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Now One of the Best
I think most of the discontent with the new Washington Post app comes from non-print subscribers, who are now or will be firmly behind the pay wall. Content is limited to non-subscribers, but imbedded in the new app is the Print Edition which faithfully presents 100% of the day's print edition (minus the advertising flyers). I absolutely love this. You can read the entire article in print format (meaning the article may start on one page and be continued a few pages later, or you can tap it and read it in full in the customary iPad format). A few flaws remain with the print edition: If a page crashes, you go back to the first page you opened (for me, always page 1, very annoying). 2-page spreads from, say, the Weekend section, cannot be 2-finger enlarged, so they are unreadably small. I would imagine the print edition will be a good way for the Post to see if it can monetize its print ad revenue by presenting it in the exact same way on tablets. In my opinion, seeing the ads this way is far less intrusive than most ads on tablet-format articles. The Post has now gone from one of the sorriest apps to one of the best. I use 2 others, and am a paying customer of both. I formerly rated the Wall Street Journal the best - 100% content, but still in non-print format. The New York Times is still my favorite newspaper of all. The mobile apps are not 100% content, though, although you get an exceedingly large amount of content: Articles may appear in the app before they appear in print, and the Times keeps a deep roster of older articles from the past week or so also. I recommend that all newspaper apps now present print editions.
Byron Huffman on Apr 5, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Terrible
Less content in the basic app, requires you to download a full print edition to get to the content, but crashes the app the majority of the time you try to open the print edition. Could not compare less favorably to the NY Times app.
Sporty Family 2345 on Apr 5, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Poor - a step backwards
I hate the new app. I don't like it on the newsstand. Content is limited. Too many screens for limited info. I'd like a decent Wash Post iPad app but this is not it.
mfmwade on Apr 4, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Wait a minute!
I take back an earlier negative posting I made here. I re-installed the new WP app and this time I spent more time with the print edition. I've come to really like it. The non-print edition still seems rough and shallow, but I now don't care because I am busy perusing the print edition! Give it a try!
Rumpletoe on Apr 4, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Amateur
I am a daily consumer of Washington post for iPad. I thought the beautiful design, the pictures, the easy scrolling.. all made the app incredible. I had to update to the latest version of the app and I was embarrassed for the Washington post. The new version is an incredible downgrade, and is flawed in so many ways. My only positive review is that I like the Helvetica Font selection. Otherwise I give the app an F for effort.
Benjamin Gregory on Apr 4, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Much better now!
The new app inside the Newstand works soooo much better. I really love being able to read the comics, and even seeing the print version! This way I can read the paper the way I'm used to, as a printed version, and I can skim the headlines or read the articles in-depth, and also see the ads.
Welmoed on Apr 4, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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