Looking for specifics (comics, eg) and cannot find them. Called paper and spoke to person who must've been asleep -- finally got responses that were coherent, but app and what was described by "customer service" didn't match! It seems lots of paper items not included on app. :(
Great news coverage for HIlton Head and surrounding municipalities
Our family has loved and enjoyed the news coverage which is objective and interesting. We rely on the internet version on our IPad and iPhone which makes the coverage available to us whenever and wherever. Sometimes we will get a pop-up while we are resting during a long walk on the beach or paths. It is a great way to keep up on the local news, even while we are traveling to visit our kids in NY - Mass or when we are in our summer house in the Adirondacks
The app for the Island Packet does not open all the time. It is frustrating to click on the newspaper view and the app does not always open. It just gets hung up and does not download. There are too many adds that run in the background which effects the appearance of the print text-it gets blurred when the adds open. If you click on the close add it just cycles to a new add. When prompted to enter a nick name to submit this Review it says nick name taken. I don’t believe it is taken. The word I chose is too unique. I’ll try again
For what that’s worth. I’d give the newspaper a 5 in coverage of local news. And great to have access to it on line via the app. The app is haunted on my phone however. Frequently and inconsistently app reverts (flips) to home page from selected story. Happens when just reading as well as when scrolling. Deleted and reinstalled, cleared cache, contacted help desk, and compared settings with settings of other newspaper apps on phone. Hope other users don’t have this flipping problem.
As with many HHI fans, we only live on island, part if the year. The Island Packet app allows us to stay informed about all island occurrences. We can plan activities for when we are lucky enough to be there.
I love reading the Packet every morning with a cup of coffee here in Asheville NC. I have lived away from HHI for almost 15 years and the Packet helps me to feel a part of the Island community. I especially love David Lauderdale's human interest stories.
The e-Edition app was far better. With its traditional newspaper layout, you knew what you were reading was today’s news. With this app you have to scroll down a lengthy list of articles, no matter the section, to ensure you haven’t missed anything. What not put today’s articles at the top of the list? Duh.
I can no longer get the packet to read like the newspaper. No the paper version only show up in a small window on the side of the screen and is much too small to read. They need to go back to the old version of the app.
I woke up this morning to anew version of the app. I find it to be hard to follow. I enjoyed the old version where I could read the paper on my iPad in it's print form. I found that in the new format, I can't find things (like where are the letters from the opinion page). I also found that clicking on some items took me to a 25 second ad before I could read further. I don't mind ads but hate apps that I pay for to force ads upon me. Let me look at the ads when I want to look at them. I will probably discontinue my use of this app as a result of the new format. If I don't, I will certainly spend less time reading it. This app gets one star only because I can't give it zero.
No stars to rate this new app. Really prefer the old version here I can read the paper in the paper format. I can find easier and can determine for myself which articles I want to read further. Also don't like ads being pushed when we have already paid for the paper. I read ads in the old version but don't appreciate them being pushed on me. Have already gone back to my browser and enter through the e-version of the paper. Won't take the time for this version. LeaveItAlone.
I pay for access to this newspaper online and the new app prevents me from getting any value for what I pay. The new app is not intuitive, does not work correctly once you figure out what to do, and is filled with click bait advertisements. I hope someone at the IP didn't pay anyone to develop this app. Looks like it came from a local grade school.
I REALLY dislike the new Island Packet APP. Really difficult to scan all the headlines to see if there is anything new and interesting. The use of all the spaces the right for picture is just a waist. The IP app has been my #1 source for local news, but I will now look elsewhere to see what is available.