Official* Drudge Report app optimized for the iPad.

* Linked to by the

What's New

Version 5.0.9

Code base maintenance.

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5

425 Ratings

425 Ratings

The developers are incompetent


I anticipate using this app every day, but it's the worst performing app on my phone. It takes 20-30 seconds to load their page, where chrome or safari takes 2-3 seconds. The developers are probably using UIWebView with loading their own garbage JavaScript instead of the new WKWebView which is much, much faster. Either the developers are lazy or incompetent because this app has been unusable for over 4 years now.

Also, when you finally can see the articles, click fast! Otherwise it will open up the App Store to download a kiddie game that no grown adult wants. I could fix this app in an afternoon if I were in charge.


Ads and Videos render this unusable


This app brings a maddening flood of intrusive and insistent videos that fill the window, making it unusable. This does not happen everyday, but often enough that I have been searching for a good replacement. If I find one I'll quit using this app. This is too bad because it has a lot of positive qualities. But the aggressive ads make it a one-star looser.
UPDATE: Wish I could give it 0 stars. I have given this app a couple more chances to see if I might be over reacting. I'm not. I just can't use this app. There is still a flood of invasive videos. Would be most useful in a journalism class to exemplify a bad user experience.

Archaic interface hard on eyes

Brian Engle

I am an avid Drudge Report reader, but this app for iOS is unreadable for me on my iPad (the text is too small and the UI is amateurish).

I am saddened at hearing that Matt Drudge has threatened legal action against the creator of the magnificent Drudge reader, "Simply Drudge," and forced its removal from the App Store. I am trying to get others tapped into the Drudge pipeline, but the lack of a credible reader for iOS is imposing too much friction.

Rather than going all litigious, Drudge should work with the Simply Drudge creator to come to a workable, win-win deal with him (because his app is heads and shoulders better than Drudge's).

Conclusion: Drudge is a magnificent news aggregator/clipping service, but a terrible modern-day UI designer.

12pt courier is a nice gimmick that harkens back to the 30s gadfly reporter -- I get it -- I like it. BUT I CAN'T/WON'T USE IT with my aging eyes. PLEEEEASE bring back simply Drudge. I'll pay for the bloody thing. Stop the small mindedness and work out a revenue sharing deal!!! Or just buy it and make it official!


Siren Tech, LLC
38.1 MB
Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
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