For many people, their day wouldn’t start unless they have read the latest news. There was a time when we had to rely only on newspaper to get the dose of the news in the morning. However, news has found the digital way and is now available right on the screen of your smartphone.
One way to read the news is to access the app or website of the source. However, if you like to read the news from multiple sources, this could be pretty inconvenient and time-consuming. What if there was an app that could bring news from various sources to one screen? Wouldn’t it make things easier for you?
Dr. News is one such news app that gives you access to news from various categories and sources at one place. It is a fairly new app so you may not have heard of it yet; but, it surely is worth a try. Let’s take a look!
Top Features of Dr. News
Various News Categories
If you are someone who likes to stay up to date with the latest News, you will also want the news to be presented to you in an orderly and organized fashion. What good is the news app if it doesn’t make it easy for you to access the news of your choice? The good ‘news’ is, that Dr. News organizes the news in various categories so that you can conveniently find what you are looking for. There are categories for politics, fashion, food, tech, entertainment, movies, sports and more. Dr. News also brings the news from the reliable and trusted sources such as Guardian, Rolling Stone and TMZ. The new sources are also getting added quite consistently.
Popular Photos And Videos
Dr. News doesn’t always present the news in the traditional way. For many, the recently trending and viral photos and videos are also some news. The app developers have kept that in mind. This is why there is a separate section for the viral videos and popular pictures from all over the web. You can also see some really entertaining GIF images. This makes this news app all the more fun.
Offline Mode; Smart Mode; Text Mode
You may not always be online (or you may not always ‘want’ to be online). Sometimes, you may want to have quick access to the News content without having to go online or search it on the web. Or perhaps, there could be some content you may want to access frequently without having to incur data usage. There is the smart offline mode that allows you to download content on your phone so that you can access it whenever you want.
If your internet connection is slow, the app also has the Smart Mode. This mode allows you to view the pictures and some content quickly. The Text Mode, as you may have already guessed, lets you view the content only with text and no pictures. This way it loads faster.
Are you only interested in news related to politics? Do you think that the gossips from the tinsel town irritate you? The good thing is that Dr. News allows you to customize what you see and what you don’t see. In the Customization section you can choose the categories from which you wish to receive the news content on your app screen; everything else will get filtered out. Also, if you want to see the news only from the particular sources, you can subscribe to your favorite ones on the app.
Layout And User Interface
It is extremely important for a news app to have the ability to present lots of information on the screen without getting cluttered. Proper layout and organization of the various elements is the key. Dr. News has a pretty decent interface that has been neatly laid out. On the home screen, on the top panel you will see the tabs for various categories (depending upon your customization). On the bottom panel there are buttons to jump to various sections of the app including Home Screen, Video, Picture, Subscribe, and Me.
Between the two panels is the preview of the news content from the category you have chosen in the top panel. You can tap on a particular snapshot to view the full content.
In all, Dr. News offers a very simple and yet attractive interface. The simplicity of the interface makes the app pretty easy to use. Since the categorization and layout are done very neatly, the content is easily accessible. The app is pretty fast, especially if you have a good internet connection. However, even with slow connections you can use the Text Mode. In fact, this mode presents the news only in the text format and thus gets rid of all the distractions. If you are someone who needs to stay up to date with what’s happening around the world, it is a good app to have.