The app is worthless if you are already a subscriber. No way to log in.
How about support for dark mode? How about being more responsive with bookmarking? There is always lag and tap zones are small. How about fixing issue that I reported over a year ago with accessing sections? If the content wasn’t good, this app would deserve 0 or 1 stars for iPad.
Please implement a dark theme. I see the new widget has it, but not the app.
Spinning and crashing. FIx.
Thank you for posting detailed update notes. It helps navigating the app and checking out new additions to the app.
The app auto-plays video advertisements, making it impossible to read the surrounding articles. When a user chooses the setting to never autoplay videos, this must also apply to video advertisements.
Pluses: great content, stable app Cons: Ad management. Animated ads distract too much & too frequently. Solution: dropping the apps; moving to Mozilla Firefox. Across all platforms, animated ads can only be turned off, manually and individually. This is a pretty cynical decision. And, the smaller the device, the worse the ads “behave.” On the iPhone 10s, e.g., scrolling becomes unusable as the animated ads cause a stutter and position reset. As a *subscriber* the editorial decision to enforce animated ads, along with the UI bugs it causes, smacks of a “take it or leave it” attitude that is a growing annoyance. Just received an email confirmation from Customer Care that “it is what it is.”
I like the app overall, but there are several quirks that need a fix. Navigation and the search function could both be better, and the lack of Dark Mode is a glaring issue at this point.
The sections tab is glitchy and cumbersome. I find myself reading the WashPo much more often due ti its ease of use. Having to hunt for sections means I rarely read past the headlines. That is assuming the sections load at all.