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Akron Beacon Journal

Akron Beacon Journal

GateHouse Media, LLC

Keep the Beacon Journal at your fingertips.

3.8 Ratings 305+ Reviews 10K+ Downloads

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  • Good App Jan 17, 2021

    By Foxfire Don
    For the most part this is excellent. From time to time the app will terminate and you have to sign on again then page to where you were. Occasionally some pages don’t show up or show multiple times. These are minor issues but overall I enjoy it
  • May 14, 2021

    By John D. Rensel
    Easy to navigate.
  • More than just an internet news site Jan 30, 2021

    By ORAgeek
    The Akron Beacon Journal’s app (I have it on my iPhone and iPad) is literally a replica of the physical newspaper. You see full images of every pager, including ads, and touch an article to drill down to read it in a separate window. Swipe or click an arrow to move from page to page or touch the fast forward icon to move another sections. This app is very different from a typical news website with animated ads popping up all over the place. The experience is as close as possible to reading an actual newspaper. The only thing I miss is having material to pack dishes and use as kindling in the fireplace.
  • Read the news Feb 24, 2021

    By Roachwell
    I thank the Beacon for forging ahead in the written news media. We need their information, expertise and opinions. The information during local and state issues is important as voters process what is happening and what should be done in Ohio. I find their ability to publish paper news as well as virtual copy serves all people in our area.
  • Nov 24, 2020

    By John Lassiter
    Been a subscriber for quite a while, almost every time I go to log on there's an issue. Content is good, if you can get to it. FOLLOWUP: 11/2020 - problems with the website have improved dramatically. I recently renewed my subscription!
  • Love the format! Mar 19, 2021

    By CIOGuy
    I really enjoy the fact that this app shows you the actual newspaper as published on paper. It provides the same experience and satisfaction of reading a physical paper, including ads and classifieds. I wish all other newspapers and magazines provided the same digital format. Plus you get access to older editions in case you miss something.
  • Jan 10, 2020

    By Richard Milford
    I am having a generally good experience but on occasion the app requires me to login again and again. Hopefully that will be remedied in the future.
  • PLEASE FIX!! Jan 28, 2019

    By Catholic Homemaker
    I love this app—I’ve used it to read the ABJ for several years now. I especially like that it looks just like the newspaper. HOWEVER, in the past few weeks the breaking news feed button has dimmed, so that option is no longer available on my app! I’ve tried deleting and reinstalling the app. PLEASE HELP!
  • Hopefully Fixed Dec 26, 2020

    By Buckeye since birth
    I have had the Beacon Journal app for quite some time. Everything has always worked very well until about four months ago, the version seem to crash regularly. It took quite some time it seems to fix, which I think it is since the last update just very recently. If it truly is fixed, I will be 100% happy again with the app.
  • Amazing publication and so easy to use Dec 22, 2020

    By Srecpm
    Not only is it easy to navigate each issue, but you have access to older issues as well. Very seldom have problems with delivery. Do remember user name and password, because you will occasionally have to renew your credentials. Best App on my iPad!
  • Good App Jan 17, 2021

    By Foxfire Don
    For the most part this is excellent. From time to time the app will terminate and you have to sign on again then page to where you were. Occasionally some pages don’t show up or show multiple times. These are minor issues but overall I enjoy it
  • May 14, 2021

    By John D. Rensel
    Easy to navigate.
  • More than just an internet news site Jan 30, 2021

    By ORAgeek
    The Akron Beacon Journal’s app (I have it on my iPhone and iPad) is literally a replica of the physical newspaper. You see full images of every pager, including ads, and touch an article to drill down to read it in a separate window. Swipe or click an arrow to move from page to page or touch the fast forward icon to move another sections. This app is very different from a typical news website with animated ads popping up all over the place. The experience is as close as possible to reading an actual newspaper. The only thing I miss is having material to pack dishes and use as kindling in the fireplace.
  • Read the news Feb 24, 2021

    By Roachwell
    I thank the Beacon for forging ahead in the written news media. We need their information, expertise and opinions. The information during local and state issues is important as voters process what is happening and what should be done in Ohio. I find their ability to publish paper news as well as virtual copy serves all people in our area.
  • Nov 24, 2020

    By John Lassiter
    Been a subscriber for quite a while, almost every time I go to log on there's an issue. Content is good, if you can get to it. FOLLOWUP: 11/2020 - problems with the website have improved dramatically. I recently renewed my subscription!
  • Love the format! Mar 19, 2021

    By CIOGuy
    I really enjoy the fact that this app shows you the actual newspaper as published on paper. It provides the same experience and satisfaction of reading a physical paper, including ads and classifieds. I wish all other newspapers and magazines provided the same digital format. Plus you get access to older editions in case you miss something.
  • Jan 10, 2020

    By Richard Milford
    I am having a generally good experience but on occasion the app requires me to login again and again. Hopefully that will be remedied in the future.
  • PLEASE FIX!! Jan 28, 2019

    By Catholic Homemaker
    I love this app—I’ve used it to read the ABJ for several years now. I especially like that it looks just like the newspaper. HOWEVER, in the past few weeks the breaking news feed button has dimmed, so that option is no longer available on my app! I’ve tried deleting and reinstalling the app. PLEASE HELP!
  • Hopefully Fixed Dec 26, 2020

    By Buckeye since birth
    I have had the Beacon Journal app for quite some time. Everything has always worked very well until about four months ago, the version seem to crash regularly. It took quite some time it seems to fix, which I think it is since the last update just very recently. If it truly is fixed, I will be 100% happy again with the app.
  • Amazing publication and so easy to use Dec 22, 2020

    By Srecpm
    Not only is it easy to navigate each issue, but you have access to older issues as well. Very seldom have problems with delivery. Do remember user name and password, because you will occasionally have to renew your credentials. Best App on my iPad!
  • Mar 2, 2021

    By Roy Mitchell
    Great...at first...then it doesn't allow for Google + logins for some reason. Want to read the news is all, please fix.
  • Feb 1, 2019

    By david dicillo
    The last update caused issues preventing me from opening articles. It's a real hemorrhoid now to enlarge the print to be able to actually read articles. I pay a monthly fee, so I expect to be able to use the app conveniently. If it's not fixed in the next few days, I will terminate my subscription and uninstall the app.
  • Jan 8, 2019

    By A Google user
    Ever since it was updated I cannot get it to open. The way it is now it is useless. Glad I still get the paper copy. FIX IT SO WE CAN USE IT. Reset my password per ABJ rep. Couldn't open so I installed and reinstalled, still won't open. FIX THIS OR DELETE THIS APP.
  • Lack of support is beyond frustrating Oct 27, 2020

    By treddingjr
    Pay the bill monthly. No problem. Ask for help because the app quits every time you click on an article or even worse while trying to read the comics. Big problem. Worse yet - click on the app support on the right of this screen and watch what happens. NOTHING. OOPS. SOMETHING WENT WRONG because they don’t support their own app. Send the paper an email asking for help through their website. What happens? NOTHING. Not even the courtesy of a reply. Yes, I deleted and reinstalled numerous times. Yes, I have upgrade my i OS. Yes, I have plenty of space so this is all on them.
  • Jun 19, 2019

    By Rick Dremann
    I downloaded the latest version of this app and still only get a blank page with an "X" in the top right corner. This app used to work fine many months ago.
  • Beacon app. Dec 27, 2020

    By copley reader
    When it works it is wonderful, but from time to time there are significant issues like clicking on a story & the app. shutting down . My husband has also been unable to login for more than a week. Every time he tries to put his info in it says it is unrecognized. When he called the Beacon , he was told there were problems & to go in through the browser off the website which he did. The app. has definite problems & needs to be upgraded.
  • Oct 7, 2019

    By Robert Smith
    Used to be much better. Now I can read a few pages a day, then it goes blank and won't reload. Come on ABJ, what am I paying for here? Fix all of the issues, and get it right for a change!
  • Aug 1, 2019

    By TERRY WITSAMAN
    this app is the worst ever . its so bad I might cancel my subscription after 40 years. I even called tne editor Mike Douglas about this to no avail . the thing is trash. The main problem I have is that you can not open the app.
  • Nov 1, 2018

    By gary bailey
    Slow, horrible, not fluid, choppy, continuously cuts my off from page to page. Just sucks
  • Jan 23, 2020

    By T Macnutty
    fails to honor a subscription so a customer can login ... fix this!

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  • May 14, 2021

    By John D. Rensel
    Easy to navigate.
  • More than just an internet news site Jan 30, 2021

    By ORAgeek
    The Akron Beacon Journal’s app (I have it on my iPhone and iPad) is literally a replica of the physical newspaper. You see full images of every pager, including ads, and touch an article to drill down to read it in a separate window. Swipe or click an arrow to move from page to page or touch the fast forward icon to move another sections. This app is very different from a typical news website with animated ads popping up all over the place. The experience is as close as possible to reading an actual newspaper. The only thing I miss is having material to pack dishes and use as kindling in the fireplace.
  • Read the news Feb 24, 2021

    By Roachwell
    I thank the Beacon for forging ahead in the written news media. We need their information, expertise and opinions. The information during local and state issues is important as voters process what is happening and what should be done in Ohio. I find their ability to publish paper news as well as virtual copy serves all people in our area.
  • Nov 24, 2020

    By John Lassiter
    Been a subscriber for quite a while, almost every time I go to log on there's an issue. Content is good, if you can get to it. FOLLOWUP: 11/2020 - problems with the website have improved dramatically. I recently renewed my subscription!
  • Love the format! Mar 19, 2021

    By CIOGuy
    I really enjoy the fact that this app shows you the actual newspaper as published on paper. It provides the same experience and satisfaction of reading a physical paper, including ads and classifieds. I wish all other newspapers and magazines provided the same digital format. Plus you get access to older editions in case you miss something.
  • PLEASE FIX!! Jan 28, 2019

    By Catholic Homemaker
    I love this app—I’ve used it to read the ABJ for several years now. I especially like that it looks just like the newspaper. HOWEVER, in the past few weeks the breaking news feed button has dimmed, so that option is no longer available on my app! I’ve tried deleting and reinstalling the app. PLEASE HELP!
  • Amazing publication and so easy to use Dec 22, 2020

    By Srecpm
    Not only is it easy to navigate each issue, but you have access to older issues as well. Very seldom have problems with delivery. Do remember user name and password, because you will occasionally have to renew your credentials. Best App on my iPad!
  • Read thru time Jan 25, 2021

    By RayMerle
    My day usually starts with grabbing the paper. Now it’s reading on the pad. I still enjoy a paper format. So I can pick what I read and don’t read vs reading next on the list. Thank you
  • ABJ May 30, 2021

    By Utopia Promoter
    I miss walking up to the road on the weekends to get the paper. But otherwise, all is just fine. Although, the same beef I always had still stands...you don't have enough Comic Strips in the Sunday paper!
  • Oct 20, 2018

    By brad shotwell
    The electronic ABJ has become better over years.
  • Good App Jan 17, 2021

    By Foxfire Don
    For the most part this is excellent. From time to time the app will terminate and you have to sign on again then page to where you were. Occasionally some pages don’t show up or show multiple times. These are minor issues but overall I enjoy it
  • Jan 10, 2020

    By Richard Milford
    I am having a generally good experience but on occasion the app requires me to login again and again. Hopefully that will be remedied in the future.
  • May 27, 2019

    By James Bunnell
    enjoy the app. still prefer a physical paper but it is a decent substitute when needed.
  • Mostly good Feb 19, 2021

    By Harley-cat
    When the app works correctly, it is very easy to use and read the paper easily. Occasionally when trying to read an article by clicking on it to make the print larger, the app will crash. Other than that, it’s very easy to use
  • Perfect for my needs Jan 2, 2021

    By Blessthechild
    I love the convenience of online edition. However, your server crashes a lot and the pages disappear often. I am hoping this to be remedied soon. My resources for reading edition are all working fine with plenty of memory and space. Thanks. Like the extras!
  • Digital edition Dec 20, 2020

    By Taxes R Us
    I really enjoy being able to read my paper on my phone or iPad,I’ve been a subscriber since the late 60’s with the paper edition. I love the fact that even if out of town or sitting in my deer stand my paper is at my fingertips.
  • Good but a few technical glitches Jan 2, 2021

    By JohnAkron
    Occasionally the app will crash on specific article. But generally has good interface that allows individual articles to be read easily.
  • Hopefully Fixed Dec 26, 2020

    By Buckeye since birth
    I have had the Beacon Journal app for quite some time. Everything has always worked very well until about four months ago, the version seem to crash regularly. It took quite some time it seems to fix, which I think it is since the last update just very recently. If it truly is fixed, I will be 100% happy again with the app.
  • Great way to read a paper but many glitches Jan 22, 2020

    By Tom1165
    Been using this for several years but it has started to have numerous issues. If you navigate away to another site it usually has to be reloaded to use it. It recently just closed as I was scrolling through a story. Not very stable anymore. I use it on an updated newer iPad. Please fix it!!!
  • Great when it works Jan 11, 2021

    By abjjeff
    It’s a great app when it works but for iPad users it always takes months for the app to be updated after an iOS update. It gets very frustrating when it crashes or the text disappears. Took two months to fix with the last update, I was days away from canceling my subscription.
  • Mar 2, 2021

    By Roy Mitchell
    Great...at first...then it doesn't allow for Google + logins for some reason. Want to read the news is all, please fix.
  • Feb 1, 2019

    By david dicillo
    The last update caused issues preventing me from opening articles. It's a real hemorrhoid now to enlarge the print to be able to actually read articles. I pay a monthly fee, so I expect to be able to use the app conveniently. If it's not fixed in the next few days, I will terminate my subscription and uninstall the app.
  • Beacon app. Dec 27, 2020

    By copley reader
    When it works it is wonderful, but from time to time there are significant issues like clicking on a story & the app. shutting down . My husband has also been unable to login for more than a week. Every time he tries to put his info in it says it is unrecognized. When he called the Beacon , he was told there were problems & to go in through the browser off the website which he did. The app. has definite problems & needs to be upgraded.
  • Jan 11, 2021

    By Joan Iarussi
    Didn't work with Google sign on. I uninstalled.
  • Oct 7, 2019

    By Susan Hilty
    Not easy to bring up on tablet. Sometimes does not download on phone
  • Jan 8, 2019

    By A Google user
    Ever since it was updated I cannot get it to open. The way it is now it is useless. Glad I still get the paper copy. FIX IT SO WE CAN USE IT. Reset my password per ABJ rep. Couldn't open so I installed and reinstalled, still won't open. FIX THIS OR DELETE THIS APP.
  • Lack of support is beyond frustrating Oct 27, 2020

    By treddingjr
    Pay the bill monthly. No problem. Ask for help because the app quits every time you click on an article or even worse while trying to read the comics. Big problem. Worse yet - click on the app support on the right of this screen and watch what happens. NOTHING. OOPS. SOMETHING WENT WRONG because they don’t support their own app. Send the paper an email asking for help through their website. What happens? NOTHING. Not even the courtesy of a reply. Yes, I deleted and reinstalled numerous times. Yes, I have upgrade my i OS. Yes, I have plenty of space so this is all on them.
  • Jun 19, 2019

    By Rick Dremann
    I downloaded the latest version of this app and still only get a blank page with an "X" in the top right corner. This app used to work fine many months ago.
  • Oct 7, 2019

    By Robert Smith
    Used to be much better. Now I can read a few pages a day, then it goes blank and won't reload. Come on ABJ, what am I paying for here? Fix all of the issues, and get it right for a change!
  • Aug 1, 2019

    By TERRY WITSAMAN
    this app is the worst ever . its so bad I might cancel my subscription after 40 years. I even called tne editor Mike Douglas about this to no avail . the thing is trash. The main problem I have is that you can not open the app.
  • Nov 1, 2018

    By gary bailey
    Slow, horrible, not fluid, choppy, continuously cuts my off from page to page. Just sucks
  • Jan 23, 2020

    By T Macnutty
    fails to honor a subscription so a customer can login ... fix this!
  • Jan 20, 2019

    By A Google user
    just get error... 503 service not available
  • Terrible interface Aug 14, 2020

    By mesp1945
    I’m giving it a one star because there is no zero star choice. Basically you are looking at a digital picture of the newspaper. If you want to read an article you have to enlarge on your screen. Most papers separate each article to read separately There is no way to print anything. Also, you can look at the crossword but their is no way to actually do it. Somebody here needs to look at other papers interface.
  • Nov 24, 2018

    By Donna Caudill
    Why don't you just leave it alone. It worked fine until you screwed with it. Doesn't work AT ALL!

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