The avalanche of news that can occur each and every day can be overwhelming. That’s why having the right apps at hand can help make it easier to keep up with your favorite news sources. With these seven apps, you can find breaking news in one place while also staying on top of what’s happening locally, nationally and globally.
The Association Press
This news app offers a simple, straightforward user experience that focuses on local and national news with an emphasis on factual reporting. Its content comes from a wide variety of sources, including CNN and the AP.
It’s easy to set up an alert for breaking news, and you can also customize the types of stories you want to be notified about in advance. You can choose the categories that matter to you most, and the app automatically scours the news to bring you headlines from those sources. You can also customize the appearance of the headlines to be as eye-catching or minimal as you like.
It takes a different approach to news aggregation with a design that’s intended to emulate an authentic magazine experience. It’s certainly more visually appealing than other news apps on this list, and the result is a captivating experience that’s quite easy to get sucked into for hours on end. It does show ads, but it’s a small price to pay for the kind of engagement that can’t be replicated with a standard text-based feed.
This app is on a mission to rid the world of clickbait articles and brings you a stream of news that’s curated just for you based on your preferences. You can follow topics and news sources that you enjoy, and the app allows you to give thumbs up or down to stories to personalize your experience even more. There are some drawbacks, however: The app is a little less intuitive than some of the others on this list, and it can be slow to refresh.
This popular news aggregator has been around for more than a decade and has built up a loyal following. Its main advantage is its ability to scour local news sources for headlines that will affect you personally, and it also delivers stories based on your location. The app has a number of other features, such as the ability to bookmark and save articles for later reading, and it’s free to use.