The Guardian Anywhere
Forget the Guardian website, this app allows you to read the paper's content offline and in your own time.
The Guardian Anywhere Review
by on September 3, 2010
In a media world where some newspaper publications are asking for stacks of cash to view content, the Guardian is doing things differently on the Android Market – it is not offering anything at all.
Lucky then that some plucky app developer has found a way to deliver the Guardian through an application and also allow you to download the content to view when you are not in a Wi-Fi hotspot or when your 3G just won’t play ball.
We have to stress that this is an unofficial app, but it was flagged up by the Guardian recently as one of the best apps on the market, so you don’t really get much of a higher recommendation than that.
To use the app best, you need to allow The Guardian Anywhere to download the paper’s content to your phone. This allows you to view things offline and does take a few minute but once done the results are impressive.
The app looks like the Guardian website and is broken down into the following categories: recent news, browse all stories and In Pictures. This is then broken into all the categories found on the Guardian website.
The app is a revelation for those who have been browsing the ‘full fat’ version of the Guardian on their phone. Articles take seconds to load, images just a little more. Everything is laid out in an easy to read manner and the whole thing is a joy to use.
The only gripe we have is that it does drain your battery downloading all the content, so you are best to do it when your phone is being charged. You can schedule the full download of the ‘paper’ to happen when your phone is in sleep mode, however, and you can also have it happen only over Wi-Fi.
This slight niggle aside, you will be utterly impressed by this app.
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