Your phone: the small magical device that is always in your hand. It keeps you connected with the world and is the easiest and quickest way to keep up-to-date with news from around the world, but when presented with so many different news based apps it can quickly become confusing. Every app offers a different way of staying up-to-date with the latest news, from videos reports to glossy magazine-style apps.
Keep up-to-date with the new apps listed below:
Inkl is a news app that prides its self on providing users with the most current and important news, as opposed to clickbait articles that drive up their ad revenue. The layout of the app has an ultra-modern, clean feel to it that makes navigating the app easy and places the primary focus on the actual articles. You can select the topics that you are interested in, keep your news feed clean and making it easy to stay on top of the news that’s important to you. One very nice feature about this app is that it has the option to save articles for later so they can be read offline.
Flipboard brings articles from a number of major news sites, including the New York Times, together in one app with a digital magazine feel. You have complete control over your feed, selecting the topics that are important to you, the app then does all of the hard work of pulling information from different sources, making it quick and easy for you to stay up-to-date on the topics that matter to you. Flipboard presents articles in a magazine style with large images and bright colors, which makes it quick to flip through the headlines and select the articles that interest you. In fact, you can even follow Appolicious on Flipboard, right here!
The BBC’s news app features a simple design that is straight to the point, delivering you top news stories from around the world in both written and video formats. Upon launching the app you are presented with the BBC’s current top stories, allowing you to see the most important news events from around the world. The ‘My News’ tab allows you to access your own personal news feed, based on the topics you have selected as being important to you. This is a great way to keep up-to-date on the less popular topics in the news headlines, such as education and science. Flicking through the other tabs you can access the most read articles, to see what other people are currently interested in and videos, giving a quick and easy way to catch up on news headlines.
Similar to Flipboard, Smart News takes the topics that you are interested in and searches through a number of different news sites to bring you the stories that are important to you. Smart News differs from other apps in that there is less focus on pictures and instead a simple design that brings you all of the headlines on one screen, perfect for users who want a more text-based experience. As a result of news being pulled from a multitude of sites, you can rely on Smart News to always bring you the most current and important news from around the world.
News Republic (iOS, Android)
News Republic is an app that puts all of the news that is important to you in one place, offering a wide range of categories for users to choose from, ranging from world politics to funny viral videos. News Republic understands that not everyone wants to catch up on the latest news in the same way and offers section solely for news based videos. Another great feature that comes with News Republic is an offline mode that can be turned on before leaving the house in the morning, allowing you to carry on read even on those long train journeys with bad phone signal.