Slate.com

Slate.com

By The Slate Group, LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-02-26
  • Current Version: 5.3.15
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 55.41 MB
  • Developer: The Slate Group, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3.5/5 ( 4,883 Reviews)
  • Price:
    Free
Slate.com App Ratings: 3.5
3.5
From 4,883 Reviews
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Slate.com App Description

Enjoy Slate, the award-winning daily online magazine, on iPhone and iPad. Slate’s wry, insightful reporting and commentary on politics, news, and culture is now available in an application designed to optimize your mobile and tablet reading, listening, and viewing experience. The app offers a clean, easy-to-use interface and includes Slate articles, blogs, podcasts, and videos. Features include: - Access to the latest Slate articles and blogs, including Slate’s popular political and legal commentary, movie and television reviews, and Dear Prudence. - Slate’s popular daily podcasts, including the Political Gabfest, the Culture Gabfest, The Gist and Slow Burn. The app allows users to play podcasts in the background while browsing other content. - A home screen designed to showcase Slate’s top stories while allowing readers to browse the most recent and most popular stories. - Tools that let users share Slate stories and features via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, and SMS. - Our membership product, Slate Plus is now available via in app purchase. The app is free to download, however we do display advertisements within the app. Additionally we offer the ability to log in to your existing Slate Plus account or purchase a new Slate Plus account through the in app purchases. Your Slate Plus account can be used on your iOS devices as well as our website. To use your Slate Plus subscription on other devices you must create an account after completing your purchase. You can always create an account at a later time if you choose not to do so initially after your purchase. With your Slate Plus subscription, you'll receive: - Access to all Slate Plus content - An ad-free experience By creating an optional account you’ll also receive: - Single-page articles - In-page commenting - Bonus podcast segments - Early release, member-only and ad-free podcasts - Access to Slatesters - Access to premium seating at our live events - Early access to and 30% off tickets to our live events Slate Plus Subscription details: There are two subscription option available for purchase: $5.99 per month and $58.99 per year (Save 17% with the annual) plan. New content is continuously being published by our writers. Your account will automatically renew at the end of each month or year depending on your subscription. 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. You can manage your subscription and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to user account settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. For additional information regarding Slate Plus please see our FAQ: http://www.slate.com/articles/slate_plus/slate_plus/2014/03/frequently_asked_questions_about_slate_plus.html Slate's Privacy Policy: https://slate.com/privacy Slate's Terms of Use: https://slate.com/terms For additional information regarding auto renewal settings please refer to this link: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202039 We are always looking to improve our applications. Please send your thoughts and suggestions to ios@slate.com.

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App Reviews

  • God Content, Lots of Bugs

    3
    By QueenBean2016
    I appreciate the app, however there are a lot of bugs. Here are some that need to be fixed: - Spotify will be updated before the Slate App is... - Sometimes ads appear on Slate Plus versions... like why am I paying money. - The app itself won’t always register as playing, or can’t kick other audio apps off when it starts, as a result there are no out of app controls. It’s slowly getting better.
  • Close but no cigar

    4
    By diegovela1
    Having paid for slate plus to go commercial free, I get one podcast without obvious commercials and other podcasts with the very commercials that I sought to avoid. Slate provides excellent content and an excellent, informed group of podcasters. I suppose that I could use my time to resolve the commercials issue; but I have to work to afford the subscription.
  • Auto-Play Video Ads??

    1
    By arsmith987
    Hey, been a loyal reader for years and years. This last update now has AUTO PLAY video ads? That you can’t exit out of? Even when they’re done? Fix this. You’ve literally published articles about this very subject. Please.
  • This is NOT an Improvement

    1
    By GW203
    The new structure is horrible. I can’t find my favorite Slate Podcasts. All it shows is “sections”
  • Where have the podcasts gone?

    1
    By blueinaredcity
    I am a Slate Plus member and have always enjoyed podcasts and listening to the extra for slate plus only follow up. I used the podcast category to search for shows. This feature has disappeared. I can now only access older shows through apple iTunes where I cannot get my slate plus segment. When you offer perks to Members and then take the perks away, you end up annoying your strongest customers.
  • App is broken! Does not show the news or columns any more.

    1
    By AstroPaul
    The app no longer works. It shows no headlines, articles, or opinion columns, but still shows ads! The problem began today. I'm on an iPad Air 2, iOS 11.2.6. No version number is given under settings. There is another version of Slate on my iPad (5.3.15); it's just been upgraded. However, it ridiculously shows a 3x3 grid of photos with bold cut-off headlines, which is hard to process and renders the app unusable. There is no way of changing the layout or font size. There are no global settings options. The left-hand drop down menu is a long one, but only shows a few entries at a time in a large font! Hard to scroll through! This version also does NOT have any of your previously saved stories and articles! Poor design. The developers have violated the Hippocratic Software Oath, “First, do no harm!” Please give us an option to use the old interface and transfer our saved stories. Even worse, this upgraded version litters stories with ads; plus, it puts a bunch of ads at the bottom of each article or column, many with grotesque images. Yech! At this point, I cannot see subscribing or contributing to Slate! Note: Oddly, the app still works fine on the iPod Touch and iPhone SE. But I won't be upgrading as it could destroy what is working well! —————— Here's my earlier review. Slate provides wonderful articles and columns -- a progressive Atlantic or New Yorker. The info, topics, and writers are good. The app, though, needs major work. It also behaves quite differently on the iPad vs. the iPod Touch and iPhone. One weird thing is that I have *TWO* versions of the Slate app on my iPad. What gives with that?? One shows up as 5.3.13 inside the iPad's Settings pane (now 5.3.15); the other has no info save that its Help section has FAQs applying to versions 5 and up! The 5.3.13 one, which seems to be the latest, has fixed several problems ON THE IPAD, although it has introduced others: There are NO options or settings in the pull-down menu; oddly, its general font size controls are INSIDE of EACH story; and, unfortunately, it displays headlines in a large 3 x 3 block grid of photos + BOLDED words (w/o any article text) rather than the far more inviting scrolling list of smaller photos with headlines and first sentence or brief blurb on each article or column. PLEASE GIVE USERS THE OPTION TO DISPLAY A SCROLLING LIST OF HEADLINES, JUST THE WAY IT WORKS ON THE IPHONES. On the iPod Touch 6 and iPhone SE, version 5.3.13 is an absolute mess. The text for comments still remains far too small and the section interface remains poor, with the same problems that occur on the smaller i-devices! Here are the details. FONT PROBLEM ON IPHONES AND IPOD TOUCHES Even at the largest setting, the font size for stories is far too small to read comfortably. Users should NOT have to hold their devices right up to their eyeballs to read the stories! I have many other news apps and they all permit *much larger* font sizes. Please fix this! It should be adjustable to LARGE sizes on the iPhone and iPod Touch as it is on the iPad as users need or prefer. You have great material at Slate, and excellent columnists and news analysts, but the small font size is a HUGE barrier to reading such great content! It’s way past time that you provide users with bigger font size options. There are other font glitches, too. The spacing of text is often wrong on the iPhone, e.g., in lists of movie titles, they all run together! SECTIONS PROBLEM You still haven’t restored the slider-tab interface or g users with the ability to customize sections. * The tabbed section slider interface worked better. A year or two ago, you switched to a left-hand drop down menu, but it’s clumsy. The tabbed interface worked faster, looked cleaner, and made sections more accessible. So, please give users an option to restore that. * There is still NO customization of the drop down section list. It’s a long list, so it means scrolling to get to the section that one wants to read. We should be able to reorder the list and park our favorite columns or writers there. We always liked reading Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy, but he was hard to find — and now, alas, lost for good as he went elsewhere. * The stories in the 2 main sections, Recent and Popular, still overlap far too much! So much so, they are almost indistinguishable! Better culling is needed. COMMENTS PROBLEM Another big problem is that the text in comments is too tiny to read easily! That's true on the iPad as well as the iPhones and iPod Touches. Plus, you provide no way of making it bigger! NAVIGATION PROBLEM Navigation remains obscure on the smaller i-devices. The back arrow for returning to the headline list is hidden. There is a ghostly, barely visible banner at the top, and the back arrow is typically obscured. It should appear as it does on the iPad, a distinct, visible, white left arrow. AESTHETICS AND DISTRACTIONS The background photos and Big Ss behind each of the headlines on the iPhone and IPT interferes with the text and often make them hard to read! It also looks poor aesthetically. The Ss jump around when scrolling, so they are distracting to boot. They are completely unnecessary! Slate+ is an enhanced version of the offerings, but the FAQ doesn't explain what it is! Its stories often aren’t flagged clearly, either. A final note pertains to something that happened with the last major upgrade. It deleted ALL of our saved stories! Sheesh! That's App Design 101 and the Hippocratic Oath: "First, do no harm!" It makes one leery of updating the app! In any case, please give us an option for a scrolling headline display on the iPad and fix the font size and section issues — as well as the other problems. Make sure that the app lives up to the quality of the magazine and site itself!
  • To be informed

    5
    By Jack1627637263682763728273
    Liking the breadth and depth of writing, especially the legal analysis.
  • One star for one very annoying non-feature

    1
    By Axios023
    Can’t read the articles in landscape mode. It’s 2019. Give us this feature.
  • Read it online

    3
    By dcc297
    Slate is great. This app is not. It freezes and crashes constantly, and updates much slower than the website. Read it in your browser.
  • Causes phone to get hot, missing link

    2
    By Pjxxxxxx
    Reading some article causes phone to heat up hot as if some process was running the hard drive past optimal. I shut off all apps then updated this app, and tried again, with only this app open, same problem. Slate news quiz links don’t show up on app for iPhone.

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