Much has been written by others here, which many agree are problems, so I’ll add other concerns not mentioned... 1) The editor of the HC app version has somehow become more concerned with what is going on in Maryland and Virginia then news of our home town. 2) We are told a good bit about recently deceased “famous” folks around the country, but not terrible important people when at the expense of more relevant developing stories. 3) It’s as if this “paper” is without an editor. There are too many errors for the reader to grapple with. They are like speed bumps and slow down are process of reading about Virginia and Maryland far too much.
I have tried to use this app for many months, but I’m giving up. There is no search feature. Want to read a story that you’ve heard about? Good luck finding it. You can’t search for it. I wrote to the paper about its shortfalls and how to do a couple of things. Forget it. They don’t have the features, and have no plans to upgrade it. I only subscribe to the paper to access the stories online. They make me take two physical papers a week via delivery to get the best price. The app is not worth it. It’s not all the news (per customer service) and you can’t find what’s there.
Poorly organized. Takes forever to load the current day. Non-responsive. The digital version delivered via mail is much better even though it is also a little awkward to use. Local news is not local. Regularly has news from Maryland and California vs Houston. They don’t spend the effort to make it relevant to Houston subscribers.
This latest update won't let me open any articles. It brings me to a page to purchase a subscription even though I'm signed in. When I try to link my account it won't find my information.
This app doesn’t work. It won’t load content when connected to high speed WiFi. The iPad version is equally unusable: UPDATING THE CONTENT FAILED (ERROR CODE3)
I dislike the full Houston Chronicle I-Pad app. It looks like a computer info page rather than a newspaper. The e-paper looks Like a newspaper but I can’t find a way to put an e-paper on the desktop. Looking online I found an item which downloads The e-paper but despite what it said, it did not install it on the desktop for offline reading. When I click the desktop app I get only the computer info page type. Frustrating for a major city newspaper. Currently I am sticking with my Austin newspaper app which is more straight forward & commonsense approach.
I last used the Houston Chronicle app prior to the most recent overhaul, which was notorious for constant crashes. With that said, you were at least able to read most, id not all, of the articles from the print edition and houstonchronicle.com. This version looks more modern and seems to crash less, but in terms of actually getting to consume the news, it is a disaster. For starters, it seems that only a portion of the articles from the print edition and houstonchronicle.com show up in the app. Also, a number of the articles are several days old and in no specific order (older articles are above newer ones for example). Also, a large amount of articles are mislabeled as local despite being national or international news. This is a huge problem. The overall design is good but the content itself is very poorly done. Unfortunately I will be canceling my subscription since content is why I subscribe to a newspaper and this app does a poor job of providing to you with updated and properly labeled content.
Where is the digital replica view of the daily paper?
Almost useless. It’s a laborious app to hunt any news. ugh
I have problems accessing the Houston Chronicle print edition. The sign in feature is very unreliable. This should be so easy and it isn’t. Print Edition Snob