4.4 (6.7K)
85 MB
Age rating
Current version
Last update
3 weeks ago
Version OS
14.0 or later
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User Reviews for

4.44 out of 5
6.7K Ratings
4 years ago, Fan1234
Next update would be great for iPad and new UI
Great app, but could use a bit of a refresh, especially for iPad which is quite common for papers nowadays. Great content and curation, just needs an equally good interface for the essentials!
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3 years ago, DontNeedPalindrome
Poorly executed
Still very buggy. Share button only works sporadically, “done” button broken. They fixed the bug where clicking a link if a story was open wouldn’t get you there, but now once you’re there you have to force quit to get the page to close. It’s 2021 people, high school kids are coding apps more elegantly than this. Luckily the shoddy appsmanship matches the shoddy journalism perfectly so no unrealistic expectations. Icing on the cake you have to log in over and over and over. I guess they’re worried if someone steals and unlocks my phone they won’t have to pay for poorly conceived, poorly written, and poorly edited stories about local restaurants going out of business?
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5 years ago, 17tcp
App use isn’t stable.
Update: still, every couple of weeks the app refuses access to articles and asks me to restore purchase, even though I’m clearly logged in. So I have to delete the app and download it again. This is a huge inconvenience. I pay for digital access, I can see that I’m properly logged in, and yet when I click on a link to an article from the top stories page I can’t go any farther than the curtain of subscribe now page. I choose restore purchase and it just doesn’t work. App people, please look into!
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7 months ago, MissMel01
Paywall nonsense
Remember when you could read for free? Recall posts that were 2-3 sentences long and full of grammatical errors that were not updated? Its been a few years and now they require you pay for most of the content. The few articles worth reading aren’t worth paying for. Same writing issues exist. I find and read it all for free on the internet and do not subscribe to this ridiculous ad-filled garbage.
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3 years ago, BaRKeY123
Endless hours of FRUSTRATION!
Pay for a subscription then be constantly hounded for your login and password and then get error messages even though you saved the info and you’re sure it’s correct. Go around in circles for hours. Frequently crashes. App design matches the level of journalism with typos and spelling and grammar errors galore.. and of course filthy, trashy clickbait ads. Apple, you are equally responsible for allowing this abomination!
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5 years ago, Bazedaddy
$15 a month really
I love to look through the story’s see what’s up in sports and happenings in the world but being charged $15 a month to look at news I’ll just down load a TVs station for free
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1 year ago, Mikeeow
Never worked, no tech support, cancelled it
Disappointing because there is decent content, Syracuse Orange basketball and local area news and events. So I became a subscriber for a couple years and I frequently was not allowed access to subscriber content. After repeated requests for assistance with no response/results I cancelled it. No great loss as I get just as good Syracuse Orange sports news from Troy Nunes Magician for free.
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5 years ago, cjb281
Since a paid subscription has been required I have lost most desire to use. Thanks
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5 years ago, Muskratbay
Popups spam
Want to stay in business, be affordable & listen to your customers! Syracuse Newspaper has a history of not being customer friendly when I complained of constantly receiving wet newspapers and explaining with a back & neck injury it hurt to hold heavy wet papers to read... and they did nothing to correct the problem. Double billing was the last straw!
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2 years ago, AJD26-26
Could you add a few more invasive ads, please?
I don’t think this app has enough ads and paywalls. Maybe you could add a few more, just so that when I’m reading one of the 2 free access ads, they pop up and interrupt my attempt at finding news.
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4 years ago, Blafrick
New version of the app is almost unusable
No way to refresh the newsfeed. Have to force quit. Scrolling through news, it automatically scrolls backwards when you pause. I don’t understand how apps like this make it through QA - did no one test this?
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5 years ago, Jimmy2283
I will never pay that much per month for second rate journalism. $15 per month is absurd! Netflix is cheaper! Articles are full of errors and are rarely proofread. New York Times is more affordable and is the gold standard in journalism! There are other sources for local news that are free. I’ll be visiting those sites from now on. See ya!
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4 years ago, Sleeeepguy
Worst app on my phone
This is by far the worst app on my iPhone. Is it because not compatible w iPhone 12 Pro? It locks up. It can’t forward articles. At times can’t scroll. I finally broke down and purchased the Syracuse dot com subscription and the app is worthless. Please update and get this thing working.
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4 years ago, Gherb07
not paying
price is ridiculous, and looks like they somehow cleaned out they’re reviews. the suddenly have a bunch of positive ones, That’s why I redownloaded. but nope they somehow cleaned out all the negative reviews to look better but the app is still crap. don’t waste your time or money.
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4 years ago, famdoc13
Unable to use on my ipad
Since the most recent update I’m unable to load the app on my IPad Air. I have been using the app for years. Just can’t believe that I have now been left out.
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2 months ago, Eliza77157
Please update the app - it makes my phone freeze
Please update this app - it makes my phone freeze, it is almost unusable with the ads, which seems crazy since I pay a subscription and still have ads.
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4 years ago, Meals97
Was good for a while but....
I used this as my way of finding out local news, but now I can’t rely on it. Almost every article I try to read it kicks me off saying I have to subscribe to read it. It’s too bad I really enjoyed this app!
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5 years ago, #metooooooooooooooo
Making customers pay
I feel it’s insulting to people who live in Syracuse to make us pay to read your misspelled articles and misleading headlines. Tell your reporter to also stop attacking people who comment on the comment links too. It’s the same man I see every time attacking your readers. It’s so tacky and unprofessional.
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5 years ago, Trumpsass
Best source for local news in cny
To know go online and read all about it.
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2 years ago, Patdunn77
Great content - banner ads make it unusable
Love the app but blinking ads major it unusable. Yes it gets my attention. No you cannot turn them off.
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5 years ago, Annoyed2!!
We have a subscription to the newspaper therefore we shouldn’t be charged for our access to digital news. Maybe we’ll just cancel it all and use something else like the local news stations for the news.
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5 years ago, Peteyboy62
Great app
Only thing I don’t like is constant pop up trying to get me to subscribe .
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5 years ago, Chardick51
Born in outskirts of Syracuse .
Love getting information about Syracuse and the Colleges sports activities.
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5 years ago, Ryan Mullen
Paying to read comments?
I find it ridiculous that you now have to pay to read and or comment on articles!
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4 years ago, SandN helpers
I’m paying for this every month but every time I click on it on my phone says I need to update my subscription
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5 years ago, rlowe57
What to expect
The news feed is to slow in changing what is published Find that some days the same info is presented!
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4 years ago, Quackers4
Great site
Very informative true news
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5 years ago, Charlesborinn
Plan on paying....
You get locked out after so many views and made to pay a subscription fee for a newspaper that heavily advertises, tracks its users demographics and inserts “stories” of local businesses that are actually paid adverts by said business.
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5 years ago, Berger48
Simple and to the point. News in a nutshell.
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4 years ago, Mimi FL
App stinks
Constantly get pop up blocking me from reading any article unless I subscribe. No way will I subscribe. Used to be some stories were subscribe only stories. Now everything is blocked from reading unless you are a subscriber.
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5 years ago, 77777777777$$$$
Paid 1000,s to read your paper. Now this!!!!!
Paid for newspaper for 40 years. Awful you want to charge for online service. Unbelievable you have not figured out a better way to run your business. Sad
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4 years ago, J--man
Cannot view one article without asking for $15. Especially during these hard times you think they would loosen up. I’m done.
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4 years ago, angrybirfs222
Can not read the news stories unless you pay to subscribe! App deleted!!
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5 years ago, Geo dash level beater
Can’t access content anymore
I have a paper subscription but can’t access content on the app. Sign ins don’t work, nothing works. If I could give zero stars this app would get that. Pure garbage.
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5 years ago, ct101010
You were once the best news source then you went and charged us such a shame no longer care to use the app or well please go back to being free
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4 years ago, Dedicated former paperboy
To many pop up ads and always trying to up sell services! Very annoying
Over the top up selling
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4 years ago, Jillann57
The latest version does not load
The latest version (today is Dec. 9, 2020) does not load. A white screen appears and then disappears. This is not useable and deserves zero stars.
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5 years ago, qqqtom
Great resource for Su and local sports and news ...incredible value for free ...
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5 years ago, localnewsripoff
Absolutely ridiculous that you have to pay for your own local news!
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4 years ago, iamtwonice007
sloppy reporting
I refuse to pay for sloppy inaccurate reporting. You also need a spell check program. By the time you do report a story it is old news.
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5 months ago, Critical Customer
Not worth $10/mo.
I can get everything I want from my tv. Why would I add $10/mo to my already high bills. It doesn’t make sense. Bye!
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4 years ago, hatenagscreens
Not worth the price
Enjoyed it. Was useful for local news. But should be paid for by ads, not users.
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5 years ago, lu@87
Welcome back
Love my morning briefing📰🤓❤️
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2 years ago, sanuel a smith
App update keeps crashing
While I’m scrolling through a story.
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3 years ago, Dmuurph
Too many ads
Even with a subscription I am seeing too many ads. It slows down the app.
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5 years ago, DougA01
Awkward website, minimal news not worth having
Awkward website, minimal news, not worth having.
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5 years ago, Jfull5611
Thinking about discontinuing my subscription
Too much money. I live in Massachusetts. Born in Marcellus. $20 per month is a lot of money for something I don’t need..
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4 years ago, darry2385
Can’t refresh
Have to force quit the app to get new stories to load
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5 years ago, Mamma Mia 7
Hard to use
Every time I try to log in as a paper subscriber on my iPad it won’t let me!
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4 years ago, Tom W69
Problems with your programming and staff
I have called 4or 5 times
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