I like using this app to stay informed of local news and enjoy that reading articles on here isn't subject to the same shady fees the Fresno Bee website is! I dislike that the headlines are not tailored to the app format; many times the headline gets cut off mid sentence, making discerning the actual content of the article difficult.
Very poor app. We bought a subscription and there are still ads
It’s a very poor app. I can see why the traditional newspaper business model failed. Those who are in charge are idiots. We bought a one year subscription. Normally one would expect an ad-free environment. Nope. Not with this news paper app. Ads pop up. Managements short sightedness and their need to make a fraction of a cent on ads is totally insane. After this subscription is over, so are we. These cry baby news people are their own downfall. Don’t get this app. Get apps from news organizations. Their apps are far better. True, those apps have ads. But it doesn’t cost you a subscription fee. And the apps are far more user friendly. Better reporting. You won’t feel like you got ripped off by some idiot looking to get rich off of clicks.
Since subscribing through Apple account, I can no longer stay logged in nor will app allow auto fill of password. All other news apps I subscribe to allow this. The pop-in video ads that appear are irritating as they contain as they start unexpectedly after reading a few articles. Actually, it’s the same ad that keeps popping up. The news stories are often not updated as soon as local TV websites. The e-edition is better since it replicates the look of the newspaper with swiping gestures that simulate page turning.
What good is app when it’s the 4th day of month and app will not let you access news articles because ‘you used all your free articles for the month’. Had no problem in May. No problem on other mobile device. This app is the last news app I use anyway. One more reason not to read the Bee. Was once a subscriber, but the biases and the stupid mistakes the Bee staff made re: subscriptions, fees, and deliveries caused me to go with other news outlets. Looks like the Bee will actually be no more in my universe.
The new updated app keeps crashing. Still duplicates the same news stories next to each other. Is this to fill space? Letters to the editor are not updated, some are weeks old. Used to be able to make comments , seems to have been taken away.
I noticed that others report that this app no longer displays a digital version of the daily newspaper. This happens quite frequently per my experience. To resolve this issue, I have to call the FresnoBee noting my inability to access the paper format. They resolve the issue. Hopefully they will resolve the issue with this app soon so I don’t have to call.
The new app is a step backwards for The FRESNO Bee. Each page of the newspaper is blurry for a second or two as you change pages. Also the app makes it difficult to read the whole paper as it will not move around effectively and advertisements will sometimes block you from being able to read the full article.
This app is terrible. More often than not I can not get through reading an entire article without it closing the article. When I click it again it immediately closes. I’m trying to support local news but how can I when I can’t read it? Please fix the app
Useless for iPhone and iPad. Worked fine until about a month ago when the app was updated. Now I only get weird block images that look like blocks that would normally have print …only they don’t. Maybe not compatible with iOS 13 updates? Or maybe a collision of iOS 13 and Fresno Bee app update? Does not work at all on iPhone or iPad.
The new version of the app omits two important items: the side index to quickly navigate the paper and the comics have disappeared. The app also doesn’t easily fit on an iPad in a visually pleasing manner. The pages are either to small to read or don’t fit to the screen when enlarged.
I’ve been reading the Bee via the app on my phone for over 6 years and have had no problems. When they switched to the new format it’s almost and very frustrating btw, impossible to read. I like to read the Bee in the newspaper format and when I try to do that now it’s just to small to read... bummed
I sent a message months ago when trying to manage my account. No one answered me. So, there was foul up with payment. A decent app would have some sort of feedback etc involved. Being ignored when you just want to pay a bill isn’t good. Especially at these prices.
This app is frustrating. The print doesn’t focus, pages independently increase in size and will not return to normal, when print does focus, it is often temporary. When my subscription is up, unless the app is improved dramatically, I will not renew.
Each page is blurred before you are able to read it, format no longer fits an iPad screen, each page has an ad at the bottom, and now the paper is a drain on my battery. Please go back to the previous format and fire whoever thought this was better.
I HATE the update to this app so much that I’m seriously considering cancelling my subscription.l altogether. The app repeats the same stories over and over, and it’s impossible to navigate. Also, I can no longer read Fresno Bee stories on Flipboard; instead I’m re-routed back to the Fresno Bee App. So infuriating!!
The recent update is terrible. It made accessing the app more difficult. Each page comes up blurry for a few seconds and harder to move around in the paper. I use to enjoy reading the e edition, but now I’ve been forced back to the paper edition.
Do you want news or advertising? I have taken the Bee for years, first printed and now e-edition. I get 1/2 screen of newspaper, the other half is advertising. Pop up that will not go away. Reading the paper is difficult. No pleasure.
Dreadful. I have contacted the Bee and no one has responded. The new Eedition app is awful. Slow to focus, print so small, ads pop up at the bottom and if you are not careful you end up i the ad with no way to back out. Not happy
Most articles seem to appear in multiple categories, giving the illusion there is substance to each daily edition. So far I have found there is little daily news. I am only interested in today's news and the elimination of the reproduction of the daily print edition makes it difficult to tell what news is really in "today's ' paper. Also, no access to the old weather page that had a lot more than daily temps on it. Time to cancel my subscription as I can get better coverage from other sources for free.
Although I maintain a subscription to The Bee, I find that I typically read the top stories of the day on the app before reading the paper. It's a good app, streamlined and updates easily. I had a former version that didn't work as well. They seem to have gotten those kinks resolved.
Since the last update several weeks ago, I have not received any notifications. There doesn't seem to be any settings section in the app or in notification center. I enjoy having the local news at hand, but I'm about to search for an alternative.
This used to be a decent app for local news, but now you need a subscription to read anything other than the headlines. **UPDATE: the subscription issue has been resolved...this app provides full access to all content with no subscription required. UPDATE 2/20: This app once again requires a subscription. No thanks.