Kinda Facebook-ish, prefer classic 3/5
By Skijor AK
I'm glad they still offer the classic app. This one seems more limited. Am glad to be supporting real journalism.
Although you pay to subscribe you’re still forced to watch ads 2/5
Beware! Although you pay a subscription for this app, every time you click a video embedded in a story you are forced to wait through a 30 second ad before you can see the video. Usually it is the same ad over and over. Even though this app works very well, the ads before videos bug the heck out of me.
Where’s breaking news? 3/5
By Dirk Niblick
When I get a notification about breaking news, if I don’t tap it immediately, I can’t find the story anymore. Please fix this.
Hate to say this is the publication in my area. Thanks bezos for turning this once great paper into the pile of garbage that it is today. Rather read the Washington Times
Cancelling is a nightmare 1/5
Was not reading as much as I thought I would. No way to easily cancel in the app. Have to call and jump through a lot of hoops to get a person on the phone to cancel the subscription. Then, a month later, they charged me again, so now I have to call and deal with all that again.
I will NEVER re-subscribe.
Fake news 1/5
Hard to find some credible news from this or any news sites/apps. Too eager to just say what you think people want to hear rather than fact checking.
Nearly useless app 1/5
WaPo is a great news source. This app, on the other hand, is only useful for major stories. And, the functionality - loads slowly, freezes...surely they can do better
WAPO app 3/5
On the android I prefer the Post in a browser to the new app. The app allows only vertical display. This leaves the option buttons annoyingly in the way of the content. Until the end of the article when they mostly hide in the margin. There doesn't seem to be a motion which permits this throughout an article.
WAPO is great; this app is not 1/5
**The original Washington Post Classic app with the black background is far superior.**
I love WAPO and constantly read their articles to stay up to date and informed.
After becoming a WAPO subscriber, I saw that this app was the "bonus" to subscribing that those w/o subscriptions didn't have access to. I mistook that bonus to mean this app would be better than the original, but I was wrong. I almost cancelled my subscription to WAPO for the NYT because the app was so disappointing and didn't seem to have the same quality content that the WAPO Facebook page put out ---> that high quality content can be found on the original WAPO app and although you don't need a subscription to use it, you should still subscribe to the WAPO to support good journalism!
Democracy dies in incompetence 1/5
Can’t login, and the “forgot password” reset email doesn’t go through to gmail after several tries. So, I’m going back to not subscribing and just getting the content for free by circumventing the paywall.
Pretty lame when you make an effort to pay money for a good product and that makes the experience worse. Democracy dies in incompetence.
Top notch news, easy app 4/5
By Brooklyn Flower
Really very happy with it.
Great content-Bad App 2/5
Ever since the last update the app closes ever 30 - 45 seconds. More than annoying - will be ending my subscription.
True Journalism 5/5
Thank you for being you - this is what the Fourth Estate is supposed to be! I gladly pay for the subscription because you deliver.
Please update! Bugs keep crashing this app. 2/5
By Prof org
I use this app every day. It is my go to news source. Lately every time I zoom in on a photo the entire app goes black. I’ve tried reloading it and it’s still buggy. Please update ASAP!
Mixed Bag 3/5
Content: **** Very Good, however, it is being dumbed down to the level of those not interested in the news in the first place.
App: ** Substandard. As a reader, the app underperforms. Too much screen real estate is consumed by pictures and videos. Navigation is barely functional. If the app refreshes while you are reading an article, you are thrown out of the article and your place is not saved. Worse, it is very difficult to find your way back to your last point of interest. Of course, it is difficult to find content of interest. Readers cannot select or sort their topics of interest.
1) setting for photos and videos to choose thumbnail vs large size.
2) app refresh should occur only in the background while reading an article.
3) subscriber ability to select and sort the sections of their interest, aka get rid of Big Brother.
Print Version Online??? 1/5
By Uncle Quillis
Allow iPhone users to view Print Version of Washington Post online!!! I am a subscriber to the Post and this option is something I truly miss from older versions of the app!
Keep it up WaPo! 5/5
By Dancing cook
Our democracy depends on it. Thank you for your incredible journalism. Keep it up and do not let anyone bully you into quieting down or not asking questions. Continue to seek the truth!
Please fix the app 3/5
It used to be my primary app to read that Post, but since they removed the "Look Up" option from the context menu on a highlighted word, I had to fall back on using Safari. Even if you're a native English speaker, I bet there are words that you would need to look up. It's odd that they took the option away. Besides, the recent version crashes when you choose to share a highlighted word.
Where is the local news,? 2/5
My old app kept freezing so I just installed the newest app. But there is no local news section. I just cancelled my print paper but no local news in the app is unacceptable. What does this say about the Post's commitment to our area? Or is it there but hiding?
Pushes you to subscribe 3/5
By Frank Lynch 42
ESSENTIAL READING 5/5
Reading the daily WaPo is as necessary as coffee in the morning. Especially in these times. I agree that app itself could be improved. It's a little clunky. The content, however, is unmatched.
Love the paper, the app not so much 2/5
By CMB from Omaha
I don't understand why I frequently cannot "find" breaking stories from WaPo Facebook posts on the app. Have to open the web page instead.
Prime example: "Inside the Adult Day Care" today. Couldn't find it directly in the app menu/contents nor by searching. Go to the web page, it's featured as a most popular/most read piece. That's kind of pathetic.
Bad news 1/5
The wapo app is frustrating, tedious and, in my view, crappy. I use the online version of the paper so I can decide what I'm reading and in what order. I don't like the order they put stories and their equal billing with sponsored content (elaborate ads). The app never remembers my log-in.
Most bias and kinda crazy 1/5
By App Sucks123
These people are nuts.
There ethics is basically they don't have to tell the truth. Seriously look on the app. The two extremes right and left need to be squashed...and these are liberal nut jobs on hate raid to make only extremist point of views.
Glad I subscribe 4/5
I appreciate the rapid issue of new stories. WaPo is generally good about identifying Jeff Bezos ownership when relevant, but I'm surprised to see a dearth of pieces about Rose McGowan, especially as she calls him out. Seems a little off.
Only as good as its stability 2/5
Crash. Crash. Crash. Customer support only suggests deleting and re-installing.
Good companion to online access 5/5
By Viking Chris
The app is a good way to check on the news when I'm away from my desk. I have not had any problems loading or reading the content.
If you don't read WashPo, YOU'RE MISSING OUT!! 5/5
You need to know what's goin' on (and for dissenters -- even what's SAID is going).
Broaden your horizons to new opinions. The Washington Post EDITORIAL (Opinion) Page is a MUST!
Give it a try -- you WON'T be disappointed!!
Coming from a longtime android app user, I would like the cards on the front page to snap to place when scrolling. There is no need to have a continuous scroll since that means you have to click once to stop the scroll momentum and then click again to open the story.
Also would like the ability to highlight a word and “Look Up” the definition. This feature is present in the classic version of the Washington Post app but not in this one.
Thank You WaPo! 5/5
For all you do every day!
Like the WP 5/5
Just got the app, which I ordered because I got tired of to fading out every time I tried to read a posted article. So far, so good.
Has gotten very glitchy since iOS 11 update 2/5
Tapping on an article used to immediately enlarge to full screen (on iPad), now am lucky if repeatedly pinching and manually holding the screen holds some of the article open long enough to read. And about half the articles will no longer scroll whether enlarged or in mini type. Please fix, am already locked into a year long subscription, would like to be able to use it.
Still Like the way stories are ordered & presented but wish I could search for desired content like keyword or columnist name rather than just getting whatever is currently displayed.
By Mary 5653
Make payment every month and I continue to have a problem logging in. Never get through. Want to cancel but can't get through. Will contact credit card company
To stop payments.
Good news source 4/5
I appreciate e quality of writing and topics, but hate the way the app works. I don't like split screens and find is app very difficult to navigate.
Washington Post 5/5
Best American newspaper alongside NYTimes and The New Yorker
Washington Post 1/5
Cannot log on to even make a post. Not much of an app.
By Xhe ramen Herman
Several times I was asked to sign up for daily news updates, etc. and I'd not even read one article a day but sometimes I'd not even be able to read an article because I was asked to pay?
Either this is a subscription or not. It never says. I get that done services allow 10 free articles a month then you pay or you must wait 24 hours to read top stories, but this never explains the "rules"!
App Headlines Phrased like ClickBait; can’t stop videos that start with an ad 1/5
Reporting is excellent but I am not keen on the trend toward headlines of the "sponsored content" variety attempting to get you to click on the link. Almost like tabloids at the checkout counter. Seems a little cheap but that's just me. Also, as of Oct 2017, clicking on a video embedded in and part of a news story forces you to watch an ad video with no way to stop the video except by closing the app. Usually, if one is presented with an ad before the news content video starts, one can close the video and get back to the text of the article. Not now. Very annoying.
Nice job 5/5
Great app-- layout is slick, easy to navigate. Top notch
Great content, sucky interface 1/5
How can a paper owned by Jeff Bezos release an app that is so darned frustrating? Constant freezes and crashes, I have to repeatedly clear it when it locks up.
The content is great, but it seems like they're running a social experiment to see how much frustration users are willing to wade through
Sad Local 2/5
I love the Post, but I’m disappointed by the lack of the local sections on this app. Sticking with the classic for now.
Washington Post 1/5
This is such a bogus subscription. They will bill your card but you never get a password and no one will answer calls..
How can they hire these out of country vendors who could care less about customers.
Don't like theNew app format 1/5
I want the classic newspaper front page which allows you to scan the major headlines and choose the articles you want to read. It gives one a quick synopsis of the current events for the day, past and upcoming weeks. The new format gives no perspective of current events at a glance. You need to flip page after page but still not knowing if you had covered the day's current news.
Great news content, app could be improved 4/5
Very happy to be supporting the Washington Post's journalism in this difficult time for our country.
Strongly encourage the WP to focus on hard news and investigative journalism, avoiding cheap shots. Think of your readers as the "persuadable middle" even if in practice they are not. You are doing well so far but the temptations to get easy clicks are obvious.
The app is pretty good. I wish it were easier to find all the day's content, not just some featured subset. It does always seem possible to find the rest of the news with searches. I agree with other comments that it's annoying how easy it is to accidentally swipe off an article, and then lose one's place when swiping back. The ability to see reader comments would be nice.
This app waists my time. 1/5
I hate this app. Instead of presenting a list of titles you get one story per screen. It waists my time.
New side-by-side app stinks 2/5
Great news paper. Used to have a great layout. The new version of the app stinks. Very confusing. And very hard to read. Keep old app.
Hate the layout 2/5
Love the post, but hate this layout. I strongly prefer the browser version, where I can see more than two stories at once.
Still wastes my time with ads 2/5
You can't view video content on the paid app without being exposed to ads, I have to pay with money and time to get content.
Doesnt work 1/5
By Dfurry one
Easy to use interface. But buggy. Every time I use it, stories wont scroll, pictures cover text, or it locks on two stories per page.
Love the app - easy to stay up to date 5/5
By News junky
I love the way the top stories show up. Easy to navigate