7 Daily News Apps to Keep You Informed

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When it comes to daily news, gone are the days of flipping on the morning cable news as you get dressed for work or chug your cup of coffee. Instead, more and more people are turning to curated digital tools to stay informed.

Whether you want a quick summary of the top stories in global news or a more in-depth look at the day’s developments, there’s an app for you. Here are seven that are helping us make sense of the world—and get to work.

This sleek mobile app, which was recently relaunched under Marissa Mayer’s revitalization of Yahoo, delivers twice-daily definitive news summaries that are “all the news that’s fit to print.” Each summary includes key quote callouts, video clips from multiple reputable sources, Wikipedia excerpts and relevant maps. It’s an antidote to news overload and a handy way to keep tabs on what’s happening around the world before your day begins.

As part of its commitment to providing educational resources for students, the Yale Daily News publishes a wide variety of articles covering a variety of topics—including current events and politics, international news, business and technology. In addition, each article is accompanied by comprehension and critical thinking questions for students to answer. The newspaper also provides background and resource information for teachers to use in class.

Founded in 1878, The Daily News is the oldest college newspaper in the United States and serves the university communities of New Haven and Yale. In addition to the daily paper, the News publishes a weekly magazine, special issue editions of the paper, and various digital products. The News is financially and editorially independent of the university, but relys on alumni donations to fund its journalism and other operations.

The Daily Beast’s weekday Cheat Sheet delivers a roundup of must-reads from the cream of the journalistic crop (think Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reuters, and more). It’s delivered in your inbox with a brief summary and photo for each story and a link to the original if you’d like to dive deeper.

Another daily news option is Pulse, which fuses with LinkedIn and offers a personalized news stream based on your professional interests and the connections you share with other professionals. The free Android and iPhone app makes it easy to keep up with the latest from your industry, plus share news with colleagues before the workday even starts.