Yahoo News Digest


** App Store Best of 2014 **
** Apple Design Award 2014 Winner **

Get in the know in no time.

Yahoo News Digest provides a definitive summary of all the important, need-to-know news. Digests are delivered twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening. All the top stories are summarized and presented with the key information that you need to stay on top of what’s happening.

Each story is created from multiple sources to present the essential bits and pieces of information, known as “Atoms”. Atoms are key quotes, images, videos, stock tickers, maps, infographs, and Wikipedia excerpts among others. These atomic units provide a unique context to the news. Our stories are both algorithmically and hand curated to ensure high quality, and come with a textual summary.

In addition, we have extended this paradigm for the Apple Watch to deliver top-of-the-hour news bulletins. These bulletins are designed with the Yahoo News Digest's minimalist and modernists attitude. A bulletin begins with a beautiful, geometric poster which signifies the hour using Roman numeral accents, color and diagonal accents. The view is simple with just a graphic and concise headline. The bulletin itself is composed three simple but important screens. We offer the user a two sentence microsummary, a visual piece of information we call an "atom" eg map/stock ticker/stat, and then the ability for the user to speed read further information.

Yahoo News Digest makes your reading experience comprehensive, effortless, and complete, and is customized for both iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. If you get your News Digest on an iPad, you’ll also enjoy a weekly Katie Couric video show, the ability to customize when you receive your news and, in the US edition, extra news categories called Sections which include atomized stories on a whole range of topics.

We are committed to building the best mobile experience and are interested in your feedback.

Let us know your thoughts here:

What's new in version 1.7.3

Bug fixes and performance improvements.


Linked Opinion

Recommended by Dan

Version 1.5.4 – December 16, 2014 at 4:49 AM

I like the new news formatting with every story

Recommended by Dan

Version 1.0.0 – January 9, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Rated so-so by Joel Massey

Version 1.0.0 – January 13, 2014 at 9:21 AM

If you got news nowhere else, this wouldn't be bad. If you get news anywhere else, this is repetitive and superficial, at best.

Recommended by Karl Madden

Version 1.1 – March 8, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I was a little dubious of this app as it's the result of the Summly app purchased by Yahoo. However I've been pleasantly surprised how well it summarises the daily news if you just want a quick 'in and out' experience.

Recommended by Richard Tanner

Version 1.1 – March 14, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Recommended by Steve L.

Version 1.1 – March 18, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Faved by Dogra

Version 1.1.1 – April 11, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Rated so-so by Anil

Version 1.1.1 – April 15, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Recommended by Adam Frank

Version 1.1.1 – April 18, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Good to get some quick articles on some of the major and not so major stories. Best for those who only want to quickly read headlines and don't want an in depth review of each story

Rated so-so by Ron Brown

Version 1.1.1 – April 19, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Faved by Luis

Version 1.1.1 – April 24, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Practically the only news app you'll need. Unless, like me, you read 2 papers a day, this app will really cover everything you need to know in current events. Best of all, it gives you a sense of completion by only updating twice a day, which also helps the story quality and relevance. The spiritual successor to the Summly app, News Digest is the fastest, and most enjoyable way to digest the news on iOS.

Faved by Eliot

Version 1.2.0 – May 15, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Faved by Anoop Kurup

Version 1.2.0 – June 19, 2014 at 4:41 AM

Recommended by Dave Dawson

Version 1.2.1 – July 8, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Recommended by Wolfgang Loss-Wells

Version 1.2.1 – July 27, 2014 at 5:41 AM

Recommended by Mathew Webb

Version 1.3.0 – September 5, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Recommended by Steve Derry

Version 1.5.3 – November 10, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Recommended by Jim Kipers

Version 1.5.4 – December 13, 2014 at 6:10 AM

Only a few days so far, but like the format and the twice a day updates. Nice UI.

Recommended by Douglas

Version 1.7.3 – December 8, 2015 at 8:50 AM