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!
Great alternative 5/5
Since it is 7:50 am, and my paper has still not been delivered, I am glad to have this alternative.
The digital post 5/5
I love reading the post on my iPad every morning. Gave up hard copy when my vision got worse. But will never give up reading the Post.
Great app 5/5
Easy to download and read an exact replica of the print edition.
Love it! 5/5
When I moved I really missed reading the Post. Now I can. Even better than a paper edition because you can get to the rest of the article with just a click.
Still sluggish 4/5
The app has gone from zero stars to 3, and now to 4 with the print edition. Loading speed has improved but still issues with page turning and going to the articles unintentionally.
Excellent app. 5/5
By Springfield Spartan
Very intuitive. Easy to use.
A great way to read the Post, with one annoying flaw. 4/5
I'm very satisfied with the class Washington Post app, very disappointed that the paper no longer downloads to my IPad automatically. Somewhere along the way, that feature was dropped or stopped working. Sometimes the download, which does start when the app is opened, is slow and inconvenient. It's a real shame that the automatic download is no longer offered. It was a much-loved feature.
Love the print ....But 3/5
You can not get your local County news. I have no idea why? They have our address zip code, how hard can it be?
Love it - the WAPO is available wherever I am 5/5
By Jack in Mount Vernon
I have subscribed to the Post for several decades and the Print Edition is very familiar, like an old friend. The Print Edition app is a very good recreation of the version delivered in my driveway. It works and has some advantages over the hard copy, like copying an article or link to OneNote or email.
I also like the e-version app, but it's not my old friend.
I noticed some reviewers are high on their 12" iPads. I bet that would work very well but my 9" iPad works fine. You don't need the larger Pro model that also costs more.
I still like to keep up with Washington, D.C. 5/5
By M. Hayden
I moved away from the metro Washington, D.C. Area two years ago. I don't subscribe to a hometown paper where I live. I miss the Washington Post, so being able to read the print version is great!
Very Nice 5/5
By Adam G23456
Well done app.
I bought an account. I use the app, I click on a story and have to give my credentials again! What a pain. Better off using Safari
Too many pesky bugs 3/5
By KC 621
Usually the app works well - except when it doesn't. This morning, for example it would only open yesterday's paper. Finally 6 hours later, I could access the correct edition. Often the crossword won't load, so I'm stuck going to the LA Times site, and at times, it is difficult opening a specific article. Other than that, the content is stellar, reporting is top notch - what one would expect from the Post
Thorough, but unstable 3/5
By Retired in Columbia
The Washington Post app is nice because it provides the option for the newspaper in its entirety. On my older iPad, it crashes often and is slow to load.
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.
Better than the paper! 5/5
Where I live, I can get The Washington Post in print, but reading it in this app is preferable for me. The iPad is more manageable than large sheets of paper, especially if one is trying to read outdoors where the wind can catch the paper. I also like being able to tap on an article and read it in a different format that can be easily emailed to someone who might be interested. I wish that other papers had a facsimile of their print edition online in this sort of format. (Are you listening, New York Times?)
Great way to read a Newspaper 5/5
I was very skeptical about reading a paper on an iPad. I liked the experience of reading a traditional printed paper. However when you want to read papers out of your local area, you really don't have an option. The app is easy to navigate and intuitive. I have been reading another paper online as well and that app is clunky. So if you want to read the Washington Post and you can't get it in print, this is the way to go.
Great news, great format 5/5
I love reading the post every morning and I love the format of the app. It's just like reading an actual newspaper but even more convenient. You can click on an article if you prefer not to read it in "print" form. You can zoom in and out and easily choose between pages. The sections are easily accessible and organized. I love it.
Almost as good as having the real paper 5/5
Love this app to be able to read my favorite newspaper even though I live 3000 miles away. Still prefer having the paper in my hands but this is the next best thing. Love the print edition but for reading longer articles the digital edition works great. As long as real newspapers are dying I hope enough survive in this format to keep the genre alive.
This is one of the true places to get real news without bias. The reporting is even handed and fair. Dealings with our presidents have always been accurate. Being owned by Jeff Bezos (not Amazon) has not changed the accuracy or quality of the reporting.
Better than paper 5/5
The app is totally user-friendly very easy to navigate and definitely Ecco- friendly
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.