Ground News 12+

Daily News for Free Thinkers

Snapwise Inc.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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

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What’s New

Version 3.0.1

As part of the v3.0.1 release:

- Updated images and media feeds for News stories
- Trending Topics
- Insights into News Coverage for each story
- Updates to streamline Safari extension

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

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.

halcyon_dev ,

The world DOES need this... From an app that isn't broken.

I'm gonna make this short and sweet. You guys have 10 people on the team and it looks like 9 of you need to give most of your wages to the poor guy or girl that wrote this application on his their own. I get what you're trying to do and I support it completely. However, as an engineer I cannot support this app because, well, basically, it's broken. I wasn't even able to finish my initial testing because I couldn't get passed the very odd window sizing and resizing, and eventually it locked up my system and I now I can gladly say I can recreate the problem quite easily. That's a serious bug, I would go so far as to say that your app probably needs an overhaul from an experienced programmer. If you're interested in some free (for a time) consulting, send me an email. With that saidl.. NEWS ALERT - Your program isn't ready. Fix it and give people what you really want, not this less-than-acceptable excuse for software.

Developer Response ,

We appreciate the candid review. We've just updated our Mac App and you should find the experience significantly better than it was when this review was first published– our team looks forward to any feedback you might have about the latest release. We hope it's come closer to meeting your expectations!

Scot1234 ,

Cannot Resize Window

Cool app and appeciate its vision. However, I cannot vertically resize the window. That makes it unusable for me since I am not going to change my Mac desktop layout and how I work (i.e. hide the dock) to see the bottom of the window. Three stars represents the average of 5 for vision/functionality and 1 for UI implementation.

Developer Response ,

Hey there, sorry about this frustrating bug! Our team has fixed the issue and hope you give the Ground Mac App another try. We look forward to hearing any future feedback about whether the latest update has 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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