The recent update to this app has done what I would have thought was impossible. I will now be reading the New York Times more frequently than the Wall Street Journal. The new program does not allow reading offline. I was told I would need literally to download and to save each article I would like to read offline while I have internet access. For those of us who, for example, take trains that have mediocre and only intermittent wireless access, being able to read the paper off line is a must.
I used to have a subscription to WSJ but being a millennial the paper version is so 90s. The app was garbage early on and five years in it is finally... Meets expectations. Not exceeds. I see they borrowed a bit from the nytimes app. So I resubscribed. The war for the survival of news will be how you keep up with the times... Not how you continue to be for stodgy old white men who have to read the paper because they're not used to phones. Update May 2017: they got not only better, but great. This is now my go to app. Props to WSJ for listening to feedback and making things better. Updating review to five stars. I now prefer this over nytimes.
I am updating my review to 4 stars. I have been a digital subscriber to WSJ for years: Palm, Blackberry, and now Android. Their Readers/apps have never worked well until this one in June 2015. Before this review edit I had suggested staying away from the annoying mobile app and just using your browser. But things have flipped. The app has greatly improved. WSJ content has always been an A. IT now gets an A as well.
Absolutely worst news reading app, and I have 5 of them. Looked today and app has 3.2GB of data (yes gig). Why? No easy way to read comments or monitor reading progress within an article. The more I use it the more I realize how basic the app is; can't even adjust size of text. Come on, the app degrades the quality of the content. Update2: Terrible, some articles make you log in again. POORLY WRITTEN APP.
Tolerated the app as being marginally more convenient than the website, but now it insists I don't have an account. I assure you I do, and I can log in through my browser (or read the physical paper delivered daily to my doorstep). I think it's about time to delete this app. Serves no function.
Revised review: A huge storage hog on your phone, unless you have lots of free space it will be a problem - takes 2.75GB on my Galaxy S5 . As long as you can afford the exorbitant price for a subscription this is a great app. Been enjoying the wsj for a year plus now, great, comprehensive news reporting. Gave 2 star rating for the storage issue.
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