No matter the kind of news content that is important to you, there are several ways you can access news from your iPad. You don’t need to pay for newspapers or carry one around, just turn to these newsreaders and flip through pages on your iPad without stress.
You can also configure News with your preferences, so if you love sports, you can load it up with news from the NFL, NBA, MLB, etc.
Flipboard / News Readers and Digital Magazines For iPad
Apple News is great if you want to quickly scroll through articles and handpick what you want to read. But if you want that flip-through-the-paper feeling on your iPad, you can use Flipboard.
Flipboard started as a melding of your personal social media and articles derived from your social network feeds, but it has evolved into one of the best-curated news apps available on the iPad. The personal touch may be gone, but no app feels as much like flipping through a newspaper or magazine as Flipboard.
Similar to Apple News, you can pick out the topics that most interest you to create your own personalized newspaper. Flipboard also offers its own curated “Daily Edition.” It also has its own editions of major papers like the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Curated apps are great for getting the news, but what about the entire newspaper experience? The stock prices? The sports scores?
Few newspapers have done as good a job transforming themselves for the digital age as USA Today. The app is both streamlined and functional, allowing you to get a quick look at national news and your local weather. You also get a daily crossword puzzle and daily sudoku. This makes USA Today a great substitute for the newspaper’s place.
BuzzFeed / News Readers and Digital Magazines For iPad
And what about people who like to get their news from their Facebook feed? BuzzFeed is a popular site for that. It may not be the recommended site to find out the latest in world news or politics, but it’s the perfect place to get the latest news from your friends.
You can also get BuzzFeed’s version of a curated news app.
The CNN app is exceptionally good not by packing a bunch of news into the app, but by making access to that news so simple. It’s simple to scroll through articles to find something of interest, and the main feature of the app’s interface is the menu button in the upper-left corner that lets you choose different sections. And best of all, the app is lightning fast.
If you want to keep up with music news or find out more about the latest movies, MTV News is one of the best apps for it on the iPad. MTV News delivers entertainment news ranging from music to movies to celebrities. The cool part about this app is the home page, which is a collage of pictures without a bunch of words junking up the screen, allowing you to pick out your interest and read more about it.
ESPN / News Readers and Digital Magazines For iPad
There’s a lot to like about theScore, but one thing that puts ESPN over the edge as a sports news app is how much it packs into the app. When you open up theScore, you see a lot of unused real estate when you are not reading a story. ESPN puts that same screen space to use with a Twitter feed curating tweets about your favorite teams.
In most ways, the apps are similar. You can pick favorite sports and favorite teams to follow and they are both great at giving you a quick look at the day’s sporting news.