5 Free iPhone News Apps Worth Installing

By | April 23, 2010

One of the best uses of your iPhone or iPod Touch is to stay on top of the latest news. There are dozens of decent news Apps out there, but here are some of the best.

The Huffington Post is my preferred source of news. It is my homepage on my computer and the App is on the upper left hand corner of my home screen. The App itself delivers virtually everything the website does in a clean, straightforward manner and is easy to navigate. [iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad Compatible]

Digg‘s official iPhone App truly is the definitive App for access to Digg. There have been plenty of unofficial Apps in the past, but this one renders the rest obsolete. Aside from not being able to display sites with Flash (Can’t blame Digg for that one), the interface is almost better than the actual website. [iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad Compatible]

Mashable, for those not familiar with the website, is the premier news blog for anything pertaining to Web 2.0 or Social Media. Their official App offers all of the content that their website does with a clean interface. It even offers push notifications when new content is available. [iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad Compatible]

AP Mobile was probably the first widely installed news App for the iPhone. The interface isn’t as polished as the newer Apps listed above, but the content makes up for it. As “the world’s oldest and largest newsgathering organization”, the free content provided in the App is worth having at your fingertips. [iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad Compatible]

Public Radio Tuner is the only audio App on this list, but is nonetheless a must-have. More than simply news, it offers live streaming of just about any NPR affiliate station throughout the country as well as on-demand playback of many of their most popular syndicated programs. [iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad Compatible]

Honorable Mention:
The Onion uses a layout very similar to The Huffington Post’s App and truly is “America’s Finest News Source”. Only problem? The news is made up. As the premier newspaper devoted to reporting you the latest fake news, The Onion is always good for a laugh and definitely worth installing. [iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad Compatible]

Do you love a news app you don’t see in our list? Leave a comment and let us know about it.

  • http://www.fairytailstream.com Fairy tail episode 29

    the ONION should be up there.

    Am surprised that you but Digg there, I just can’t image a lot of people digging on there iphone maybe Ipads. but not Iphone/Ipods

  • http://www.chailife.com/ Evan

    Honestly, you should check out the Digg app. It’s really great.

  • http://www.midnightgamer.com Cartoon Games

    I’ll definitely add the Digg app, I’ve been waiting for one for quite a while.

  • http://www.vattal.com/ Michael

    Am going to add the digg app. Thanks for share this.

  • http://www.mygadgetplanet.com Pankaj

    Well, I only use two of them in my phone. now don’t ask which ones :)

    BTW, there are millions of iPhone apps in different categories and finding the best of them can be a tough task.

  • http://www.fairytailstream.com/ Fairy tail episode 49

    Tried digg’ wasn’t bad but can’t compare to stumbleupoun. Digg is great for “news” sites though I hear