10 Best News Apps To Stay Up To Date

News10 Best News Apps To Stay Up To Date

Here, we have put down the best ten news apps that help you keep up with the latest happenings.

In this fast-paced world, the obligation to stay informed about everything happening around you is a major challenge. Previously, newspapers were a reliable source to know about the current affairs of the world but it was not possible to get to know about the happenings instantly.

Gradually, the world of technologically advanced and, news apps found a way to your smartphones. Owing to the popularity of the news apps, lots of them emerged in a short period. With the growing number of these news apps, it is a tough task to pick out reliable ones. Besides, it is also essential to choose an app that covers many news categories. It would be quite overwhelming to visit the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store to download each new app available and then judge them.

We have put forward this article to help you pick the most authentic news aggregator that covers different news categories like entertainment, science, tech, and politics.  In this article, we will walk you through the list of the ten best news apps that are reliable sources of news.

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All the apps mentioned below publish the news after verifying the authenticity of the news and that’s not it. These news apps report news stories from all over the world and are not confined to a specific region or country. These news apps are available for free on the Apple App Store and Android Play Store, but you can always upgrade to the premium version to enjoy more features.

So, let’s begin.

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Apple News

The first one on the list is the Apple News service that keeps you updated about the latest happenings around the world. As expected, the Apple News app is only for the iPad and iPhone owners. Apple’s News service allows you to enable notifications for the topics or categories you are interested in. Let’s say, you love to stay updated about everything happening in the political world, you can set up an alert for it.

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You can also access the Apple News web app from your Mac but unfortunately, you won’t be able to sync it with the app version available on your iPhone or iPad.

It costs USD 9.99 per month to avail of new features like audio stories.

Google News

Similar to Apple News, Google News is a reliable source of news but it is also available on Android devices along with iOS users.

There is a good chance you might be using or are already using this app. How? Well, if you are used to viewing headlines listed in the “News” tab of Google Search. However, the news section in Google Search is only available on the desktop.

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Thankfully, Google News is available for everyone on all the platforms and you can access it without paying a penny if you have a Google account.

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The Week

The Week is a weekly magazine popular amongst the masses. It gathers the news from all over the world and publishes them in a summarized form. However, its mobile app can deliver the news to you pretty quickly. If you sign up for it, the daily briefing tab of The Week provides you with the summarized form of the important news happening every day under the “10 things you need to know today” section.

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Some of the articles are available for free on the app. However, to view the others, you need to subscribe to access the full digital issues which cost USD 89 for every fifty digital issues.


Flipboard is a sort of digital magazine that gathers news related to topics and is not based on specific headlines. Most of the time, it relies on the community curation standards to generate personalized magazine issue for you that contains news on topics related to places, categories, or events.

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The app is customizable to meet the standards that suit your interests and your preferred publication

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Smart News

Smart News is a unicorn news aggregator that leverages machine learning technology to collect and curate the top headlines for the app. Based out of Japan, SmartNews mainly focuses on the news concerning Japan and the United States.

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It also partners with top news apps to feature them on its platform and also rolls out dedicated sections to present the live coverage of important events like the 2020 presidential election in the United States. Its local news section largely focuses on the 6,000 cities in the United States.

News Reader

Popular with the name News Reader, this news aggregator app is focused on providing you the custom news. To achieve this, News Reader monitors the story type on which you click and then uses this data to present you with more stories of your liking. However, you always have an option to manually choose the topics and categories that you would like to know about.

Be warned: News Reader has more than a million topics to pick from.

Yahoo News

While this may come as a surprise but Yahoo News has made its way to the list of the most reliable news app out there. While you have migrated from Yahoo Mail to Gmail long ago, Yahoo Mail is still a robust app and is growing stronger due to the large number of reliable stories it houses from the top news apps.

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Yahoo News is a go-to place to know about some sort of breaking news and live events such also the Olympics.

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Developed in China by a former Yahoo Executive, NewsBreak is one such app that side-lines the breaking news and headlines that concern the national audience. Instead, it presents you with the localized news related to the cities and metropolitan areas that concern you the most. So, if you want to know about the important happenings in your city and hometown, you can subscribe to NewsBreak. 

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You have the freedom to limit the number of notifications you wish to be alerted about.

Ground News

Ground News is another news app that delivers you news from more than 50,000 reliable sources. But to some, it might be too overwhelming. Ground News has spread its wings to encompass many technologies like apps, webpages, browser extensions, newsletters, and even the news comparison tool. However, these features are only available based on the subscription level you choose for. The three versions of the Ground News app are Free, Pro costing USD 0.83 per month, and Premium which costs $2.49 monthly.

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Pocket is a familiar bookmarking tool in Mozilla but it is also available in the form of an app. You will find a discover tab on the homepage that contains the most popular stories that other users have saved on the app.

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There is also an option to sync your Twitter account and your iOS and Google contact lists and know about the links that they are following. If you want to access the paid version of the “Read Later” app that also houses a permanent library, you will have to sign up for it at USD 4.99 payable monthly.

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These are the list of the best news app that we can vouch for. You can compare this app and pick the one that suits your liking. That’s all! 

Taiba Hasan
Taiba Hasan
A tech enthusiast with a Post Graduate degree in Computer Applications, trying to make technology less complicated for novice users.
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