Welcome to The Plain Dealer new and improved eNewspaper app! Enjoy 24/7 access to Ohio’s largest newspaper serving Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Stay in touch with award-winning local news coverage, daily features, sports, entertainment, special sections and more, right at your fingertips! Your new eNewspaper comes with an enhanced reading experience. Set your reading preference to either the print, replica version or the digital version of the newspaper. Additional features include a 30-day archive, bonus magazines and supplements, image galleries, interactive puzzles and games, ability to share articles with friends and family, and more!.

Subscribers of The Plain Dealer receive full access to each edition at no extra charge. Simply sign in with your existing Plain Dealer email and password.

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If you are not a current home delivery subscriber, we offer the following App-only subscription option:

1 Month Auto-renewing Subscription: $24.99

Receive full digital access to, including Subscriber Exclusive stories, eNewspaper and subscriber newsletters.

Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.

Your subscriptions may be managed (and auto-renewal can be turned off) by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period.

What’s New

Version 4.0.0

Major update with performance and operational enhancements to streamline reading and navigation!

New initial displays:
Navigational choices available at your fingertips – read by section, by page, by article. Reading default preferences available in settings.

New designs and organization:
New fonts, layouts, icons and labels simplify and ease use

Read off-line or on-line:
Faster on-line reading, uses less bandwidth
Select edition to download for off-line reading

Enhanced page and type display quality
Faster downloading and display, improved gesture response

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
441 Ratings

441 Ratings

RSukie ,

Much improved on the iPad

The new version is a major improvement over the old. It seems the slow refresh, blurry images and text of the past has finally been solved. The navigation seems to work well also once you understand the new interface. One problem that occurs however is the startup in landscape mode. Even though I set the preference to view one page wide, when I pick the paper to read, it initially displays one page but it is very small with lots of space on the sides. A workaround for this is to turn the device momentarily to portrait mode and then back to landscape after which the page displays full width. This should be an easily solvable problem.

Robe557 ,

It's a sometimes app

This new Plain Dealer is so bad I don't know where to start. Sometimes it works and sometimes it's extremely slow loading and eventually I get frustrated and turn it off. Sometimes the photos are too blurry to read and I turn it off. Sometimes only partial text appears and I turn it off. Maybe I should just never turn it on. Way to go Plan Dealer

Just when I was going to give the Plain Dealer some credit in a review this happens. The paragraph above the one I’m typing now is not my writing, it popped up when I said I wanted to give a review. I have to admit that I agree with what the author of that paragraph says. However, let’s get back to what I originally intended to say. The most annoying problem for me was the random spacing on words that would appear in an article. That problem appears to be corrected and I wanted to compliment you for that. However, now at times a single letter is omitted, usually at the beginning or end of a word. For example when reading an article on the National Football League the article would read FL instead of NFL.

Crunch543 ,

Good App - Add 2 Featurs

This is a pretty good app. It has improved over the past year and doesn’t crash. It works about 95% of the time. Please add two features to make it even better. 1) When opening, please do an auto update before opening. I usually get to page 3 or 4 and a reminder pops up asking if I want the latest version. Who wouldn’t? So, I must say yes, it closes and then I must start on page 1 again. 2) Is there a way that I can see the paper’s edition? Years ago, the paper had a star system on the top of the front page. If you saw 2 or 3 stars, you knew it was the 2nd or 3rd edition.

App Privacy

The developer, The Plain Dealer Publishing Company, 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

Data Linked to You

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

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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

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