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 05-28-2017

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

PaperSpan - Read Later Offline
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PaperSpan - Read Later Offline

Android
iOS

Seller: Sravan Kumar

40 4

Do you have the need to read? Gather those essential stories and articles from around the web and store them in one neat little place thanks to this app! You can switch between mobile, tablet, and desktop to access high-quality content of your choosing, wherever your day takes you, and with whatever device is near to hand!

Create and share notes on these articles to keep track of your thoughts and ideas. Close the book on bad habits and encourage yourself to read more using the in-app tracker. It will inform you on how long you have spent reading, and the number of articles you have buried into over a variety of time periods. If your saved articles are piling up, take advantage of the advanced search option to filter your library by author, notes, or text-body!

▲ Change the formatting options such as the background color and font of your saved articles!

▲ Highlight the sections or phrases that interest you, or that you want to find again.

▲ Save website articles for later - and read them on any device with this app.

Set the app up so that it automatically syncs your saved articles upon loading, and organize them into customizable categories! If you need to focus your eyes elsewhere, or simply give them a rest, turn on the listening function.

Display options can also be altered to enhance your reading experience. Increase the font size, switch between dark and bright background options, and even change the screen brightness from within the app. You can even send reading material to your Kindle! Keep your information close at hand and set it exactly how you want to read it.

Android
PaperSpan - Read Later Offline

PaperSpan - Read Later Offline

Free

iOS
PaperSpan: Save Articles to Read or Listen Offline

PaperSpan: Save Articles to Read or Listen Offline

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

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