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What’s New

Version 2.9.61

- Bug fixes
- Performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

1.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

ArtfromDon ,

Two stars, one for the minimum and one because I use the app

I have not experienced the issues others point out here, but I would add three other annoyances. I have been using this app for at least a couple of years. There are functional issues which appear quite obvious to me, but seems that the developer doesn't. I don't like the large spaces between an article which continues on another page in the paper, but leaves a large gap when reading the text view of the article. The gap that appears doesn't respond to touch so careful finger placement is needed to navigate to the top of the text appearing below the gap in order to slide the screen and continue reading the article. When finished with an article (in the text reader) the app returns you to the first page of that section of the newspaper. This is very unnatural as I am accustomed to reading an article on a page and then returning to that page not jumping to another page and then having to navigate back to where I was. The last huge annoyance is returning to the app, after pausing for anything else that happens in life, only to open the app and wait while it reloads the current issue starting on page "A1". When I read a newspaper and finish an article, I usually leave the page open to continue where I left off. A SIMPLE BOOKMARK OPTION WOULD BE NICE.
Question is, does the developer ever use this app to read the newspaper?

751 ,

The PD could screw up a one car funeral

Please, do not waste your time with this. And don’t bother contacting them, because they have no interest in helping.

This has always been a useless paper other than some sports coverage and the comics. The app is even more pathetic than the paper itself and every time they "fix it", it gets worse.

Raoh51 ,

Doesn’t work with 13

Have use this app to read the paper after they stopped 7 day home delivery. ie for several years (Still don’t understand how this saved the PD money. They still print a paper every day)

Recently upgrade my iPad to os13. App doesn’t work. Crashes.


The Plain Dealer Publishing Company
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Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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