Introducing the Springfield News-Leader Print Edition app, where subscribers can read the Springfield News-Leader on an iPhone or iPad with all the stories, photos and ads shown just as it appears in print. Subscribers can use their current account login to access current and back issues.
-bug fixes and enhanced stability.
Ratings and Reviews
The News-Leader really needs to get down to business and take care of their app. There needs to be better improvement and more frequent improvement overall.
1. The print resolution needs to be legible at a small scale rather than making it a scalable resolution.
2. The app just isn't as smooth running as it should be. Lot of jitteriness when pinching and zooming.
3. Needs to have more iPad Pro features. Reading news papers and magazines on the iPad Pro is great as long as the dev builds the app which can take advantage of those awesome features.
I still cannot give this app a rating above 2 stars because of the lack of interest from the News-Leader in making a good app which customers like and can take advantage of the powerful features the iPad has to offer these days.
The customers pay for digital papers but gets a lot less in return in how the digital paper is consumed.
Update: September 8, 2018
It’s obvious that the News-Leader really doesn’t take any effort in what their customers have to say about their app. Still has some of the terrible problems from two years ago. Terrible. News-Leader...hire someone to build a profession app!!!!
Love the print app but was very upset when travelling in France a few weeks ago and was re-directed to a European USA Today news site and nothing from News Leader. I want to keep up with the news from home, I can get my world news from many other sites.
I purchased a digital subscription to the Springfield News Leader. It never worked with any consistency. Most days I could not login. I finally became frustrated and sent an e-mail to cancel the subscription. I didn't receive a response and they continued to charge me. I sent a second cancellation request to a different e-mail address and received a reply asking me to send the original e-mail again. I did. No reply. I sent a followup e-mail. I received a reply stating they didn't receive my e-mail. I sent it again. I received a reply stating they couldn't issue any credits even though the app didn't work because I sent the cancellation to the wrong e-mail address but they would cancel my subscription that day. The following day they charged me for another month. Then a month later they refunded a small portion of the additional charge. Extremely poor customer service. Thankfully it's only $8 per month so I'm not out a lot of money but I certainly feel cheated...because I was! I would recommend not giving them access to charge anything automatically or you may be paying much more than you should for much longer than you should have to pay.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.