The Plain Dealer Reviews

The Plain Dealer Reviews

Published by on 2021-04-13

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to Ohio’s largest newspaper serving Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Stay in
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Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue

The Plain Dealer Reviews

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    It's a sometimes app

    This new Plain Dealer is so bad I don't know where to start. Sometimes it works and sometimes it's extremely slow loading and eventually I get frustrated and turn it off. Sometimes the photos are too blurry to read and I turn it off. Sometimes only partial text appears and I turn it off. Maybe I should just never turn it on. Way to go Plan Dealer Just when I was going to give the Plain Dealer some credit in a review this happens. The paragraph above the one I’m typing now is not my writing, it popped up when I said I wanted to give a review. I have to admit that I agree with what the author of that paragraph says. However, let’s get back to what I originally intended to say. The most annoying problem for me was the random spacing on words that would appear in an article. That problem appears to be corrected and I wanted to compliment you for that. However, now at times a single letter is omitted, usually at the beginning or end of a word. For example when reading an article on the National Football League the article would read FL instead of NFL.

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    Good App - Add 2 Featurs

    This is a pretty good app. It has improved over the past year and doesn’t crash. It works about 95% of the time. Please add two features to make it even better. 1) When opening, please do an auto update before opening. I usually get to page 3 or 4 and a reminder pops up asking if I want the latest version. Who wouldn’t? So, I must say yes, it closes and then I must start on page 1 again. 2) Is there a way that I can see the paper’s edition? Years ago, the paper had a star system on the top of the front page. If you saw 2 or 3 stars, you knew it was the 2nd or 3rd edition.

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    Can’t get logged on from new iMac

    This is a horrible application. I get stuck in a loop when trying to log on. The phone support is worse than clueless, it is careless (literally: they don't seem to care that they can't help you.) The browser option is almost as bad as the app. It exhibits many odd behaviors (e.g., cannot scroll to the bottom of the page) and I can't get through the paper without having to go back the the email hyperlink and start over again multiple times. I don’t know if this is a PD problem or a Tecnavia (epublisher) problem, but it’s soon going to cost the PD a subscriber.

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    Best Newspaper

    The Plain Dealer is GREAT! It gives the news, sports and a variety of other articles and information in a clear, easy to read, and readability level that makes it a favorite source of news and information for a wide cross-section of the population. I especially like the electronic edition. It allows me to both enjoy the news and all the other sections without trees being destroyed in the process. I can also save articles that I want for a variety of reasons. Best of all, there is nothing that has to be thrown into the recycle bin every day.

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    Plain dealer

    I moved to the app rather than receiving a printed copy, as it was the more economical choice. The app generally loads very quickly, but has many bugs. Sometimes I have to entirely close out and reboot to get it to reopen. Other times it loads very quickly, but then as you move through the paper the articles appear fuzzy and have not loaded correctly. It has been improving, but I also read the Post online and never have these problems.

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    Better than Reading Print Edition

    I really like holding the paper in my hands, but the e-edition let’s you follow to the continuation of an article with ease and quickly go back to older editions if you want to check an article. The only drawback is the crossword and Sudoku. They can’t be completed online, you have to print it out, which is an issue while traveling. The upside while traveling is that you always have the PD, even on a cruise. Finally, the e-edition never gets wet in the driveway when it rains.

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    Digital PD reading on iPad is less glitchy now, quickly bringing up content when opening app. Reading and navigating through pages, along with ease of printing content is good. This is my every morning read for local and national news. Factual reporting keeps me subscribed, however errors have increased in miss-spellings, run together words, and incomplete articles. Please hire a proofreader.

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    Best newspaper app

    The reason I like the Plain Dealer app is because it is an actual replication of what the paper looks like. Many apps just show you various stories from the current newspaper, you never know if you are seeing all the news for that addition. With the Plain Dealer app you see an exact copy of that dates published newspaper, then you get to pick what articles you want to read.

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    Problems staying logged on

    I find myself knocked off the PD app every few weeks, and it can be difficult to log back on. The sequence of login is clumsy, usually sending me to a page that gives me essentially one option: to log off. Once logged off I can eventually get back on but the same sequence doesn’t always work for my wife. Lately I am getting a daily pop-up saying “error” but when I close the Gov there is no problem. Petty annoyances are common with the app.

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    App fine, wish the newspaper was better

    The app gets 5 stars, I like it. The PD gets 2 stars. Sports section is good, though not as good as it was 10 years ago. The editorial page is weak, the stuff of dog training. Reporters like Julie Washington, and writers like Steven Litt make it worth a subscription. Leila Atassi, the replacement for Mark Naymik, “couldn’t hold his jock” to use a sports term, no doubt PIC, from 40 years ago. But the app is good.....

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    Hometown newspaper

    Nothing can replace the local scope and objectivity of a hometown newspaper. The internet has tremendously expanded our communications channels but is sorely lacking for any factual presentation of what’s happening down the street or across town. The Plain Dealer gives us those missing facts, actions and issues. We’re certainly pleased to get it at our door and online.

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    PD app is getting better

    Last couple months Connecting to and using the PD app is getting much better. I know several people that gave up completely because of access issues, maybe run a free promo to get subscriptions up and former users back? You were at one star before with me. Thanks former PD carrier.

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    PD Digital Does It!

    The PD on line gives you full color access the entire edition each day - whether at home or away. Read it page by page in order or select the section you want in the order you want. If needed, you can enlarge the print on a page as you read it. Great job PD - Thank You.

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    Fantastic App

    Reading the PD on the app is just as easy , if not easier , than having the physical paper. Each article you open takes you to the end instead of having to flip pages. At completion of article the app will return you to where you left off.

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    Supporting good reporting

    Not wanting to fight progress but not wanting to abandon the plain dealer I know I read it online every day. This app is easy to use and and I not wanting to fight progress but not wanting to abandon the plain dealer I now read it online every day. This app is easy to use and allows me to keep up to date.

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Is The Plain Dealer Safe?

No. The Plain Dealer does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 436 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.0/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for The Plain Dealer Is 13.8/100.

Is The Plain Dealer Legit?

No. The Plain Dealer does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 436 The Plain Dealer User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for The Plain Dealer Is 13.8/100.

Is The Plain Dealer not working?

The Plain Dealer works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.

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Why should I report an Issue with The Plain Dealer?

  1. Pulling issues faced by users like you is a good way to draw attention of The Plain Dealer to your problem using the strength of crowds.
  2. We have developed a system that will try to get in touch with a company once an issue is reported and with lots of issues reported, companies will definitely listen.
  3. Importantly, customers can learn from other customers in case the issue is a common problem that has been solved before.
  4. If you are a The Plain Dealer customer and are running into a problem, Justuseapp might not be the fastest and most effective way for you to solve the problem but at least you can warn others off using The Plain Dealer.

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