Smart News - Breaking US & World News in 1 Minute
By SmartNews, Inc.
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Your news in one minute. Get the latest trending and breaking news from top publishers: CNN, MSNBC, NBC News, BBC, ABC, FOX News, Medium, USA Today, TIME, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Quartz, The Verge, VICE, Vox, Reuters, AP, National Geographic, Buzzfeed, CNET, Fast Company and many more.
“I gave up Flipboard for this app. Just easier to navigate.” - EdTX
“Much better than the new version of Apple News.” - Polidoc
“Literally one of the best news apps… It ranks with the likes of BBC News.” -lightspeed12
SmartNews analyzes millions of articles every day to deliver high-quality, trending stories and breaking news influencing the world right now. No wonder why SmartNews has won numerous awards—including App of The Year—and has been downloaded by over 20 million readers in 100 countries!
Why SmartNews is smarter news:
Breaking News --
Get notifications for the latest breaking news you can trust.
No Fake News --
Quality stories from real, trusted news sources.
Smart Mode --
Streamlined, clutter-free, and optimized for mobile readability.
Offline Reading --
Lightning fast load times fetch the news so you can read without an Internet connection.
Easy to Use --
Flip through many categories with one finger, instantly.
Set the categories you want, in the order you want. Add additional news channels for specific blogs, newspapers and magazines that matter to you.
“Very minimalistic and simple to use.”
“With an interface that lets you browse headlines quickly, customize your channels and read the news offline, SmartNews is an excellent free alternative to other popular news apps.”
“Flick through the headlines, click on an article, and the text renders beautifully. Without Internet!”
- Fast Company
Awards and Recognition:
- Best of 2013 (Japan) - Apple
- Best App of the Year, 2013 (Japan) - Google
- Most Innovative App Finalist, 2016 (US) - Google
What's New in Version 5.0.1
- New “Slider” interface: Effortlessly browse through all your favorite channels!
- New channels: Condé Nast favorites—Wired, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit
- New special-interest channel: Game of Thrones News—get the latest scoop on your favorite show
One of the Best
Over the years I have used a lot of different news apps. My favorite recently is MSN; however, Smart News is equally as good. Both of these function as aggregators, but although MSN has the better overall interface, the fonts are easier to read in Smart News, so I use it more.
Still, there are three improvements I would like to see in smart news:
First, make it so that one can swipe from story to story without going back to the main page.
Second, begin stories in the smart view mode or at least allow users to set that as a default. (it looks like they are starting to implement this idea on a very small scale with news source at a time.)
Third, get rid of the "explore/settings" bar along the bottom. It adds no value and just takes up reading space. (They call it a "slider" but it does exactly what scrolling through all of the tabs does. Who needs a duplicate?)
Yahoo news digest replacement at last!
As the title implies, I was a Yahoo news digest user until it shut down, and finally found a replacement in the SmartNews that's even better. It has: +News aggregation (Not just one source, which is why I don't like AP, MSN, FOX, NYT); +Broad categories (can filter out entertainment stories as well as look at science stories only, which is why I don't like Apple News App
Best in market by far
Phenomenal news app. I check it at least three times a day. It's extremely quick and has a great collection of articles that I would not read on any major news source. Has a great variety of news from both the left and right which has greatly broadened my perspectives.