Looking for an app that will keep you in touch with what is happening all around the world? Want to munch on the most exciting news stories from all over the world? Need to keep yourself abreast with what's making the headlines in music, entertainment, politics, business, and technology? Look no further than SmartNews for answers to these questions. SmartNews is one of the most renowned news apps. With a clean layout, straightforward design and excellent features, it's all that you would want from a mainstream news app.
The app's best feature is its simplistic design which goes well with the main idea of the app i.e. to deliver news right at your doorstep. The interface is clean and simple and it helps put the focus on the content that the reader wants access to. The interface is very user-friendly as well with every feature easily accessible. From setting up the tabs to deciding whether you want to read a content-only version or the full piece with media and graphics, everything is very simple and even if you aren't really well-versed with Android apps, you can easily find your way around all the main features of the app.
The homepage consists of the top headlines from all around the globe. By default, there are nine tabs but you can customize and add more tabs if you want to. You can browse through different types of news simply by changing the tabs. You can change the tabs by sliding left on the screen. You can even change the order of the tabs as well. All you have to do is to go to the final tab. Here you can change the order of the tabs and even remove any tab if you want. This news app lets you decide everything.
The app also has a 'Discover' feature where you can add a tab of any major news source that you want. From Reuters to Time and from HuffPost to CNN, you can get access to content from any of these sources as well.
The app allows you to control everything from the font size in articles to the edition of the app i.e. international or the US. You can also choose whether the app should auto-play videos or not and whether it should save the content for you so that you can read it even when offline or not. You can also get your Twitter and Facebook accounts connected with the app for better connectivity of news with your social media.
The news app's best feature is 'SmartView' which allows you to access news even with a poor internet connection. 'SmartView' tones down the elements in the story which take time in loading. Since the content hardly takes any time, you can keep yourself up-to-date with everything even with low internet speeds!
The only disappointing element of the news app is that it doesn't cater to different regions and bring local news for people in different areas. So if you live in Australia, you will have to make do with the International edition which won't exactly have many news stories from Australia. Otherwise, the app is a hit for sure!
- Clean and simplistic design
- Smart use of tabs for easy access to all kinds of news
- Great features for the user to customize the app as required
- Wonderful 'SmartView' option for people who can't find a good internet connection
- Offline reading possible with the app saving up the news stories when you use a Wi-Fi connection
- Little to no ads
- Content is taken from a variety of authentic sources
SmartNews is a strong news app which delivers on its promise of offering varied content on all topics from all around the world. If you want to be up-to-date with everything, SmartNews is a must-have app for your phone!