MailOnline Review


Version Reviewed:
6th Nov, 2010
Review Date:
Reviewed by Chris


4 out of 5


  • Publisher: Associated Northcliffe Digital Limited
  • Version Reviewed: 1.0
  • Review Date: 6th Nov, 2010
  • Cost: FREE
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It's been a while coming but the Daily Mail has finally given it's iPhone equipped readers what they've been waiting for since tabloid newspapers started developing apps, the MailOnline.

The functionalities similar to other news apps, you can select different news categories and view snippets from the top stories of the day choosing to read the full article by tapping the headline.

Some of the apps main features include:

  • Offline mode
  • Syc settings - Customise what and when the app syncs, including restricting what content 3G connections will sync
  • Access the latest news stories from the different categories
  • Quickly view images on their own, allowing you to zoom and pan around
  • Customise your tab bar with the categories you're interested in
  • Share articles with your friends

The apps stand out feature is the ability to sync the full days news on the morning and then view it even when you have no data connection. I often lose signal when travelling to work on the metro but if I remember to sync the app on the morning before setting off I can always ensure I have the news to read, even when my device loses connection.

Regular readers of the mail should definitely try the app out. It covers the main stories taken from the website and for some this may be all they're interested in.

Note: The app is initially free for 60 days. After this you'll have to purchase it at a cost of £4.00 for 6 months or £8.99 for 1 year. Plenty of time to use the app before deciding if it's worth paying for.

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