The Boston Globe ePaper, Tufnc Mobile Apps

The Boston Globe ePaper

By Globe Newspaper Company, Inc.

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-03-20
  • Current Version: 6.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 50.65 MB
  • Developer: Globe Newspaper Company, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android | iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 2
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From 2,219 Ratings
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Description

• The ePaper is a full replica edition including articles and pages as they appeared in print, including the Sunday Comics. • The ePaper is free for Boston Globe digital subscribers and many print subscribers. Simply sign-in using your BostonGlobe.com account. • To connect your BostonGlobe.com account, enter your Boston Globe account information on the Subscriber Login page. • One-month subscriptions are available for $29.99 per month. One-month subscriptions automatically renew at $29.99 per month until cancelled* • Read stories in the Page view or Article view. • Share articles via email and social media. • Recent back issues are available for download from the archive by tapping or swiping "Archive". *Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
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Reviews

  • Design decisions make this app lag behind other papers

    By 1
    I get that some people like this faux paper layout of this app but really it is cumbersome for most users and lags in comparison to the NYT, WSJ and the WashPo. Having to decide whether to download an edition or not as the first pop up when coming to the app is annoying and wastes time. Clicking into a story causes it to go in a non mobile friendly layout where the pictures do not flow well with the story. It is also difficult to scroll from story to story, rather one has to flip through each page of the paper like it is a physical paper. I am going to go out on a limb and guess that most mobile readers do not need to replicate the flow of a physical paper in order to appreciate the stories. I am going to unsubscribe to the Globe because I primarily read my news on mobile and the experience is just disappointing and frustrating. Please modernize this app and ditch the physical paper replication. - autor:Meleetyme - title:Design decisions make this app lag behind other papers
    my rating 1 stars - max website rate 5
  • Icon sizing

    By 2
    How about you fix the icon sizing? I need a magnifying glass to see them on my iPad Pro 11. Also, why put an app support link in there at all if it leads to the Globe site where there is no app support? - autor:Kenk from ma - title:Icon sizing
    my rating 2 stars - max website rate 5
  • Because I can't give it zero stars (update)

    By 4
    Update: New app is vastly improved. Thanks for listening, Mr. Henry. How do you delete previously read old editions? Btw - Alex Cora is a nice upgrade, too! Up at five no e-paper yet again. Writing this at 6:15 still no e-paper. Did the usual delete and reinstall of app - still no luck. Yesterday app crashed froze my iPad and caused me to do yet another delete and re-install to get paper. Oh, if only I could get the hours of my life back that I've spent messing with the worst app I have ever used. Please Mr. Henry, think about your customers and their experience! - autor:Skip512 - title:Because I can't give it zero stars (update)
    my rating 4 stars - max website rate 5
  • No comments are on the app

    By 2
    Why doesn’t the app include the always-entertaining readers’ comments? It’s a strange and very annoying omission. - autor:Pause23 - title:No comments are on the app
    my rating 2 stars - max website rate 5
  • Excellent Ap timing a problem

    By 4
    Update: I continue to really like the Ap. The only complaint I have is timing of today’s paper’s availability. I am an really riser and typically up by 6:00 a.m. Often when I try to access today’s edition, it is not available. Could it b available earlier I have complained in the past about this application. This new version is much better than the previous one. The newspaper format is great and easy to navigate. I have not experienced the technical problems, others have complained about. I have never had a crash. My Ap is on an iPad.There are 2 minor problems that should be corrected. Sometimes the page swipe gets stuck and I have to press the > at the top of the page to continue. Occasionally when I try open the app I get a message that there is no Internet connection. I then reopen the Ap and it loads correctly. Old comments. I have experienced all the frustrations expressed in these posts. My recommendation is to use the Boston Globe Digital edition. It is great and does not suffer from the problems found in the AP. do not understand why nothing is being done to make this Ap usable. Read the reviews from the readers. The reason I gave it one star is because the wanted to be able comment. If a negative rating were possible, that's what this Ap deserves Is no one listening. Cannot download today's paper Will someone at the Globe please please address the continuing problems with the ePaper. It continues to be a burden to read. The 2 page spread is so hard to read. Having to zoom in and out in order to read the page constantly is tiring. The following are my posts regarding the problems with the ePaper. I spite of the numerous complaints and poor ratings, nothing has been done to fix the problems. The format and navigation make the paper too labor intensive and difficult to read. This morning I tried to read the ePaper. Although I did not think it was possible, the format has gotten worse. 2 page landscape is back. Unable to zoom in when in 2 page view. I could go on and repeat the previous comments regarding the Ap. I have a suggestion; follow the structure of the USA Today ePaper. It is easy to read,excellent navigation etc. The Globe Ap is an embarrassment. Hello, is anyone listening?. If I could give the Ap a zero star I would. - autor:WJSMINNIEBILL - title:Excellent Ap timing a problem
    my rating 4 stars - max website rate 5
  • Just silly.

    By 1
    If I wanted to read the paper I’d get the paper. Clumsy and ridiculous. Terrible app. See the NYT. - autor:jobei58 - title:Just silly.
    my rating 1 stars - max website rate 5
  • Easier and a little better

    By 3
    I like the new format but may be hard to understand for some. I scroll thru the articles then open the one I am reading. An improvement. - autor:Nancy vna - title:Easier and a little better
    my rating 3 stars - max website rate 5
  • Thank you!

    By 5
    From a long time reader (moved to Boston in the 80's) - took a little while, but the latest app update addressed all the issues that I'd had complaints about - I'm back to enjoying the experience of "curling up with the paper" - thank you very much! - autor:Thunder 123456789 - title:Thank you!
    my rating 5 stars - max website rate 5
  • An embarrassment

    By 4
    “Words can't describe just how bad this app is. Downloads get hung up so that one can be waiting days for issues that never show up. The Globe should be embarrassed that it's name is associated with this piece of junk. Don't buy it.” I wrote the above review several years ago and have been assured by the Globe that the app will be improved. Now, two years later, nothing has changed, and it’s still a pig. More often than not, the paper’s already slow down-load never finishes, and I say the hell with it, and never get to read the paper. How the Globe allows this to happen is incomprehensible. Ok, it’s September, 2018, two years after I wrote the above reviews. The new app is out, and I find it much improved. In fact, I’m now reading the Globe again. The only downside is a somewhat inconsistent page turning when I swipe left, but that may be my technique. It took a while but the Globe May have mended its ways. - autor:Rich Mur. - title:An embarrassment
    my rating 4 stars - max website rate 5
  • Pls adjust spacing in top navigation

    By 2
    There’s all that room across the top, yet the icons are grouped together, making it far too easy to hit the wrong icon. Do that and this will be a real improvement over the last version. Though I will never understand why you don’t let readers jump from the front page to the inside page to follow a story. Instead who have to go to that one page UI. Following links seems a natural online viewing mode that you could mimic in this app. - autor:J dog 161616 - title:Pls adjust spacing in top navigation
    my rating 2 stars - max website rate 5

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