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The Philadelphia Inquirer App: News & Headlines

The Philadelphia Inquirer App: News & Headlines

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Your source for Philadelphia news, top headlines & latest breaking news alerts.

4.6 Ratings 14K+ Reviews 50K+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

4.6
13.6K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    77+%
  2. 4
    14+%
  3. 3
    4+%
  4. 2
    2+%
  5. 1
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  • Balance Jun 15, 2019

    By Jrmktnmj
    I always have appreciated the Inquirer and the writers who work hard researching & writing good articles. My only suggestion would be a more balanced approach to writing about sex abuse scandals which seem to be rampant across many pubic & private organizations, and religious institutions. However, Inquirer only seems to focus on the Catholic Church with front page coverage. Please also write articles on the millions of people the Catholic church assists with life saving care, food & support. Thank you!
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  • Jan 22, 2021

    By Mark Rossi
    Ive been a reader of both tbe Philly Inquirer and the DN. The Inquirer gives you a lot of local information and great world news but, what I really love is your sports section. The app provides you with so many articles from the writers I think are great. But theres a section for each team with curent news and up to tbe minute articles that are happening that day, you dont have to wait until the next day if your reading the paper. I still miss opening the paper but, you cant beat this app.
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  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Edward Bennett
    I love this app. It keeps me connected to my hometown.
  • Greatly Improved Oct 31, 2020

    By Sawdust & Noise
    Over the past few updates, the user interface has improved makedly. The developer listens to feedback, and it shows. There was a serious problem on iPad right after the last update, which now seems to have been caused by rogue ads. Ad curation is the greatest weakness. Once in a while, an ad is an obvious fraud, but such junk is pulled quickly upon reprting.
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Pat Salas
    Living on the West Coast, I use the app to keep up with major news in the Philly metro area. News and human interest are some of the key stories.
  • Severe political bias Dec 11, 2019

    By stop Bull-Schiff
    I have been a subscriber to “Inky” for over 50 years. They have always been politically biased toward Democrats both specifically and generally. Their allowance of hatred against President Trump in the Guise of “opinion pieces” in hitting below the line. And, they are getting worse. The organization of the publishing structure as a non-profit has undermined any hint of fairness and the non-profit status should be revoked. They really don’t serve a broad base. Most people I talk with have already shed their subscription and/or have a low opinion of the inquirer as a balanced news provider or as having a fair opinion section.
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  • Ok, but needs some work Oct 11, 2019

    By scouter128
    1) Why are Inquirer links to another Inquirer article jumping out to a browser? This is frustrating and would be good to fix. 2) I appreciate that many images within an article can be zoomed. It would be nice to do the same for the headline image at the top of the article, which doesn’t seem to be able to be zoomed 3) Support dark mode, where the background of all pages could be dark 4) Configurability for articles I want to see versus not; for example I may not be interested in row after row of high school sports results.
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  • Nov 24, 2020

    By James Boyd
    Has always sucked. Continues to suck. and they make no effort to un-suck it. Did I mention it sucks? You want meat on the bones? How about the simple fact that it's impossible to read something that constantly adjusts and refreshes. Start there.
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  • Don’t fool yourself Sep 30, 2020

    By MNEMONIC6611
    This app is all about getting the information on the user and the spam. Probably one of the most aggressive sniffer and snoopers around. This app is one step away from a virus. These people are serious about the user’s information and that’s after paying for a subscription. My advise- delete the app, use the online version through your browser, and make sure the Adblock / privacy protection is in place.
    more
  • Nov 25, 2020

    By Stephen Seasholtz
    The screen constantly just turns all white, so annoying terrible app!!!! Fix it
  1. Stay in the know! Award-winning Philadelphia news comes to you faster and easier than ever in the Philly.com app
  2. Be the first to know verified breaking news with one-click push notifications
  3. Explore topics you love! Follow every move of sports teams like the Philadelphia Sixers, Phillies, Flyers and Eagles

Reviewed by Kaylin on November 14, 2018

  • Balance Jun 15, 2019

    By Jrmktnmj
    I always have appreciated the Inquirer and the writers who work hard researching & writing good articles. My only suggestion would be a more balanced approach to writing about sex abuse scandals which seem to be rampant across many pubic & private organizations, and religious institutions. However, Inquirer only seems to focus on the Catholic Church with front page coverage. Please also write articles on the millions of people the Catholic church assists with life saving care, food & support. Thank you!
    more
  • Jan 22, 2021

    By Mark Rossi
    Ive been a reader of both tbe Philly Inquirer and the DN. The Inquirer gives you a lot of local information and great world news but, what I really love is your sports section. The app provides you with so many articles from the writers I think are great. But theres a section for each team with curent news and up to tbe minute articles that are happening that day, you dont have to wait until the next day if your reading the paper. I still miss opening the paper but, you cant beat this app.
    more
  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Edward Bennett
    I love this app. It keeps me connected to my hometown.
  • Greatly Improved Oct 31, 2020

    By Sawdust & Noise
    Over the past few updates, the user interface has improved makedly. The developer listens to feedback, and it shows. There was a serious problem on iPad right after the last update, which now seems to have been caused by rogue ads. Ad curation is the greatest weakness. Once in a while, an ad is an obvious fraud, but such junk is pulled quickly upon reprting.
    more
  • Feb 3, 2021

    By Robert Pearlman
    The Philidelphia "Ink Wire" is where you turn to for top shelf reporting and current information. I'm a newspaper kind of guy, and the Inquirer is what I read.
  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Pat Salas
    Living on the West Coast, I use the app to keep up with major news in the Philly metro area. News and human interest are some of the key stories.
  • Personalization finally gets the app to where it should be Nov 12, 2019

    By coenbros
    This app was buggy and pretty bare bones 12 - 18 months ago. It’s been gradually improving, and with the personalization now available for subscribers, it’s finally close to where it should be. Keep up the good work! And if you use the app, get a digital subscription to support local journalism.
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  • Mar 9, 2021

    By I Mark
    I'm from Philadelphia, now living in Ft. Myers, Florida. Love to read what's happening in the city where I grew up. Thanks for keeping me informed.
  • Aug 21, 2020

    By David Loewi
    I'm new in Philadelphia. This app has been a huge help to me, especially in coronavirus times... introducing me to the city in a way I can't now do on foot. Inquirer is a fine paper, and the app makes it accessible. BUT, the method for emailing yourself an article is wildly erratic! Most of the time, there is no way for me get the URL of an article to keep... HELP! Android 8.1 phone, Firefox browser.
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  • Mar 22, 2020

    By Kelly Fernández
    Love the update of the app and the inquirer website. Sometimes the share button can be buggy, but still a good app. Supporting local news is so important now more than ever - subscribe!
  • Sneaky Ads Mar 22, 2021

    By AqT7put
    Ads within the articles are extremely sensitive and when the reader attempts to scroll through, they accidentally open the adds. In addition, many of the adds are sized in a way that you cannot scroll past without touching them. Super distracting to be reading an article and have to jump back and forth from an ad that “accidentally” opens in a browser. Seems like they’ve done this on purpose to bolster their click numbers.
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  • Sufficient app for Inquirer Dec 11, 2020

    By 41ted31
    I can’t allow notifications. App works reasonably well. Would like the morning newsletter (and others) as a notification and links from Twitter, email, etc to open in app. Works reasonably well though for reading new articles. No issues logging in with my account. Long term I hope they learn to use the app better for big, significant pieces. Would be nice to follow specific authors as well.
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  • Comments Oct 29, 2020

    By Jim19130
    I find the headlines confusing. You have a headline on the opening page, suggesting that if you click on it, you will find the article to read. But instead it takes you to a series of various related articles. So you have to go searching for the article that was first featured. Makes the app difficult.
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  • Severe political bias Dec 11, 2019

    By stop Bull-Schiff
    I have been a subscriber to “Inky” for over 50 years. They have always been politically biased toward Democrats both specifically and generally. Their allowance of hatred against President Trump in the Guise of “opinion pieces” in hitting below the line. And, they are getting worse. The organization of the publishing structure as a non-profit has undermined any hint of fairness and the non-profit status should be revoked. They really don’t serve a broad base. Most people I talk with have already shed their subscription and/or have a low opinion of the inquirer as a balanced news provider or as having a fair opinion section.
    more
  • Ok, but needs some work Oct 11, 2019

    By scouter128
    1) Why are Inquirer links to another Inquirer article jumping out to a browser? This is frustrating and would be good to fix. 2) I appreciate that many images within an article can be zoomed. It would be nice to do the same for the headline image at the top of the article, which doesn’t seem to be able to be zoomed 3) Support dark mode, where the background of all pages could be dark 4) Configurability for articles I want to see versus not; for example I may not be interested in row after row of high school sports results.
    more
  • Don’t fool yourself Sep 30, 2020

    By MNEMONIC6611
    This app is all about getting the information on the user and the spam. Probably one of the most aggressive sniffer and snoopers around. This app is one step away from a virus. These people are serious about the user’s information and that’s after paying for a subscription. My advise- delete the app, use the online version through your browser, and make sure the Adblock / privacy protection is in place.
    more
  • Nov 24, 2020

    By James Boyd
    Has always sucked. Continues to suck. and they make no effort to un-suck it. Did I mention it sucks? You want meat on the bones? How about the simple fact that it's impossible to read something that constantly adjusts and refreshes. Start there.
    more
  • Nov 25, 2020

    By Stephen Seasholtz
    The screen constantly just turns all white, so annoying terrible app!!!! Fix it
  • Dec 9, 2020

    By Rob S
    Overrun with ads.....Makes it unreadable.
  • Missing sections & poor navigation Oct 31, 2020

    By Deb d1
    This app is absolutely no substitute for a subscription to the Inquirer. I expected that since I’m a subscriber I’d get the same material I get from the paper. But no - no comics, no obits, no Carolyn... not sure what else is missing. I got frustrated and gave up. Navigation is terrible - most news apps will at least give you a handy menu or method to go from section to section. Haven’t found that yet. And just for the record Dear Abby is a terrible substitute for Carolyn.
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  • Oct 24, 2018

    By Art Thompson
    Agree with previous review. The app has not been working, at all, for the last couple of days. Zero access to any content. Just that annoying continuous looping circle icon as the app unsuccessfully tries to load. SMH.

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