I would like to use this app to enjoy reading The Detroit Free Press more, but there are technical issues which for a “paid” application should not occur. Although a subscriber, with up to date payments, I keep getting bugged to subscribe, and can’t read the Freep! Apps for The Toledo Blade, and Lima’s TV station work flawlessly. Freep’s Customer service has not helped in this matter and pushes off the problem to the Apple store subscription folks. However, the iPad says my subscription is active. So where do I go from here? Classic case of kicking the can.
The Free Press has decided to start putting stories behind a pay wall. I know they gotta make money but most of their content is subpar and can be found free in other locations.
I’ve been paying $2.99 a month via iTunes but now it appears I need to setup another separate account with the Freep app to pay $.99/month to access some content. Confusing and clumsy.
Why would you charge me a subscription fee to read your biased view of the “news”? There are many outlets to get the news for free. Lol
Too much like USA which I hate and deleted, I deleted this as well looking for another app to take its place
Many articles for subscribers only.
I just dropped my rating from Four stars to one as I believe this app is stealing data from my phone. One of the new security features of iOS 14 is to let you know when an app accessed your clipboard. Every time I open the Freep app and I have something copied to the clipboard, I get the message that “Detroit Freep pasted from...” meaning that it is accessing anything on the clipboard. There is no good reason for the app to be accessing this information.
Since I upgraded to iOS 14 on my iPhone, if I tap on a picture to read what’s connected to it, I get thrown out of the app and into my home screen which is annoying. It happens on both the Free Press and Detroit News apps. I think an upgrade is needed to your app.
The Freep does a great job presenting local news with this app. It’s very well formatted and news updates are independent of the publication of the printed paper. There is one annoying problem with the app. When you click on a photo to get a better look at something — the app crashes. Not occasionally either. Click a photo, any photo and it crashes every time. Fix it please.
There is no better way to get my daily fix of Detroit news and sports.