Good way to get headline news quickly. I gave it a 4 star because every day there on the front page advert that has a fake headline about Celebs and links to a mens erectile product. "Elon Musk leaving Tesla to support this company" Or "Police Raid Ice-T home, rapper in custody". Or "Ice-T dies in accident" You click and it is an ad. Click the authors name and it just reloads the advert page. Please hold your advertisers to a higher and truthful standard.
2/2/2018 Still the best aggregate news app anywhere. Always adding new sources. I highly recommend this app to everyone! You should too! Thanks, SmartNews 8/2/17 Another update: In the era of "fake news" [pun intended] SmartNews adds new channels frequently. In our fast paced 24 hour news cycle, you're only one quick click away from the best aggregated, updated news. I understand why there are ads. Have you considered a fee/membership option to skip ads. I tell E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E about this fabulous app. Thanks SmartNews! You guys rock! 05/31/17 - It gets better all the time. This app is the best. You can customize what news you want to receive. This app is fantastic. Best of all is it's free. A most sincere thank you to the developers. 7 months later, I still think this app is the best. I don't know how I made it through the days before I got it! Update: July 4th 2016. I still think this is the best news app ever. It only gets better and better as they add more news and magazine choices. Keep up the great work. update 12/22/16 still the best!
Terribly liberal sources, not balanced at all, and chooses from very biased sources. It has many bugs and is not up-to-date, eg doesn't support 140 characters in Twitter. It's chock full ads that are from bogus products. It uses a lot of battery and bandwidth, constantly sucking down new stories even when not in use. There are much better apps.
I used to love this news app. Now there is a lot of fake news, smutty news, and garbage news scattered between normal news. I'm getting very annoyed with it. I've had the app for a long time but the news on this app is getting more and more inappropriate and it's sometimes been making my stomach turn. Very distasteful stuff and it's time to get rid of it.
I just want fact based news. This is only a re-story app that is limited by the sources they include and many are singularly biased. I don't mind including bias based sources as long as they include both sides. I would like to personalize the sources such as limited to WSJ/CNN/WSE/FOX etc. Some of the outliers I get too opinionated and make it harder to define the balance. Overall the app is well developed and better than many.
I was excited for this app hoping for a truly unbiased representation of multiple news sites. I tried it for 7 days and unfortunately, I was very disappointed to find out it is filled with liberal bias and a complete waste of my time. The ads are terribly annoying as well
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