News2U: News Apps

Remember when your dad used to sit at the breakfast table reading the newspaper in the morning? Pardon? Oh, a newspaper, yes…. Well, it was like snail mail that told us about all the things that happened the day before. No more! Keep up with the world and its news stories without waiting for the paper to show up on your doorstep. Here are some pretty cool apps that will provide you with important and customized daily updates:

Prismatic: Always Interesting (Free)

If you’re signed up for Facebook, Twitter and/or Google+, this just-for-Apple products add-on will learn about your interests and build a newsletter just for you. Branch out and explore other stories of interest, and share these discoveries with your friends and followers.

Clipped (Free)

A patent-pending algorithm pulls the most important information out of news stories and other texts, structures it grammatically, and compiles summary snippets that make Cliff’s Notes look like War and Peace. For Apple products and Android.

Umano (Free)

If the voices in your head aren’t pleasing enough, visit the App Store or Google Play to pick up this app that features fascinating long-form stories narrated by professional voice-over talent, curated by Umano’s staff.


Josh Ellis is the former editor in chief for SUCCESS magazine. Before joining SUCCESS in 2012, he was an accomplished digital and print sportswriter, working for the Dallas Cowboys Star magazine, the team’s gameday program, and Originally from Longview, Texas, he began writing for his hometown newspaper at 16.

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