The Plain Dealer

The Plain Dealer

By The Plain Dealer Publishing Company

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-11-11
  • Current Version: 2.7.42
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 51.52 MB
  • Developer: The Plain Dealer Publishing Company
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 5.1.1 or later.
Score: 2
From 283 Ratings


The Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper serving Cleveland and Northeast Ohio since 1842, is now available in an electronic replica edition, seven days a week by 3 a.m. Stay in touch with award-winning news coverage, thought-provoking editorials and columnists, up-to-the-minute high school, college, and professional sports reporting, and money-saving ads. ••••• SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION ••••• - 1 Week Auto-renewing Subscription: $3.99 - 1 Month Auto-renewing Subscription: $15.99 - 3 Months Auto-renewing Subscription: $47.99 - 6 Months Auto-renewing Subscription: $99.99 - 1 Year Auto-renewing Subscription: $209.99 ••••• OTHER IN APP PURCHASES ••••• - Racing is Indy - Baseball is Indians 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. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Your subscriptions may be managed (and auto-renewal can be turned off) by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period. If we offer a free trial, any unused portion of the free trial period, will be forfeited when you purchases a subscription. Our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use:




  • If is is the best your techs can do, then

    By Lin sc D
    Could you POSSIBLY make it ANY more difficult to get in to the app to read your paper? You need to get Human Resources on the problem ASAP. I have never had such a BAD app. My gosh, I pay for 7 days but I really only get it 4 days because your app doesn’t work - at all. Time to admit, you’re just NOT ready for the digital age. Go back to 7 day home delivery. Really. Seriously. Just give up. There’s no crime in admitting defeat.
  • Some of the Game Center not working

    By Kovalnr
    2/28 - update still not working on iPad version - does work on Mac desktop web version. Went into the crossword puzzle section of the Game Center this morning, but it would not accept any input, (keystrokes). I could see the layout/font had been improved, but it would not allow me to do the crossword. Please fix - thanks!
  • Fine

    By Rogansi
    A good app
  • Sharing is fixed!

    By antiquejunkie
    Thank you for the quick fix! Printing and sharing is working again!
  • No more sharing in eversion?

    By Getaway sailor in Cleveland
    The Plain Dealer update was installed yesterday, Feb. 1, 2018, the same day I installed iOS 11.2.5. Now I can’t print or share. Apple won’t let me downgrade, and I don’t know how to do a Plain Dealer app downgrade. Please fix!
  • Worst newspaper app ever.

    By ccole34120
    Have new iPad and two accounts of which one is a gift subscription for 30 years and PD will not let me read e-edition and tells me my account is active and then freezes up. From looking at all the complaints on this page and PD wanting to eliminate the print version they do not seem to care.
  • Mess

    By bw2151
    Pretty buggy, often can’t find the WiFi connection (everything else works fine) most time cannot load a whole page And it’s a blurry mess when you zoom in. Terrible but it’s the only way to read the paper....
  • Please Update It PD!

    By mcn1000
    Love the product but it crashes daily. Hasn't been updated since Dennis Kucinich was mayor.
  • Completely unreliable

    By Vic in Cleveland
    You would think a company in an industry fighting for its life would make sure its technology actually works. Time and time again this app crashes, won't load a particular issue or has articles so blurry they can't be read. It's ridiculous.
  • Two stars, one for the minimum and one because I use the app

    By ArtfromDon
    I have not experienced the issues others point out here, but I would add three other annoyances. I have been using this app for at least a couple of years. There are functional issues which appear quite obvious to me, but seems that the developer doesn't. I don't like the large spaces between an article which continues on another page in the paper, but leaves a large gap when reading the text view of the article. The gap that appears doesn't respond to touch so careful finger placement is needed to navigate to the top of the text appearing below the gap in order to slide the screen and continue reading the article. When finished with an article (in the text reader) the app returns you to the first page of that section of the newspaper. This is very unnatural as I am accustomed to reading an article on a page and then returning to that page not jumping to another page and then having to navigate back to where I was. The last huge annoyance is returning to the app, after pausing for anything else that happens in life, only to open the app and wait while it reloads the current issue starting on page "A1". When I read a newspaper and finish an article, I usually leave the page open to continue where I left off. A SIMPLE BOOKMARK OPTION WOULD BE NICE. Question is, does the developer ever use this app to read the newspaper?