What are the best news apps?

Whether it's political, business, fashion, travel, or lifestyle, you always need to be updated with the latest news. In this fast-paced world that we all live in, carrying a newspaper with you on train or bus would be of so much hassle. Hence, the best news apps for people who are always on the go!

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    #1Flipboard

    Flipboard

    Considered to be a news aggregator app for both iOS and Android, Flipboard features worldwide stories and news ranging from technology, news, health, and entertainment for free.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Arthur Morgan
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "Great app for all the current news anytime anywhere."
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    #2News Republic

    News Republic

    Aside from headlines from all over the globe, News Republic features in-depth analysis on the most trending stories and events. In this news app, articles are well-curated by experts.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ralph Martinez
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "An ok app for left leaning viewers, it's informative and does a good job of keeping up with breaking news. It's also buggy and likes to crash, making it more trouble than it's worth. I would give it a pass in favor of better apps. "
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    #3Apple News

    Apple News

    Considered to be a reliable news aggregator for iOS devices, the Apple News gives users free access to the biggest news sources such as Fox News, CNET, BBC News, CNN, and more.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Adam Fields
    Written on July 30, 2019
    "If you are looking for reliable newspaper apps for iphone, I am recommending Apple News just because it is perfect for people who are always on the go and it doesn't feature long texts and articles but instead short loading videos and short articles from NY Times."

DID YOU KNOW?

Let me ask you, how important is it to read news everyday? How significant is it to distinguish real news from satire and fake ones? More so, how important is it to trust only reliable news apps? Well, people who lived in the late 1930s learned their lesson. Did you know that a radio broadcast lead by Orson Welles caused a massive panic on the Halloween eve of 1938? George Orson Welles was a renowned director, actor, and writer in the field of radio and theatre.

The broadcast was about the 17th episode of the CBS Radio series ‘The Mercury Theatre on the Air’ featuring the novel by H.G. Welles entitled The War of the Worlds. The radio drama that was directed and narrated by Orson Welles himself lasted for one hour. With conviction, he went on with the show in the form of a simulated live newscast.  It depicted the story of the Martian invasion of Earth. About over a million gullible audience believed that there was really an alien invasion as they listened to the broadcast. Little did people know it was just a regular radio drama. It resulted in a massive panic among the citizens.  A lot of people started packing their things up and were ready to flee and look for shelter in different areas. A lot of them flocked to the grocery to pick up some food supplies. It then paved the way for the existence of a theory that states mass media has a direct, immediate and powerful effect on its audiences. Thanks to this historic event, through the years, American citizens have kept an eye for the political news sources and started to become vigilant!

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    #4Google News

    Google News

    Google News' comprehensive way of aggregating news and its highly customizable interface make it a premium choice for the best free news apps on both iOS and Android platform.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Matthew Collins
    Written on July 30, 2019
    "Do you remember Google Play Newsstand? I feel old now lol. It is now Google News. With this news app, you can actually download or save the news and read it later during your free time. Suggested one of the best news apps for android."
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    #5Microsoft News

    Microsoft News

    Brimming with well-curated and collated news articles from different trusted news sources, Microsoft News features clean interface for easy viewing on both daytime and nighttime.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Rafael Leal
    Written on July 30, 2019
    "App itself is lightweight and doesn't take up much of space in my device. Also, it will suggest news according to your preference and interests set upon downloading and signing up."
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    #6CNBC Business News

    CNBC Business News

    CNBC Breaking Business News app allows you to access the world of Wall Street with breaking news alerts, watchlists, global market data, and CNBC TV. The app informs you with the latest and up to date business, tech, finance news and more.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

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    #7Fast News

    Fast News

    Fast News is a news feed reader app that provides news from the country's major newspapers. It supports various countries such as the USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, India, Australia, and more. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

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    #8Inoreader

    Inoreader
    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.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Ronald Tran
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "I enjoy staying caught up on the news and wanted an app that would help me do that. I found Inoreader and downloaded it. This is a great app. I can look at all my favorite newspapers quickly and easily using this app. It keeps me from needing to go to the different newspaper sites. I have really enjoying using this app. I highly recommend it to any news enthusiasts."
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    #9Pocket

    Pocket

    Pocket is an app that allows you to quickly save, discover, and recommend the stories that interest you on all your devices: iPhone, iPad, Android or Kindle.  

    Apps

    Android, Chrome, iOS

    Free

    Virginia Payne
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "I got this app because I thought it was a news app, but it really saves articles and things for later. That's cool, but not what I was looking for, so I'm still searching. "
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    #10Reddit

    Reddit
    This is the official app made by Reddit that is available for both Android and iOS devices. With this app, you will be connected to Reddit with infinite scroll, autoplay GIFs, and the fastest-loading interface of any Reddit app.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Mark Hart
    Written on January 2, 2018
    "I could spend hours using the Reddit app. It’s a slackers dream. You can always find amazing communities and discussion forums regardless of what your hobbies and interests are. "
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    #11TheStreet

    TheStreet

    TheStreet is an app that provides access to informative financial news, technical stock analysis as well as investing commentary from experts. Users can enjoy digital experience and integration of latest market information.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

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    #12Barron's

    Barron's

    Barron's News app is known as the premier investing news magazine that provides financial analysis and insight. One can access the company's articles every weekend from this app, along with commentary from Barron's Online edition seven days a week.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

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    #13Seeking Alpha

    Seeking Alpha

    SeekingAlpha is an app which offers news to subscribers for free or on a premium basis. It is one of the financial industry’s top sources for stock news alerts and news through concise and relevant market news.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

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    #14SQUID

    SQUID

    Squid is a news and magazine reader app developed by Njuice for Android and iOS devices. The app allows users to receive news and topics from newspapers, magazines, and blogs in a curated newsfeed based on the user's interests.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- 0

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    #15Radio Free

    Radio Free

    Radio Free is a platform which brings you that latest news and updates from the most trusted sources and without corporate agendas. They do not take money from anyone and has been relying on donations. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Chase Lang Cohen
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "The mobile app on iOS is amazing. Search "radiofree" in the iOS app store."
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    #16Feedly

    Feedly

    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.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Chrome

    Lisa Bowman
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "If you have many feeds on your phone for news that you would like to consolidate, this is THE best option for you. Not only can you read all the news outlets that you would normally read, it can be fit into a single app, making it awesome for endless possibilities. I personally really enjoy using it because not only can I put news feeds in this app, I can also include other things like magazines and blogs that I follow. "

Summary

Best What are the best news apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1FlipboardApps 7 Free
2News RepublicApps 4 Free
3Apple NewsApps 0 Free
4Google NewsApps 0 Free
5Microsoft NewsApps 0 Free
6CNBC Business NewsApps 0 Free
7Fast NewsApps 0 Free
8Inoreader Apps 0 Free
9PocketApps 0 Free
10RedditApps 0 Free
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