Official Drudge Report (Free)
By Siren Tech, LLC
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Official Drudge Report App
The pure Drudge Report experience.
What's New in Version 5.0.6
Ruined a great app
Today, and for the last several months, this app is a pain to use. But only a few months ago it was the best Drudge app and better than reading the Drudge site on a mobile browser. That was way back in version 3. Versions 4 and 5 seem to have completely rebuilt the app from scratch. Now this app is inferior to simply reading Drudge in my browser. I'm currently trying out alternative Drudge apps now, because after being a user of this app for years, I find it is no longer convenient or a pleasure to use. I'm severely disappointed because I used to get a lot of enjoyment and information from this app several times each day. It was my go-to when I had a spare minute of down time to kill anywhere, anytime. Now the app is absolutely incapable of showing me Drudge in the timeframe of a spare minute. And believe me, I've tried and tried. I hated to give up because I loved this app once. But now it simply won't perform. As others have said, it's slow, it refreshes and reframes spontaneously and it's riddled with app-store pop-up adds to the point that it's nearly unusable. I have to work hard to make it work. It's so frustrating. I rarely write reviews, but the unusually disappointing decline in quality of this once-great app has moved me to speak up about it.
Love the Drudge Report, despise the app
Why? Why did Matt Drudge ruin his beautifully-designed, strip downed app? Why is he ignoring his loyal readers by refusing (obstinately? Childishly?) to return to the previous design? I read an article that claimed he's taken his app design in-house, which might explain why the app is so bad, but it doesn't explain why he won't fix it. Regardless, I've removed it from my phone, and now read the site through a browser because, why not? There's no difference between doing that and using an app that isn't optimized for the smart phone experience. But maybe that's what he prefers we do? Maybe the site generates more revenue that way? If that's not the case, and it really is a matter of someone's ego getting in the way of his users' experience, I can only hope things will change. Until then, this app won't be on my phone.
(My Star Rating)*(-1)
The description says "optimized for iPhone 5 and 6" and, naturally after using the new Drudge app, I became quite curious as to what the actual definition of "optimize" was, so I looked it up on my trusty Dictionary app and it says "to make as effective, perfect, or useful as possible." I'm callin BS on this one, Matty boy.
Guess it really all comes down to personal opinion (which, granted, is based on previous experiences) but IMO this really is terrible with all the crashes, redirects, size issues, etc. on my iPhone 6. I long for the days of yore when the app was so smooth, easy to use, nice to look at and addictive. But alas, we shall never have those days again...
Old Drudge app, old Drudge app! Wherefore art thou, old Drudge app?!
I used to be on this bad boy all the time. So much so that my wife would get mad at me sometimes. And now I don't use it AT ALL. So, you know what?!? On my wife's behalf, the new app gets the full 5 stars!!
No, but for real, seriously now, it needs to be fixed. Bad.
- Category: News
- Updated: Feb 25, 2015
- Version: 5.0.6
- Size: 27.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Siren Tech, LLC
- © 2010-2015 iDrudgeReport.com
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.