Yahoo News Digest for iOS

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 4, 2014

Yahoo News Digest updates twice a day with a rundown of the major news stories from around the world, drawn from various sources. Both updates include about seven to ten headlines with detailed summaries and links to more information on the topic covered.

Pros

Concise information: This app provides the best kind of news for people on the go. It lets you read an informative summary of the story, and then if you'd like to know more, you can follow one of several included links. There are also Twitter posts at the bottom of each story, so you can see what notable people were saying about the event as it unfolded.

Update notifications: Unlike many other news services that update and rotate their main stories constantly, Yahoo News Digest only delivers new stories twice a day, at 8a.m. and 6p.m. local time. You'll receive a notification each time a new update is available as well, so you don't have to worry about missing something important if you don't check back constantly.

Cons

Font sizes: There is no option to adjust the size of the font in this program. While the font isn't tiny, it could pose a challenge for some people to read.

Bottom Line

Yahoo News Digest is a convenient and innovative way to get the news. The stories it presents in each update are drawn from all over the world and cover a wide range of topics. The app is free, and you can share stories directly from it to Twitter or Facebook, or via email.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2.1

We have now added the ability to share articles as beautiful Tumblr URLs which are viewable on any device!

General

Release July 3, 2014
Date Added July 3, 2014
Version 1.2.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Popularity

Total Downloads 77
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Get in the know in no time.

Yahoo News Digest provides a definitive summary of all the important, need-to-know news. Digests are delivered twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening. All the top stories are summarized and presented with the key information that you need to stay on top of what's happening.

Each story is created from multiple sources to present the essential bits and pieces of information, known as "Atoms". Atoms are key quotes, images, videos, stock tickers, maps, infographs, and Wikipedia excerpts among others. These atomic units provide a unique context to the news. Our stories are both algorithmically and hand curated to ensure high quality, and come with a textual summary.

Yahoo News Digest makes your reading experience comprehensive, effortless, and complete. Our goal is to fully inform you on all the key headlines of the day in a finite and visual manner.

We are committed to building the best mobile experience and are interested in your feedback.