Top Free Apps for News Reading

1. Google News

You’re probably already familiar with this one. Google News is a straightforward news reader that relies on several contextual frameworks to catch stories that tailor to your interests.

You can specifically configure your preferences, or just use the app and Google News will figure out what you like on its own. In addition, Google News also allows you to read magazines and even sync your paid subscriptions.

What’s more, it has the ability to download articles for you to read later. There’s a dark mode as well; you can keep this enabled all the time or automatically trigger it when your phone goes into battery-saver mode.

Google News has a bunch of other tools you might find helpful. One is a section called Your Briefing that brings relevant stories for you to consume in the morning. Tap individual stories to read more on the original topic if you’re interested.

Download: Google News for Android | iOS (Free)

2. Microsoft News

Plus, there’s a tab titled Local News where you can keep tabs on what’s happening in your area. Microsoft News has a dark mode and sections in the news feed for trending topics. The app functions in many local languages, including Hindi.

Download: Microsoft News for Android | iOS (Free)

3. Flipboard

Flipboard takes a more visual approach and tries to emulate an authentic magazine experience. That means you have proper page flip animations in the news feed and everything is organized into large grids.

Furthermore, Flipboard has a range of human-curated editorial tabs like The Daily Edition and Flipboard Picks. You also have options to save posts for later and favorite them. The app allows you to follow specific topics and create personalized magazines, which you can make public for everyone else to read.

Unfortunately, Flipboard doesn’t have a dark theme yet.

Download: Flipboard for Android | iOS (Free)

4. News360

News360 is another news reader app. But instead of advanced features, this one focuses more on delivering stories in the most responsive way possible. The app features a design that’s not as overwhelming as some others, and lets you quickly read up articles from your top interests and sources.

In addition, you’ll find all the essential tools like the ability to change the text size, a dark theme, locally curated news, and more. News360 also constantly tweaks your news feed based on what you’ve been reading and skipping.

Download: News360 for Android | iOS (Free)

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