Tim Windsor's Review of PatchReviewed on 3/8/18 3:47 AM
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.
Nyctolia's Review of PatchReviewed on 3/7/18 2:32 PM
My township and neighboring townships aren’t listed, which means I can’t even properly fill out a request for support
WendySnap's Review of PatchReviewed on 3/7/18 2:13 PM
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.
bluesguitar777's Review of PatchReviewed on 3/7/18 11:09 PM
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...
Kiwibaby's Review of PatchReviewed on 3/6/18 3:37 PM
After experiencing a number of problem, stopped using the app altogether. I recently deleted & re-downloaded it & it works great!
kevingolde's Review of PatchReviewed on 3/5/18 11:07 AM
the latest update is a vast improvement. Thank you!
Egnart's Review of PatchReviewed on 3/4/18 7:07 PM
Love the emphasis on local news!
NickyP1029's Review of PatchReviewed on 3/4/18 1:42 PM
So happy to have found that the patch has an app! Great way to keep on top of local happenings!
Lxsinmarin's Review of PatchReviewed on 3/2/18 3:05 PM
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!!!
Tom Lyons's Review of PatchReviewed on 2/7/18 7:44 PM
I really like this app.
Makanda's Review of PatchReviewed on 2/7/18 3:54 PM
Keeps us up to date on the latest info in the area and beyond. Great information everyday!!!
James O. Clark's Review of PatchReviewed on 2/25/18 2:49 PM
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!
ore fan's Review of PatchReviewed on 2/24/18 12:51 AM
Excellent local coverage. An absolutely GREAT resource for schools and other community assets to share their news. Probably the “newspaper” of the future!
712kck's Review of PatchReviewed on 2/23/18 1:17 AM
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.
1_nitelite's Review of PatchReviewed on 2/22/18 1:50 AM
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.
Overpushed's Review of PatchReviewed on 2/2/18 10:57 AM
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.
nicole_7575's Review of PatchReviewed on 2/19/18 2:54 PM
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!
luvme3sons's Review of PatchReviewed on 2/17/18 12:24 AM
Great app to keep up on what’s going on in our commmunity
lylechad's Review of PatchReviewed on 2/16/18 3:56 PM
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!
tcs328's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Like the app a lot, but the amount of ads that you need to navigate through to follow an article is VERY ANNOYING !!!
Mattman2812's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Interface could be improved. It’s confusing to navigate locate all articles in this app.
Adrienne420's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
I enjoy Patch. I stopped the paper due to the expense and that it was mostly ads. Patch keeps me in touch with local news and events. I like being able to have multiple cities available. Thanks Patch
Waldo@1's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Keep up the great job your doing
Tootsie100215's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
I love to read the news, but when it FORCES YOU to acknowledge that you’ve read it, the site has gone too far. I am trying to figure our how it will leave me alone now! It would be nice to get a deletable email to link us to the news if we are interested and have the time, but this forces you to acknowledge that you have read their articles.
Chihuahua115's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
I get my news update every day from this app, quite happy with it!
Tzer52's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Use as the time,only thing is seems that be a bit behind real time.
DH2018game's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
It’s great to learn about local events & issues I would otherwise not know about. Keep up the greatness.
vr60s's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Incredible and great way being informed of news across Maryland!
Mr. GNG.'s Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Very good. Very helpful! Very relevant. Great 👍
ladybug828's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Nothing is free . Starting to wonder if this site is not a scam. Watch the news . They need to be more careful of the advisers. Because if this becomes the norm, I will delete it!!!!!!!!
Adrine's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
I was getting the emails and then decided to try out the app. I’ve been using it for quite some time now. I love the ease of use, that I can get events, news, updates on news, entertainment and other goings on in my community all in one place. I’m also impressed with how fast important alerts are received and the follow ups. This app is fantastic at keeping me informed in every way. It runs great and I am very happy with it. Kudos to the team who keep this app running top notch!
Ya boi Rey vega's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Cpt Camel's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Or better, an editor. As much as I like the local reporting when it takes place, the lack of proper grammar or spelling makes it look Bush League. The childish writing just reinforces the pattern. Patch, find kids that have graduated high school without CT.
Kplan23's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
The app continues to improve hence 4 Stars now. There are still occasional issues with links taking you to the wrong location. As for the content, spelling, grammar, political bias, sensationalism and editing, Patch is on par with Newsday. That’s a fairly low standard. Basically the Notification gives all the info I need and reading the story is usually unnecessary.
july39941's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Really wish tho I would stop seeing high school news I don't have that need.
Chacha Bobo's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
I like the patch! It has up to date news, weather and real estate!
Harmony Resident's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Give it a try, you’ll love it. Local and citywide updates much better than TV.
Tom in Jersey's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
As a public advocate and frequent contributor to Patch, I am so glad Patch is here to inform the public of so many things going on in one's community.👍
6THY6's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
You get to define “local”.
jofus day's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
The news I got was for places up to 200 miles away. It is a nice idea, but if it doesn’t work, why bother.
Saanvi18's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Great app for getting updates about our hometown as well nearby cities!!! Very informative!!!
Egnart's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
I love this app because of its focus on very local news.My only complaint is that it is not local enough. Keep trying
Stormyartdesigns's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
99% of this shows realtor sales in around your area. Weather is WAY off! Yesterday showed 100% rain and we received a big fat ZERO rain all day same went the day before. There is news, but only average of 2! Today there was no news, just again, you guessed it...MORE HOUSES FOR SALE! When you do receive news (it’s not updated regularly) it’s usually already a day late. And it doesn’t even allow me to choose my town, just the next largest city close to me! Worthless app!
BZDocent's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
I get immersed in articles that pop up in my notifications. Interesting and important stories that the big news agencies don’t bother to cover. Local stories that are important to me.
Jude-d's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
After town is selected and notifications enabled tabs at bottom of screen do not speak when navigated (minor problem). Headlines speak but articles under them do not speak. If articles are pixilated pictures there’s nthing patch developers can do to improve this situation though. Please test this app with VoiceOver turned on and both look and listen as you go for mismatches between what you see and what you hear. Those mismatches will be the VoiceOver accessibility problems and yu may even find more than I found.
tinachik's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
I love this! It’s great to know local news!
cmh96734's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Too much political bias in some of your articles. Get better writers. Local news typically avoids it. Your writer “Colin M” is writing with an agenda that cannot be allowed to continue. This is a news app, not his personal Facebook page to make political rants. Get rid of him.
areuouttaurmind's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
It keeps me informed of my local surroundings- traffic updates, events, many more.. I actively use Patch !
Rayrnyc's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Great app lots of info.
Hayat!!'s Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
I love it. I check it everyday and get notifications too on the spot. Great app. Thank you.
Waver00's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Great app for the local news that doesn’t earn coverage in the printed rags.
Lah17221's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Love the Patch! Great way to find out about local news and events. 👍👍
Thetan207's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Works ok on my iPhone but Crashes upon launch every time on my older iPad.
Kelly's IT's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
It would be nice if the app saved setting to navigate through the main app job search etc. I seem to get stuck in the local news very frustrating. 😤
iliveinazoo's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Asguare's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
It’s fast updated informative news quick and easy. Thanks Kindly...
Me-be-old's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
I just started using this app. Very useful information about our location.
mjg256's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Very local news available long before the other usual sources report. Well written and with accompanying photos. See what’s happening in your neighborhood. Reported without bias and easy to access on your device
CSMCAV's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Very useful information for our family to receive covering the latest happenings in our region. Nicely designed and very user friendly.
12131955's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
I like this app for local news
faisoooooolti's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
This is a great app keep me notes every thing around me!
blmiller1846's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Patch is the perfect app for a quick update on news in your neighborhood and local area - Patch covers topics that have long since disappeared from the daily metro papers and online apps. I check Patch daily and follow on Twitter - quick and easy way to stay informed - highly recommend.
Sunflower618's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
I’m new to the Pittsburgh Patch and live in Jefferson Hills area. I tried a few from the South Hills area and deleted the Apps, not living in those areas, the information wasn’t relevant to me. I’m a member of the Carnegie Museum and I do go into Pittsburgh frequently and I like news of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Patch seems to cover a wide range of information....very satisfied with the content. As far as I’m concerned it’s an excellent hidden news source.
Jrhk9's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
So far I really like this app. My go to source for local news. I would like to see more information on restaurants in the Mchenry and surrounding areas.
Patchamatic's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Patch good, few too many ads though
Ben Lomond Trails's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Great resource-local reporting done quickly
Execalert's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Great app. I use it on my iPad and iPhone. This area lacks news coverage and the Patch steps in nicely and provides the local news and happenings to keep me informed.
rmeldrum's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/18 12:54 PM
Good for your local news
yahlen's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/31/17 4:11 PM
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.
MikeSamp's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/29/17 6:57 PM
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.
Momma415's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/28/17 3:26 PM
Great app. Tells us everything that’s going on around town
here in cali's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/25/17 7:24 AM
Too many clickbait articles. Deleted.
LifetSavert9111's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/21/17 6:47 PM
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.
DLP1000's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/19/17 8:50 AM
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.
icngacsn's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/18/17 8:42 AM
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.
Schotz79's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/17/17 7:14 PM
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.
Hyperlocaler's Review of PatchReviewed on 12/16/17 2:16 PM
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.
atomicbri303's Review of PatchReviewed on 11/8/17 2:22 AM
But needs comment section like It has online
Pastor Kathy's Review of PatchReviewed on 11/23/17 2:13 PM
I love the local news and updates. However, too often, when you click on a headline, it’s the wrong story!!
epa1309's Review of PatchReviewed on 11/21/17 11:22 PM
Great way to get local news
Mari35ems's Review of PatchReviewed on 10/31/17 8:51 AM
This app is great. It’s very informative.
Mdmmmx's Review of PatchReviewed on 10/20/17 10:57 PM
Good stuff. Makes my patch extra patchy.
GoldnCharter12's Review of PatchReviewed on 1/9/18 9:51 PM
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😉
ilya239's Review of PatchReviewed on 1/5/18 4:09 PM
Shows new I would have missed, and does it in real time.
Kplan23's Review of PatchReviewed on 1/3/18 2:29 PM
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.
SpeedyG13's Review of PatchReviewed on 1/28/18 10:57 PM
It keeps informed of what’s going around locally within a few minutes compared to waiting for tomorrow’s newspaper.
Deb's Opinion's Review of PatchReviewed on 1/26/18 1:13 PM
Love this app!! Current, informative, get news and info at anytime for any town in our State!!!
ttcutiepie's Review of PatchReviewed on 1/25/18 1:52 PM
I read it daily, alerts me to what’s happening in my community. I love it because it keeps me informed
MB 101's Review of PatchReviewed on 1/20/18 3:09 AM
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!!
suprememouser's Review of PatchReviewed on 1/19/18 6:13 PM
Good variety of info and fast updates
Danielcee3's Review of PatchReviewed on 1/16/18 4:58 AM
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
denpap's Review of PatchReviewed on 1/16/18 2:19 PM
It's a good app to let you know what's going on in your neighborhood and around other places.
Mmmooooommy's Review of PatchReviewed on 1/16/18 1:43 AM
Keeps me posted on everything that is happening near me!
Sneaker's Aunt's Review of PatchReviewed on 1/12/18 4:04 PM
Slightly slanted politically. Otherwise they give you just the local news you’ve looked to read.
Foodies99's Review of PatchReviewed on 1/11/18 9:09 PM
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.
BAR112's Review of PatchReviewed on 1/11/18 4:47 AM
oh well, maybe when I move to a larger city.