In the last few weeks, the app has regularly crashed and gone to a white screen. Reboot or relaunch results in the app trying to load the same article and getting the same white screen. The only resolution is to delete and reinstall the app. Interestingly, it is ALWAYS an article on the opinion pages that causes this. My star rating is for the app only. The Concord Monitor is an excellent newspaper (5 star). Updated review to 5 stars. Bugs that I previously experienced have been resolved.
Overall I am enjoying the app but there are two things I miss from the e-edition of the last newspaper I subscribed to. 1) Double clicking to pull up the article view should be full screen instead of half screen 2) When using the Read view and moving about the page, zooming in and out with the mousepad, I would like the page to stay where I put it instead of “snapping to” some sort of invisible grid as happens frequently. See the Portland Press Herald e-edition for examples of these. Thank you and keep up the good work.
I moved to a house with a long driveway, getting the real paper every morning was a chore and I basically had stopped my morning routine of checking up on local news. No more! Now I can curl up with a coffee and my iPad just like I did before. Thank you!
I like and depend on the CM. However, the App can be very inconsistent and frustrating. It seems like every one to two weeks it more or less crashes. It won’t open to the current edition, cycles to a sign in page over and over, etc. I shut down and restart my tablet which occasionally helps, more often I have to delete and reinstall the App. On occasion even that doesn’t work and I have to just give up and wait 24 hours. I don’t have this issue with another news App I subscribe to such as the NYTIMES.
I started using this app and had been very pleasantly surprised at how well it worked, but in the past few days it apparently is crashing on me. I am halfway through an article and get into a blank screen that appears to be in video format but nothing happens on it, and I can’t get back to the article. Have to reboot my phone to get the app working again, but then the same thing happens.
Provides the convenience of the news on my smartphone while maintaining the familiar layout and readability of the paper edition. I like perusing the top stories in bed in the morning, before I get up and go to the mailbox for the print edition. Now, if the e-edition could only make clippings to stick on the fridge….
Because we are just outside the home delivery area for the newspaper, we’re grateful to have access to this publication on our devices. Thank you for making it possible to continue reading this excellent source of news!
Touching an app and having the current front page of the Monitor pop up is so convenient but sadly it does not always occur. From time to time I am not recognized and have to go through user name and password again. Otherwise, I think it’s great. Especially David Brooks.
Since the introduction of iOS 14, the app crashed regularly and did not render pages properly during every use. This new version is stable and allows me to read the paper without getting frustrated. Could still use some cosmetic tweaks, but, overall, a gargantuan improvement!
When it works, the app is pretty good. However, it is not uncommon that a particular article goes to a white screen and the app crashes. Then every time you go back in, it tries to load the same page that crashes. Needs to be fixed.
The app is incredible slow! Painful! Page flipping is like pulling teeth and the scroll/navigation is not easy to use at all. I appreciate the effort, but this app makes a reader more frustrated than informed. All in all, this app needs a lot of work and needs to be better integrated with the monitor website before it is up to par with other newspapers.
I’ve loaded this on my iPad mini and Samsung S2, was hoping it would work well on one of them. I’ve just about given up, so will probably cancel my subscription soon unless it gets better. Super slow to pull up an edition, usually have to click on it several times to get it to show. Will likely move on soon.
The latest update makes the stories blurry. The pages look like the they were saved as a jpeg file because the do not re focus when you make the page larger to be able to read the stories. Please fix!!!!
The Concord Monitor electronic edition app lets readers browse their favorite paper on an iOS device with all the stories, ads and photos shown exactly as it appears in print. The app uses iOS Multi-touch gestures to provide fast and easy navigation and a natural paper-like reading experience.