Top Android App: NYTimes
The NYTimes app for Android allows you to enjoy the award-winning journalism of The New York Times on your Android smartphone, free of charge. Thank you to Marc Klein for emailing us to suggest we share this app!
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 1.06MB
- Category: News & Weather
- Price: Free
- Overall Score: 4.5/5
The first great part about the NYTimes app is that it was built specifically for the Android platform. This is apparent in the drop-down menu (much like Android’s notification bar) which allows you to quickly choose a different section. Some of the available sections include Latest News and Video, Technology, Sports, Movies, Jobs, and more.
The app’s interface is very clean, staying true to the Times clear-cut black and white style. Swiping left/right will take you to the next/previous article in that section. Additionally, NYTimes has made it very simple to share articles through whichever medium you’d like; just hit the menu button to find all of your options. Also in the menu, you’ll find the ability to adjust the text size, depending on your reading preferences. On the bottom of the app, you’ll see the second information bar, which lets you know the last time the app was updated. Click the bar to manually refresh.
- Easy to read format
- Unique, fast video display
- Offline reading
Areas for improvement:
- Article loading time a little slow, even with WiFi
- Ability to customize favorite sections
Conclusion: Download if you’re looking for a quick news update app, without all of the extra options.
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