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New version stinks
The new version is a major step backward. To many large headlines with no context. Hard to turn the pages within a story without changing to the next article. Te only thing this new app has convinced me is not to pay for it when the time comes.....
TugTy on Apr 28, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Needs much work
I like the layout, very similar to NYT, but the ads at the bottom are intrusive (can't you make them less wide?), the video like don't work nearly as well as the Times, and the search functionality is poor. That said, tons of potential and I'm looking forward to the next iteration.
Akshay13 on Apr 27, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Crashing resolved
First, I much preferred the pre-"Newstand" version. Second, the Newsstand version wasn't even opening/launching anymore. After I wrote my 2 star review, I deleted the app & reinstalled & it's working again. However, I still prefer the versions before version 2.0.
J201299 on Apr 27, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Latest app update
I updated to the latest version of the app, but it crashes everytime I try to download the print edition. I am sooo disappointed because I do not have access to the paper except online!! Please help! The WSJ and NYTimes make it so easy read online.
Schnoodleincarolina on Apr 26, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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WP for iPad
The app is confusing and the pages are too small, in comparison to the excellent NYT app. I hope you will disconnect it from Newstand, which I don't use. I thought I was downloading the old WP app!
Bog14 on Apr 26, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Simple usability fixes, please
The app is never going to perfectly please everybody, and I am willing to get to know the new design. For the most part I feel that this new format is fine, and allows me to read the content I want to read. On the plus side, I find that the browsing experience is much improved over the previous app, and even improved over the print paper! I find it enjoyable and effective to swipe through the sections and read the headlines and leads, especially if in a hurry or just in news overload as has been the case in light of so much over reporting of recent tragic events. Also on the big plus side is your bottom bar that puts within reach some of my favorite columnists who were hard to find in the previous app. Thanks! On the negative side, I will simply plead for a few minor usability fixes. 1. Scrolling. In the old app (and most apps, for that matter), a small flick of the page in the scrolling direction will send the page in a smooth and continuing scroll that slowly decelerates and allows you to control the reading area with minimal effort. Thank you Apple. Why have your developers monkeyed with this??? Your scrolling is a horrible distraction, requiring me to LABORIOUSLY scroll, scroll, scroll, moving every bit of the scrolling distance with swipes of my finger. Please give back the wonderful afford antes of scrolling that Apple built in to the beautiful iPad. This should be easy. 2. Closely related to scrolling, sometimes your articles are paged, requiring the horizontal swipe to go to the next page, and sometimes they are scrolled. It does not matter why you think this makes sense; to the reader it is terribly annoying and distracting to inadvertently page over to the next article when you were supposed to scroll, or try to scroll when you are supposed to page.... We wish to remain immersed in the CONTENT, please, not be constantly reminded to think about more laborious afford antes in your app. Another easy fix. 3. Finally, WHY IS THERE AN AD on the bottom of the screen. I find this hugely annoying and mildly insulting. I PAY for the subscription, and in an age where you are hemorrhaging subscribers, you should not further insult the ones who remain. Thanks for placing this annoying ad right where we are likely to inadvertently rest a thumb to have our reading experience interrupted. This is yet a third distraction that takes me OUT of the reading experience, requiring me to stay vigilant for the stupid ad bar down there as if I am using some "freeware" version of an app. This is not freeware guys, I pay my bill regularly and on time. Ditch the ads. Overall, I can accept just about any app design, and I realize that you have created a design that, on the whole, is a clever solution to the challenge of putting a newspaper on this platform. I suspect many of your readers will feel the same way. The simple fixes above would go a long way to stop annoying your subscribers. With every annoying distraction we have yet another reason to wonder how the NYT app compares...
Warchief20124 on Apr 26, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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