The 20 best news apps that are fast and fluid on your iPhone or Android

The technology industry has well and truly infiltrated the publication world. Facebook launched Instant Articles, Google launched an open source platform for publishers with Twitter, and Apple has its own proprietary News app. At the same time, Flipboard, Yahoo, and AOL have continued to update their respective news apps, showing there is a lot of interest in the world of news on mobile platforms. Flipboard’s overhaul of its app shows how these news apps can make it so much easier for you to keep up with the latest news. Below are our top picks for the best news apps, whether you’re a die-hard news junkie or merely a casual purveyor of world affairs.

Inkl

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Inkl is on a mission to rid you of clickbait articles, and curate a stream of news that is trustworthy instead. You can filter newsrooms that are most important to you so that your feed is always bringing you the articles that you want to read. It’s fast and it hass a very modern layout that is easy-to-use and ad-free.

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Appy Geek

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If you’re like us and you love technology, Appy Geek may be your favorite news app on this list. It aggregates news from over 1,000 news sources around the world. You can just choose from various topics like the internet, Apple, smartphone, cars, and you can also pick specific sources like Digital Trends.

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BuzzFeed and Buzzfeed News

Buzzfeed App

BuzzFeed took the world by storm with its viral listicles and other fun content. The app consolidates everything in one place, while allowing to customize the types of articles you see to suit your tastes. You can also browse the menu to view quizzes, what’s trending, or news if you want to further hone your search. BuzzFeed also has a hard news app, which you can get here.

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SmartNews

SmartNews App

SmartNews brings you trending stories and categorizes them based on the subject. It’s clutter-free, easy to browse through, and good at digging up fresh content that you’ll actually want to read. Partners include NBC News, Medium, USA Today, TIME, Bleacher Report, Quartz, VICE, Reuters, AP, Perez Hilton, and more.

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Google News & Weather

Google News App

It isn’t Google Reader, but Google News & Weather offers a wide variation of news stories from multiple publishers. Alongside the headlines and local weather, users can browse “Suggested for you,” an area for news stories catered to your most recent searches. Users are also able to highlight an individual topic, such as technology, for all of the current news.

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Feedly

Feedly

The death of Google Reader was a tragedy for a lot of avid users, but for Feedly, it was a blessing. The news aggregator noticed a huge wave of new users within weeks, and has since improved its mobile service to make it easier to save, read, and bookmark articles. You can select multiple publications from Feedly’s search board, sort them into topics, and save articles for later viewing with bookmarks.

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Flipboard

Flipboard

Flipboard created a new type of reading experience on mobile, one focused on engaging the reader with the most exciting stories of the day and a magazine-style aesthetic. Hundreds of publications are now available on the news reader, and Flipboard offers a generous amount of topics, whether you’re into technology as a whole or the Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Reddit

Reddit finally launched an official Reddit app last year, and the app quickly became one of the best ways to experience Reddit on Android and iOS. Reddit is a great way to keep up with the latest news through the various subreddits — Android news would be submitted to /r/Android, for instance — and users upvote popular content and comment on it.

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Apple News

Apple News

Apple News comes pre-loaded on every iOS device, and sadly, like most of Apple’s apps, it remains unavailable on Android platforms. The News app places a big focus on images and quick loading videos, and publications such as The New York Times and National Geographic have partnered with the company to make their content readily available. Users are also able to follow trends or individual topics, ranging from vague areas like politics to niche topics such as HTML5.

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AOL Mail, News & Video

AOL Mail, News & Video

AOL is still kicking, even if it is now a small segment in Verizon’s media empire. Thankfully, since the acquisition, there have been regular updates to its Mail, Weather, and News app. The app even offers a dedicated news feed lined with local weather, topical news, and video sections.

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