The news cycle never sleeps and it’s hard to keep up with the daily deluge. Fortunately, there are many mobile apps designed to do the work for you. Whether you’re a political junkie or just want to stay on top of the issues that matter to you, these apps will give you the latest and most important stories.
You’ll find plenty of options for breaking political news on both Android and iOS devices. Many of the apps are free, while others have a subscription fee. Some also offer push alerts or other additional features. Here are some of our favorites:
Reuters News App
This respected news aggregator, popular in Japan and the U.S., offers a custom feed based on topics that you pick out. It also has special sections for events and live coverage of things like the 2020 election. The app is free to download, but it has a paid subscription option that offers a more comprehensive analysis of each story and the biases of individual news sources.
News Break App
This news aggregator is more geared toward local news, offering headlines from the cities and metropolitan areas you specify. It’s available for iPhone and iPad and was recently updated to include stories from the White House. Its free to use, though ads may appear in your feed and you can opt to turn on push notifications for major events.
This aggregator offers a personalized political news feed from 40 different web sources. It uses color-codes to indicate each source’s political leanings and also has a social component that allows you to interact with other users. You can choose to read articles in the app’s reader or on the original website, and you can even share them on social media. This is a great way to get a broad overview of a topic without having to open multiple tabs on your smartphone or desktop browser. It’s also a good way to see what people in your social circle are talking about.