The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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"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

24 July
⚫ Reduced amount of whitespace in cards on phones
⚫ Bug fixes

Lists with The Guardian

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

Comments and ratings for The Guardian
  • (64)

    by Wojciech Gonera on 20/07/2014


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    by Jenny Aloubaidy on 20/07/2014

    Dont download it

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    by Andrew Penny on 20/07/2014

    Great app, love the layout, clarity, writing etc, but the damned thing is so unreliable in that some times it downloads stuff for off-line reading and other times it's unable to retrieve whole sections and often, multiple sections!! I've had enough and I'll get my news somewhere more reliable. Shame...

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    by Marty Karpinski on 20/07/2014

    I love being able to read the Guardian on my phone. The paper, in case people didn't know, is one of the few major newspapers in the world not owned by a corporate conglomerate or a state. It's owned by a trust which secures independent funding. It's little wonder that the content is so independent. The only thing missing is a night mode.

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    by Charles Curran on 19/07/2014

    Once upon a time they had a usable app. Now, mid-2014, it's almost possible to read the newspaper. It's like being locked in a maze. Yuk!

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    by Sachin Jaganath on 19/07/2014

    I love it!!! Gives you everything!!!

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    by Imran Hamid on 19/07/2014

    After you launch the app, read all the news, close the app, about 5 mins later the phone status bar shows the guardian app downloading all the news & various other articles. This is with all offline features disabled by me .I never asked for all the sports, gossip, etc to be downloaded, in fact I have no interest in them. Plus the news articles rarerly update, 2 days later the same articles are o