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SmartNews - Trending News & Stories

By SmartNews, Inc.

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Your news in one minute. Get the award-winning, addictively simple news app downloaded by over 20 million readers in 150 countries!

SmartNews analyzes millions of articles every day to discover and deliver the top trending stories influencing the world right now.

Working directly with a large variety of media publishers, SmartNews provides a broad spectrum of topics and perspectives. Partners include: NBC News, Medium, USA Today, TIME, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Quartz, The Verge, VICE,, Reuters, AP, Perez Hilton, Fast Company and more.


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 categories and scroll articles with one finger. Our clean UI gets out of the way of your reading.

Customizable --
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.”
- Paste

“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!”
- FastCompany


Awards and Recognition:
- Best of 2013 (Japan) - Apple
- Best App of the Year, 2013 (Japan) - Google

What's New in Version 4.1.6

• General bug fixes
• Performance improvements


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Customer Reviews

Perfect collection or news sources!

For all of those people saying that the stories are biased and "left sided" it's the writers who are doing that not the app so rate the app appropriately for what it was made to do, which is collect news stories from a varying pool of articles and put them in one convenient location which this app does perfectly. Stop rating the app over the articles in it and rate it on how well it collects them. I've spent so many hours just reading article after article about new technology, politics, world news, finances, and so much more. This app is perfect if you just want to read and stay current but if you want every article to agree with your personal opinion of the world and the people within it then don't download it and don't turn on your tv and lock yourself in your room and hibernate there. Overall this is an amazing app. Thank you!

On the left

Can CNN have more unbiased reporting. Every nuance is slanted toward the left. I've never seen anything like it. Instead of trashing president trump and now Sean spicer could you at least have more balance in your reporting? Just now there is a piece about how much time president trump spends on the golf course. I could care less. Find something else to report on. Does anyone read these reviews??? I used to watch CNN all the time but I have stopped watching due to blatant trashing everything republican. I don't mind watching when all is balanced ( some good things, some bad things) but CNN is so obviously left that it really is disgusting.

All the news sources you need

This app. allows you to have any and all news sources from politics to entertainment. I love the "Top News"tab for my first read. There is no limit on how many tabs you want. There are always newspapers or magazines that are added. I have recommended this app. To all my family and friends.

SmartNews - Trending News & Stories
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.1.6
  • Size: 27.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese
  • Seller:
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
  • Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity
  • Unrestricted Web Access
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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