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The Wall Street Journal

by Dow Jones
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,196 customer reviews)

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What's new in version 2.6.1
  • - General fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B005YFNC92
  • Release Date: November 30, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,196 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,875 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • 30-day, risk-free trial
  • Experience The Wall Street Journal's award winning coverage
  • Get everything you already love about Wall Street Journal on your mobile device
  • Enjoy full-screen video, market data, quotes, and customizable Watchlist
  • This version is compatible with Kindle Fire only

Product Description

Experience The Wall Street Journal's award winning coverage, blending the best of print and online with the new WSJ app for the Kindle Fire. Get everything you love about The Journal including, What's News, Opinion, Marketplace, Money & Investing, Greater New York, Personal Journal, WSJ Weekend, and access to all free articles. Plus, full-screen video, market data, quotes, and a customizable Watchlist.

Subscribe and get full access to all content and special features including:

• The Wall Street Journal as published every morning

• Updated news throughout the day with the "Now Edition"

• 7-day archive downloaded for reading anytime, even offline

• Saved articles for later reading

Plus, subscribers to the app get unlimited access to WSJ.com and all WSJ smartphone and tablet apps included.

PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by going to the Settings menu from within the Amazon Appstore.

Wall Street Journal

Technical Details

  • Size: 4.3MB
  • Version: 2.6.1
  • Developed By: Dow Jones (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Write to external storage
    • Read the low-level system log files
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • Read only access to device state
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Open network sockets
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION
  • Minimum Operating System: Varies by device
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst app...probably EVER January 20, 2014
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This app is an embarrassment for the Wall Street Journal. It is completely unreliable. Where should I begin?

Auto-download does not work.
The download can take 2-3 hours. The internet connection makes no difference.
The news briefs never load.
It is impossible to navigate beyond page one in the sections.
The technical support from the Wall Street Journal is the worst I have ever seen for a $300+ app.
You cannot get an answer to any question. They accomplish nothing; they tell you they are "researching" the problem but they NEVER EVER followup.
They told me the only way to solve my problem was to purchase a new Kindle HDX which I did. Unfortunately app performance went from terrible to completely unusable as content does not load at all. The app sticks at 1%.

This is truly a worthless and useless app from a publisher that shoulder know better.
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129 of 151 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This app keeps changing; now it's terrible again December 12, 2011
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2nd update - March 31 2012

Uggh. This app keeps getting updated, so I keep having to update my review. First it was terrible. Then it got better. Then today when I tried to use the app I got a pop-up message saying I had to update the app. OK, just a couple of taps and it's updated, right?

Wrong. App wouldn't update; I had to delete the previous installation and re-install. Now the new app won't let me log in, and after many attempts (and re-verifying all of my account information online), I'm blocked from using it. I do get an error message inviting me to call a phone number for help...but it's after hours and there is nobody answering the phone.

Yuck. No quality control, bad design, poor execution. Amateur hour.

Review update - late Jan., 2012

I gave this product a one-star review about two weeks after I installed it on my Kindle Fire, mainly because it was buggy and crashed all the time; since this review has gotten a lot of votes and a number of comments, I'm leaving the original text, below. However, the publisher left a comment here saying they had updated the software so I downloaded the updated version and, for me, it is *much* better. Now it behaves like a news app should -- it grabs all the content from the latest edition, and then allows you to access it relatively smoothly. I've made it through most of an entire edition of the newspaper, and it didn't crash at all.

Still have I some quibbles:
- At the sign on screen, it tells subscribers that their "screen name" is their email address. For me it's still the screen name that I've had on my WSJ account for many years.
- This app doesn't seem to sync with my WSJ account to reflect any of my existing account settings.
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Amazon Appstore for Android saysJanuary 30, 2012
There is an updated version of The Wall Street Journal available that improves performance and stability. To ensure you're using the latest version, on your Kindle Fire, go to Apps, tap "Store" in the top right, tap the Menu icon on the bottom bar, and tap "My Apps." Select "Update Available." If The Wall Street Journal is listed, tap "Update."

If you still have performance issues, tap the Settings icon (in the top right). Tap "More," and then tap "Applications." Choose "Third Party Applications" on the drop-down menu. Tap "WSJ" and then tap "Clear Data".
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great content, unreliable app January 13, 2014
By Sling3r
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The WSJ content is, of course, incredible. This app is unreliable, horrendous. Content does not reliably load. Countless times I've waited longer than 20 minutes to download today's paper. I'd like to see the publisher bring the app up to the quality of the content.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not ready yet January 12, 2012
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started out loving it.....but its way too buggy to use. I will check it again after an update. would be great if fixed.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terribly poor AP - Constantly crashes January 12, 2012
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This A would be great if it did not constanly crash. Good concept - basically the same as the iPad application. That said, the Fire version is so buggy that it constantly crashes. Very frustrating trying to use it. Sure hope they can come out with a version 2 that works.
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46 of 58 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New version is worlds better January 29, 2012
By Kimmy11
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The first build was unstable and irritating. The new one is about as good as the iPad one: fast smooth and stable. Excellent job... the second time around Dow Jones. This has gone from an app that I instantly deleted to one of my favorites.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hold Off January 12, 2012
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Useful app - Looks good and easy to use. However it freezes and crashes all the time -Wait for an update
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47 of 60 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect January 21, 2012
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When I first installed this app I was disappointed because it showed great promise, yet it was buggy.

Pretty soon, however there was an update and it works much better now. Still a few issues that they can tweak, but nothing too bad.

The WSJ articles are amazing, and I like how it looks almost exactly like the paper version. It is formatted perfectly for the Fire.

My favorite feature as a Fire user dependent on WIFI is that it saves a week's worth of content that I can access without an Internet connection.

Give it a shot, the first 2 weeks are free. I will definitely continue past the trial period.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars More than terrible!
This app caused two iPads in our family to get stuck and they both needed a recovery through iTunes back to factory settings. So all of the data were lost on the iPads.... Read more
Published 9 hours ago by Fairway
1.0 out of 5 stars I was happy with the earlier version as it showed me download ...
Can I please have the old app back? The latest upgrade from Sept 2014 is a disaster. I was happy with the earlier version as it showed me download status and it reliably updated... Read more
Published 13 hours ago by Jwin
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Newspaper App
The WSJ app is one of the worst I have used! I can not search for articles ir go back and look at old article's. I only have it because of my macroeconomics class. I'll. Read more
Published 1 day ago by R. Considder
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Okay.
Published 2 days ago by Harold M. Breaux Jr.
1.0 out of 5 stars Worse than junk!
Warning!!! If you plan to subscribe to WSJ (about $25@month) and use this app as your primary reader...do not purchase either. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Southern Comfort
1.0 out of 5 stars horrible download ability
This is just a terrible app on your portable device ... don't pay WSJ a dime for electronic editions if this app is your primary usage
Published 4 days ago by Michael Newton
1.0 out of 5 stars I expected better
The first iteration was sloppy, clunky and unreliable. The upgrade is a further disappointment.

One would assume that since this app is for Kindle, the developer would... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Steve Gaumer
1.0 out of 5 stars mysteriously a supervisor appeared --then I was transferred to tech...
Service nightmare -amazon told me to call WSJ , then WSJ said they didn't support Amazon that it was Amazons problem -after asking for a supervisor I was told that there was none... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Stuart Ezrailson
2.0 out of 5 stars Good for awhile then...
Keep trying to load and it doesn't. No reason why it suddenly stopped but has not worked for 3 days. A crummy app for a great publication. DOW JONES PLEASE FIX THIS!!!
Published 5 days ago by Ron60
1.0 out of 5 stars latest new version not user-friendly
i was forced to upgrade to the latest version because the old version was not downloading the paper anymore. this new version is really bad. Read more
Published 5 days ago by G Schmidty
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