Favorite iPad News Apps May 2010

May 7, 2010

These are my current favorite news applications for the iPad as of May 2010.

USA TODAY for iPad

Great interface, all four sections, photos of the day are superb, supports Twitter sharing. Currently doesn’t offer customization


Fluent News Reader – Free Online News App for Current Events, Breaking US News and World Headlines

Aggregates news from multiple sources, supports Twitter sharing, can customize with sections/topics of interest.


NPR for iPad

Great interface, easy to navigate multiple channels and topics, supports sharing via Twitter.


BBC News

Great to get the BBC’s British and non/US-centric view of news, supports some customization of followed topics, supports Twitter sharing.


AP News

Has a unique “floating articles” interface, uses location for localized weather, supports Twitter sharing


The Wall Street Journal – Mobile

Although it’s created to encourage $4 per WEEK commercial subscriptions, the free version permits access to the current day’s newspaper and updated articles. Watchlists can be created. Does NOT support Twitter sharing, can just email. Requires account creation and login. Many articles LOCKED for non-subscribers.


NYTimes for iPad – Breaking Local, National & World News

Limited access currently to NYT articles, is free tho. Disappointment compared to iPhone version. No Twitter sharing, can email.


Reuters Galleries

Phenomenal image galleries on the iPad, really a superb way to visually process current events. Love this app.


The Weather Channel App for iPad – best local forecast, radar map, and storm tracking

Large formatted maps with radar are great, especially in tornado country in the spring. Can select specific locations to follow.


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