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What's New in Version 2.3.6
This version fixes an issue with the "Save to Pocket" feature.
Painful to use
Some apps download a whole day's "issue" when you open them up. Not Salon. Leading to this question: Why must the app fetch its content from the server EVERY time I click on an article, leaving me with, at best, a second or two of blank screen while I wait? At worst, this also means that if I have no signal, I get nothing to read. Even if you find the buried command "download for reading offline," and choose it (EVERY time you might want to read offline) the app tells you "I couldn't be bothered downloading a bunch of stuff, including pictures for all the articles, so every time you open an article you have to wait, and burn through cell phone data so I can do what you asked me to do earlier." Not to mention, if you try to read offline, the app also plasters across the screen, on top of what you are trying to read, "not connected to the internet" whenever you are- yes- not connected to the internet. Duh.
Trying to use this app is like having a very annoying and not very bright intern...
Very disappointing, feb 2014 still disappointing
Neither the Salon website nor this app show much in the way of elegance or style. The app starts as a group of picture boxes and you are expected to Scroll through...seemingly endless boxes with mostly uninteresting topics--like most people I don't read everything. Very little descriptive info, just endless pictures with brief headlines.
This is the most boring news/magazine app. No index of current articles to speed navigation. Print face is too small and not enlargeable--a common problem with ipad apps.
Having read Salon since the start I know they can do better...or can they?
Feb 2014 update:
Print size problem is better; better format; but unable to comment from ipad--won't let me sign in. A triumph of style...
Love this app!
Outstanding fact-based journalism. If you're used to just accepting whatever Fox says but are just now reading non-fiction, you'll learn that the Earth is round, and that Pope Francis is not a Marxist - among other things
- Category: News
- Updated: Dec 17, 2013
- Version: 2.3.6
- Size: 3.1 MB
- Languages: English, Basque, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese
- Seller: Salon Media Group, Inc. Apps
- © 2012 Salon Media Group, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.