Here’s a cool app that brings together all the news sources that matter into one convenient, super easy to use, news app. News Addict, by TapMode gives you one touch access to 41 of the most relevant news sites and aggregates them into an extremely clean and user friendly interface. Why mess around with creating a ton of bookmarks or opening eight concurrent Safari windows when you can access 41 of your favorite news sites with a single touch? Makes sense to me.
With News Addict, picking and viewing your favorite news site is as simple as scrolling through a single page and touching the one you want. You can choose from a wide variety of major news sources including all of the major newspapers, magazines, television channels, and web resources (The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Fox News Channel, CNN, Yahoo, Digg, and on and on and on). It’s jam packed with every resource that matters to a news junkie.
In addition to one-stop-shop access to all the best news sources, News Addict also provides some additional benefits that give it a leg up over using a standard browser. Depending on your viewing preference it supports both portrait and landscape viewing (nothing new or revolutionary here). While reading you get to see 25% more area than when viewing the same site in Safari (nice). News Addict also allows you to hide the full navigation bar and options menu so 100% of your iPhone screen can be pure news reading bliss (double nice). While hidden you can navigate back to a previous page just by touching the bottom left hand corner of the screen (ding ding ding). To invoke the full menu all you have to do is touch the small tab in the bottom right of the screen.
Another great feature recently added to News Addict is Tilt Scrolling. If you ever get tired of swiping your finger to progress down the page you can activate the Tilt Scrolling feature and simply angle your iPhone to scroll down or up a page. To ensure that you can choose the perfect angle for Tilt Scrolling, News Addict allows you to callibrate the app with a single touch. To callibrate you just hold the app at your preferred reading angle and then press the callibrate button. That’ll essentially be your ground zero. From there all you have to do is tilt your iPhone slightly forward or slightly backward to scroll up and down a page. I love this feature. It allows me to be even lazier while reading!
All in all I really like News Addict. It’s a super simple app that’s not laden with gobs and gobs of bells and whistles that requires a tech savvy user to operate. For people who use their iPhone to stay on top of the latest news, and typically do so by accessing multiple different popular news sites, News Addict without a doubt simplifies their daily routine. Just open, touch, read, and tilt and you’re soaking up the latest news with the least amount of effort possible. How lovely is that! If you’re obsessed with the news, and use your iPhone to consume it, then you should definitely check out News Addict.
Version Reviewed: 1.2
Requirements: iPhone or iPod Touch; iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later
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