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Fire the ad guys
I enjoyed reading the WP on my iPad. Every morning I updated it to read the headlines and interesting stories. So I had no complaints until ....... you guys completely ruined it by adding Google Ads at the bottom for the entire app. Why is it so hard to keep something like an digital newspaper clean and easy to read, it WAS great before. Was it some idiot that pitch the idea "you know what guys, we can make more profit by taking half an inch of screen real estate at the bottom to promote crap!" Excuses like we need it to make it profitable as a reason is BS by the way. Word of advice, less is more, clean and easy to use will always win in apps. 30 days until I delete this app off my newsstand and just read the NYTimes. Hoping as a fan of your journalists & photographers that you make a change and remove the effin ads.
Sir_Ego on Aug 12, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Copy function freezes the story
There is nothing more frustrating than having the highlight box appear as you scrolling and then you can't get rid of it. I don't want to have to back out of the story then reload it. Fix that copy function, please.
Lynne Cramer on Aug 10, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Crashes
Takes a long time to load and then crashes immediately. Suggest removing the opening photo, it just wastes time.
Mdmnaf on Aug 6, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Crashes again.
I dutifully downloaded the latest version (2.12) and it dutifully erased the print version I just downloaded, then dutifully crashed halfway through the redownload. Do some more beta testing... Please!
vee1rot8 on Aug 4, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Can't Support This
I really want to support a local newspaper, but the Washington Post is just so awful, I can't. The new digital subscription policies are awful. Their print subscription policies are deceptive, and awful. The app won't recognize print subscribers. They let Tracee Hamilton write in the Sports Section. Their editorial policies are awful. Its all just awful. 1) Digital subscriptions are awful. Why, oh why, are digital subscriptions more than print subscriptions? Why do you want me to order a dead-tree version that will just go into the waste so that I can access the app? It is so stupid that it sets my hair on fire. 2) Print subscription policies are deceptive. When your subscription is a bout to expire they send you letters saying that if you don't pay for a renewal, your subscription will lapse. But then when you don't pay for a renewal they will auto-renew your subscription and bill you. When you want to manage your subscription on-line there is a button for everything but cancel. For that you have to call a number and wait on hold and listen to a relentless sales pitch until you just have to be rude and tell the operator to stuff it. If you try to subscribe using one of the dozens of special offers that they send you, because the dead-tree version is cheaper than the digital version and includes digital access, then after the order is complete there is a deceptive up-sell page that looks like one more button you need to press to complete your order, but is really just trying to get you to buy more than you want. These people are shameless. 3) After signing up for a paper subscription just to get access to the app, the app still won't recognize the print subscription. 4) They let Tracee Hamilton write for the sports section. Her writing is insipid drivel, usually praising Canada's hockey team over the U.S. players or some other contrarian nonsense. Even her name is wrong.
DrCLN on Aug 4, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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old news!
The app is showing me stories that are months old alongside current news. What gives? And yes, it crashes ALL the time. Avoid.
$);:/&$ on Aug 9, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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