The Plain Dealer

The Plain Dealer

By The Plain Dealer Publishing Company

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-11-11
  • Current Version: 2.6.73
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 46.00 MB
  • Developer: The Plain Dealer Publishing Company
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 5.1.1 or later.
Score: 2
From 276 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 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:




  • 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?
  • This app is a nightmare

    By Faze
    Impossible, klugey, awkward. The Plain Dealer and have the digital presence of a company that's desperate to go out of business. Why? I love the PD. I want to read it every morning on my phone or IPad. But these knucklehead apps make every morning an exercise in frustration. Dear Owners of the PD: go to the Cleveland Clinic website and apps and see how grown ups manage digital communication.
  • The PD could screw up a one car funeral

    By 751
    This has always been a useless paper other than some sports coverage and the comics. The app is even more pathetic than the paper itself and every time they "fix it", it gets worse.
  • No longer works

    By abusedcross
    Since the upgrade you can no longer open any editions. How can they publish an app that completely stops working? I'll give it two week before I cancel my subscription.
  • Can't read blurry articles

    By ShellyFromOhio
    Reading epaper. Bug appears when an article image is rendered as opposed to the text. For example comics and Terry Troy Automotive. I find I have to kill off the app and restart it to correct the rendering problem. One additional unrelated problem - when asking for login, I frequently copy / paste my user name and password. The Plain Dealer app is the only app I have seen that doesn't maintain my login id when I exit the app to copy my password.
  • Very buggy

    By Newsletter Editor
    Works great some of the time, but frequently hangs or won't accept my login credentials.