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Cancelling Home Delivery!
While not perfect, this is a very good app. In fact, it is good enough that, after several decades of home delivery, I am cancelling my paper subscription in favor of the iPad app. Unlike the Kindle version or cleveland.com, this app provides a picture-perfect replica of the paper - including photographs, headlines, etc. - laid out just as it is on the paper copy. Navigation is simple and smooth. Worth it alone to avoid trudging through the snow to get the paper on a winter morning. As I said, however, the app is not perfect. The few shortcomings I have experienced are (1) no full-text searching, (2) the app reinitializes every time you switch between it and a different app, and (3) it does not include the Sunday advertising fliers. (1) would be nice, (2) is annoying but not significantly, and (3) is solved by a Sunday-only subscription.
HappySubscriber on Jan 16, 2012 for The Plain Dealer
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Another thing Cleveland fails at.
Love the idea and wouldn't mind getting a subscription. However the demo alone is very slow to load and when I go to the home screen it doesn't keep loading. It started over when I went back into app. Also there is no paper cost to the company, the subscription prices are way to high. If I agree to get the news for a year, I am actually going to pay more then if I pick 6 months and keep renewing. Does that even sound right? Well hopefully this app gets fixed and maybe I'll think about subscribing to it. There are so many other places to get the news for FREE.
Jeffp1984 on Jan 15, 2012 for The Plain Dealer
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Too expensive!
Given that I can get it on my Kindle for $6.99 per month, this is way to expensive. I would prefer to read it on my iPad, but it isn't available for the Kindle app.
jwt0001 on Jan 6, 2012 for The Plain Dealer
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Bad App. Not worth the money
The app shuts down spontaneously. It is very difficult to navigate. It would be a great thing to have that done properly as I think it would be a great asset which will improve the popularity of the paper and connects the younger computer and iPad savvy people to their city and community. Links and videos would be also a good thing to add.
samnaguib on Jan 6, 2012 for The Plain Dealer
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Rip off
Often have to load current edition twice, it restricts how much I can zoom in, will not let you do cross word or other puzzles. Simply the worst reader app out there, and the paperless subscription price is very high.
Boomer Rocks on Jan 3, 2012 for The Plain Dealer
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Great 1st Effort! Performance Tip for Users...
I have waited so long for this! I have refused to get a paper subscription because by the time you get it, its already old news to the average Internet savvy person and at no cost. With that said every time I stopped at a local gas station or supermarket I longingly looked at the Plain Dealer and would miss the in-depth local centric news, articles and editorials. This app looks great on the IPad and unlike the old Kindle version (which I ditched a long time ago) it includes every stitch of the printed version. Despite what at least one review has stated I find the app incredibly easy to navigate... you literally feel like you are navigating an actual newspaper (more importantly the actual Cleveland Plain Dealer) as opposed to an 'app' that has been populated with news (please don't change this PD!). Regarding performance... I am an IPad 2 user, but this probably goes for the 1st Gen too... Make sure you have installed THE LATEST version of IOS 5! There is more than one, and it has resolved issues with other apps that I was having. No speed, load or download problems.
Mystic Runner on Jan 2, 2012 for The Plain Dealer
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