Burlington Free Press

4.2 (431)
190 MB
Age rating
Current version
Last update
12 months ago
Version OS
13.4 or later
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User Reviews for Burlington Free Press

4.19 out of 5
431 Ratings
4 months ago, Jaime Pease
Definitely has problems
At least once a week the app freezes entirely and I can't view te e-paper; and at least once a day the app freezes while viewing the paper and I have keep resetting the view by clicking.
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5 years ago, BillMiller
Why can’t this be more like WSJ?
With the Journal’s app, I can see the timeline for events as they happen because articles appear in the context of a dated edition. I can peruse articles that may be interesting to me and not to others, or I can ignore articles that the publisher thinks are big deals and just focus on what I want to see. With the Free Press app, I can’t see articles organized by date of publication, I can only see what the publisher thinks I want to see, often from days or weeks before. I don’t get to pick and choose by date, I don’t get to see the smaller articles that might be interesting to me and to few other people - all I get to see are the articles that the publisher thinks are big deals. I hate this app. And the local obit’s are hard to read thru - after you read one, you need to go back to the main Obit page then dive into the local obits - waste of time. And where are the comics?
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8 months ago, CCCVT
Content and navigation gets worse and worse
You really can’t call this a paper. Most news is days old and incomplete. The online navigation is terrible. You can’t zoom in to different levels and you never get the right page when trying to select. Adds pop up constantly even over the adds in the paper. So frustrating. Oh and the new comic selection is terrible but I’m sure it costs them less
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5 months ago, D111999
Can't believe it, the app has gotten worse!
I use an ipad to try to read the free press. The pinch and zoom bugs (which were fixed) are back! My app continues to freeze, and if you try to read using pinch or zoom you'll jump to somewhere else. The app had been horrible for trying to get thru usa today, today it was horrible on both the free press and usa today. This app is garbage, please give us something that let's us read the Burlington Free Press.
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6 months ago, MikeG175
Big step backward
We’ve been loyal Free Press subscribers for almost 50 years and have adapted to all the changes to the medium over those years. This latest move eliminating the standalone ePrint APP is the last straw. We pay to subscribe and now we’re subjected to pop-up ads to boot! The regular BFP APP is cumbersome, slow, unintuitive and just plain terrible. We’ll sadly be joining the ranks of former Burlington Free Press subscribers as a result. You wonder why local newspapers are failing? This is the reason.
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3 years ago, frostyvt
Appreciate Access to Local News
Although not perfect, this app is pretty user friendly and provides coverage of local news that might not be available online elsewhere.
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7 months ago, VT177172
Very poor app
While reading on an iPad, the app freezes up multiple times while trying to read the paper. Also on USA Today that line across every page makes reading an article difficult as you try to move the page up and down to avoid the obnoxious and totally unnecessary line. Old app worked much better- not sure why you replaced it with an inferior product.
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6 years ago, Tomk882001
Old news
This app for the most part is a waste of time. First majority of the news is old news you leave articles on it way too long. It should be more like your paper. Most news apps like the New York Post allows you to look at the paper. You put random articles on your side and leave them on there forever. Secondly as is the case today half the time the app doesn’t work or shuts down on its own. You really should be embarrassed by this app.
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9 months ago, BurlyVT
I don’t know why it’s so hard to make a decent news app when there are so many good examples out there but here we are. The old app was so much better. I could actually read the print and navigation was much better. But hey, the ads work so that’s all that matters right? If I could give this less than one star I would. Seriously considering canceling my subscription because of this.
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2 years ago, scouterdad
Timely local news
Good reporting, somewhat politically neutral but not really.
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3 years ago, Geo239
Frustrating account management
Been trying to unsubscribe for a couple months. Directions under subscription support to say to go under account settings to unsubscribe but on my iPad there is no account settings link so I have no way to unsubscribe. It always scares me to subscribe to something that makes it hard to unsubscribe to
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7 months ago, evheaven
Pop up ads
Very annoying some automatically take the reader out of an article to a different website and then won’t let the reader return without clicking yes or closing the paper. If this continues on my account I will be canceling my subscription. Also - the new cartoon are disappointing! Nick Andrews
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9 months ago, Ted's mom in VT
The new app isn’t as good as the original one
This app requires you to provide access to your location before allowing you to go to the e-newspaper which you have PAID for. There are also numerous pop-up ads. This may be a reason to cancel my subscription.
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8 months ago, South Burlington
Poor functionality
You cannot pinch and zoom in or out as in the previous app. This doesn’t seem to be an option in settings. It’s frustrating to try to read as if it’s a paper newspaper. We are considering canceling our subscription if this app cannot be improved.
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8 months ago, VTGreen1066
Working well now
Problems with the app have been resolved. Works well now!
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2 years ago, NatGeoKid
Why Ads when I’m still paying
It’s a great local source of news but I hate that I’m paying monthly and there are still annoying pop up ads in the app.
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8 months ago, Yomamavermont
This app is a pain
The prior app was great. I read this on my IPad - this new app is impossible to just enlarge a photo or an article without enlarging the whole page. And every time I get to a certain section it freezes and I have to close the app and start over. Bring back the old app!
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2 years ago, Memoirteacher
Excellent current news
Very dependable and the stories are well written.
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8 months ago, $23@&5
New app is terrible!
This new app is beyond annoying and frustrating. It is loaded with pop up ads and you can’t read for long before it pops out of your set up and does something that makes you reset you display set up. Not worth it.
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9 months ago, Tacoma500
Zoom feature is poor
The old BFP app was better. The new app only allows two zoom options, normal and 2x. The old BFP allowed you to zoom whatever level you preferred
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9 months ago, Gbloomb39
New app of print edition
The e edition of the new app is so difficult to read. The previous print edition was excellent. What a shame to put out a new app with so many flaws. We hope you can fix this very soon or we will have to cancel our digital subscription.
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9 months ago, Dhk045
New format for enews
The new ap is terrible compared to the old ap…especially trying to do puzzles via markup or printing a puzzle full size. Lots of extra keystrokes to navigate what you want to do. Plus, how do I get to my account settings so I can update my info to PAY you?
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5 years ago, Sarah/Starbird
I enjoy reading the Free Press.
I want to thank the Editors, writers, photographers, and all, for a great job. I enjoy the FREEPS, on the I-Phone. I even enjoy the videos. Thank you, one & all!
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7 months ago, Coindiver
Freezes every single day
I try to read the newspaper daily It freezes every single day, at least twice And it’s a tiny newspaper…can’t imagine why I can download the NY Times andBoston Globe w/ no problem!!!
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8 months ago, Winston 54
Keeps locking up
As I read my enewspaper, the thing keeps locking up about every other day. So I shut my iPad off and start over. Sometimes I delete the app and start over. Never had an issue before this new app showed up. Very dissatisfied.
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5 years ago, Mad oak
Login malfunctions
The app recognizes me, but when i try to log into my account to report a missing paper i can’t get past the login screen and there is no other contact info. This needs to be fixed.
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9 months ago, garden for fun
This app makes reading the paper a frustrating experience. The print is way to small and it seems there is no easy option to enlarge it. The old app was much better.
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7 months ago, Herb sc
Burlington Free Press
App hangs up my IPad numerous times while trying to read articles. Have to remove and reinstall every few pages. The old app was much better.
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2 months ago, devs rule
Great Paoer
Love the Burlington free press online..great content available anytime anywhere.,
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5 years ago, FreePressSucks
Terrible app
I try to login and it says there was a problem. I am a subscribed user and it will not let me login to read the content I want. I am 10 minutes from deleting this app and dropping it like I did that waste of money printed edition.
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8 months ago, flampher
Great to have local news on line
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9 months ago, environmentalmom
Bring back the old app
This one is very difficult to use. The old app was easier to maneuver
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1 year ago, SenorSosa
Printing function for iphone
Can no longer print the crossword. Why isnt there a print button option like the older app compatible with an iphone.
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3 months ago, Don’t want nicknames
Unable to communicate
Tried to use print edition app and it is not working. Tried to use Burlington free press app and unable to use on iPad. Unable to contact BFP on app to get help or support or information.
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6 months ago, zabftdexm
Worst app ever
Impossible to navigate overseas. Endless loops, error messages, this app is in desperate need of upgrading. When I get back to the states I will look for other options to this app. I hate it
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9 months ago, BFPpoorapp
Very poor
Had to change from a good app to this poorly designed and difficult to use app. Probably will cause me to cancel my subscription
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1 year ago, CTR x
Landscape mode??
Can’t get the whole width of the page on the screen since the app doesn’t support landscape mode. Pretty much worthless if using an iPhone.
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2 years ago, e nuts
Please report the news not just what you think is newsworthy.
Please report what is actually happening not just what you want to or happen. Thank you
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2 years ago, this nickname is bot taken
Waaaaay too many ads for a paid subscription. App is clunky.
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4 months ago, Disappointed! xrtnk
App doesn’t work
App doesn’t let me access e-paper. I’ve been a subscriber for many years, and it’s very frustrating!
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4 years ago, RaterGeneral983893
Great newspaper, solid app
Great local news
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3 years ago, mtrl69
Grady job with local sports coverage
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6 years ago, Vermont skidog
This is what Not to do on a newspaper website
Old articles, no way to write a letter to the editor and none of the side info like the crossword, comics, bridge hand, etc. and it's not the easiest to use.
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2 months ago, 123&&&-$$###
Asked to adjust text size. Either choice doesn’t let me get e paper
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3 years ago, Marc263965824219
No News Newspaper
Two incidents of gunfire in Burlington last weekend and no story about it in the Free Press. It was covered by local TV. What good is all happy talk. I’m canceling my subscription.
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9 months ago, San2Lus
Burlington Free Press
This site is extremely difficult! What happened to the old version?! Sandy
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3 years ago, thelow55
Good high school sports coverage
They cover VT HS sports the best of all VT!
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3 months ago, fritzette
Very Glitchy, difficult to use. Just not a well designed app.
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3 years ago, Mrb145
Minimal local news reporting beyond high school sports and press-release reprints. App lards with notifications and badges that won’t go away. Dislike the paper - loathe the app.
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2 years ago, FridaGSD
Won’t restore purchase nor cache subscriber sign in
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