7 Top News Apps for Free: Google News, Flipboard, Feedly, and More

MakeUseOf | 2/12/2019 | Shubham Agarwal
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For a lot of people, news consumption has shifted from websites and newspapers to aggregator apps on smartphones. But finding the right one is surprisingly still quite a challenging process.

When picking the best news app, you need to look out for a lot of features, including smart algorithms, dark themes, offloading options, and more. We’ve rounded up the best seven news apps for Android and iPhone you should try.

One - Google - News - News - Reader

You’re probably already familiar with this one. Google News is a straightforward news reader that relies on several contextual frameworks to catch stories that tailor to your interests.

You can specifically configure your preferences, or just use the app and Google News will figure out what you like on its own. In addition, Google News also allows you to read magazines and even sync your paid subscriptions.

Ability - Articles - Mode - Time - Phone

What’s more, it has the ability to download articles for you to read later. There’s a dark mode as well; you can keep this enabled all the time or automatically trigger it when your phone goes into battery-saver mode.

Google News has a bunch of other tools you might find helpful. One is a section called Your Briefing that brings relevant stories for you to consume in the morning. Tap individual stories to read more on the original topic if you’re interested.

Microsoft - Take - News - Aggregation - Google

Microsoft’s take on news aggregation is similar to Google News in a lot of ways. It too learns from your reading habits to pick up on your interests and what sources you like. You can, of course, manually customize these topics and even search for particular ones.

Plus, there’s a tab titled Local News where you can keep tabs on what’s happening in your area. Microsoft News has a dark mode and sections in the news feed for trending topics. The app functions in many local languages, including...
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