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5 stars out of 5
· 11/21/2015

Recent improvements and changes have made this app really good. No more ads, too. Great app. Great brand. Highly recommend.

1 stars out of 5
· 7/23/2015
Really Disappointing

I bought the Surface to be more productive than I could be with an iPad. My main use of the iPad became a simple reading tool, in particular for industry and economic information. The Surface has done everything I wanted – this app has done the opposite. The WSJ is one of my primary sources, however if this app is not improved I will be forced to look elsewhere. Primary issue – it has not updated since the day I installed, and there is not means to manually initiate a refresh. The app on iPad is far superior. Please fix.

1 stars out of 5
· 7/25/2015
WSJ falls short again delivering content via apps

Story updates are slow or non-existent (most stories on the Windows WSJ app are 60+ days old). Content and delivery across each apps and online is completely different. Expect much better from WSJ.

1 stars out of 5
· 8/30/2015

pretty disappointing. first off it doesn't even show the same content as the paper. it only shows the current content that's on the website. Also you can't look at older issues like you can on the ipad. This app needs an upgrade bad.

2 stars out of 5
· 6/29/2015
Also Won't Update--But got 3 months free.

Front Section won't update--everything else seems to work. Tried all the technical fixes from the reviews. Called WSJ. They were nice. Said it's a "known issues" and it would be fixed in "about a month" and in the mean time I can read it in browser. I said that's not the point--CANCEL. They offered me 3 months free digital subscription to keep me a customer. I took it... for now, and hope it gets resolved quickly. I'm no expert, but I have to think they won't do anything and roll out a new app with Windows 10 release.

1 stars out of 5
· 7/7/2015
Poor App

I read the WSJ online everyday and have been for years. Recently the WSJ app running on both of my Windows 8.1 devices has failed to refresh. When I open the app (even after hitting Refresh) I only see articles that are weeks old. In addition, the interface has not been updated in months, if not years, and is way behind the Internet site in terms of ease of use and available resources. I question my sanity for paying a whopping annual charge for Internet access to this app. Update - I contacted WSJ and was told the problems with the Windows 8 interface were a "known issue". That was 2 months ago and the app still will not update. BTW - the WSJ RSS feed does not work either. I think Rupert Murdock needs to replace his app developers ASAP. This is abysmal support. The absolute worst.

1 stars out of 5
· 6/26/2015
Terrible Support - App does not support Win 8.1

Nowhere on the app store does it say Windows 8.1 is not supported, but when you call support about an issue with the Front Section updating they tell you it is a "known issue" with not estimated time to resolve, no compensation for the subscription you are paying for and no other suggestions other than use the website. WSJ should disclose the lack of support for Windows 8.1 on the App Store or pull it until the technical issues are resolved. Horrible. Stay away.

1 stars out of 5
· 6/2/2015
UPDATED Feb 2015 : Could Be A LOT Better

Updated (dropped from 3 to 2 stars) This app is struggling - sadly - because it could be very nice. Regularly, the app will not allow you to sign in to your account and give an error that states: "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" Apparently, I am NOT the only one that has had this problem. For more than $100 / year for a subscription, you would expect to have this basic functionality. WSJ, your content is the best - but for now, I use the web version to read it - the app is not functional. Note - I still have 2 stars because you can see headlines and parts of the stories in the app - only. PREVIOUS REVIEW I have used the app on both the IPad, IPhone and now on the Surface Pro 3. It seems very rushed - and could easily be made better. Would love to see them port over the same app as used for Apple. Especially when you pay the price required for a WSJ subscription.

1 stars out of 5
· 5/18/2015
Ridiculously bad

For what one pays to subscribe to the WSJ, you'd think they could have a decent app. I'm having the same issue that others have noted about not updating the first section, even after deleting and reinstalling. The other (current) issue is that I can't even log in, getting such helpful error messages as, "Object reference not set to an instance of an object."

1 stars out of 5
· 5/8/2015
Really? This is the best you can do?

After using this app since the original surface rt and then through multiple surface products, I have an informed opinion. This product needs to be updated to something resembling either the IOS or android product. For the past 16 days, the product has not updated the front page properly. Enough is enough already. We get a fraction of the features of every other version AND the ones we have barely function.

stars out of 5


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New in version 4.2.0: * We’re evaluating our advertising program for this app and removed ads for the time being. Enjoy the extra real estate! * "In Today's Paper" is now available! Look for this to get even prettier in our next build. * Landscape mode support * SPEED! The app has gone through the performance wringer and is snappy as ever! * Reliability improvements We hope you enjoy the update and look forward to your feedback!

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