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The Washington Post
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The Washington Post

Android version
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9 / 10
Users note
9 / 10
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Team review

" Read breaking news. "

The application has not yet detailed description, however the team assigned the note of 9 / 10. This note is based on the following criteria: Quality, Usefulness, Ease of Use, Privacy Concerns of user data (depending on the permissions required)..

The app is compatible with most Android devices running on.

Its weight is very light, less than a megabyte is sufficient to store and operate.

Its number of downloads in the Android Market (Google Play) is quite low. The application is either new, or limited to a specific area that only a few users are interested in.

User reviews

40 users have given their review on The Washington Post.

Negative review Uninstalling by anonym
I'm dropping this from my phone due to the 10 article limit. 1/5
Negative review 10 Article limit by anonym
Dropping now because of the 10 Article limit. Great app but dissapointing they changed it. If they go back to the original I will re-install 1/5
Negative review Sucks by anonym
I like the WP but why pay for an app that doesn't even work? 2/5
Neutral review Good when it works by anonym
I like reading the articles, and the diversity of opinion in the blogs, but the app keeps crashing. When it does crash, I keep getting notices even after reporting the crash. I'd rate 5 stars if it would stay up. 3/5
Negative review NOT WORKING! ! by anonym
The app keeps stopping since the last update two days ago. I can't even get through an article before it crashes. FIX THIS!!!! Ben Bradlee would not put up with this!! Samsung Galaxy S4 1/5
Negative review Used to be my go-to news app by anonym
Changed to a 10 article per month limit. Banner ads not enough? I get that a profit needs to be made, but I will switch to Feedly and other third-party apps to redirect and get the articles for free. Just seems like a silly move. Uninstalled. 2/5
Negative review Uses an obscene amount of background data by anonym
Since the latest update (10/20/2014), the app is using an obscene amount of background (cellular) data, 10-15MB *per day* when it should only be updating over WiFi when I use the app. I don't even use the app every day, and yet it is still using that much data? Uninstalled. 1/5
Positive review by anonym
I get it 5/5
Negative review by anonym
Buggy and badly dysfunctional 1/5
Positive review Good by anonym
Very informative 4/5
Positive review by anonym
Great! 4/5
Positive review Washington Post by anonym
Practically a newspaper of record. Provides accurate in - depth investigative reporting and a cornucopia of interesting features. 4/5
Positive review by anonym
Great. I pay for the paper on Desktop. 5/5
Negative review Pay to read? by anonym
Annnnnnnd deleted. 1/5
Negative review Will not install completely. by anonym
Cannot install on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S. It stops at 94% 1/5
Neutral review Pretty Good, but by anonym
Some issues. Headlines have some funkiness, and hard to personaluze. 3/5
Positive review Best news ap by anonym
Only one worth paying for 5/5
Negative review Can't justify price by anonym
I'll miss you WaPost. I've really enjoyed reading you over the years. But I can't justify paying $15/month for the news. I'll have to find a free/cheaper alternative even if it's not quite as good. 1/5
Negative review No more insult... by anonym
If you insult my religion insult more my or my friends support..boycott.. 1/5
Negative review Poor software by anonym
The app crashes more often than not on my galaxy. 2/5
Negative review App crashes constantly on HTC One M8 by anonym
I enjoy the contents of The WP however this app must have a serious bug. The WP app crashes constantly on my HTC One M8 with the "WP has stopped working" msg constantly being presented. . I have de installed and re-installed many times. Sometimes the msg pops up several times an hour. It has gotten so bad that I am doing a final uninstall. Will read from a Web browser from now on. If this is a general problem with the app, it's a shame WP is allowing such buggy app to turn their name into mud. 1/5
Negative review $14.99 per month, really??!!! by anonym
Great articles but there is no way it's worth $14.99 per month. WP needs to better understand its market in today's digital world on top of reaching out to a wider audience (like those overseas) who may not be able to afford the monthly payment. I'm uninstalling this app. 1/5
Negative review Pay? by anonym
Start reading and it says its just a trail and i need to pay, so its a waste 1/5
Negative review Unfortunately the WP App has stopped by anonym
Almost all the time I try to use it. 1/5
Positive review Better with each release by anonym
Best news app I've seen, and I've tried them all. Speedy and good navigation. 5/5
Negative review Why by anonym
Love reading the Washington Post but this ten article limit sucks. Come on man !!!!!! 1/5
Negative review Data hog by anonym
This will burn through your data. I have 2.6.13. All notifications and synchronization options are off. Yet it burned through 27 MB of data in the last 24 hours and I haven't used it in over a week. Second highest data usage behind Chrome and ahead of Gmail, Facebook and all of my other news and weather apps 1/5
Negative review Uninstalling by anonym
It has taken 30% of my battery today and I haven't even looked at it. Beware. I'm using a galaxy note 4 1/5
Negative review Battery drain by anonym
Hadn't even opened it once and it was draining my battery.35% of battery usage was WP app. I had to delete it before even using it. 1/5
Negative review Is there a good news app out there? by anonym
I thought I had finally found an excellent news app in the Washington Post and take it from someone who has gone through almost every news app trying to find one that updates news regularly and has good writers, and is all around a great news app, but I was wrong. If I have to pay $14.99 a month, it would be nice if the stories were not days old and were more up to date. Not paying $14.99 anymore! 2/5
Negative review Ridiculous Fee, Greedy by anonym
You were making money off me already with ads now you think your little app is worth $15? Sorry you've just lost any money you could've made by being so self serving. News needs to be free and there's plenty of other places for me to get it. 1/5
Negative review Storage hungry by anonym
Lately, I've noticed a lack of storage on my device. Turns out this app was using nearly 4 GB(!!!) Clearing the data usage works, but seven days later and the usage is back above 1GB. Subsequently it settled at about 750 MB, so this may have been a transitional issue.??Also, the app stops unpredictably when the internet is not available. 2/5
Negative review Just went Paywall by anonym
I enjoyed this app until they started asking me for money. Go elsewhere for your 'news' 1/5
Negative review Needs option for SD card by anonym
Would be a great app except there is no option to move cache data (often near 300mb) to my SD card. 1/5
Positive review Great News Source by anonym
This app is next best thing to the actual tactile product. 5/5
Negative review I shouldn't be paying for the news by anonym
I've had this app for about six years now, and have enjoyed it about until a couple months ago. Now they want me to pay for have the news paper Rediclous. 2/5
Negative review It is $14.99 a month app. by anonym
For me internet means free access to the information which is available to one and all, all over the globe. Washington post is deviating from that stand and has chosen to charge $14.99 a month for there app which I find illogical. In this part of the world where most people earn less than $5 a day how on earth they can subscribe by paying $14.99 a month when 10s of news sites are available free if not thousands of them, some of them with as good article as on WP. So good luck to WP, I am uninstalling. 1/5
Positive review Good journalism costs money by anonym
This is to all the people complaining about paying for the newspaper. To get good journalism you need to have good journalists and guess what?... Good journalists need to be paid for their services. Sure you may be able to get decent news elsewhere for free at the moment. The main reason for this is that there are a lot of good unemployed journalists willing to work cheap. But this will not last. As people realize that journalism no longer pays, less and less of our best and brightest will enter the profession. Good journalism will die and we will all be worse off as a result. So please, if you can afford it, support good journalism and don't whine about 50 cents a day for the newspaper. 5/5
Negative review App is buggy by anonym
Good news cost money. My gripe is not with cost. Tried app for three weeks and found not all news sections would update, even when attempted manually. If I can't get new news the app is useless. Canceled subscription 1/5
Neutral review Goodbye, App by anonym
I used to be able to read unlimited articles on here for free. Now you get 10 free articles before having to pay for subscription. It's a shame, because The Washington post's unique position and approach to news is a vital service to the United States. I don't really blame them, I know they are on a tight budget these days, but I can't afford it either. Oh well, so long, App. 3/5

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