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The Washington Post for iPad

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The Washington Post for iPad brings together trusted reporting, insightful analysis and immersive multimedia in a package that's optimized for your device. Explore a digital edition with up-to-the-minute reporting and commentary, a complete replica of our print edition, more than 40 comic strips, easy access to all of your favorite columnists plus Post TV — our hub for compelling news video.

Please enjoy complimentary content items each month. For more in-depth use, please purchase our monthly subscription for $14.99 – the first month is free!

*** Once installed, you will find this application in the Newsstand folder on the iPad home screen. The icon will appear like the image of your daily newspaper. ***

What's New in Version 2.4.1

What's new for 2.4.1
* UI updates
* Fixed issues related to reading Print Edition
* Bug fixes

A faster app that's easier to read — that was our goal for this upgrade. We've switched from HTML5 to iOS's native framework, and we hope you'll like the results:

* Faster-loading articles and galleries
* Consistent scrolling experience across all articles and blogs — No more swiping to page 2 of an article!
* Better support for inline media — You can play a YouTube video or reply to a tweet, all in a native experience
* Improved app stability — Fewer crashes, especially on iOS5 and iOS6
* More reliable offline reading capabilities
* Crisp retina-optimized images, including in galleries
* Smaller storage footprint for the app

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Customer Reviews

Update to my entry yesterday

I would like to provide an update. If I select MyPost, the App still either freezes completely or takes several minutes to open. If and when MyPost does open and if I wait several minutes, a sidebar opens with my favorite blogs menu. If I wait longer, below that menu, not in a separate tab as before, are my saved articles. Perhaps, the update had to initialize MyPost. However, it is very slow, when and if it opens.

Regarding the Subscription Type issue, this appears to be an artifact of the download, since my subscription is still working today.

Let us hope that the good programmers at WP can fix our highly valued news source soon.

A few serious problems

I get the Post on my IPad because I read it on the Metro and it's more convenient, but not less expensive than getting it in paper form.

I have two major complaints. The first is that the car section is not in the paper I received in IPad form on Sundays. I love reading the car reviews but the entire car section is not there. The second complaint is that the Washington Post magazine has various pages that are landscape rather than portrait and getting them to the right size to read properly is practically impossible.

These should be easy to resolve I can't believe spending $15 a month that they have not been addressed yet.


This app is a disaster. In their infinite wisdom (and greed) the folks at the Post now don't provide credit if you suspend your newspaper on a "vacation stop" because you can "access all the features" on-line. What they neglect to realize (or care about) is that not everyone has access to the internet when they are "away," say in a foreign country or or the hospital. Additionally, this app is SO huge is takes up a ridiculous amount of storage space. Never mind about the crashes.

The Washington Post for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated: Apr 05, 2014
  • Version: 2.4.1
  • Size: 44.6 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
  • Seller: The Washington Post Company
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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