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  • Last update: 17 Jan 2021
  • Version: 4.1.5
  • Size: 2.52M
  • Compatibility: 2.2 and up
  • Author: SmartNews, Inc.
  • Content rating: Teen
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  • Last update: 07 Dec 2020
  • Version: 4.1.6
  • Size: 27.4 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Author: SmartNews, Inc.
  • Content rating: You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Languages: English, Japanese
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SmartNews Review


Your news in one minute. Get the award-winning, addictively simple news app downloaded by over 18 million readers in 100+ countries!

SmartNews analyzes millions of articles every day to discover and deliver the top trending stories influencing the world right now.

Working directly with a large variety of media publishers, SmartNews provides a broad spectrum of topics and perspectives. Partners include: NBC News, Medium, USA Today, TIME, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Quartz, The Verge, VICE,, Reuters, AP, Perez Hilton, Fast Company and more.


Smart Mode --
Streamlined, clutter-free, and optimized for mobile readability.

Offline Reading --
Lightning fast load times fetch the news so you can read without an Internet connection.

Easy to Use --
Flip through categories and scroll articles with one finger. Our clean UI gets out of the way of your reading.

Customizable --
Set the categories you want, in the order you want. Add additional news channels for specific blogs, newspapers and magazines that matter to you.


“Very minimalistic and simple to use.”
- Paste

“With an interface that lets you browse headlines quickly, customize your channels and read the news offline, SmartNews is an excellent free alternative to other popular news apps.”

“Flick through the headlines, click on an article, and the text renders beautifully. Without Internet!”
- FastCompany


Awards and Recognition:
- Best of 2013 (Japan) - Apple
- Best App of the Year, 2013 (Japan) - Google


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SmartNews Version History

  • SmartNews v.4.1.0 for Android 2.2+ Nov. 26, 2016
  • SmartNews v.4.0.3 for Android 2.2+ Oct. 27, 2016
  • SmartNews v.4.0.2 for Android 2.2+ Oct. 26, 2016
  • SmartNews v.4.0.1 for Android 2.2+ Oct. 12, 2016
  • SmartNews v.4.0.0 for Android 2.2+ Oct. 10, 2016
  • SmartNews v.3.2.4 for Android 2.2+ Sep. 19, 2016
  • SmartNews v.3.2.3 for Android 2.2+ Sep. 04, 2016
  • SmartNews v.3.2.2 for Android 2.2+ Aug. 28, 2016
  • SmartNews v.3.2.1 for Android 2.2+ Aug. 09, 2016
  • SmartNews v.3.1.12 for Android 2.2+ Aug. 01, 2016
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1 Comment

  • B
    6 years ago
    All people want to know about events happening in the world fastly and objectively. Smartnews is program that meets these requirements. You can have information from many world news resources in one derivation.All people want to know about events happening in the world fastly and objectively. Smartnews is program that meets these requirements. You can have information from many world news resources in one derivation.After upgrading works good.Sometimes slows

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