By Philadelphia Media Network, Inc.
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 inquirer.com 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.
As a paying subscriber I’d expect to be able to read an article without an ad popping up and blocking the text, sometimes even opening up a different app, without my ever having clicked on it. As I scroll past ads they frequently open up and block the article. It’s a very poor user experience after paying to access the paper.
They make you call and wait for a customer support rep in order to unsubscribe. It’s completely insane and a terrible customer experience.
Horrible app. Nowadays half the stories are dports gambling ads. No way to ignore suppress or block them. Totally unusable. as a result. Worst app in the history of apps. If I could give it zero stars I would...
Lame app- craps out all the time, and so many “advertorials” that appear to be articles. Second rate for such a respected newspaper.
There are situations where I like to download a copy of the day’s paper and read it later in the day, perhaps in a setting where I don’t have a strong internet connection like an airplane or train. This app works well only if you only use it over a good, non captive portal ( hotel, airport, Starbucks ) type wifi connection. In other instances, it loads with no information showing because the app thinks you have wifi when you really don’t. I should ALWAYS be able to access ANY of my downloaded content when no internet connection is available.
I realize that advertising is important to journalism and fully agree with it. Some of the ads, especially today are extremely irritating because you can’t clear them. There should be some level of minimum requirements for ad placement. Again, ads are important. They serve a purpose, and they belong on the app. But there should be an easy way to exit an ad. If you don’t want to read it as opposed to the nuisance side that has a minimal Xbox next to the volume icon, and it fills the whole page and can’t be bypassed
What happened to the tv listings ? I really miss them.
I have subscribed to the Inky for decades and still support it and it’s journalism. But the app has become half sports betting promos. 10 ads or do at a time. Hard to find the good stuff amid all the awfulness.
Loads slow and scrolling is tough to do
I’ve had problems with missing sentences or photos in past articles too, but today I couldn’t even do the first question of the news quiz because a moving ad is perpetually in the way. Please hire some more UX experts who can actually QC the app.