4 Offbeat News Apps to Spice Up Your Morning Reads

If you’ve been snowed in all week, you’re probably tired of staring at your computer or your phone, reading the news from the same sources in the same formats.

Even if you’re not snowed in, a new way to get your morning dose of what’s going on is always welcome, right?

We found four apps giving you the content you need in a variety of ways so that you can find the one that fits your routine and style perfectly. Enjoy on the couch with a fire blaring and a cup of tea, at the gym, or during your daily commute.



Sometimes listening to the news is easier than reading it. With AGOGO, you can listen to news casts, entertainment updates, music, sports and tons of other topics. It’s integrated with radio stations, TV shows, and apps like Spotify and Rdio so you’ll never miss an episode or song. AGOGO is available on iTunes and Google Play free.


Timeline calls itself a contextual news source. Rather than aggregating information from other sources like most readers, Timeline.com has its own editorial team that creates content and shows the history and helpful other information on the topic you’re reading about. TImeline is available on iTunes free.

NowThis News

NowThis News is a mobile-first platform, covering the top news in short, digestable videos. These are put together by their editorial team with overlaid contextual info about the stories. You can get a quick, visual catch-up of your day in a snap. NowThis News is available on iTunes and Google Play free.


Inside also has a team of news curators who break down the top stories of the day/hour/minute into digestable pieces that you can browse through on the treadmill or while grabbing a coffee. The app features a Top 100 stories feed so that you can see what’s “trending” in the international news. Inside is available on iTunes and Google Play free.