The Boston Globe ePaper

The Boston Globe ePaper

By Globe Newspaper Company, Inc.

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-03-20
  • Current Version: 5.3.14
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 13.38 MB
  • Developer: Globe Newspaper Company, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 2
From 2,155 Ratings


• 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 account. • To connect your account, enter your Boston Globe account information on the Subscriber Login page. • One-month subscriptions are available for $14.99 per month. One-month subscriptions automatically renew at $14.99 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 "More". *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. **Progressive download has been disabled for iPad 2 and iPad mini (1) and will be restored in a future update of the app. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



  • This app is crap

    By David6670
    Please, Mr. Henry, just give up and buy rights to use the WaPo or NYT app. They're very different from each other, but both are perfectly acceptable. By contrast, this app is crap. I don't mind most of the things that seem to bother other reviewers, but the number of times it freezes, or won't download the newest edition, or doesn't respond to attempts to proceed to the next page and then decides to respond to all of the attempts at once by skipping ahead many pages, or responds to an attempt to enlarge the current page by sort of going back a page and then returning to the current page, or..., is infuriating. The features are acceptable but the bugs are intolerable. Update: I'm not sure what it means, but since writing the above, I found that simply powering my iPad off and back on makes the app behave much better, so I'm raising my rating accordingly.
  • I despise this sucky app

    By Listener H
    We canceled our print edition due to chronic delivery issues. My iPad 2 cannot handle this app well, so I use a new iPhone 7. Accessing the plain text version is necessary for an article of any length. Today, the plain text version of the lead front page story cannot be accessed by tapping, while other stories on the same page can be. Paging through the plain text stories one by one shows a blank document for the lead story. This is a regular occurrence, but particularly egregious for a Spotlight piece. I’d give this zero stars if I could. This crap app is making me rethink my digital description. Also, navigation is clunky. “Pages” should be an option above the main view, not buried in a menu.
  • Very buggy app

    By HMacVIII
    One of the benefits of this app was that I could load the edition in the morning when I had an internet connection on my iPad and read it later regardless of my internet access. Now, if it doesn’t exit with a “no internet” error, it just loops trying to load, not even getting to the main screen until I get to a hot spot. When I get the page open I can actually move away from the connection and continue to read the paper. The current version of the software has regressed over the last several months.
  • What year is it?!

    By @@@|||||@@@
    Do you want to read a broadsheet PDF of the Boston Globe on your phone? You’ve found the place! Attempting to read the fine journalism in the Globe on this app completely depletes the experience. And those of you over 40 with presbyopia - I wish you luck! Globe product development please hurry and find another app to release - like the ones that most major media organizations use.
  • Great paper, horrible app!

    By leefamlex
    Sad to say that the average rating of 1.5 stars (after 84 reviews) is probably too generous. Is “getting a reliable app” too much to ask for, especially because it’s not cheap!
  • Not good

    By Suffice sufficiently
    I recommend calling the Globe customer service department to subscribe over the phone for the online edition. I know it’s old fashioned, but the service is way better. I subscribed through iTunes the first time. It’s not Apple’s fault as it’s a third party app, but the app was useless. No login access to the paper nor to my account. The app developer could not help me. Apple promptly volunteered to credit me so I could make arrangements directly with the Boston Globe. Now it’s all good.
  • Need Internet access to view downloaded issues?

    By #stupidnickname rules
    What's the point of downloading issues if you can't view offline? Seems like big miss for app functionality to me. I want to be able to read downloaded issues when I do not have wifi, seems pretty basic.
  • Revised to junk

    By vieuxbatard
    It's great when it works, but constant struggles with the store and now it simply crashes repeatedly....latest update is suddenly very unstable as of May 27, 2014. Not happy as I am a paid subscriber to the globe. Not acceptable. As of iOS 11this app is junk. Basically needs to be deleted and reinstalled daily. How is the globe not getting it? Dump your app developer. How hard can this be?
  • Zero stars

    By Home shopper 79
    The app barely functions. I have had it for years and sadly dealt with its issues. It freezes, crashes, glitches, and rarely functions properly. I don't know why I even have a subscription to the paper ($30 a month!) when they neglect the very platform used to read the paper.
  • Because I can't give it no stars

    By Skip512
    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!