By The Slate Group, LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-02-26
  • Current Version: 5.3.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 52.45 MB
  • Developer: The Slate Group, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
Score: 3
From 3,286 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



  • IPhone X issues

    By Thrasymedes
    When you click on an article you are unable to exit out of the article. You have to shutdown the app then start it back up to bring back the article list.
  • Hiding in plain sight

    By CPinBerkeley
    I don’t know enough yet to either love or hate the new app. 4 stars are kind of an “A for effort” score, as I love Slate and read it every day, as well as keeping the daily podcast feed at the top of my queue. Here’s the thing, though: for all the mentions of the big redesign in the podcasts, there was nothing saying to delete and reinstall the app. So after a week or so of the main news feed updating as usual, the stories across the header hadn’t been changing. I decided the regular update mechanism wasn’t going to do anything, and took the initiative to delete and do a fresh reinstall. The new design looks promising, and if the functionality improves (embedded video, for instance), I’ll be delighted to give a proper Gabfest-style endorsement. But for now, I’ve had less than a half-hour, so can just look forward to digging in further. And you might want to post an actual story or push the new version through a full App Store update. Just sayin’...
  • Bugged app, great content!

    By Treman99dd
    Love Slate’s content, but the new app is very buggy on my iPhone X. Clicking a new article, often places the “back” button in the middle of the screen, and it doesn’t function. Please fix Slate!
  • Why so complicated?

    By meowhouse
    I listen to a lot of Slate podcasts and finally subscribed to Slate Plus so I could get all the bonus content for Slow Burn. But I can’t find it in this app. Slate, what do you have against a simple index, eh? You have my 35 bucks - please make it plain and simple for me to stream the political gabfest without David Plotz’ cringe-worthy commercials for dinner and stamps. Ugh.
  • Comments still broken

    By jtssssa
    Don’t believe the hype.
  • What do you do to this app?

    By Zoerein
    This used to be a great app. New version is really bad. Often I cannot exit a story without closing the app. This is basic stuff—get it right please.
  • Slate plus subscription does not work

    By philcarrizzi
    I’m working with tech support now, But I am not able to use the subscription I just paid for. I shouldn’t have to create a login at all, that should be the value of having it tied to my device (which is how my NYT sub works,) but if I have to at least make it work - have the app CHANGE after buying and then logging in so I don’t have to work so hard just to look for where I should be looking - then to find the instructions I eventually get EMAILED don’t work.
  • Repeat repeat repeat

    By Thomas Veil
    Slate’s content is great, but the app has a critical bug. If you are reading the latest stories in the Recent news feed, you’ll find that any past articles you may have saved somehow become “stuck” amongst the newer articles. Those articles shouldn’t show up in the Recent feed AT ALL; they’re older, saved articles, after all. Yet they show up over and over and OVER, and it isn’t until you scroll past them and then back that you see the articles that are supposed to be there. This has been going on for a while now, and it’s annoying. I was hoping Slate’s vaunted behind-the-scenes CMS revamp would solve the problem, but it hasn’t.
  • Commenting feature

    By Nun Pants
    The commenting feature on the app hasn’t worked properly in several weeks. It always reports that “There are currently no comments” on any article I click on, even when I can verify via a web browser that, in fact, there are currently comments. It’d be a nice thing to fix when you get a minute.
  • Hypersensitive (technologically)

    By Ploughjogger
    Content is fine, but upon opening, the home page triggers two or three pop up adds in your web browser; touching the screen to scroll down triggers a few more.