Needs some kind of search feature. Already irritated about reading the news on electronic devices, but should be able to find what’s important without hunting through the entire site!
Hate the new app...it’s squirly and difficult to use. New comics page today is awful....kept and added some awful cartoons and eliminated Mutts?
The Sacramento Bee’s prior app was not very good and this one is even worse. This app is missing important features that I believe a lot of readers would like. To me the most important is the ability to download and read offline the current days newspaper. I could do that with the prior version, but not anymore with this new app. Another missing feature is the ability to share an article. Again, past app you could do it, now that ability has been taken away. If you have the intent of adding these features to this new app, why would you launch this new app that is not fully featured?? Also, I find it hard to believe that your true app rating is 4.2.
Subscription doesn’t work without the app, and when you find Sacbee articles online or through email alerts, you can’t access them because there is no search feature to find them on the app, and your subscription doesn’t work off the app. Very frustrating. I’m able to login online, then it accepts my username and password, but just takes me back to the login page in an endless loop. I have contacted customer service many times over the years and they still haven’t fixed this.
Why can’t you you allow a user to use the app version that works?
The “new” beta version arrived without notice and without an option to opt-out. Non-professional. It’s not all that bad except for one CRITICAL element. It doesn’t permit landscape display except on the first and last pages of a section. The FAQ says you can just rotate you iPad, pinch and zoom, or select individual articles. Note that when you select individual articles, they are littered and over-filled with distracting ads. I can’t understand why you wouldn’t just fix this. I high school programmer could take care of this. The whole Bee is essentially an editorial. If you know something about a story, you can see their bias shining through. In addition, the writing quality is has fallen off. Spelling errors, wrong word choices, and sentences that either don’t make sense or contradict are alarmingly common.
The Bee app has been a real problem for the past 6 years I have been an e-customer. When you released the recent Beta version I was in heaven! Now we have reverted back to the old problems. Please put the Beta into production and save all of us long time customers the grief.
I have been requesting such support for this app for the last year. The Bee just keeps ignoring the problem. I am canceling our subscription.
This is the slowest and goofy app ever
I subscribe to 6 digital newspapers and the Bee’s is by far the worst. The app repeats the same articles for days. Headlines are often misleading or incorrect. News and opinion are not properly distinguished. Connection to the server are the slowest I’ve experienced. Page replicas are slow to load and initially blurry on my iPad. Perhaps the new owners will try and fix it but I’m not optimistic.