New format... work still needed Thanks for moving the buttons that blocked the text but the format is still sub par. I dislike the black, wide margins and inability to access the main menu from articles. Why does it keep asking me if I want to toggle to night mode? This should just be an option that changes the screen automatically if turned on. Pease look at NYT and WSJ formats for guidance.
Nice, but I wish I could see online comments. Also to many notifications I like the new app design, but there are two problems. First, whenever I get an alert, it shows as two notifications. One showing an alert for the relevant article and one showing all alerts I haven't yet dismissed. I'd prefer to receive just the article alert. Second, I enjoy reading the online comments on the website, and I wish they were visible in the app. Even better would be if I could comment as well.
favorite sections list STILL won't save Despite cosmetic makeover the new update STILL has the bug I reported months ago! when I pin sections to personalize my list, it only retains those sections until I close the app and reopen it, then it reverts to the default, incl sections I unpinned. Really annoying, please fix this!
The latest app version is great I was seriously considering deleting this app as it was huge. Almost 1-gb! I was running out of space on my Galaxy S4. However this latest version is much smaller and seems to work well. As was pointed out by others the app is not free. You need a subscription to the Post.
(11/08/2016) The Nov 7 update has made it worse, 12% battery consumption overnight when phone not in use -- (11/01/2016) New update is consuming way too much CPU capacity according to SysteMon (a top like utility), is draining battery at an unacceptable rate (> 9%), and is crashing regularly in some cases requiring a phone restart to get it running again. Not good!
Is it worth the effort? Early this month I was offered, a generous 1 year complimentary subscription to WP. The App locks me out and demands I upgrade to a paid subscription. Have sent an email appealing for help twice over the last week and have not even received the promised automated response. I like the idea of news from over the pond unfiltered by the UK press, but on the WP's customer service performance I wouldn't risk paying for a subscription. Otherwise a reasonable app on my Galaxy Tab S2.
This update is a major release, with a brand new design and article layout, a new alert dashboard with customizable alert feeds, sections that load up to 10x faster than before, and hundreds of other bug fixes and improvements.
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