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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 4.5

In addition to improving the download speed on Sundays, we also made :
- Optimizations for iOS9
- Optimizations for the reader on all devices


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Customer Reviews

Getting worse all the time

I have been using the e-paper since it was first introduced. Because the print paper was never delivered to me in time for me to take it to work, I switched to the electronic. I like it because it is a replica of the real paper, showing layout, ads, etc. I depend on it for my commute. Ever since they switched to the new version I have had nothing but trouble. Most days it won't download; the download button isn't active. Nearly every day I have to either log out and back in again or delete the app altogether and reinstall it, and even then I don't always get my paper. I have contacted support countless times and have never gotten a response. I just want to read my paper in the morning, and the website is just not an option. It's not the actual paper, just a few articles picked out and it's very hard to navigate. You can't actually see what's in the paper and you don't get the contents of every section. I wish the Globe would put some serious work into the e-paper because it's an excellent idea and they have pretty much made it the only option if you need your paper first thing in the morning. But this new version is a mess.

Very pleased with the current clean 'old school' version

I have used every version of Globe electronic edition over the past 10 years or so, with mixed results. I have to say I am very pleased with the current version! It's look and feel has gone 'back to basics' with the old school page layout that simply looks exactly like the print version. Instead of alternate views of articles and adjusting fonts, I simply tap to zoom and drag to pan, just like with the real paper.
To continue with an article on another page, I just read what it says and use the navigation at the top to get there. (I almost wish it linked to the continuation page, but I appreciate the simplicity and cleanliness of not having the embedded link.)
The paper downloads smoothly, and reading is fine on my somewhat old first-gen iPad Mini.
I'm as happy as I've been with my Globe subscription in a while. I get home delivery on Sunday only for the coupons/circulars and Globe Magazine, and read the paper any day I want on my iPad.

I think you got it right this time Globe. Retain your best columnists and reporters and I will remain a subscriber for a long while.

Where's the Sunday edition?

I wrote this review a year ago, and they still haven't fixed the issue: the Sunday Globe will not download. I've been trying for two hours. STUPID and not very respectful of people who pay for a service. John Henry, can't you get anything right? (Don't get me started on the Sox organization!)

This new edition of the app is no better than the previous one. And there is no Sunday edition in the morning! Last Sunday it appeared in the evening. This is just unacceptable. Also, I had to search long and hard to find the Sunday Magazine which was not on the queue. Today it is Sunday morning, and again, no Globe today for you!

Add all this to a clunky system for reading the paper and awful small print on my iPad, and you've got an unhappy customer.

The Boston Globe ePaper
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.5
  • Size: 11.7 MB
  • Languages: English, French
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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