By The Slate Group, LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-02-26
  • Current Version: 5.3.29
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 58.18 MB
  • Developer: The Slate Group, LLC
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.0+
Score: 4.62
From 5,962 Ratings


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: Slate's Privacy Policy: Slate's Terms of Use: For additional information regarding auto renewal settings please refer to this link: We are always looking to improve our applications. Please send your thoughts and suggestions to

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Great news source

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!
By Magmaman 2

Keeps crashing in iOS 14

Please fix. Thank you.
By Sh'ma!

Great content, glitchy app

I really like reading 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.
By Spacetrader37

Fix the all-italics text!!!

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.
By Umm No Thanks

Come on Slate!

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.
By jimmbuck

One star for bad typography

Please for the love of god stop displaying everything in italics!
By Axios023

Please turn off the all-italics thing

Please stop having the entire app in italics—it’s harder to read and makes the app unusable. Thanks!
By lshepard

Poor UI and jerky on iPad

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.
By ItsAllBobbins

A good app, but there are a few problems that need fixing.

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.
By Knitting Robot

Good content, horrible typeface

Please change the typeface; the current italic one is difficult to read, and is giving me eyestrain.
By Loudboys


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