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The Boston Globe ePaper

By Globe Newspaper Company, Inc.

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The ePaper is a full replica edition, including every article, and page as it appeared in print, including the Sunday Comics.

• The ePaper is free for Boston Globe print or digital subscribers. Simply sign-in using your account. (See details below.)

• In iOS 8, the ePaper will automatically download each day's edition to your device by 4 a.m. To enable this go to the app’s settings and choose “automatically download last issue.”

• Single issues can be purchased for $0.99 without a subscription.

• One-click in-app subscriptions are available for $14.99 a month.

• Read stories in the replica 'Page View' or as text and photos in 'Article' view.

• Share articles via email.

• Recent back issues are available for downloading.

• To connect your account to the iPhone app:
Click on "Settings" gear in the top right corner
Click on "My Account"
Enter your account info

• To connect your account to the iPad app:
Click on "Settings" gear in the top right corner
Click on "My Account"

What's New in Version 4.4

We made minor optimizations to the article mode and on the catalog page.


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Customer Reviews

Update: Beware no globe magazine available on e paper

Based on recent reviews and personal experience, I am not upgrading to this version! For a while it improved. I will say that Parade Magazine is now available. I was also. For a while, able to read the Globe Magazine in paper view along with my slow to download paper. Now, the Globe Magazine, one of my favorite parts of the paper, is no longer available. I can find some of the articles on the internet, which takes away from the magazine experience. Considering the money I pay for my subscription, this is unacceptable. Why doesn't the Globe respond to any of the poor reviews?
Previous review:
First, it's 9:00. Where is my Sunday paper? This e paper is tied to my paper subscription. I rely on it while my family members read the paper copy. I will say emphatically that I loved the previous version. This update, however is terrible. It crashes. It lacks many of the features I previously enjoyed. For example, I found out how to separately download the regional sections after considerable trial and error. However, the Parade and Globe Magazines are not available on the e paper app!!! There are no tutorials explaining this. I also can no longer continue reading an article by touching the "continued on " page number / no more hyperlinks. General navigation through sections is more awkward. I am considering giving up on it altogether if it does not improve. Take my advice and do not update your Globe e paper!!

Nice app when I can actually download today's edition

The good: The app is easy to navigate and gives you the experience of reading the paper on my iPad. Simple interface. You can also view complete stories in a list format.

The bad: I am unable to download the current edition more than 25% of the time - even on my home wifi. The download starts, inches ahead a bit, and goes to Waiting or Paused status. This performance is completely unacceptable. Either add more bandwidth for downloads or allow auto downloads. There's an option for auto downloads but it doesn't work (nor did it work in the prior version).

In the prior version, there was an option to navigate to the rest of the story if it was continued on another page. For some reason, that great feature was removed. Please re-add it.

I use this app as I have little other choice. Fixing the couple of issues above, and it'll be great.

Don't download the update

I generally love this app when it works properly. The way it digitizes the physical paper makes it a unique balance of old and new newspaper tech.

And The Globe still has, hands down, the best sports section in the US.

However , the Sunday edition rarely loads before Monday, no matter what I do. It's a robust edition. There's a lot of news there. We get it. But as others have noted, the download pauses, hangs, and won't work in the background. That was never an issue before the upgrade.

The Boston Globe ePaper
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.4
  • Size: 11.2 MB
  • Languages: English, French
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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