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By Quartz

Editors’ Choice

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Quartz's news app puts the entire global economy in your pocket. It's an ongoing conversation about the news, sort of like texting. We'll send you messages, photos, GIFs, links, and—our newest treat—3D objects that you can view in augmented reality.

You decide when you're interested in learning more about a news item. Each session lasts just a few minutes, so it's perfect for the train, elevator, grocery store line, or wherever you have a spare moment. And here's the secret about our little news bot: It's written by humans! Smart journalists who just want to keep you informed and entertained.

We're proud to have been named an Apple editors' choice and one of the 10 best iPhone apps of 2016. Some other accolades we're not exactly bashful about:
• GQ's 100 best things in the world right now
• Fast Company's 8 must-download apps for your new iPhone
• CNET's favorite apps of 2016
• Business Insider's best iPhone apps of 2016
• OK, we'll stop now :)

The app is really simple to use. Here are some other features:
• Experience the news in AR. When telling you about an interesting object that's in the news, we may invite you view a 3D model of it right there in front of you.
• Notifications that are relevant and fun. You decide which alerts to receive, and we won't buzz your phone unless it's really, really important.
• Sometimes our notifications also come with photos, charts, animated GIFs, or other media attached to them. Pretty crazy.
• Take a 24-hour break from news about the US president with Trump Snooze.
• On the Today screen, view our most interesting chart of the moment.
• Apple Watch owners, gauge the markets with an emoji on your watch face.
• No more news? Relax. We'll give you a quiz or something else to do.

This app is a new way to read the news that's really made for your phone. We hope you like it. Let us know what you think at Thanks!

What's New in Version 2.1.3

The name of our app used to be Quartz • but now we are just called Quartz. Though the • was always silent, it spoke volumes—namely, that another app had called itself Quartz before us. Now we are the only Quartz, so the • has outlived its utility. We will not exactly miss the • but appreciate its lengthy service as a technicality and wish it a wonderful retirement in the depths of the Unicode standard.


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Customer Reviews

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In a world where we are constantly bombarded by news updates it’s nice to have such a user oriented app. I love the snooze on Trump updates and the AR features. It may seem like this is taking the depth out of news but it really is not. The full articles are available alongside the “text message” summaries. By only grievance is that it does not have news on Africa (location specific) and that you can’t customize the feed. But besides that (which I am sure will come soon) this is a great App

I absolutely love this app

I rarely write reviews, but I have to do so for this app.

I literally hate the news. I hate reading whole articles on the major news outlets, without knowing which pieces were the major ones, and which I could just skip over. I hate the news, but still want to know what’s going on in the world, if that makes any sense.

This app is so brilliant, though. For the simple fact that it gives you briefs over what is “major” in a simplified, conversational manner. I know what’s up, but don’t have to spend a ton of time reading an entire article. If I want to know more, I can tap the message to see the full story, but other than that—this app gives me the synopsis I need, and I can move along with my day.

This is PERFECT! And I rarely say that about an app. Well done.

Love this app!! Easily digestible news feed.

Quick but informative news in text format. I love this. I only wish it didn’t run out of news after a handful of stories ( but does refresh after a little while).

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.3
  • Size: 50.1 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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