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The Plain Dealer

By The Plain Dealer Publishing Company

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The Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper serving Cleveland and Northeast Ohio since 1842, is now available in an electronic replica edition, seven days a week by 3 a.m. Stay in touch with award-winning news coverage, thought-provoking editorials and columnists, up-to-the-minute high school, college, and professional sports reporting, and money-saving ads.


1 Week Auto-renewing Subscription: $3.99
1 Month Auto-renewing Subscription: $15.99
3 Months Auto-renewing Subscription: $47.99
6 Months Auto-renewing Subscription: $99.99
1 Year Auto-renewing Subscription: $209.99

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What's New in Version 2.5.60

Performance and stability improvements.


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Customer Reviews

Not that bad

Everyone is saying how bad it is. Once you get used to it and know how to use the features, its great. I honestly will forget we have an actual paper certain days and just read it on this. Also, my whole family can read, so my kids dont argue about the comics and the sports at breakfast. Overall, its got a few bugs, but its a pretty useful app.

Worst reader app ever

The Plain Dealer better improve this app soon or I am canceling my subscription. I only read the PD on my iPad and this is the glitchiest reader app I have come across by far! My two biggest complaints is that the app shuts down on its own 2-3 times for each issue I read and when I zoom in to read an article the letters go blurry every few seconds then clears up then goes blurry again. Not worth $20/month at all.

App Just Like the Paper

It is glitchy, poorly and cheaply executed, rarely updated in any meaningful fashion, and the folks who are responsible for it could not possibly care any less about the user. It is about undertaking the least possible effort so the "publisher" can claim it offers an app.

Skip the paper, skip the app, pray daily that the publisher sells the paper to someone who wants to run a real newspaper and will pay real money for a real app.

The Plain Dealer
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
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  • Version: 2.5.60
  • Size: 22.4 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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