I am a voracious reader and like to keep abreast with the latest in the world. So when I downloaded my first “News” Iphone app (almost an year back) – USA Today & NYT, I was thrilled. Both the apps proved to be an excellent source of quality news and proved a great replacement for hard print media (sad but true). Since then, my iphone has seen a myriad collection of news apps – some really great and some so-so.
However, with 100K apps in the app store vying for the real estate on your iphone(you can just download 129 non-apple apps at a time), you need to be real picky 🙂 So, if you are a news buff, here is my pick of the top news apps that you would wanton your iphone.
To evaluate a news app, I will use the following high level criteria since most of the news apps have the same basic “features” more or less.
- Scope of the Content: Obviously, the scope of the content has to meet your interest – Global Vs National Vs Local.
- Category of the Content: Entertainment Vs Political Vs Tech Vs Everything
- Format of the Content: Images Vs Text Vs Video
My top apps are: CNN, AP Mobile, USA Today, NYT, Yahoo Finance, E! Online & Wired. See below for comparisons/detailed reviews.
And Of Course, you can never go wrong with a RSS Reader. After being disappointed with many cool (& bulky) RSS Reader apps, I am now recommending the simple and light weight RSS Runner.
So.. Enjoy. And let me know what you thought of this personal preview.