The Washington Post’s Updated ‘Flagship’ iPad App, in Newsstand

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The Washington Post iPad app

The Washington Post for iPad has been updated and revamped this week. The 2.0.0 update seems almost more like a brand new app release. Even The Washington Post itself describes the app update in those sort of terms:

The Washington Post has unveiled its expanded flagship news app for iPad, now available on the App Store. The app provides a dynamic news experience with all Post content, blogs and multimedia updated throughout the day; a replica of the print newspaper with a 14-day archive and over 40 comic strips; real-time social content and more.

The first big change in this update is that The Washington Post is now a Newsstand app. It’s a free app and currently has no subscription options.It offers complimentary access for everyone through ‘Summer 2013’, and appears to have monthly sponsors in addition to being ad-supported.

The Washington Post for iPad Sports

The app has also had a full design makeover, and is said to add a number of new features that have been most requested by readers. Here are some of those new features noted in the update change list:

* Our complete printed newspaper in an interactive display
* All Washington Post blogs
* 40+ full-color comics and much more!

The Washington Post iPad app Blogs & Columns

I’ve never been a big reader of The Washington Post, but I did install the app last night and spend a good amount of time with it. The UI seems a lot nicer to use than the last time I looked at it and the new content looks good. It seems like an impressive new iPad version of this blue-chip title.

Have we got many Washington Post readers here? If so, what are your thoughts on the new version?

Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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