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What’s New

Version 3.5.4

We’re always making updates and improvements to the Herald app. In this release we’ve made some bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

StarEddy22 ,

Great insight into Australia and the World

Even overseas, I am able to keep up Aussie news and how Aussies view happenings from Beijing to London to Washington DC.

Serious commentary on World events including the box Boris Johnson has painted himself into, now only if he could paint a door...

Auspointer ,

Doesn’t have full functionality (comments) of Web page

Seems weird that SMH have provided this app supposedly for a optimised experience on iPad/iPhone yet it doesn’t have all the functionality found on the Web version.

Where are the comments after the articles and how can i make them on the app???

To use the app you have to have a subscription so you are paying for something that is less than what you would get on the free webpage?

Not a great option if you want all the features you find on the web page and as a subscriber I feel a little ripped off because of that.

billy the kid 317 ,


Good articles, timely and interesting.

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The developer, Fairfax Digital Australia & New Zealand Pty Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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