App - USA Today
Category: News & Magazines
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USA Today

By USA Today


The USA Today news app is the one and only national news app that lives up to the USA Today newspaper—the most widely circulated newspaper in the United States.

The Recapp Rating
4/5 Stars
  • Amazon App Store:
    /5 Stars
  • iTunes App Store:
    2.5/5 Stars
  • Google Play:
    4.3/5 Stars
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Turn back the clock to 1982. A colorful, feature-heavy, national print newspaper was introduced to the American pubic. It faced heavy scrutiny, critical bashing and a generally disinterested audience. Despite all that, it exploded. Fast forward to the present. USA Today has become the most successful national newspaper our country has ever seen. So what do they do for a second act? Introduce a solid little app, that's what.

Never before has a news source (and we've reviewed our fair share) been such a no-brainer to develop into an app. Just like the actual USA Today, the app is extremely colorful, cleverly captioned and loaded with stories told in USA Today's trademark small, digestible amounts. Use is, predictably, simple.

Once you download, you'll open it up and either allow push notifications or not. After you answer that little query, you're good to go. That's it. As easy as folding back that front page and continuing to page two. Swipe the screen to get to more stories, navigate to different segments using the section button on the top left, and watch videos posted on the daily pages. The app even offers you a clever little transparent tutorial when you open up new areas.

Want to know what the weather's going to be like in New York? Easy. You can click on the top right, get the time and temp, look at a precipitation map, even scroll over to the surrounding area. Curious whether the Bulls beat the Pacers last night? Navigate to Sports and pull down the NBA scoreboard. Looking for a fun getaway for the family? Click Travel and all of the typical USA Today stories are there for the reading. (Free for Android and iOS)

Reviewed: Mar 01, 2013 |

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