Unstable, crashes frequently 2/5
Crashes pretty much every time I use it. Using Apple 6S and it’s been happening w all versions over past year.
Please allow other apps to do what you are unable to accomplish...a reliable version of Drudge app.
Excellent news outlet but unable to use app due to all of the ads. Slows my phone so much that I finally gave up and deleted the app. Bummer.
Doesn’t update often enough 2/5
Please work on this—too many of us consult Drudge! Update more frequently!
Great App.....for pop up adds. 1/5
Come on Drudge. I can open a browser and visit your site add free. If I use your app, all I get is constant pop up adds. It’s so bad that it makes the app virtually useless. Bad!
Needs a lot of work 1/5
Been using this app for almost a decade on my IPhone but lately it's nearly impossible to read some of the linked articles due to ads on the other side. Pages won't load or they will stop responding. It used to be 1/20 articles that had this problem, now it seems to be approximately 1/5 times I'm force-closing the app because of non-responsiveness. Articles have become all but unreadable as video ads pop up repeatedly, without even touching the screen. Very infuriating, deleting the app.
Too many ads 2/5
Way too many ads. Loud videos that pop up and ads making me restart the app. Deleted it after about 10 mins.
Needs better UI 4/5
Like, oh say, being able to swipe between columns.
After years of having this app installed, I’m deleting it from my devices. The amount of pop-ups and questionable destinations has increased exponentially. Consequently, I no longer trust the app or its content.
Why do you post stories from fake news outlets? Looking less and less credible by doing this... 1/5
By CDH disappointed user
Why do you post stories from fake news outlets? Looking less and less credible by doing this...
Fix it and lost the pop up advertising. I’ll check back in a month 1/5
Come on man. More adds than content and a video add that had no way of backing out except to kill the app??? I would expect that from Huffington post or worse but not here. Quit giving gestapo liberals fodder and make the Grudge App...Great Again? Hehe.
Was on my IPhone X for less than 30 sec 1/5
Without exception, one if the worst performing apps I’ve ever downloaded. I had to replace the other POS Drudge app as it became a nightmare of pop-up ads and sudden crashes. THAT app was a joy to use compared to this.
Pop Ups and Click bait 1/5
By Brianjs phx
You can’t even scroll through an article without 2-3 pop ups.
Too many ad banners 1/5
By I love Coheed but,
I’m not one hundred percent sure if it’s the phone the app or the websites drudge links too, but when I load a page it’s super slow. It constantly re-moves itself as I’m reading as it loads more and more ads.
Still Ad Heavy 1/5
I remember dropping this back awhile because it was buggy and crashed often. Now that it is back it works but I am inundated with pops and ads and a mess of material when I just want to scroll and read. I’m switching back to the browser or the “other” app that is not official yet gives great results. Maybe try again or offer a $.99 version that’s ad free and I’ll come back.
By vinnie boombatsa
Just deleted it because of aggressive annoying pop up ads.
Just bookmark it in safari, I give up 1/5
The in app ads are ridiculously annoying to get around and not worth the trouble, I’ve bookmarked idrudgereport.com on mobile safari and I’m deleting this app I’ve been wasting my time on
Once great news site tarnished by spam 3/5
By mark zuckerburgs ugly face
Matt Drudge, please stop linking to news sites that don’t let the reader read! I’m so tired of sites like cbs affiliates, aljazeer, wapo, and more relentlessly pushing me into video clips, ads, and bogus “prize” trolls. Your format is great, I’ve been a long time fan, but it’s getting ridiculous. You have a 5-star app but I can only give 3 stars for the content issues.
This app is now unusable 1/5
I just updated my Drudge app because the old one no longer worked with IOS 11. I now want my old one back. This new version is horrible. Main screen print is small, presentation is choppy, videos pop up without selecting them, ads pop up every time I select a story. Is Drudge really this hard up to make money. It’s too bad because conservative news will suffer as a result.
Eats battery!!! 1/5
As the app is open, I can literally watch my battery tick down.. crazy!!! I had a previous app that worked great but this doesn’t work well at all. Hard to navigate and read!! Poor design!! I hate that i cant read drudge because app is horrible....
DO NOT DOWNLOAD! Uncontrollable SPAM ADS 1/5
I have been a fan of Drudge for years, but this app has become nothing but irritation for me as you can not read anything without being bombarded with numerous ads and videos that load and play automatically by themselves! Who needs this frustration!? I think the end game is the forcing of us to PAY for ad free Drudge. Really! Try “whatfinger.com”. It’s better without all the crap! I am done with the Drudge app. If I want a full version of Drudge I will use the safari browser that has Adblock installed
IF YOU LOVE ADs THIS IS FOR YOU! 1/5
By Can't Say It Enough
Going to delete this ASAP.
It's the WORST. An ad with every link.
doesn't play sound in browser 2/5
By Tim Pruitt
Any video selected in the browser is with no sound. I have to copy the link and watch it in safari.
Top news app 5/5
Perfect app for the best news. There’s some ads, but compared with other news apps, this one is awesome.
Content takes a minute to load -unacceptable 1/5
Why is this so difficult to make a decent app? I’m not a developer so I don’t have the perspective of how difficult it is to create these things perhaps. This app is almost useless, on my devices at least. The app loads but it takes 45-60 seconds for the content - the traditional Drudge 3 column content- to load. You are literally better off just creating a shortcut to the website on your screen.
Horrible app for a great service 1/5
The number, type, and disruptive way that ads are displayed in this app represent everything that is wrong with apps these days. Trickery and clickbait seem to be the focus rather than simply presenting low frequency and meaningful ads. Terrible way to extend the brand, Drudge.
Filmore is right 2/5
Pls read Filmora’s review. It is a minefield of ads and is no longer worth the hassle.
Love Druge. Hate this app 1/5
You can’t even read an entire story before an ad or video pops up. I deleted after about 5 minutes (or 3 ads). Ridiculous.
Impossibly frustrating 1/5
I can’t believe this app still exists. It’s by far the worst app I have ever used. Constant interruptions by ads is awful. Can’t get thru one article. I finally deleted it. Fix this Drudge!! Come on
App injects way too many ads. 2/5
With all the extra ads the application pops up, it is almost useless. I now go directly to the drudge website instead of dealing with this app. The previous Drudge app worked OK but it quit working after an iOS upgrade.
Crashes a lot 2/5
By John Chabin
Can't seem to handle pop-ups or complex content. Crashes/freezes constantly.
ads and pop ups 1/5
Make this app unusable. At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist, it’s like the app and website are under attack. Do something please!
By Sherry Byrne
I used to get the Drudge Report in an app with an orange icon. When I bought a new IPhone 8 Plus many of my old apps no longer worked. So I deleted it and got this Drudge Report app. I hate it. It is filled with ads. I can barely read a report before the ads obliterate my view. And most links require that I subscribe to the other source after a brief paragraph or two. Wish I could find a better conservative news source.
It would be great if you could read a story without one of the pop up commercials constantly interrupting your reading. I’m uninstalling the app for this very reason. You barely get the story open and here they come, bombarding your screen. See ya.
Pop up video 1/5
Stop the pop up video!!
Doesn't Work Anymore 1/5
These past couple weeks anytime you open it nothing shows up. Has become a pointless app.
Way too many pop-up ads 1/5
Hate this app. It’s more frustrating than useful. Almost impossible to read an article without 5 pop-up ads or videos making a surprise appearance.
Access to Drudge Home/menu page, no problem. But any link below that results in ads/videos, etc. that cannot even be closed. Require a complete blackout. Hacked or intentional? I’ll just go to Drudge from now on through my browser!!’
Update created more pop up adds 1/5
I’ve used the app for months and never had an issue with the ads. Did update on dec.14. Now I can’t read past a paragraph before pop up ads take over!! Fix this crap!!!!
Ads continually hijack app 1/5
By Real Captain D
Unusable due to ads that continually hijack the app. I have given up trying to read Drudge.
Latest update is VERY difficult to use 3/5
iPhone X, the column buttons are so close to the “horns”, it is very difficult to hit them. Usually hit a story instead of the column you are trying to access.
Look at iPhone X usage.
Add & Pop-Ups Galore 1/5
This used to be a very good app (past tense), but all the ads, pop-ups and unexpected self starting junk videos have all but ruined it. I’m very close to the point of deleting it. I was embarrassed while in a waiting room, full of people, when several different times videos started on their own and were junk and had loud audio. Sad state of affairs the way the quality of this app has hit rock bottom.
Love it 5/5
By to much dough
Drudge is one of my top sources for actual news, not the opinions of overpaid leftist hacks.
So bad 1/5
Hahaha....you guys are SERIOUSLY bad at app development. This app is just so so so bad.
Outstanding site when the link takes you to the story.
Not so good when the
NYT (& others) block the story to sell a subscription
Drudge is great site but this app 1/5
By Blue H20
Very buggy and a lot of error pop ups that say to press ok. I have deleted this app until fixed I don’t feel comfortable hitting ok to random errors and when I hit app support the link is not found.
So Frustrating & Now Worse 1/5
This is the best news aggregate site. Except for the nonstop pop ups, redirects and freezes. Maybe it’s not the app’s fault. Could well be efforts by those against truths being exposed about the horrible “progressive” agenda. *Update: After today’s 12/6/17 Drudge update “to fix bugs” it’s even worse. App won’t open properly.
Ads have runed this app 1/5
Endless cut always to some video ad, I am about ready to delete this app
Not sure what is going on with this app, but every time I open it, I get this video that tries takes over the screen and attempts to play. HIGHLY ANNOYING!!! Fix this or lose users!!!!!
Pop-Ups and Advertising...... 1/5
If you enjoy Pop-Ups and Advertising, then you’re gonna LOVE this App! Enjoy!
There use to be a Drudge report with an App icon with a white letter “D” on a blue background that was fantastic.
This App is junk.
#1 News Source. 5/5
By D Yardo
Get This App. The Desperate Left Hates The Truth Being Reported. Stay informed; trust nobody, do your own research...
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