This app is very simple and with a bunch of different news sources. Also they recently added comments so there's that. Update: the app will not show any pictures. The pictures include the headlines so I cannot tell what story I'm clicking on until I open the story. After the story is open, or in the main feed for that matter the only pictures I get are for ads. So at least I can avoid them much easier now. Now to start looking for a new news app.
Used to be my go-to news app...now too many intrusive ads
I’ve been a Newser website and app fan for years and told countless people about Newser...however, no more. Their app used to be streamlined with appropriate ads between news story paragraphs. Now when I open the app and click on a story, I’m either redirected to the App Store to download something, or I get a pop up full screen video (this time it’s just a video of a dog looking around...really). The developer response is that ‘these ads are not sanctioned’...that’s nonsense. I can’t blame Nwerser like many other news publishers or aggregates who are struggling to pull revenue in with advertisements - so of course they’re sanctioned - the Newser app team just hasn’t been able to roll them out effectively or is sloppy in their product testing. I keep trying to give the Newser app the benefit of the doubt because the developers seem to respond to comments and feedback...but the issues just seem to return again and again. Thank you for the years of an outstanding product, Newser. Unfortunately (and for some time now), that is no longer the case.
I met someone who worked for newser on a flight to Austin 3-4 four years ago and have been using it since. Just deleted it because it keeps opening the App Store to try and get me to download something related to an ad. I don't like being forced to view ads but it was a great app otherwise. I don't know the intricacies of ads but I'm sure they're necessary to stay in business so I'm not upset at them. Thank you to the newser team for years of great bite sized news updates. Couldn't give it anything less than 5 stars because up until now the app was great.
I’ve been using Newser for years to get my news fast. I periodically try other news apps but Newser is still my #1 go to news app. Tip: turn on your notification “badge” and it will show you the number of new articles since you last used the app. This badge counter saves me time since I don’t have to open the app to check for new articles, and it also serves to alert me to new news. It’s free, give it a try!
Hoping someone from Newser actually sees this.. I have been using the app daily for years and love it! However recently it has changed such that when I click a link to a different story within one on the app it redirects me to safari to read the next story instead of staying in the app! Guessing this is a ploy to make more ad money but it is very inconvenient and leaves me with far too many open pages on safari. Obnoxious! Please fix this problem to the way it was before and keep me in the app! Thanks
This app is awesome- no invasive ads, no tech issues, can get back to cruising through lots of stores in very little time. Switched over due to a "winning prize ad" constantly taking over my iPhone safari browser when using from the weekly email. Highly recommend this news app.
I love the ease of using this app! I can easily sort through the latest stories and it even shows how many stories have been added since I last opened it. I also love that the number of stories appears highlighted on my app. This is a great help to be able to ensure I can easily catch up with the latest. Thanks Newser!
I loved this app for several years, but today I started getting pop up videos that repeatedly returned after closing and restarting the app. I thought it was an issue on my end, but after I restarted my phone and opened the app, the vids returned after visiting one story. Look, I get it...this is a free app and advertising pays the bills. Incessant pop up adds, however, ruin the use of the app itself, which gets it deleted from my phone, which means no clicks or eyes on the ads anyway. Thank you for years of good performance, but at this point I’m out.
Couldn’t ask for more. Advertisements are easily overlooked. Plus, refresh times are on the look. The ability to rate each article is a bonus to let you know how other Newser readers stand. I only wish there were other options of emotions. The ability to change to hard contrast is a gift to eyes BALLEN
I stopped visiting Newser's desktop site thanks to obtrusive, obnoxious advertising, but now the ads in the app have gotten out of control. Even if I haven't clicked on any links/ads, opening a story will force the App Store to launch to download some app - multiple times! Compounded by their often clockbaity headlines, I just don't see the appeal in Newser anymore. I'm moving on and encourage you to do so as well.
They used to have some problems with ads as the previous reviews mentioned but they have since solved the problem. With that fixed I’d say this is a great app and a smart way to get news and stay informed.
I’m not sure why this app has so many negative reviews. This is my go to news app. Great summaries of all the important stories. Reading the news on this app will jell you up to date on everything that happening in the world. Recommended!
I’ve been using Newser for many years, like 5-7 I bet. But they haven’t updated the app in years, and it is now failing to load stories at least 75% of the time. Just errors out. It’s time for me to move on to a different app. I really appreciated the variety and simplicity of Newser, and I think the concept was solid. But it’s just not working and it’s not up with the times.
I have used and loved this app for years. Recently the app has changed so that when I click on a story to read and want to go back to the home list, it takes me to the first story instead of where I left off reading. Very frustrating!!
I’ve had Newser for years. It is the perfect go-to for up-to-the-minute headlines with brief summaries. I find breaking news there before it shows up on the cnn or Washington post apps. It can be buggy but it’s such a useful resource I don’t care.
Every version of this app has been buggy, but the latest is the worst. Sometimes it can't even connect to populate articles. Often the article photo on the main page is blank with only weird text. I often have to uninstall and reinstall just to post a comment. Links in comments don't work and I can't even see the whole link to copy and paste it. What on Earth, Newser?
I actually love the concept and have used Newser for years. But frustratingly, New stories are hidden behind images and headlines of sometimes 6 month old stories. I’ve tried everything, uninstalling, clearing catches and cookies. But princes Mako and other old story images with their headlines are on the front page with new stories behind them. And my iPad Pro is new.
I used this app for way too long (2ish years). I like the idea behind this app, but the app itself is terrible. The writing is not great. There are frequent typos, and the syntax and word choice are poor. The app is always crashing. I finally uninstalled it after a 5 second video clip kept popping up every 2 seconds and crashing the app. Do not recommend.
I've been using this app for years. You've had your ups and downs, but lately there's been a bug and no fix for a while. The pictures on the main feed aren't loading, so I get a nearly blank screen. If I click on the nothingness, it will direct me to a news story, but again without loaded pictures. Please fix.
This used to be a great news app, until they added a comment section for trolls to argue about nonsense, and added the most annoying apps (e.g. one that sounds like the most horribly ear piercing alarm at full volume, another that posts popups about viruses, etc...) After having this app for several years and enjoying the content, it’s now been deleted.
the app can be glitchy but overall, its fine - my biggest issue is whenever im scrolling on it at work, it turns off my music i play in my business so i'm constantly checking to make sure the music is playing when im on little breaks. im assuming its from the ads but im not sure - its really annoying & i basically cant use the app when im working.
I have been a long time user of Newser but its most recent version, or perhaps it’s because I switched to an iPhone 13 pro, locks up frequently. It locks up the entire phone. I have reinstalled the app twice but the problem continues.
I used to love this app. Now it is non stop ads and redirects to the App Store, even when you don't click on the ad. The stream also freezes or glitches at the ads so you inadvertently click on them. The app has become unusable. I hope an update resolves it.
Use to be a greats source for news. They offered a lot of unusual stories but now seem to be pandering to the left side of news. Seems like they primarily report on conservatives and republicans. As of today, the Hilary Clinton scandal, should be the biggest news but nada.
I used to love this app until it started randomly opening the App Store on its own. Pretty frustrating to be reading an article and then the App Store magically appears. I'm deleting it until this is fixed Update: I reinstalled the app since I like the premise of Newser. Recently, though, I am getting a pop up of a puppy every time I open a story. I’m officially done with this P.O.S.
This used to be a 5 star app for me that was my go-to for catching up on the daily news. Now, however, they have started pushing pop up video ads that you can't exit out of. Truly obnoxious user experience now.
The app and the overall idea of a shortened news aggregator is awesome. Their spin on the stories is beyond leaning to a liberal, Republican hating stance and a full on display of misleading storytelling. Take everything you read here as fictional or opinion.
UPDATE: SPANISH ADS CONSTANTLY!! Dumping Newser So all the news I read are written in ENGLISH. ALL THE ADS ARE IN SPANISH!! I don't want to see ads in a foreign language. I guess since I live in San Antonio you assume I'm Hispanic and speak Spanish?! If so, the entire app should be in Spanish. You should make an app that targets the Latino populous. Signed, Oda Ley
Newser makes it easy to read less and know more: Our stories are brief – usually two paragraphs that tell you all you need to know about the day’s most important and interesting news. Too busy for that? We get it. Our grid format gives you a simple way to scan the day’s headlines and stay informed.