By The Slate Group, LLC
App is fine. But when reading an article, the “back” button is white on a white background. Please fix this.
There seems to be no search function. It’s endless scrolling of things I just read. How do I find the quiz? Does anyone at Slate use the app?
I joined Slate Plus to have access to ad-free podcasts and bonus material, especially for Slow Burn and Amicus. The Plus editions are supposed to show up in my Podcast app feed automatically, but they never do, so I have to go into the Slate app itself to listen. Not a big deal, but not as advertised.
While Slate’s content is top notch, this app is the worst of its class. It does not allow personalization of the content. It is extremely clunky as though it was developed in the 90s and hasn’t been updated. The editing of the content is amateurish. Cf Political Gabfest 1/12/23: the Slate Plus version identifies itself as Slate Plus, has no ads, but for the extra portion says if you want to hear the rest of it join Slate Plus. Many times the non-Plus version is uploaded instead of the Plus version, which you’ve found after scrolling through mountains of unwanted shows. In short, listen for the content but don’t expect a pleasant experience.
It seems like every other month the app “freezes” and doesn’t load fresh content, usually for 3+ days at a time. It’s getting harder and harder to justify a subscription…
Every other month or so, the app just plain stops updating. The same stories remain up for days, no matter how many times I restart my phone or try other filters. Right now nothing has updated since January 6. This is particularly annoying since I pay for Slate+. Please fix.
Always well written with a variety of topics and voices presented in an intelligent way
It’s so bad. Unsearchable, poorly maintained, the article categories in the menu don’t match a lot of the articles so you can’t filter properly, it asks you to re-sign in when going from article to article. It’s the worst. I’m only giving it 2 stars because if you just want to read one article, it’s fine and I enjoy their content. Their tech is just….bleh.
The writing is great, the app function is terrible. There’s no search function so if I see a headline and want to read it in the app I end up endlessly scrolling. I’ve yet to find some corners of Slate on the app.
Why do I have to login every time I read an article? Why am I still suffering through ads in your Podcasts on your app when I am paying your exorbitant price for an annual membership? These problems have been going on for a very long time. please fix them. yours truly, unsatisfied customer.