The Australian 4+

News Digital Media

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The Australian app has been redesigned with a host of new features including improved navigation, story sharing and saving, and rich interactive stories. Delivered to your iPad and iPhone every morning, browse stories just like reading the paper, with interactive features, full screen galleries and video.

Subscribers to The Australian have access to:

· Award-winning journalism: news from Australia and around the world – leading opinion, commentary and analysis from the most experienced journalists and correspondents and trusted sources including The Times of London, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist.
· Market-leading business coverage: The Australian Business Review each day in The Australian includes comprehensive coverage across every sector - Companies and Markets, Financial Services, Commercial Property, Business Gossip, Mergers & Acquisition
· Unrivalled weekly industry coverage: Media, IT, Higher Education, Technology, Legal Affairs and Aviation
· The Australian’s magazines and in-depth sections, including Review, Inquirer, The Deal, WISH and The Weekend Australian Magazine as well as special liftouts like Mansion Australia.
· Challenging mind games with daily crosswords from The Times and Sunday Times plus Sudoku puzzles and the daily general knowledge quiz
· Browse online, offline, anytime
· Full access to the digital print edition, a digital replica of the paper exactly as it was printed, including all magazines and liftouts and access and store previous editions.

Please note: This App supports iPads & iPhones on iOS9 and above.

NB: Please be advised that with the release of Version 6.0 and our improvements to the Digital Print Edition platform user's archive of Digital Print Editions will no longer be available to view.

How to gain full access to the app's content and features

1: Subscribe through the App (via iTunes) for a monthly recurring subscription of $39.99 per month and receive your first month for just $14.99.

• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable

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2: Subscribers to The Australian with digital access may login to the app when prompted using their subscription credentials.

Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research. Please see for more information.

What’s New

Version 6.0.48

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

John Mach 1 ,

The fairest reporting of the News in Australia

The Australian does not need to tell us it is good or the most trusted but it concentrates on reporting and providing a great product. Mostly each report gives a balanced view and is reliable. Often alternate views are discussed or separately reported. It is conservative but recognises opinions differ. Unlike other agencies when it has an editorial it recognises and admits it. It is respectful and corrects mistakes. Opinions are labelled as opinions. It treats its readers with respect and does not preach to them but encourages debate and a
Search fir fact. While we all have diglfferent views the Australian supports our right to speak them. In a woke worjd this is a remarkably welcome approach. It would be great if it could go one step further and have a section where the average punter could have a say. In a way letters and comments allow that but often the
voice of the average citizen is not heard in our press. All it’s sections are presented professionally.

aetoz ,

Missing functionality

The latest version is still unstable.
Crashes 10 times on startup. Deleted the app and start again. Does not crash the whole ipad anymore but still crashes swapping between articles a d in particular on startup. Seems content related. Sometimes worse then others. Internet not a problem.

I used to be able to email my blind mate who could read articles using his reader direct from the newspaper as read. Now it puts it in a box which is useless as you cannot do anything with it.
No point sending a link as he cannot navigate.
Define is back.
Clip does not always work if there are tables and sometimes does not work at all...seems to be at the bottom of the page. Go figure.
Yes, you can email, but with 7 steps instead of 1.
Comments just buzz around on my ipad but sometimes stall unless log in and out.
Now limited to 21 instead of 28.
Comment editing works ONLY when replying in review all comments mode. Never on a prime entry.
Content sharing with the times can be spurious which is not up to normal standard of writing and editing.
E-mailing the actual article direct from the main news panel would be great if it was the article not a link.

If we did not lose functionality i would say great job, cleaner and faster.

Developer Response ,

Hey there, we can look into these further for you. Would you be able to send across the device model you are using to view the app as well as the version of the app you are using? Our email address is Regards, The Australian

Steve _ _ _ ,

Crossword is so much worse

I see numerous feedback entries with the same complaint, especially for iPad, where you have destroyed the functionality of the crossword, and I agree with them all. Your responses are just a bland comment that it has been updated for ease of use on all platforms.
I would like to have seen a more positive response that you will work on correcting this downdate.
Please speak to someone who does crosswords and try and understand the comments so you can direct your developer to make the right corrections. Allow us to remove the keyboard if we have an external one connected. Show us both the across and down clues to enable quick reference when doing the crossword. When I change the settings to stop auto-notification of errors, I want that setting to stay every day - at present I have to remember to change it back.
When I leave the crossword and return later, the app overwrites my entries with random letters!! Now, that makes it hard if I cannot complete in one session!!
Please understand the complaints and fix this. Was quite good and is now terrible.

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