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[3-Must Apps List] Watchout, Neatly and Repix

This section will include the three applications which have been randomly selected and primarily which may end up satisfying three different needs of the users. As a short preface, I would say that today we have covered an application for the Twitter lovers, this application will give them a new interface and few more parameters to be busy with while tweeting on Twitter. Another application helps you to take a look at the 2 screen at the same time and this application is at-least really useful for me. The third one is an image editing tool (not the ordinary one).

App-#1 Neatly For Twitter

This application is for the Twitter lovers, most of the times when we enter the section of trends we do not get the trend topics of our interest. But this application will make sure that the trends which is really favorite to you should be attached to you all the time. You can also check the relationship between you and any of your followers or any other person at random. So, if that personal tweets usually about the same interest of yours then you can actually follow him.

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Moreover the new interface also looks pretty cool to me and change in the UI colors is always (once in a while). The only you might have to bear with is the rare of loading of the new tweets. I don’t follow much of the people so I don’t have any clue about it.

DownloadPlay Store | App Store (NA)

App-#2 Watchout

If you are really into the news articles all the time, then I am sure that while watching the TV shows or the movies you must be minimizing the episodes for a while and then checking the window. It may also happen that you are watching a wonderful movie and suddenly someone pings you for some urgent chat on your smartphone. This application will help you to do both the things at the same time and so you will not even have to pause the movie while chatting with your friends on your phone.

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A small section of your screen will be available for the real time camera footage by your smartphone. So, you will be able to watch your laptop from that section. Now, I know that there is not point of watching a good movie from that but hey!! That’s only for few minutes right (you can manage that) and look at the best part you will not have to pause the show and spoil the fun part.

DownloadPlay Store | App Store (NA)

App-#3 Repix

Now if you do not know much about the editing for the photos, then I will recommend not to use this application because there are other good alternatives available for you. This application is meant for pro (who are actually good at Photoshop) and can understand the meaning of all the effects that application provides. This application has good number of tools which can make slightest and perfect changes which are very difficult to differentiate by simple looking at it.

DownloadPlay Store | App Store

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List Of Live Weather Widgets for Android

Weather unarguably plays important role in our life. To cite an instance, our vacations depend on the climatic conditions. Obviously we every now and then turn to our phone for the required information. Since the very beginning i have been writing this down that what ever it is android doesn’t lack quality weather applications (for example Yahoo Weather app).

Adding some more variety to the way we access weather information, in this post we discuss some widgets that make your wallpaper live by displaying dynamic information. If you have been a regular android user, widgets wont be a Chinese term for you.

Clear Conditions HD

Clear Conditions HD is one of the most minimalistic looking Weather Widget for UCCW. However there is little catch here. You will need to install UCCW app prior for the best experience. Once you have installed the skin, just long press the home screen to create a widget. Next select uccw from the widget list. Thats it.

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Download: Android

cLock Weather Widget UCCW skin

cLock Weather Widget

This skin again uses UCCW and comes at a price of $1.5 (Rs 80.78).  The theme has some resemblance of cLock application from Cyanogen Mod 10.1. With this beautiful widget comes a included clock feature too.

Download: Android

Weather Clock Full

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We specifically liked the way information presented behind a minimalistic analog clock. Developer of the app claims this as lightweight in terms of apk size as well as data traffic too. Pretty useful for people who like to track the weather conditions of city located in different timezone.

Download: Android

Related: Yahoo Weather app also allows you to add predefined list of cities.

EZ Weather HD Forecast Free

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The app became our one of the favs since its previous update. Based on the HOLO interface, this beautiful widget is a must try.

Download: Android

Weather Screen

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This is specifically for people who love live wallpapers. It animates informations such as current weather, and time of the day with any chosen background and makes it dynamic. The app comes at a price of $2.99 but is worth it.

Download: Android

Similar Options

If none of the above has managed to impress you, you can give a try to Metro Clock and Weather Full. Weather+ is again another option if you like flip-clock fans. And still if you want additional information such as pressure, humidity, precipitation i would recommend Weather Live.

Conclusion

Widgets in android make any information easily consumable. They are quiet handy and carry potential to replace the functioning of a full fledged apps. Let us know in comments which widgets do you use and why?

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List of Best Apps For Scanning Documents on Android and iOS

It was just few years back when we scanning a document meant connecting a scanner first, then placing the document in the required orientation and then keeping the digital format in memorable format.

But just imagine the way offers have been now, where you either need to produce the previous bill number to avail the discount. Every time you went to home and instead snapping pictures of the cool gadgets you bought you had the urge to OCR the bills to your computers.

But thanks to the smartphone. (Are the really smart, i doubt) We don’t need to have so many steps. Instead we have now capable apps to do the job done uberly through camera. Here are top apps for scanning document on your Android and iOS smartphones.

Evernote

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Evernote has myriad of functions and note taking one of the primary one. Very few people know about the inbuilt feature of it to take pictures and store it as documents even PDF formats. Now how cool is that?

With in the note app, tap the plus-sign button and select Page Camera. There you go. The best part it you can scan multiple documents and then merge them into a single one.

Download: Android | iOS

Google Drive

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Google drive is another multi-utility app available for both android and iOS. Simply snap a document and it gets saved into your drive in the form of PDF. It will automatically (obviously) add the OCR so that its easily searchable in the drive.

Download: Android | iOS

Scanner Pro

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Unlike the two of the apps mentioned above, this app is a premium but at first glance looks like worth paying. The interface is clean and easy enough to operate. Once you have scanned the document, you can scan them directly to Dropbox, Evernote and Google Docs.

Download: Android | iOS

CamScanner

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CamScanner is another option if you wanted to turn your smartphone into an OCR scanner. The app lets you access documents from the web from its web interface www.camscanner.net where you can also edit file name, tags and other attributes of file.

Download: Android | iOS

TurboScan

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TurboScan is among those apps which deliver better performance with high image quality. If your main objective is about document scanning accuracy, and want documents to be crisper and clear, TurboScan is what you should get.

Download: iOS

Other Options

DocScanner is another option for iOS, Android and Mac users which offers a decent interface. The app also has the feature to detect the edges of the pages so this can be an addon.

Conclusion

If personally i would have to pick one, i would go with either with Google Drive or Evernote app. Not only because these are free to use, but also offer the best possible synchronisation on different devices. For a premium service, i have my reservations with Scanner Pro.

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List Of Alternative Apps For Gmail for Android

Google’s Android has some of the best apps of smartphone-verse. Maps, Drive, Gmail, just to name a few of them. Majority of them come from the maker Google itself. I am assuming there is a slight chance you might be fed up with its services and hence are looking out for some alternatives.

So here are five alternative apps for Gmail app for Android.

MailDroid

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MailDroid will be my first recommendation for anyone looking out for an alternative for Gmail. Its easy to use interface looks easing to eyes too. You can easily customize the connection settings to minimize you cellular data bills. Bookmarks allow you to quickly jump to your specified folder in the mailbox.

If spam is your headache, you can pay MailDroid few bucks and the app will do the rest for you.

Download: Android

K–9 Mail

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Apart from its ridiculous icon, everything else is powerful in terms of features. K–9 Mail can manage multiple accounts easily and automatically detects settings for new emails, like every other decent email application. You can enable split mode even on the smartphone in which you get to see more application interface.

You can also set up a “quiet time” in which the app won’t show any notification.

Download: Android

K-@ Mail Pro

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K-@ Mail Pro sports more streamlined and refined interface. Like K–9 Mail, it also supports “quiet time” feature. In addition, it also comes equipped with text to speech and lock screen notifications. The app has also its widgets which makes even seamless to be in connection with the mail box.

Download: Android

Emoze

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If you are looking out for a straightforward email application for your android, with abilities to remote wipe and data encryption abilities, Emoze is for you. It offers a unified inbox, a designated attachments folder and always-available push email.

Download: Android

Aqua Mail Pro

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The essential feature of Aqua Mail Pro is its integration with third party launcher apps such as Tasker, Nova Launcher and Apex Launcher Pro. In Aqua Mail Pro you can choose whether or not you want to automatically add a contact after you send off a message.

Aqual Mail Pro also features a Smart Inbox, which works like priority inbox of Gmail. But i doubt the feature would be as accurate as Gmail’s. Go for this app if you don’t want to struggle with the fiddle server settings of your email services.

Download: Android 

Similar Options

If you are looking for a full featured Exchange solution for Android, Touchdown (Exchange) For Android can be one option to give a try upon. The app has full support for Microsoft Activesync and Exchange Web Services.

Conclusions

So this was compiled list for the alternatives of email clients. All of these apps are already optimised to be used on tablets. Let us know your feedback regarding these in comments below.

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List Of Best Apps That Youth Should Not Miss This Festive Season

The festive season is on, and on must be your desires to own your favourite gadgets. We are buying gadgets like any time. The tyranny of choices cloud our buying decisions. Anyhow when we settle for the appropriate tablet or smartphone we reach out for our favourite softwares. And then choosing among the available is also not a walk in the park.

We experienced the same some time ago and we figured out some favourites meanwhile. Here are top applications that you should not miss this festive season.

Virtual World Teen Patti

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English people know it with the name “Flush”. Obviously its in digitalised format and can be either played with real players from any part of the earth or the bots itself. No, it doesn’t require your credit card which makes it secure and free at the same time. Whats more is you can also have live in-game chat as well as exchange gifts.

Download : Android 

Hike : For a Better Messaging Experience

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For messaging we have our own preferences but trying out a few worthy alternatives wont change the routine of the sun. Hike is one such alternative for messaging that truly deserves your attention. The big plus point of the app is that your recipient don’t necessarily have to be a hike user and still can get your messages.

Here is a detailed review of Hike Messenger.

Download : Android | iOS

Zomato Restaurant Finder App

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If you are not a foodie you are not enjoying your life as much. And in case if you are from normal (lazy) breed of men, you must be finding good restaurants to cater your stomach. I believe until now you must have been doing it through google maps but here is Zomato Resturant Finder App that wont leave you unsatisfied either. The app is location aware and recommends worthy restaurants around. Filters such as “open now” are of great use. They only limitation with the app is its reach. If you happen to be from little less known city dont expect much.

Download : Android | iOS

Allthecooks

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Like i mentioned earlier, if you are not having exotic foods all around you are not living life either. Allthecooks is an application that lets you discover your culinary skills with some additional experiments. The apps has more than 150 thousands of recipes and also features a vibrant community of apps.

Download : Android 

RunKeeper

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Being a foodies is one thing to enjoy life and keeping yourself healthy is another. The advantage with the later is that it comes with free of charge. If you are looking for a start, here is an app that will help you and keep you motivated. RunKeeper is a fitness and trainer app for your smartphone. It will track your runnings, walkings, cyclings, and hiking with awareness of your location.

Download : Android | iOS

Other Options

If you are looking for some great deals and discounts on products FlipKart and eBay recently released their apps for smartphone. Visiting them often will keep you aware of the on going deals and offers.

Conclusions

We presented you the list of just five applications buy certainly there are myriad of others available and mentioning each of them was going to be a boring affair. But you can spark the conversation in the comments below by letting us know which is your favourite app for the festive season.

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List of Apps to Take Notes on your Android Device

Anything you read stays in your mind for only a certain amount of time. Having said that i am still struggling to mingle the habit of every time taking notes while reading or thinking. Taking notes on the fly actually is one of the biggest productivity boosters. Your ideas are fluid until they are penned down.

Obviously not every time you can open a computer to pen down your ideas. So here are five applications for android to take down the notes on the fly.

Google Keep

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The application got me since its inception. I wrote about it earlier here. The application is very simple and robust at the same time. You can easily take a note in words, or as audio recording or as a quick snap. The recent additions include a to-do list also. If you have multiple accounts, you can also switch between them quite easily. The best part is, your notes are accessible via http://drive.google.com/keep which means you don’t need to install an additional application to access it anywhere. All you need is a web browser.

Download : Android

Evernote

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Evernote is like paragon of note taking applications on all the platforms be it Mac, iOS, Android, or even Windows. The cross syncing ability throughout the platform makes it even more insisting. I might prefer Google Keep for some light note taking but when it comes to serious work i turn to Evernote and nothing else. Its integration with your browser makes another compelling reason to make Evernote your default note taking application.

Download : Android

Papyrus

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Papyrus is another simple note taking application but with a difference. Instead typing, you enter notes either using an active pen or your finger. It automatically recognizes your handwriting. Once you have scribbled your notes you can export them to PDF as well. Like Evernote, in Papyrus too ou can organize notes within the notebooks. The app is still free and i recommend one to grab first before unprecedented happens.

Download : Android

OneNote

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This application by Microsoft for Android does deserve a place when we are talking about note taking applications. The note in OneNote gets automatically saved and synced in the cloud. The app perfectly suits people who have an android handheld and a windows computer.

Download : Android

Any.Do

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Any.Do is primarily a to-do application. But in addition it also has the less used feature which i sometimes use to take notes while adding my to-do. just tap the microphone icon while adding a new note and your note gets saved automatically. You can shake your device to remove a complete task. The app also comes with a handy Chrome extension.

Download : Android

Similar Options

If you still looking for some other alternatives, you should definitely give a try to Catch Notes. It does not require any registrations, and you can take notes, voice notes, or even reminders after logging in with your facebook account. And then there is Fetch Notes. If you love hashtags, the app is for you. Just type in any note and you can classify it with appropriate hashtags.

Conclusion

But the list does not end here. There are other noteworthy applications available such as Springpad, Lecture Notes, Note Anytime and many more. Let us know which application is your default one to take notes.

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Top Five Brain Teaser Apps for Android

Our brain is nothing but a kind of natural machinery. This natural machinery needs some tweaks and tasks to perform everyday. A mind can turn dull without any efforts and obviously no one wants that.

So today we bring out a list of five Android applications which makes your brain perform and perform under pressure. These applications for android tests you memory, your short term memory, your abilities to perform calculations and so on. We are starting with Brain Age Test Free.

Brain Age Test Free

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The popularity of this apps speaks in terms of the downloads. Clearly it is one of the top mind games available in the Play Store. The application is too simple and what it does is testing your short-term memory as well as brain age. You will be shown a bubbles with numbers in scribbled on it for a short period. Once they disappear you will have to tap those bubbles in terms of their ascending orders.

Go for this application if you are looking for a simple yet very addictive mind teaser app.

Platform : Android

Math Genius Brain Trainer

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Nothing comes close to maths when it comes to exercising your mind. Math Genius Trainer is a math brain puzzle game. You will be required to solve maths problem as logic puzzles. The app is again a very addictive one yet very simple to play.

Platform : Android

Brain Age Game

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The application particularly determines the age of your brain. You will have to remember the order of the appearing balls and tap in the same order. The app also lets you track your performances using graph and lets you watch your stats as you continue playing the game. It also has the feature to compare the scores among your friends and share on Facebook.

Platform : Android

Find Differences

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I bet you must have did this once in your childhood. The chid magazines in those days featured two almost similar pictures and you had to find the differences between them. The same thing could be enjoyed on your smartphone now. The free app has got more than million downloads.

Platform : Android

PowerVocab Vocabulary Word App

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PowerVocab Vocabulary Word App is our recommendation for someone looking out to boost their vocabulary skills. The app lets you conduct vocabulary tests where each word’s has got few options. In multiplayer mode lets you play with other live user. The app also features a handy dictionary.

Platform : Android

Other Alternatives

While these are our favourite brain teaser apps to try upon, apps like Riddles, Brain Teasers, Logic is also worth mentioning. The app has riddles in the categories like Brain Teasers, Funny Riddles, Logical Riddles, Math Riddles etc. Another light alternative for brain teasing can be Hard Brain Teasers.

Conclusion

So here we presented you few brain teaser and booster apps. Chances are we might have missed quite a few of them because they are available in myriads. Let us know in comments if you use any Brain Teaser apps.

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Three best Calculator Apps for iPhone

Whatever it is, Apple’s app store don’t lack calculator applications. But among around 500 available calculator apps, it would be a very hectic task for you to decide the best among them. Therefore we pick best three (which are also free) for you to use for your daily calculations. The choice is not limited just to the students but extends to professionals even.

1. MyScript Calculator

MyScript calculator by Vision Objects is one of the best calculator application a man without money can afford. The myScript calculator uses the best pointing device called your fingers for input.

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When you first launch the app, you will be presented a simple white board where you will feel lost for a moment. But try going ahead with writing anything (almost) mathematical on that screen and the app will recognise and convert it and solve it. You will find it nearly miracle when you draw a pie or a square root in the equation and it will solve it accurately.

Even trigonometric equations are solved at the eye blink speed. And you know whats more, you can input angle values in degrees as well as radians.

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MyScript app recognises every mathematical notation we use. i.e Square roots, multiplication, division, square, brackets etc. As a bonus you also get an option to share your solved equation via mail or other sharing apps.

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Download MyScript calculator | iTunes | Free

2. PCalc Lite

PCalc Lite is our second favourite app for calculations. Although the “Lite” version carries some less features than the complete (which is paid) app but still we found it fit for use in our dailies.

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The design of this scientific calculator application will please your eyes at first sight. When you use it in landscape mode automatically you will get more number of options to use from. Personally i found the Undo and redo options quite handy in some debugging problems. An excellent conversion feature for various aspects is also a bonus to the utility. Without forgetting to mention, the app also carries the predefined list of constants (like the value of G) which you use directly without having to refer somewhere else.

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Download PCalc Lite | iTunes | Free

3. Free Graphing Calculator

Free Graphing Calculator is an app for drawing (labeled) graphs from the equations quiet easily. The graphs formed act like an active image. That is you can pinch in and out to zoom and zoom out. Whats more is the calculator can even find roots and intersections.

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Apart from the Graphing capabilities the application carries also a scientific calculator accompanied by unit conversion abilities. The calculator includes permutations and combinations and even bell curves and CND. The unit converter is great for physics as it does the good job of converting acceleration, angle, area, pressure, speed etc. Like most of the other app the Free Graphing Calculator has constants for scientific calculations.

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Download Free Graphing Calculator | iTunes | Free

So this was a very brief description of the three best free calculator apps form our point of view. Let us know if you agree or disagree or use a different calculator app which scores over these. Help making calculations interesting.

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Android Apps That Remind For Birthday, Special Occasions in Your Life

Sometimes it is bound to happen that we miss wishing some of our friend’s birthday. And the next day we have to use the word “belated” in our wish which of course is awkward. If you are a Android phone user, here are few free apps that you might consider giving a try. These app will inform you prior to any even via notifications so that you never miss someone’s b’day again. So here are two better Android app for you that will work as a saviour (and these are free too.)

Contact +

While there are plethora of apps dedicated to providing solution to this similar problem, Contact+ is my favourite. It automatically syncs data from your phone contact and all other major social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Foursquare, and Google plus (and now Whats App too). It will list the birthday of the contact in Events and will inform you one week prior. With Contacts plus you will be able to send regular texts messages without having to switch to messaging app.

Contact Plus on Android
Basically Contact+ is a complete contact management app which gives you each and every option to add in a contact. You can even select special ringtone for a specific contact.

>>Download Contact+ From Play Store

Friends B’day Reminder

Friends b’day Reminder is another app worth considering. This is a very light weight application focused on simply reminding and wishing a b’day. That b’day wish might be a Tweet, or a Facebook Wall post or even an animated GIF image.
Friends B’day app syncs data from your Facebook account and you need to provide necessary permissions. It can also sync from phone contact b’day.

Birthday Reminder App

>> Download Friends b’day Reminder

Google Calendar

While these are the Apps that are worth trying, I think the Google calendar is also an extremely feasible option. All you need to have is getting used to it. Since Google Calendar is a cross platform app, it will sync events to all your devices including your windows and Mac machines.

 

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Top Rated iPhone Apps To Read News Global or Local

Recently I read an article on a newspaper that 40 percent readers have stopped subscribing newspapers at their home and most of these users are youth who use tech gizmos to cover every piece of information related to news, while they are on move.

There are lots of applications which can help you to get acquainted with the latest news around the world, but most of the apps cover only one news source. For example, NYTimes, this application will cover the news available on NYTimes only and moreover this app is free but after reading few articles you will have to pay a charge to read any further articles.

Today we will mention only those applications which will help you to cover the news from all of your favorite resources.

Apps to Use for News Reading

1. Pulse News

I still remember that this was my first application which I installed for news reading. While you start up with this application, you will have to add resource points, from where the fresh news will be collected. This application covers almost all the news points available on internet. You will not randomly search them by just typing their name in the search field, but you will go to a category and then scroll down the list to search them, if you do not find that source point then you will search them.
The only drawback with the app is its not-so-good User Interface.

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Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link 

2. Google Current

This application is also very similar to the above mentioned app. You will add the news source in the exactly similar way, the only difference is the way the news is displayed. In Google Current, news will be displayed in pages format, whereas in Pulse you will see that the news will be available on a page long enough to contain that news fully in it.
I am not quite familiar with current version but its previous used to crash again and again.

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Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link 

3. Flipboard

As far as UI is concerned this application rules, but this application is quite different from the application mentioned above. It describes itself as the social news magazine, so it will get synced to your social account like Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Facebook and many more and then it will display all the new updated related to your social account. It is like watching the news feeds of all the social accounts at a single point. Well as far as Facebook is concerned, Pulse can do the same.

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Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link 

4. Reeder

This application rules the chart as far as news collection is concerned (it is obviously a paid app), especially for the users who are Google Reader, Readability or Fever. You will add any of the used account in that application and then it will provide you all the resources added. Its UI is also pretty good, you will only have to click the news headlines and you will be taken to a short description. Now if you will tap it again then it will show you the website description of the page or if you will tap the readability icon ‘sofa’ icon then it will show you only the important content of the article. You can also transfer the article to pocket, Instapaper and many other reading accounts

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Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: $2.99 | Visit Apple Store Link 

5. Fluent news Reader

I have not seen much of this application on internet but it claims to cover the news from all the top news sources and also allows you to share them. Rest of all the features are covered by the application mentioned above.

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Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link 

Conclusion

All the applications mentioned above will help you to get the latest news and sharing of a news article to any of your social account is possible is all the applications mentioned above. There are other applications for news, but we have avoided the apps which are confined to only one news source.