The new one is a bit clumsy now to scroll through the headlines. With the varying background images of each article, it is difficult to read the headline itself, poor contrast and the font is too small. It now requires a lot of vertical scrolling to skim headlines given each story link is now burdened with a tall picture/background. Would be nice to have the option to hide the background picture, it really doesn’t offer any value... and some of those images I don’t want to see, such as mug shots....
Suddenly, and without warning, I can't read any articles unless I pay $25/month? Honestly, before this change the articles were rarely updated, headlines would stay the same for 3 days, pop up ads were beyond annoying and it was consistently glitchy. If you want good local news do yourself a favor and go the The Chronicle
The app does not work anymore ever since the iOS 14 update. None of the links work. You click on a story and you get a message that “Your request cannot be processed at this time”. I have been using this app for years, and it was my go to morning read; no more. I have contacted the Post-Star numerous times, and they say there is nothing they can do. Bye bye Post Star.
App usually has ads that open themselves. You have a mandated 30+ second video ad you have to watch before reading any story on the latest update. "News" stories are always heavily biased and random stories from halfway across the country usually outnumber local stories from this "local" news company.
Old app was much better. The “updated” one is much less attractive and takes more time to go through. Also a bit disappointed the comments section seems to be gone or hidden. I used to get a good laugh out of that.
The newest update to the app is really awful. I don’t need the big pictures. There are less articles to view now. I can’t read or post comments anymore. Please scale it back a bit and put the comments back in.
...if you are adept at knocking down adverts coming at you like Late-80s Missile Command missiles soaring toward your base. This app started out in the beginning as a perfectly-fine way to browse local news in Queensbury NY. It has evolved into the equivalent of a big-city News and Arts rag with more display ads than content. I deleted it and just use web version. It's easier than the app, and that is counter-productive. Boo Lee Enterprises.
Add this app to ios 5 newsstand and iPad please?!?!
It would be really great if this app worked with newsstand in ios 5 and gave us push alerts for new articles and stories. I would give it 5 stars but for now it gets 4 stars from me. Not sure how long this app has been around. Been waiting a long time for something like this. I didn't know it existed until I went to the website and it told me to save it as a home screen bookmark to view it like the app store app. All you need now is to add your home screen icon for the people who have the site bookmarked that way instead of having just a screenshot of the site as the home screen icon. It's pretty simple to do. I also prefer to do most of my reading on my iPad. Safari on the iPad displays the desktop version of the website but I'm really liking the app so an iPad version would be really sweet. As for the app itself I really like the ability to log on and post comments from within the app. I also like the Facebook/twitter integration. Overall the app looks fairly well put together. And hey, it's free. If you don't like it delete it :)
I don't usually complain about updates with the apps because I understand there are bugs and hiccups that need to be worked out, but ever sense the new update I can't open it the app and when I rarely am able to open it it won't let me read the articles or the stupid ads keep popping which bring me to another web page and the only thing you are able to read if your able to get into the app is the latest news because you have to actually pay to read the rest you might as well go and buy the paper it would be cheaper and easier and not as much of a headache
Speedy and simple UI, and lots of features out-of-the-box. The only feedback I offer is I would like to have the list view's article titles change color if I've read the article. A simple embellishment, but important user interface feedback that could greatly enhance the experience.
Ever since the new update I can't even open the app. I don't mind only reading the latest news but the purpose of the app was to be able to read the news without buying the paper so why charge to read the paper on the app? I can just go out and buy the paper everyday instead of charging it on my phone account.
This app used to be good until they decided pop up ads were a great idea. You don't even have to click anything and you'll be automatically thrown into the App Store, multiple times in a row. There's a reason pop up blockers exist. People hate pop ups. Great way to get everyone to delete your app.
I kept getting "pop ups", you can't press your finger anywhere close to advertisements without it bringing you to another page to try to get you to download another app. Please fix this, I would really enjoy this app if you didn't have this problem!
Was absolutely fine with watching dads or all the pop-ups. But the fact that I now would have to pay $25.99 a month, is absolutely ridiculous. Time to delete this app after years of having it. Sorry I won’t be able to keep up with news in my hometown, but that is just an astronomical price.
The update text of this version promoted "broad categories" with "no need to drill down through menus." I must be one of the few who like to know what section I'm in because I find the new More section too much of a hodgepodge to be readable. I'd prefer to use the individual sections (Trending/Entertainment/Life etc). This may make it easier on setting up the app--just have all feeds dump into one place--but not as helpful for this reader. Perhaps few other users realized these other sections were available and just stuck to the opening Latest section. They may not know what they're missing but I do. Also, the update text talked about "enhanced tools for managing notifications" but I don't see anything like that in Settings. Nice of you to get rid of the Premium paywall that was added not too long ago. This doesn't affect me since my husband and I are paid e-edition subscribers. He still reads it on his tablet every morning. Instead of doing that, I found it easier to view the app and the sections I liked multiple times a day. Now, I'll likely just scan the Latest section morning and night and Obituaries once a day and call it good enough. Updated: 9/11/15 App now doing phantom clickthroughs to App store as reported by others. Not worth dealing with. Deleting. Rating going down to 1 from 2.
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