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.
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.
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.
Useless Once great, now pointless. Now used only to check headlines. If I see something interesting I log into Globe's webpage. Globe 2 Go tripled in price and became far too expensive and now this useless app. Not sure who is making their business decisions but they must be losing a lot of readers. Lots of other free places to get the news. Deleting this app.
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.
Overpriced A hardcopy is worth 24$ a month. An online version with an overpriced fee isn't going to net you readers. Most folks would pay about 5 or 10$ a month. 24$ is absolutely out of the question. Who is your intended demographic with a 24$ a month price tag for online content? Especially when there are free apps to contend with? Marketing clearly hasn't done thier research.....
- 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