90630 Best News Apps Alex Cequea iPhone Life 1528-5456 2011-10-05 2011 Buyers Guide 3 6 24 Apps Apps News

Best of the Best

#1 Flipboard

(Free, app2.me/3473) 

imageIt's your own beautifully personalized magazine with content from your 
Facebook and Twitter feeds, along with a slew of news sources and categories to choose from. A definite must-have.

2. Instapaper

($4.99, app2.me/117) 

imageSave articles for offline reading and strip away unnecessary graphics for easy viewing. IOS 5 comes with a similar feature built-in, but this popular app is still worth checking out.

3. AppAdvice

($1.99, app2.me/4049)

imageGet the latest app news, including ranks, reviews, and even daily "Appisodes" re-capping the latest cool apps for the iPhone and iPad.

Made for iPad

1. Flipboard

(See "Best of the Best" above)

2. Perfect RSS Reader

($1.99, app2.me/4050) 

imageSyncs with Google Reader and features a photo browsing mode, offline browsing, and the ability to manage folders and subscriptions. You can also share with Instapaper, Evernote, Twitter, Facebook, and more.

3. The Daily

(Free, app2.me/4051) 

imageThe Daily is the first daily news, sports, and 
entertainment news publication made exclusively for the iPad. After the first two-weeks, the service requires a monthly or yearly subscription. 


1. Pulse

(Free, app2.me/2912; iPad version: app2.me/2913) 

imagePulse takes your favorite websites and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic. Save stories for offline reading or share them.

2. SkyGrid

(Free, app2.me/4052)

imageSee all your featured top stories at a glance. Stay updated on news categories, such as sports teams, celebs, politics, and more. Streams information from over 1 million online sources.

3. CNN App 

(Free, app2.me/278;

International Version:


iPad version: app2.me/4054) 

imageWatch CNN Live straight from your 
device. Also features the latest news, 
commentary, and video clips of previous stories.

RSS Readers

1. Instapaper

(See "Best of the Best" section)

2. MobileRSS 

(Free, app2.me/4055; 

Pro version: $2.99, 

app2.me/3428; iPad 

version: $4.99, app2.me/4056) 

imageYou can manage folders, save articles for offline reading, and more. Syncs with Google Reader. Paid versions are ad-free.

3. Reeder 

($2.99, app2.me/276; iPad version: $4.99,


imageThis reader also syncs with Google Reader. You can browse by feeds or folders, manage starred items and notes, and save to Instapaper, ReaditLater, and Readability.


The number of "flipped" pages each active Flipboard user goes through per day 
(According to an estimate by Tech Crunch)