Rich Mur.'s Review of The Boston Globe EpaperReviewed on 9/9/18 4:14 PM
“Words can't describe just how bad this app is. Downloads get hung up so that one can be waiting days for issues that never show up. The Globe should be embarrassed that it's name is associated with this piece of junk. Don't buy it.” I wrote the above review several years ago and have been assured by the Globe that the app will be improved. Now, two years later, nothing has changed, and it’s still a pig. More often than not, the paper’s already slow down-load never finishes, and I say the hell with it, and never get to read the paper. How the Globe allows this to happen is incomprehensible. Ok, it’s September, 2018, two years after I wrote the above reviews. The new app is out, and I find it much improved. In fact, I’m now reading the Globe again. The only downside is a somewhat inconsistent page turning when I swipe left, but that may be my technique. It took a while but the Globe May have mended its ways.
WJSMINNIEBILL's Review of The Boston Globe EpaperReviewed on 9/29/18 10:58 AM
Update: I continue to really like the Ap. The only complaint I have is timing of today’s paper’s availability. I am an really riser and typically up by 6:00 a.m. Often when I try to access today’s edition, it is not available. Could it b available earlier I have complained in the past about this application. This new version is much better than the previous one. The newspaper format is great and easy to navigate. I have not experienced the technical problems, others have complained about. I have never had a crash. My Ap is on an iPad.There are 2 minor problems that should be corrected. Sometimes the page swipe gets stuck and I have to press the > at the top of the page to continue. Occasionally when I try open the app I get a message that there is no Internet connection. I then reopen the Ap and it loads correctly. Old comments. I have experienced all the frustrations expressed in these posts. My recommendation is to use the Boston Globe Digital edition. It is great and does not suffer from the problems found in the AP. do not understand why nothing is being done to make this Ap usable. Read the reviews from the readers. The reason I gave it one star is because the wanted to be able comment. If a negative rating were possible, that's what this Ap deserves Is no one listening. Cannot download today's paper Will someone at the Globe please please address the continuing problems with the ePaper. It continues to be a burden to read. The 2 page spread is so hard to read. Having to zoom in and out in order to read the page constantly is tiring. The following are my posts regarding the problems with the ePaper. I spite of the numerous complaints and poor ratings, nothing has been done to fix the problems. The format and navigation make the paper too labor intensive and difficult to read. This morning I tried to read the ePaper. Although I did not think it was possible, the format has gotten worse. 2 page landscape is back. Unable to zoom in when in 2 page view. I could go on and repeat the previous comments regarding the Ap. I have a suggestion; follow the structure of the USA Today ePaper. It is easy to read,excellent navigation etc. The Globe Ap is an embarrassment. Hello, is anyone listening?. If I could give the Ap a zero star I would.
jobei58's Review of The Boston Globe EpaperReviewed on 9/19/18 2:06 AM
If I wanted to read the paper I’d get the paper. Clumsy and ridiculous. Terrible app. See the NYT.
Nancy vna's Review of The Boston Globe EpaperReviewed on 9/12/18 2:07 PM
I like the new format but may be hard to understand for some. I scroll thru the articles then open the one I am reading. An improvement.
Thunder 123456789's Review of The Boston Globe EpaperReviewed on 9/10/18 6:12 PM
From a long time reader (moved to Boston in the 80's) - took a little while, but the latest app update addressed all the issues that I'd had complaints about - I'm back to enjoying the experience of "curling up with the paper" - thank you very much!
J dog 161616's Review of The Boston Globe EpaperReviewed on 8/26/18 12:25 PM
There’s all that room across the top, yet the icons are grouped together, making it far too easy to hit the wrong icon. Do that and this will be a real improvement over the last version. Though I will never understand why you don’t let readers jump from the front page to the inside page to follow a story. Instead who have to go to that one page UI. Following links seems a natural online viewing mode that you could mimic in this app.
plathemis's Review of The Boston Globe EpaperReviewed on 8/24/18 2:09 PM
The new redesign is visually pleasing and makes it easy to access the globe’s articles. It’s now my favorite news app!
jennjr72's Review of The Boston Globe EpaperReviewed on 8/24/18 11:16 AM
This is a great app and easy to use!
C dub!!3238's Review of The Boston Globe EpaperReviewed on 8/24/18 11:06 AM
This is by far my favorite news app. Easy to use and well thought out.
kmoran1998's Review of The Boston Globe EpaperReviewed on 8/23/18 2:55 PM