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The non print view WAS working for a time and I was quickly hooked on the app. However, for the past week it's only come up blank and now I never use it. I'll gladly bump you up to a 5-star rating when you fix it.
Dredgemate on Apr 22, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Best e-version ever!
The print-replica version of this paper is exactly what I was hoping for in an online newspaper. Still feels like a real paper but with just the right amount of interactivity.
DvSP2 on Apr 22, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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What A Shame
The Washington Post had a very user-friendly app that was comprehensive, easy to navigate and visually pleasing. This app takes major steps back in all categories. Functionally, the app is difficult to navigate. Pages stick when trying to move from one section to the next, and page loads are infuriatingly slow when they work at all. From a layout perspective, there is way too much white space (the old app was perfect in this respect), and font size selection is terrible. The app does not remember the font setting from article to article, and when selecting a larger size, it goes from very small to very large, then needs to be scaled back down. I have never seen an app with this poor an execution. I love the Washington Post, having read it every day when I was a resident of the DC area. I was so happy when the original app came out, as it allowed this New Yorker to re-connect with the Post's world-class journalism with a downright enjoyable iPad experience. I rarely open the app these days as it is so frustrating. My only hope is that the NY Times app was poor when first introduced, but is now one of the best, which I read daily. I hope that the app team at WP retracts the current app, returning the old one until the current version is brought up to snuff. Newsstand is a great feature, but if people won't read the paper because the app is so deficient, it looses it's value. By the way, I believe in supporting superior journalism with a paid subscription model. I would take a digital subscription, but the app needs to be excellent.
Wash Post Fan on Apr 21, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Great new version with some frequent bugs
The latest version of my metro area's main paper app is a big leap forward because of its complete Print Edition feature on iPad. Now the whole daily or Sunday is right there on the screen, where gestures can zoom the print for the viewer and tapping a story will take you to a non-PE format, also manipulable. No more missing parts of the Post as was the case in former versions of the iPad app. So far, a couple of times a week, tapping the Print Edition button kicks me out of the app altogether, as other reviewers have complained. Several consecutive attempts to get the PE all fail, until the next day's edition is available. To date, no two successive days of fail. Even with bugs, which I'm sure they're working, the app merits at least three stars.
NYTimesFanVA on Apr 19, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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New Washington Post App buggy, slow
The new Washington Post app that puts the icon into the Apple Newsstand is attractive and feature-filled; if only it would work! About half the time when you press the Print Edition the system bounces you back to the iPad home screen. Other problems include a confusing mixed interface where sometimes you sweep across horizontally to advance and sometimes vertically. It's also easy to touch something you are not interested in and get whisked away to an irrelevant site.
Cheech77 on Apr 17, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Blank issues
I really like this version and find it easy to learn to use. But at least once a week when I download the print edition (my favorite!), it ends up blank. Nothing I do will fix this until the next day when I can load it as yesterday's issue. But what's the point in that? For now, I just delete the app and then reinstall. Bingo! I've got my print edition just fine. Works now; but that's not going to be a good solution when I have to start paying for it this summer!
RGaitherNM on Apr 17, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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