Great idea and design, not so good interpretation This could be Yahoo's saving grace, as it functions better than just about any other news viewer on Google Play. The idea of shortened, detailed information instead of huge articles on our phones is really appealing. The problem here rests in the fact that it can't really be customized. It encompasses whatever it deems 'Digestible' and some topics may not be of interest. If they could allow users to chose specific topics it would be five stars.
Not customizable I really gave this app a fair shot, and looked for ways to try to adjust the settings but I really don't like that there is no way to adjust the categories of news. I'm trying to stay informed about world/us news , and I couldn't care less about sports. I would much rather receive multiple news stories rather than basketball scores twice a day. Every other news app allows you to adjust what stories you'd like to read, this should too. I'll be uninstalling. I do think that it is otherwise a good app.
Keeps me in touch.. The very fact that this news aggregation service is not customisable is what makes it so good. Let me explain; we all have (and love) our FlipBoards, News 360, News Republics, etc. We've spent precious time setting, tweaking and refining filters. In return we are presented with content rich news, editorials and analysis worthy of proper digestion. But those instances when we don't have the time for the full three courses we need the equivalent of a snack to go and this is it. Brilliant..
The fastest way to read the news Honestly just a brilliant app and a really easy and fun way to read the news. I especially like that they encourage you to read all the articles in order to get the Fact of the Day. Plus if you look around, there's an Easter egg hidden in the app! The only thing I could complain about is that its summaries occasionally have a left-leaning bias.
Great idea, beautiful app, but content? I love reading the short version of the news with a small subset of headlines to lead me to the most important stories, which is why I love the idea of this app. The app is also beautiful with big photos and a unique design. But the content? It's sometimes incomprehensible. It's like they take a few random sentences from the full story and call it good. Acronyms go unexplained. Headlines don't match content. It's weird. I hope it gets better.
The app's functionality and design could not be better. I have loved using this app but now it is time for me to walk away. I want news, not propaganda or opinion. Articles selected are intensely and consistently left-leaning. They can't go just tell me what happened, they need to tell me how to think about what happened. Let me come to my own conclusions and JUST GIVE ME THE NEWS!
Better video player.