The Wall Street Journal.
By Dow Jones & Company, Inc., publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
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The new WSJ app is an immersive digital news experience modeled after the iconic Wall Street Journal newspaper. It brings you the latest news, as well as expert commentary and analysis from around the world, with enhanced features and visual storytelling that bring the Journal to life. And it’s all delivered through a cleaner, simpler interface so you can find the news you need, anywhere you need it.
Plus, experience WSJ content in an engaging new way with the WSJ app for Apple Watch. Get instant access to breaking news, market information and everything else that makes the Journal essential reading for people who can’t afford to miss a thing, all with just a glance at your wrist.
- A stunning visual experience with rich photo slideshows, full-screen video and interactive graphics
- Optimized performance that delivers faster load times and improved stability
- Streamlined navigation consistent with the structure of the paper, while offering quick access to breaking news and analysis.
- Multiple ways to read including the digital versions of our U.S., Europe and Asia print editions as well as the latest news from WSJ
Key Features for Apple Watch:
- The top stories you need to know right now, easily available right on your watch screen, with the ability to save and read later on your iPhone.
- Push notifications sent to you as news breaks so you'll never be the last to know.
- Market data information integrated seamlessly into accompanying stories, displaying stock performance for companies and other need-to-know items that keep you synced up with your portfolio.
Special Features for iOS 8:
- Notification Center that displays the top four stories pulled from latest news right on your home screen
- Interactive push notifications that link to a breaking news story that can be saved for later
- Start reading an article on one Apple device and seamlessly continue on another
Subscribe for $22.99 per month to receive unlimited digital access on iPad, iPhone, all other WSJ tablet & smartphone apps, and WSJ Online.
Your subscription will renew automatically each month and payment will be charged to your iTunes Account within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of your subscription is allowed during the active subscription period.
* A complimentary one year subscription to Evernote Premium is currently available only to U.S. subscribers who are eligible for WSJ+.
What's New in Version 7.1
This version fixes the top 3 crashes and makes updating content even faster and more reliable. It also adds a new Crossword Puzzles Feature on the iPad version of the app.
Work in Progress
This app gets frequent updates but always seems to have a few bugs on my iPad. It is a serviceable means to read the WSJ electronically. They have improved the layout and navigation over time but there are a couple of annoying "features". First, the process of downloading each daily edition seems to be a challenge, sometimes working seamlessly, sometimes going through a long stretch where it hangs up and never completes, or takes a very long time. Second, moving to the next page of an article requires a 'swipe left' motion, but if you start from the right side of the page and swipe left, that motion also brings up the menu to navigate to other sections or articles. My other knock is the frequency of full screen ads. I pay for a subscription to WSJ, but get full screen ads between almost every page of every article, and often the same ad over and over and over. Seems excessive to me...and really annoying when paging through to the next article.
Best version so far but more work needed
The latest version of the app is the best so far but more work needs to be done to match the NY Times in functionality and content delivery. On the plus side: quicker, easier updates; faster loading (even with all the ads); nice flexible formatting (based on screen size and orientation). On the needs improvement side: some key graphics or related article references are missing from the iOS version of the app; external links to WSJ content (from Twitter, Facebook, web) are forced to the online version of the WSJ rather than the iOS version. There is no recognition of or redirection to the iOS version. This is very frustrating - especially since I paid for the opportunity to see and read such content. These areas need improvement asap if the WSJ is to truly embrace the mobile platform rather than just look like it is.
Painfully slow app and stupid subscription model
So sick of waiting while it goes through the same slow startup sequence every time, "No new content is available", "New issue is available", "Do you want to go to new issue?" Duh. No, I opened this newsreader so I could read yesterday's news. Come on people. I subscribe to the WSJ because I want to read today's news. News sites web pages open in milliseconds. Why do we have to wait while the newsreader clunks though this dumb process every time it loads?
Second major complaint, the separation of web subscriptions from app subscriptions and inability of a way to conveniently view WSJ URLs on mobile devices. I really object to being asked to pay twice for the same content. Frequently see pointers to WSJ content on feeds like Twitter, but when you click on them, they send you to a paywall even though you have a mobile subscription. If you really want to view the content, you have to switch to the WSJ app and search for the content. Stupid.
- Category: News
- Updated: Sep 14, 2015
- Version: 7.1
- Size: 30.6 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Dow Jones & Company, Inc., publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
- © 2015 Dow Jones & Company. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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