The Baltimore Sun

4.5 (3.8K)
127.4 MB
Age rating
Current version
Tribune Publishing Company, LLC
Last update
6 months ago
Version OS
12.0 or later
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User Reviews for The Baltimore Sun

4.51 out of 5
3.8K Ratings
8 months ago, crosbystillsand nash
Sun Paper review
The Sun has been a wonderful part of my day as well as my wife’s since we could read ! We both grew up in Essex and now live in AA County . My wife and I went to high school with Mr. Mike Preston and always look forward to his great articles ! It makes both of us very proud to say “ we knew Mike Preston back in the day “ . As for the Sun it is our source for information both local and world news . Thanks to everyone at the Sun for doing such a great job . Donna & Paul Dancy
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2 months ago, Mark6011
Worst app and paper.
The subscribers receive a daily email but if you want to see more than headlines they mention in email you have to click on story which instead of it taking you to story in app — it takes you to a weird site of the paper that looks like old fashion micro fish…and all user id and info have to be entered to read a story that was linked! The app won’t even show some of these stories that are highlighted in the email. It’s like searching for a needle in a haystack. I wonder if the app and email from the paper are even run by same company. Also the app says my experience will improve if I allow adds. Come on…. I’m a subscriber so I don’t have to see adds. Please can we get this a little updated. I know it’s baltimore but come on. We are a coastal city - we should be able to do this.
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4 years ago, CatAtomic8
Great redesign, still want integrated weather
High quality local and national journalism. The recent design update is much cleaner, attractive and user friendly. Only dropping one star because the app still does not have an integrated weather forecast/radar. When you want to see weather you have to view the desktop site or use a mobile browser. App includes weather related news but not forecasts. Otherwise, this is an excellent news app and my primary source of news. Subscription for unlimited digital access is very reasonable and in the current climate of disinformation, supporting real journalism is tantamount to supporting democratic institutions.
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3 months ago, spreadsheetjockey
Just Baffled
I honestly cannot figure out what I’m paying for here. It feels like the same three ad-infested articles rearranged over and over under every category. One type of ad (seemingly, every third one) renders the article unreadable beyond the first paragraph. The free AP app provides a much less hostile environment for readers with most of the same content. Quite literally, the only thing I can see *anyone* getting from this app are the articles covering local sports… just cross your fingers those aren’t the ones you only get to read one paragraph of. I feel like I was suckered into a “premium” subscription for something I’d steer away from even if it were free. This app has all the aesthetic of a pirate streaming or AI-generated recipe website.
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11 months ago, Drew McMenamin
Not logged in when actually logged in
The Baltimore Sun is fine. The app, not so much. I am a paying subscriber and am logged in to the app. More than half of the time when I click on a notification to view a story, I get blasted with ads and login prompts. I am signed in, so why can I not just view the story? I will exit out of that story and click on another one and can view it no problem. The issue seems to stem from half of the stories being shown in an embedded web browser instead of the native app. I will not accept that I need to log in on these embedded web browser pages, it should always be the native page. It has been like this for years. The Sun needs to sort this out.
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1 year ago, ducks 69
Baltimore Sun “App”
Who knows where the glitches come from: Is it the technology? Is it my phone? Is it just me? Whatever it is, I seem to have difficulty…I recall the days when I just read the PAPER. My eyes aren’t as good as they once were. But “I” can’t help but think that a a daily newspaper ought to be for ALL the eyes (& “I’s”) that read it…in all the ways (even TODAY) we are viewing it. …Even though I now live in the rural western suburbs, I recall, in the early ‘60’s …as a child, driving through Charm City. I sat in the back of my parents car as we drove from New England to DC. I recall LOVING going through Baltimore: Down I95; imagining the big incinerator stack as an Oriole’s baseball bat; and enjoying “looking into” the row-house streets and seeing humanity! THAT is what I like about the Baltimore Sun & it’s “new-age” App: It’s not about all the hand-held technology. …As I cruise through it, I get to see Good ol’ Baltimore, and all its self styled charactor!
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5 months ago, eBureaucrat
Some Gems from the Baltimore Sun
I subscribe to four newspapers for digital distribution and get reading material from many other sources. The total must be about 400 hours per day. I enjoy reading occasional gems of particular importance to me in the Sun. It provides a necessary service to the community, writing the first draft of history.
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2 years ago, LLbkt
Need more coverage of high school sports
I like the sun app, but you guys need to increase your high school sports section. High school sports is a big part of the Sun papers history, from box scores and summaries to interviews and weekly rankings. As you can see, I’m a child of the 70’s, but back then I couldn’t wait to read the sports section. Over the years your coverage has waned. Please cover and have more content with h.s. Sports and hopefully your subscription will pick up.
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4 years ago, Chaislip
New format
Although I am told otherwise I find it hard to believe Sun staff read the app version. Large pictures make it take a long time to navigate. The NYT allows me at a glance to see all the important articles if the day and the decide which to read. Articles are repeated as you scroll. Why are sports considered top stories when there is a sports section? Why are there articles in the middle of the obituary section. I could go on and on. I have been told that fixes are in the works but I am believing this less and less. I am a long time user of the app who is seriously considering cancelling.
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11 months ago, Cynthia Gamer
Horrible app
I have a subscription to the Sun and am logged in on the app but when it links to an article on the website it tracks me like I don’t have a subscription and cuts me off after so many “free” articles. I can login to the website and see the article but the links from the app don’t register as a subscriber. The articles will also jump around in the app when you are looking at them so you have to find what you were looking for again. I am just going to use the website going forward because the app is useless.
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4 years ago, tytania891
Can’t find my subscription
Even though I’m logged into the app and Apple shows my subscription is paid up and active, the app constantly blocks my access to articles and asks me to subscribe. I give up. Guess I’ll just look at the Patch for free local news
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3 years ago, David Alan 99
Still cant get it right
I count on the app working, I pay for an all digital and print subscription. For those days when my paper doesn’t arrive on time I try and use the app. The app is a total failure. Pages missing or out of order, either in landscape mode or full page mode. Please fix it. It’s been broken for over a year.
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8 months ago, WxFan429
Buy a Subscription - Get Nothing In Return
While subscriber logins work on the Sun’s website, logins do not work on this app. When you login with your paid subscription, you get one free article, then you’re asked to re-enter your password only to be told your password is invalid. Then you change your password, log back in, read one article, asked again to re-enter your password only to be told again your password is invalid. A vicious cycle not worth your trouble until the issue is fixed.
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8 months ago, Tiglandex
Inaccessible App, Poor Product and Poor Customer Support
An extremely unreliable and effectively inaccessible app for persons who use voiceover. Discussing the issue with the publisher of the Baltimore Sun newspaper has been unproductive, and has failed to provide any relief or meaningful support. And it is an expensive subscription. Trying to unsubscribe, after providing the newspaper with credit card billing information has been anything but straightforward. As poor a purchase as I’ve ever made.
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4 years ago, Pope.afp89
Can’t log in
My original sun account was through google. But the app won’t let me log in through google. When I try to log in with my email it tells me the account already exists through google and to press the google button to log in, but there is no google button to press. There are only buttons for Facebook and twitter. Not sure how to fix this.
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2 years ago, TunaFish#5
Local news!!!!!!!
Essential community service. Stable app, too. Worst part is the Orioles stories. Better luck next year... Update: actually the worst part is all the shootings. They make the Orioles problems look like a walk (BoB) in the park.
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3 years ago, SGTBS99
Scrolling issue - ver 5.5
Baltimore Sun App ver 5.5 on iOS devices - When using the app to read the paper in the full page view I cannot scroll down to the bottom of the page. This feature works when viewing in a web browser (I.e. Internet Explorer) but not in the app. Overall the app functions well.
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1 month ago, Bob of Americus
Work in progress
The much-diminished Baltimore Sun is still essential reading for good citizens. This app does not yet have the visual appeal or the depth of its bigger rivals (NY Times, Washington Post). But competition (from the online-only Baltimore Banner) has been good for the Sun’s app. If you care about the region, you’re going to need both.
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4 years ago, Ferndale Slim
The Sun is still a great paper
Today, newspapers face enormous challenges, but in spite of those challenges, these folks turn out a quality product every day. Their reporting is fact based and the opinions and editorials well thought out.
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2 years ago, Nicknames All Taken!!!
Their sound jams your tunes
You can’t read the digital version of the paper and listen to your music because - like a lot of news - they jam your music for advertisements. It’s a shame because I often refuse to read their often high quality content because I almost always listen to music when I read anything. Not giving up music because some dip@ coder somewhere tries to kill my music.
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11 months ago, jaggerhall6
Great paper
It’s a great part brings back great memories of a city I grew up in my youth - but the violence and crazy gun violence convinces me I will never return are squeegie “workers”, indesciminate shootings keep me away but the Baltimore Sun allows me to return to great memories thank you
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2 years ago, Mdterps65
Our hometown newspaper
The only coverage and watchdog of the legislature, governor and state government and our hometown sports teams including the Terps. Wish they would include MoCo in their coverage. County council gets a free pass from the media.
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2 years ago, akizora1
Waste of money
The app does not show the stories from today’s paper. It is just a small selection of stories that repeat in a loop, interspersed with multiple ads. There are constant pop up ads that aren’t easily dismissed. You cannot see today’s paper in it’s published format. One can imagine Tribune Media has created a substandard app on purpose to bury the news. Baltimore Brew and WaPo are better bets.
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3 years ago, whatisiname
Hard to maneuver around
Look at Washington Post site as to how to do it right. The “Print Edition” is very easy to use and works great. Sun please take lessons from the Washington Post as to how to navigate around the site.
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1 year ago, notjayneproof
ARCHIVES_had wanted access to….
While researching the George Huguely case, I signed up for a sub to the Baltimore Sun - hoping to have access to all articles on this topic but….instead when using the app and searching “George Huguely” I get a smattering of articles some directly related, others not.
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3 years ago, AAA
Great app
I enjoy reading the sun through this app. Previous older version was terrible but this new redo is great. Easy to read articles, easy to stay logged in. The Sun is great journalism that I’m proud to support!
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3 years ago, Aykbdd
Support local journalism
One of the most important tasks for every resident of the City is to stay informed. The Sun keeps citizens informed and holds our corrupt politicians to task. The Sun’s writers are talented and thorough and survive on your subscriptions.
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4 years ago, Peeper43
Can’t synch across personal devices!
I take my subscription through iTunes, and it seems that I am limited to reading it on my phone. Is there a reason that I cannot read it on my iPad?
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3 years ago, Nytraveler
Too much battery usage
The app uses a ridiculous amount of battery when just running in the background. For 1 minute in the foreground and 14 hours in the background, it accounted for 28% of my battery usage.
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4 years ago, ABJazz
Doesn’t show stories from today’s front page
This app constantly freezes with frequent pop-ups asking me to subscribe (even though I already do). Also, the app never shows the latest articles from the front page of the actual paper.
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1 year ago, swvaboy
Version 6.6.5 broken
The latest update doesn’t recognize my account after I login, doesn’t let me read the paper or even see the customer service page (you’ve reached your limit), the developers haven’t fixed it and customer service isn’t communicating at all.
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3 years ago, do you wan my reciew or not
I ordered the Carroll county times
I’m unable to see the digital Carroll County Times. I prefer my local paper
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2 years ago, BMoreFrank
So much respect for the Sun but...
The Baltimore Sun is a vital institution for the city and the region, but this app is atrocious. Why does it ask me endlessly to log in and redirect, but only for some stories? Why in 2021 am I not able to do so with Touch/FaceID? Why is it full of the absolute lowest quality garbage advertising? The Sun deserves so much better than this.
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2 years ago, unanimador
Repeatedly fails to load
Design is fine when it works, but typically it starts to load and crashes multiple times before I’m able to successfully load it.
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1 year ago, blueheron5
Fine if you want pro sports news
Unlike other news apps, this one leads with pro sports news, story after story. It takes lots of scrolling to get anything else, and today it was weather. Where’s the front page news.
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12 months ago, Frank DeG
Can’t Scroll
I would love to give this app more stars but I can’t read the articles. I can click on them, but then can’t scroll to read them. Frustrating, as I’m paying for a subscription and can’t read the articles.
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11 months ago, ecklsk
Demise of a great newspaper
The sun paper has deteriorated It’s just a digest and I have to subscribe to the Baltimore` Banner and Baltimore` Business Journal to obtain local news the New York Times for national and international news It breaks my heart to say that!! Larryk
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3 years ago, JCF1955
This app could very well be the worst app in app history. Every time they come out with a bug fix something else goes wrong. Pages out of order, constant locking up, blurred pages, split pages and so on. It’s bad enough reading the Baltimore Sun in general, but the constant failure of the app makes it intolerable.
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2 years ago, salariaglorious
Fee to read!
It’s so insulting that I am not even able to read my own local paper! What’s worse is how abruptly it is interrupted with adds-adds with SOUND. I’ve paid for the paper for 60 years. The world is online-why aren’t you?
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3 years ago, kdkitty
Awful and scam
I have a subscription to the newspaper which includes the app, the app all of a sudden is stating I no longer have a subscription. I have called and they tell me it is restored but it still does not work! Going to have to cancel the whole thing. It is a total rip off.
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11 months ago, Wwdiner
Slow and ridden with ads
I pay a monthly subscription for digital access yet can barely read the articles because if the pop up ads.
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2 years ago, Whiskersvtwin
App fails
Unable to view content in the app as a subscriber. I keep getting the option to pay for a subscription even though I already have an active subscription.
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2 years ago, chuckles 55
Good local news at inflated price
While the local news is pretty good, the onscreen format is weak and the subscription price is too high compared to The NY Times and Wall St Journal.
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4 years ago, Evolving Man
Does not honor subscription via Apple store
Every morning the app stops allowing me to read articles and claims I don’t have a subscription and tries to switch me to their web subscription. I have to figure out every moth how to reauthorize it. Piece of junk this is.
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4 years ago, Barbrw
Need to sign in repeatedly.
The app is slow. Even when signed in if I move to a different page I get asked to sign in again
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2 years ago, dcpost21
App crashes after IOS 15.2 update
I updated my iPad to IOS 15.2 a couple of weeks ago, and the app crashes almost every time I try to use it. No problems with other apps after IOS update.
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2 years ago, NanaGinny 1946
Can’t Login
horrible site...paid my money but won’t accept my password just made...tried FB logon & won’t accept that...horrible money paid and can’t get on system...guess they needed my dollar
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2 years ago, Greg Zel
Signed in with subscription problems
I am a subscriber and signed in. I cannot access some articles because it says I am beyond my free limit and need to subscribe. Get your site working properly!
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3 years ago, geogjog
A very subjective paper that no longer reflects the purpose of this paper started by Arunah S. Abell in 1837. Abell stated that his paper shall give “ no place to political discussions.” The complete opposite today. It’s writers are so biased and seldom report all of the facts. Instead, they cater to a group that believes everything they right. Wrong!
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6 months ago, maryel2
Tapping on article isn’t working
Beginning Saturday, April 1, when I tap on an article to enlarge it for reading, it just spins. Closing the app doesn’t help. There is no update available. This is happening in the online print edition.
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