The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer

By Philadelphia Media Network, Inc.

Score: 4.6
From 14,413 Ratings


Staying on top of award-winning Philadelphia news is now faster and easier than ever with The Philadelphia Inquirer’s iPhone and iPad app: the official iOS news app for The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. With The Philadelphia Inquirer App You Can: • Discover the latest breaking news and important updates with our intuitive news feed and uncluttered reading experience. • Explore the news topics you care about from sports teams like the Eagles and Phillies to local news with our seamless section navigation. • Remember the stories that matter to you with quick action buttons for bookmarking and sharing. • Never miss a story with digital all-access subscriptions, available as an in-app purchase. Additional Features: • Alerts and Notifications - be the first to know with verified breaking news. Easily access breaking news articles with one tap on a notification. • Newsletter signups - stay on top of the news in your email inbox. Sign up for the newsletters you’d like to receive to get the very best of The Inquirer. • Frequent Updates - stay connected with 24/7 coverage and other important news throughout the day. • Log In - use your existing email and password or Register for a new account. • Customized Feed - customize the news feed to follow the topics that matter most to you. Switch between your custom feed and Latest Headlines with just a tap. • Custom Text Size - read more comfortably with the ability to increase/decrease article font sizes. • Split Screen Support - multitask with The Inquirer app and other apps at the same time on compatible iPads. • Today Widget - quickly access the latest headlines by adding our custom widget to your homescreen or Today screen. • Dark Mode - activate from the Settings tab and the app will switch to dark mode when activated on your device for easier nighttime reading. We'd love to hear your feedback! Reach out to our support team under Settings > Submit Feedback.


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Good but

They need to stop the feature where it zooms on the image for the headlines Ken Burns style. It’s tiresome.
By bhgsaryh

Requires software upgrade

If you have a older iPad this new app doesn’t work, bought subscription I can’t use
By Uber Not

Best Newspaper App on iPad

Disregard the negative reviews over the bias behind this paper; That is the equivalent of complaining about the lack of steak options at a vegan restaurant. As a engineer in the software industry, I can say that the team at the Inquirer has far exceeded expectation for what a news app should be and set the bar for what is to be expected for competition. The user experience of the application is superb and the "newspaper" view provides a seamless paperless reading experience for those who want to experience the newspaper without contributing to needless waste. While other applications from reporting outlets larger than the Inquirer adopt the lazy approach of providing an experience which mirrors that of reading the news on their website, the Inquirer has appropriately invested resources into providing an application which allows users to experience that day's newspaper digitally.
By d0rrien

Needs email and browser integration

Fine reporting and writing. When i get my inquirer news alerts it should be simple to offer me the ability to open this app and load the story. No login required of me. Every. Other. Paid. Service Does It. Instead, with the inquirer news service i have to go through Safari (iphone 12) where I should be quickly logged in but im not. i have to log in each and every time. Other paid services give you a drop bar in Safari offering to open their own app. Not Philly News. Needs to become a 2020 integrated platform and app. Fine reporting and writing.
By cabincruiser

Got my card number & charged an inactive account

Update 2: randomly they decided to charge my card and I don’t know how they got my card number. It also says “manually keyed”. I will be filing a dispute with my bank. I deleted their app long ago because it is glitchy and now they have stolen my money. Update: still haven’t made the app stable. In addition, I wanted to cancel my subscription but then they emailed me and told me that memberships can only be cancelled by a phone call. Uh, what? So I can sign up online but you don’t want to let me cancel online? What are you? A gym? I don’t believe that it’s right when companies do this. I think it’s a little shady. Luckily I used PayPal and have cancelled the billing agreement so I won’t be charged again. I thought “hey, why not support local journalism” except the only problem is that most of the time I get a spinning circle that takes forever to finish spinning. It almost feels like the Philadelphia Inquirer is stuck in the 90’s/00’s. I shouldn’t have to wait so long to read a notification you sent me or just switch to another article from within the app itself. Definitely cancelling my subscription.
By startswithaj

Crossword Puzzle

Would like to be able to print Crossword Puzzles???? Can this be done?? Please help or answer
By Dickie Do 47

Digital Inquirer

I finally was able to get the new version. I liked the way I got the last version where I could tap on it to make it larger.
By Clairenewt

Latest update 5-20-22

Doesn’t work. App won’t open on iPhone 6 running latest iOS.
By MRR419

The app is horrible

It says you can click on an article on the digital paper subscription and then continue from on article to the nest. But It sends you to different articles(similar but different) and you can't change text size
By aczecd123

App almost unusable

I’m a paid digital subscriber to the Inquirer, but I’m considering cancelling because the app is so frustrating to use. The most frustrating feature is ads that auto play when I scroll past them in an article that just keep popping up even when I try to close them. And then a string of videos plays with no way to stop them except to force quit the app. It’s awful, and the developers really need to fix it.
By JBraxx

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