My husband recently had surgery and was not able to go to work, which along the way would daily pick up the CR Gazette, along with USA Today, so he could read them as “fresh news” instead of day old, later delivered to our rural community 90 miles away. This has been great for him and he has loved it, I too have found it to be wonderful, even though not a CR native person so have not such a keen interest as he does. I have compared the print to green version, for the sake of the questions I did have on if it would be as good. I can clearly, without distinction say that THIS is much better. Yes, spelling errors are there (same as in print). You can zoom the pictures in vivid beautiful color as the photographer took them, not as gritty as newsprint. If your the person to puzzle, print it yourself and puzzle! :). No more recycle bins, look at past issues without clutter. Jump to sections easily with a tap and swipe. If you hate going from one page to another to another the article view is one seamless read, with font you can change. I hope this answered your questions, downside is that it is it’s own app, but the reader is not coordinated with other local green papers using the same app. So you have to have two of them. Newsmemory (yellow one) for Washington Journal, Mt. Pleasant News, and Fairfield Ledger all of which are owned by same company.
Came to this option reluctantly but now am liking it more & more! No more soggy deliveries, no more stopping, starting the paper for out of town trips, no more delivery delays due to weather. Love the morning notice that Gazette is ready, easy to maneuver between pages & sections, easy to view articles with enlarged print, love that we can listen to articles being read out loud, love that we have the Gazette available where ever we are when traveling, love that we can view editions we missed in previous editions & look for previous articles we want to view again!👍👍 We had a rocky start with getting this set up to use but was worth persevering! Thank you! Cheryl
It took a little bit of time to get used to a new routine...one that didn’t involve picking up the paper from the front steps in the morning, dividing up the paper by section and swapping for the next one, piling up and recycling. Being able to open up the paper on an iPad from wherever I’m at in the world, it is satisfying to feel connected to home. The only issue that occurs is when there is off-sized pages or sections in the hard copy. It really negatively impacts the experience on the digital version...the sizing, alignment, paging are all messed up. I will say that those issues seem to have been resolved in the past few months. And, to be fair, the off-size layouts are equally annoying in hard copy...but at least you can just toss that section and it doesn’t affect the rest of the paper. I like doing the Suduko and wondered how that would work. I just print it out when I want to do one...very easy.
With the The Gazette, Iowa City P-C, and the DM Register being printed in DM now, their are going to be weather days when we don’t receive the papers. It is nice to be able to read them online. Also being able to get the sports news that doesn’t meet the print deadline is nice. I also like the ease it offers for sharing an occasional article with a friend. We get all 3 papers, but The Gazette is my paper of choice that I read most thoroughly.
We started using the digital edition due to so many problems with the delivery of our newspaper. We couldn’t believe there is no dependable deliver anymore. The app is fine, but sometimes I have problems swiping pages. Other times I try to make pages larger, I’m sure there were instructions somewhere, and it doesn’t work or changes pages on me. I’m using an iPad, so that might make a difference. I’ll continue to get the digital editions, because I believe in getting information from a trusted source. However, I’m in my 70s and long for the old days when when I had a paper to look at. Yes, I still read real books too.
The Gazette gives me a detailed view of both local and National news, with plenty of detail that you don’t usually get on the Web. It is reasonably balanced as well. The best thing is that I can sit down with my iPad with my morning coffee and read right away?, and not have had to retrieve a soggy paper from wherever it was thrown, and then deal with a pile of newsprint when I’m done.
I’m actually happier than I thought I would be subscribing online Gazette as compared to the newspaper. I love the newspaper! But holding my phone and being able to access the news anytime, anywhere has been so handy. Love it! I can print the puzzles when I want them and utilize the back sheet for grocery lists, etc. All recycled? One sheet of paper. And it’s cheaper than the paper! Than you. Shari Buell. Iowa City
The latest version of this app made so many improvements, but the most critical one is that it actually opens the correct story in the reading pane when you tap on it. I also appreciate that it doesn’t keep the story you are reading in the right hand pane highlighted on the left, and photos are easier to view. Well done! 👏👏
I almost like reading the Gazette online better than the actual paper. With some of the delivery issues, I’ve got a good sample of days to use the Green Gazette. I like that I can forward the articles and cartoons when I see something I want others to see. The cartoons are sometimes blurry when looking at them individually, so that’s a negative
Categorically speaking I’m not a big fan of reading print papers online in the same format. But I use this app daily to read the print edition of The Gazette. In fact it has replaced the reading of the printed edition for me completely. From that perspective I’m glad this app exists. Reading content is mostly easy and you can click to see a larger version or zoom into the page.
We’ve had a Gazette subscription for many years. Now we have a subscription to the Green Gazette. It’s great. I read more than I ever did. It’s so easy and convenient. My wife and I can read it at the same time. It’s simple to jump to anyplace in the paper. It avoids paper waste. A free press is essential to a democracy. And a local press is important to a thriving community. I highly recommend this app.
This newspaper is excellent. Using the digital paper on my IPad is convenient and my preferred format. I would recommend that they include hyperlinks to finish their stories and then link back to where you left off. I hesitated subscribing for several years in hopes that the digital subscription price would come down. I would still like to see a lower price point but honestly I’m very satisfied and glad I didn’t wait longer.
Our family has enjoyed thus far our recent subscription to the Green Gazette eliminating the daily delivery, which at times won't be delivered for a day or two, due to the weather. By subscribing to the Green Gazette online we are able to get the news anytime and anywhere. Thank you. Toni Cassell
The Green Gazette is a great resource for travelers and snowbirds. It’s interface is easy to use. It allows a reader to keep up with the local news and events while on the road or spending time away from home. Personally it doesn’t replace a hard coy paper but it’s a good companion for a great paper.
We never have to go out in the weather to get our Gazette, and we’re helping save trees and the planet. The archives allow us to retrieve or reread a special article, and the comics are still in color. Those are just a few of the advantages to reading the Gazette on our iPads or PCs.
I’ve never liked the “usual” online versions of newspapers, then tried out the Green Gazette, which is a replication of a physical newspaper, I find myself reading the paper cover to cover on a daily basis now. I’ve found local events and other news that I would overlook before.
Unfortunately, we live in an area where we don’t get the Monday’s Gazette delivered until Tuesday. I don’t like that at all but going online is the next best thing. It looks just like the paper and I like it too when we are on vacations, etc. where there is no Gazette sold.
Been a subscriber for 44 years. Wasn’t sure about the online version, am so glad I switched. The paper is never late (OK, less than 5 times in 7 years), can read it anywhere in the world, can share an article easily, same great quality of reporting…I’m in…forever. Doug McBride
For the most part I really enjoy reading on my iPad. After several years of doing this I do not understand why now there are so many glitches, mainly in the obituaries. Also I sometimes have trouble getting the paper to load.
Best idea the Gazette ever had. My wife prefers the print edition, but I like the electronic version on my iPad, which allows me to keep my coffee cup handy. Sending articles to others is so easy with this version. The only improvement I can suggest is to extend access to older editions beyond what is shown in “Archives.”
Reading the electronic version of the Gazette is absolutely the best! So convenient and easy to get local news and updates. Planning for upcoming activities is a breeze. Cost is affordable and less than a printed version.
We enjoy being able to read our paper online. We travel quite a lot and it is convenient to get our hometown news anywhere. It is frustrating at times that the paper does not load properly, however for the most part we enjoy the APP
The Green Gazette app is straight forward and easy to learn. It presents the news in the newspaper format I’m used to. I use this, not the website where it’s all fragmented and difficult to scan for the most relevant stories. Also great for keeping up on things when away from home.
Some pages won’t load since the install of ios14. Page/s will show up blank without text, but if you shrink then expand the page, it may load/display properly. No problems before ios14. Viewing on a 2017 iPad with 128 GB memory, and half is free. All the latest updates always installed. Otherwise, this is a 5 star app and newspaper.
Wasn’t looking for yet another mobile device magnetism, but I do find myself reading local news a lot more than before. Still learning the app. And happy the human brain has no issue concatenation once hyphenated words that shift in the viewer’s variable window size.
I enjoy the Eastern Iowa coverage, especially in sports. I also appreciate the daily INSIGHT page as I see various ideas about many subjects. Please do not ever stop that. I especially like Mike Hlas, Jeff Linder, and Todd Dorman.
Great way to stay in touch with all that is going on back home while we are in Arizona enjoying the sun and warm temperatures. Especially like being able to follow all Hawkeye sports with the extensive coverage by the sports staff.
I enjoy the Green Gazette everyday. I’m not a sleeper so it is nice to be able to read it early in the morning. Great way to catch up on the news. We still get the paper Gazette so both hubby & I are happy!
Convenient to have the Gazette on my phone. Wish the print could default to larger font to make reading it easier for seniors. I am able to enlarge articles for easier reading but it is not as convenient.
I am a former Iowan now living in Minnesota. I think the sports coverage of Iowa teams is superb. I don't read about the politics of Iowa because I live in blue state country. John Steppe and Mike Hlas are really entertaining.
After reading the regular paper for many years I was reluctant To try a on line paper. Because of the virus and cost I tried The paper on Gazette web site. It worked but had many issues And we didn’t enjoy it. With the app it’s so much better, works great, easy to use And I don’t think I will ever go back to the printed version.
Excellence app except on days with advertising wrappers
This is an excellent app except on days with advertising wrappers. It messes up the app and the paper is difficult to read on the app as the browsing function does not work. Last wee sections of the paper were missing.
The Green Gazette is an exact digital replica of The Gazette printed newspaper from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. If you are a current reader of the Green Gazette, this application allows you to download the newspaper to your iOS device.