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

Better layouts: Reduced whitespace and new condensed view available from settings. Condensed view only available on phones
More content: related content in article
Easier following: Follow a contributor from any article
Updated action bar: optimised for higher resolutions and tablets
Smoother experience: article transitions and animations
Improved comments: clearer layouts for comment threads
Fullscreen images: click any article image to see it in a fullscreen gallery

Lists with The Guardian

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

Comments and ratings for The Guardian
  • (64)

    by Bruce Messer on 12/09/2014

    What was wrong with the old interface? As far as I can see the new app is far from easy to navigate, and not at all intuative to use. I wonder if you crowd tested it enough before going live? I notice it an app for 'mobile phone' but that doesn't suit a larger tablet! After a month or so and a few updates I've learned to live with the new version a little. Slowly getting to GRS with it and the min

  • (64)

    by William Hill on 12/09/2014

    Able to customise your own interests. Worth subscribing

  • (64)

    by Dom Verity on 12/09/2014

    Good content, shame the app has been slowed down in a recent update to make articles 'zoom out' when you select them. Otherwise a fine news app.

  • (64)

    by Dave Garcia on 12/09/2014

    The ui redesign was bad enough, but now after installing today's update the app doesn't even open.

  • (64)

    by Gordon Turner on 12/09/2014

    Find online papers great. This is the best.

  • (64)

    by Tom Bailey on 12/09/2014

    Good, clean UI and nice features.

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    by Will Stroll on 11/09/2014

    Each update seems to make the app better and better. From a shaky start this is now an excellent app.