The Seattle Times Print Replica
By The Seattle Times
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If you love to peruse printed newspapers, you'll love this app. The Seattle Times digital Print Replica gives you easy access to the comprehensive news and information - including ads and comics - that you receive on the printed pages of The Seattle Times, all on your iPad. This digital version of the print edition makes it easy to read the region's largest daily newspaper electronically.
If you are a home-delivery subscriber to The Seattle Times, access to the Print Replica is included with your subscription. If you are not a current print subscriber, you can enjoy up to seven days of back issues of The Seattle Times at no charge.
What's New in Version 2.6.3
Updated application icon.
This is a much better experience than reading the Times in a web browser. And way more ecological than getting paper delivered.
Occasionally, the focus/unfocus on an article is a little clumsy. And it would be nice if you could actually DO the crossword puzzle, instead of just read it up close.
But, on the whole, I'd say it almost makes paying for the online edition worth it.
I haven't tried all the features yet.
I've had similar problems with being able to load the latest edition, from time to time. Not sure if this is an app problem or the content provider.
The biggest annoyance is when reading articles in full screen mode. A horizontal "swipe" motion of about one millimeter swipes to the adjacent article. It should not switch without a definitive horizontal motion. It will drive you crazy as it keeps flipping to a different article while you are just trying to scroll down.
Developers, PLEASE FIX.
Jan. 4, 2015:
Well, how about it? Do you think you can fix the problem of pages turning too easily? The swiping to the next article accidentally when in full screen mode? It pretty much ruins the experience of using this app. Imagine you were reading a physical paper in a windstorm, and the pages kept turning on their own. That's what this is like. Please fix. I had to pay for this subscription, you should make it work right.
Better than expected
I was initially reluctant about this app due to poor reviews, but glad I decided to take a chance. The interface and features are good. I like the classic newspaper look, the page turning features, and the ability to click on articles, pictures, or ads for easy readability.
Just Fine, Thank you
I am pleased with this app. It doesn't derail my reading with unnecessary "features", but supplies easily accessible links should I want them. Please don't mess it up with silly, tricky elements and useless interface "refreshes". I just want to read the morning paper, appreciating the print-like editorial and layout work, and have no pile of paper to dispose of when I'm done. Thanks.