Welcome to the all new version 6 of the one and only official app of the Drudge Report.
Here's all you need to know to use the app to it's fullest:
*** NOTIFICATIONS ***
On first open, iOS will ask you to allow notifications. Tapping "Allow" results in alerts being sent to your phone whenever there is a siren, new banner or a highlighted headline (e.g. colored red.)
Review these urgent headlines anytime by tapping on the urgent headlines button (bell with lines under it.) Then to modify which alerts you receive by tapping on the settings (gear) icon.
*** SCROLL TO TOP ***
Tap on the reload button.
*** COLUMN SWITCHING (phones) ***
Tap on the columns icon once to be taken to the top of the first column.
Tap again for the top of the second column.
Tap for the third column.
Tap one more time and you'll be brought to the top.
Repeat as desired.
A personal response for those who email in bug reports or suggestions for improvement. Posting bugs in the comments may not get the attention they deserve. webmaster@DrudgeReportArchives.com
Ratings and Reviews
You want M&M’s by the piece or a handful?
I can see the entire Drudge page on the browser version and quickly scan the whole page and zoom in to show as little or as much as my heart desires. The APP, however, pre-selects a font size that you cannot adjust, feeds you headlines that (because of the font size) run into extra line spacing reducing total headlines available. It’s a very inefficient way to view the news, like being fed M&M’s by the piece when what I want is a handful. And not having that option is not preferable to the browser. It’s an issue if time, space, control, and efficiency. Just my take. I’d use it if they could give me controls over all of that. The only benefit I see is getting alerts, but then again, just who decides it’s worthwhile or rises to the level of sending a notice to my phone makes it all questionable.
Impeachment Propaganda Bias
As a simple news aggregator, Drudge has always been great. Up till recently one of the most unbiased sources for the latest headlines.
But over the last few weeks, Drudge has only been pushing the Impeachment narrative. While the impeachment effort is news worthy, Drudge has failed to show proper balance on the topic. I believe Drudge is now compromised. Choosing money over balance. This change has been noticed by many.
If you want a better rating from me, you’ll have to demonstrate balance.
If not, I’ll change from 2 stars to 1 and update my review accordingly.
Would love to give 5 stars... BUT
A ONCE GREAT And indispensable application has lost its way for a long time from over design. Nobody wants to use an application that is worse than a browser based solution.
Here is a review from 2014 when the slide started:
This was a quirky but functional app until late mid to late 2014 when it began to receive a rewrite. Now all of its features are gone, there are no configuration options and it is slower and more difficult to navigate than the Drudge repot website itself.
Why Why Why? I am now saying goodbye to a product which ranked among my used apps. It was quirky, it was annoying, but it beat the heck out of using Safari on an iPhone. It no longer does and I now see no value add whatsoever to this app.
Below was a review from the good old days when the App was very odd, but still functional:
But this application does not respect iPhone inactivity and shutoff options.
Don't see a way to fix this in the numerous settings. If there is one it is under a misleading name.
Also there are many blank page issues which come and go with each release.
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- 47 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.