Best General News Apps

General news apps are found in this category. These apps allow the user to keep up to date with current headlines and events. Types include aggregator, official, and country-based general news apps. General news apps are great for all kinds of users looking to stay in the know on what is happening across their locale or the world.

Last updated 03-24-2017

BRIEFLY: Shocking News Breaker
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BRIEFLY: Shocking News Breaker

Android

Seller: AYK Dev

35 3.5

Are you tired of listening to sugarcoated news stories around the globe? With this app, you can receive reports regarding the shocking and the bizarre, from around the world. You may be shocked to find about reports that mainstream news stations do not always cover.

Android
BRIEFLY: Shocking News Breaker

BRIEFLY: Shocking News Breaker

Free

VICE
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VICE

Android

Seller: VICE

35 3.5

Thought you knew everything about the latest events? Browse through an app that gives vast and groundbreaking information you wouldn’t find anywhere else. There will be dozens of new and original articles daily that are definitely must-reads! Get the latest scoop on fashion, music, sports, technology, culture, and more as you read top articles hand-picked by editors.

Watch through documentaries and shows from hosts like Kim Taylor Bennett, Krishna Andavolu, and many other of your favourites! Explore through different channels and get everything you need to know in one place!

▲ Get original articles of the latest events that can give you a glimpse of the real world.

▲ Explore numerous channels and keep yourself informed with the latest events!

Appy Gamer – Games news
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Appy Gamer – Games news

Android
iOS

Seller: News Republic

40 4

With so many quality gaming news sites out there these days, it doesn’t take long before you find yourself spending a little bit too much time out of your day trying to stay on top of them all. Never fear – unnecessarily filling up your home screen with apps and your browser with bookmarks is about to become a thing of the past!

Navigate through the app using the bottom bar, and swipe up and down to view different news, trends, and topics. Tap on a tile to open up an article or set of related articles, and tap the top-right bookmark icon to save an article for later reading.

▲ The “My Topics” screen is populated with top articles as well as shortcuts to the topics you subscribe to.

▲ Tap on the words highlighted in gray to go to their respective topic page and find related articles!

▲ Follow other gamers to see how they are reacting to articles and what they are sharing.

On the “My Topics” screen, tap the lower-right plus icon to add and remove topics from your library. There are over one million topics to choose from, so narrow them down to what you are interested in by tapping the upper-right magnifying glass icon and searching via keywords!

“My News” offers a timeline of articles from your chosen topics in chronological order. Tap on “React” underneath each article to leave a mood impression, or leave a comment by tapping the comment icon. Last but not least, “Digest” gives a selection of the top and most essential articles from your topics for easy reading in a pinch, making staying up to date with all of your favorite subjects even easier!

Android
Appy Gamer – Games news

Appy Gamer – Games news

Free

iOS
Appy Gamer – Games news

Appy Gamer – Games news

Free

Bundle News
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Bundle News

Android
iOS

Seller: Bundle A.Ş.

40 4

Did you hear about the newest Apple release? No? How about the latest on Beyoncé? Not that either? It can be tricky to stay on top of the latest news when there are so many sources to choose from out there – save yourself from wasted time, and keep all of your favorites in one place for easy and speedy reading!

Start out by selecting a locale and at least three sources from the list of categories, from “Art & Design” to “DIY.” Your choices appear within the “My Bundle” screen and can be viewed all in one stream, or with a rightward swipe from the left side of the screen can be selected individually from the sidebar. Tap on an article to view it, or save it for later reading with a tap of the upper-right bookmark icon.

▲ Tap the top-right settings icon to change the Bundle layout, or tap the magnifying glass icon to search by keyword, columnist, and more.

▲ Tap the thumbs up or thumbs down icon to the upper-right of an icon to influence what kind of news shows and doesn’t show up on your feed.

▲ Into night reading? Change the app into dark mode from the settings to make it easier on the eyes.

The sidebar is also home to the “Discover,” “Featured,” and “Photography” sections. Browse through all sources within each category in “Discover,” catch up on hand-picked articles in “Featured,” and view full-screen images from the latest news and events in “Photography.”

Pressed for time? The “Hot Bundle” option allows you to browse through daily trending stories selected by the editing team that help keep you up to date in a snap. “LiveBundle” also provides a live feed of important events when they occur, making it even easier to be the first in the know. No more spending time flipping from source to source – stay informed with an all-in-one super news app!

Android
Bundle News

Bundle News

Free

iOS
Bundle News - Breaking News and Daily Headlines

Bundle News - Breaking News and Daily Headlines

Free

AP Mobile - Breaking News
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AP Mobile - Breaking News

Android
iOS

Seller: The Associated Press

35 3.5

he Associated Press (AP) has a large network of journalists and news agencies, which allow you to really see what's happening around the world, just by checking out their news from this app. Skim the headlines to get a basic idea of what's going on, or rad the articles in depth, but you'll always be getting the hottest, freshest news from a trusted source.

Like most other news app, you will get a feed of news headlines. Unlike those other news apps however, these headlines are coming straight to you from affiliated journalists all around the world. Be the first one to get the news straight from where it's happening!

▲ Read the news stories that interest you by tapping on the headline.

▲View photos that are taken by AP affiliated photojournalists.

▲Keep up with the news by checking it out through the AP widget.

Dozens of news stories are updated constantly, and to keep up with this torrent of headlines, this app offers a widget. Once placed on your home screen, you can view the headlines without having to open the app itself.

International news awaits those readers hungry for the news. Satisfy your need for the news by getting accurate stories straight from the source. All of the headlines here are going to be about the latest events. Keep up and read the news on your device.

Android
AP Mobile - Breaking News

AP Mobile - Breaking News

Free

iOS
AP Mobile

AP Mobile

Free

Flipboard: News For Any Topic
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Flipboard: News For Any Topic

Android
iOS

Seller: Flipboard

40 4

Peruse all the latest news, lifestyle updates, social events, and more from popular media outlets, all in one handy and attractive digital magazine. Collect stories, videos, and photos from many different sources and save them in this app.

No need to download separate applications for each news organization or story provider; that will only leave your phone cluttered. All you need is this one tool to organize and manage media in an attractive way. Simply start following topics that interest you and adding things into your collection, and the app will learn from your selections as it builds your digital aggregate.

Paperless is the way to go; no need to wait on newspaper deliveries or purchase bulky magazines. Mainstream media fans can read everything on this convenient app anytime, anywhere.

▲ Choose the topics that interest you and read them right in the app.

▲ Flip through the different stories and read them easily.

▲ Add your personal accounts from social media and other organizations to access them all from this app.

Simply choose the topics that you like, and this app will take care of the rest. Do you want to be updated on the latest mobile gadgets? Tap on Technology. Wondering about the latest winter fashion collection? Choose Fashion. Are you looking for tips and tricks on effective child-rearing? Follow Parenting. From travel to spirituality, the topics that you can collect are limitless. Whether you want to know the day's breaking news, the hottest travel destinations, or the best investment opportunities, you can find them all here. Collect them on your own board or share them with your friends.

Android
Flipboard: News For Any Topic

Flipboard: News For Any Topic

Free

iOS
Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine

Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine

Free

NYTimes - Latest News
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NYTimes - Latest News

Android
iOS

Seller: The New York Times Company

40 4

The New York Times has exuded passion for journalism over the years, and for that they have been generously awarded. Keen on exposing numerous truths and facts to the public, now they are taking journalism to a new level — they are bringing it to your phone!

Get premium digital access to all trending news stories and topics without the need to register. Enjoy exclusive access to behind-the-scene stories and award-winning photographs as well as unrestricted access to all raw and broadcast videos. You can also interact with posts by leaving comments or recommending the ones you like to friends and family. Try customizing sections you can include in your shortcuts, and activate either two of the widget options for a more enjoyable reading experience.

▲ Swipe easily across sections for a more smooth reading experience. Tap on the stories to access more details.

▲ Interested in one story but currently in a rush? Save it instantly for future reading.

▲ Get daily inspiration from all original content and featured stories — tap on the bookmark or share icon!

Android
NYTimes - Latest News

NYTimes - Latest News

Free

iOS
NYTimes – Breaking Local, National & World News

NYTimes – Breaking Local, National & World News

Free

Inshorts - News in 60 words
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Inshorts - News in 60 words

Android

Seller: Inshorts (Formerly News in Shorts)

40 4

With so many new articles and trending topics, it can be hard to know where to start reading the news. This app breaks down articles into 60 words (more or less), so that you can seen what is going on and which ones you wish to read more about!

Swipe left to check out trending articles, top stories, or to go swimming through everything with the "All News" tab. As you continue to read, your suggested topics will be more suited to you. After you find an interesting short, swipe right and be taken to the full article from its originating website!

▲ Select a topic and swipe down to grab news articles.

▲ If the 60 words interest you, check out the the full, original article.

▲ Like through Facebook, share via a variety of networks, or bookmark it to read later. <br>

Browse shorts in politics, travel, technology, and even startups! Forgot to bookmark an article? Use the search bar to find it again, or to track down more information on a topic that you are passionate about. The more you read, the more personalized your "My Feed" will get!

Read top headlines in just a handful of moments! All of the latest information can be accessed easily, and both global and local stories are included. Start swiping for your news, and see what the world has to say!

Android
Inshorts - News in 60 words

Inshorts - News in 60 words

Free

News Republic—Top Headlines
9

News Republic—Top Headlines

Android
iOS

Seller: News Republic

40 4

From celebrities to travel, education to society, this portal site brings you articles from around the world. In addition to pulling sources from a wide range of publishers, journals, newspapers, and websites, you can choose which ones to pay attention to, so you can selectively pick your interests!

In either Spanish or English, start swiping left and right at the top banner to quickly move through the different categories. Delete or add from your current list of topics so that you can rapidly find what you are looking for.

▲ Your feed will have articles given to you based on your likes and dislikes.

▲ Edit what subscriptions you do or don't want to see in your feed.

▲ Watch videos from a multitude of sources on a variety of topics.

It is not only breaking news that you can get on here, but you can browse Reddit as well for a quick laugh, meme burn, schadenfreude...or even adorable Snapchat filters turning cats into dogs!

If you want breaking news, follow-up articles, or entertaining pictures, then this news portal has exactly what you are looking for (and what you might not know you have been looking for). Filter the news, and grab the articles that catch your attention - take control of your news!

Android
News Republic—Top Headlines

News Republic—Top Headlines

Free

iOS
News Republic: Breaking National & World News

News Republic: Breaking National & World News

Free

Google News & Weather
10

Google News & Weather

Android
iOS

Seller: Google Inc.

35 3.5

Everyone takes in the news differently; some go to trusted sources, others only want their interests, and many people glance at the headlines to see what it new around the world. However you want to receive your information, you can make it easy, convenient, and quick to catch up on what is important to you!

U.S. to World, Sports to Science, Technology to Entertainment - there are always the regular categories that you can browse through. However, if you want to follow something specific, add a new topic category that will search terms or phrases for you, and continually pull new articles. In addition, for every link you hit, two more related features will pop up!

▲ Interested in the title? Get opinions from other sources at the same time.

▲ Over 50+ editions so that you can choose your preferred language or country.

▲ If you are looking for something or someone specific, simply create your own topic.

In addition to choosing how you receive your news, you can remove sections, switch between themes, decide between °F or °C, and more. And if you think you have run out of articles for the day, check out "Suggested for You" and see what you may have missed.

Find articles from trusted news sources and see what is happening locally and internationally. If your interests lie abroad, you can also add locations so that articles written about that area are collected for you. However you want to slice it or dice it, this can be the best news and weather app for you!

Android
Google News & Weather

Google News & Weather

Free

iOS
Google News & Weather

Google News & Weather

Free