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.
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 5,450 Ratings

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.

Screenshots

Reviews

  • Not useful

    2
    By Clare-Dragonfly
    What’s the point of having an app for Slate when Slate links—even within the Slate app itself—do not open in the Slate app? If I’m logged in to Slate Plus in the app, and I see a podcast that I want to subscribe to, I should not have to log in again, then scroll around in several places in order to find my podcast link. Slate seems to want us to listen to podcasts within the app, but that just isn’t how I prefer to listen. Two stars instead of one because it is a better reading experience in the app than in my phone browser, if I can find the article I want to read.
  • Why is the app so consistently bad?

    1
    By Chikitowonga
    Why is the Slate app so consistently bad? I enjoy the content when I can get to it. It crashes constantly. The videos don’t play. The links don’t work. When links refer to another Slate article, the link doesn’t just open the article in the app, but instead opens this sort of browser window within the app. It’s strange. Update after update I hope these issues will be fixed and they never are.
  • Paid for app and now can’t access content

    1
    By ajs8805
    I paid for Slate Plus to listen to podcasts. After successfully logging into slate app, it won’t allow me to listen to podcasts. In FAQ it advises to use login information on Apple podcasts or stitcher. Just tried that and it won’t recognize my login even though the slate site does. I guess that’s $50 down the drain.
  • app freezes and shuts down

    3
    By JockDoc1957
    Content is fine but about every 3-5 minutes ( on a bad day- sometimes it doesn’t happen but usually does), the app will either freeze (can’t scroll at all) or just quit/blank.
  • nightmare app

    1
    By Jessjensen
    I paid for a subscription so that I could access more content from my favorite shows—some of which are not new. there does not appear to have a search function, nor a menu of podcasts. the daily feed slate app is a nightmare of information overload with no way to personally tailor to my interests. as a previous user said, when you entice your listeners with extra features and then the features are missing or impossible to access, you end up alienating your biggest fans.
  • This is the most user unfriendly app ever

    1
    By Nykart
    This is the most user unfriendly app ever. First, I got slateplus to listen to Trumpcast, they make it impossible to find Trumpcast. Most of the time I can’t find what I want to listen to. Next the search engine does not work, it can’t find simple things like titles or show/ column name. Unless it’s a slateplus only content I listen on iPhone podcast app, that app it works! The slate app is very frustrating.
  • Constructive feedback for slate plus and app designers

    4
    By Hilary prentice
    Wish you could download the podcasts avail through the subscription...also wish the interface was cleaner, easier to search the content, more visually simple.
  • Content good, app bad

    1
    By Privacy nerd
    The app closes after being open for 5 minutes or less. Have tried rebooting the phone and restarting the app, even deleting the app and reinstalling it. Still fails.
  • Like the content, hate the app

    2
    By Spacetrader37
    Amazingly incompetent app, that gets all the little things wrong. E.g., embedded video in articles never works, so you can read a whole article about some Twitter memo or YouTube video, and not be able to view it without exiting the app and finding it on your own.
  • Heats up my phone

    1
    By Lizgerard
    This app has recently been heating my phone to an alarming degree and is crashing constantly. I uninstalled :(

Comments

keyboard_arrow_up