Straightforward and to the point news. 4/5
Great customizable news source with multiple notifications settings. The diverse array of optional networks and sources are built on a reliable and accurate foundation. The design and information illustrated are presented as easily digestible bites of information.
Leans to the Left! 3/5
Leans to the Left! But the lifestyle and sports is a good mix. But if you hate trump and white people, this aggregator is for you! You can get Fox News, but not the mothership of the right, Drudge.
Had to Remove Late Night 4/5
Lately the only Late Night clips are Jimmy Fallon. Can't watch his show after he played with Trump hair. Bring back Stephen Colbert.
Great App, but what happened to the My Favorites trial? 5/5
I use SmartNews every morning and will continue to do so, but what happened to the Favorites trial? Can you allow us to choose it as a separate tab?
In response to below, yes, it stopped appearing in my Top tab
No, I have not installed/reinstalled
No fake news .. In fact very little real news 1/5
Yet another group that thinks that what they think are interesting non-news comments we will accept as news. Why do they think I need to be alerted that Trump's tweets angered the U.K.? That is as newsworthy as the fact that their alert angered me. Removing the app.
The news app I've been waiting for 5/5
Yep. I've seen them all and SmartNews is different. And better. GREAT design. Easy to pick and organize content. Fun to surf. Easy to read.
Love the news without having to watch tv 5/5
I am better informed and enjoy reading the articles that interest me
Yes, fake news unfortunately 3/5
My biggest gripe about this app is that you can not block or edit out any specific news. The interface works well but like I said the stories that come up in the tabs need to be editable.
Better than Flipboard 5/5
This app delivers real news. Flipboard delivers garbage some guy writes on Medium.
BEST NEWS SOURCE 5/5
By Nanny's IPhone 5S
I have been using this app since it became available on IOS. It overs such a wide variety of news and weather. It even let's you choose which channels you desire. I would highly recommend this app to anyone!
It is what it is 1/5
What a promising idea wasted.....filled with fake news......
Easy to follow the stories that interest me 5/5
By Dr Philip W
SmartNews has allowed me to follow topics that are interesting to me very closely. I am able to see both the CNN and Fox News views as well as many others in a very short period of time. Limiting myself to only one outlet will never happen again, thanks to SmartNews.
Great App 5/5
Easy to use and the offline feature is great
Can't customize enough 2/5
This is an ok app. It would be a great app if it would provide the ability to block certain news sources. You can choose whether or not to collect articles from some of the larger organizations but not the alt-left content such as The Daily Beast, Huffpost, or The Atlantic. I prefer to read "news" that is accurate, unbiased, and legitimate.
One sided. 1/5
If you want fair and/or balanced news... This isn't it
Perfect news app 5/5
I rarely write reviews but after going through many, many news apps I am convinced this one is the perfect app. Easy to use. Multiple news sources. Able to personalize. I even find myself "browsing" the news and to my delight finding news I otherwise would have missed. I love it!
My only complaint is sometimes it is hard to get to an article I want to read. Love that I can stay informed
The font is way too small 1/5
I am not sure if it is because I don't know how to set or something else
No Fox News!! (Please) 4/5
I really like this app, great job guys! I have been using it everyday for years now. However, I do not want to see any "news" sourced from Fox News. It is not news and should never be treated as such.
Do not suggest news stories 4/5
I enjoy the variety of news sources. Please do not narrow the selections on top stories. Please promote varied views to combat polarization in our country.
Not balanced 1/5
By Seeking Honest News
I tried this app and it seems to be good way to get articles that are aligned with your interests. But it seems to be heavily weighted to a liberal perspective, and articles are mostly opinions rather than unbiased and factual reporting. I will keep looking for a balance news service.
Intertwined Opinion Pieces 1/5
By by Fishy
I just want the news and this app proclaims to have news. Look carefully. Laced within are opinion pieces. These are not news and this app has plenty of them from both sides. Give me the ability to remove this tripe or to lump them into their own category. But don't call them news.
Fake news 1/5
This is a liberal junk news
Liberal Garbage 1/5
This app is so biased it's ridiculous!!! Liberal mainstream crap all the time!! Might as well be the CNN app.
Be careful - 1/5
By Dusty Streets
This was a well designed app, with good functionally, including "news alert" notifications- Great for learning about a North Korean missile launch, a growing hurricane or a terror attack in Nashville. ➖
BUT lately, this app has been sending "news alerts" that connects you to "opinion" articles, not news articles. Articles that try to generate emotion or guilt. That isn't news. ➖
Even the links within the app are becoming more and more biased in one direction or the other. I'm not really political, so it's not a left or right issue for me... It's simply about getting accurate news, without some reporter's slant or beliefs inserted. Just the news please, and I'll give 5 stars.
Great way to start my day! 5/5
The information offered on this app is timely and concise. It keeps me up-to-date with all of the latest information. I love the different tabs that allow me to filter information by subject matter.
Great app 5/5
Easy to use. Brings good content. Fast UI.
The best news aggregator available. Absolutely essential. I spend a good 45 min/day on here, and it has becomes my only written news source.
I would love to invest.
Very useful but missing a key feature 4/5
By Katz's Itunes Accounts
I find this app useful for my daily news. I really wish they added the ability to flag or tag a story to view later and added the users history so you can search for what you have viewed previously.
Stop the continual automatic updates! 2/5
An interesting mix of items--although some pretty pointless--BUT the numerous automatic news updates have gotten too annoying. More than once I have seen an interesting article, about to choose it, and get pulled back to the first section after an update. Forgetting what section I had been in, oftentimes I am unable to find it again. Give us a choice on an news update!
Get rid of click bait articles now!!!!!!!! 3/5
By v.a girl 84
I like Smart News and it's continually my number one news app by far... BUT. Everytime I'm scrolling articles to read I see click bait articles entitled , "No one knew she died, here's why..." and it will have a picture of a celebrity that is alive!!!!! Wth???????? Get rid of this junk!
Good but could be great 2/5
I've tried a variety of news apps and really like this layout, plus it features a wide range of stories and alerts me to breaking news. Nice! The problem with the app is the ads are so annoying and on every story that i have to say farewell.
Everything I needed! 5/5
I really enjoy this app. It keeps me update without having to search too hard. Also, unlike some other apps, it doesn't give me a million annoying notifications every day.
Needs a comment section 1/5
By Jack ship
This app could easily surpass all the other news apps if they focus on building a community of readers. Let us engage with the article by having your own integrated comment section that members of smart news could view and comment. But oh well.
Six months ago, I'd have rated this app a 5 and my favorite news app. More and more, I click on articles to see one paragraph and then link after link to fake news and sensationalism. It's getting annoying. STICK TO REAL NEWS ARTICLES
Yahoo news digest replacement at last! 5/5
As the title implies, I was a Yahoo news digest user until it shut down, and finally found a replacement in the SmartNews that's even better. It has: +News aggregation (Not just one source, which is why I don't like AP, MSN, FOX, NYT); +Broad categories (can filter out entertainment stories as well as look at science stories only, which is why I don't like Apple News App
Has everything! 5/5
So many categories
The neutrality of this app is laughable. Most, if not all of the 'highlighted' (front and center) "news stories" have an irrefutable liberal tone/slant. Sad that 'news' has succumbed to political bias and personal biases.
Just news 3/5
Good app, increasingly sketchy content 1/5
The app user experience is very good, but I am lowering my review based on the new "for you" section that now appears in the Top Stories tab. These selections bear no resemblance to what I have an interest in, in terms of topics or publications, and it's mostly click-baity junk. I scrolled for three screen lengths and for every 6 articles, 2 are Kardashian "news" plus nip slip "news" and sports. Guess what - I hate sports, and I'm not into boobs. I do not want to be dumbed down by a "feature" that claims to be tailored to me. It's ridiculous.
App freeze 1/5
I click on the news the app freeze.
Definitely not a good news app always talking bad about the president giving bad information!
Left leaning articles 1/5
By Lee Greenwood
Almost every article is on the left bashing the president or talking about gay pride crap. This isn't news this is a bunch of left leaning opinion pieces.
Pimping local scam ads. Sayonara Smarty!
Only sneakers and animal news 1/5
Update1- No response but silence from "Jessica Wang" after the initial response.
Update-Per request of app devlp- I sent scrnshots of sneakers! All I see is an overwhelming number of sneaker and animal stories on the main, lifestyle tab now! Please remove it or delegate it to a sneaker or animal tab!
Used to be better 1/5
There's just too many ads now, especially the video ones. They make some of the news articles unreadable.
Good... but... 1/5
Great app but there is no way to block certain (fake) news sources. Flipboard has that ability which makes sorting news easier.
TOP OF THE LINE!!! 5/5
By Marplanauta en Long Island
This is by far the best news compilation that you can have.
The best part is that you can add or remove news sources as desired.
The only problem that I found, well, two, is that you cannot save articles for reading later, because of the update times and also some of the news are in multiple outlets that you see in almost all the sources. It should be filtered.
Still I rated 5 stars!!!
Best News Aggregator - Hands Down!! 5/5
Use it on a daily basis for all things news. Very pleased.
YOU ARE NOT DIVERSE AT ALL! 1/5
I love the layout but I am going to remove the app because you continually bash the President and anything conservative. It is ridiculous. Your articles are all written with personal feels and not just fact. Very disappointed.