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- Access to the latest Slate articles and blogs, including Slate’s popular political and legal commentary, movie and television reviews, and Dear Prudence.
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- Tools that let users share Slate stories and features via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, and SMS.
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What's New

Version 5.3.7

- Updates for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Visitors from the EU (only) will be presented information about Slate's use of your data with the ability to opt-in and continue using the app. We'll provide links to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy as well, which are also below.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5

25 Ratings

25 Ratings



This used to be a great app. I’ve been using it for a long time and only recently has it become buggy to the point of absolute annoyance every time I use it. It freezes now and I have to minimize it and then bring it back up in order to get to a next page which it jumps to in a swipe motion whether I want it to or not. It stops scrolling out of the blue but then will sometimes swipe from right to left. It’s like it can’t make up its mind whether to he a scrolling app or a swiping app. Make up your mind already. I love SLATE and, until now, the app has always been solid. Why can you people never stop fixing things that aren’t broken? Are you afraid you won’t have a job if there’s nothing to upgrade? Using an iPhone 7+.



When this app is working, it’s great. However, mine (iPad and iPhone) often just stop serving content—sometimes either articles or podcasts, but sometimes both at once. They just don’t update for some mysterious reason and instead display a blank screen.

I’m a Slate Plus subscriber and I find it a bit irritating that I’m paying for this.

Great writing and analysis


The articles on Slate are insightful and well written. The variety of topics is impressive. There is always something that deepens my understanding of a subject or makes me look at it in a different way.


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