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5 best News and Reading Apps of 2016

Suman Prasad

The explosion of fake online news has been a dominant topic of discussion these days. It played havoc with the US Presidential elections and is now causing Facebook to reevaluate its news strategy. Here is a lowdown on five great apps that will help you view news from the most credible sources. They offer curated content and let you customize news sources for your phone and tablets.

Pocket –An extremely easy-to-use app, Pocket lets you take a webpage you’re viewing and stash it away for later, in a clean, readable format. This is great for when you’re browsing news or find interesting stories on your social media timeline. It can work with all news aggregating apps like Dailyhunt and Flipboard as well as social media apps like Facebook and Twitter. Pocket also comes with browser extensions, so you can use it on your desktop as well.

Nuzzel – Launched towards the end of 2015, Nuzzel gained significant followers in 2016. The app allows you to keep pace with endless stream of information that streams on Twitter. It syncs up with your social networks and keeps track of the most tweeted links and shares a roundup of all the associated tweets. Nuzzel is available for free download on both Android and iOS and is ideal for news junkies to closely follow all the developing trends.

UC News – a perfect solution, providing relevant, local, community-centric content. UC News, from the Alibaba Group, has been developed exclusively for Indiamarket and is powered by the company’s big data technology. UC News tracks and matches the trending keywords on social media and decides on the trending topics before recommending them to the user. It brings together both traditional and new media content creators to a single place and introduces them to millions of Indian users who already enjoy a faster browsing experience on UC Bowser. Within 5 months of its launch, UC News became the most downloaded news apps on Google Play Store.

Feedly – An Android-only app, Feedly lets you access your favourite website, blogs and magazines, all at one place. It is a user-friendly RSS reader and also supports You Tube channels. Optimised for mobile and tablets, Feedly lets you share what you like on your social media outlets including Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.

Flym News Reader – A simple, ad free open-source project, Flym fetches your websites/blogs and displays them in a mobile-optimized way. It is based on the “Sparse RSS” reader and does not synchronize with any online feed reader.  Flym allows you to choose curated content by topic and set posts as favourites.

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