Keeping on top of news these days is no longer a matter of just picking up your favourite broadsheet every morning and perusing it with a hot cup of coffee. Most people don’t even have the time to drink coffee at leisure much less read a newspaper. Just like coffee, we want to keep on top of the news on the go. Whether you’re interested in detailed articles shared on Facebook or snippets on what’s happening in Gaza, there is a news reader for everything. In this article TheAppleGooogle shares its five favourite News Apps.
1. Circa News (Free)
Circa News App is the way most of us like to get our news these days — bite-sized. The stories are condensed into their basic facts so you can get a quick view of what it’s about. If you want to read more there is a link to the original source or scroll down to the next news item. You can follow a story to get updates as it develops. Articles can also be viewed and read offline.
2. LinkedIn Pulse (Free)
Pulse is an all-in-one news App, combining all your favourite news sources and displaying it in one place. You can follow popular publications as well as an obscure blog on a neat, easy to read interface. It also allows you to easily share any article of interest to the social media. Tired of reading on your iPhone screen and want to switch to iPad? With Pulse you can save articles to be available on all your devices
3. Flipboard (Free)
With Flipboard not only do you get to read the news you want, you can also create your own news magazine. Just pick the publications and blogs you’re interested in and add articles to your beautifully laid out magazine which you can also share with others. Stories can also be picked based on your interests, or just connect to Facebook and Twitter to read what your friends are posting.
4. Reeder 2 ($4.99)
The only paid App on this list, Reeder 2 is the makeover version of Reeder after Google discontinued its Google Reader RSS feed service last year. Reeder 2 supports many RSS feeds, including the highly popular Feedly and Feedbin. For RSS enthusiasts news Apps don’t get much better than this. The layout is simple and completely customisable to configure the service exactly how you want it.
5. Zite (Free)
Zite is a news App which learns about you — what you like, what you’re interested in and what you’d want to read next. As you go through different stories from across the world, Zite gets smarter and brings you recommendations each day based on your reading habits. If you’re unsure of what you want to read about, Zite offers over 40,000 topics to choose from. And all this is done on a backdrop of a beautiful and splendidly designed interface.
Do you have a favourite news App that we didn’t cover? Let us know in the comments below.