Download News Reader - Best Software & Apps

  • BBC News

    5.5.0.97

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    BBC News

    9
    19 votes
    • PROS: Global news source, Regularly, quality updates
    • CONS: Some technical issues reported by some users
  • PushBullet

    1.5.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    A Simple App that Makes Managing Notifications Across Devices Easy

    7
    68 votes
    • PROS: RSS feed-like ‘channels’, Free service
    • CONS: End-to-end encryption is not default, Premium plan is a bit expensive
  • Feedly

    (Firefox) 16.0.528.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

    Give Firefox a personalized magazine home page.

    6
    18 votes
    • PROS: Highly personalized, Integrates with Google, Twitter and more
    • CONS: Needs time to set up well
  • Fox News

    2.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Excellent Software to Watch Fair and Balanced News

    4
    3 votes
    • PROS: Fox News is one of the largest and most respected news networks, Users can customise their viewing experience to enjoy more relevant content
    • CONS: All clients will have to pay to use this application, Some have complained that recent updates seem to slow down loading times
  • Flipboard

    4.2.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Windows Phone

    Read the web like a magazine

    8
    26 votes
    • PROS: Personalized content, Easy to use, Connect social networks
    • CONS: Problems with the widget
  • Inoreader

    6.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Web Apps

    Read curated blog content with Inoreader

    8
    3 votes
    • PROS: Simple, minimal interface, Useful active search feature, Unlimited feed subscriptions, Easy sharing with other apps
    • CONS: Not all features available in free version
  • USA TODAY

    5.16.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows

    The nation's news on your Android phone

    7
    3 votes
    • PROS: Well organized user interface, Lots of interesting sections, Weather app, Photos of the day
    • CONS: Weak scores section, No text resizing
  • Ginger

    1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    a web based rss news reader

    -
    No votes yet
    • Free Agent

      3.3.846

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An excellent news reader on the Internet

      7
      12 votes
      • WebCopier

        Pro 4.4.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac
        Pocket PC

        Download complete websites

        7
        27 votes
        • QuiteRSS

          0.13.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Cross-platform RSS/Atom feed reader (Open-source)

          9
          6 votes
          • Share to Speech

            Release 71

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Voice & MP3 a just click away

            8
            4 votes
            • gReader

              4.3.1

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Android

              News and podcasts in an excellent RSS reader

              10
              2 votes
              • PROS: Offline reading mode
              • CONS: Nothing of note
            • News Explorer

              1.8.14

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Mac

              A Complete, Feature-Rich News Reader App

              -
              No votes yet
              • PROS: Clean user interface, High-speed, built-in Atom and RSS engine, Works with podcast RSS feeds, Extremely customizable and syncs wonderfully
              • CONS: Notifications don’t offer a lot of control, Takes some reviewing to understand the various options, Randomly freezes, Doesn’t play embedded videos within the article
            • The Old Reader

              Varies with device

              License
              free
              Platform
              Web Apps

              Free App for News Lovers

              -
              No votes yet
              • PROS: Ability to share posts through social media, More than a dozen languages available
              • CONS: The design is rather busy, Easy to miss certain posts
            • Omea Reader

              2.2.1

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Free and easy RSS and NNTP news reader

              5
              3 votes
              • FreshRSS

                Varies with device

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                A powerful, self-hostable and free feed aggregator

                -
                No votes yet
                • PROS: The interface is well designed and intuitive, It can handle over 100K without a problem
                • CONS: Some users will not know how to self-host their own RSS Feed, It is more useful for hardcore users rather than occasional feed junkies
              • Feedspot

                Varies with device

                License
                free
                Platform
                Web Apps

                Read All The Best Blogs In One Place

                -
                No votes yet
                • PROS: Interesting options, Useful features
                • CONS: Limited options, Some slowness
              • Times Reader

                Beta 2.0

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Mac
                Windows

                Read the New York Times on your Mac desktop

                7
                1 vote
                • PROS: Updated regularly, Easy on the eye, Search function
                • CONS: Requires Adobe Air, Searches only go back 7 days, A lot of content restricted to subscribers
              • Claws Mail

                Varies with device

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Free email client system

                -
                No votes yet
                • PROS: Ability to import limitless different email accounts, Configurable according to requirements
                • CONS: Looks rather dated, Requires a lot of tweaking
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