Reading the newspaper? A pain, if you ask me; I never mastered the art of folding back all those bulky pages. Online? Now we’re talking. But while I keep up to date on the news mainly through Google Reader and email subscriptions, sometimes I do want a broader sampling…and that’s usually where iPhone news apps come in. News apps are nothing new to the App Store, and there are plenty of good ones out there. Now, however, News360 is joining the fray, and it looks rather promising.
News360 is a new, free app that aims to make reading the news easier than ever. Articles are aggregated from hundreds of sources, giving readers access to a large volume of news all funneled into a single, easily browsable stream. But instead of simply repeating articles, News360 spins redundancy to its advantage by grouping articles on the same topic, so that you can read multiple takes on the same event (I suppose that’s where the 360 comes from?).
Other features include the ability to tailor news to your preferences, so that you get more local content; quick sharing capabilities (email, Facebook, Twitter); and the slick interface, which makes it easy to browse the news and includes plenty of vibrant photos from News360′s varied sources. The most notable feature, however, is definitely the way that News360 gathers all articles on a single news object and lets you read the different takes. (It gathers the pictures, too!)
News360 is now available on the App Store…for free, so if you want to check it out, head on over to iTunes!