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Get your news from the grid

Skygrid is a fun-to-use, visually slick app for browsing through recent news from multiple sources.

Skygrid is a fun-to-use, visually slick app for browsing through recent news from multiple sources.

Skygrid isn't tied to any particular news outlet, and you can't see much more than a short blurb and a thumbnail image for any particular story--so whether you're checking out a story from PBS NewsHour, CNET, TMZ, or WebMD, you'll have to click through to the source's Web site to read the whole story. Even so, Skygrid makes surfing the headlines fun, with a streamlined grid (of course) interface that lets you swipe through different sections and stories, with the overall navigation being separated into tabs for Top News, Your News, and Sections. Your News gives you a ton of options for customization, and you can add feeds from a wide variety of topics and sources--everything from boxing or U.S. immigration to Al Jazeera Business or Italian Vogue. Even better, Skygrid keeps your interests synced between all your devices with iCloud.

Skygrid may be missing some of the features common to other news readers--most notably, actual news content, since you're sent to the Web to read anything in depth. But if you're connected to the Web, Skygrid makes the visual process of browsing through the news easy and enjoyable.

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