Excellent local and national content, with just enough international news to stay current. Reading on my phone each morning saves dealing with recycling paper, and is environmentally positive. The only down side is not getting news that happens late in the day or evening in the following morning addition, such as sports scores and late breaking news stories.
I very much appreciate having the online option during the pandemic. Occasionally I experience glitches and little problems, but for the most part the e-edition seems to work well and seems to have improved over recent months. I now have a complaint: before sending my review, the system is asking me for a nickname, and the ones I tried have all been taken, and it doesn’t seem willing to let me send a review without a nickname. This has taken three times as long as writing the review, and my review is now a negative one because of this! Please do not attach my name nor nickname if you display my review!
I’m really enjoying being able to blow up the print so I can see it better, I also enjoy the reading section when the articles are very large you can click a button and follow along a little bit as it’s read out loud. Pictures are bright and clear, much better than a newspaper. I miss the tradition of going to the curb and getting my newspaper every day and having it laying around to remind me to finish reading it all day!
The new Read/Swipe modes are a big improvement, and just what I’d hoped for. Also, the app is much more stable when idle while I do other things. I can now return from another task and pick up where I left off without the long wait, the app crashing and/or needing to navigate back to where I’d left off. Now I can love the local news AND the app. Way to go, developers! Thanks for hearing user suggestions.
If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. New app is more cumbersome to use. Worst though is that it frequently hangs up with Loading article message and no way to get out of that except to delete app. Also, I used to be able to highlight a puzzle and send to printer. That function works about 50% of the time. Puzzle won’t show up on screen and icons on the top highlight sequentially but nothing happens. And if I hit the return arrow to try again, it throws me back to the front page, not the previous page. Have contacted them repeatedly but no response and no resolution.
I often awake in the early morning for a short while. The online Sentinel is there for me to read. It is really convenient to read on my iPad while in bed. I get a good start to the day before falling back asleep. I can quickly scroll through and focus on those articles of interest. I especially like the new format of the app.
Reading my local paper in the format of a newspaper ( though digital) helps me start my morning right. Satisfies my nostalgia for when the morning paper delivered on your porch was a thing. And reading local news is so much better than the horror show on the big news websites.
I resisted for a long time moving from paper to on line app. But now after more than 4 years of use I love it. No more missed papers or searching in the bushes. And my IPad travels with me on vacations around the world. I can also email articles of interest to friends & family.
With some glitches that I can usually figure out bit for the most part the easiest way to read the paper. I used to love getting my hands on the paper but then I felt awful for all the wasted paper. Once the delivery to my home was eliminated, this became a huge bonus for my husband and I.
I enjoy reading the SC Sentinel on iPad. I like having a whole page of Editions available to catch up easily on past issues. I like the format and ease of clicking to article text and being able fwd to others via email and post to FB.
E-edition harder to read on phone than website version
The Sentinels e-edition format is very frustrating and difficult to read on my small screen iPhone-though I hate this format for other documents on my desktop computer also. Maybe I am a Luddite-but give me Firefox, Safari or even a PDF instead.
I am so relieved the gross ear wax pop up as is gone! Ad content should be better monitored. The site generally works okay but it’s pretty glitchy. Sometimes articles don’t pop out correctly or don’t continue from the next page.
I like reading daily paper online and not having to go outside to pickup paper that was thrown under the car or in the gutter and wet. Saving trees is important for our planet. Sometimes the app stops working and need to reload. Overall I appreciate the online copy!
I thought it was only me. Please clean up your online newspaper. The links do not always work. My eye are straining. I get the printed paper at home but I travel for work and would like to know what is going on at home when I am away. Please fix this - clean it up
It’s as though The Sentinel doesn’t want us to use this digital version of the paper. It’s so cumbersome and unintuitive to use. Even though it’s been promoted for well over a year it’s still an extremely poor experience.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel. Printed on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. e-Edition puts Santa Cruz’s hometown paper at your fingertips. Every page exactly as printed, including: • In-depth reporting from the Sentinel’s own local newsroom, plus award-winning state, national and world coverage from Bay Area News Group, northern California’s journalism leader. • Local entertainment, culture, and recreation — everything worth seeing and doing. • Sports coverage that scores the extra point, on-the-money Business, special sections and much more . . . including all the ads and even the funnies! • PLUS a text-searchable archive of every issue published in the past 30 days. The Santa Cruz Sentinel e-Edition iOS app is included FREE for existing e-Edition subscribers. ======= If you like our app, please leave a five-star rating in iTunes. We thrive on encouragement; it helps us improve the content and the way we deliver it to you.