By Josh Enterprises LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
MacDailyNews in your pocket! Now, even on the go, you won't miss a story.
Just like MacDailyNews, our app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch features daily news about Apple, Mac OS X, the Macintosh platform, iPad, iPhone, iPod, and more. It's where the Mac community goes to discuss these daily Apple-related news items in their own words with real-time Reader Feedback.
The MDN app offers Push Notifications. When enabled, the MDN app will notify users when each new article is posted. To control the various aspects of notifications (Sounds, Alerts, Badges), on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap Settings > Notification Center > MDN.
- Quick, up-to-the minute Apple-related news
- Infinite scrolling
- Visited headlines, so you know what you've read at a glance
- Push notifications now also for Apple Watch
- All-new, easier-to-read clean design
- Font resizing
- Supports iPad Pro display and Split View multitasking
- Easy-to-use commenting system
- Complete comment rating system
- Comments display and count
- Pull to refresh articles and comments
- iOS Share App Extension integration including ocial media sharing (Facebook, Twitter, iMessage, email, AirDrop, etc.)
- Full article display with dynamic Reader Feedback
- Visit full site option
- Sitewide search
- Full menu with access to news, opinion, contact, Facebook site, Tumblr site, Twitter feed, RSS, archives, and more
MacDailyNews. Where Mac News Comes First.
What's New in Version 4.0
All-new, built from the ground up!
- New landscape view for iPhone (better for nested comments)
- Faster app performance
- Streamlined commenting system
- New, large comment input box
- Site-wide search
- Rate comments directly while viewing (no extra taps)
- Improved integration with main and mobile sites
- Easy font size adjustment
- Nasdaq AAPL quote
- iOS Sharing integration
- Swipe to update
- New most-recent comments display
Poorly implemented ads
MacDailyNews is great, and you would think that their app would be of acceptable quality, but it absolutely is not. The need for revenue from ads is understandable, but the terrible technical implementation in this app is astounding. The ads get in the way of my finger when attempting t scroll, they will obstruct the first paragraph of article text, they randomly take over the app and go full screen without a way to exit, and they will randomly pop me out to the App Store with no user interaction. Honestly, if I didn't know that I was on iOS, I would have said that this app was malware. I don't understand how an ad system could be so poorly implemented for so long. And why doesn't MacDailyNews set up an ad-free tier that I can pay for? I would pay for that! Also, major functionality gripe: when I get a news notification for a specific story on this app, then I tap on that notification, my expectation is that I will be taken to that story. That is not what happens, I am simply taken to the main screen of the app, where I then have to manually trigger the app to load new stories, then find the story I wanted, then tap on it (which then submits me to the ad-based torture described above). Bad form MacDailyNews...I thought you were better than this.
There are so many ads that they constantly load the entire time you're reading the article. Even after you've read the entire article and want to leave a comment, it still pops the keyboard down and is designed to get you to accidentally press the ads while you're trying to type on the keyboard. They also have had a bad plague lately of ads that just redirect the entire page without clicking on anything, and foce you to view some ad about how you won an iPhone or vacation >:( MacDailyNews are the worst app developers and the worst kind of journalists you will ever find because of their unacceptable "advertising" practices.
Also, even if they removed all the ads, I can't login to leave comments like I used to be able to do, I have to enter my name and email every time. Pressing notifications doesn't take you to the article you selected, it just opens the app. And that is when you're lucky enough to even get notifications. Once in a while they'll stop for like a month, so I just say oh well and stop reading it at all until they fix the issue. ABSOLUTE GARBAGE. Fix it!
Not updated for iPhone X screen
I have been pleasantly surprised with how many of my apps are already optimized to the new iPhone X screen (including notch), even several small market apps. So I’m a little surprised that this app is not yet optimized to iPhone X. In fact, given the focus on all-things Apple, it should be a little embarrassing.
Ads are annoying. I understand why they are needed, but it is annoyingly easy to click on ads I do not want to view. I agree with more detailed reviews on this front. But one thing is especially maddening — the ads that interrupt reading to suggest you just won an iPhone or iPad or some prize that is totally deceptive - with absolutely no apparent way to NOT be forced to jump to that stupid prize page rather than get back to reading your the
MDN article. This should be the definition of click-bait. It cheapens the MDN app.