Put Polk County's best source of local information at your fingertips for access anytime, anywhere, with The Ledger's app.

This app connects you to our coverage of news, sports, entertainment, features and business in Polk County, as well as weather, obituaries and our lively opinion section. Share your favorite stories and photos easily via Facebook, Twitter & email.

Navigate with ease through updates from The Ledger's newsroom — with the added convenience of mobile — to get more of the news that matters to you.

What's New

Version 5.0

Fresh design and new user interface with all the news you need in one easy scroll.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
7 Ratings
7 Ratings

It’s a local newspaper app without local news


The new update, and the last several tbh, have made this app useless to me. I go to the ledger for LOCAL news. I got to the national news for NATIONAL news. Tell me about our community. I don’t go to the ledger to hear about riots in Europe. I want to know about the house fire around the corner, the community fair in Bartow, the farmers markets around our community. Make local news your focus and I would love this app. As of now? I will probably delete it. Sad way to go out...

Terrible app - don’t waste your time


Most annoying:

Randomly updates while scrolling through headlines, loosing my place.

Same stories appear two or three times.

Slow load times. Often stalling and turning non responsive. Restart app and will usually load.

No local news section

I tell you what, whoever developed this app needs to get a clue.

Quite Useful - Still Needs Improvement


The Ledger app works much better than the generic browser app. But, there are a couple of bothers. First, if you rotate the iPhone the item you are reading goes back to the top. Also, the text size seems to revert to the dafault. I would like even a little larger text.

The syndicated columns and comics aren't available. that's OK for a free app.

I subscribe to the Ledger's eReplica service for the PC and can read the comics and columns in eReplica. Hopefully, a good eReplica app for the iPhone will be coming.


GateHouse Media, Inc.
41.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Copyright 2006-2018 GateHouse Media, LLC.


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