The Boston Globe 12+

Globe Newspaper Company, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Get full access to The Boston Globe's 27-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalism, spanning local and national breaking news, investigative reporting, and coverage of politics, business, art, travel, culture, and more.

Updated with a new design and experience, Globe app users can read, watch, and comment on the latest news from New England’s largest newsroom.
• Download the app and discover local stories from The Boston Globe, Globe New Hampshire, and Globe Rhode Island.
• Engage with groundbreaking journalism from the Spotlight Team.
• Enjoy thought-provoking opinion and analysis from Globe columnists.
• Explore impactful features from Globe Magazine and in-depth coverage of Boston sports.
• Stay informed with Boston Globe Today, our daily TV show that takes you beyond the headlines.

• Customize notifications so you always have the latest updates about the topics you care about.
• Save articles to read later, even when your device is offline.
• Share your thoughts on articles and join the online discussion with in-app commenting.
• Go beyond the headlines with videos from Boston Globe Today.

Plus More!

What’s New

Version 5.0.3

• Single page layout in landscape for the e-paper
• Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29.3K Ratings

29.3K Ratings

Need to Swede ,

Search stinks and so does opening shared articles

I am embarrassed how poorly your search engine finds articles. Even with two words of a known headline it can turn up no results or it’s 2 screens down. And one great example was that you changed the headline and it took 3 separate searches to finally find it a week or so after it came out.
You should know you’re not alone, the NYT is just as bad.

Also, why won’t your app recognize that I’m a subscriber when I click on an article sent to me? I either have to login again or just close and search for the linked article. Note that when I open the App it doesn’t require a formal log in.
Good luck

Dave Mo ,

Poorly formatted for iPad Pro

Reading on an iPad Pro is pretty annoying if using a keyboard—which is the typical way to use an iPad Pro. The main page is horrible. Each article has a full screen image and a headline. The headline doesn’t even fit on the screen because the image is so large. Give me an option to hide the image. I’m not looking for a picture book. Stop making me scroll so much to see the headlines.

Check out the NYT app for decent formatting.

Maybe the Globe just doesn’t have enough subscribers to pay someone to format the front page daily. That is fine. At least let me hide the useless pictures. I Just scrolled through and 6 of 7 pictures are just dudes and only one is someone I recognize. Why do I need to see these people. If they didn’t something important, tell me what they did. Just give me the headlines so I can choose what story to look at.

Landrovel ,

Great leap backward for the e-paper

The recent upgrade of the on-line version of the Globe that appeared several days ago includes a major step backward in usability of the e-paper. I prefer the e-paper as it mimics the experience of reading a print version of the paper. With the new upgrade, the useful navigation tools of the last iteration are gone. Also, loading articles is less reliable and slower, especially articles near the screen edge. Finally, for those of us who prefer to do the daily puzzles on paper, the ability to tap on a puzzle and then print has been lost. One must do a screen shot, crop the image and then print. While there are numerous options to do puzzles on-line under the “play” tab, it’s not clear which of the Sudoku options corresponds to the print version. There appears to be no option to print any of these. Please bring back the more user-friendly last iteration of the e-paper.

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