The Guardian

The Guardian

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

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Expert's Review

"All info from The Guardian in your device"

Reviewed by / Sep 14, 2011

Browse through the sections and download all the content you want

The Guardian is an Android app that enables users to read all the information from directly in their devices. Besides reading, the news you can also watch videos, listen to podcasts and browse through the picture galleries.

You can navigate through the sections, topics and contributors, choosing a maximum of eight to appear on your the main screen (e.g Top Stories, Multimedia, Sport, Culture, etc). It's also possible to download the content and add some news to your favorite lists in order to be able to read them while you're offline.

Guardian News & Media Ltd is the developer of this first app for accessing to all the info from The Guardian. The app is easy to use, the usability design is pretty good and it works smoothly. It's a great app for fans of the website and the newspaper, because now they can read it quicker directly from their phones.

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Developer's original description available here
Get the whole picture the whole time with the free Guardian app.

Specially crafted for tablets and phones, this app brings you breaking news and full access to the Guardian's award-winning content. Tailor your home screen with the sections that matter most to you, follow your favourite writers and stories for personal alerts, keep reading when you’re offline, and save content for as long as you like.

⚫ Stay up to date with live news and sport
⚫ Enjoy the full range of Guardian content, beautifully designed for Android tablets and phones
⚫ Read offline
⚫ Make it yours by choosing the sections and topics that appear on your home screen
⚫ Stay informed with breaking news alerts
⚫ Follow your favourite stories, series, writers and football teams for personal notifications
⚫ Browse award-winning audio, video and interactive content, as well as full-screen galleries - with stunning high-resolution images
⚫ Save any content you want to keep
⚫ Read comments on articles and share your own thoughts
⚫ Search by keyword, topic, series, section, or contributor
⚫ Upgrade to the premium tier for our crosswords, specially curated content, extracts from Guardian Books, and an advert-free experience

Please note: this app is totally free to use. If you choose to upgrade to the premium tier - £2.49 or local equivalent - your payment can be taken immediately and is processed by Google Play.

Location: users can choose to include their location when contributing to our stories via GuardianWitness. As such, we request the ‘Precise location’ app permission. Including this is optional when contributing.

Terms of use
All content in the Guardian app is copyright Guardian News & Media 2014. All rights reserved. Terms of use and privacy policy apply when accessing content via the Guardian app.
⚫ Privacy policy:
⚫ Terms and conditions:

Recently changed in this version

• Reduced battery and data usage
• Fix a number of crash bugs
• Restyled navigation and search screens
• Fix a scaling problem with the widget

Lists with The Guardian

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Anna Grace.

Comments and ratings for The Guardian
  • (64)

    by Linda Redmond on 12/10/2014

    Why must I automatically be given only the US version, simply bc I am in the US? Is there no option to change that? The entire reason I downloaded this app is to read the UK version!

  • (64)

    by felice gaiteri on 12/10/2014

    Ok app but too much anti male crap

  • (64)

    by Kevin Cooper on 12/10/2014

    When reading comments on CIF the app seems to jump randomly to new locations in the list. Impossible to read long threads without losing ones place. Seems to be a recent problem which needs fixing urgently.

  • (64)

    by Leon Jones on 12/10/2014

    If you like an reasonably educating newspaper this is a fair brand to follow. The app can play - up occasionally, and if your on a pc you can view a far wider breath of news topics. This smartphone app is worth viewing for free and interesting news collection.

  • (64)

    by Bjarne Pedersen on 12/10/2014

    The Guardian News are serious and sober. So go for it.

  • (64)

    by Robin Gregson on 12/10/2014

    App worked perfectly until a week ago, but now get pop up automatically directing to Play store for Farmville every 15 to 40 seconds. Help!

  • (64)

    by John Goulton on 12/10/2014

    Once worth 5 stars now a mere shadow of itself, has limited news corpse finally and secretly taken you over? disappointed.