The Mercury News.
Printed on your iOS device.

e-Edition keeps ​The Mercury News at your fingertips, with every article and picture intact - even the funnies. And our iOS Device version delivers all the content with a faster, simpler interface:

* World-class national and global news, plus in-depth local coverage from ​The Mercury News newsroom.
* Entertainment with the latest on movies, music, dining and other great stuff to see and do.
* On-the-money Business news, an all-star Sports section and much more.
* Razor-sharp views of every word, photo and image exactly as it appears in print.
* Streamlined navigation for readers on the go: Flip pages, zoom on articles, rotate to landscape mode.
* Tap any article with two fingers to convert to full-screen text.
* Includes archive access to every issue published in the past 30 days.


If you like our app, please remember to leave a five-star rating in iTunes.

What’s New

Version 3.2.50

- Speed improvements in article view.
- Removed excess notifications in offline reading mode.
- Better support of two finger tap when zoomed in.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
354 Ratings

354 Ratings

nlogH3O ,

Mercury News App

As a long time reader of the Merc, I adopted the electronic version about six years ago. Generally I like it. There are a few bugs that might be worked out.

1) The blocking of parts of the weather page is inconsistent from day to day. The same is true of the puzzle page.

2) It is common to have words fuzzed in odd ways, like “reportedwith” or “ haveseen”.

3) The newest version seems to think I have a new edition ready to download every time my IPad goes to sleep. This causes the viewed page to return to the first page.

4) Parts of the paper do not display clearly when the downloaded is viewed off line. The comics is a good example.

I am a strong believer in edited, fact checked and independent reporting that is not filtered to put a person in their own bubble chamber. I would be willing to pay more for more content and editorial.

Rating-Guy ,

This app is a piece of crap!!!!! Don’t Bother!

I have been a subscriber to the Mercury for decades but the paper keeps getting smaller and most of the stories are from the Washington Post and AP, they have few reporters of their own anymore. The app is the worst piece of crap ever. You will constantly have to give your user name and password because it forgets it almost daily. Further you have to keep zooming in and out to read any article on you iPad or phone. If you double click on a story to get just the text version if you read to the end you will have to scroll all the way to the top to close it. It basically makes reading so frustrating you wind up just closing it and going to another news source. The Wall Street Journal is a much better app. I am probably going to dump my print subscription soon as I can get almost everything they print from other sources at a better price.

Joeys Mom ,

Love this reading experience

In contrast to the slick verticals scroll news sites this is just like the physical paper. I read on an iPad mini and zoom the article, touch the colored “go-to” to continue to another page. Touch again to return to the page I came from. To correct a previous reviewer, you can download for offline reading, which I use on the airplane. There is an options setting. 30 days of back newspapers are available. Yes, downloading issues will take up room. Previous reviewer who was critical of APPs data use might have a 16g tablet/phone. I have no problems on a 64gb device with MANY apps and a very active email inbox.


Media News Group
91.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence


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