Zite is like having your own magazine, full of sto-
ries you want to read. Once users pick their
favourite news sections, Zite packages it in an
easy-to-read format. Users can easily flip through
the sections by clicking the tabs on the right.
However, instead of giving the story in full, Zite
just gives a teaser in the app and opens the source
website if users want to read the full story.
However, they can share the item or save it for fu-
ture use with the app. With each story, the app
keeps asking if you like more items about the
same topic or from the same source, which is good.
This is a pure news app, so no Twitter feeds or
Facebook wall-posts here.
News 360 (Free)
ipad, Android, Windows, Playbook
This app presents a 360 degree view of news by giving
various angles to the story from different sources. The
app knows what you like through preferences of your
Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as reading
habits, and uses semantic analysis to shortlist news
items that fit the bill. Flipping through sources is as
easy as clicking on different tabs on top of the item.
The app also lets users add categories of their own
with customised sources. It also has the option of sav-
ing webpages for offline reading, as well on the cloud
through Evernote. There is also a 360-degree view of
the top pictures of the day, letting you read the story
behind it by just clicking on a picture.