The Wall Street Journal.
100,000 - 500,000 downloads
- Handoff integrated well
- Beautiful design
- Great multimedia experience
- Disruptive ads
+ By Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Taking advantage of iOS 8, WSJ is one of the best news apps around
One of the first apps to hit Apple's store, The Wall Street Journal has recently been revamped for iOS 8. Incorporating Handoff, this really is a revolutionary news app that lets you switch fluidly between devices.
With Handoff, you can start reading on an iPhone and continue where you left off on another, like a desktop PC. The design is crisp and clean, with text at eye-piercing resolution. There are beautiful photo slideshows and full-screen video.
The ads can get in the way, and latest news doesn't tell you when articles have been posted. The service is very pricey too, and you'll have to sign up to a monthly subscription.
Subscribers Get Full Access
• The Wall Street Journal is published every morning
• Updated news throughout the day with the "Now Edition"
• 7-day archive downloaded for reading anytime, even offline
• Saved articles for later reading
All users have access to non-premium articles. A subscription is required to access premium articles (denoted by a key icon). You can subscribe to WSJ from within the app to access all content.
Plus, subscribers get unlimited access to WSJ.com and all WSJ smartphone and tablet apps included.
Removes initial registration requirement
In addition, users can now control the frequency of Now Issue updates.
Previously app was updated every 30 minutes.
Users can now change the frequency by displaying the Info screen and selecting Settings.
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Will Bessette.
Like others, repeatedly get the 70% do-loop and articles don't show in the issues. What is the point if you cant read the articles?
This app used to be slow but functional. Now it's useless. Absolutely doesn't update properly - not even if force reload of content -- new content never loads. FIX IT PLEASE
Don't know if it is amemeory management issue or what, but if I have been off line for a day or two, I need to wipe app data and cache to even get it to download the current issue. Very frustrating when I'm in a hurry to get to a flight or leave home for the office .
Uses too much memory and data. Can't save to SD card.
Easy navigation. Updates can be slow.
The WSJ app for android tablets (the version that shows the daily paper that you can swipe thru, not just the listing of articles). The app is slow, unresponsive (to page swipes) at times. Some of the content on the page (typically left column headlines) never loads. I'm still using my iPad to read the WSJ because the android version is such a poor experience.
Slow! Expect more from the WSJ. Especially as a paid subscriber to the paper and digital edition.