Circa News is a free app devoted to delivering easy-to-read short news articles for you to get your daily information digest on your mobile. It is specially aimed for those who look for bite-size pieces of news, reading them on the go. Its dynamics are quite simple: it consists of breaking news down into brief stories that get expanded or updated as the event unfolds. Push notifications or vibration are the ways of being alerted of their publication.
It delivers easy-to-read short news articles for you to get your daily information digest on your mobile
This app’s success does not only rely on its content optimization for mobile screens, but also for its to-the-point coverage. However, Circa News does not forget about those people who want to read more in-depth articles, which is why it gives users the chance to feel free to go to the full story linked from the summary. Nevertheless, some users have criticized the reduced language support and claim that they would appreciate having some filters to get the news that fits in with their interests.
Once you are done with the download and setup process of Circa News, you will soon realize it is really simple to use. First of all you should know that you do not need an account to get started. You can decide whether to log in with your email address, Facebook or Google+ account. Just type your username and password and you are in. Circa News is divided into six different sections: US News, Worldwide Headlines, Politics, Technology, Science and Health. In each one, stories are organized by date.
In Circa News, each news entry is known as a storyline. It includes facts, quotes, images and videos from various sources, as well as related stories and citations (at the bottom of each storyline) that allow you to do your own fact-checking. Every read story will be marked in grey, for you to know at a glance how much you have left to read, and what you have already read. If you want to receive alerts when a change or update is made on a particular piece of news, then tap on “Follow”. You will receive notifications or your mobile will vibrate, depending on your preferences, when an edit or additional content is made available.
Circa News 2.1.2 Features
The unique features of Circa News are:
- Six sections: US News, Worldwide Headlines, Politics, Technology, Science and Health
- Stories are organized chronologically
- Storylines include facts, quotes, photos, videos and access to related stories and citations
- Breaking news, up-to-the-minute alerts (push notifications) and vibration to be notified of updates and developments
- Gestural-based controls
- Offline mode (for iOS only)
- Ability to share content through other apps, via email, messages or through Facebook or Twitter
- Grey highlighter to indicate already-read stories for easier identification
- Home screen news widget (for Android only)
If you want to read more information about Circa News before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s site.
The minimum system requirements to correctly download and install Circa News are listed below:
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or later
- iOS 6.0 or later
- Compatible with iPhone, iPad or iPod touch