The Boston Globe ePaper

The Boston Globe ePaper

By Globe Newspaper Company, Inc.

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-03-20
  • Current Version: 5.3.14
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 13.38 MB
  • Developer: Globe Newspaper Company, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 2
From 2,173 Ratings


• The ePaper is a full replica edition including articles and pages as they appeared in print, including the Sunday Comics. • The ePaper is free for Boston Globe digital subscribers and many print subscribers. Simply sign-in using your account. • To connect your account, enter your Boston Globe account information on the Subscriber Login page. • One-month subscriptions are available for $14.99 per month. One-month subscriptions automatically renew at $14.99 per month until cancelled* • Read stories in the Page view or Article view. • Share articles via email and social media. • Recent back issues are available for download from the archive by tapping "More". *Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication. **Progressive download has been disabled for iPad 2 and iPad mini (1) and will be restored in a future update of the app. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



  • The WORST!

    By stevie8
    I dumped the Boston Globe’s inefficient home delivery in favor of this. Big mistake. The app seldom refreshes. It’s impossible to download “today’s” paper on the first try. I keep having to reboot in order to refresh the app. In short, this version of the Globe is even WORSE than the home-delivered version. HATE THIS.
  • Crash!!!!

    By at least try to do better
    This app has not been updated in over a year and crashes continually. Just tried to read one story and it crashed EIGHT times. Never got to finish the story. CRASH. CRASH. CRASHCRASHCRASHCRASHCRASHCRASH
  • I give up!

    By Nancy vna
    Until this app is fixed , I will unsubscribe. Freezes everytime. I am so sad. I love the Boston Globe but I am done as I only read online. Back to The NY Times!
  • The Globe should be embarrassed

    By RKDuke
    Crashes, hung downloads, slow loading...what a mess.
  • No iPhone X Support

    By dantali0n
    App doesn’t support the X’s screen, paper downloads are slow, interface is outdated and clunky.
  • An embarrassment

    By Rich Mur.
    “Words can't describe just how bad this app is. Downloads get hung up so that one can be waiting days for issues that never show up. The Globe should be embarrassed that it's name is associated with this piece of junk. Don't buy it.” I wrote the above review several years ago and have been assured by the Globe that the app will be improved. Now, two years later, nothing has changed, and it’s still a pig. More often than not, the paper’s already slow down-load never finishes, and I say the hell with it, and never get to read the paper. How the Globe allows this to happen is incomprehensible.
  • poor excuse for an e paper

    By Karen6789
    I get 2 epapers delivered, one which works great, never crashes and allows me to read the paper easily. The Globe freezes, won’t move to the next page, won’t load for 4-5 minutes, is extremely frustrating. If a hard copy doesn’t get delivered, there is a number to call. Who do you contact if the epaper can’t be read? Does anyone at the Globe care?
  • Update 3-4-2017. How an app can lose customers

    By masterblastergonefaster
    2-20-18 How lame is that this app still stinks. I paid for the Boston globe. Just give me an app that opens today’s edition and doesn’t tell me this edition is not available offline. I’m online just your app is not. 3-4-17 Months later....What's wrong with these people. Their app still stinks. Numerous bugs and crashes. They should take some notes from the WSJ on how to create a functioning app. Even apple says this app doesn't clear its data hogging space with no way to clear effectively. Then it refuses to close and reopen to show new editions, at times won't load, at times tells me it needs an internet connection- haha-I have a good one posting this low rated review. Hello hello Boston globe?? They probably paid app developers some good money to grind a pretty good app to a nub of functionality. I have a subscription and I'm logged in but it still only gives me the option of buying today's issue. Other navigation issues, archiving everything instead of removing x number of past issues make this app a clunker. Globe executives. I hope you read this and realize you messed up.
  • Shockingly basic; yet enjoyable

    By AlexSWill
    The app is far too basic for an organization such as the Globe. I know money is tight in print media, but surely someone in upper management is wise enough to know they need to be investing in technology. However, there is something to be said for its format. I like that I can have a “newspaper” experience without all the pages and the fees of home delivery. Even as a millennial, I like that its “all the news fit to print,” per se, as opposed to every story we’ve ever written on the website, which i have to scroll through. I like that newspapers have a front and back page - I knew when I was done and I trusted the professionals to discern what stories were important enough to get printed. That being said, they could continue this format but give it some significant upgrades. Certainly if some come to mind for me, there are experts who would know even better. One final note: I haven’t used the app on my phone; I imagine it might not work as well. It seems more suited for a tablet.
  • Just Terrible

    By SHuffMax
    What will it take for you guys to fix this app? The only constant in my morning experience with The Globe is the app freezing at least 3-4 times while I am reading. Close the app, reload, get two stories in, and freeze again! Total amateur hour here. Just pathetic. The worst part - The Globe is a great newspaper and this app does not do it justice. Fix it!