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

Lots of fixes and improvements:

• Fix crash bugs
• Fix offline reading issues
• Fix comments issues - reading position preserved
• Fix widget rendering issues

Lists with The Guardian

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

Comments and ratings for The Guardian
  • (64)

    by Andres Ayerbe on 16/11/2014

    Old app used to be amazing. Fast loading, fast navigation and very user friendly. Guardian still has some of the best content of any online news source but this new app makes it hard to access such content. Fitting example: every time for whatever reason I switch to another app mid-article and then I go back on it, it takes me back to the home page and I have to go and look for the article I was r

  • (64)

    by chris gray on 16/11/2014

    The update/refresh problem seems to be fixed now. Fair play to the Guardian app developers for the quick fix. The app is now restored to 5* !

  • (64)

    by rustling badger on 16/11/2014

    Below was first thoughts, but now downgraded to 1 star as I've simply stopped using what was my favourite snd what I thought was the perfect app. Probably still a good app. Hence 3 stars. But older version was a 5. Galaxy S3 experience much prettier, but less usable. Now have to scroll double and double column + primary stories spanning both confuses my eyes and makes me

  • (64)

    by Marie Fernando on 16/11/2014

    The Guardian News!

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    by Michael Welch on 15/11/2014

    Just as you're reading items in the list of articles, the screen will refresh and go back to the beginning. It means you have to constantly be re-finding the place you're at. It's behaviour that drives me crazy, so I'm uninstalling the app. I like The Guardian, so I will miss the annoying app.

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    by Christopher Enuke on 15/11/2014

    This is a vote for pushing always for excellence keep going good work

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    by Simon Beech on 15/11/2014

    I've been commenting on the website on my phone for 7 months now. Thought I would try the app. Looks nice but the comment system is ridiculous. Why do comments always open in two new windows and of you want to write a comment it opens in a further window so you can't refer back or quote the article you're commenting on. Also there is no place where you can view your previous comments, that's just