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We have been reworking and polishing the app to make it faster and more customizable. There is new ability to customize what alerts you receive. Keep an eye out for that feature as it appears within the app!
Ratings and Reviews
Works well enough not great
On a laptop the site works well. If you’re a paid subscriber and access it via the email links you still have to login, hence a 3 rating as it works but not great. Clearly the RTD organization is attempting to embrace the digital age, but have not learned to listen to and make digital functional improvements. It will be interesting to see if they can do it in time to survive.
I am a full-time subscriber of RTD and signed up for the E-edition. It's frustrating to try to watch your breaking news blurbs and you tell me I have read my complimentary 10 and then I have to log in to see more. Is there any way that you can automatically recognize your patrons of 52 years? We love reading RTD when away.
A web app - not a newspaper app
The Cousin's Bff
I use the RTD app as a way to read the articles that I choose to follow from the alerts I get. It is convenient for that use. As for reading the latest news that would have been in the newspaper it is not the experience I am looking for. I will not use this app as a regular way to get news.
Family SharingWith Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.