Developer: Josh Williams
Price: $0.99
Version: 1.0
App Reviewed on: iPad

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★☆☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★½☆
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Breaking news seems to change by the minute these days. In fact, in the time it took to close the app and fire up MS Word for this review, two more news stories showed up. This can cause all kinds of havoc on news readers, inboxes, and your sanity. Yet one of the most popular internet news sources has your sanity in mind. Drudge Report Pro is here to help keep you sane in this flood of information.

Drudge Report Pro does only one thing: it brings your breaking news as it finds its way to the internet. Open the app and it quickly goes out and pulls down all the latest headlines. These headlines are displayed in an easy to read single column. Tap on a story that interests you and the webpage is retrieved right in the app. Normal pinch and zoom features help keep readability easy. The whole process is quick and painless.

A few more features sweeten the pot a bit. Do not feel like reading the story in the app; just have the app send the link to Safari for easier viewing. You can also email links to people who maybe interested in the story. Lastly, there are also YouTube videos that you can watch right in the app. The best feature of all is the lack of ads.

The biggest downfall here is that you are locked into what Drudge Report is feeding you. There is no option to add in any other news feeds or sources. Granted there is an abundance of new here, it would be nice to add in even just ten RSS feeds to help round out the package.

If the Drudge Report is your primary source for breaking news, then this app should definitely make its way to your must look at list. You can give many of the various free versions a spin, but the ease of use and quickness of this app make this well worth the $0.99.

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