I really enjoy the eNewpaper mode but wish I could save/bookmark some articles somehow in this mode or without having to go to the Home mode and then search for the article to bookmark it.
This is the most frustrating app I have. Every month I’m charged for it, and every time I go to it after the first 5 articles per month I hit the pay wall and am asked to subscribe or sign in. At this point I used to go to settings and ‘restore subscription’—almost every time. Now there is no more restore button. LA Times says subscribe, just 7.99 per month. I’m charged 4.99 through the App Store. So, if the Times wants to raise the price, I get that. But are they just going to lock me out until I cancel my 4.99 subscription and sign up again? Because the App Store seems perfectly content to keep charging me. I really hate this app. Love the news. Hate the app.
Too many personal columns. Report the real news.
When I try to open yesterday‘s newspaper from the archive it fails to connect giving me a false “no Internet connection” error message. If you open an article to read it and then close it, when you return to the image of the page you can and scroll down.
This is a review of the app and not of the LA times journalism, which is excellent. Even with a fast internet connection the app fails to load images of articles as you scroll down on the home page. Often when I tap on an article nothing happens. Then, after several seconds when I start scrolling again, the article opens. To go back from an article to the home page is unintuitive. If you just swipe right nothing happens. You have to scroll up for a ‘back’ button to appear. You can press that or swipe, but frequently nothing happens anyway. And if you swipe over the area of an ad, nothing happens. Sometimes when tapping an article the page starts swiping and then freezes half way so now half the screen is black. Often at the top of the home page the LA times logo overlaps the menu bar making it impossible to read or select. If these bugs and unintuitive behavior were fixed you would have a great app with excellent journalism.
The newly overhauled app is excellent and the eNewspaper view is outstanding. Being able to easily flip from cover to cover through the daily newspaper, click on articles that catch my interest, and see all the content is a real pleasure.
EDIT August 2019: The new app (July 2019) is definitely an improvement over the old one. Most quirks in my earlier review have been fixed. One remaining issue is that after reading a story in detail mode, then returning to the main view mode, sometimes you cannot scroll to the bottom of the page.
This app is so improved. It is easier to navigate, faster & friendlier. Thanks for the upgrade.
I’ve read LATimes for decades and have great appreciation for the paper. This ver of the app has trouble scrolling-requiring flipping pages and returning just to scroll.
As the newspaper of record for the western United States, the LA Times provides high quality reporting and analysis on major national and world news, as well as stories that the big NYC and DC news organizations overlook. This app has been significantly improved in 2019, so those stories are now easier to find and the reading environment is more enjoyable. The menu layout is simple and intuitive, the sections are updated frequently, and most (if not all) of the web content appears in the app. I withheld one star because the app is still missing a couple of keys features of its major competitors (NYT, WaPo, WSJ). One, you cannot customize the menu. This isn’t a big deal, because the menu layout is easy to navigate, but it it would be a nice feature for those of us who like to see certain sections up front. Two, the app is still missing a “Today’s Paper” section. All of the other major papers have a section in the app that lists the stories in the order they appear in the paper. This feature would be much easier and faster to navigate than an e-edition, especially on a small screen. Other than these two oversights, this is a great app and content.