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SmartNews app review: trending news & stories 2021



If you're looking for a way to skim through the day's news without having to sift through thousands of stories, then SmartNews - Trending News & Stories might be an app for the latest news to check out on your iPhone or iPad.

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What we have here is a trending news app that presents its users with some of the most popular and currently trending topics and articles so that you don't have to do the hunting, you can simply do the reading. 

Continue reading our Smartnews app review as we take a look at the features and see if this is one of the best news apps for iPad and iPhone users. Let's examine the claims from users that this is one of the best apps for personalized news

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Commendable Content

SmartNews - Trending News & Stories is available free of cost from the News section of the App Store, and is supported by ads. Despite the constant ad banner through the iPhone and iPad news app, I'll still give full points for the presentation, which is fresh and pleasant.

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Users can choose to either sift news stories by category or they can narrow things down further by selecting a single news source.

Categories include News, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sports, Science, and many more. Navigate through these categories by using the colorful tabs at the top of the screen.

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News Sources and Sharing

When you go into any of the sections that appeal to you, you'll be presented with what looks like a news feed. Article headlines are shown along with the source, ranging from Forbes to Washington Post. Articles are chosen based on the currently trending and popular ones.

If you'd like to receive breaking news, you can do so by setting up push notifications in the morning, afternoon, as well as evening times.

When you find an article that you'd like to share, you can do so via Twitter and Facebook. Alternatively, save it to Evernote or Pocket for reading and referencing later.

This app constantly adds more news channels which is great for the diehard news junkies out there. Furthermore, the developers are constantly working under the hood to make sure the app runs as smoothly as possible. 

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Pros & Cons


  • Find the most popular stories delivered to your fingertips from around the web
  • Check the news source prior to opening up an interesting headline
  • Loads within seconds and lets you read plenty of content even if you are offline
  • Beautiful interface with categories and a modern look
  • Award-winning free app


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

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Final Words

SmartNews - Trending News & Stories is a well-rounded news app that can save you hours of time browsing various websites. Rather than wasting hours surfing the web on your PC or finding articles to read on Facebook, you’ll be able to simply use your iPhone or iPad to find all that information in one place to read at your leisure.

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.