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15 Most Popular News Apps For iOS and Android in 2021

15 Most Popular News Apps For iOS and Android in 2021

There was a time when getting the latest updates of the day was only possible the next day, in the form of a newspaper. Today, you could get instant updates at a speed that might have been inconceivable at one point in time. You can gather your news updates from various channels. From TV to Twitter, there are a gazillion ways for you to get your dose of daily news these days. One of the most popular ways to consume news these days is news apps which make the latest information available to you.

Let us look at some of the 15 most popular news apps for iOS and Android in 2021: 

1. Google News:  

This app is available for both Android and iOS users. You can get the latest updates on all categories such as education, politics, cinema, music, and so on. It has a section called NewsStand which allows you to follow news sources that you prefer.   

There is a For You tab which allows you to access information that you like. You can choose five topics from which you can get regular updates. There is a tab called Full Coverage on the Google News app which lets you know the ins and outs of how a story is reported by various sources.   

2. BBC News:

One of the most trustworthy names in the field of news reporting, BBC News also provides you with personalized news that you can access on a variety of devices. You will get information about any topic in a crisp format. Not only does it report news, but they also provide you with in-depth analysis on the hottest topics of the day.

They offer a personalized feed that has a catalog of more than 1000 topics to choose from. You can tell the app what you prefer by adding a +sign in front of news articles of your liking. It is available on both Android and iOS.

3. Inshorts:   

Available only on Android, Inshorts provides you the most recent news in the form of push notifications to your mobile phone. The best part about them is that they describe the news events in just 60 words. They collate news pieces from reputed news agencies to give you the right ones. You can also create your own news feed section where you can choose the news categories that you want updates on. Users can also install a time option to receive location-specific news updates.  

4. Daily Hunt: 

Available in both Android and iOS, Daily Hunt is one of the most popular news apps around. You can get different types of news from various agencies that are trustworthy. It has an ad-free environment that makes reading news on it, a breeze.   

They have an option called Dive Deeper which allows you to see multiple perspectives of each story. There is also a subscription fee to access news articles and insightful reporting, but it also comes along with the ability to read without a paywall.  

5. Financial Times:  

It is a news app whose aim is to make its users become abreast of the latest happenings in the financial and stock market sector. Financial Times is an experienced player in this area and you can certainly trust the news that they share. Available for both iOS and Android app users, it gives you data-backed insights into the market and the financial area. If you are someone who wants all the financial news to meet your goals, then Financial Times can be your trusted partner.  

6. Flipboard:  

With more than 100+ publishers under its kitty and 500 million-plus users to its name, Flipboard is one of the most popular news apps on the planet. You can select the region from where you want news and it will show you the latest happenings and developments from that place. 

In fact, Flipboard allows you to mute topics which you are not interested in. While you will find ads, the app in itself is not difficult to enjoy. Do you want to change the size of the text? That’s possible too.  

7. Reuters:  

Another popular news portal, which is also, one of the largest news agencies in the world. They have more than 2,500 journalists across 200 locations and were established in 1851. No wonder that you can be assured of getting real-time updates of the world’s happenings if you download this app on your smartphone. You can personalize your news feed from Reuters by choosing the categories that you like.  

8. Microsoft News: 

Called MSN news earlier, Microsoft News allows you to get the news you want quickly. As soon as you install the app, it will ask you the topics that you are interested in and only show you news reports from those categories. Microsoft News is a great lightweight app that can satisfy your news consumption needs. When you compare it with Google News, it has more options to customize, especially on the first page.  

9. The New York Times: 

Easily one of the most reputed names in the news industry, The New York Times was one of the first news organizations that started asking for subscriptions to access its news. Its news app has everything that you expect from a news portal, starting from breaking news to highly researched opinion pieces.

10. Reddit:  

Reddit’s slogan is ‘The front page of the Internet,’ and rightly so. Using their app which is available for both Android and iOS users, you can get the latest updates. All you need to do is to follow the right subreddit so that you don’t miss out on news updates that are important to you. You can even add your opinions and people who are on the same subreddit from different parts of the world can interact with you.  

11. Feedly:  

Do you want a minimalist and easy-to-use interface to enjoy your news on digital devices? Then Feedly is the tool that you should be choosing. Let’s say you have a news topic that you are interested in, you can choose that along with the list of all the sources from where you want information on that topic.   

The articles are also provided to the user in such a nice format, the entire reading experience will be great. It even has attractive features like changing the text size, dark mode, read late, and so on. A user can also add Boards where they can include a news category or magazines to it. This way, the user will be able to organize the information. 

12. CNN News:   

A pioneer in the news industry, CNN News has been a name that is synonymous with news coverage and hard-hitting reporting over the years. There is a lot of content that is exclusively prepared by the reporters at CNN which you will not find anywhere else. Since it is a video news channel, you will find a lot of exclusive video content. Its official mobile app gives you a summarized version of the website.  

13. Digg: 

It collates news from different portals, thanks to a powerful combination of algorithms and manual curation. Its tagline reads like this: ”What the Internet is talking about right now.” It provides a summary of the latest news and breaking updates on its home page. You can save articles on the app that you want to read later. The only downside to it is that it doesn’t have a lot of customization options.  

14. Pulse:  

Similar to Flipboard, it collates content from a wide variety of news agencies. It is available for both Android and iOS users. Readers can pick the list of topics that they want updates on. Owned by LinkedIn, you can even choose to get updates from LinkedIn influencers. Pulse has a seamless UI that makes consuming its content a joyous experience.  

15. SmartNews:  

It is a news app that has a smooth interface and is available for both Android and iOS. They collate news from various sources and even have a section that shows the ones that are trending at that time in different regions. One of the best things about this app is that you can access its content even when you are offline.  

Conclusion: 

With the kind of news apps that are available on the iOS and Android platforms, you can choose the one that you think will offer everything that you are looking for in one. We have listed 15 of the most popular news apps that are available on Android and iOS. Let us know the news app whose updates you follow like a hawk.  

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Janaha

Janaha Vivek

I write about fintech, data, and everything around it | Senior Marketing Specialist @ Zuci Systems.