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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 4.2

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

Bookmark :
- A previously read paper will now be opened on the page you leaved it

Restore :
- The Apple restoration process is improved. Please note that single issues previously bought cannot be restored

Vocal reading :
- While in article view, you can now launch the vocal reading of the article

Retrieve password :
- In case you forgot your password, we added a retrieve password feature on the profile page

Landscape mode on iPhone :
- You can now read the paper in landscape mode on iPhone


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Customer Reviews

Has its points, but a few things need tweaking

I got this updated version when I got a new iPad with iOS 8, and the old version wasn't supported. It took a ridiculously long time to get it to download, couldn't give it a pw, blank screen, etc., etc. the reviews really stunk and I was beginning to think that if I wanted the Globe on an iPad I'd need to keep the old one.
Somehow, though, it did work, and then the fun began. At first I had the devil's own time getting the virtual newspaper, because I believe in seeing all of it and not just lists of articles and links. You get more serendipitous finds that way. But finally, there it was. Then I had to convince the app to give me the dang paper every day. That was a bit of an adventure, too.
So I have my virtual paper, can swipe thru it with ease, and enlarge the view fine. The problem is that the ability to click on the link to the jump (and back) is gone. I finally figured out that you have to pull down the top of the window, select the page where the jump is, and then reverse the process to go back. Seamless jump-finding is gone. Why they would add an extra step to an "upgrade" is baffling.
But you get used to it, I guess. The click-to-email-this still works. I haven't figured out how to remove past issues from the iPad yet, so perhaps some bright guy will give us a way to get online help for questions like these. So... Three stars and pending.

A terrible update

I used to enjoy reading the Globe on my iPad. Now it's a chore. My biggest complaint is that the links don't work. If I notice the second half of an article, let's say on page 11, for instance, and I want to read the entire article, I can click on the article view. In this view, I can only make one adjustment to the text size instead of infinite adjustments. Then, when I'm finished reading the article and click back to the newspaper mode, it brings me back to the first half of the article, on page one. But I was I was on page 11! So annoying! And why can't I get the Sunday Globe Magazine with this new app? I could read it on the old app! This was a REALLY bad move on the globe's part and I hope someone there wakes up and fixes this messy app.

Latest update still lacking

You still can't print the puzzles or anything else that doesn't open in article mode. This is at least the third release / update of the product developed by MiLibris that has limited print capability. Please put back the ability to print screen or print page.

Additionally, the ability to read a single page in landscape mode has been lost. It's painful trying to read the epaper without constantly expanding the articles of interest.

I've also noticed that you've taken away the ability to report problems. With the quality of the product from MiLibris I'm not surprised.

The Boston Globe ePaper
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.2
  • Size: 12.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French
  • Seller:
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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