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32 Customizable News Apps

From Photo-Focused Journalism Apps to Bias-Fighting News Services

— September 15, 2015 — Pop Culture
These customizable news apps allow users to find the stories that are most important to them. In the digital age, many consumers are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of news stories available. These apps help users streamline their reading habits and find the articles that are most relevant to their interests.

For those who skim the news on a regular basis, a striking photo can often be the trigger that causes that user to read a particular story. Many apps have recognized the importance of visuals and used this idea to curate available content. For example, there are image-based news apps that provide a brief overview of current issues, as well as photo-focused journalism apps that display images taken by average citizens.

For those who are interested in reading actual articles, there are a number of apps designed to organize news stories in a more personalized way. These customizable news apps allow users to find stories based on topic, media source or even article length. For example, there are time-sensitive news apps that organize articles based on how long it will take the user to read them, as well as curated news apps that display articles based on social media popularity.
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Feed-Organizing Apps
Feed-Organizing Apps
Twitter App Storyline Changes the Viewing Experience by Re-Organizing Tweets
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Personalized News Apps
Personalized News Apps
The SmartNews App Allows Users to Access Current News Based on Preferences
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Succinct Political News Apps
Succinct Political News Apps
The 'BriefMe' App Helps Users Stay Politically Informed on the Go
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Visual News Apps
Visual News Apps
Global News App Vizo Briefly Summarizes Top Stories With Image-Based Content
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News Streaming Platforms
News Streaming Platforms
The Watchup Apps Brings Curated Television Reporting to Smartphones
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Personalized News Radio Apps
Personalized News Radio Apps
The Meep News App Curates and Reads a Stream of Personalized Content
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Action-Enabling News Apps
Action-Enabling News Apps
Ideal Impact Shows You Advocacy Opportunities Based on What You Read
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News-Based Dating Apps
News-Based Dating Apps
This App Matches Users Based on the Kinds of News Articles They Read
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Minimalist News Apps
Minimalist News Apps
'Birdy' is an App That Presents Relevant News Stories to You
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Custom Radio News Apps
Custom Radio News Apps
Newsbeat Converts Text-Based News Stories to Voice-Read Audio Stories
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World Coverage Apps
World Coverage Apps
The Apple News App is an Updated Version of Its Original Newsstand
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Customizable Sports News Apps
Customizable Sports News Apps
This Breaking Sports News App Leverages Social Media News Feeds
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Speedy News Soundbites
Speedy News Soundbites
Clippet Offers One Minute-Long Daily News Clips for Busy Millennials
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Curated App News Channels
Curated App News Channels
The Buzzfeed x WeChat Partnership Sees News Content Added to the Service
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Citizen Journalist Apps
Citizen Journalist Apps
The LifeNews Mobile App Collects Crowdsourced Content
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Uncustomized News Apps
Uncustomized News Apps
This Content Discovery Engine Finds Articles Outside of Your Filter Bubble
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Curated Newspaper Apps
Curated Newspaper Apps
'NYT Now' Will Offer a Range of News from the New York Times Portfolio
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Categorically Designed News Apps
Categorically Designed News Apps
Facebook has Announced the Paper App for Readers
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In-Depth Reading Apps
In-Depth Reading Apps
The New Longform iOS Application Lets You Save Long Articles Offline
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Audible News Apps
Audible News Apps
'NewsCast' is a Handy News-Reading App That Dictates Breaking Stories
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Critical News Notifications
Critical News Notifications
Get the Stories That Matter to You with the Breaking News iPhone App
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Pro Sporting News Apps
Pro Sporting News Apps
This App Provides News and Updates From Competitive Gaming Leagues
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Curated News Apps
Curated News Apps
‘Nuzzel’ is a New App That Shows Users What Articles Their Friends are Reading
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Streamlined Political Apps
Streamlined Political Apps
The iCitizen App Allows You to Target Your Interests
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Pictures-Only News Apps
Pictures-Only News Apps
The NYT Now App Gives You the Big Picture Without Cluttered Words
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Inspiring Newsfeed Apps
Inspiring Newsfeed Apps
Apollo Muse is a RSS App Dedicated to the Best Tech, Design and Art News
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Time-Sensitive News Apps
Time-Sensitive News Apps
The 'Few Minutes' App Helps Users Sort Through the News More Quickly
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Celebrity News-Blocking Apps
Celebrity News-Blocking Apps
The 'No Cyrus' Plug-In is for You if You're Over Exposed to Twerking
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Breaking News Social Apps
Breaking News Social Apps
HereFeed is a Social Media App That Tracks Breaking News
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Photo-Focused Journalism Apps
Photo-Focused Journalism Apps
The Onpublico App Lets You Instantly Go from Witness to Reporter
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Digital Conversion News Apps
Digital Conversion News Apps
The Peekster App Converts Paper News to Digital News
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Streamlined News Feed Apps
Streamlined News Feed Apps
The Paper iPhone App Filters One's Social Media Notifications
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