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The Sacramento Bee newspaper

The Sacramento Bee newspaper

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  • Mar 21, 2021

    By Sarah B
    Okay, but it would be helpful to have a search option. For example - I will see an article posted on social media, or a friend will mention an article, and I cannot find it in the app. Please update the app and include a search option!
  • Terrible app Oct 8, 2019

    By 1oldbrain
    This is so difficult to load - it takes FOREVER! The old app was much faster, easier to manipulate and worked well on my computer, phone and iPad.
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By Terri Zehrung
    Best newspaper in the country.
  • Sep 22, 2019

    By Mary Kaye Hession
    I'm a subscriber. 9/6/19 update crippled what was previously a reasonably functional app. Fortunately, the developer responded to complaints and restored the app to normal a few days ago.
  • Jan 24, 2019

    By Mary Ellen Schultz
    Like the online application, but cant bookmark where i left off. Also would like to open app. and see it like a newspaper. they have this in kindle books.
  • Difficult and clumsy Jan 22, 2018

    By Tik Tok
    Since I subscribe to the print version, I frequently find a story I’d like to share with someone who does not. With the confusing top line of types of stories, where you find duplicate entries galore and seldom any features beyond insipid sports writing (not including Joe Davidson, who is first class), you have to look through all the headings under each banner to see if the article you want might be there. I don’t understand why the website wouldn’t organize under more traditional headings: Top Stories, National News, International News, Local News, Business, Sports, Opinion, and then Features or special groups of features like Food. Nor do I understand why there is no search function to use so you don’t have to scroll through all the entries to see if your article can be found. All the stories now are in digital form. Pay some competent web designer to have the site do a far better job of mirroring the printed version. Thanks for the opportunity to comment.
  • Jan 25, 2021

    By John Mathias
    Paid for a subscription but couldn't read any articles. Receive account fail to sync message repeatedly. No resolution from customer service. Terrible app.
  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Frank Pajerski
    The lack of quality in news coverage and writing seen in the print edition has sadly carried over to the design and performance of this app.
  • Terrible app Nov 27, 2019

    By marschif
    There is no way that the rating of 4.3 out of 5 is honest. How many bots did it take, SacBee? The majority of the ratings are one star, for very good reasons. I’m a long time subscriber to the Bee print edition, but had to cancel because the delivery people had a hard time delivering more than 4 days a week. So I payed for the online e-edition. Isn’t it fraud when someone takes your money and gives you a non-working product? I need to read the e-edition on my iPad. Nope; it works on my desktop, but not on the specific device I bought it for. Bottom line: it’s horrible and if the Bee finally does go out of business it’s their own fault for not doing the job they were payed to do. And . . . This is no small point: the app does not include the comics. What is wrong with your people?? It appears your primary objective is to drive customers away. I WANT to support journalism, but your company makes it more and more difficult to do so!
  • Dec 13, 2020

    By Z K
    App becomes unresponsive upon opening. Cannot sign in, skip, anything.
  • Mar 21, 2021

    By Sarah B
    Okay, but it would be helpful to have a search option. For example - I will see an article posted on social media, or a friend will mention an article, and I cannot find it in the app. Please update the app and include a search option!
  • Terrible app Oct 8, 2019

    By 1oldbrain
    This is so difficult to load - it takes FOREVER! The old app was much faster, easier to manipulate and worked well on my computer, phone and iPad.
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By Terri Zehrung
    Best newspaper in the country.
  • Sep 22, 2019

    By Mary Kaye Hession
    I'm a subscriber. 9/6/19 update crippled what was previously a reasonably functional app. Fortunately, the developer responded to complaints and restored the app to normal a few days ago.
  • Jan 24, 2019

    By Mary Ellen Schultz
    Like the online application, but cant bookmark where i left off. Also would like to open app. and see it like a newspaper. they have this in kindle books.
  • Difficult and clumsy Jan 22, 2018

    By Tik Tok
    Since I subscribe to the print version, I frequently find a story I’d like to share with someone who does not. With the confusing top line of types of stories, where you find duplicate entries galore and seldom any features beyond insipid sports writing (not including Joe Davidson, who is first class), you have to look through all the headings under each banner to see if the article you want might be there. I don’t understand why the website wouldn’t organize under more traditional headings: Top Stories, National News, International News, Local News, Business, Sports, Opinion, and then Features or special groups of features like Food. Nor do I understand why there is no search function to use so you don’t have to scroll through all the entries to see if your article can be found. All the stories now are in digital form. Pay some competent web designer to have the site do a far better job of mirroring the printed version. Thanks for the opportunity to comment.
  • Jan 25, 2021

    By John Mathias
    Paid for a subscription but couldn't read any articles. Receive account fail to sync message repeatedly. No resolution from customer service. Terrible app.
  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Frank Pajerski
    The lack of quality in news coverage and writing seen in the print edition has sadly carried over to the design and performance of this app.
  • Terrible app Nov 27, 2019

    By marschif
    There is no way that the rating of 4.3 out of 5 is honest. How many bots did it take, SacBee? The majority of the ratings are one star, for very good reasons. I’m a long time subscriber to the Bee print edition, but had to cancel because the delivery people had a hard time delivering more than 4 days a week. So I payed for the online e-edition. Isn’t it fraud when someone takes your money and gives you a non-working product? I need to read the e-edition on my iPad. Nope; it works on my desktop, but not on the specific device I bought it for. Bottom line: it’s horrible and if the Bee finally does go out of business it’s their own fault for not doing the job they were payed to do. And . . . This is no small point: the app does not include the comics. What is wrong with your people?? It appears your primary objective is to drive customers away. I WANT to support journalism, but your company makes it more and more difficult to do so!
  • Dec 13, 2020

    By Z K
    App becomes unresponsive upon opening. Cannot sign in, skip, anything.
  • Beta Version? Feb 11, 2021

    By ChicoDad
    The “new” beta version arrived without notice and without an option to opt-out. Non-professional. It’s not all that bad except for one CRITICAL element. It doesn’t permit landscape display except on the first and last pages of a section. The FAQ says you can just rotate you iPad, pinch and zoom, or select individual articles. Note that when you select individual articles, they are littered and over-filled with distracting ads. I can’t understand why you wouldn’t just fix this. I high school programmer could take care of this. The whole Bee is essentially an editorial. If you know something about a story, you can see their bias shining through. In addition, the writing quality is has fallen off. Spelling errors, wrong word choices, and sentences that either don’t make sense or contradict are alarmingly common.
  • Mar 19, 2021

    By Michael Hotz
    It's as if like they deliberately created the worst behaving, most user- unfriendly app. Would be hard to come up with something worse.
  • Still buggy Apr 11, 2020

    By Stwmmw
    The online version is impossible to read as there is no room for the actual content on the screen so I have to download the e-edition to make readable. I tap on icon and today’s paper is there. I tap download and screen goes dark like its downloading but it’s not. I then have to go to the upper left corner, hit e edition, find today’s edition and then hit download. What a pain. In fact every few weeks when I have to re-login there are new issues. This is the worst most inconsistent app ever.... idea what they wetTakes 4-5 clicks to get to the e-edition which then hangs for awhile if it even comes up. The e-edition is unreadable so you have to download to make readable. Then the download then hangs up assuming it comes up. It’s a horrible app. Waste of time. A 3rd rate app by a 5th rate newspaper. Yesterday’s news tomorrow is their slogan.
  • Oct 13, 2019

    By L M
    Took out the functionality of clicking on top page story to get into it -- and then moving with left or right arrows through all the articles. Used to work this way -- but no longer! Still another disappointment from the once great Sacramento Bee.
  • Frustrating E-Edition! Dec 22, 2019

    By Taking the High Road
    Not sure why the Bee does not address the problems with its E-Edition. On my iPad, the print is fuzzy and does does not focus for quite a few seconds each time I go to the next page...annoying and dizzying at best. There are ad banners at the bottom of each page that are constantly changing and moving which is distracting when trying to read an article. This is in addition to all the other ads within the paper, which are expected. I’ve messaged the Bee several times alerting them to these issues and they are non responsive. If the Bee wants to improve its readership, these basic issues should be addressed. Basically if you’re looking for a liberal, biased news source that is difficult to read and navigate you’ve come to the right place.

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  • Apr 9, 2021

    By Terri Zehrung
    Best newspaper in the country.
  • Terrible app Oct 8, 2019

    By 1oldbrain
    This is so difficult to load - it takes FOREVER! The old app was much faster, easier to manipulate and worked well on my computer, phone and iPad.
  • Sep 22, 2019

    By Mary Kaye Hession
    I'm a subscriber. 9/6/19 update crippled what was previously a reasonably functional app. Fortunately, the developer responded to complaints and restored the app to normal a few days ago.
  • Mar 21, 2021

    By Sarah B
    Okay, but it would be helpful to have a search option. For example - I will see an article posted on social media, or a friend will mention an article, and I cannot find it in the app. Please update the app and include a search option!
  • Jan 24, 2019

    By Mary Ellen Schultz
    Like the online application, but cant bookmark where i left off. Also would like to open app. and see it like a newspaper. they have this in kindle books.
  • Difficult and clumsy Jan 22, 2018

    By Tik Tok
    Since I subscribe to the print version, I frequently find a story I’d like to share with someone who does not. With the confusing top line of types of stories, where you find duplicate entries galore and seldom any features beyond insipid sports writing (not including Joe Davidson, who is first class), you have to look through all the headings under each banner to see if the article you want might be there. I don’t understand why the website wouldn’t organize under more traditional headings: Top Stories, National News, International News, Local News, Business, Sports, Opinion, and then Features or special groups of features like Food. Nor do I understand why there is no search function to use so you don’t have to scroll through all the entries to see if your article can be found. All the stories now are in digital form. Pay some competent web designer to have the site do a far better job of mirroring the printed version. Thanks for the opportunity to comment.
  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Frank Pajerski
    The lack of quality in news coverage and writing seen in the print edition has sadly carried over to the design and performance of this app.
  • Mar 19, 2021

    By Michael Hotz
    It's as if like they deliberately created the worst behaving, most user- unfriendly app. Would be hard to come up with something worse.
  • Aug 20, 2020

    By Chad Portney
    Very unwieldy app particularrly the daily paper part. Have had all of the following issues, at one time or another: won't load, keepsasking for login, wont resize, wont horizontally or vertically scroll within an article.
  • Jan 25, 2021

    By John Mathias
    Paid for a subscription but couldn't read any articles. Receive account fail to sync message repeatedly. No resolution from customer service. Terrible app.
  • Terrible app Nov 27, 2019

    By marschif
    There is no way that the rating of 4.3 out of 5 is honest. How many bots did it take, SacBee? The majority of the ratings are one star, for very good reasons. I’m a long time subscriber to the Bee print edition, but had to cancel because the delivery people had a hard time delivering more than 4 days a week. So I payed for the online e-edition. Isn’t it fraud when someone takes your money and gives you a non-working product? I need to read the e-edition on my iPad. Nope; it works on my desktop, but not on the specific device I bought it for. Bottom line: it’s horrible and if the Bee finally does go out of business it’s their own fault for not doing the job they were payed to do. And . . . This is no small point: the app does not include the comics. What is wrong with your people?? It appears your primary objective is to drive customers away. I WANT to support journalism, but your company makes it more and more difficult to do so!
  • Dec 13, 2020

    By Z K
    App becomes unresponsive upon opening. Cannot sign in, skip, anything.
  • Beta Version? Feb 11, 2021

    By ChicoDad
    The “new” beta version arrived without notice and without an option to opt-out. Non-professional. It’s not all that bad except for one CRITICAL element. It doesn’t permit landscape display except on the first and last pages of a section. The FAQ says you can just rotate you iPad, pinch and zoom, or select individual articles. Note that when you select individual articles, they are littered and over-filled with distracting ads. I can’t understand why you wouldn’t just fix this. I high school programmer could take care of this. The whole Bee is essentially an editorial. If you know something about a story, you can see their bias shining through. In addition, the writing quality is has fallen off. Spelling errors, wrong word choices, and sentences that either don’t make sense or contradict are alarmingly common.
  • Still buggy Apr 11, 2020

    By Stwmmw
    The online version is impossible to read as there is no room for the actual content on the screen so I have to download the e-edition to make readable. I tap on icon and today’s paper is there. I tap download and screen goes dark like its downloading but it’s not. I then have to go to the upper left corner, hit e edition, find today’s edition and then hit download. What a pain. In fact every few weeks when I have to re-login there are new issues. This is the worst most inconsistent app ever.... idea what they wetTakes 4-5 clicks to get to the e-edition which then hangs for awhile if it even comes up. The e-edition is unreadable so you have to download to make readable. Then the download then hangs up assuming it comes up. It’s a horrible app. Waste of time. A 3rd rate app by a 5th rate newspaper. Yesterday’s news tomorrow is their slogan.
  • Oct 13, 2019

    By L M
    Took out the functionality of clicking on top page story to get into it -- and then moving with left or right arrows through all the articles. Used to work this way -- but no longer! Still another disappointment from the once great Sacramento Bee.
  • Frustrating E-Edition! Dec 22, 2019

    By Taking the High Road
    Not sure why the Bee does not address the problems with its E-Edition. On my iPad, the print is fuzzy and does does not focus for quite a few seconds each time I go to the next page...annoying and dizzying at best. There are ad banners at the bottom of each page that are constantly changing and moving which is distracting when trying to read an article. This is in addition to all the other ads within the paper, which are expected. I’ve messaged the Bee several times alerting them to these issues and they are non responsive. If the Bee wants to improve its readership, these basic issues should be addressed. Basically if you’re looking for a liberal, biased news source that is difficult to read and navigate you’ve come to the right place.
  • Nov 23, 2020

    By Fellow Traveler
    Every time I have installed it and try to open it it tells me that has encountered a problem and to try again. 🤬
  • Zero stars! Oct 20, 2019

    By garyszy
    I have found that the current eEdition is an extremely poor substitute for the prior version of the online / app software. I am so tired of the jumping screens, ads, popups, etc. I use an iPad daily to read the paper and when opening the app, all I see are ads and no paper. I have found that links to other pages in the paper no longer work and I have to constantly scroll back and forth to read a single story. If I download the paper, the download time can very from 1 minute to greater than 5 minutes or not a all. Also, there is no directory / index to find specific areas of the paper. I am paying good money for a newspaper subscription and not all of the online ads. Please bring back the old software or remove all of these ads!
  • Oct 23, 2020

    By B Arikawa
    Hasn't worked since the last update. The error message: "The app has encountered a problem while trying to retrieve information from the server. It may be an internal error or misconfiguration."

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