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Island Packet News

By The McClatchy Company

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Connect to the new Hilton Head Island Packet newspaper’s app wherever you are.

Receive the latest local and breaking news from Hilton Head, Bluffton, Hardeeville, Beaufort and the Lowcounty in South Carolina. The Island Packet and report on the local topics you care about, including local weather, traffic, crime, sports and national news.

Features of the app include:

• Breaking news alerts and real-time updates.
• The local news and sports topics you care about from around the Lowcountry.
• View stunning photos and galleries of news coverage and events.
• The Hilton Head Island Packet opinions, editorials and columns you love.
• Ability to share stories and galleries on Facebook, Twitter or by email.

What's New in Version 6.0.1

• Bug fixes

• Brand new look
   Get to stories faster with the improved navigation and design.
• Split-screen view
   Reading on a tablet or a plus-sized phone? Turn it horizontally for a split-screen mode to browse headlines as you read stories.
• Personalize your menu and homepage
   Organize the sections so you see the news that matters to you first.
• Breaking news alerts
   Push notifications now take you directly into the story.
• Bookmark articles
   Save up to 20 stories for easy access and offline reading.


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Customer Reviews

Don't like the new app

I woke up this morning to anew version of the app. I find it to be hard to follow. I enjoyed the old version where I could read the paper on my iPad in it's print form. I found that in the new format, I can't find things (like where are the letters from the opinion page). I also found that clicking on some items took me to a 25 second ad before I could read further. I don't mind ads but hate apps that I pay for to force ads upon me. Let me look at the ads when I want to look at them. I will probably discontinue my use of this app as a result of the new format. If I don't, I will certainly spend less time reading it. This app gets one star only because I can't give it zero.

Why did you change a good thing?

No stars to rate this new app. Really prefer the old version here I can read the paper in the paper format. I can find easier and can determine for myself which articles I want to read further. Also don't like ads being pushed when we have already paid for the paper. I read ads in the old version but don't appreciate them being pushed on me. Have already gone back to my browser and enter through the e-version of the paper. Won't take the time for this version.

New App is Terrible

I pay for access to this newspaper online and the new app prevents me from getting any value for what I pay. The new app is not intuitive, does not work correctly once you figure out what to do, and is filled with click bait advertisements. I hope someone at the IP didn't pay anyone to develop this app. Looks like it came from a local grade school.

Island Packet News
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.0.1
  • Size: 50.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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