Technology

Circa Gathers All the News Fit to Tweet

Mobile apps are a dime a dozen. How do you filter out apps worth downloading? KCB’s trusty tech geeks have a weekly recommendation.

This week: Circa News.

For news junkies who don’t have the time or patience to be continually glued to their phones, Circa is your daily dose wrapped up to go. Rated one of the best apps of 2013 by both Google and Apple, Circa News is the most mobile-friendly and concise of its kind, thoroughly condensing breaking news stories and providing only the most pertinent, updated facts. It includes standard news app features like social media sharing options and push notifications alerting users of breaking stories, although Circa’s creators purposefully limit notifications to only truly significant developments.

Real live editors scour for every bit of available information on a specific story and deliberately don’t rely on social media sources. To stay informed on a specific topic, Circa lets users “follow” particular stories. This function is especially helpful as it allows for customization of the information a user receives. Every paragraph of a Circa article is dedicated to a specific idea, making it ideal for mobile viewing and easy to skim when needed.

Best of all, it’s free for both iOS and Android.

- Lindsey Kennedy