Drudge Report (Official)

News
Rating
2.4 (67)
Size
91.8 MB
Age rating
17+
Current version
7.0.3
Price
Free
Seller
Siren Tech, LLC
Last update
7 months ago
Version OS
11.0 or later
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User Reviews for Drudge Report (Official)

2.36 out of 5
67 Ratings
5 months ago, AndroidWINS
Functionality review
The app is fairly rudimentary, as the site is. But it has some functionality issues. There are times where having the application open will pause background music/podcasts and you have to restart your music and close the app. That could be fixed. The “alerts” or “breaking news” pings are absolutely dumb in the way they work. There’s also a cache issue with photos that were on the page associated with links - you can see as you’re scrolling the images get replaced. Old images remain cached and aren’t properly replaced or cleared in a timely fashion upon opening the app again. Overall, Matt Drudge (if he even runs the site anymore) should be ashamed that this application runs so poorly. It’s not hard to find a company who could make an iOS app better than this. Even if it’s a simple site, the application should work properly as such.
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3 months ago, Tenmakk
Discovered Drudge sold this to the liberal Otto family under condition of secrecy
I know that Matt drudge had a falling out with Trump in 2018 and I thought that was the reason for the one sided stories against him, but As the articles on this website become more and more one-sided and selective, for example, the betting odds, they only reported on the one outdated betting and said that Biden now overwhelmingly favored to beat Trump when all of the other betting I’d say that Trump is favored, I decided to investigate myself and found that Matt drudge sold this website to the liberal anti trump Otto family under condition of secrecy that he never disclosed it was sold to them. Basically so that they can be fraudulent. They can pretend like it’s a conservative website saying negative things about Trump and about conservative so it looks like they have more credibility so people will think a conservative website is saying it. I think that’s really sad that this is the Otto families life work, tricking people. Stand up for what you believe. No matter what side you’re on. And make a difference that way. They use the same tactics they accuse trump of. They’re frauds.
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8 months ago, EodGhost
No longer relevant
Drudge Report used to be a decent (a term I will use loosely) fairly unbiased new reporting source. Fast forward 5 years later and it’s become nothing but a propaganda based, over the top leftist shell of its former self. When you are constantly posting stories from Yahoo, you know that a company has truly hit Rockbottom. Some of the absolutely worst “news” website used as links on the DrudgeReport page, have made in an irrelevant source for any reliable news. But hey, if you like senseless gossip sites like the Dailymail UK, TMZ, andthe National Enquirer, then you’ve come to the right place. Read, be angry and be stupid.
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6 months ago, DonGaudr
DrudgeReport is an oasis of sanity in crazed election cycle
For those up in arms that Drudge is no longer conservative, I say it is the MAGA movement that has moved so far right, they can’t even see the center of their once honorable party. As an independent who used to vote Republican a majority of the time, I watched the party disintegrate into performative outrage and a willingness to cow to the Big Liar who made misinformation part of the platform along with tactics that the Grand Old Party who drafted the 14th amendment would be ashamed to see. If that’s your cup of tea, you can scroll right by this truly balanced new aggregate and binge watch Tucker.
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4 days ago, storeE8
why so simple yet so broken all the time?
not a good app functionality wise.. most of the time lately it’s just the top 3 links and nothing else loads. which it’s nuts cause it’s just URL links and a refresh button, what’s the problem? doesn’t make sense
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2 weeks ago, MikePalmHarbor
News sites???
What happened to the links to the news sites? One day they’re there, the next day they’re gone. Who the heck is supporting this site?
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12 months ago, Mtn Dave
Shouldn’t be in App Store
This App is nothing but a piece of junk! It’s about what one should expect from Matt Drudge. None of the links work…..except for the ones that link to advertising. It’s free, but it’s worth much less! Don’t waste your time downloading this piece of junk!
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5 months ago, Traveling Doge
Glitchy
Not a professionally designed app. Like the Drudge content, but this app is glitchy. The alerts page just jitters and randomly scrolls however it wants to. Surprisingly bad app for 2024.
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2 weeks ago, zosihater
Needs an update for IOS
I’m only getting about 3 news headlines on my phone. Updates are needed please
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3 months ago, Ansulman
Drudge app
I am to to taking this app off off my I pad. Use to be first opened in morning. Even with my I pad volume down loud stupid type banging comes on. How do you keep that off. It’s like an attention getting noise for what?
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2 weeks ago, ten_33
App Malfunctioning
24 hours… Drudge Report app (for iOS) will not fully load. Deleted. Re-loaded. Rebooted. No way to contact drudge.
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2 weeks ago, Scott Mahrle
Malfunctioning lately
What's going on with the Drudge app? It was showing only the first column for days, now only 2 headlines.
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4 months ago, rubbersoul13
Bias
Drudge suffers from pathetically transparent TDS bias. You can accurately predict the objective of the stories they will promote about 100%. If you want a soft hitting news aggregator that is always there to parrot the talking points of the DNC then this site is for you.
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4 months ago, jwizz2g
Decent app
Love the headline choices. But it needs dark mode
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3 weeks ago, Drudge Fan Steve M
Terrible app from a site that links to plagiarized news stories
Site links to plagiarized news stories and political coverage is neo-fascist left wing propaganda. Total waste of bandwidth.
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12 months ago, Scomackey
MSN links don’t work
Seems like MSN has infiltrated the report. NO story linked to MSN is found, it just leads to their landing page.
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11 months ago, Senhorbaker
Terrible content now
Leftist drivel. They drudge of last decade is gone. Pretty sure he has nothing to do with the content anymore, it’s more like tabloids for the left.
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11 months ago, Casy1030
Link to msn
There are always headlines that go to msn. The articles are never there. Deleting the app
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2 weeks ago, Another Pilotwill
Limited info
Only get the main headline.
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8 months ago, kakhdhzusksk
Bye bye
Used to be my mail news outlet… drudge has changed drastically. Just click bait and adds at this point.
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2 weeks ago, Nitram660
App update
The latest version of the app isn’t worth opening. Deleted!
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4 months ago, OhGaPeach
Deleted ap
I used to like it but it’s not as good as it used to be…too woke and anti-conservative.
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2 weeks ago, 👽b3li3¥3£👽
Downhill
Yikes. This needs an update pushed asap
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5 months ago, cyhdbb5,$
Not working tonight
I can only open two stories tonight?? Reinstalling is no help!
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4 weeks ago, thomasmichaelweber
Done with the propaganda!
After 20 years following Drudge, I’m done with this! The site continues to peddle and propagate lies and is entirely one-sided in political views. No more
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12 years ago, Curmudgeon10
This App Lets Drudge Down
Like so many apps one finds, this one doesn't hack it. While others complain of instability and constant crashing, I haven't had that problem. Mine has been ever since the new iOS came out, even after at least one and perhaps two Drudge app updates, the app is too slow to load pages via WiFi. I know there have been some complaints about iOS in that area, but when I access the Drudge Report via Safari (iPad), my web page loads are zippy and without problem. On Drudge, when clicking on a link, I get about an inch of the progress bar, and then everything is static for fifteen, twenty, or more seconds. Then the page loads. It is definitely a step backward from the way the app functioned pre iOS update. So I am no longer even using the app. Bookmarked the Drudge Report in Safari, and use that now.
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9 months ago, Stcybt
CNN msnbc drudge same news
Super left news if you don’t want a bias don’t download this
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2 weeks ago, Skywpilot
Terrible app
And it’s getting worse!
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10 months ago, Gaby.B.
Not working
It’s not working with the new iOS.
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11 months ago, Grant E.G.
Complete sell out…
Reminiscent of the “Enquirer” for gullible leftists. A cultist favorite. Stay clear of this biased trash.
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5 months ago, One_Cent
Garbage
App is full of spyware, cia junk propaganda site as well
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2 weeks ago, jclifford13
Worst app ever?
More like “Broken News.”
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6 months ago, ………………………..,?!
Misleading Headlines
Headlines are range from descriptive to click-bait to outright deception.
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1 year ago, Audiman67
Garbage
Trump hating garbage news
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9 years ago, shooting tanks
Ruined a great app
Today, and for the last several months, this app is a pain to use. But only a few months ago it was the best Drudge app and better than reading the Drudge site on a mobile browser. That was way back in version 3. Versions 4 and 5 seem to have completely rebuilt the app from scratch. Now this app is inferior to simply reading Drudge in my browser. I'm currently trying out alternative Drudge apps now, because after being a user of this app for years, I find it is no longer convenient or a pleasure to use. I'm severely disappointed because I used to get a lot of enjoyment and information from this app several times each day. It was my go-to when I had a spare minute of down time to kill anywhere, anytime. Now the app is absolutely incapable of showing me Drudge in the timeframe of a spare minute. And believe me, I've tried and tried. I hated to give up because I loved this app once. But now it simply won't perform. As others have said, it's slow, it refreshes and reframes spontaneously and it's riddled with app-store pop-up adds to the point that it's nearly unusable. I have to work hard to make it work. It's so frustrating. I rarely write reviews, but the unusually disappointing decline in quality of this once-great app has moved me to speak up about it.
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12 years ago, St8kout
This is the only Drudge app you need.
I have 3 other Drudge apps, one which I paid for and the others free, and I find myself always coming back to this one. It looks like the web page and updates often. I've only had it crash once but then again I update often, so, much like every piece of software on the planet, it won't always work correctly if you don't keep it updated. Yeah I know it's annoying but such is life in the information age. The paid version with the fancy colors falls behind on updating. Even now it's showing the same headline from a couple of hours ago and looks totally different from what is on the Drudge website at the moment. I suppose it would be handy if you want to look at old news you missed lol. Even after updating it still has not refreshed. Maybe if they fixed it, it would be worth the $.99 if you want to see a red bar at the top of the screen.
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10 years ago, fr0rider
Love Drudge, Despise New App Version
Please, for the love, revert to the old version. You had a simple, clean UX that was a breeze to use. It was easy to get the news and fast. That, along with the moderate to conservative cultivation of news articles, is the unique value proposition of drudge. With the latest version you have destroyed a significant part of the value users come to drudge for - an easy, fast UX . This could be a classic case study in softdev industry - product mgr and/or developers thinking they have to change it up, add "fancy" new features, implementing new functionality because "it's technologically possible, etc, and in the process ruining the product. I won't belabor the specific issues. Others have listed those already. There are also several really annoying defects in the app that I have encountered in just two days of mild usage. Did you simply not test these changes at all? It's one thing to ruin the app with functionality users did not need or request. It's even worse to fill the app with bugs in the process. FWIW, I've been in softdev, IT Mgmt, and now consulting for 15 years. #NotANovice
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9 years ago, SquigglyB
Bring back the old user interface
And a new annoyance. With the latest version, every time I bring up this barely functional sick joke of an app, it jumps to the App Store and tries to get me to download an advertiser's product. Shame on you. The latest version says "Maintenance." What is left to maintain? Yet another update and still no optimization for a mobile phone. The only reason these updates are coming is to reset the miserable ratings for the current version. My one-star rating stands. I agree with other assessments that this new version is basically the same as saving a bookmark to the home page. I wish I could give this zero stars. Another update and still no single-column mode. Do you expect me to stretch the screen and slide around? Or, do you expect me to use a microscope over my iPhone? Add a single-column mode setting and make it the default. Change solely for the sake of change is not necessarily change for the better. Words can't describe how much I hate the new interface. A mobile app that ignores the need for a mobile-friendly interface. Worthless, useless update. Always fullscreen? Did you think about mobile users with a smaller form factor? Change it back now! Why use an always fullscreen app when you can just load the webpage? Faster? Nope. Slower. Don't bother downloading this piece of junk version. Can you test your updates before putting out crippled ones?
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14 years ago, bkk1711
Works Great, Was Well Worth the Wait!
I can see the beaten-up schoolboy competitors are already out in force panning this app within minutes of its release. This app works great and has lots of improvements, without tampering with the 90s look of Drudge, which we all have grown to love. Those who criticize the look and feel couldn't possibly be genuine Drudge Report fans. If they were, they would already understand that only Mr Drudge himself has the right to alter the look of his site, and not need someone to point out this painfully obvious fact here. The app is merely for more easily accessing and reading Drudge on the iPhone. It does that task well for my purposes and that's all I expect from something that's FREE. Did I just hear the bell for 6th period ring? : )
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2 years ago, _XIIV
Not your typical mainstream news
There are things you need to understand when looking at Drudge Report for news. It is NOT the same readership with what you’re going to see mainstream. There are click bait titles and also sometimes you would think the apocalypse is happening tomorrow with headlines, however the articles take less than 2 minutes each to read. This news station is all about information. Gather your own opinions and knowledge by clicking around. I personally compare several forums and news stations as each provides different angles of the same news. Don’t just take main stream news for its word. Open your mind.
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13 years ago, AndrewReview
Great free app for Drudge Report lovers
I can only speak for myself and my experience with this app. For those with issues I hope they are soon resolved. I have used this app for the last year with no issues. It has provided me with reliable accesses to up to date Drudge Report News headlines with one click rather than having to surf my way over to Drudge via Safari. Dear creators: I like to read my news in landscape view rather than portrait. However on occasion while in landscape view it switches back to portrait when I do not want it to. Please prevent the app from switching back to portrait when the phone is completely turned upside down, i.e. the home button is on top & the speaker is at the bottom. Fix that and you'll get 5 stars from me.
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10 years ago, KittyWB
former drudge addict
Update: Is Matt Drudge locked in a basement somewhere while a bunch of lefties are destroying his app? That would seem to be the only reason why Drudge hasn't stepped up to the plate to make some statement or apology to his millions of faithful readers about this debacle! I've deleted the app from iPhone and iPad, but keep checking back here to see if the fix is in yet. I can't conceive of any reasonable explanation for this fail. A pointless app with no real usability....can't even share articles, which is completely bizarre, as if you're trying to keep the Drudge Report from gaining more readers/support...there's something very odd going on here. I can't believe Matt is just ignoring the situation, with this much uproar going on. Come on Matt, wriggle out of your restraints and let us know what's happening here! Can you really be that insensitive to your millions of followers???? Seriously? In a matter of weeks usability of the site has gone from pretty darn good to abysmal. Are you trying to frustrate and thereby lose your readers?? It was so good for so long that this current situation is shocking!! Give us back our Drudge!!! WELL???????? Still waiting!! I'm now deleting Drudge app from my phone and iPad. After days and days of the same terrible reviews and thoroughly frustrated readers there is still NO RESPONSE nor fix, or the most sensible thing of all, going back to 3.0.h
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10 years ago, Bhflatter
Why use this app?
I love the information from the Drudge Report. However since your latest update, the app is essentially no different than the website. You had some really great improvements for iOS8 and then mysteriously abandoned them. I liked the innovative navigation "compass", that was something to get used to, but eventually I really dug it. This latest update makes me think I'll just use the website, since the app no longer formats to the size of my iPhone, there's just no benefit to using the app. Also, if you do decide to make this app worthy again, make the refresh something I control. There's nothing more annoying than scanning the headlines only to have the app refresh on its own and lose my place. Hoping you'll get your mojo back and make a relevant app again.
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9 years ago, BroncoDonny
Poor App from previous versions
I have used the Drudge apps for years. Unlike many other news apps, it seems like the Drudge app just gets worse with ever update. Two key issues that bother me most. First, the app has gotten to the point that it loads slower than almost every iPad app that I have downloaded. Second, the control that advertising takes while one attempts to read the news is beyond annoying. The overall format seems to be less integrated with Apple devices than previous versions. The layout changes from one column to all three columns and back without me doing anything but clicking on a news item. I often get the full page with font so small that it is very difficult to read. I have nothing personal against the Drudge Report. As simplistic as the news layout has been for years, one would think that the complaints I see from reader's comments would have been quickly resolved. I have finally reached my limit on the time it takes to load the page, the sizing of the Drudge Report based on whether I am using my iPhone or iPad and the overwhelming presence of the advertisers. I am totally happy with apps such as USA Today, FOX News, CNN and many other popular news sites. For the time being, the Drudge Report app has been deleted from my devices.
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10 years ago, drumchief
What Happened?
I'll start by saying that I'm a developer myself, so I know a thing or two about UI/UX. I have to say that I agree with all of the other negative reviews of the previous and current versions. I understood what you were trying to do with the last "disc" version, in terms of providing utility, I just don't think it worked very well. This version, that supposedly went back to "pure" Drudge, just seems to me to be a petulant response to all of the negative feedback you got for the last version. I can imagine some dev saying, "Hey, they don't like what we did? Let's throw them a really unworkable version for the iPhone and see how they like that." Either that, or your devs didn't attempt a responsive layout for mobile; I don't know which one is worse. Please bring back a mobile optimized experience. Everyone here loves Drudge, but until you can fix this app, I'll just be using it in Safari.
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10 years ago, CA Texas
New 4.0 version is AWFUL
UPDATE 10/28- After several updates where I hoped to open this app and find that it was finally back to a point where it was readable, well, I'm convinced that Matt himself does not even own an iPhone. Yeah, it looks ok on my iPad, but I have my iPad with me 2 hours a day but my phone 24 hours a day. HEY MATT, have you tried this on your PHONE? The DrudgeReport was one of the applications that I used every single day, many times a day. When I opened it this morning I thought there was some kind of bug. Having a floating navigation thing in the center of the screen at all times, who thought of that?The default view is of the full-page, with font so tiny you cannot even read them. When you click on links, it's asking do you want to use a reader or something of that nature. My use of this application has come to a screeching haltunless they can figure out how to revert
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10 years ago, kRashkin81107
Awful after recent update
I can barely even use this app now and usually just open it up on the browser on my phone or computer instead if I want to read anything. So many glitches. 90% of the time it says there's an error or that I'm not allowed to view the article when I try to open it, can't copy an article to send to anyone else because it doesn't copy the link correctly, and if I do manage to be able to read an article, when I try to go back to the main page it is usually not easy. Taking me to a black screen menu or something else. And if I am in the middle of reading an article the few times it lets me, it will automatically take me back to the main page without me doing anything, making it hard to get through reading an article. Just too frustrating to use. Also, the floating circle as the new menu is really annoying.
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10 years ago, ItchyPickles007
Awful
Just awful. I actually grew to like the "disc" update. (It worked well for one-handed use on the bigger iPhones.) But then they changed that and gave us not an app, but just a view of the full website, which made it impossible to use one-handed. Who ok'ed that garbage?? As I always do with apps that put out garbage updates, I stuck Drudge Report in a folder on the last page of my home screen. I do that so I can still get notified of updates when I go to the App Store and I can give the app another chance to see if they corrected things before I completely delete it. Well, this latest Drudge Report update didn't change a thing, so that's it for me. Drudge went from my first home screen page to permanently off my phone. I'll get my news elsewhere. I suggest everyone else do the same. Seriously, Drudge, who ok'ed putting out a completely useless design???
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13 years ago, UTAvalanche
Yup Let's Go back to old app
I used to go to this app a dozen times a day to keep up with ongoing events. Since this last update it has turned unuseable to me. The split screen is a pain and you can't turn it off. It is turned off in the settings but it still comes back anyway and you have to completely get out of the program, remove from the multitasking bar and start over. When you click on an article and then go there, it dumps you back to the main screen after about 30 seconds then you have to try to find the article again. A large portion of the new features that were added don't work or don't work right. Sorry guys, nice try and new features look good but this thing is far from ready for prime time. Bring back the old one and work the bugs out of this before putting it back up.
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11 years ago, Thedude50000
These guys are better at what they do...
Lots of this news is hard to find on the most popular news feeds to the point that it may be filtered out because of the truths it reveals and what it may imply about our Republic. I think that if any American was to question the morality of the decisions of the federal government and was looking for some true answers in place of manipulative lies than drudge is your place to read. FDR once said "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." I encourage people to point out bugs in the app but in a way that does not discredit the app in its entirety, they know politics not apps. Keep your raging emotions to yourself.
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