Personalized news apps make reading news a pleasure. They take links from your selected news sources and social networks and give you a news aggregation. The success or failure of a personalized news app relies on its presentation and user interface because you can get those links anywhere if you don't like what you see in the app. Check out our list of the best iPhone apps for personalized news.
The best iPhone apps for personalized news
21 Apr 2021, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Spectrum News, the iPhone app for local news is your all-in-one destination not only for local news, but also for weather forecasts and events. You let the provider know where you call home, and they will customize your experience with stories and information that matter to you and your community. The Spectrum News app is available for all Spectrum customers. If you’re not a Spectrum customer, enjoy free access for 30 days.
- Read, watch and listen to curated news stories by our Spectrum News journalists and local partner publications.
- Browse enhanced articles that help you understand local issues through original reporting, infographics, interactive maps, and much more.
- Watch on demand videos and exclusive series that uncover meaningful stories.
- Listen to original local podcasts that discuss what’s happening in your area.
- Get the latest weather forecasts from our meteorologists and explore interactive radar maps
SmartNews is the award-winning trending news app for iPhone downloaded by 40+ million readers in 100+ countries! SmartNews analyzes millions of articles every day to deliver the top trending news stories influencing the world right now. News From All Sides! SmartNews delivers high-quality news headlines and breaking news from top news publishers: NBC News, MSNBC, USA Today, TIME, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Quartz, The Verge, VICE, VOX, AP, Reuters, Buzzfeed, Fast Company and more.
- Notifications for breaking news stories
- 300+ top US & World news publications
- Offline News
- Fetch trending news and read news offline
Flipboard is probably the best personalized news app you will find. You will be delivered photos, videos, and stories on any interest. If you have an Apple Watch, you may have the top 10 stories sent to it so you can get the highlights. You may scan a summary, save it to a Flipboard magazine, or share it. The app is your own personal magazine made up of your favorite topics, sources, people, and magazines. Use the + button on anything in Flipboard and collect it into your own magazine. See all of your magazines in your Flipboard Profile. Flipboard app review
- Create your own magazine
- Videos, news, blogs, and more
- Collect and share stories
- World-class publications
- Free personalized news app for iPhone
BuzzFeed has the stories and quizzes trending on social, the customized news you want now, and the recipes and life tips you didn’t know you needed. Explore tab to dive into your favorite topics like Food, Celebrity, Animals, DIY, LGBT, and more. Never be bored again with the best mix of News, Videos, Quizzes, and Lists. BuzzFeed app review
- Watch your favorite BuzzFeed shows like Tasty, Nifty, Goodful, Try Guys, Violet, and Ladylike
- Use the Trending section to see what stories are about to go viral
- Bookmark posts you want to come back to and sync them with all your devices
- Comment on a post or click the reaction button to share your opinion
A custom news app for designed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Keep up with the news that’s important to you. The LexisNexis Newsdesk® app from LexisNexis, a leader in media monitoring and analysis, is your personal news reader. You get relevant news from all media types – online, print, social, and broadcast – delivered right to your phone in near real-time.
- Be in the know while on the go by accessing your Newsdesk account
- Access headlines and extracts of articles right in the app
- Easily share articles with your stakeholders and colleagues
- The standard app is accessible for free
News360 will give you a personalized news feed that allows you to read deeper into any story to get more information or just skim the headlines to stay on top of what's going on in areas of your interests. The app learns what you like and makes adjustments to the newsfeed so that it will always be interesting to you. You will get unbiased coverage of everything you want, and nothing you don't want. It's easy to tailor your newsfeed how you want it. Choose the companies, sources, and people you want to follow, and the app will learn the nuances of your interests. News360 app review
- Learns what you enjoy
- Adjusts your newsfeed according to what you find important
- Over 100,000 sources
- Connect your social media accounts
- Free iPhone app for personalized news
Newsify puts all of your RSS feeds, blogs, and news into one free reader app. You can read the article in full-screen, pull to move between articles, show all articles or just the ones you haven't read yet, and you can tap-and-hold to mark articles as read. The app allows you to add and edit subscriptions, pull to refresh the article list, and you have three theme options: light, sepia, and gray. If you like, you can turn on Night mode using Settings, and set it to either automatic or manual. Your articles come in a newspaper-like list or a traditional table list if you like, where thumbnails are displayed when available. Newsify RSS Reader app review
- See your RSS feeds, blogs, and news in one reader
- Pull to move between articles
- Show all articles or just unread ones
- Three theme options
- Free with in-app purchases
Nextdoor is a private social network for your community, your neighbors, and you. You can talk to your neighbors about the things that matter within your community. Use the app to recommend an arborist or trustworthy babysitter, spread the word about a break-in, remember your neighbor's names, find a lost dog, and find out who will help rake leaves or shovel the driveway. You can see on a map where all the members are, and stay on top of everything that is important to you and your neighbors. NextDoor app review
- Connect with verified members you can trust
- Stay informed with crime updates and urgent alerts
- Find local recommendations
- Share goods and services
- Keep up with things going on in nearby neighborhoods
Otto is like Pandora for news and podcasts. It uses your listening habits and interests to discover stories you will love. It curates broadcasts to be the same length as your commute, taken from over 27,000 podcasts and 1000 news sources. The app is ad-free (without in-app purchases) and there is a ton of other features you will love, like offline listening for extra-long commutes, flights, and travel where you don't have an Internet connection. The app makes finding news and podcasts easy since it does the work for you, finding stories you'll love. When you especially like stories, share them with your friends.
- Uses your listening habits to curate news and podcasts
- More than 27,000 podcasts and over 1,000 news sources
- Offline listening
- Free app for personalized news
MacHash News pulls together all the latest news on iOS, Apple, and Mac from podcasts, blogs, sites, RSS feeds, and articles. It puts it all into one spot so you don’t have to search all over the place on news about your favorite topics. It’s updated in real-time and has a curated list of the day’s best news from more than 50 different sources. You get a full-screen web browser with an optional reader mode, dark night mode theme, and a news stream “firehose.” The app is easy to use, always up-to-date, streamlined, and optimized for Accessibility users. It’s easy to share articles via Twitter, Facebook, and email, or to save for later reading.
- News on iOS, Apple, and Mac topics
- More than 50 trusted sources
- News from blogs, RSS feeds, articles, podcasts, and more, all in one place
- Updated in real-time
- Free with in-app purchase to remove ads