Explore local Toledo news you care about on your terms. The Blade app now offers top-notch stories from award-winning journalists in three unique ways:

• Enjoy the traditional paper-like layout of eBLADE over your morning coffee
• Choose to slide through the immersive, interactive and photo-rich NewsSlide
• Or open News Alerts to discover the latest headlines and content to keep you up to date throughout the day

Whatever your preference for news, you'll find that The Blade offers you the content you are looking for including exclusive stories, videos and puzzles.

The Blade app also offers a way to support and stay connected with local businesses through Marketplace. Make a difference by shopping for unique local products at the convenience of your mobile device.

What’s New

Version 4.6.6

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

BobK10-4 ,

Much improved

This is way better than the last version, although it loads initially faster it slows to a crawl for the games to load.
And the games need an additional upgrade- the Sudoku gets slower and slower as you proceed to the win. And it shouldn’t fade so far when you get a row or square completed- too hard to see.
Also needed is a daily crossword puzzle that can be worked online.
Keep up the good progress.

Berel1956 ,

Getting better

NewsSlide is a good start, but not yet a newspaper. It is convenient and gets by on an iPhone. It is usually delivered on time and the push notification is a nice addition. But there are many issues.

It is an edition like the printed Blade. Therefore it is not a live document. News delivery apps like CNN are active and updated regularly. By noon NewsSlide is old news. The online Blade is better for news in the late morning.

NewsSlide is not archived and sometimes I travel. If I mid a day I can’t go backwards. The eBlade solves this issue.

The photos do not blow up or turn. I see NewsSlide on an iPhone 6s. I’m not planning on using a tablet. In addition the captions are tiny and awkward to access. The photo galleries are often incomplete. I know the Blade has more pictures than are placed in NewsSlide. The purpose of a digital edition is expanded content. This is far from the case in the Blade’s NewsSlide.

The Post Gazette’s NewsSlide version has far more content. It is more impressive.

I’ve watch this evolution since I first learned of the concept. Nee

John109736 ,

Very poor

Don't waste your time. Note the 5 star reviews end with #explore419 - most likely written by the app developer. And BTW, #explore419 is written by the same app development company that made this app. So sad.

This is just a bad app that never improves. Now the old app had changed making it pretty useless. Blade is going south and fast.

New version just as bad as past ones. can't get past the first ad after second story. Im sure the Blade people are not very happy with their app developer. Also, TV commercial is misleading as it shows you get a list of stories if you turn your phone. Wrong. Still can't see list of news stories. Ad are worthless if no one uses the app. List the stories please so we can select what we wish to read. I deleted the recent update.
Anytime you see an app with a lot of 1 stars and almost the same amount of 5 stars, means the publisher is paying an agency to write the 5 star reviews. There are over 60 reviews not 17. Developer reset the count to minimize the 55 1 stars.

App Privacy

The developer, Toledo Blade, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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