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Free from political bias, The Independent is proud to live up to its name. With our new live app, you can stay up-to date with breaking news and in-depth analysis from our award-winning team of journalists, all repackaged in a sleek, readable format designed specifically for your smartphone.

Our content is constantly updated and pages load significantly faster, and with breaking news notifications sent straight to your phone, you'll always be on top of the latest stories. You can bookmark stories to read them later – on or offline – and easily share them with friends via your phone's other apps, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. Rearrange sections, including news, sport, culture and lifestyle, so you only see the articles that matter to you.

- Up-to-the-minute news, sport, comment and more from The Independent's award-winning team

- Significantly faster load times so no waiting around for stories to load

- Push notifications sent straight to your phone for breaking news

- Bookmark articles to read later, on or offline

- Share your favourite content easily via your phone's other apps

- Edit sections so you only see the news you want to see

What's New

Version 7.0.2

Minor updates and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

1.3 out of 5

104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Can’t they be bothered to fix it?

Earnest Bilko

I’ve been a keen buyer of The Independent newspaper since it’s launch all those years ago, so have probably put up with their ridiculous “App” far longer than many would, but I now give up. They must know it crashes almost every single time you’re on it, and freezes the whole phone more than half the time. It’s been like this so long and on so many of my phones I just can’t be bothered waiting for a fix if they can’t be bothered either. Such a shame.

Still not fit for purpose


I gave up with this app over a year ago. It is a bugfest. Tried again hoping it would be fixed. It’s still utterly useless. Couple this with their website - which is also impossible to use on a smartphone with any browser (it jumps around, crashes and how the screen goes black halfway through reading) - and there’s no way to read or share content from my favourite newspaper. Dissatisfied and disappointed.

Always flakey


I enjoy the Independent but the app has always needed tidying up. For example, you can swipe left or right for the next article but if you accidentally half swipe mid-article the app freezes, white screens then takes you back to the top of the article at a painfully slow pace.
Currently it has stopped working all together, providing news from only 26th March. Which is good for timetravellers but not those who want to keep up to date.


Independent Digital News & Media Limited
64 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
2016 © independent.co.uk


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