Patch - Local News

Patch - Local News

  • Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 6.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: Patch Media
  • Compatibility: Android
665 Ratings
$ 0

Patch - Local News App

If you're looking for "everything local," Patch is the app for you. Local schools? Check. Breaking news? Check. Homes for sale? We've got those, too. You'll always be in touch with your town with the Patch app. Check out these features: • News and events for 1,200+ Patch Towns, with more towns added every month. • Push notifications as important news breaks — you’ll be the first to get the scoop. • Swipe left or right to view articles faster. • Local weather forecasts and alerts — you'll never be caught without an umbrella or snow boots again. • Find local events, jobs and announcements in your area. • Get everything that is happening in your town in a one-scroll feed! • Share stories to your Facebook friends or email/SMS to a friend! • Patch also has fun iMessage animal stickers to share your emotions with your friends! • Love an article? You can bookmark it to your phone to come back and read it later. • Want to follow multiple towns? No problem, swipe left or right to navigate between your favorite Patch towns. Our new Patch app delivers a beautiful browsing and reading experience for iOS users. Our pages load lightning fast. You'll never be kept waiting to see what's behind that headline. The sleek design provides an in-depth storytelling experience fueled by concise writing and rich imagery. TELL US WHAT YOU THINK: We're eager to hear your feedback and suggestions. How can we make the app even better? What features would you like to see? We aim to be the best news app in the country, and your ideas are crucial. Please email us at [email protected] Images used under license from


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Patch - Local News app reviews

  • Gr 5/5

    By jersey lo
    Great local news never existed
  • beefboh 4/5

    By npez123456
  • Helpful 5/5

    By epa1309
    Great way to get local news. I really like it!
  • Great job !!! 5/5

    By Don Scala
    I love the up to date news at my fingertips. It’s great to know where to avoid because of accidents or other events and what is going on in our local area. Thanks for a great job.
  • It doesn’t cover my area 1/5

    By Zimm1234
    The closest city it covers is a 3 hour drive away. That’s not local news. I guess a city of 300,000 people isn’t big enough to have news. App deleted.
  • Town suggestions. 3/5

    By Musicmaniacdc
    I live in Bellerose, New York and didn’t see too many towns directly around me in your app. Floral Park or Queens Village could also be covered
  • Finally, local news done right! 5/5

    By Athene0786
    I love using Patch, especially for local news coverage and neighborhood buzz.
  • Cuh-RASH 4/5

    By Tim Windsor
    This app has a feature that most apps don't. It crashes for no particular reason. I cannot confirm what others are saying about formatting problems. Formatting here looks okay. Maybe it was fixed on the server side. Looks nice, but it doesn't feel like an app I'll use much. I'd rather just look at the mobile web view of the site. I'll check out updates, though. Update: app no longer crashes.

    By bluesguitar777
    This would be a great app but for us seasoned vets the comments are half the experience. The comments never load. Please FIX!!! Update due to Developer response 3/7/2018 Checked out new app as per request. App is fine. Still don’t see any comments or any options/buttons allowing one to comment. You didn’t fix anything...
  • Old news 1/5

    By WendySnap
    This app shows me local news stories from four months ago! Maybe you can’t get today’s news but at least show me this week. Sheesh.
  • App is fixed. All is well again! 5/5

    By Kiwibaby
    After experiencing a number of problem, stopped using the app altogether. I recently deleted & re-downloaded it & it works great!
  • much improved 5/5

    By kevingolde
    the latest update is a vast improvement. Thank you!
  • I enjoy the app. 5/5

    By Egnart
    Love the emphasis on local news!
  • Patch App 5/5

    By NickyP1029
    So happy to have found that the patch has an app! Great way to keep on top of local happenings!
  • I STILL give up on this App 1/5

    By Lxsinmarin
    I gave it another look after the Developer urged me to give it another try. Still useless. Absolutely nothing here I haven't already seen reading my local papers. Why bother wasting my time to click on links to articles I have already read? I'm done! ------------------ The navigation with the upgrade is a pain in the rear. But more important, at least for my 'hood, the stories are boring and useless. Poor subsets of what I can read in the paper. And that assumes I can even get stories to load. Most of the time the App says there is a connection error with the server. It is June 29 and the stories displaying are mostly from mid-May. Useless!!!
  • Great app! 5/5

    By James O. Clark
    This is the first time that I have ever written a review. Patch keeps me informed about my former neighborhood. I moved from Wilmette to Florida in 1979 but I still miss my old home. It’s so nice to keep up to date thanks to Patch!
  • Captain Oxygen 5/5

    By ore fan
    Excellent local coverage. An absolutely GREAT resource for schools and other community assets to share their news. Probably the “newspaper” of the future!
  • Love this local news app. 4/5

    By 712kck
    I would give this app a 5 but lately it’s been erasing my local towns that I like to keep abreast of the news and it erases my local towns. I’m hoping this last update will take of this. Then I’ll give this app a 5.
  • Lunky and Lethargic and Irrelevant 1/5

    By 1_nitelite
    See for yourself if you do not mind waiting for 4 or 5 minutes for a web page to load if it loads at all. I do not know where all the high ratings come from. The content is always abbreviated so once a page loads and you think you are going to find in depth content...I don’t think so. I don’t submit reviews very often...maybe that’s it. Good luck readers.
  • It is ok but... 4/5

    By nicole_7575
    I love this app! But there is a couple of problems... first off my grandparents live in Utah, so I want my news there but it will not let me put Utah as one of my news thing. If you could fix it then the app is great!! You should get this app, it is very reliable, and fun to use!
  • Keep Up! 5/5

    By luvme3sons
    Great app to keep up on what’s going on in our commmunity
  • Doesn’t send me notifications 3/5

    By lylechad
    I think this app is great, but it doesn’t ever send me push notifications even though I’ve made sure they’re on several times. When I check the alerts tab in the app stories have always piles up but I never get notifications about them. Please fix — I got this app mostly so the push notifications would help me stay up to date!
  • Like this app 5/5

    By Tom Lyons
    I really like this app.
  • Really a great app 5/5

    By Makanda
    Keeps us up to date on the latest info in the area and beyond. Great information everyday!!!
  • Hope you like setting an app up every day 1/5

    By Overpushed
    I signed up for Patch emails for local news updates in the small town I live in. Those emails were clickbaity (open the email, read a teaser, click on “read more,” and get taken to a collection of articles where I have to click yet again on the one I want to read). Taking a reader through that many clicks made it seem like that’s all they were after. So I downloaded the app and went through the town selection, opted in for alerts, clicked “let’s get started,” etc. to finally read some local news. The next time I got an alert from the app, Patch made me go through the entire town selection/set up alerts/click click click process as if I had never set it up before. And this is after clicking on an alert *that the app sent me*. Next day it did the same thing. After a few days of this I deleted it.
  • Great App 5/5

    By SpeedyG13
    It keeps informed of what’s going around locally within a few minutes compared to waiting for tomorrow’s newspaper.
  • Usefulness at fingertips!! 5/5

    By Deb's Opinion
    Love this app!! Current, informative, get news and info at anytime for any town in our State!!!
  • Greer 5/5

    By ttcutiepie
    I read it daily, alerts me to what’s happening in my community. I love it because it keeps me informed
  • Incredibly useful and accurate! 5/5

    By MB 101
    I normally don't write reviews, but I'd like to see this app get more positive ratings because it's the BEST local news apps I have EVER used! I don't even know where I would go to get the aggregate of local news information Patch provides for as many local areas as you like. Patch let's you add multiple neighborhoods, so you get the latest news for that AREA, which is really where this app shines. From changes in parking rules to local accidents to subway closures to weather-related events, I've never seen a smarter or more sophisticated news app! I live in NYC but also have a place in the south, so I set up Patch for that area, then we had the string of Hurricanes last year, and this was the ONLY app that provided me with crucial updates on my neighborhood conditions, as I was not there during the storms and had no way of knowing the damage to my local area. Things like which roads remained closed, which were recently cleared, where there were downed trees, if bridges were open, local curfews and garbage pickup. These may sound like small things, but you seriously can't get this info from other sources, and it's all organized in ONE PLACE! Patch gives you the stuff big news conglomerates don't care about. If you want more than crime and politics in your news feed, then Patch is the app for you! Thanks, devs!!
  • I like it 5/5

    By suprememouser
    Good variety of info and fast updates
  • denpap 5/5

    By denpap
    It's a good app to let you know what's going on in your neighborhood and around other places.
  • Looks cool 3/5

    By Danielcee3
    Looks cool I can't because my area hasn't been added. So makes it useless to me and anyone in my area. Add Bakersfield CA surrounding cities are. Arvin, Lamont, Delano, shafter, teachapi
  • Love it 5/5

    By Mmmooooommy
    Keeps me posted on everything that is happening near me!
  • Difficult! Still needs work! 2/5

    By Foodies99
    OMG...Already thought Rochester Patch was frustrating to navigate & the latest update made it much worse! Pleeeease Patch - make the layout EASY & simple & organized! Difficult to navigate & open posts / links to other pages. Back button never works smoothly. Posts in his local area are rarely up to date / old news.
  • Not available for my hometown... 2/5

    By BAR112
    oh well, maybe when I move to a larger city.
  • Great App with Tons of Breaking News 5/5

    By GoldnCharter12
    Great local News/breaking news/Traffic/Sig Alerts/Weather App, Easy to Use/ Navigate, Very Informative, Patch Always Updates ALL the latest breaking News stories!! Hopefully Patch can add more Cities to the Riverside County and San Diego County Areas😉
  • very good for local news 5/5

    By ilya239
    Shows new I would have missed, and does it in real time.
  • Vast improvement 3/5

    By Kplan23
    This version is a vast improvement over all previous versions. The ability to save an article was missing in prior versions. There are still times that articles won’t load or take you to the wrong story. As for clickbait, I haven’t used it enough to say. Reading stories should remain in app. Taking a detour to Safari for more stories and ads is wrong. I don’t want to use cellular data on additional unwanted ads. It’s also extra work closing down Safari tabs. As for the content, spelling, grammar, political bias, sensationalism and editing, Patch is on par with Newsday. That’s a pathetically low standard. Basically the Notification gives all the info I need and reading the story is unnecessary.
  • Go-to local news app 1/5

    By yahlen
    I am changing my review to a one-star from a five-star. I used to love it, but what happened?! What did you do to it with the update? It asks for the basics each and every time I start this app, such as, which cities do I want to add. I mean how many times do I need to input that? I tried signing in with Patch, it asks that I sign in with Facebook. Fine. Then I go through the same rigamarole of answering all the questions again. Deleting this.
  • Support 1/5

    By MikeSamp
    The latest version looks nice but keeps asking me to enter my favorite Patch (I have 4) every few days. I’ve tried sending notifying them from within the app but the email keeps getting rejected. Next I tried contacting them from within the App Store but found that to be impossible. Perhaps I’m doing something wrong and I’d love to find out. I used to love the app but it’s now useless.
  • Nancy 5/5

    By Momma415
    Great app. Tells us everything that’s going on around town
  • Clickbait articles 1/5

    By here in cali
    Too many clickbait articles. Deleted.
  • What happened?! 1/5

    By LifetSavert9111
    This app was great before this update. Now it looks amazing but I can’t sign in. There is no sign in section like before and when I open the app after enough time, it makes me pick my patch/s like a new user. I also tried to get help from the feedback and it got sent back to melt email because it can’t receive messages. If I can sign in again I will gladly change my review to 5 stars. The reason I went as low as 1 is because when you break main functions of an app, it’s worthless. It’s like having a kindle app that all of a sudden can’t open ebooks. Saving my settings and bookmarks is a major part of Patch. Please fix so I can rate it what it deserves when it functions properly! Thank you.
  • Zip search doesn’t work 3/5

    By DLP1000
    Name search works but town cannot be selected. The app no longer works at all for me. I deleted the app and reinstalled. Everything now works correctly.
  • Keeps me up date. 4/5

    By icngacsn
    Keeps me locally informed, yet I feel that it’s a bit behind in user friendlyness. The app feels a bit difficult to maneuver, but I do believe it is great, but young for online/iPhone information. It shows I have 2 messages, and I can not clear 2 even though I went through, all all articles. I believe it is technical thing that will be fixed as the Patch grows. 4 stars because it’s the only online local news, that I feel gives true fast local news. I would give it 5 if better technically advised. Today’s user’s need the simple, fast, and easy.
  • Good but needs improvement 2/5

    By Schotz79
    I like the app but can't delete stories that are already read. I also would like to be able to pick areas that I want and not those who are out of my lifestyle.
  • Wow 5/5

    By Hyperlocaler
    The new Patch app is a major upgrade - it’s super fast and makes following news from multiple towns super easy. I follow where I live, where I work, where I get up and where I vacation. Love the ability to customize the notifications by town too. I highly recommend enabling notifications as well - the local alerts are amazing.
  • Great News Source 2/5

    By Pastor Kathy
    I love the local news and updates. However, too often, when you click on a headline, it’s the wrong story!!
  • Good app 4/5

    By atomicbri303
    But needs comment section like It has online
  • Great 4/5

    By Mari35ems
    This app is great. It’s very informative.

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