Compass News is making it easier to be smarter, quicker. Keep up with the news cycle, discover new ideas and become the smartest person in the room — in just five minutes each day.

We bring you the world's most important headlines and stories, hand-picked from trusted publications and summarised by professional journalists. We transform long articles into 3-bullet-point summaries, keeping the news easy-to-read, easy to use, easy to scan, clear and concise.

• We curate the most interesting and important stories from globally respected publishers.

• Jump straight into the facts and understand the news in under 30 seconds with our time-saving article summaries, making the news easy to understand and manage.

• We make the biggest news events and developing stories easy to follow and understand with our “Story so far” context cards.

With Compass, you can read articles from the world’s best, and most trusted newspapers and magazines — all in one place and all ad-free.

It’s packed full of features, including:

• Get your bearings with our “Need to know headlines”, updated throughout the day and optimised to save you time.

• Read your favourite premium magazines and newspapers all in one app with a range of over 25 different publishers.

• Break out of the echo chamber of social media with journalism from different perspectives.

• Quickly decide what to read with our 30-second article summaries.

• Deep dive from beginning to end with our Collections that helps you understand how the history of a story unfolded.

• Get the "story so far" on developing news stories — no more resorting to google to work out the context of an article.

• Access our desktop site and read everything on your laptop when it’s not convenient to check your phone.

• Save articles for offline reading in one simple tap.

• Easily share articles you’re interested in with friends via social media.


Compass News is free to download and use for limited features. Should you choose to upgrade your account, we offer two auto-renewing subscription options:

Monthly: £0.99/month and Yearly: £9.99/year.

• Payment will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.

• Subscription renews automatically unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription period. There is no increase in price when renewing.

• Subscriptions can be managed and auto-renewal turned off in Account Settings in iTunes after purchase.

• Once purchased, refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term.

• Read our full Terms of Service, and our Privacy Policy,

Let us know what YOU think!
If you have any feedback about what we can do better, then we'd love to hear from you! Drop us an email at, or find us on Twitter or Facebook, @CompassNewsUK.

What's New

Version 4.4.18

We are constantly working to improve Compass News. This release includes bug fixes, feature updates and performance improvements. Please reach out to our support team at if you experience any issues.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings
16 Ratings

This is great

I live how there’s no click bait. I can actually see whats going on in the world without someone’s agenda shoved down my throat. No more ignorant racist repubs giving painting immigrants as evil peoples trying to take down American values.

Thanks to Polymatter i found this!


Love the app

Great to get the summaries of important news. Unfortunately, your app is showing a app icon notification when there is nothing new, please fix or I will need to delete it.


Killer quick news

What a great app!! I can stay informed in five minutes on the tube. I also really like the in-app article reader... no ads, no annoying formatting-- it's great!!


Sonder News Ltd
34.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Sonder News
In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly Subscription $0.99
  2. Compass Yearly Subscription $11.49


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