There is no industry which undergoes such rapid transitions as the technology industry. Every month or so we see new product launches which blow away the competition until it’s their time to settle in the shadow of a new product. Frankly, it’s hard to keep up with all the new happenings in the world of technology. But, we techno-lovers don’t want to lose on the latest and greatest releases. That’s why we need something which keeps us updated of all the changes, we need a good tech news app. Understanding this need of all the technology lovers out there, we have curated a list of apps which will help you remain on top of everything related to technology. So, here are the 5 best tech news apps for Android and iPhone you can get today:
2. Appy Geek
The folks at News Republic, who created one of the most popular news apps won the hearts of tech enthusiasts when they launched a tech news only app called Appy Geek. Although I think they could have done better while choosing the name of the app, there’s nothing else I would want to change about it. The app has a beautiful Dark UI with even better animations. The animations are fluid and put even the best-designed apps to shame. The best part about this app is that it comes pre-subscribed to various technology websites allowing you to start using the app as soon as you install it. Of course, you get the ability to manage your subscriptions in the settings menu so that you can customise the feed as per your liking.
Whether you are looking for short news or looking for long in-depth articles, Appy Geek has got you covered. While you can find the news articles in the home section of the app, its digest section features editorial articles covering reviews of products and gadgets. One other cool feature is that you can post a comment to all its sources websites from right within the app itself. Also, apart from English, it also supports various regional languages such as Espanol, French, Spanish and Chinese. You can either use the app for free with featured ads or you can buy the Pro version to get rid of them.
Unlike Flipboard, Feedly is a proper RSS feed reader which makes it really simple to subscribe to your favourite technology sources. When you launch the app, you can just select the Tech option and you will get a list of popular tech news publishers you can subscribe to. If you cannot find your favourite source in the list, just search for them and add them to the list. One of my favourite Feedly features is that you can create several personal feeds. This allows me to create separate spaces for different categories of articles. For example, I have created different feeds for iOS, Android, and Windows articles.
Other cool features include a dark mode, auto mark read feature, third-party read it later apps support (Pocket, Evernote, Instapaper, and OneNote) and social media sharing options among others. My only major gripe with Feedly has been its pricing strategy. It follows a subscription model and has applied it in such a way that you can never get away with using only the free version. Also, the pricing is a little bit on the higher side. You can read all about it by visiting this link. If you can get over this fact, you will enjoy using the app.
4. Tech News Tube
Tech News Tube is a simple app which lets you subscribe to different websites and deliver their content through its app. It is a pretty basic app but does well when it comes to extracting the feeds. One of the unique features of the app is that not only it shows you the written content of the articles, it also shows all the audio content published on the websites you follow. It also has an inbuilt dark mode. However, its strengths end here.
The biggest problem with this app is that when you tap on the article, it redirects you to the article website. There is no inbuilt parsing feature, which is available in apps like Feedly. Also, it is heavy on ads and cost a lot more than its worth to remove the ads. It’s an app which is better used as an information aggregator and not a reader.
Drippler will not strictly fall into the tech news app category, but still, we have included it in our list because it serves a very specific purpose and we think it will be helpful for our readers. While it does cover the latest news and trends in the technology industry, that’s not its primary function. The app’s main focus is to deliver you tips and tricks related to your mobile device, so that you can get the most out of it. I was surprised to see how quickly it recognised my phone’s model, its OS version and the network provider I am using. The app is easy to use but the UI does feel a little crowded. You should give this one a try if you like to discover new tips and tricks for your device. There’s no harm as it is completely free.