By Battle 6
I can’t tell what is an Op-ed versus what is really news anymore. #Thetruthiswhatyoumakeit.
By this us nuts all names taken‼️
Most trusted news for many years.
I would like for you to get rid of paywall.
Most on social security must be very cautious spending money.
Trustworthy, User Friendly, Cheap 5/5
For only $5-something a month, I get a wealth of news, both breaking and from a historic vantage point. I am grateful. Seems they check, recheck & triple check their facts. Great photos, great infographics, great writing. Thank you.
Go back 1/5
Although always left leaning, which I respect and accept because it’s a free press and the fact that the rest of the paper is great, the current braintrust of the Post has been co-opted by a group that spews nothing but anti Moderate, anti right propaganda. There is nothing politically objective. Every day there are 5-6 anti trump articles. Never anything positive. The post routinely omits any story that may prove to be anti liberal or damaging to the Democratic cause. I used to go to the post for information to help craft my political views. Not anymore. It’s continuous left wing propaganda, period. No wiggle room there. I still read it anyway because it really defines DC. I guess that’s why it’s so liberal. Great sports page and local news. But politically? Its a very dangerous, manipulating tool for the left and alt left wing of the Democratic Party. Shame on whoever ruined this once great paper.
Unhappy with energy use. 1/5
I don’t know what The Post is doing on its website but using the app drains my Apple battery at a rate up to 5% every 8 minutes. That intense use also overheats the battery so that it is hot to the touch.
Washington post 5/5
By too many grapes
The REAL news!
Serious flaws 1/5
By 1J9i4& pl
Scrolling is really a problem. Not only slow, but locks up and won’t continue without complete restart. This is not an occasional problem. Happens every time! Been going on for at least six months! Waiting for fix yet nothing happens. I use an Apple iPad.
Great reporting relevant stories 5/5
Good source of information with a left slant but factual. Political coverage is useful in understanding the various factions and leanings of our representatives in Congress and those who are substantive in policy vs those who are not. Of course drawing the disdain of the current President is further testimony of how painful facts are to criminals in high office. Keep up the good work!
pop up video ads 2/5
Your pop up video ads are terrible...maybe democracy dies in advertising saturation. What’s left that is not for sale
App always drains iPhone battery 1/5
By TJ Gordon
This WaPo app quickly drains the iPhone battery, consistently using power at double the rate of other news apps (i.e. Apple News, New York Times). Using the WaPo app the iPhone battery always gets warmer than at with any other app. It seems there must be a bug that causes this much CPU activity to drain battery so quickly.
Jerry M Biffle 5/5
Grrrreat news paper. I read it every morning.
News Saves Democracy 5/5
Every morning the WP delivers the truth. An Informed public is the only way this democracy can survive. Information is power. This WP app is well laid out easy to use and delivers.
Post is great 5/5
Love reading Post once a day.
Not Impressed 2/5
By Portland Rose
This is the second time I’ve subscribed to the WaPo, and the second time I’m quitting. Just not an easy app or accessible content, tho I’m not sure why. Just seems hard to find content I’m interested in. Plus, I can’t even quit without customer service! My account doesn’t have the ability to unsubscribe and direct me to contact them. Which I did; but no response almost a week later.
Erie, PA 5/5
Love the Washington Post! Great journalism.
Like WAPO 4/5
Decent app for initial stories, but once you’ve read these there are a lot more stories that you have to pay more to access. The app description should state this. Sort of like thinking you bought a cup of coffee but when you pop the top to put in some cream or sugar, the cup’s only half full
Yes I mean physically hot. My iPhone gets uncomfortably hot when I use this particular app. App works great otherwise and I use it every day. “Man’s iPhone Explodes While Reading Washington Post”...I don’t want to be in your obits, etc. Please check it out Wash Post app developer.
Crashes constantly 2/5
Literally every time I use the app it crashes at least once
Great writing! 5/5
I don’t live in the DC area but it’s still my newspaper of choice!
I've signed up for an academic subscription. But due to a pop-up ad for a different kind of subscription I can only read the headlines. Why?
Room for improvement 2/5
Causes my phone to heat up. Some articles open in browser instead of app. Wish articles loaded more quickly and remembered where I was in the story, for when my WiFi or cell service is down (i.e., when on subway).
Teachable Moment for WaPo 1/5
The March 12 story by Peter Stein regarding Key Elementary in the Palisades neighborhood of Northwest Washington was interesting as it was explaining the problems of how the school administration handled the racial slur a white student hurled at three black students. It also seemed to flesh out some of the leadership by the parent organization to tackle uncomfortable questions and assumptions by some of the parents in the primarily white school.
But then the author wrote the following which totally made negative assumptions about the only way to diversify (represent true population demographics) by stating:
“Key has far fewer students who are regarded as vulnerable than the school system overall: Just 2 percent of the Key student body is considered at risk, defined as children who are homeless, in foster care, recipients of welfare or food stamps, or languishing in high school. Citywide, nearly 50 percent of D.C. public school students are considered at risk...”
Why does the author dare to perpetuate a stereotype that diversifying means that the “other” students can only be vulnerable, on welfare, at risk, homeless, foster care, food stamps or languishing in high school? Where were the editors on this or did they not even “see” it?
I applaud the efforts by those who see this as a teachable moment, but wish Peter Stein, the copywriters and editors had gotten the lesson and do whatever they can to become more aware, introspective, find a teacher at WaPo and turn consciousness into action. You have a powerful platform - take care of it.
The best 5/5
The best news paper in the history of modern day
DC area transplant to Northern California. 5/5
By el dobro
The on line connections to WAPO continues to keep us informed with news and area activities. Thanks for your excellent past reporting that continues to this day. Many thanks.
Among the top rated newspapers 5/5
By Florida Democrat
Must have my daily fix. Love the alerts my phone receives on the latest news events and with this administration, there are several daily! Thank you for your honest reporting and having the best journalist!
I’m surprised 2/5
I was expecting a lot of hard hitting news but most of the magazine is opinion pieces.
An honest voice when we most need it 5/5
By Seattle Portista
We are living in very strange times. The President of the United States has stated he knows more about science than his scientists, more about intelligence than the CIA, more about justice than the Justice Department. He takes the word of foreign dictators and historic enemies of the United States over his own advisors. If any of this is pointed out, he describes the report as “fake news” and mainstream journalism as “the Enemy of the People”.
Meanwhile, much of the rest of the world landed in Bedlam as well. Great Britain is cutting ties with the Continent in a manner apparently designed to cause the greatest harm to its own citizens. France is seething with protesters wearing yellow traffic vests. Venezuela’s badly run leftist government is being overthrown, possible by a US Government supported coup (shapes of Salvador Allende).
And globe continues to warm, weather continues to harshen, and the seas continue to rise.
The only way we have a clue about all this, that we have any idea of what’s happening to our government and our world, is through good, honest journalism. The Washington Post in one of the nation’s finest purveyors of the truth, at a time we desperately need it.
Got ripped off 1/5
I signed up for a month to try out. I go to digital edition with this app. Asked to sign in and get message thanking me for signing in. Every time I click on article I want to read it tells me I have no subscription and need to purchase to sign in. I bought the subscription through the apple App Store.
The Post covers & analyzes the news, including politics. That should be obvious, but maybe it isn’t. This isn’t the only coverage I look at, but it is one important outlet. Jennifer Rubin is invaluable. The Post also understands well how to configure its content for its app. For the record I have seen no infiltration of Amazon or Bezos editorially. It’s a fine paper that seemingly has made an effective transition to digital.
Schultz fails at Sonics?? 1/5
By business of sports
Schultz bought for $100M, sold for $350M, made the effort and provided the opportunity to Seattle to keep the team, proved the City couldn’t, and thus enabled the 350% profit. Good business, good politics, good management. Btw, why is the most important fact missing - what he did for his co-investors?
By S.C. Pa.
Real news at your fingertips 5/5
I subscribe to support REAL news written by professional journalists. The app makes it accessible to me where I live.
Crashes too often 2/5
The Post’s content is good but the app crashes too often. The app also causes my phone to heat up. The “Local” section was inexplicably renamed “D.C., Md. & Va.” which takes up more screen space.
Accurate reporting 5/5
I like to read Washington Post because I can believe what I read, unlike the 45th president and his propaganda machines.
Generally OK 3/5
The updates have improved the functionality over the last few years. But one irritating glitch continues: when you select an article that is only posted on the website, it treats you as if you are not a subscriber telling you to sign in, even though the app demands a sign in. That should be an easy fix, so please do it!
A newspaper I can trust! 5/5
By Lancaster Jim
In the current world of half truth, lies, and mis-statements I rely on the Washington Post for factual reporting. Bravo!!
What You’re Looking For 5/5
You name it; WP has it! Sooooo much great content on a plethora of topics,
The various sign-in options simply do not work 1/5
Ostensibly, you are able to sign in to your WaPo subscription via Google, Facebook, Email, or Amazon. The Google button at least let's you sign in to Google, but then stalls indefinitely. The Amazon button simply just does not do anything - no loading, no error message, nothing. The app is all but useless if you can't sign in.
Truth matters 5/5
Thank you to Washington Post for shining light on important topics and providing honest journalism.
Loggon problems 1/5
I wish i could pay you so i could read your articles, but i have great difficulty logging on
Bad app 2/5
I love the Post, but the app trashes the battery on my iPhone SE, running it down in about 40 minutes. NYT app does not do this. Look into it WaPo!
The best 5/5
My day starts with the Washington Post. Enough said.
Great reporting 5/5
By Tricked by advertisers
I live deep in “Trump country” and most of the journalists here pander to their audience either by omission or biased coverage. It is nice to get another point of view and I find the Post to be quite interesting, thoroughly researched and a welcome change of perspective.
Keeping Democracy from dying in darkness 5/5
The Washington Post is the light in the Darkness-keeping the freedom of the press alive by keeping the public informed! Thanks for upholding Democracy alive.
F u Bezos 1/5
By done with heart
Expand your Readership. 3/5
By Iam great111
The Post would gain general credibility in the community if they offered a more balanced view from time to time. The native predisposition to side with the liberal causes excludes a demographic which is substantial in the outer suburbs.
Don’t know why I can’t get the eNewspaper and see the actual edition. Thus, my 3-star rating 😒
Generally a good app, but it's invading our privacy! There are also too many ads and a major bug! 1/5
OBSERVATION ABOUT THE DEVELOPERS' RESPONSE
The developer's response to my review is disingenuous, woefully inadequate, and tone deaf! They have been informed of what goes on; there is no need for me to contact them —anyone who uses the app will see the intrusive cookie behavior, unwarranted tracking, and the blatant invasion of privacy I reported. They're making it sound like it is an individual problem, when it is a design one!
They need to stop using tracking cookies and break all ties with Facebook and Google!
Discovered a two other major problems, too. See below.
Discovered something very disturbing about the app. Many of the stories are not contained within the app, but go the Washington Post website When that happens, cookies from Facebook, Google, etc. show up inside of Safari and can track you!
That's a violation of our privacy. I did not subscribe to the Post to have my browsing monitored.
I will investigate further, but I’m guessing that the app itself has Facebook and Google SKDs inside of it, too, which means tracking is going on within the app, too.
On a purely practical level, the stories that the app loads from the website are in a smaller font size, meaning they are harder to read, and the app's settings don't control their appearance. It makes for a visually inconsistent experience. Very poor design.
Please fix this and lose the cookies and 3rd party tracking.
SECOND BIG PROBLEM
There are far too many ads; they even appear within news articles. Worse, they are rotating or animating ones, meaning that they are visually distracting. No one clicks on such ads, except inadvertently, and we have paid for a subscription, so lose the ads entirely!
THIRD MAJOR PROBLEM
So, today, I tried to post a comment. Multiple times, in the midst of typing in my comment, the entire screen refreshed, deleting everything I had typed! I confirmed that this happened even while typing! In other words, I didn't hit an icon on the screen; it spontaneously refreshed the screen, returned one article, and my comment in progress had been deleted.
Note: This was one of those many articles in which the app opens up a mini version of Safari and goes to the web page —and, thereby, is also putting tracking cookies into the browser!
Come on, developers, you can do so much better!
Timely, challenging, respected, oppositional, researched, unafraid, clear, unrestrained, thoughtful...enough adjectives. Your newspaper and your incredible writers do you proud every single day. Occasionally you will raise a subject that seems disconnected from the current dialogue. Then, with respect, I am reminded why this paper is so strong. You are ahead of or on top of every story. Your political analyses and commentaries are concrete and thoughtful. Thank you for being among the best papers around. Wear with pride and honor your Trumpian Badge of being Trumps version of “ Fake News”. If Trump Approved of your vision your paper would be worthless. Congratulations to a spirited and educational offering by the free press.