It’s important to stay in touch with what’s going on in the world, no matter whether you’re interested in general news, sports, technology, or something completely else. Our mobile devices are actually kind of perfect to do just that, read news from all over the world whenever you feel like it, you carry your smartphone around with you pretty much everywhere, and as soon as you get some time, you can simply refresh your news feed and read what’s new, right? Well, yes, but you need a good news reading app first, and there are a lot of choices out there, from Flipboard and Feedly, to various other news reading apps. Well, we’re here to talk about one such app, read on.
The app in question is called ‘SmartNews’, and it’s not exactly brand new, but it’s quite popular and definitely worth talking about, just in case you haven’t heard of it just yet. This app currently has somewhere between 10 and 50 million downloads (the developer says they’re at over 18 million at the moment) in the Google Play Store, and sports a 4.2-star rating. The UI of this app is quite compelling, and certainly one of the reasons this application had managed to become so popular. At the very top of your screen, you’ll see a number of cards which are colored differently, each of them represents a different category of news, for example, you’ll find Sports, Lifestyle, Business and World categories in there. The moment you click on one of those categories you’ll be presented with a number of news articles for the said category. This app actually gathers news from a number of media publishers, including USA Today, TIME, TechCrunch, Medium, NBC News, The Huffington Post, The Verge, Reuters, AP, VICE, etc.
This app is optimized for mobile devices, and it offers an offline reading mode as well, which is always a useful option to have. This app is also customizable, you can customize its content, depending on what type of news your prefer. All in all, this is yet another really compelling news reader which is definitely worth checking out. This app is completely free, and if you’re interested, feel free to try it out.