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The Boston Globe ePaper

By Globe Newspaper Company, Inc.

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Description

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 BostonGlobe.com 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 BostonGlobe.com account to the iPhone app:
Click on "Settings" gear in the top right corner
Click on "My Account"
Enter your BostonGlobe.com account info

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

What's New in Version 4.1

We are listening to your feedback, and have added new features

Printing
- You can print an article. Tap and hold on your article to open in article view. Look in upper right corner for the box/arrow icon. Click this icon, where you will see the option to print an article
Restore
- The Apple restoration process is improved. Please note that single issues previously bought cannot be restored.

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Customer Reviews

Nice update, horrible service

Once I figured out how to get to the reader view, I decided I like this update. It's easy to click around and get your articles, although you do lose that newspaper feel.

I'm giving the update one star because of their crappy customer service. They don't ever seem to be able to launch a big update without completely screwing up people's login info. So I was forced to have to buy my issues online until they got their act together and they flatly refused to give me a credit on my account, saying "We just don't do that." I was told that I could read the ePaper online by a clueless rep who didn't seem to understand that they MESSED UP MY CREDENTIALS so thoroughly that I couldn't even log into my account to do that. It's not a big deal in the larger scheme of things (only $3); it's just the principle of the thing. If you screw up, you shouldn't make your loyal customers pay for your mistake.

Update: Every week there is another problem. I have yet to be able to get my Sunday Globe on time, and the only response from customer "service" is, "Sorry, try again later."

SECOND UPDATE: I am at the end of my rope. Ever day it takes half an hour to complete a download (if it works at all), involving multiple starts and stops, re-installations, you name it. This is just not worth the hassle. Don't these people have any pride in their product? Why is this app so broken and sucky? Why do they hate their loyal readers so much? Why does NO ONE care?

Gutenberg had better technology

The app crashes for no reason several times a week. Almost daily. You have to download the newspaper all over again after it crashes. If you are away from wifi when it crashes, you are out of luck. No paper that day!
I have been a life long Globe subscriber. I have been an iPad subscriber since it was made available. I have always been able to use the jump link from the end of the section of story on the beginning page to the page where the end of the story is, to continue reading, and then jump back to the start page to peruse the remaining stories on that page. You can no longer jump to the end section of the story. You have to scroll through the pages to find the end and then scroll back to the beginning. This is actually clunkier than the physical newspaper and not a user friendly experience. You have to really want to get the news to go through this level of inconvenience.

Needs Work

The new app from miLibris shows some potential. It's fewer options should help avoid the bugs of the previous ereader.
There are two serious problems with the new app, however.
On a number of occasions since the Globe switched to using miLibris, it has been difficult to download the day's epaper. I attribute the problem to insufficient server capacity at miLibris.
A serious app limitation is the inability to select one page per screen in landscape mode. I was using the previous app to read the Globe on an iPad mini. It worked quite comfortably. When the new app came out, I had to buy a full-sized iPad so I could use portrait mode to read one page per screen. I would still prefer to use landscape mode, but only one page per screen. There is no option to select that mode, however.

The Boston Globe ePaper
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.1
  • Size: 12.3 MB
  • Languages: English, French
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

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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