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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 plus easy access to all of your favorite columnists.

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 3.0.1

Thanks for your feedback on the new version of the app! Among the issues we’ve fixed in this release:

• A problem that could cause the app's scroll position to jump around frequently while reading a section
• Layout issues that caused section-fronts to look misshapen
• Issues where Crossword in the Print Edition wouldn’t load
• Various other bugs & crashes

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Customer Reviews

Different format, still broken

I like the Post. It is a good paper with good people writing for it, but the new format of the app is no improvement. Scrolling in web pages generally allows you to return to where you left off. Not here. It is always back to the beginning. When there are a dozen stories and you were near the bottom, it is a huge nuisance. Also, whenever a new story loads, it is back to the beginning again! Often I am just about to click ( tap ) on a story heading, only to have it jerked away and find myself back at the beginning. So far, all the implementations of the Wash Post app have been riddled with flaws from the beginning. This new iteration just brings new flaws and no real improvements. The only thing that keeps me sticking with it is the content. Who knows how long that will last with Bezos running the show.

Much Improved

I use this app on my newer iPad and it's mostly painless to view the 'print version' of the Post. Scrolling from page to page often requires resizing the page, as does scrolling up or down on any page, but it's a minor irritation. No crashes, very stable, easy to resize. I've been using it about 2 years and seen great improvements in the stability, but that might have more to do with getting a new iPad. I wish the paper didn't take so long to download, or that it would download automatically each morning, but perhaps I haven't found that setting yet. If they tried to take this app away from me, I would kick and scream. Gotta have my Post.

Some things need to be fixed

I thought things would get better with this app as time went on, but I see no improvement or attempt to fix the worse problems. The app still returns you to the top of the section when you finish an article instead of taking you back to where you left off. It still jumps to the top of the section for unknown reasons while you're scrolling through headlines.. It's just not stable and a poor attempt from a top (the top in my opinion) newspaper. At least the old version was stable and easy to use. Very disappointed they have not fixed this thing yet! WAPO get off your arse and fix this thing. I don't pay good money for substandard product.

The Washington Post for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated: Feb 23, 2015
  • Version: 3.0.1
  • Size: 49.2 MB
  • Languages: Dutch, En, Finnish, French, German, Hu, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
  • Seller: The Washington Post Company
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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