What are the best Android news widgets?

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    Feedly is an app for both Android and iOS that consolidates all your favorite feeds into one place. Feedly's interface is simple and easy to navigate. It features customizable notifications for the latest news and breaking headlines.


    Web, Android, iOS, Chrome

    Grace Murphy
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "No doubt the neatest and most efficient app I've ever laid my hands on. I'm not a very organized person, to begin with, but I love to read articles when I'm bored and I have no idea how to keep track of them aside from my messy bookmarks. Ever since I tried Feedly, I got to fix all my "to-read" articles and I'm also able to discover new topics in the process."
  2. 15


    Inoreader is a feed reader that lets you access all your favorite newspapers online in a few clicks and for free, so that you can stay updated with the latest news from your favorite websites and blogs.

    Web, Android, iOS


    Justin Wagner
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Inoreader is very user-friendly from my experience of using it for almost two years now. It helps me track all the articles i want to read later and keeps me informed with news from all around the world"
  3. 14



    Flipboard is a reader that allows users to draw from blogs and publications in order to create their own personal magazine. You can also connect to social networks to see what your friends are posting. It's available on Android and iOS devices.


    Android, iOS


    Lisa Jacobs
    Written on April 11, 2017
    "This is a cool widget! I wanted one for daily news, but this brings in from various sources at once, instead of just one. It does exactly what I needed it to do, but better."


Did you know that prior to literacy, town criers held the responsibility of spreading news, announcements, and information to people within the town? Town criers usually wore garish outfits to make them stand out amongst the crown and often carried a trumpet to call the attention of the crowds before making announcements. The English word “news” was coined during the 14th century as a special use and a plural form of the word “new”. Although the exact time and place wherein this term originated from isn’t necessarily agreed upon, evidence suggests that cultures around the world have found an avenue for people to share stories about new and information that are deemed interesting.

Ancient civilizations have practiced questioning travelers for news as a matter of priority. In ancient Greece, daily happenings and major events were spread within their respective “agoras” or public forums. Nowadays, plenty of print and online platforms offer their audiences a chance to catch up on important events, happenings, and gossip. The news is usually spread by word-of-mouth, which oftentimes causes them to become untrustworthy as information can become warped as it passes by from one person to another, making it difficult for fact-checkers and truth seekers to determine if a certain piece of information is true or not.

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    gReader is a simple and fast rss/feed reader for Android devices that allows users to receive the latest stories from his favorite sites and blogs in just one place.



    Joe James
    Written on April 3, 2017
    "I believe that gReader has a lot of capabilities, however its interface seems a little too busy. To me I want a clean and simple news widget that presents the news to me in a chronological order, nothing more, nothing less. "
  2. 9


    Foldery - Multicon Folder Widget is an app developed by UrySoft for Android devices. The app is mainly used for designing widgets of apps folders on the desktop of your device. 


    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jane Harvey
    Written on April 3, 2017
    "Foldery Multicon Folder Widget helps me organize my android device and news widgets. It allows me to use many icons and increase the size of important icons. "
  3. 5

    #6Scrollable News Widget

    Scrollable News Widget
    Scrollable News Widget is a small lightweight RSS and news reader widget app developed by Gilles Dodinet for Android devices with a few customization options.



    Dylan Lane
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "The Scrollable News Widget is an alright solution for those looking a good app of this kind that works with Android phones, but other options might be better for some, as there are many options in this app category. The interface and layout can be kind of cluttered or hard to read, upon initial installation. That said, you can customize certain aspects of it to your taste, so if you don't like the default settings, try playing around until you find something that looks better to you."
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    With the NYTimes app developed by The New York Times Company for Android and iOS devices, you'll get breaking news alerts, morning briefings, a today widget and more.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Patrick McDonald
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "I always appreciate it when an App provides me with an important update without having to open the App itself. Generally the widgets provided with most apps don't function properly but the NYTimes Widget works perfectly for me. I have a ton of options which allow me to customize how I receive my news outside of the app. It is early in my free trial but I am heavily leaning towards becoming a regular subscriber as this App has been a pretty solid quality of life improvement for me since I started using it."
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    #8Google News

    Google News

    Google News is a news aggregator app developed by Google for Android and iOS devices. The app provides a comprehensive and personalized view of headline stories and local news & weather. 


    Android, iOS


    Judith Walker
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "It's important to keep on top of things like news and weather, so I was looking at some easy and unobtrusive widgets that I could periodically check. Since Android is Google-based, I wanted something sponsored by them. I grabbed their News and Weather widget and it did exactly what I wanted. "


Best What are the best Android news widgets
1FeedlyApps 20 Free
2Inoreader Apps 15 Free
3FlipboardApps 14 Free
4gReaderApps 11 Free
5FolderyApps 9 Free
6Scrollable News WidgetApps 5 Free
7NYTimesApps 3 Free
8Google NewsApps 0 Free

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