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4.9 out of 5
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96.6K Ratings

SashaCat1543 ,

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I couldn’t have survived the pandemic without the Guardian by my side. The only minor annoyance is the plea for donations (not too annoying since I LOVE that the weekly mag doesn’t have ads), and the fact that even if you are on a monthly donation plan, the app doesn’t consider this to be equivalent to an online subscription (which, to be fair, it isn’t). So I get most of my reading done via the snail mail paper copy we subscribe to, and just top off at the app.

Room for improvement: pls improve the app search algorithm. If I am searching for an article or book review I’ve already read in the hard copy magazine and I know the key words or names, half the time the article won’t let itself be found via the app search engine no matter what I do. Sometimes this can be resolved by googling the article in question, and sometimes not, but either way it’s very frustrating. Still overall, great app, and I’m glad it’s out there making the world a better place!

grandgeezer ,

Mostly OK app

Considering all the ”Tell us …” questionnaires The Guardian typically has, it’s odd that there is no way to point out factual errors or statistical misleading statements in Guardian articles. I’d imagine this would be the sort of things they would be genuinely interested in catching, but I suppose it requires too many man-hours to go through.
This is mostly on content, not the app itself, but you can’t really separate the two: The Guardian has started down the road of offering certain articles only as audio, next stop video. I for one don’t want another TV channel, so from my perspective it's another nail in the subscription coffin.
Some of The Guardians journalists do not live up to the general level, instead produce ranting opinion pieces. No objection to that, but it would be nice if you could select the content you’re actually interested in, as in opt out of the pieces you have a fair expectation of being sub-par. Well, I guess with a paper-edition you don’t have that option either (but you’re at least spared video and podcasts).
That all said, The Guardian is still vastly better (wrt contents, interface, stability) than Apple News (which you’re not even able to review here), so money sort of reasonably well spent, I suppose.

clinkerkiddo ,

The cost is prohibitive

If I want to vary my reading, I cannot pay over $150 for every news outlet I like. NYT and WAPO both offer annual subscriptions under $40 (if you try to cancel), and I just got a year of the Economist for $100, and I consider them the gold standard. I really like the Guardian, but I can’t justify paying 50% more than what I pay for the Economist. How does my price complaining relate to the app? Well, the app generously lets you read for free, but constantly reminds you that you are reading free. Every single article comes with an overlay telling you how many articles you have read at their expense. I should also mention, the price I am willing to pay for a news journal is directly proportional to their self-restraint in expressing political bias. Thats why I would happily pay 3x more for the Economist over NYT and WAPO. Economist is up front about it’s views but writing style makes a clear distinction between those views and their facts. NYT and WAPO get some great scoops but the degree of bias is at times almost sickening. Guardian does a lot better job than those two, but not so good that I would pay the premium I am willing to pay for pure unpolluted news.


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