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What’s New

Version 10.5

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
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2.1K Ratings

Frascati61 ,

Love the paper but....

Used to enjoy reading the paper on the Daily Edition App purchased through iTunes, bit basic, no whistles and bells but worked well. Took up week free offer direct through the independent for daily edition and I M and now can’t access daily edition. Just constantly tells me that it doesn’t recognise email or password. Major frustration! And now the crosswords aren’t on IM. Asked for help three days running on online helpline and get message someone will get back to me but no one does. Considering going back to The Times online. Not pleased....

Developer Response ,

Dear sir/madam, I'm sorry to hear that you're having issues with the app. If you're still experiencing problems could you please email and we will try and diagnose them for you. Thanks

SomersetLevels ,

I’m trying to tolerate the user experience but failing

I signed up to a a three month trial early winter and didn’t renew as the user experience such as app layout, caching and refresh is terrible. I had an offer to renew for another three months and I’m still in that three months. During that time the user experience has declined further. The layout in the app is just dreadful. If I view from my laptop browser I can select sub-headings and view articles. It seems as though the app is the lite version with minimal content. The biggest issue is refreshing of content. My mobile is stuck on articles from five days ago and will not refresh. iPad simply won’t load anything, just blank. The standard of journalism is excellent hence 3 stars but the app is awful. In a time when survival of a news outlet depends on digital perhaps the best newspaper in the UK is heading in the wrong direction. Either there is not sufficient investment or the wrong team are running the show. I subscribe to the Guardian too and though I’ve tired of their click bait reporting the digital experience is amazing. Please sort it out. The UK without a decent readership of The Independent will be a poorer place.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback! We deeply respect your advice, and we will try to combine your feedback with our app development, in order to provide better user experience. The Independent team

Grumpy Ka ,

Essential independent view in my news portfolio

I don’t like to get all my news from one source, or even one country. I subscribe to five newspapers ... three from the UK. The Independent is essential in that mix because, well, it’s independent it’s well written and seems a little more detached than other papers. Like good papers used to be.

If you like good journalism and a calmer tone, choose The Independent.

Developer Response ,

Dear Reader, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback! The Independent Team

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