Thanks to smartphones, keeping informed about what is happening anywhere in the world is easier than ever. These – less and less – small devices allow us to connect and be aware of what is happening around the world, regardless of the distance that separates us from the place in question.
To do this, of course, it is necessary to resort to applications and platforms that allow us to know the latest news. In this article, we select the best ones that exist on Google Play and that you should have on your mobile if you don’t want to miss absolutely anything that happens in the world.
News apps to stay informed: the best you can use
- Microsoft News
- Geek Tech
- including news
- Google News
- Google Play Kiosco
The news app for those short on time. This app shows news from worldwide, reduced to texts of only 60 words or less. In this way, you can stay informed without spending too much time.
Inshorts collects news from national and international media, all of which are reduced to only the headlines and the facts, leaving out the opinions and other additions. The app, of course, is only available in English for now.
The Word is, without a doubt, one of the best news applications on Android. It has a great design based on the Material Design lines, which is also customizable to suit the user. Being an RSS reader, it will be possible to add our favorite news sources through means such as Feedly, RSS, Inoreader, The Old Reader, or Twitter. In this way, only the news that interests us will appear.
With more than a million installations on Google Play, SQUID has already become one of the most popular news platforms, thanks to its format that collects the most exciting news based on the preferences of those who use the application.
SQUID includes more than 100 different news categories and allows you to combine national and global news. In addition, it offers the possibility of following favorite media through personalized channels, and the information can be read directly through the media’s website or the reader incorporated in the application.
This is a good option for anyone looking for an alternative to the News Republic, the famous – and now defunct – mobile news app.
Microsoft also has its news app for Android and is one of the most complete that can be used. Microsoft News will show the latest news on the topics that matter to us, and the team of editors will select the best Word of each day.
En caso de que así lo deseemos, será posible activar las notificaciones para recibir alertas con las noticias de última hora.
If you’re here, chances are you’re interested in tech news. In that case, Geek Tech is an application that should not be missing on your Android mobile. Like the rest of the applications, it allows us to choose topics to receive news about the issues we are interested in. In this case, all the categories are related to the technological world.
It will be possible to follow favorite topics and read the latest news from the leading media in this sector. Among them, of course, Andro4all.
It may not be as famous as the rest, but I’m afraid that starting today, inkl will become one of the favorite news apps of more than one. The application is free and does not include ads of any kind. However, in exchange for a subscription, you get access to some of the world’s most famous publications, such as The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Financial Times, Bloomberg, The Guardian, and more.
Its creators emphasize that behind the news that appears on the app’s main screen, there is no hidden algorithm but that all the information is hand-selected by a team of editors on the platform. In addition, it includes a “positive news” section that collects new positive stories every day.
Inoreader is another news application that collects the most renowned publications from each country while allowing users to select their favorite topics and categories. In this way, the app’s home screen will only show exciting news, and it will even be possible to save the report to read later.
In addition to all the functions included in the free version of the app, Inoreader Pro is the platform’s premium edition, which among other things, includes pushing notifications with the latest news, article translations, and more exciting functions.
From the creator of the famous Twitter client, Fenix for Android, Mateo Villa, Newsfold is an RSS reader with a careful design, which improves the reading experience through functions such as a full-screen mode, gesture navigation, light and dark theme, image caching for offline reading, and more.
Each user will be able to add their own favorite RSS feeds, although thanks to Newsfold’s integrated search engine, it will also be possible to find new media on our favorite topics.
“The Home Page of the Internet” is much more than just a place to find memes or view GIFs of cats. Thanks to the thousands of subreddits on different topics, Reddit may be one of the best news sources. If, for example, you are interested in reading the latest news about Android, r / Android is the best option. If what interests you is Technology in general, that’s what exists for r / Technology.
In addition, thanks to the voting system, the best posts of each day and the most important news will appear directly on the cover of Reddit.
Although Reddit’s default app leaves a lot to be desired, luckily, some third-party clients provide much more functionality in addition to, in general, having a better design. Among the most popular, we can find Sync, Boost -my favorite-, Slide, or Relay, among others.
By now, everyone should know Flipboard. The famous news and magazine app has been on the leading mobile platforms for years, and today it has already accumulated more than 500 million downloads on the Google Play Store.
It has a unique design, with easy-to-use gesture-based navigation and animations challenging to see in any other application. As soon as you open it for the first time, you will choose your favorite topics. A central panel will automatically be generated with the media and recommended magazines according to your interests. The only missing addition is a dark theme with which to improve the readability of the news at night.
Although we have already chosen several RSS readers, it is impossible to create a list of news applications and not include Feedly. The app has recently been completely renovated with a new design, allows us to add our favorite news sources, and offers us the latest news through an optimized reader. The only thing we have to worry about is reading.
Although the application stands out for its simplicity, the large number of compatible services and the possibility of integrating platforms such as IFTTT, Twitter, Evernote, Buffer, OneNote, Pinterest, or LinkedIn, among many others, allow us to make the most of the app and unleash everything it’s potential.
Completely renewed after the Google I / O of 2018, the official Google news app is another of the great alternatives to the classic tools for reading articles, stories or staying informed about everything that happens in the world. The app has a new design based on Google’s Material Theme lines, and although it is not available in Spain, it can be used to read news in Latin American countries by following the steps that we detailed at the time.
Google Play Kiosco
The arrival of the new Google News led to the disappearance of Google Play Newsstand from Google Play and, with it, an avalanche of criticism from all those users who still used the Google magazines and newspapers app. Fortunately, Google has not decided to “kill” the platform, and today it can continue to be used to read news from the most important media.
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.