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5 News Apps to Read Now That NYT Now Is Kaput


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It was announced on August 18 that The New York Times would be “retiring” its mobile app, NYT Now. It can’t be downloaded anymore (as of August 29), and it will cease to provide any news come September. This means that the 257,000 unique daily users that it averaged over the last three months are in the market for another news app. That’s where we come in.

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Flipboard
Flipboard aggregates all the news sources you choose — from The New York Times to CNN and Wired — in one place. You can also follow Twitter hashtags or handles there as well.
iOS: Free | Android: Free

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The New Yorker Today
This is exactly what NYT Now was, except for The New Yorker.
iOS: Free

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Feedly
Flipboard is more of a visual feed. Feedly, on the other hand, is more streamlined for news. Just select your favorited news outlets, and all their latest stories will funnel into one easily digestible feed.
iOS: Free | Android: Free

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SmartNews
This app allows readers to quickly scan headlines from all outlets. It’s simple, minimalistic and you can load and read articles without an Internet connection.
iOS: Free | Android: Free

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Reddit
If you’re already adept at navigating the discussions and myriad memes on Reddit, this app is a no-brainer.
iOS: Free | Android: Free

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