The App: Summly
The Device: iPhone 4
The Price: Free
The Basics: New reader apps are a dime a dozen in the Apple app store. Virtually ever major news network worth listening to and newspaper worth reading have a mobile app available for your downloading pleasure and that’s before you dive into the great wide world or third party apps. If you want an app that collects news stories from various sources and compiles them in one place for you to enjoy, there are literally too many options to choose from. Outside of Angry Birds rip-offs, there may not be a larger subgenre of app. So what makes Summly so different? What will make it stand out in a crowded market? Is it anything special?
The Review: What’s most surprising about Summly is that it doesn’t offer anything I haven’t seen in a news reader app before…but it’s easily the best looking, most streamlined and most fun to use news reader app I’ve ever encountered.