The Internet has changed the way that we view news. Instead of having a TV producer or a newspaper editor determine the most important stuff for us and then buying into their product, we are now free to roam the waves of the Web to find the news that matters most to us. There are a ton of sites out there that deliver the news and keeping track of them all can be hard to do. In this list, we’ll talk about the best news apps for Android to help you stay organized, stay in the loop, and find the news you want. We want to avoid promoting any specific news outlet. Thus, most of these news apps allow you to source multiple places at once!
Feedly is one of the most popular news apps out there. It’s an RSS reader. That means you can pull from a variety of sites and sources. The goal is to build your own news network from places that you trust. It comes with integration with Facebook, IFTTT, Twitter, Evernote, OneNote, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and others. Additionally, you can access your feed on your mobile phone or on your computer with their website. It’s a rock solid option. The app and service is totally free to use as well.
Reddit bills itself as the front page of the Internet. That’s at least mostly true. Most trending news items end up somewhere on Reddit. You can subscribe to subreddits that let you see various interests. You can find a subreddit for virtually anything from fashion to tech, Android to iOS, and everything between. The official app is good enough at its job. It doesn’t have many power user features. However, it nails the basic experience very well. The community can be a little vapid sometimes. However, overall, it’s one of the better news apps and communities.
Pocket is one of the more unique news apps. It doesn’t offer content. However, it will save whatever content you happen to stumble across during your day. You’ll no doubt find something on Twitter or Facebook or in a chat that you can’t read right now. You can stuff that into Pocket and then come back to read it later. It has offline support, a decent reading experience, and some discovery features as well. Power users can sign up for the subscription. It offers unlimited storage, a tag system to help stay organized, text-to-speech article reading, and additional features for PC.
Podcast and Radio Addict
Podcast and Radio addict is a good all-in-one solution for news apps. It is a combination of an RSS reader and a podcast app. It boasts a collection of 450,000 podcasts. Additionally, you can subscribe to almost any news source that you like. The app supports podcast playlists, categorically organized news feeds, Chromecast support, and even support for YouTube and Twitch channels. There are better podcast apps and there are better RSS apps. However, nothing does a combination of the two better than this one.
Inshorts is a company that is known for its content discovery and distribution application for Android and iOS. It aggregates news and other content such as videos, infographics, and blogs, and summarizes them in 60 words or less. They understand you don’t have time to go through long news articles every day. So they cut the clutter and deliver them, in 60-word shorts. Short news for the mobile generation.