The Globe and Mail still gives meaning to journalism. Balanced, detailed reporting about a wide range of international topics. As a whole the depth of reporting is on par with, and a good compliment to, The NY Times with the upside of a lot less reporting on Trump and the incompetence of the US political scene...there’s a whole lot happening outside of the US and the Globe helps to keep me informed of that.
As I scroll through the list Of stories, I see lots of good stuff, and then as I continue I can’t help but noticing that the ‘good stuff’ keeps repeating. But what makes it annoying is that there is still stuff that is new. Re-presenting stories that I don’t want to read prevents me from finding stores that I do. How about you present the story once and if I want to read it, I will. You don’t need to try to trick me into it later. Then there’s notifications. I have mine set to breaking news only. I keep getting “the Sunday morning read” and other editorial content pushed to me. Don’t want that. Stated I didn’t. Then unsubscribing is deliberately difficult. Most apps let you do it, or you do it thru App Store. This one you have to dig around to find the number and then call. Very annoying.
I’m a Canadian who has lived in the US for many years. The Toronto Globe and Mail is easily on par with higher profile US papers such as the NYT and Post. Americans looking to broaden their perspective of US news by reading a foreign paper should consider this paper as it has clearly “stepped up” - becoming both Canada’s national paper and world class source for news.
Great reporting on relevant content. Great contributors, some of the best reporting available. The app makes it all available, easy to navigate, no fuss, minimum data use, no irrelevant graphics, plus quick downloading! I use it above all the others I've tried. Highly recommended!
I enjoy the globe on my iPhone I Travel a lot in the us and it’s great to be able access the globe and it’s low bias reporting I find the editorials and special topics columns thoughtful, non-sensational and above all minimum bias to any political direction Reminds me of some of the “better” UK papers with a slightly laid back viewpoint Great job thx
I’ve had this app for several years now, and I am getting tired of clicking on a story, reading it, and then when I “x” out of it, I am taken to a group of stories way down in the app. I then have to go back to the top and fast-scroll down to the story immediately following the one I read. Quite often get tired of repeating this process, consequently I give up and exit the app without reading all the stories
As an American, I have always admired The Globe's objective and succinct reporting, especially on issues of both Canada and the United States. I use The Globe as my primary news source to stay up-to-date.
If you have dark mode turned on , hide your eyes. This app does not honor that system-wide setting. iOS 13 has been beta for almost 8 months, what have you guys been doing all this time. Dark mode was not a last minute surprise, but yet you are treating it as such.
Lots of problems have existed with this app forever and they never get fixed despite major overalls. For instance, if you click on a notification, usually it won’t actually take you to that article. It just takes you to the main page. Really. What’s the point of having those alerts? It’s almost as bad as the website. Wish I could give zero stars.
In iOS 13.1.1 if you select dark mode articles render with grey text on a black background. It makes it very difficult to read the articles. I like dark mode. I like reading the Globe on my phone. I want both. Seems like it should be a simple fix. Fingers crossed for an app update soon.
Basic news should be free. It is right for any citizen to know without paying for subscription. If they can’t provide free news about country or province then they should move app into in app purchase category. As it is not free anymore. So people would know before they download this app.
I’m a subscriber who normally accesses the G & M on my desktop computer. I saw and downloaded this app to my iPad, logged in with no problem — but clicking links on homepage takes me to screen stating content isn’t available.
The app has recently started jumping to advertisers web pages and/or apps as the user scrolls, regardless of whether or not an add is “clicked”. So impossible to read an article from beginning to end without interruption.
Excellent Globe and Mail content in an easy to use application. I can find the high quality content that I want quickly. I also enjoy being able to read off line on the bus or train. I think it is good that newspapers are moving their online content behind paywalls. If we come to believe that the whole digital world should be free without paying the providers of the content, then the quality of the content will decline, if not disappear. There are people working to make this publication appear. I do wish the app version included more or all of the print version. I do not think the movie reviews are here, and a good deal of the Saturday paper seems to be missing, from Style, etc. I also miss the special book review section, although that was cut from the print edition several years ago.
I like the Globe's iPhone app for the most part. Although I have to say that it seems new stories do not load often enough, the site goes down some and considering the fact that the pay wall costs more than that of the NY Times, I would like to see more exclusive content for the $20 I am paying each month. But the app navigates well when it works and can be fast.
This is one buggy app. I can't get to the login screen, just a "guest screen" or blank screen when I select Profile. But more importantly the quick access we had to CDN and US market info and the top news headlines is gone. Instead of concise screens with easy access to all the stories, we have to scroll through and/or swipe to many different screens. There is a lot of white space and large fonts which are a complete waste of space and time. The old app let us browse quickly through the tops stories. This is an essential feature for busy people. We come to the app for news and not some designer's vision (nightmare) of great design. They've also merged many sections including arts and entertainment with sports. How did that happen? This new app is a buggy waste of time. How disappointing for the best news source in Canada. If it doesn't get fixed soon I'll be canceling my online suvbscription.
I moved to the USA 25 years ago. At the time, if I wanted to read the Globe I'd walk down to international news stand and pay $4.50 for one that was 3 days old. Couldn't be happier with the app although a couple of the old columnist are still too clever by half by which I mean pretentious. But heck, it keeps me connected to Canada for which I am appreciative.
The Globe is still the best source of Canadian news, and pretty good on happenings abroad as well. The freeloaders who object to paying for access to its online edition must think they're entitled to get something valuable for nothing, letting someone else - other subscribers or the owners - pick up the cost for them. Spoiled babies. Only complaint is that the app frequently doesn't load, or is very slow. Various fixes have promised to deal with this problem, so far to no avail.
App is very similar to the Toronto Star mobile app but there are just far too many little banner ads. Quick perusal revealed no glaring annoyances except for the ads, which take up roughly a quarter of the story. At least you can close these ones so I guess that puts it above the Star app. I guess I thought the globe would be above ads but I guess that was simply naive of me. All in all an ok app, at least the price was right!
This redesigned app is worse than the previous version. Slow to load, wasteful of screen space, not intuitive. Hard to find information as there are only a few sections. Boxes come up that do nothing but have a little note saying next. Fire the folks that wrote this.
Took an app that was unsexy but functional and turned it into something totally unusable. I can't navigate to sections anymore, cant seem to get anything more than a few articles, the navigation seems completely unintuitive... All in all, an incredibly poor experience.
Constant pop-up ads are infuriating, especially when you're paying $20 a month for the service. Also, there appear to be server issues a lot of the time. Bookmarked articles seem to get dropped within a day or two, as well. The layout and design of the app are excellent; probably the best newspaper app I've seen. I enjoy reading it a lot, once I get past the above-noted issues.