
If you have a digital subscription to the Wisconsin State Journal, you also have a digital subscription to the Washington Post. How cool is that!?!?! I love being able to sit in my living room and read today's WaPo for the most recent Washington political disaster(s) of the day.
One of the best newspaper apps 5/5
The Washington Post app is so easy to use. I love the print edition so I can see the paper as it was printed, so much better than digital only. And such good stories, lucky to have it as my local paper.
When it works it is pretty good. But it frequently freezes or crashes, especially on the comics, on my iPad air.
Great tool!! 5/5
I love this app. All those years trying to chase down a copy of the Post. Think of the energy saved by this app - staggering!
A worthy version
Best Newspaper app 5/5
No app is close in terms of replicating the reading of the print issue. Willing to give up to immediacy for great journalism in accessible form.
Excellent App 5/5
I enjoy reading the Washington Post on my iPad & have found it reliable.
Five Stars 5/5
EVERY newspaper needs an app like this. If you enjoy reading an actual paper and have struggled coming to terms with consuming news digitally, this is the bridge to meet your divide.
Wonderful App for an Important Daily Read 4/5
Not the courageous paper of the Watergate era and the editorial page too often takes downright Paleolithic neoconservative positions. But if you want to read what the Villagers are reading, and if you also read other sources to balance the skew, you will be better informed about what is happening in that other world inside the Beltway.
The Style and Metro sections are pretty good, too.
Print edition erratic to load; sometimes quick, others very slow (15 min). Home broadband and 0450 so congestion unlikely.
By Daddy mad as hell
Love the WP app 5/5
By Rabbits Three
Great way to read the news. The added photos and videos are a real bonus.
Wonderful with one drawback 2/5
I have given the app more stars in the past but the ads that flash and change rapidly on an otherwise calm page are so distracting it ruins the app. These ads show up if one clicks on an article, which one generally does because the print is so small otherwise and articles in the print edition continue on other pages. Ads are ok but flashing ads in a newspaper are not.
Love it, rarely read the paper edition 5/5
Love the feel of a real newspaper on my iPad, plus the reporting continues to ROCK!
Like the morning paper! 5/5
It has an experience close to my enjoyment of the print edition I had my life; what tiny bugs it might have will be better in time. I support the effort.
Works Beautifully! 5/5
I love this newspaper app. It works easily. Better than NYTimes which we also subscribe to and like. I use print edition because that's how I started reading the Post decades ago. Thanks for this app.
It is getting better all the time 4/5
By Above the 45th
Still improving, still fails to load an article on the first attempt often. Occasionally a whole section that is downloaded fails to open until I close and re-open the app.
The paper is still the best and covers everything fairly, in enough detail and with good follow-up.
Verrrryy ssllooooww, especially comics 1/5
This app is getting slower and slower with each update.
Crashes if I switch out and come back on my ipad
Auto Download is not useful 1/5
By Missed it again
Update: May 2017. Many updates and auto-download still doesn't work.
Again, Why bother having a function that gives you false hope?
The best 5/5
The Post continues to lead our country journalistically... this is one of the best for those who want to "see the complete paper."
Stop asking me to write a review 3/5
Great app, but the pop-up to write a review is annoying and unrelenting.
As a lover of the print version of any paper, I think this is the best way to read the paper on my phone but retain the best of print. It's easy to see the layout of stories and glance through them like a regular paper, and if you really want to read the whole article you punch it open. Every paper should do this
This is a close approximation to holding the paper in my hand.
Restart do loop 1/5
The print version app has the advantage of including all the pictures but 75% of the time I can't read an article because the page keeps reloading. So I go to my kindle version for which I am also paying a subscription fee! I don't have this problem with the NYT!
Great app 5/5
Gives me the Post wherever I am, and has a great feature allowing me to send or post articles very easily. I didn't want to read the Post digitally at first but now I love it.
Post on Ipad 5/5
By Rationality fan
I have been reading the post for several years on an ipad. The app has stabilized. It downloads quickly and is easier for me to read than a printed paper. The Post and NY Times provide a refuge of sanity (basic truth) in these times when those in power look to 1984 methods to sway the populace.
Useful but many glitches 3/5
Very thoughtfully designed and easy to use once it fully loads. But it's slow to load and won't preload the daily paper. You have to specifically request it--as if home delivery service required you to call up and request the paper every morning. Gives an error message almost every time it loads and then restarts loading. Even after loading, sometimes some pages aren't there--just horizontal stripes.
Saving newspaper industry 5/5
By Ed Actuary
This app is brilliant. The print edition mirrors the hard copy paper so you see all the news and ads etc as laid out - allowing you to expand your knowledge in areas that you would not necessarily reach out to for info. An article that starts on one page and continues on another can be easily read in its entirety and then return to originating page or you can turn the pages and wait to finish it later. You can easily send articles to others. You can swipe to the digital edition easily to see updates on the story. Font can be enlarged with hand movements. Prior days editions are available instantaneously. You can read your paper anywhere in the world and after the edition comes up you do not need wifi to read it so you can take the downloaded edition to remote areas. Could not live without this.
Still locks up often 3/5
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".
Easy to navigate 5/5
and a great way to read the paper when you're out of town, sitting on an airplane with minimal elbow room, or lying in bed at night. I like the new feature of being able to get older editions easily and the ease of switching back and forth between the print edition for a regular paper reading experience or the digital version if you want breaking news or have gotten behind on your reading. Also handy is the option either to tap an article for it to come up in a long scrolling column or pinch to zoom if you want to see details on a photo or read something small like baseball box scores. Very happy with this app.
Since I downloaded the update yesterday, it crashes Every time I try to turn the page. Impossible to read it this morning.
10/21/15. This is the second time in three days that I have had to delete the app because when going onto the continuation of an article, I could not get back to the paper.
12/4/15. Still freezes every day. Have reported this numerous times.
6/10/16. Much improved app. No more freezes.
Most problems fixed. Love it.
The Post has worked hard on perfecting this app. Can't wait to read it every day.
Washington Post app 5/5
I am a regular reader of the Washington Post digital edition. Overall, it is much more convenient for me than the paper edition, which I had for decades: much easier to take my iPad with me than a whole newspaper and I feel happier to not be polluting the planet with paper. The app is very easy to use and gives me access to many more editions besides the one for today. I like being able to send links to my friends and family and even to myself for specific articles. Maybe someday I will be able to do puzzles like the Scrabblegram electronically.
Love the print app but new crossword is flawed 4/5
By Sonoma Spring
I find the print app brilliant. I can scroll through the paper just the way I would the print edition, choosing which section and article to read. I'm addicted!
I would give the app 5 stars, but the new crossword introduced on Friday is a pain to work online. The top half of the puzzle sort of works as you see the clue while you can see the grid where it goes. But once you get a third of the way down, you have to keep scrolling up and down and remember where to enter you answer. It's ridiculous. Do you guys not test the new formats before you institute them?
Far and away the best newspaper app for Apple 5/5
By 30-yr. computer vet
This app has consistently been the best app for a major American newspaper.
The NYT, LA Times, and San Francisco Chronicle should pay attention to the beauty and elegance of this well designed app.
Many users want the ability to move from printed edition to digital!
Needs to be more robust 3/5
Generally good in translating a facsimile of the print edition to an e-edition. Two 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, and (2) comics take too long to load! Why not preload the comics like the rest of the print edition?
The news stories are difficult to locate.
Page positioning is itself information 5/5
One thing I miss in online news over a printed newspaper is the information I get by the arrangement of stories on the page. Editorial decisions about the rank or significance of stories is readily apparent. I know this happens in list form online, but having the print edition experience is my choice. Best of both worlds.
WP App 5/5
The new app is phenomenal. Access to articles at unlimited zoom levels is a first, and ability to go between print and digital is so helpful. Keep up these terrific improvements!