By The Slate Group, LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-02-26
  • Current Version: 5.3.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 52.52 MB
  • Developer: The Slate Group, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 9.1 or later.
Score: 3
From 3,351 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, and The Gist. 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: $4.99 per month and $49.99 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. For additional information regarding Slate Plus please see our FAQ: Slate Privacy Policy and 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




  • Doesn't work

    By Etatro
    After the update, no content loads.
  • App doesn’t work

    By Puntmanguy
    I love Slate content, but I’m experiencing the same problems as others—most notably the deal where you get stuck in the story you read, and can’t go back to the stream. Wife has same problem.
  • So buggy

    By jonathankoren
    On iPhone X, the navigation bar displays about half and inch below the top of the screen, yet you have to tap on the upper left corner to go back. That’s right, you have to tap ABOVE the arrow. If you accidentally scroll up past the top of the article, the article’s image becomes full screen, but it’s very easy to get the app stuck in this state so, you end up having to force close the app just to get back to the article you were trying to read. Layout issues when reading articles, most notably when displaying lists. The most shameful part of all of this, is that these are obvious show stopping bugs, and yet Slate not only released it, but also boasted about its release on its website.
  • Continually Buggy and Annoying

    By TBC.III
    Good content, perpetually lousy app. Either won't load or won't work correctly or smoothly when it does load. Slate, you need to fire this app developer and start over, from scratch! I'm deleting till you do.
  • Me

    By 21LoopWay
    Would give a zero if possible
  • bug fix needed!

    By lanemeyer
    I love Slate but a bug fix is meddef. On my iPhone X if i scroll down to read a story in the app (Slate Plus if that matters) then scroll back up to the top to exit, about half of the time the picture accompanying the app gets selected and is almost impossible to x out of. (I have to exit the app then exit the whole window.). Also at times the exit arrow on the left hovers an inch down from the top of the page as opposed to at the top, in this case it doesn’t work at all and i have to exit then close the app again. My app has the most current update. Thanks!
  • Terrible Navigation. Barely Funtional

    By sallenmd87
    Terribly frustrating to use. Extremely difficult to navigate. Many buttons don’t work. Clicking X should should close full-screen pictures but doesn’t. Gray bands that obstruct view cannot be closed. Awful.
  • Terrible on iPhone X

    By OldMacAdmin
    None of the controls (back, close) work. So you’re stuck on the article you’re reading, unless you kill the app and reopen. Who’s doing QA for app development?
  • I would give zero if I could as the app doesn’t function

    By Twinpod
    slate should be embarrassed. It’s an online news/current events magazine with no functioning app. I am a slate plus member and when I became a member I could use the site. I’ve had no app for almost a year and have received no help from Slate. I won’t be renewing. Every page is a black screen.
  • Can’t use this app anymore

    By Solroureview
    I have been reading Slate since 2000. I have always enjoyed the content. However the user experience of this new app is awful. I’ve experienced broken icons to where I have to restart the app to return to the main page; an endlessly restarting video ad, even after allowing the ad to run in full; disappearing stories as I scroll down the Recent list. For me, the video ad is the worst of the problems—once it starts, it pops up constantly, as in every 2-10 seconds. If you try to close it to return to the story you were reading, it often immediately pops up again.