Great journalism but poor execution. The Globe and Mail is a great newspaper with excellent journalists and content of interest to most Canadians, including myself. Unfortunately this app falls way short of the mark. I am constantly getting "server error" messages, and cannot read the article. The website works much more reliably through a web browser, so I uninstalled the app, and instead use a web shortcut placed on my home screen.
Used to be a great app I like the Globe and Mail as a news source, but so much of the content is now locked within the app unless you're a subscriber. It didn't used to be like this. Some of the articles that are locked are free to read on the desktop webpage which is still accessible from your phone. I just deleted the app after clicking on one too many articles only to find out it was locked. At least put a symbol by each article that is locked so that people don't waste their time.
Paywall ruined this This was my top app for keeping up with news in Canada. As a US citizen this was very useful for me, and I especially loved the great opinion pieces and insight into issues facing my neighbors to the north. Now all that is behind a paywall, which means I have one less trusted, reliable news source. Going to uninstall now as this app is essentially useless for me. The NY Times at least gives you 10 free articles a month. I'm sorry Globe & Mail. You were good, but now you're unapproachable.
Rip off! Used to love it but $25 a month? For an app? I live overseas so I can't get the print edition and wouldn't want it anyway. I checked out their fees because I would have been willing to pay a reasonable amount. Sorry I'm not rich enough for the globe's tastes.
Was great. Now a scam I loved this app. It was my daily read for 4 years. But now all the posted articles require a subscription. This is NO LONGER A FREE APP, but a scam to suck money out of you. So much for journalistic pride... the Globe and Mail is just a money grab. Uninstalling.
BLOCKED ... For me this app worked reasonably well on my Note 4 and I enjoyed using it. I have no problem with a company charging for a service that they have paid for in the first place to make available to the public. However this app is now practically useless with the increasing blocking. For the time being others will be my go to news apps until they go the same route. I actually would not mind paying as long as complete FB sharing remains available. Oh well.
- We've added support for some rich media articles that were showing up as empty
- Receive breaking news notifications on your device
- Watch videos
- Login to access subscriber-only content with your Globe Unlimited subscription
- Enjoy up to 10 free articles each month or subscribe to Globe Unlimited
- Improved search functionality
- UI has been fixed for Android 5 devices
- Misc bugs and tweaks
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