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News apps, iPads and sites rated

Report praises Guardian for its cross-channel features and names Sun worst for digital usability.

A report into the user-friendliness of newspaper websites has put the Guardian at the top, and the Sun at the bottom, of its list.

Despite being the country's biggest-selling in print, the Sun has been rated the worst daily paper on the internet, iPad and iPhone platforms because of "poor utilisation" and "low usability."

Among its comments, Webcredible's report praised the content balance of the Telegraph's site, and the FT's iPad app design. Metro scored worst for content due to its "limit news" and "lack of comments and opinions."

The Daily Mail, by far the most popular of the sites, was criticised for its "confusing" homepage, poor quality images and placement of adverts.

Read the full report here.

Newspaper digital usability ranking

1. Guardian
2. Financial Times
3. Telegraph
4. Times
5. Metro
6. Daily Mail
7. Daily Mirror
8. Independent
9. Evening Standard
10. Sun

Alice Gribbin is a Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She was formerly the editorial assistant at the New Statesman.