Ground News 12+

Daily News for Free Thinkers

Snapwise Inc.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

For anyone fighting against the rise of misinformation, sensationalism, and biased news, the Ground News Mac app will help you easily compare how a story is being covered by thousands of sources from across the political spectrum and from around the world.

If you are like the many people who feel overwhelmed and under-informed as they piece together patchwork information from social media and conflicting news sources, Ground News will empower you with an array of visualization and comparison tools that makes it simple to analyze, understand, and draw your own conclusions about a developing news story. Unlike traditional news aggregators, which utilize crowd-sourcing and algorithms that reward clickbait and reinforce pre-existing bias, Ground News helps users understand the news objectively based on media bias, geographic location, and time.

Ground News is the world’s first news comparison platform that will help voters make better-informed decisions, drawing from more than 40,000 news sources worldwide and featuring an average of 30,000 news stories per day.

Also, included in the Mac app is our new Safari extension. Try out Ground News Bias Checker for Safari. Whenever you read a news article, our browser extension will show you who else is covering the same news story and compare how other sources from all across the political spectrum are reporting on it.

About Ground News subscriptions purchased within the Ground News app:

• Subscription renews annually, and you'll be able to manage this subscription in your App Store account under the 'Ground News' subscription
• Payment will be charged to your App Store Account on confirmation of purchase
• Your membership subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
• Membership subscriptions can be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase

See full terms and conditions here: https://ground.news/terms-and-conditions

What’s New

Version 3.0.2

New & Improved Features:
• General UI enhancements & bug fixes
• Infrastructure & performance improvements
• **NEW**: Push notifications. Go to account to enable notifications

Want to inform our next improvements? Send us your suggestions at feedback@ground.news.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

mrbickers ,

Best news app for people who think for themselves!

I don’t write many reviews but when an app is good enough to put an end to years of searching, the developers deserve the praise. I have tried many news apps and been dissatisfied with them all until Ground News. Not only does it do an excellent job of aggregating the news, but it provides a very intuitive and clean way to compare multiple sources. I also love the ad-free reader. This app is perfect for users who don’t like being spoon fed news from only one angle. If you like to think for yourself and don’t want to fall prey to spin and manipulation, this is the perfect solution. The Blind Spot is a great addition that helps fulfill the apps mission and my search to educate myself on news events without falling prey to confirmation bias. I have chosen to pay for this app both because it is truly worth it and because I want to ensure the developers are encouraged to keep up the good work. I truly hope that many more find this app and that it can help many to be able to think for themselves and see through bias in these increasingly divisive times.

Developer Response ,

Hi mrbrickers, we're glad you took the time to share this review of Ground! Our team really appreciates your support, and we're very happy to hear we stopped your search for the right news app– we were on a similar search ourselves, which is why our founders created Ground in the first place. :) We're subscriber supported so we can continue making value-driven decisions for our community– thank you for making it all possible. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever have feedback for what we can do better, as we're always striving to improve.

Corranhornr09 ,

A tool for seeing both sides

I have been using this as my primary news source for over a year. I value the ability to see multiple sides of a story including photos and videos relevant t the topic. I am still getting used to the new update. It definitely feels less clunky and much smoother to navigate, however, it is a real shame to see that the comments section has been removed in the new update. It was a largely unmoderated place (save a strict filter for inappropriate words) where people could speak their mind on topics. I greatly value the ability to see and discuss different perspectives . With that comes some toxicity, but that is anywhere people speak and people were free to turn it off or mute if they didn’t like it. It was so popular that many topics seemed to be exceeding the amount of space GN allotted for comments. I am very sad to see that instead of expanding it, they chose to shut it down. America is suppose to be a place where free speech is protected yet corporations continue to impede that ability more and more. There are so few venues to discus perspectives and challenge ideas because corporations continue to strangle out discussions and information that they do not like. I am not happy that Ground News chose to destroy their free speech platform (however small it was) which closed down one more venue that allowed the discussion of current events and perspectives.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for sharing this kind review! :)

Ryguy525 ,

Version 4.0.1 redesign was a mistake

Just got Ground a few weeks ago and started paying for the highest tier the same day. I was very glad to find an aggregate of important news composed of different sources from across the political spectrum, and was transparent on where it’s sources lied on the spectrum. That hasn’t changed with this update, but man does the app look gross now, and it makes things look more confusing.

In the previous update it was simple: flat color background (it was black to me but that could just be because I have dark mode on for my phone) with red for conservative, gray for center, and blue for liberal sources. Clean and easy to see. Now it’s a weird light colored gray for the background and a beige highlight. The color for the biases are the same, but now they feel the need to add a gradient to the colors so it just looks like a giant gray bar with some red mixed on the right and some blue mixed on the left. I get that the point is to show an intensity in bias, like the more solid the color the stronger the bias is. However it looks ugly, and I much prefer the old view to the new one.

I appreciate what they were going for, but wish they had kept it simple. Please fix, or at least give us the option to switch back to the old color pallet if we want to.

Developer Response ,

Hi Ryguy525, we're sorry to hear about your experience. Have you updated to the latest version of the app? We've made many updates since this review was posted (thus the delayed response time). The color scheme that you previously enjoyed is now available by adjusting your preferences: just go to settings > preferences > night mode and select "Dark". The contrast isn't as high as the previous version, but it should improve your reading experience. I hope you give us another try and let us know if we've come closer to meeting your expectations.

App Privacy

The developer, Snapwise Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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