The Washington Post Classic

The Washington Post Classic

By The Washington Post

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-03-03
  • Current Version: 3.18.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 115.24 MB
  • Developer: The Washington Post
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 136,862 Ratings

Description

Stay informed with award-winning national and international news, PLUS complete local news coverage of the D.C. metro area. Scan top headlines for must-read stories. Get fresh perspectives on the world from Post bloggers. Save articles for offline reading in MyPost. PRODUCT FEATURES • TOP HEADLINES: Quickly browse the always updating feed of today’s news and read each story in full. • D.C. METRO NEWS: Learn what’s going on in the nation’s capitol with stories about D.C. and the surrounding metro area. • LIVE: Follow along with our live blog coverage for up-to-the-minute updates on breakng news and events, and watch live events as they happen. • BLOGS: Find out what The Post’s most insightful bloggers have to say about everything from politics to sports to pop culture. • COMICS: Browse our library of comics, and dive into our extensive archive. • OFFLINE READING: Save your favorite and must-read articles to “My Post” for easy access anytime. SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS • OPTIONS: Download the app for free and enjoy a limited number of free stories each month. Get unlimited access for just $14.99/month (first month FREE). • EXTRAS: Your subscription to The Washington Post comes with complimentary web access, as well as access to the Washington Post Classic iPad app and The All-New Washington Post App, available on iPhone and iPad. • PAYMENT: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account with the confirmation of your purchase. • AUTO-RENEWAL: Your subscription will auto-renew for $14.99 each month unless you cancel 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. The auto-renewal can be turned off at any time in the Account Settings section of the App Store. Please note, you will be unable to cancel your current subscription during an active subscription period. • PRIVACY POLICY: https://www.washingtonpost.com/privacy-policy/2011/11/18/gIQASIiaiN_story.html • TERMS OF SERVICE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/terms-of-service/2011/11/18/gIQAldiYiN_story.html

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Reviews

  • Please add comments

    5
    By FireSmack
    I love The Washington Post for its Pulitzer-winning investigative journalism, and I love this app. I just wish you would add the comments section to the app so that we could read and write comments on stories like we can on the web. Keep up the great work!
  • A little jumpy on iPad

    4
    By keith burris
    Decent app, esp. on iPhone. But a little jittery on iPad.
  • Difficulty

    2
    By sad gloria
    Every time I try to sign in I have difficulty and I just started this online subscript - I am getting fed up ... it keeps asking me to sign up for more and will not let me read what I did sign up for !
  • Nice App but would be better with reader comments

    4
    By Boris Mahoney
    This is a very nice app. It is easy to read and easy to navigate. But the reader comments are missing. I have to go to the web version in order to read the reader comments.
  • Improvement

    5
    By keengkong
    Much better than the awful app that the WP tried to force its readers to use for a while.
  • Needs a better display

    3
    By just karamel
    Love the reporting but not pleased with the implementation. I set up notices via email for “favorites” and it never fails when I click on the link, I’m reminded that I’m over my online viewing which means I literally must type in username and password every time. I also wish there was some option to only display “today’s” articles. The online edition randomly keeps stories around for a period of time which means I’m seeing the same article 4-5 times. I get it that not everyone will read everyday but there’s a convenience factor to being able to just toggle for today. That can be accomplished with the print edition but it’s not user friendly. One has to pinch/expand the page, there’s no link to the remainder of the article and it’s not linked meaning you literally scroll through pictures of the print and review the page like it’s a picture. I like the news but not how it’s displayed.
  • Great paper but a little easier on the subscriber please

    5
    By NYRoJoKo
    Wapo, along with the NYT is maintaining a standard of journalism that makes us proud in a time when unflattering news is dubbed “fake” despite being accurate. Well researched, written and edited - not much higher praise to be had. My only complaint is that the Wapo website is kind of harsh when the subscription ends. I tried to renew but forgot my password and the app was just inflexible and unhelpful, and offers limited subscription options. It makes me feel like I will just be content with my other news websites for a while, since this one is not helpful. The NYT website is much more user friendly for resubscribing, so they make me feel wanted.
  • Review

    4
    By neiabby
    As a 15 year old, it’s pretty easy to read but sometimes can be confusing. However, for the most part, the Washington Post App provides clear, unbiased, and accessible information about what’s happening around the world.
  • Scrolling makes me nauseous

    1
    By Youth of a Nation
    Why did they make scrolling through stories feel like running a ribbon of text under a distorting magnifying glass?
  • Poor upgrade: Still no customization, various glitches!

    2
    By AstroPaul
    Come on, app developers! Many issues remain with this app. Here's the major one: 1. Give users back the ability to customize which sections are in the tab bar! ALL of your previous versions permitted that and it makes a HUGE difference in usability and convenience. 2. Discovered another glitch today -- had the app's Dark Mode on for many days, turned it off, and then a pop up took over the app asking me if I wanted to *try* Dark Mode! Pretty ridiculous! Now, for the full review! ------------------------- First off, they deliberately broke the earlier, well-designed version of the Washington Post app and stopped it from functioning. It no longer updates the news! Tellingly, though, the old version still updates the advertisements! Crippling an app breaks faith with long-time users and PAID subscribers. If that isn't against App Store rules, it should be! It's fine to stop an app functioning IF there is a major security flaw-- but that's not what's going on here. The prior version still runs, it just doesn't fetch the news! Worse, though, the new version of the app has a host of problems, which is why many of us are NOT happy with the upgrade. These issues are serious enough that, unless fixed, the app is no longer worth subscribing to. Here are the particulars. ---> MISLEADING DESCRIPTION OF UPGRADE Amazingly, their description on iTunes of the upgrade emphasized that it fixed *minor* bugs. No mention that it overhauled the interface in major ways and, in the worst development, *removed* customization. ---> LIST OF MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH NEW VERSION 1. Could not believe that the recent overhaul deleted ALL of our saved stories! There went users' long-time archives! 2. A bottom toolbar is now always present, which undermines the full screen newspaper reading experience. Even worse, there is now an *extra* bar across the top, above the sections bar. This is a major step backwards. It means that the actual reading area has been reduced by nearly 1/4! 3. The surrounding interface is now jet black, which is drab and off-putting. The black-on-white scheme also makes it unsuitable for reading at night as there is a glaring white background. (Even if one inverts screen colors, the black interface elements would turn glaring white.) To the app developers' credit, they have added a dark mode. However, the choice of a grey rather than a black background was an error as it makes things harder to read. ---> 4. There is NO access to comments via the app! You have to go to the main website to see them or to comment! That undermines the social media & community aspects of the app. The informed comments of others, though, makes the paper more useful, more enjoyable, AND helps expand one's horizon beyond the articles and columns themselves! <--- 5. One of the biggest problems is that they've eliminated the reader's choice of news sections! You are stuck with what they provide--in the order that *they* decided upon. THAT'S THE KEY FIX NEEDED: Let us choose which sections we want to appear in the sections bar! That's how ALL the previous versions worked! 6. There is a way of getting to recent sections, but it's a poor substitute for pinned favorites. Oddly, it uses a two-column format -- with a *narrow* list of section names on the left side of the screen and a narrow list of headlines on the right. This is poor, inconsistent design. It's completely different from the way the paper's sections and articles are displayed on the app's home page -- in a tab bar! It has other problems, too. The recent section list constantly changes, so your oft-viewed or favorite sections keep jumping around! Worse, on the iPad, when you tap a headline, the article appears in that narrow right-hand column, which makes it harder to read. Well, there is a work around. If you remember to tap another icon first, you can make a recent section's headlines -- and articles -- appear in the normal one-column wider view! If this is confusing and sounds like a kludge, that's because it is! Letting users set up their own favorite sections on the main tab bar would obviate all of it! ---> OTHER MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH NEW VERSION Addendum 1: Discovered the other day that it fails to download many stories! Overall, it doesn't work as well as it used to for offline reading. (It used to be superb!). Truly sad! Addendum 2: It also hangs from time to time, freezing the screen. You end up having to quit the app. No other news app we use does this! Addendum 3: Discovered that scrolling through a story has become even more herky-jerky than it was before; the screen blinks! In earlier versions, the scrolling was generally smooth, though, it still jumped after a bit. This is the only news app I know of that does this! Addendum 4: Weird. They seem to have removed the classic app for the *iPhone* entirely from the App Store -- and do not let us reinstall it on the iPad. That one was quite good with pinned sections, customization of favorites, etc. ------------------------ RECOMMENDATION Please bring back the old interface -- or, at least, give us an option to choose it as a preferred theme! If sticking with this one, at least let us choose which sections appear in the sections bar. ------------------------- BOTTOM LINE We will NOT be renewing our subscription to the Post if these problems, especially the lack of customization, are not fixed! (Yes, it is that serious of an issue!) The Post app developers should look closely at the NY Times-- while a slider of sections across the top is best (the way the Post app is) -- the Times developers nailed everything else, including offline reading and smooth scrolling. Conclusion: A miserable upgrade that removed customization, combined with the dirty trick of blocking the earlier version from working! Crossing our fingers that the next real upgrade will fix these issues!

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