I don’t even remember the last time I watched TV. It could be months or even years ago. Even so, I didn’t fall behind on the news. With help of my favourite news reading apps, my phone keeps me up-to-date with everything that is going on in the world.
Below is a list of 6 great news reading apps for iPhone and iPad. They are all very different and offer unique features that will deliver the news to your phone as soon as it happens.
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Note: Apps are in no particular order
Feedly became my go-to news reading app when Google shut down the Reader service. From a simple RSS reader, Feedly has evolved into a complex service that lets you read and sync items on basically any device out there.
Feedly allows you to save articles for later, share them with friends and family, and discover completely new content using the service’s curated recommendations section.
Circa makes news reading simple. It’s a beautiful app is designed for those of you who do not have time to spend hours scrolling through the newsfeed. It sends you small chunks of information based on stories carefully curated by Circa’s news team.
A feature called Daily Brief lets you catch up on news after going back home from work. Grab a cup of coffee, launch Circa, and read stories that you might have missed during the day.
Newsify is an all-in-one news app that lets you read articles from news sites and blogs as well as import your RSS feed. It supports multiple accounts, offline reading with image caching, background sync, and landscape view. Other great features include mark as read while scrolling, integration with popular social networks, three themes to choose from, and a sleek interface with many different display modes.
Living up to its name, News360 brings you the news from all around you. This powerful news reading app fetches articles and posts from many different sources, including top national news providers and niche blogs.
News360 allows you to tailor your newsfeed to suit your liking and needs. You can choose from more than 100 000 sources, all of which are beautifully organized into categories and interests.
Digg used to be a a lot bigger a few years back, however it’s still very relevant today. The popular service’s mobile app lets you log in with your Digg account and read news downloaded from previously selected sources. If you want to try something new, you can use the app’s highlights section to find your favorite online publishers, writers, and bloggers.
All stories can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, and text or saved to read later using Pocket, Instapaper, Pocket, and Readability.
Pocket is a great companion app for all applications above. Install it on your phone or tablet and you will be able to save any article, link, image or video on a virtual list, which can be accessed from basically any device on the planet. Pocket presents web articles in a simple and easy-to-read form. Additionally, when your list grows so long that you won’t know what to start with, you will be able to use the app’s Highlights feature, which highlights the best and most relevant content.
Flipboard is a news reader that is genuinely like no other. Its unique magazine-style interface is as attractive as the app as a whole. There is also a clever algorithm installed to ensure that you don’t have to constantly add your favourite sources – Flipboard will figure out what you enjoy and do it for you.
Flipboard also links up with all your favourite social media profiles to create a news reader app that really is unique.
If you recommend any other news reader apps for iOS, be sure to leave them in the comments below and we may add them to the post.