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 2,178 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.



  • Password

    By notreadingtheglibe
    Keeps saying pass word invalid yet I can access the paper from my lap and desk top computers.
  • Constant crashing

    By fintouch
    Sure hope this app gets repaired Very Soon, or will be time to cancel my subscription as the constant crashing is highly annoying
  • One star because it can't be graded zero stars

    By Soooo long
    I’ve had the app off an on for several years. It seems every other upgrade they ruin it. When there’s a problem there’s no support. It’s a crappy app and the most expensive newspaper app in the country. It’s twice as expensive as all the rest. Right now it either won’t load or I get an error “nothing to load” before it craps out.
  • Truly awful app

    By CT02118
    Each day a battle to download and use. Why doesn’t the Globe fix it? Was this designed by John Henry’s grandson or some family friend? There must be a back story as to why it’s so badly done.
  • Audio function

    By 11dmack11
    Why did the app regress and lose the audio function. I once found this function quite useful and I now miss it very much. It was a huge timesaver listening to articles while I was working out or other activities when I’m unable to look at my phone. Please restore this function and get the app’s progress at least going forward and not backwards.
  • Still waiting - what’s the holdup

    By Moogeeg
    Cancelled my subscription about a year ago out of frustration with the app. Assumed I would re-subscribe after the app was straightened out. Still waiting. Update: make that two years ago now. What’s the holdup?
  • Hard to swipe

    By Joe_in_boston
    I am not sure what issues others have with freezing, but I'll share mine. It is hard to swipe to another page and sometimes the page changes, but often it quivers but doesn't move or doesn't even quiver. When you get frustrated, and swipe several times, the page quivers and then, a few seconds later, several pages sweep across the screen unstoppably. Some parts of the paper are more prone to get stuck, like the obituaries (thank you very much) or color ads. Going back to a previous page is particularly problematic and probe to not respond to the sweep.
  • Upgraded to ok

    By vieuxbatard
    Update again: this time it was iOS failure. A reboot and a reinstall worked, seems iOS forgot how to do any networking at all. Three stars since articles work haphazardly but it’s a start after over four years. My guess for others having trouble is maybe the age of the iPad? Update may 2018: now worse than ever. Will not function even after deleted and reinstalled. If I could give zero stars I would. Worst piece of junk I have ever used. We are down to a single newspaper in Boston, barely, and that is the only reason I continue to pay. Thanks John Henry! Fire your digital team. It's great when it works, but constant struggles with the store and now it simply crashes repeatedly....latest update is suddenly very unstable as of May 27, 2014. Not happy as I am a paid subscriber to the globe. Not acceptable. As of iOS 11this app is junk. Basically needs to be deleted and reinstalled daily. How is the globe not getting it? Dump your app developer. How hard can this be?
  • Disgrace

    By avidglobereader
    This app is a disgrace. It is mind boggling that such a fine paper cannot offer a decent app to read on all devices. While seeming to allow a download of a static paper so you could read offline, it requires an internet connection to read it.
  • Doesnt work offline

    By BLW33
    On planes or any other time I’m not connected I get some arcane sustem error saying no project available or something like that. Developers should try downloading and then accessing offline content - it’s maybe a 50/50 proposition