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Gist - News Summaries

By Michael Mamiye

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


Gist provides you with a simple summary, or "gist", of all of your news articles. Just select an article or connect your Pocket account and start summarizing!

NEW: You can now use the the Gist Action Extension to summarize articles from within your favorite apps. Just look for the "Summarize with Gist" icon in the share sheet to start summarizing!

** Featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, BGR, TUAW, Lifehacker, iMore, AppAdvice, iDownloadBlog and more! **

"Gist is probably one of the best looking news apps I've seen in a while... it still earns a spot on my iPhone for when I want to catch up on news quickly." —Allyson Kazmucha, iMore

"There are a number of different apps and services that look to provide readers with bite-sized news, and my favorite option right now is Gist." —Zach Epstein, BGR

Brief Highlights:

• Simple and clean interface
• Universal app with native support for iPad, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays
• Turn long articles into manageable, 5-sentence, summaries with just a tap
• Use the "Summarize with Gist" Action Extension to summarize articles from anywhere!
• Connect your Pocket account to access all of your saved articles
• Summarize custom articles using the article URL or text
• Pre-loaded feeds of popular news for a variety of topics
• Full accessibility support for Dynamic Type in iOS
• Easily share summaries and articles anywhere (Evernote, Pocket, Instapaper, etc.) with the iOS 8 Share Sheet

What's New in Version 3.2.3

- Minor bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

I like to know what's going on!

After Breaking News died, I searched around for a replacement. Nothing is the same, so I now I use several, Gist being one. I like that I can go to a longer article a read more. I would like more wide-ranging news though.

Great App

"I don't usually do reviews, but this app has been fundamental in my life for keeping me informed" the app wrote this for me, but it's actually true. This app is awesome, 10/10 would recommend!

4 1/2 stars.

Like a previous reviewer, once NBC killed Breaking News +, I've been on the hunt for a replacement. No one app replaces Breaking News +, but this comes close to covering the major stuff, with an ability to read a longer source story.

Gist - News Summaries
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.2.3
  • Size: 14.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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