Where is today’s 9/22 epaper download?
One of the worst apps ever. I regret that I even considered downloading it. I even tried to change my BostonGlobe.com to receive my subscription into my email inbox like I always had before. The main problem is with trying to get help from the individuals who don’t know or don’t care about whether or not the customer is receiving the news source which I originally was happy to receive. I know that everyone is having problems with everything because of this pandemic. However enough is enough for the continuing excuses for that reason! For the first time since I purchased this news source I am now subscribed to other news sources that I don’t have any problems with at all!
Please reinstall the vocal reader ability that previously was available on earlier versions of the app. Usually when apps evolve they tend to add to and improve and in this case I feel this was misstep leaving out a very useful function. In this day of multitasking and a faster paced society I found the function invaluable to be able to listen to articles as I was able to get other things accomplished.
You want to see a real newspaper app? Washington Post. God forbid you might slide the page to the side a bit. Surprise! Start over. I can’t believe John Henry can’t do better than this. Doesn’t want to do better than this. Maybe he can’t afford a real app, has to get payroll under the luxury tax threshold. Too bad there isn’t a no-stars choice.
After downloading an edition I’d like to be able to take my iPad elsewhere to read it off line. Before allowing me to read the paper The app insists on refreshing the already downloaded edition which it cannot do when off line. In this context What is the point of downloading? Why must it refresh a static edition?
Latest version of App changed all of its menus to French and no language option to change it back.
Even after the many versions, the implementation is still a mess. Links that are supposed to give you a “pageview” so you can read the whole article instead of having to navigate the page jump frequently don’t work in a particular issue. And, all too frequently, the issue will simply not load and you have to keep trying hour after hour of the day to even get your newspaper.
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?
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.