A clever news aggregator, SmartNews selects popular content from the hottest Web sources and delivers it in an appealing SmartView mode that loads instantly and looks great. Unfortunately, it doesn't let you add sources manually.
SmartView mode: Arguably SmartNews' main draw, SmartView mode instantly loads any article, displaying it in an elegant and streamlined reading window, free of ads and other distractions.
Effortless navigation: Swiping left or right enables you to flip through the different news categories with ease, significantly reducing the number of taps you have to make to discover content. What's more, scrolling down through articles is smooth and responsive.
Clean design: The app looks neat with its colorful news categories at the top of the screen and headlines with images. The font is crisp and legible.
Doesn't let you add sources: SmartNews features a selection of channels from which it hand-picks content, which means that for any news category, you'll only get a limited number of articles that refresh at set intervals.
If you want to discover interesting news from across categories, without having to choose the channels to follow or adding your own sources, then SmartNews is an irresistible app. It looks great, is easy to use, and offers plenty of great content.