The Summly App Puts the News in Your Pocket [Web Spy]

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I think it’s important to stay informed about what’s going on in the world (beyond what I find out about pop culture and my friends’ lives from Twitter and Facebook). But it’s not always easy to find the time to do so.

No matter how busy your life is, however, you’ll still have time for the news when you use Summly, an app that breaks news articles down into concise, easy-to-read summaries you can read on your smart phone.

Download the app on your iPhone (app coming soon for Android phones) and select which categories you’d like to see updates about. Summly will pull news from sources like The Wall Street Journal, ESPN and more, and uses a complex algorithm to break them down into short abstracts of 400 characters or less.

The interface is also intuitive and easy-to-use: if you’d like to read more, just double-tap for an expanded summary, or swipe downward to reveal the complete article. If you press and hold the screen, buttons for social sharing on Facebook, Twitter, or email.

With Summly, you can catch up on breaking news headlines anytime — while walking to class, on your lunch break, waiting in line at Starbucks – whenever’s most convenient for you!

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