Review from Alireza
Finally an update. The app looks great now and works smoothly. The previous version was just awful.
It works but just barely. The web Mobile version on a browser is visually better and is about the same speed. Font options are too small with story summaries similarly small and non adjustable. On a phone layout is good. On a tablet it's rediculasly large and difficult to navigate. There are several excellent examples of good app design for news such as the Guardian and the Globe it seems is still trying to reinvent the square wheel.
The latest version of this application is a huge improvement. Very easy to navigate. Intuitive and user friendly. If you'd always liked reading "The Globe" but hated the reading experience on your android device, you can now finally subscribe without reservations. I know I will. If they could only integrate the printed version of the paper into the app like the "Washington Post" does, it would be perfect. Other than that, I highly recommend. Well done!!!
This review is to the new 5.0 release. It appears offline reading is broken now. The option to download sections to your phone in offline reading mode is also gone. I also very frustrated with the new overhaul release. I love globe and mail and their content but the app itself is not working how I would expect it to. I can no longer download articles to my phone to read offline. When trying to open the app offline and clicking on an article, the entire app crashes and close. Usually new releases don't take away the number 1 features which customers enjoy.
The offline reading is not working, which is critical for my 1/2 hour ride on the subway in the morning. Very disappointing they can't get this right. Also, I can't seem to find the Market Index changes by going to Business or Investing Sections. At this point seriously considering cancelling my subscription....SOOOO not worth it at this point.
The recent update to the app is great. It was long overdue. There are still bugs to work out. The share, text size and save widgets don't reliably come up and search leads to mobile-site pages which are no longer logged in and in which the share buttons don't work. One is still asked to log in while already logged into the app, which is annoying.
The new update is a massive improvement. I had all but stopped reading the Globe on mobile because of the old app. But this changes that. It looks great, it's easy to use, and most importantly it actually updates with new content. Thank you!
v5.0 of The Globe and Mail app includes:
- New technology that makes it our best performing and most stable app yet
- New visual design
- Access to all sections and content
- Bookmark articles to read later, or offline
- Change the text size of the articles
- Breaking news notification
- Improved search
- Easy access to our main sections
- Purchase a monthly (w/ 1 month free) or annual (w/ 3 months free) subscription from within the app
- Already a subscriber? Just log in & start reading
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