10 best iPad news apps

by Ray Aguilera

January 5 2013

Keep up-to-date with 10 fantastic news apps for iPad.

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  • 1 Flipboard
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    Flipboard ingests your social media feeds and favorite websites, and presents articles in a clean, visually-engaging magazine style. It's got integrated sharing features, and there are several pre-built news categories that capture the best of what the Internet has to offer.

  • 2 Reeder for iPad
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    Reeder for iPad

    If you consume most of your news via Google Reader, Reeder brings an intuitive touch interface. Browse stories by feed or folder, with convenient swipe gestures for starring and marking stories. Reeder also integrates with a variety of third-party services like Instapaper, Facebook, and Twitter.

  • 3 Newsstand
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    Launched alongside iOS 5, Newsstand is Apple's attempt to corral all your subscriptions into one place. With access to all sorts of publications via the iTunes Store, Newsstand makes it easy to subscribe to and manage your favorite periodicals, without worrying about missing the latest issue, thanks to background downloading.

  • 4 Next Issue
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    Next Issue Media
    Free (requires registration)

    For voracious readers, Next Issue takes the Netflix subscription model and applies it to digital magazines. Starting at $9.99 a month, Next Issue offers all-you-can-read subscriptions to a catalog of magazines. Automatic downloads are perfect, especially for long flights without internet access.

  • 5 Pulse News for iPad
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    Like Flipboard, Pulse News is an enhanced RSS reader/news aggregator which pulls in content from a wide variety of online sources. Pulse lets you surf content from your favorite websites, save stories for offline reading and share articles via Facebook and Twitter. Premium feeds let you add paid content from the Wall Street Journal for a small monthly subscription fee.

  • 6 Zite Personalized Magazine
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    Zite for iPad

    Zite constantly analyzes articles on the web to bring you the latest about topics that interest you. But the best part is that the app learns from you. The more you use it, the better Zite gets at filtering out the noise and presenting just the articles you're interested in.

  • 7 Newsify
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    Newsify gathers up all your feeds from Google Reader and presents them in a clean, newspaper-style layout. Content loads quickly, and Newsify is stuffed with sharing options and integration with third-party services. All it takes is a tap to email links, save photos, or send stories to Evernote, Delicious, Instapaper, and a number of other web apps.

  • 8 GoodReader
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    GoodReader is a very capable PDF reader, easily handling very large documents. The ability to download files from the web makes it ideal for capturing important articles and reports when you're on the go.

  • 9 The Economist
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    The Economist on iPad

    The Economist provides a nice range of articles from the weekly magazine for free, and is updated each Thursday at 9pm. Subscribers get all the content, or you can buy single copies. Impressively, there is also the ability to listen to audio versions of every story.

  • 10 New York Times
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    The New York Times’ iPad app is simple in layout, but offers world class coverage. Readers can choose from Top News, or read articles on world or US news, as well as business, technology, science, and sports.


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