Wash Post News App Review (iOS, Free)

(11701)

Languages: English

Seller: The Washington Post Company

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Customer Ratings

Current Version:
15 Ratings
All Versions:
11701 Ratings
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Description

Get the high-quality, trusted news and analysis only The Washington Post can provide, anytime/anywhere. Our news app for iPhone and iPod Touch brings you breaking news, politics, world news, opinions, sports, business, arts, travel, entertainment and much more! Read stories from our award-winning writers and bloggers, save articles for offline reading, customize your home page and share content through e-mail, Facebook or Twitter.

Features:
* Save articles to “My Post” for offline reading or to read at your convenience
* Share content via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn
* Customize the home page with your favorite sections and features
* Search for stories and photos

Please enjoy complimentary content items each month. For more in-depth use, please purchase our monthly, auto-renewing subscription for $14.99.

If you have a suggestion, find a bug, or want to leave a comment on the app, please email us at iphonefeedback@washingtonpost.com

Please note that the minimum supported iOS version is now 5.0.Please consult our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service for more information.

Customer Reviews

  • Great Paper

    by PJ48north

    I love the Post!

  • Excellent

    by Frankxcameron

    Unbelievable to get this much news on a mobile app. Thank you

  • WaPo mobile

    by brudannay

    Really FINE. Smooth, fast, terrific mobile app. Great news reportage, too!!

  • My go to app for news

    by Pakalani

    Keeps me inform of breaking news. App easy to navigate too.

  • A Daily Must Do

    by Surprisingly Pleased

    The online Washington Post is one of my greatest conveniences. The organization of the app and access to news is terrific!

  • It's great!

    by Audiose

    So please don't change it! The television news apps have all "updated" their apps and they are all terrible. WP - Stay the course with this great app!

  • Good news

    by Dioudodo

    I like WP better than nyt.

  • Love the app!

    by CTCladdagh

    So much better than the website for mobile use

  • Great app and great news source

    by Matt Tyler

    Great app and great news source!!

  • Great App Great Paper

    by NormaOath777

    One of this country's most important news outlets. This app works great and has great content, a must have app for every iPhone.

  • Great app

    by Blue penn

    Great source of news!

  • Great!!!

    by Nini424

    Outstanding

  • Great source for news.

    by ellipticaltime

    I like the general layout.

  • Great job on content display & alerts

    by angdwhite

    Easy access to national & global news

  • Good app

    by DanteP4

    Good app. Runs well

  • Good app

    by DanteP4

    Good app. Runs well

  • Great App

    by Judee

    This is a much improved app that also connects to my WaPiost digital subscription.

  • Washington Post App.

    by HDM-27

    Great App! Keeps me up to date on worldwide news in real time. Use it all day long, every day. Highly recommend it! If you like The Washington Post, you'll love this App!

  • Great App

    by SlappyDooDah

    Has one of the best app layouts to date - I use it more than any other news app. The news is always up to date and the format is very user-friendly. I wish more news apps were like this.

  • News-

    by yankeefan_33

    Good App! No problems!!! Thank you- yankeefan_33

  • Keeps crashing

    by Soothingoceansounds

    Settings lost with each crash/update. Please fix!

  • Constantly Crashing

    by Capitolhill

    Feb 2. Downloaded the bug fix against my better judgment - and lost all my saved articles and settings again. Piece of crap that I purchased. Look closely - three years of the same thing. Jan11. Crashed again, lost all my saved articles, and all my preferences, and have to reset it again. Jan 10, 2014. Lost all my damned saved articles again. I must reset all my preferences again. I don't understand why this keeps happening because I've been responding for years on this website and I'll never stop until they stop with these glitches. Never. Jan 9, 2014. Lost all my damned saved articles AGAIN. And each time this app resets, I have to reset all my preferences on the features I wish to read. Dec 27. Lost all my damned saved articles AGAIN DUE TO THIS APP. Except now I foolishly subscribed and pay $14.95 a month for the privilege of losing saved articles. Dec 18. Lost my damned saved articles again. Dec 15. Lost my damned save articles AGAIN. So glad I don't suscribe to this crap. Dec 11. Lost all my saved articles again. What's the point if saving articles if this app makes you lose them before you get to read them? Nov 27. Once again, it lost all the saved articles I planned to read. It just makes me incensed. Which is why I'm glad I've not had a subscription in years since they never delivered it to my front door anyway, I always had to walk down to the public sidewalk - if nobody had stolen my paper by that point. Aug 20. This app deserves one star, because every seven weeks, like clockwork, one's saved stash is deleted Because of malfunctioning. Although I understand one ought to read the articles on a routine basis, after seven weeks there is no excuse for it to be completely wiped out. This is very annoying. Clearly not a heck of a lot has changed over the years. Dec 15, 2012. Once again I open the app to find my settings reset and my bookmarked articles deleted. I hate that. Always happens at least every two or three months. Oct 16. It's stopped crashing a few months ago at long last. Although the dictionary isn't working now. Jul 17. Damned thing crashed and lost all my articles again. Jul 6. Damned thing did it AGAIN! Jun 21. Damned app did it again. Year and a half now and no fix. Jun 20. Fine except if you save multiple articles, it'll crash and won't reopen, forcing u to delete and reinstall, losing the bookmarked articles you wanted to read. Feb 24. Same crashing problem. A year now. Jan 22 - you'll need to delete and reinstall about once a week, losing all your saved articles, as I have since the beginning of the years. Crashes at least two times per reading session. See below list - it's not been fixed for almost a year now, so it likely never will. January 17. Typically crashes 2 or 3 times a read. Now it won't start up , which probably means I need to reboot, or delete and redownload. Coming up on one year anniversary of little improvement. January 1. Much better since I updated to 4g iPhone in October. Although in the past four weeks, the app has crashed at least 20 times. It's been a year. It ain't going to change. September 17, 2011. Still constantly crashes. I typically post only after about 10 crashes in a row, and only after five or ten days go by, until my frustration gets the beat of me and I feel compelled to post again. September 13. Ok on content, but very time consuming to restart the app five to ten times everytime one wished to read it, due to constant crashing that hasn't been fixed now for seven months. --------- September 7. Worth reading, but add about 25 minutes to your schedule to reboot the app due to it crashing at least 5 times while reading. ---- August 22. Crashed ten times as i tried to read articles thus evening, meaning the past two bug fixed failed. ----- August 14. Still crashes. I typically post a comment after I've had to restart the app after the 7th or 8th time. Recent update fails to fix this. --- July 24. Back to one star. Back to sick of constant crashing. ------ July 7. I've increased my rating to two stars instead of one - because I've rather become accustomed to the constant crashing while saving or unsaving articles. It's been six months. -------- June 12. If you love constant crashing, you'll love this app. And I plan to keep on reporting its failures until it gets fixed. --- June7. Sick of the crashing, especially on start up. ---------- June 1 It always crashes Sometime when i just try to log on. Sometimes when i try to save more than 2 or 3 articles. Sometimes when i try to unsave 2 or 3 articles. Sometimes when i try to access different parts of the paper. And i am going to keep urging people not to download this app until it gets fixed. ----- Annnnnnnd - still crashes. And don't waste your money until they fix it. 5/24/2011. It's been crashing since February. --------- Perhaps the crashing will be fixed at some point. Until then, prepare to reload repeatedly to read your articles 5-2. ---- I was almost inclined to report an improvement, but it just isnt happening. Still crashes, especially with saved articles. Don't waste your money until it improves. 4-21-11. --- Still crashes just as often. 3-27-11 ------- Please fix the constant crashing when trying to save or unsave articles, or just to read the thing. 3/20. ---- No change in constant crashing. Just downloaded another update. Local news, obits off limits - takes many tries 3/12 ----- After recent update, no change in the constant crashing. Crashes often after the opening title, and constantly when attempting to read local, lifestyle or obits. Ridiculous. 3/6 -------- I am so sick and tired of this app crashing. I typically reboot it 10 times a day. Please fix it. This is increasingly irritating. ---------------- In recent weeks all this app does is crash. You can't read the newspaper if it won't stay open long enough to read.

  • Very good app

    by Tommie TC

    I love having the post at my fingertips every morning. I can easily scan the top stories on my way to work/class.

  • Washington Post

    by Cnett49

    Great app!

  • Fantastic App w/Amazing Content

    by Johnny Redcon

    Works, doesn't break, always delivers.

  • Great App

    by liveive

    Very please!

  • More

    by BurntSox

    I understand you have bills to pay but I was more content was available without limit.

  • Great app

    by Metroflash

    Love it

  • Nice, but...

    by Rural Virginian

    I recommend this app to my high school students in rural Virginia as a quick, painless way to keep up with news headlines. After all, teens are always looking at their phones anyway. However, when a news story is old, remove it; don't just let it get pushed to the bottom of the list. Old news is no news.

  • Frequent crashes

    by jcr21090

    App frequently crashes on iPhone 5, at least once daily. Also every so often the app gets into an unknown state where it is claiming that it can't connect due to no WiFi or cellular connection, despite the fact that there is. Requires deleting and reinstalling the app to resolve. Happened for third time within several months just this weekend.

  • Great app!

    by Davemaso

    It's my daily newspaper and app works great. Love it!

  • Great

    by JD9736

    It's great when I'm not at home watching the news but can still know whats happening

  • This App Doesn’t Work

    by Comocean1

    This app does not work - today I finally give up. Reading yesterdays sports news - how the Caps are preparing for their game at Columbus which they lost last night - is the last straw. It is 6pm at night and I’am reading yesterdays paper. It crashes constantly, locks up, doesn’t sync and costs a fortune for a monthly subscription only to receive no support from tech support - which function didn’t work for 2 months. Save your money and read the Time. This is terrible.

  • Trick ads

    by John Corrigan

    I am writing this to complain about the ad banner that appears at the bottom of the screen in Washington Post. It shows a blue line partially crossing the screen with a flashing blue dot at the end. There is no text. If you touch this area, the App Store launch and you are taken to a jewelry game. This is annoying, misleading and should violate some sort of editorial rule. If this is a paid ad it should state who is behind it. Post, please take note.

  • WP App

    by Cbvogel

    Outstanding app! Easy to use, helps to keep me informed.

  • So-so

    by GreenwichVillage

    Having trouble seeing why the app is preferable to the mobile version, which is fantastic and has better quick navigation to sub-subjects, like books.

  • Very good app!

    by The Bat Man

    I like the layout, and ease of use. The news stories are well prepared, and are easy to read. This is the best on line news app in the iTunes Store in my opinion.

  • Good

    by Ichegoya

    Good

  • Great app!!!

    by abbumar

    It keeps me up to date on major news.

  • Good app

    by Birkan Pasha

    There is still some room for improvement but very functional and works great.

  • New user -pretty happy

    by Klfb

    Gives me the headlines - really all I want to access at this point. Happy so far.

  • Works fine

    by HirutMc

    Works we'll for me. Needs good access to internet to update. Not very customizable but I don't mind.

  • Expand Sports to Full Website Fare

    by Gburbules

    A very nice app to catch up on. Sophisticated users would appreciate access to all articles, not just a few.

  • Excellent news app

    by Gtg888h

    Even has good local coverage for DC locals

  • Pope Francis was selected Feb. 2013

    by Aloe9678

    But a story about the "upcoming" papal selection. This is a pretty good example of why I'm disappointed with this app. I LOVE The Washington Post's website, but find the app incredibly lacking. It shouldn't be featuring old news on the "front" page. And it shouldn't cut off articles--"Date Lab" might be a frivolous read, but it should be the same length on the app as on the website.

  • Devs: please remove Jewel Mania ad

    by cahruhr

    Please block Jewel Mania from advertising; they use a very deceptive and inviting "slider" consistent with the iOS 7 UI. Otherwise, great way to read the Post.

  • Constantly Crashing

    by Capitolhill

    Jan11. Crashed again, lost all my saved articles, and all my preferences, and have to reset it again. Jan 10, 2014. Lost all my damned saved articles again. I must reset all my preferences again. I don't understand why this keeps happening because I've been responding for years on this website and I'll never stop until they stop with these glitches. Never. Jan 9, 2014. Lost all my damned saved articles AGAIN. And each time this app resets, I have to reset all my preferences on the features I wish to read. Dec 27. Lost all my damned saved articles AGAIN DUE TO THIS APP. Except now I foolishly subscribed and pay $14.95 a month for the privilege of losing saved articles. Dec 18. Lost my damned saved articles again. Dec 15. Lost my damned save articles AGAIN. So glad I don't suscribe to this crap. Dec 11. Lost all my saved articles again. What's the point if saving articles if this app makes you lose them before you get to read them? Nov 27. Once again, it lost all the saved articles I planned to read. It just makes me incensed. Which is why I'm glad I've not had a subscription in years since they never delivered it to my front door anyway, I always had to walk down to the public sidewalk - if nobody had stolen my paper by that point. Aug 20. This app deserves one star, because every seven weeks, like clockwork, one's saved stash is deleted Because of malfunctioning. Although I understand one ought to read the articles on a routine basis, after seven weeks there is no excuse for it to be completely wiped out. This is very annoying. Clearly not a heck of a lot has changed over the years. Dec 15, 2012. Once again I open the app to find my settings reset and my bookmarked articles deleted. I hate that. Always happens at least every two or three months. Oct 16. It's stopped crashing a few months ago at long last. Although the dictionary isn't working now. Jul 17. Damned thing crashed and lost all my articles again. Jul 6. Damned thing did it AGAIN! Jun 21. Damned app did it again. Year and a half now and no fix. Jun 20. Fine except if you save multiple articles, it'll crash and won't reopen, forcing u to delete and reinstall, losing the bookmarked articles you wanted to read. Feb 24. Same crashing problem. A year now. Jan 22 - you'll need to delete and reinstall about once a week, losing all your saved articles, as I have since the beginning of the years. Crashes at least two times per reading session. See below list - it's not been fixed for almost a year now, so it likely never will. January 17. Typically crashes 2 or 3 times a read. Now it won't start up , which probably means I need to reboot, or delete and redownload. Coming up on one year anniversary of little improvement. January 1. Much better since I updated to 4g iPhone in October. Although in the past four weeks, the app has crashed at least 20 times. It's been a year. It ain't going to change. September 17, 2011. Still constantly crashes. I typically post only after about 10 crashes in a row, and only after five or ten days go by, until my frustration gets the beat of me and I feel compelled to post again. September 13. Ok on content, but very time consuming to restart the app five to ten times everytime one wished to read it, due to constant crashing that hasn't been fixed now for seven months. --------- September 7. Worth reading, but add about 25 minutes to your schedule to reboot the app due to it crashing at least 5 times while reading. ---- August 22. Crashed ten times as i tried to read articles thus evening, meaning the past two bug fixed failed. ----- August 14. Still crashes. I typically post a comment after I've had to restart the app after the 7th or 8th time. Recent update fails to fix this. --- July 24. Back to one star. Back to sick of constant crashing. ------ July 7. I've increased my rating to two stars instead of one - because I've rather become accustomed to the constant crashing while saving or unsaving articles. It's been six months. -------- June 12. If you love constant crashing, you'll love this app. And I plan to keep on reporting its failures until it gets fixed. --- June7. Sick of the crashing, especially on start up. ---------- June 1 It always crashes Sometime when i just try to log on. Sometimes when i try to save more than 2 or 3 articles. Sometimes when i try to unsave 2 or 3 articles. Sometimes when i try to access different parts of the paper. And i am going to keep urging people not to download this app until it gets fixed. ----- Annnnnnnd - still crashes. And don't waste your money until they fix it. 5/24/2011. It's been crashing since February. --------- Perhaps the crashing will be fixed at some point. Until then, prepare to reload repeatedly to read your articles 5-2. ---- I was almost inclined to report an improvement, but it just isnt happening. Still crashes, especially with saved articles. Don't waste your money until it improves. 4-21-11. --- Still crashes just as often. 3-27-11 ------- Please fix the constant crashing when trying to save or unsave articles, or just to read the thing. 3/20. ---- No change in constant crashing. Just downloaded another update. Local news, obits off limits - takes many tries 3/12 ----- After recent update, no change in the constant crashing. Crashes often after the opening title, and constantly when attempting to read local, lifestyle or obits. Ridiculous. 3/6 -------- I am so sick and tired of this app crashing. I typically reboot it 10 times a day. Please fix it. This is increasingly irritating. ---------------- In recent weeks all this app does is crash. You can't read the newspaper if it won't stay open long enough to read.

  • Great app

    by Argarera

    It is a very useful app. Excellent! Thank you.

  • Pretty Good

    by Mark WN

    It's pretty good. But could use improvement.

  • Best news Source out there!!!!!!

    by Proud dad 30

    I love this APP, first I trust the way they report things other news sources hide from people. No other place gives you more accurate info.

  • British Andy

    by Donald Bones

    Great app from the best paper!

  • Sweet!

    by Dhsisnxgz

    Great source for news!

  • News at your fingertips

    by Obaze60

    What a great app for news every minute

  • BardMacD

    by BARDMACD

    It's a great app to have, so that you can keep up with the news of what is happening in and with the world today, instead of finding it next week or by word of mouth.

  • Best reading app ever!!!!

    by Rohan L P

    Simplicity at its very best. Loved the contents and the language tone. Must app for any one who wants to stay in touch with events around the world.

  • Great site

    by Darnell009

    Interesting, relevant and easy to use.

  • Great App

    by JanetRu

    News breaks could be more robust.

  • Great app and content

    by Bobby from DC

    App is very easy to use and full of excellent content.

  • Nagware

    by Dirty Davey

    Nags me with a "rate this app" dialog. No good!

  • Great App

    by Mohammed Hamada

    Thanks for this app

  • Works great!

    by PhotoZ252

    Does everything it needs to do. I got it for news, and it brings me news.

  • Awesome app!!!

    by SquirelCat

    Easy to use. Best way to get your news on your iPhone. More newspapers should follow the same philosophy as The Post.

  • Rating

    by Rev. Dee

    I love this App.

  • Could be better

    by USMarine0913

    If your gonna have a mobile app you gotta BE a mobile app, send push notifications to in form us mobile users of breaking news, the app LOOKS good but beef up your push alerts.

  • Great News Stories

    by Iamkane

    This is a wonderful app. Filled with great news stories. Keep up the good work!

  • A good app

    by Killi75

    This app allows you the convenience of reading the Washington Post on your I-phone. You will need to purchase a subscription to use it to its full potential.

  • Love

    by marcushaggard

    Great app!

  • Awesome

    by Post is host

    I love this app it's everything I want and need to keep up with the news on the go

  • Well done!

    by Ses orozco

    The app has improved and is easy to use. Great job. Recommended.

  • Go To News Source

    by LeaLea1414

    I read the Post everyday. It is my "go to" paper for what is happening in the Beltway and for opinion. There is a 20 story limit per month; however, the first thing the Post sends you is an email informing you how to overcome the monthly story limit. Two more emails follow with equally important information. Love the design, too.

  • Fantastically improved app. One issue & five minor problems...

    by AstroPaul

    Great upgrade! They listened to user complaints and suggestions. The menu bar across the top for navigation is just what the doctor ordered! Smooth, quick access to favorite sections. If you remember the way the original version of the Huffington Post app operated, this is much the same! The Post has solid news coverage. This app makes it available. They even let you display the weather for your locale! (And adjust the brightness of the screen!). Just wish they would put out a similarly designed version for the iPad. One Issue The loading of sections is somewhat slow, but worse, remains slow on return to a section! Apparently, they're not caching the sections for instant reload. Major Bug Does not display top bar properly when used on an iPad! Overlays the message "Pull down to Refresh" across the section tab bar! Minor Problems 1. The Edit button to rearrange tool bar order disappears. Customization should be part of settings and especially accessible from the 3-line edit icon in the upper left of the main screen. Instead, you have to scroll to the end of the tool bar to find More and then Edit. It took many minutes of frustration to figure that out. 2. Ads are OK, so far no animated ones, but it would be good if you did NOT put them at the bottom of EVERY screen! 3. Font size controls are by a pseudo slider that really is by steps. The + - icon approach would work better! They also need one larger size for the more visually handicapped--or for those who like reading with the phone at arm's length. 4. Offline reading works well, but each section you go to, it displays the "you're not connected" message! Fine--one time, then go away! We know we're not connected!! 5. The sports section could use Orioles coverage. Go O's!! Summary But these are nit-picks. Overall, a superb upgrade and now one of the best news apps in both design and content.

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