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Less user friendly - looks better but feels like a downgrade
The original app was very well done. Intuitive and simple. This feels over designed and made to look nice at the expense of the overall user experience. The only reason it gets two stars is because now it has the comics. Lol.
Nigel Bigglesworth on Mar 28, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Big step backwards
I absolutely hate the new version of the Washington Post iPad app. a) It's slow and crashes frequently b) Sections like Food that were in the old app are now missing. c) It's a preference but I hate the horizontal flip navigation. I miss the up-down scroll from the old version. d) They took out any means to easily give feedback. In the old version, I could email the digital editor right from the app. I'm now left writing a crappy review. The worst thing is the idea that a picture of a print newspaper is valuable to an online reader. Is this 1997 again? Why don't they just put a PDF of the paper up on their website each day? I an only assume that they want to tell their paper advertisers that all of the app users are seeing their ads. More backwards digital thinking from the print industry. Not sure I would be proud of this effort if I were part of the Post's digital/mobile team.
sgriffey on Mar 28, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Awful update
Went from must read to want to delete. Way to ruin an almost perfect app. No wonder you are struggling with thought processes like this new and unimproved app.
Steve Warren on Mar 28, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Why
Too limiting. Prefer to access website directly.
g_zimmerman on Mar 28, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Upset with unnecessary format change
The new format is designed to be inefficient. The old format was great: many more stories on a section cover page, down to read more, sideways to go to the next story. The new format is slower to load & inefficient to go through. Charles Krauthammer is your best asset. Michele Singletary is your next best. I'll happily pay a reasonable fee....but only for the old format. I'm in London and so I no longer have a paid subscription. I was looking forward to reading the Post every morning.....now, not so much. It's clear that the people rating this app at 4 or 5 stars probably designed it.
Cham-in-London on Mar 28, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Upgraded and lost my app icon!
The WaPo app was my first place to go every morning and my mainstay for news. But after I upgraded the app as requested earlier this week, it disappeared from my iPad, and I can't get it back. I wouldn't have minded paying for the app or for continuing to receive the content. But now it's gone. To see the app I have to go to the App Store. It's much harder to use and scroll. My connection to the Post has been destroyed. WaPo and it's advertisers have lost many customers with this foolish move.
Woodowl on Mar 28, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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