Every other story was anti Trump. More opinion than facts. I am looking for a site that just gives the facts. Can’t find one!
Some good stories with a smattering of non news 2/5
Kathy Griffin tirade? Kim Jong Un more popular than Pulosi? Why are you wasting space on this?
This was the best news app ever 5/5
Until you put all these intensely annoying ads in here. Now it’s worse than the others. I am seriously considering deleting it. Bad move guys, it was greatness
Bias Notifications. 3/5
I, like many others downloaded this app on the sites claim that it was non-biased. Every notification I get is like MSNBC on steroids. I subscribe to all news outlets to get a well rounded view, but this one’s notifications are worse than CNN because it also masquerades under the premise “non-biased.” The platform is great to get all sources, but c’mon, push some fair headlines to iPhone users notifications.
Decent news scraper w ONE major flaw 2/5
Smart News will not allow you to block news sources that you don’t like.
Smart news review 5/5
Awesome reading, exciting up to date information. No fake news.
What happened to balanced sources? 1/5
I chose this AP because I wanted to find different perspectives from the media in one place. However, this AP is all liberal media spewing hate. Disappointing.
Couldn’t be more left 1/5
A very left site not much there if u are not a Trump hater
Fake news 1/5
Too much liberal nonsense. Try reporting the truth.
Love this app 5/5
This is the first app I turn to when I turn on my iPad. Love the current news that I quickly read each morning and throughout the day.
My first take is if a media outlet has had to apologize for or censure or dismiss employees caught lying multiple times about the same major topic or person, you shouldn’t use that source. Several of your sources fit that description.
Left leaning news and I thought it was going to be a fair news source.
Smart News 5/5
Love this app. I don’t knot need to read all the fluff the mainstream continues to write, I get just the facts. Affording me the time to read what is going on.
Liberal Bias 2/5
I’ve hung with this app as long as I could. In the beginning it was about 50/50. Liberal and Conservative. But now, it’s mostly liberal opinion news. Not news at all. I’m out.
Love this site 5/5
By BS Herzig
Perfect for fast news, any kind you want at the spur of the moment.
I can read for hours.
What happened to new news 1/5
I have noticed more and more lately that quite a few news stories are showing up for days in a row and sometime weeks. There is a reason it’s called “new”s. News should be current, not stale dated, Are you being paid to run the same articles day after day after day? Very disappointed in your slide downward.
I have already posted this once and we received a response advising me that if I felt I was being charged for your app I should contact you. Nowhere in my Post-it did I indicate I was being charged what I asked was are you being paid to repeat the same news over and over and over again. Please remember that the first three letters of the word news our NEW.
Good on the app, biased notifications 3/5
Notifications are left leaning
Great concept, but biased 2/5
I use this app so I can have multiple news sources in one location and I like looking at multiple sides of the same issue from sources both conservative and liberal. However, I have found the Top Stories tab to be completely biased towards liberal media Witt content President Trump bashing articles. The best example is today. One of the most historical days the world has seen with the North Korea Summitt and the denuclearization agreement. On the Top News Tab, I had to scroll down to find any coverage, and what I did find was an understated article without a picture.
Shameful. Yet every news sources had multiple major stories on their tabs. CNN, Fox, ABC, AP, MSNBC, etc...yer per this app, it was not important enough to list as a main Top stories. Crazy and totally biased.
Today is a perfect example of the liberal media filter.
Feature request 5/5
By Ebrahim alnassar
It would be awesome to get the sections with curated new from selected sources. Like tech news from (9to5mac & theverge ) only and if possible add a news feed from a custom url feed.
BTW Awesome app
Looking for another Top Stories provider, only to find it’s another right wing mouthpiece.
I’d like to know when this news source or any for that matter start reporting the Truth about this president. You people are afraid and frankly I don’t believe there is any news source in the country who will stand up to Trump. Softball questions an commentary will be the end of democracy and you are all responsible for it’s demise. What a sad state of affairs.
Filters Needed 2/5
By Psycho Parent
Okay guys let’s do a better job in creating user friendly filters so we can mask our kids from news sources like Complex that loves Top Stories on Pornhub related material. Not every parent can watch their kids 24 hours a day. But as often as we love using SmartNews there should be a better news filter in place that gives responsible people the option of making SmartNews a little dumber for young people. You might get 5 stars from me on your next update.
Left of center 1/5
If you want a left of center collection of articles, this will satisfy you.
I love this news app 5/5
It’s fast and simple and presents the news in a pleasing easy to use visually appealing format.
Allow to filter! 3/5
I understand you want to be fair in news reporting, but I do not want to see Trump propaganda! Allow me to see only which news organization I want!
App don't work correctly anymore 1/5
This app won't let me use without wifi anymore.Please fix it,waiting on a response from you,it's been a week now,it's still not fixed. Please respond back to me.thanks
Still Leaning 3/5
Let’s face the truth. The main stream media is no longer bias. Every news agency has its own agenda or political view they are trying to push. I love the concept where I have all headlines in one app, where I can read a liberal point of view & a conservative point of view, to help me form my view of the facts. But, I still find myself leaving this app, to find a conservative news source in another app (or online), to get a conservative point of view in the political or more important headlines.
Gave it 3 stars due to the concept & it keeps me from going to so many liberal/left wing news sources for their take on stories.
A Cartoon view of the world 3/5
The nice thing about this app is that I don’t have to pay money to be up-to-date with Left-wing perspective. The bias is fantastic. If it’s a problem on the Left, well, responsible people have taken note and are responding accordingly. If it’s a problem on the Right — perceived or otherwise, well, Godzilla-like people are messing things up massively and they just have to be stopped!
Given the range of populist uprising throughout the entire world right now, there is an important current of thought crying out that enough is enough with Leftist social and political innovation. Interesting articles that explore the phenomenon, seeking understanding , showing empathy for people who are fed up? A willingness to consider that things have moved too hard, too fast? A little humility, even just a decrease in Leftist hubris?
Look elsewhere, but enjoy the cartoons.
Good app 5/5
By Anonymous player :(
Notifications are a little bias, but its a great source of news.
News for you 3/5
I love the app. What I am confused about is how does the staff determines news for me??? That part I don't like.
Decent content , but can’t filter 3/5
I understand they want to present all sides and show what’s trending, but it’s aggravating not being able to give feedback regarding channels. Some have blatant misleading headlines. We need a way to give feedback about bad sources. I don’t mind right or left leaning, as long as is 50:50 bias, but I hate not being able to give feedback on specific irritating channels. It can use some serious help in managing feeds
Fast news! 5/5
I get up-to-date news, notifications, etc very fast.
Its ok but needs more options for news sources 3/5
Its ok but needs more options for news sources
Good so far 5/5
I have been using smart news for about a month. I find there to be a good mix of news stories with little to no bias most of the time. They offer the same articles from different news sources and this allows for good objectivity. So far so good.!
By SR in Cleveland
It feels like there’s a lot of “opinion” articles that aren’t informative, including from dodgy sources like the Washington Examiner and Fox News. Also a lot of celebrity news, and no way to tell the app I’d like less of it. Not an improvement on Apple News, I’m afraid.
Love SmartNews 5/5
By poor brown kelly
All the news and sports and health reports that anybody could ask for and then some.
Disable Notifications If You’re Not Liberal 1/5
So I finally decided to disable all notifications for this app, they are mostly liberal notifications. The app does offer some conservative sources, but it’s mostly libera and progressive sources and the notifications are never conservative.
The app doesn’t allow you to filter out highly left leaning sites like HuffPo, Raw Story, and Think Progressive, so you have to just skip over them as you look for sources less radical.
The app has great potential, but it’s obvious who it’s primarily designed for which is a shame...
HuffPo is a non starter 2/5
No real difference from any other news/opinion aggregator and HuffPo is even more biased than Fox News.
I guess the problem is that there are few if any sources that play it down the middle.
Unbiased ???? Too funny .... 1/5
You are like the child of MSNBC and CNN. Zero credibility. And no, I’m not a trump supporter so you can spare me the usual expected response .
Left-wing echo chamber 2/5
Where are the conservative publications? Are you so insulated you don’t know what these are? Has Big Brother forbidden these publications and labeled them as dangerous? I don’t need an application to regurgitate the same old, same old left wing narratives. Be bold and ignore the censoring bullies. Give me some diversity.
The developer responds by telling me they have FoxNews and the Washington Examiner. That’s it? That’s all you know? Leftists whine that they want to block these sources. Keep trying for conservative sources. What you don’t know, you don’t know. Check your own bias. I deleted this app since I can get all this leftist propaganda anywhere, and everywhere. Hollywood, Capitalist Cronies, deep state civil servants, zzzzzzzz... Who needs a new app that provides the same leftist echo that is everywhere else. Try 1st amendment and let the chips fly. Haters will always find hate when they disagree. Be bigger than leftist bullying.
I love the app and how the articles are presented, but there is total bias with the top news stories.
News Consolidation 4/5
I used to work for a news organization (in the composing dept) and I appreciate your app's UX / UI.
For a long time I was using Google News but they recently redesigned their UI and I couldn't easily see stories without having to endlessly scroll down the page.
If I were to suggest anything to improve your app, I'd desaturate the tab colors a bit so it doesn't look so busy at the top and I'd keep iterating the paper-like swipe between tabs (just nitpicking here) -- if it were angled down like a real magazine folded over and the shadowing behind was increased, it would be a truly beautiful experience.
At any rate, what you guys have done so far is great and the green Smart button is awesome! Keep up the good work! :)
Pushing liberal news 1/5
Not interested in one sided liberal views. So sick of libs like Samantha Bee who gets away with disrespecting all women and they call everyone else names? Sick of the same old bias. One Democrat but no more
More of the same. 1/5
This app is full of all of the same lies about Trump. This is no different than the bias main stream media making sure our minorities and soft minded youth stay ignorant to the fact that they are tools for the Democratic Party. The Devil will not reveal his intentions. He will address you as “buddy ole pal”.
In the know... 5/5
By Berkeley chick
...and appreciating the comprehensive news bundled this way.
Biased liberal garbage 1/5
This app is a travesty. It is packed with the most one-sided liberal, anti conservative bollocks you can find outside of CNN, Wash Post and NY Times. You will not read any facts here. If you like Hollywood fantasy, if you like academic Obama-era Alinski-ite indoctrination, if you like fake news, please use this app to waste your life and your self worth away.
Other than that, it’s a good app :)
Smart News = Same Fake bias news 1/5
Wow this is a very liberal one sided app. Unless u are liberal and wanna see the same bias garbage thrown around everywhere else don’t download this app! They should give up this name “SmartNews” and let someone use that name that will promote actual facts from a non bias perspective so people can create their own options, THAT IS SMART NEWS! All I see on here is the same bias crap everyone else promotes. I dare you to do better!
Neither fair or balanced. 2/5
This news source is so leftist and even though I used it for quite awhile I just got sick of all the anti Trump articles. Like most of main stream they think most of the news is whatever is against the president and conservatives. They are like Drudge except they lean heavily on linking to CNN and other left leaning news sites. Finally had to remove it.
Not as advertised!! 1/5
By John Shanky
This is not neutral news. Just another plot by the left. Was advertised as equal views. After wasting 2 days realized it is not.
I think News is first class