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App Review: Globe and Mail

July 8, 2011 No Comments

It’s basically a routine, I wake up and need to check the news. What app collection is complete without a trusty news application? Considering I live up in the great white north the most relevant information to me is Canadian content. Known to many as an essential read for any Canadian, The Globe and Mail by RedBit Development puts forth a quality Windows Phone edition of their respected publication.

A list of the current top stories is waiting for you when you first enter The Globe and Mail. A swipe to the right and you will notice a full list of articles which are presented under their respective categories. I must say, I enjoy the scope of news The Globe and Mail delivers. If you aren’t familiar with them, here’s what they report on:

  • National
  • World
  • Politics
  • Commentary
  • Report on Business
  • Globe Investor
  • Technology
  • Sports
  • Life
  • Arts

As you can see they nail it all. Once you have chosen an article, The Globe and Mail gives you the option to mark it as a favorite which comes in handy for those long buggers you can never seem to get through because you keep getting distracted in some way or other. It’s a useful feature I often find myself using. Favorites are stored next to the current top stories located on the home page.

The Globe and Mail also lets you share articles in the different ways. One has the option to share news columns via sms, email or twitter.

If there’s anything to improve I feel the touch sensitivity could use a little tweaking. Sometimes as I scroll through the news section the app will select a section when in fact, I didn’t intend on doing so. Lets hope they iron out these kinks in a later revision.

But I can’t leave on a sour note. The Globe and Mail for Windows Phone is still my source for anything newsworthy. Check it out in the Marketplace, its a free download – what’s there to lose, eh?

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App info:
The Globe and Mail is Canada’s authoritative source for news, commentary and analysis. Our completely redesigned app delivers up-to-the-minute breaking news as well as access to the full range of content from across The Globe.

Send us your thoughts, or any general comments, via e-mail: mobile@globeandmail.com, or on Twitter: @globeandmail.


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