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Overall improvement
I waited to upgrade based on lots of bad reviews of the first version, and I am glad I did. The current version is very stable and after a bit of playing around with it seems to be very intuitive to use. I like the ability to choose reading only the selections on the app interface or an entire section, as well as choosing a section at a time rather than downloading the entire print edition. While I saw several reviews saying it is a memory hog, a check of my memory usage does not show that individual sections are even saved. The banner ads at the bottom of the screen are a necessary irritation to support the effort, but do not seem intrusive to me. Navigation side to side or by menus works great. I'm not a great fan of newsstand either, as some have mentioned, but it seems a minor quibble. I had given up on WP with the previous app, which constantly crashed, and only read NYT. But now it's back, and I am glad. Thanks, WP!
abcfox on Apr 25, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Feels Incomplete
Why does the Post still download a picture of the print edition? Why does the print edition have more news articles than the digital edition? Washington Post, we expect much better from you. Your content in the digital edition is sparse. As it stands now, if you charged for the content I wouldn't subscribe. You have a lot of work to do to catch up with nytimes, wsj, zite, etc.
Alis racier on Apr 25, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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It STILL won't work offline!!!!
I was happy to read that version 2 had apparently fixed the offline reading problem, but didn't anyone test drive version 2 before they released it? I want the Post to succeed and I'm willing to pay for its news. But I won't pay if they can't even get the basics right. The NY Times and WSJ are all readable offline. Why can't the Post figure it out? Unless and until they do, I'm sticking with just the NY Times.
psp747 on Apr 24, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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The Most Complete Newspaper App
The combination of the print version as well as the digital app is the best implementation of a newspaper app that I've seen. I also follow the Baltimore Sun which makes the print version available separately to their digital subscribers but you're required to access it outside the app by web browser if you want to read it. The way the Post does it is ideal for me as I can read the main stories I'm interested in through the digital app and then quickly scan the print pages to see anything I might have missed or other sections such as comics, crossword, etc. I did have the problem mentioned by some of the digital content being blank when I launched the app even though the print version was visible. I had to delete the app and then re-download it to get past the problem. If this doesn't recur I would probably make this a five star app.
pappasbike on Apr 24, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Like the sponsored issues!!!
It would be helpful if we cold save an issue that is of historical or significant importance. Like the sponsored issues and enjoy not having to worry about the issue not being delivered or ink on the fingers!!!!!
DCLady999 on Apr 23, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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Newsstand integration is a plus
I appreciate the integration into Newsstand. I like the ability to see the print version in the app. App is missing the Tech and Entertainment sections. There is no feedback mechanisms built into the app. Can't highlight a word and get its definition like I can in another popular news app. Ability to email link to articles works well. Awkward to go back up to upper left hand corner of a story to go back to main section. I'm always looking for that way back at the bottom of the page. Would be nice to be able to pinch the story to go back to the main section (like another news app does).
wyodave on Apr 22, 2013 for The Washington Post for iPad
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