For literally every single app that has articles, including the normal Globe app, when you turn off your phone while reading an article, and then you go back to the article it saves your spot in the article so you don’t have to start over. While this may not seem like a big deal, it makes this app close to unusable and shouldn’t take too much effort to fix.
Great to read paper page by page, but when you open an article the window is completely unstable. Even touching the article can clear it. You can’t switch to another app and come back to read the rest. Why can’t the Globe find a developer who can make this concept work?
Why did the app regress and lose the audio function. I once found this function quite useful and I now miss it very much. It was a huge timesaver listening to articles while I was working out or other activities when I’m unable to look at my phone. Please restore this function and get the app’s progress at least going forward and not backwards.
This is probably the blockiest app to exist since the App Store launched. The website isn’t winning any awards but come ON! I’ll still read the articles since I live in Boston, but I can guarantee you I won’t sully my technology with such an atrocious user interface again.
One would think that by now this app would work as smoothly as other major newspaper apps. Especially since there have been so, so many negative reviews. Does nobody at the Globe read the reviews? Does nobody at the Globe care? Does nobody at the Globe take pride in the finished product? Why oh why are there still so many frustrating issues?
There is NO flow to the articles. Grade d heading to F
Excellent paper, but the app too often fails to download the paper, making it impossible to read. Customer support is terrible, and responds to complaints with idiotic advice about how to download, i.e.: press the download button.
The update has been spinning for almost two weeks. Wish I knew how to stop it and delete the app.
Maybe I’m harsh, because when it works, it’s awesome. The problem is it doesn’t always work and it;s a freaking hassle to get it running and that’s the last thing I want in the morning after I sat down and poured my coffee.
Ditto to all of the other comments about the stale design and bizarre lack of user friendliness in one of the most tech savvy cities in the world. Oh yeah, you can’t buy a single issue, you have to subscribe for a month at least. Huh?