The Washington Post Classic

The Washington Post Classic

The indispensable guide to Washington: trusted news, politics, and analysis.


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 4.11.6
  • Updated: February 9, 2018
  • Requires Android: 4.2 and up
  • Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000

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Descriptions


Enjoy every story, feature and insight from The Washington Post with our classic app for your smartphone and tablet. Stay informed with award-winning national and international news, PLUS complete local news coverage of the D.C. metro area. Scan top headlines for must-read stories. Get fresh perspectives on the world from Post bloggers. Read stories wherever you are with convenient offline reading. This app brings you everything daily Washington Post readers enjoy—along with extra benefits for added mobile convenience.

Reviews


4.5
21,669 total
5 13,596 
4 6,013 
3 1,014 
2 387 
1 659 

  • The Washington Post Classic
    Jill Palmer Published date: February 11, 2018

    Great content, but app is clunky. I can't touch the screen to scroll down to read more of an article without the article swiftly moving to the next article. So frustrating, it makes me not want to bother. Full Review

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    Theron Trout Published date: February 14, 2018

    User interface is quite good. I like the print edition version where you can read the paper as it is formatted for the physical version delivered each morning. Save some trees, stay informed! Full Review

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    Cameron Hobson Published date: February 17, 2018

    Good, but not without its issues. Scrolling is awkward - it seems to readily misinterpret scrolling movement as a sideways scroll and jumps to an adjacent article. In night mode, photo captions are often unreadable black-on-black. Quoted tweets are routinely cut off since the 280-character limit came in (and remain black-on-white in night mode). If you go to scroll and your finger happens to land on a Twitter avatar, it'll suddenly jump straight to that user's profile page. You can't select text in articles, e.g. to google a name. You can't tap on an image to see a high-res, zoomable version. Opening the app should refresh the content before displaying it, not after (so you don't start reading old text that suddenly gets replaced). It's a pity that the experience of reading such great and important content is being marred by an oftentimes clunky and awkward UX. Full Review

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    Shawn Hadley Published date: February 14, 2018

    I have had trouble getting access, even though I'm a subscriber. Multiple attempts to sign in have been needed, and sometimes still unsuccessful. Full Review

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    Bryn Barker Published date: February 13, 2018

    Pretty decent app, although I wish the other one was updated to include the ability to read print editions of this newspaper. If that happened I could uninstall this one. Full Review

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    Published date: February 18, 2018

    It keeps crashing, it's really really annoying. Full Review

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    Maribel Lopez Published date: February 10, 2018

    We need it now more than ever before. Full Review

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    Carol Streit Published date: February 9, 2018

    Real news by real journalists. Full Review

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    Warren Kessler Published date: February 18, 2018

    Great app. Reads like the paper, but pages open more reliably. Full Review

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    Candy Craven Published date: February 15, 2018

    I feel so confident that the news I'm reading on this app is the real deal. Full Review

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    Armando Hernandez Published date: February 15, 2018

    Great app Full Review

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    Hendrik Huizing Published date: February 18, 2018

    App from it's installation has maintained blistering speed and reliability Full Review

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    Andy C Published date: February 10, 2018

    Canceling NYT as this app is much better. Full Review

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    Joseph Baremore Published date: February 17, 2018

    The best news app Full Review

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    Guthrie White Published date: February 8, 2018

    Works. Is good. Full Review

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    Published date: February 6, 2018

    Always available, fast, good navigation capability, excellent site. Full Review

  • The Washington Post Classic
    Mark Neely Published date: February 10, 2018

    Best newspaper app.....period! Full Review

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    Jill Doran Published date: February 8, 2018

    Better than your other app Full Review

  • The Washington Post Classic
    Peter Ellis Jr Published date: February 9, 2018

    Well done Full Review

  • The Washington Post Classic
    Alfredo Escaip Published date: February 10, 2018

    is great!!!! Full Review

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    Walter Bays Published date: February 5, 2018

    Democracy dies in darkness Full Review

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    Tom Hartigan Published date: February 6, 2018

    Best news app I've seen Full Review

  • The Washington Post Classic
    dawnpilkington Published date: January 9, 2018

    The Washington Post is must read news for responsible adults who care about the United States, world affairs, informed decision making, and our democratic institutions. I am deeply grateful for the quality of journalism at the Post, and for the efforts of Post journalists to hold the powerful accountable. The contributions of journalists to the protection of our democracy can not be understated. (Oh and the mobile app works as expected). Full Review

  • The Washington Post Classic
    Yong Sun Published date: January 17, 2018

    Articles are good in general. Font is akward and seems a little blurry somewhat (maybe line spaces are too narrow). Embedded Advertising in the middle of articles are super low end and annoying. I think a paid service should not include ads. Full Review

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    Daniel Grindstaff Published date: January 20, 2018

    This review is specific to the app, and not the newspaper itself. The app lacks customization options, such as which categories to display. Additionally several articles are duplicated, filling the headlines with double posts. Otherwise I still prefer the classic app to the newer WP app. Full Review

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    Bruce Schoemer Published date: January 7, 2018

    The app is very buggy and unstable when running on my andriod. For example I could not read the A section today, but I could read all the others. The product seems to need more multi platform testing and quality assurance before release Full Review

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    Rajeev Sivaram Published date: January 17, 2018

    Pretty good app on the tablet. Especially like the night mode. I don't like the in article scrolling too much (looks like there some in built resistance that can sometimes cause a horizontal swipe to the best article), but that's a minor niggle. Full Review

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    Sheila M Published date: January 2, 2018

    The app is great for access to reading articles, but there is no link or tab to view and make comments. I got the app so I wouldn't have to use my browser. It's very frustrating. Full Review

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    Peggy Soldner Published date: January 11, 2018

    The app is fine but trying to access it is problematic across the different browsers and the recommended stories don't come up without telling me to pay up or sign in. As a paying WaPo customer it would be very helpful not to have to only go to stories thru the app. Full Review

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    Jean Doten Published date: January 28, 2018

    This is not a free app! After reading about 10 articles you become blocked unless you buy a subscription. That is not exactly the same as an "in app purchase" --what you get is essentially a free trial or perhaps better described as a bait and switch. Why did none of the other reviewers mention this? Full Review

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    Albert Johnson Published date: January 5, 2018

    This is one of the bedt news site online. I stated with the free offer...I canceled but then o hot another free month now I'm hooked. Great app and the reporting is top shelf. I try to get more user's on the site, no I'm getting paid. Try it. Full Review

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    John Griffith Published date: December 28, 2017

    It is a nice app. On par with the NYT app. Easy to share articles. I would like to be able to scan the byline of more articles. It seems to limit what I can see to the top in each category. Full Review

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    A Google User Published date: January 15, 2018

    Doesn't update content regularly. Often stories are over a day old while website is current. Full Review

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    Jerry Morrison Published date: January 28, 2018

    WaPo coverage and analysis is key. Much depends on investigative journalism, and WaPo is among the best. This app is a helpful way to read it, as is their web site. Their other app is very photo oriented, for some other audience. Full Review

  • The Washington Post Classic
    Chris McDannold Published date: February 3, 2018

    So, it's a newspaper app. However, like most newspaper apps, the way content is updated is suspect. I have seen the same articles in National and World news all week. Why? Navigation is poor. When you get to a "fresh" article, you must swipe UP only, in a precise straight line, parallel to the side of the phone EXACTLY, otherwise you'll switch to the next article in line. On top of that, the articles require extra effort to move beyond the headline and lead photo, so you will side-swipe. A LOT. Here's my advice, if newspapers want to survive, they need to provide print news in the app. Given what I see in the app, the Post must be about 2 pages daily as most content is stale. I end up reading the e-edition, which is painful, but at least the articles are current to the last 24 hours related to actually news as apposed to the Style section, for example. I really wish I could just get the print edition delivered to my home, I prefer that over these committee-designed apps. Full Review

  • The Washington Post Classic
    Published date: January 9, 2018

    I love the Post app! It's easy to find, read, navigate, and save articles important to me. The news is presented beautifully, with all the visual impact of the actual newspaper's distinctive serifed typefaces, page layouts, photographs and easy readability. It's a wonderfully easy-to-use version of the actual newspaper! Full Review

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    wayne wong Published date: January 2, 2018

    Expect unexpected so see embedded advertising expected within articles then unexpected subscribe pop up (not mentioned in READ MORE description) unable to continue reading article...revenues from ad pop-ups not enough ... can't continue in past business model ... suggest partnerships with Alphabet Apple Facebook Microsoft as content providers Full Review

  • The Washington Post Classic
    T L Published date: January 13, 2018

    This is the better of the 2 WaPo apps. You can read more of the articles before opening a single article, and you can more quickly and easily access multiple articles. Just more and better functionality. Better more user oriented UI. Full Review

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    Allan Reiman Published date: February 2, 2018

    If you just read the NYT you miss a lot, and you get a distorted view of some things. Full Review

  • The Washington Post Classic
    Jim Knoblauch Published date: January 19, 2018

    The Post gets it right. Keep up the great reporting. Full Review