With a recent update, it drains my phone’s battery if it’s left in the background. Checking the battery stats confirms it’s using up a huge percentage of the battery, even when I’ve only actively used it for a few minutes. That on top of the horrible organization of the app, which others have described. I guess they know there’s no alternative for comprehensive local news. If there were, I’d drop this app and subscription immediately.
In 2010 I purchased a digital edition subscription to the Chicago Tribune via the App store. On October 2019 I called The Tribune to cancel my subscription. The Tribune then offered me a 1 year promotional subscription for $1.04. I accepted that offer. Now one year later I called the Tribune regarding the subscription price after the one year promotional subscription. They extended the subscription for another year at the $1.04 price. I have since learned that for a year October 2019 to October 2020 I had been paying the App Store/ITUNES $5.30 per month for an additional Chicago Tribune digital subscription. In this age there is apparently no communication between the ITunes/App store and the Chicago Tribune which should have noted my dual subscriptions to the same subscriber using the same personal information. BE AWARE OF YOUR PURCHASES THRU ITUNES/APP STORE !
I have been paying for the app but the service is horribly inconsistent.
Content organization requires pages to review. Search for a columnist yields a title but no date attribution. Pictures are oversized and too many.
App runs flawlessly, but there is one key thing that I do not enjoy. Most applications sync to “night mode” where the display is black and the text is white at night. I often read in bed and even with my brightness all the way down I feel my eyes deteriorating while reading.
The Tribune caved and after 23 years as the Chicago Tribune’s conservative standard-bearer, John Kass was stripped of his coveted spot on Page 2 and his status as the newspaper’s “lead columnist.” when the Tribune Guild Executive Board condemned Kass for an “odious, anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that billionaire George Soros is a puppet master controlling America’s big cities” that “does not deserve a mainstream voice.”. Kass inherited this spot in 1997 from Mike Royko. The fact that Soros’s religion was never mentioned in the article and has no bearing on the subject at hand. I never knew it and it means nothing. The lame excuse “the Tribune doesn’t do a very good job of explaining the difference between news coverage and opinion writing.” Now lumping all opinion writing in one place and have added explanatory language to editorials by the Editorial Board. We’ve developed a standard for headlines to call out what are opinion columns. How ignorant to assume a reader needs an explanation to differentiate opinions from reporting. I will not accept this treatment and with it I cancelled my subscription. On to the Wall Street Journal,!
I’d love to subscribe to the Trib for $7.99 a month as advertised. The problem is that when I go to the payment page in iTunes the price jumps to $19.99 per month. There is no $7.99 option.
I subscribe via Apple and it says I have a limit on the articles I can read. Frustrating and the app develop, Chicago tribune, didn’t return my email inquiry . I have to cancel.
McMahon-you are a coward. The moving of Kass’ column to a place in the paper where it is an obvious reaction to his writings on Soros and Madigan suggests you are under their influence rather than unafraid of exposing their acts. Soros is a socialist and his motives are so far left leaning, his success would destroy the country we know, turning it into what was East Germany. Madigan has enriched himself at the expense of the people of the State of Illinois to the extent of nearly destroying the once great state. The state has a few death throes remaining but there is little hope left. A whisper of that hope is Kass and you’ve buried his column where fewer will read it and his voice will be stymied.
I want to read the paper online, just as I would in print. This online edition is completely dissatisfying. The Daily Herald online is a copy of the paper, page by page. For an example of my frustration with your online edition, I wanted to see today’s (8/3) Ask Amy column. When I searched for Ask Amy, the first article that comes up is from July 21! Too much work to read the entire paper. I will cancel after my one month trial. I have moved to Arizona and wanted to continue reading the Trib, but the online version is awful. Patricia B. Albu albumom @live.com