Bad App Reviews for The Wall Street Journal.

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Sten Strangman - Although I have "auto download every 30 minutes" selected the Now edition starts to ...

Although I have "auto download every 30 minutes" selected the Now edition starts to refresh itself almost every time I try to use it. This takes minutes, not seconds, to occur nd I have to wait for this to happen to be able to read it. By the time it loads I've moved on to another news source. This makes my subscription all but useless

Date: Device: Version 1.6.2.4 using The Wall Street Journal.


Mike Connolly - Worthless on Galaxy S2

This app is seriously non functional on a tab2. It goes into a loop and is unable to open any downloaded edition. A major disapointment in moving from an Ipad. I really hope they get this working!

Date: Device: Version 1.6.2.4 using The Wall Street Journal.


Dan McGrath - Won't work on my android tablet

It wont even download a single edition. Useless.

Date: Device: Version 1.6.2.4 using The Wall Street Journal.


Paul Swirhun - Pretty bad on tablets

Changes the article you're reading if you just touch the screen but do not swipe to the next page. Data usage is exorbitant... many GB per month. It is always downloading the "now" paper in addition to just downloading one per day. There is a lack of settings to adjust any of these behaviors. Also lacks comments, videos, certain sections available online through a browser. Download is extremely slow: either a bloated format or really slow WSJ servers.

Date: Device: Asus Nexus 7 with version 1.6.2.4 using The Wall Street Journal.


d jerome - Frustrating

How did this pass "acceptance" testing?

Date: Device: Version 1.6.2.4 using The Wall Street Journal.


David Kelley - Download Doesn't Work

I have had the WSJ app for Android for at least 6 months, probably longer. It doesn't work. My tablet is wi-fi only, so the paper has to download before I leave the house so that I can read it during my commute. Most frequently it won't download at all. At other times it will download a portion of the paper, but not enough for the paper to open on the screen, and then stop. Or it will download "Today's Newspaper" but not the "Now" version of the paper. Or it will start to download today's paper, then jump to downloading yesterday's paper, then jump to downloading the day before, all without completing the job enough for the paper to open on the screen. In contrast, the NY Times download is a dream. In 30 seconds or less, it will update ALL sections of the newspaper. The Wall Street Journal should be ashamed.

Date: Device: Version 1.6.2.4 using The Wall Street Journal.


Chris Trimble - A dreadful Android application

If you like watching a percentage bar or "please wait" instead of reading your paper, this is the app for you. Half the time I go to the app to read the paper, it hasn't downloaded it. Then, before I can read anything at all, it has to download the entire issue. Today, it did one better. It made me wait, then displayed an issue with every page blank.

Date: Device: Version 1.6.2.4 using The Wall Street Journal.


ernesto solis - Can't read on my Android Tablet

Won't display correctly on my Android Tablet. Takes forever to download. This app needs some serious work.

Date: Device: Version 1.6.2.4 using The Wall Street Journal.


Doug Bohrer - Badly Needs Extra Setting Options

All of the news downloads and the app itself are in internal memory. In settings, the app shows as not movable to the SD card. Since I only have 500MB internal phone ROM, I would rather use my 2GB internal SD card for the app. The downloaded files are 7-20MB each.. So, there should be a setting option to put the downloaded news on the external SD, instead of just the internal SD. When you run the app, it downloads the latest news and this takes several minutes. There should be an option to choose the download app to use so I can pick an app that runs downloads faster than your does. Also, I use Android Assistant to stop your app at tablet start up, because it seems to make my Idolian tablet start up painfully slow. So there should be a setting option to choose whether it starts automatically or not. If you are going to read the paper, you can always start the program manually. The interface once the paper is loaded to your machine is very nice. However, it froze on me once. I deleted all of the WSJ download folders and it again worked fine, although it took some time to download all the news again. Finally, the app should respond to the settings key.

Date: Device: Version 1.6.2.4 using The Wall Street Journal.


Joseph Guarino - Very feature lacking....

Application is very flawed in many ways. For example, it doesn't automatically download your paper even if on WiFi so sometimes I don't get my paper unless I open the app. It also has no configuration options and can't go horizontal full screen.

Date: Device: Asus Nexus 7 with version 1.6.2.4 using The Wall Street Journal.


john sheppard - Lacks Flexibility. It's like driving a model T.

Downloads are painfully slow. At a minimum, app should provide more flexibility about editions it downloads and an ability to download in the background. If I have missed 3 days, I may want them, or I may have just read them somewhere else. Not bad once you get a download, but nothing to suggest WSJ is ahead of the curve.

Date: Device: EeePad Transformer TF101 with version 1.6.2.2 using The Wall Street Journal.


Rob D - Too slow! I don't want the full paper downloaded before I can read anything. ...

Too slow! I don't want the full paper downloaded before I can read anything. Just let me sign on and read.

Date: Device: Asus Nexus 7 with version 1.6.2.2 using The Wall Street Journal.


Rohit Rajagopal - Best content but Worst app

It takes ages to load a newspaper, n to add to it, its pathetically slow..wsj better get their act together before they lose out readers

Date: Device: Version 1.6.2.2 using The Wall Street Journal.


Phil Cogan - App slow to load issues and update

Love the Journal, but dislike the app. Takes foreverto load a new issue even when on a high speed network, and rarely shows progress. This app is currently almost unusable.

Date: Device: Version 1.6.2.2 using The Wall Street Journal.


A Google User - Poor stability

The app crashed regularly. Redrawing errors around. Beta quality software.

Date: Device: EeePad Transformer TF201 with version 1.6.2.2 using The Wall Street Journal.


Angelo Gambino - Shameful

With dow jones money it is embarassing they would not develop something better. I am a print and online subscriber. I e-mailed their tech support saying i have trouble with automatic downloads and i have yet to hear back. It has been one month.

Date: Device: Version 1.6.0.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


Andy Beran - Subpar

Expensive, unreliable, many bugs- just proves that when you're the only option in town, there's no incentive to deliver a quality product. If you can, switch to USA today, a quality app.

Date: Device: Version 1.6.0.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


Juan Carlos Garcia - Slow updates and locks up system

Love WSJ, but not fan of app. Uses up too much of tablet resources and will lock up system. Should include option to skip past issues not updated.

Date: Device: EeePad Transformer TF101 with version 1.6.0.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


Wes Harrington - Terrible

It crashes and locks up regularly. Downloads are slow and even though I set it to download automatically, seems that I always have to wait for an updated issue. The only advantages over the website are that, when it works, it is easier to read and you can read off line.

Date: Device: Version 1.6.0.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


Richard Mattis - Not good enough.

It needs to auto update as soon as you start your device. I have to wait at least a minute to be able to open it. That is way too long

Date: Device: Asus Nexus 7 with version 1.6.0.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


A Google User - Not good enough.

It needs to auto update as soon as you start your device. I have to wait at least a minute to be able to open it. That is way too long

Date: Device: Asus Nexus 7 with version 1.6.0.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


Allison Howard - Unusable

The application often needs to be restarted. It downloads editions I do not need.

Date: Device: Vizio VTAB1008 with version 1.6.0.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


Eyal Maoz - Downloading daily content is a major pain

Slow, hangs, keeps saying "please wait".

Date: Device: Version 1.6.0.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


john sheppard - Lacks Flexibility. It's like driving a model T.

Downloads are painfully slow. At a minimum, app should provide more flexibility about editions it downloads. If I have missed 3 days, I may want them, or I may have just read them somewhere else. Not bad once you get a download, but nothing to suggest WSJ is ahead of the curve.

Date: Device: EeePad Transformer TF101 with version 1.6.0.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


A Google User - Need to fix download issues

If tablet is on WiFi network over night, issue downloads no problem. If not, when you attempt to download issue manually in the morning, more often then not, you can't.

Date: Device: Asus Nexus 7 with version 1.6.0.6 using The Wall Street Journal.


David - Absolutely Amateur App Attempt

While I appreciate that the app downloads the current edition in the background, I prefer more control in part because there is no way to control the amount of storage the app uses. Can't delete issues I've read. There is a menu icon on my Nexus 7, but it doesn't do anything. No way to change font; app doesn't respond to pinch-zoom; changing text size in the middle of an article isn't easy & resets the article to the first page. New version doesn't fix any issues above. WSJ support borders on horrible.

Date: Device: Asus Nexus 7 with version 1.5.4.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


Dan - Just Awful on Nexus 10

Content is great, but app does not scale properly on the Nexus 10. Images and text on the action bar are non-existent. And there are holes on pages where images should be. I reported the issue directly to them, and their response was "Subscribe". Not with these flaws.

Date: Device: HTC One X Version 1.5.4.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


A Google User - Absolutely Amateur App Attempt

While I appreciate that the app downloads the current edition in the background, I prefer more control in part because there is no way to control the amount of storage the app uses. Can't delete issues I've read. There is a menu icon on my Nexus 7, but it doesn't do anything. No way to change font; app doesn't respond to pinch-zoom; changing text size in the middle of an article isn't easy & resets the article to the first page. New version doesn't fix any issues above. WSJ support borders on horrible.

Date: Device: Asus Nexus 7 with version 1.5.4.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


olschool82 - Newspaper doesn't open

I can not access the journal from the app home screen on my Nexus7! It says loading, but never loads. The app worked great for my Kindle fire

Date: Device: Asus Nexus 7 with version 1.5.4.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


Lord - Newspaper doesn't open

I can not access the journal from the app home screen on my Nexus7! It says loading, but never loads. The app worked great for my Kindle fire

Date: Device: Asus Nexus 7 with version 1.5.4.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


Matthew - Please fix the thousands of bugs

This app is great when it works but of late it won't download properly and appears to drain all the batteries from my reader so about time I need it it's too late as the device is dead. I get it on my phone and this will have to suffice this point I'm going to delete it from my system.

Date: Device: Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus with version 1.5.4.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


Strad - Does not work

The app is in a perpectual loop of update -flashing back and forth between start screen and the front page - even as i am next to the wifi router. It is useless for my samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0, running ics 4.0.4. As others noted, it works perfectly on the new ipad. It also works well on iphone 4s. Also, why is the app insisted on updating every day,s paper even though i didn't ask for it is beyond me. This is a complete waste of space.

Date: Device: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Version 1.5.4.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


chris - Good ideal bad product

Big disappointment. Takes forever to download. Get error message right before completing the download. Can't control which file to download. But once downloaded, it's pretty good.

Date: Device: Vizio VTAB1008 with version 1.5.4.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


Chris - Seriously needs upgrading

Content and layout are excellent. IF you can get it to load. Used to update automatically if you left your device on. Recently, even if left on overnight, when you tap the day's paper, you get "Please wait" for several minutes. Then, once it begins to load, takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Now I just read the digital version on my browser. BTW, I have a XOOM with Ice Cream Sandwich.

Date: Device: Motorola XOOM with version 1.5.4.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


Phil - Xoom w/ jelly bean

Continuously crashes and restarts when I try to open the downloaded daily issue. The app loads and downloads issues fine but will not open the issue for viewing.

Date: Device: Motorola XOOM with version 1.5.4.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


Ron - Really?

This is the best app you can make? Buggy buggy buggy. To bad I can't read TODAY'S paper. It never downloads.Whoever at the WSJ in charge of this should be embarrassed. You obviously contacted out this app. At least test it out before you subject is to it.

Date: Device: Asus Nexus 7 with version 1.5.4.8 using The Wall Street Journal.


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