First up is the best news aggregation app I’ve ever used: Winno
Note: iOS only.
Their homepage explains the product best:
Get key updates to stories you care about in one place, live. Written, curated, and fact-checked by humans.
I’m a subscriber to the New York Times & Wall Street Journal, but I can’t stand being bombarded by “breaking news alerts” that just…aren’t “breaking news”.
I want a balance between:
- Being informed about the world
- Not feeling overwhelmed
Winno delivers on both in spades. You’ll get alert push notifications for truly important, breaking news, and a simple badge update for lower priority updates.
The setup is easy: you simply select from the ~30 topics you’d like to follow. Winno then notifies you actively for critical news and passively for regular updates related to topics you care about.
I feel informed without being overwhelmed: exactly what I want. Winno is the only news app on my phone that has notifications turned on.