Favorite iOS News App?

over 5 years ago from , Position @ Company

What are your favorite apps for reading news?

Looking for more US / World news than Designer or Hacker News and things like that

Tried Google News, but didn't like that the articles couldn't be read unleaded (unless I'm missing something). Currently using NextDraft & Vice News

What do you guys use?


  • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, over 5 years ago

    I'm using the iOS9 beta and have found the new News app does a great job of giving you the news you ask for without mindless list-based and clickbait drivel leaking in. I've tried a lot of news apps in the last 6 months and all of them have been a disappointment as they all seem to suggest "trending" news or "news you might be interested in", and it was almost always the mindless list-based and clickbait drivel mentioned above.

    4 points
    • Louis BLouis B, over 5 years ago

      I'm on the beta too, but can't seem to get the new 'News app' - Am I missing something? Is it US only?

      1 point
  • Cap WatkinsCap Watkins, over 5 years ago

    I know I'm super biased, but the BuzzFeed News app has kept me pretty engaged. Our editors are pretty economical with push notifications (and you can follow specific stories/categories as well) and the content's a good mix of our original stuff and good stories from other news outlets.


    4 points
    • Jordan TannerJordan Tanner, over 5 years ago

      Being super unbiased, I agree, 100%. Articles are very comfortably arranged, unlike many other news outlet apps - like the Daily Mail... ew

      3 points
    • Eric Chu, over 5 years ago

      I'm not super biased and BuzzFeed's News app is my favorite. I see it as the ideal combination of Circa + NYTimes Now. BF is able to maintain a great balance of breaking news, editorial, and BF-style humor. Not easy to pull off...

      3 points
  • Rick KhannaRick Khanna, over 5 years ago

    Feedly! The stack scroll effect is super slick. Really well designed app on mobile and desktop. RSS is the way to go.

    3 points
    • , over 5 years ago

      Desktop companion here is huge

      2 points
    • Jake ZienJake Zien, over 5 years ago

      Polarizing. I use Feedly on the web but stick to Unread on iOS. I've tried to get used to Feedly's weird scrolling effects, but ultimately just don't like them.

      2 points
  • Ömer Akyürek, over 5 years ago

    Yahoo Digest. Can't beat that.

    p.s.: maybe Bynd, but I can't promise anything :)

    3 points
  • Jesus GallentJesus Gallent, over 5 years ago

    Feedly, simple but efficient.

    2 points
  • Daniel ArcherDaniel Archer, over 5 years ago

    Apple News on iOS 9.

    It's actually very intelligent as you "heart" articles, the "For You" main page gets smarter and starts to reveal articles from sites you probably would never hear about. It's going to do for small bloggers what Apple Music will do for small music artists. The individual article layouts for those done with Apple's News Format/Publisher are great too. Some to check out: Vox, The Verge, and Buzzfeed.

    In contrast to Apple Music, the UI and interactions are really smooth and well-thought out. Really impressed so far.

    2 points
  • Youlanda KuoYoulanda Kuo, over 5 years ago

    Super biased here, too :P , but Trigger News worth you a try! Trigger is easy to navigate and covers a lot of information. Also, Trigger handpicks the greatest sources and uses magic to deliver their best content to you before it starts trending!

    View Trigger on App store here!

    1 point
  • Aaron MoodieAaron Moodie, over 5 years ago

    I've been enjoying the new Maps app in iOS 9. I'm in NYC, which is lucky enough be one of the handful of cities to be supported by the transit specific map. The mapping of the underground stations is really great, especially the way all the exits are highlighted and used specifically when navigating.

    1 point
  • Nathaniel PeralesNathaniel Perales, over 5 years ago

    I use Reeder. It's always been the best RSS reader for me. I love how smooth and simple it is to use and share. Unlike the extremely popular Unread, I don't understand how that can be so loved when it takes so much work just to read the web version and share it. :/ maybe it's just me.

    1 point
  • Ozgur OzerOzgur Ozer, over 5 years ago

    I have not tried so much apps but I think Flipboard is the best. You can also use web interface for read news.

    1 point
  • jj moijj moi, over 5 years ago

    Circa (circa. 2015 #RIP)

    0 points
  • Nicholas BurroughsNicholas Burroughs, over 5 years ago

    The Guardian.

    Very well designed, and fantastic writing and reporting.

    0 points
  • Antonio PratasAntonio Pratas, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Ignore this one. was getting 422 from the website when commenting

    0 points
  • Antonio PratasAntonio Pratas, over 5 years ago

    I'm using Yahoo News Digest for the more important news. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/yahoo-news-digest/id784982356?mt=8 Then I'll use both BBC and the guardian to check on local and world news. Sometimes i'll drop a visit to portuguese websites for my national news, and usatoday for what the hell is going on in the usa.

    0 points
  • Danny Zabolotny, over 5 years ago

    I used Feedly for a while, but nowadays I just use actual news apps like CNN and Fox News. It helps to get different perspectives, and I'd still rather get news from official sources than from clickbait websites written by teenagers.

    0 points
  • Rafael MasoniRafael Masoni, over 5 years ago

    I read all my RSS feeds on Newsify, powered by Feedly. Not perfect, but it's been the best combination for me so far.

    I miss Google Reader… :'(

    0 points
  • Whitney Helpert, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Switching between Yahoo News Digest and NYT Now. I like the idea of Twitter as news source with handy "breaking news" notifications, but privacy issues and ads are killing me.

    0 points
  • Isaac WeinhausenIsaac Weinhausen, over 5 years ago

    I really like Reuters. Simply and easy to navigate. And the stuff UENO has been doing for them is pretty dope.

    0 points