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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, and The Gist. 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: $4.99 per month and $49.99 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.

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We are always looking to improve our applications. Please send your thoughts and suggestions to [email protected] App Description & Overview

The applications was published in the category News on 2010-02-26 and was developed by The Slate Group, LLC. The file size is 46.27 MB. The current version is 5.3 and works well on 9.1 and high ios versions.

- You can now copy paragraphs of text in our articles
- When you tweet or email, we'll autofill the headline
- Some small fixes for making sure your saved article stay intact when updating app versions
- A couple small updates for iOS 11

As always, email [email protected] with questions, suggestions, and issues. If you like the app, please leave us a positive review in the App Store.

Thanks for reading and listening. App Tips, Tricks and Rules Reviews


Deleting your app  XweAponX  1 star

Al Franken was accused by a supporter of Sean Hannity, due to a convenient photograph somebody gave her. Which could have meant anything. Any rag that calls for his resignation is equating this with Roy Moores various infractions with 14-year-olds, and you instantly lost my support as you have instantly lost credibility


Great articles, horrible app  aecalder  1 star

Ads pop up constantly, and not even in the app. They open in a separate Safari window, taking you out of the app entirely, and when I attempt to return, guess what? More ads! Trying to read just the headlines of recent articles today I had four ads remove me from the app to view them in my browser plus a funny or die video that popped up three times in a row requiring me to close three windows before I could attempt to read the article I was there for. I love Slate's content, but this app makes it next to impossible to access.

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Vampire app  Jon H. Doh  1 star

Articles are good and I have enjoyed reading Slate in the morning with coffee. BUT, now this app starts playing video and sound ads without being clicked on. I live in a very rural area with limited internet data and this uses up my data, and forces me to have to keep turning the ads off. Not good, too invasive and cheeky. So - goodbye Slate, hello flip book and NPR. DELETED APP.


Needs an update badly!  Expatgrl  2 star

Love the site for the quality journalism and became a Plus member when the programme first started. BUT the app is really poor. Can’t ever load all the articles in the default “Recent”view—it usually loads the last dozen or so and then skips back seemingly randomly to a couple of weeks ago leaving out all the articles in between. Have written several times to tech support and app support through several channels and have never received a response or even an acknowledgement. I guess they just don’t care. User beware!


Keeps sending me to ads in the web  dd1881  1 star

I have not been able to read an article on the app. I keep getting sent to ads on the web

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Content good, but  Puzzle Boogie  2 star

Too many times there is no link to videos, podcasts, etc on the app. I have to go to the web version and search for the article to get the links.


Pop-up ads ruin user experience  Kdbren  2 star

I used to love the Slate app, enjoying the many varied articles. However, recently the app has begun to pop up ads in my Safari browser, which completely ruins the user experience. And they won’t stop! Even when you close them out, even when you force-quit the app, the ads keep coming. I’m deleting this from my phone.


“Recent” stories order is not useful  D-n-w  3 star

I like to use the “recent stories” section to keep up with what they post. However it seems that they backfill the stories. Right now there is a story that has been at the top of the list all day but there are articles below it that I haven’t seen before. According to the date and time on the articles they are in the correct order. But for some reason they don’t post to the app correctly. Hours between the times. Makes it very hard to tell when there is something new to read. I’m sure I’ve missed things thinking I had gotten to the parts I’d already read through.


Disappointing  benitez958  2 star

I paid 1 year sub right off w/o every using or reviewing app. I paid up and signed up primarily because Slate has outstanding writers on legal decisions. I always look to Slate when i want to wade through the status of some pending legal event. However, the balance of everything else is confusing. What is this Double X, XXfactor, moneybox, atlas obscura etc. I can’t figure how to join the commentary feature. I hate trying to figure things with systems. I’m not going to do.


Short changed  Gamegurrl  1 star

I am a slate plus member yet I don’t get all the podcast content you offer. I especially like Dear Prudence but can NEVER get the podcasts. There are also numerous SLATE podcast icons that show up in my feed but never any episodes. This app is not worth the aggravation.


Love it!  CalicoGrace  4 star

Amazing content. The podcast part of the app can be a little buggy occasionally, but overall it's definitely worth getting.


My fave app  Fastedchef  5 star

I love all things Slate - Jacob, Mike, Virginia and everyone else. You keep me informed, entertained and hopeful. Thank you. Ed


Great news app  Rizziphoebe  5 star

The Slate app works perfectly, no problems. Content is great & more necessary than ever since the election.


Always interesting  Jfreema2  5 star

Content and app of similar high quality and clarity.


Great app  CJ2020  5 star

Easy way to access Slate articles on phone and iPad.


First class resource  Wordsmith25  5 star

One of my favourite 'go-to' sites for intelligent commentary and insight. Highly recommended.


Best news app I've used  jacktkcook  5 star

Super awesome just like Kurt Russell


Comprehensive and exhaustive.  Cooldaveb  5 star

I don't read anything else.


Great Mag  [email protected]  4 star

App recently fixed with update. Quality articles good mix of topics.


Great app  MrE01  5 star

Awesome app


45IsGoingToKillUs Openmind67 3 star

@SafetyPinDaily: Republicans can’t govern | via @slate


Deborah SunjazzD 3 star

@JRosenworcel: Time to call foul. Time to raise a ruckus. Time to save #NetNeutrality.


Claire aliensincardiff 3 star

@Slate: How to save net neutrality before it’s destroyed.


The best  QTMine  5 star

Hands down.


I absolutely love this app- and the honest but I amusing headlines  mpammer  5 star

I can't say enough good things about this app- I currently have an iPad Mini 4. Their stories, insight, unique and raw perspective are incredible. Slate writes the BEST headlines. CNN has nothing on Slate. (CNN has become Trump 24/7 and it's just painful(!) And a Slate feature I just noticed today- when you tap the menu, everything is there- not just specific links to other stories/sections in the app, but also Customer Support and related. With other apps, it often takes me quite some time to find Customer Service or app support- and sometimes it can't be found at all! It's so nice that everything is in one place. I will give this app 6 stars if I could! p.s. for those who dislike the app, try to remember it's FREE and no one is forcing you to use it...


V good  GoodDiMite  5 star

Good news content. Well presented.

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This app really stinks for podcasts  Sip Sip!  1 star

There is no way to save where you are, subscribe to the ones you want, and the player is not user friendly. A real disappointment.


Almost never works on my iPad 2  TVeblen  3 star

The app fails to open most of the time on my iPad 2, the iPhone 6 version is much more reliable. I've only been a Slate subscriber for six months and I enjoy some of the pieces they seem to be more opinion pieces than reporting. The opinions vary from center right to center left, but I don't often feel I've learned as much from reading Slate as I hoped. Although I'm much further to the left than Slate, I would enjoy reading it more if I thought there was more jounrpnalistic content and less value judgements.


Great set of updates  Txreads  4 star

Usually good writing, fair reporting, acknowledges the fact that there are other groups than white males in this country.

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Don't try to find that article  Silly Robot 42  1 star

The search feature is abysmal. Time and again, any attempt to search for an article by keyword, even one specifically in the title, fails to return what should be the obvious result.


It's hard to believe a podcast player could be so bad  BB1687  3 star

Podcast take forever to load, frequently restart and there is no buffer option. I've been listening to slate podcasts for close to a decade but paying for slate+ is a no go with an app this bad.


Terrible new update!  Henryfan1  1 star

Latest update to iPhone app version no longer allows you to pull up all instances of a column - Dear Prudence, for example, by clicking on column title. Instead, you must use 'search' and type in the full name to return filtered results, and then only receive the last 6-8 articles. And this is if you subscribe to Slate+! How have they damaged the interface for users outside the pay wall? Cancelling my subscription. Adding "new features" in the absence of anything being broken...

Tim from Cape Cod

The app is fine but it's the content that matters  Tim from Cape Cod  5 star

I've had no issues with the app. Navigation and readability and refresh rate are all above average compared to the news magazine apps I've used. The content is five stars. No, not every author or every article is exemplary. But many are and on any given day you can count on reading thoughtful well-researched well-written articles. I've been reading Slate for years, and I think it has more than maintained its standards. Subscribe! After all these years freeloading I made a choice about all my daily news sources: either subscribe or stop reading. Slate made the cut. What more do you want? Comments News Download