I love Slate’s analysis on the day’s news. It comes with a liberal slant but that’s my persuasion anyway do it works. Slate Plus gets you a load of ad-free podcasts as well. Definitely worth the small cost!
Please fix. Thank you.
I really like reading Slate.com but the shortest list in the world might be the list of things that DON’T make the Slate app crash. Tremendously unstable, incapable of probably displaying multimedia stories like anything with embedded video. And lately the app has been displaying everything - literally everything - in italics. Hard to understand how this app can be this fragile.
Since iOS 14 my app, like many other reviewers’ here, is showing every bit of text — headlines, articles, captions — in Italics. It’s unreadable. Do some testing Slate and fix bugs faster! Love the content and pay for Slate Plus but the app is consistently broken.
Love the writers and articles. App is crap. Scrolls very herky jerky, crashes often and embedded videos from social media NEVER, and I mean never, load.
Please for the love of god stop displaying everything in italics!
Please stop having the entire app in italics—it’s harder to read and makes the app unusable. Thanks!
I’m new to the Slate app. I like the writing and content so much that I’ve read on Apple News, I downloaded the app and considered a paid subscription. However the app is terrible on my new iPad running the latest iOS. Scrolling is weirdly jerky. There are only 5 font size options, and the biggest is still too small for my poor eyesight – especially with an inexplicably italic typeface and lines way too close together. There’s no way to filter out podcast-only news stories, you have to open them to find out it’s just a podcast. I don’t want to listen... I want to read. In short – Slate lost a paying customer here, due to a very poorly designed app. I work in app and website UI dev, and frankly somebody needs firing because they are scaring away paying customers (just read the latest reviews in the apple App Store). I’ll try back soon snd hope things have improved.
These are the problems I am having with the Slate app for iPad: First, the print will not stay a consistent size. Switch to a different app, the size changes. Turn off the device, ditto. Second, the comments are in the smallest print size I have ever seen. Why can’t we change this? Third, the Search function is sort of odd. The articles can be opened, but they are in a smaller window. Why can’t you simply jump to the article? Looking forward to seeing these problems corrected.
Please change the typeface; the current italic one is difficult to read, and is giving me eyestrain.