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NewsBreak: Local News that Connects the Community

NewsBreak: Local News that Connects the Community

Particle Media Inc.

Reconnect with your neighborhood and stay updated with local news near you!

4.5 Ratings 937K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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    Auto installed on my phone from ad Jul 16, 2021

    By Charlie Dulaney
    Hate this app, they keep deleting my reviews from Google so I'm writing one here. Untrustworthy app, bad practices, awful proofreading. Use literally anything else is my advice.
  • img Expert Free vs Paid Daily News Apps of 2021

    Free vs Paid Daily News Apps of 2021

    There's a lot going on in the world and a news app can help you keep up with it all. But do you need to pay for one? We tested the major apps to find out. 

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    1. Wide variety of news channel topics: News Break, Home & Garden, Food & Recipes, Technology & Science, Shopping Dealnews, and more
    2. Subscribe to niche interests you won't find anywhere else - everything from cooking to cat videos
    3. Stay in the know! Catch the top trending and viral videos every day and enjoy clips related to all your unique interests

    Reviewed by Laura S on January 11, 2018

  • Jul 18, 2021

    By S. Andrew
    Great local news app. I like how the app brings the latest news locally to you via notifications. Alongside having access to local news, you also have access to national news. The only downside in my opinion is when you're lacking a strong cellular or internet connection, you may or may not see a black screen when you click on a news story notification.
  • App for local and breaking news’ lovers Apr 15, 2019

    By Chrisz Duff
    In the past few months, my mom and I’ve switched to get my news through Newsbreak. Its entire news feed revolves around our personal interests. I like the way they present the “Following” tab as well as “For You” tab, both delivering personalized news feed. I am also impressed by the numerous good-quality sources they have, which seems to be the key metrics for a good news app right now. The full coverage of local news is the reason my mom love this app and choose it, as my family can get the latest news from our county and the news around the world. I do not get swamped with push notifications that much. .. the notifications I do receive are nice and gentle reminders of good stories that are available to read, which also reminds me that I have the application (which is nice! ). The only glitch is that sometimes they get me the old news stories in the notification, which confused me a little bit. I am looking forward to a way to report this error to the team so that they can do something about it. General speaking, Newsbreak is my favorite news app among several for now!
  • Once Upon a time Jul 26, 2021

    By Fateoftheearth
    This was a go to app to find out about local information and what was going on around the world. I mean really that’s what we’re all looking for is the truth something we can trust. At one time you could believe in what you read on here but because money became more important then the truth! Did you know in all of history no one has ever told a lie, that’s right everyone has always told the truth. And that’s what they base their reporting on now because everything they say is true until someone comes forward and proves that it was a lie. And by then their lie is out the damage is done and nobody cares anymore! If you want the media to report something for you and have enough money. You can contact one of their corporate offices and tell them you to pay them to run something as Brecking News on the evening news that Japan just attacked Pearl Harbor! It doesn’t matter that it happened years ago. The people will believe the president will be on the phone calling Pearl Harbor, it doesn’t matter it’s a lie you’ll believe until someone proves it’s a lie! Believe what you will do your on research if you read something like the president supports start looking back at his past and you will find where he didn’t! Maybe someday they will believe again that truth is better than Fiction!
  • The Best App Right Now Apr 17, 2020

    By Bwezag
    Everything about this app has been what I should have expected expect only one tiny thing. I’ve been using this application lately because of Coronavirus news, and to be honest, I don’t complain, but as I just noted earlier, if you guys can just add this one feature, it will be helpful for not only me, but maybe for many others out there. I think you should add a search field especially for countries and/or cities, so people can search for specific locations/country to get the news they want to know first. Many among us are separated from our families. Therefore, for those who are concerned, their first intentions when they open your application, they intend to look for news about the countries where they came from for their loved ones if covid-19 has worsened or not. This is before anything else. But again, I love you your application and I use on daily basis.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By The Breez
    Often too many alerts, lots of the alerts aren't local. I'm okay with news updates and things happening across the country, even around the world. However, getting alerts 2 or 3 times a minute, sometimes more, is too much! Saying that the local news I receive is great and helps keep me up-to-date!
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Carol Blair
    This News app crashes all the time. I install and then uninstall over and over. If I see an interesting headline, my phone opens to a blank page. This has been going on for weeks. My husband has the same app and has no problem. I liked it for local and national news.
  • App needs a search and filter feature Jul 25, 2020

    By Foodhurtsme
    App is pretty good, but needs the ability to search the headlines for keywords. Also needs a filter so that certain sources may always be omitted from results, e.g. always exclude CNN, etc. Also, the ability to mark story categories that you don’t want to see anymore would be useful. Say a story pops up about sex or gender issues, and you just prefer not to see those type of stories anymore. Also, big ads which appear as if they are stories are repeating or often shown. It would be nice to mark or tag the ad and say “I’ve seen this, I’m not interested, please don’t show it to me anymore thank you”. The app is surprisingly fast and responsive. There are so many news apps out there, this one seems to distinguish itself by it’s responsiveness — its very fast. The big ads appearing as if they were stories is an interesting take on generating ad revenue, but they are not obtrusive (at least in 2 column landscape mode on an iPad since real stories appear on the left, while the ads feed appears on the right column with other real stories.) The app needs more features as I have mentioned to make it more appealing.
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By S. Andrew
    Great local news app. I like how the app brings the latest news locally to you via notifications. Alongside having access to local news, you also have access to national news. The only downside in my opinion is when you're lacking a strong cellular or internet connection, you may or may not see a black screen when you click on a news story notification.
  • App for local and breaking news’ lovers Apr 15, 2019

    By Chrisz Duff
    In the past few months, my mom and I’ve switched to get my news through Newsbreak. Its entire news feed revolves around our personal interests. I like the way they present the “Following” tab as well as “For You” tab, both delivering personalized news feed. I am also impressed by the numerous good-quality sources they have, which seems to be the key metrics for a good news app right now. The full coverage of local news is the reason my mom love this app and choose it, as my family can get the latest news from our county and the news around the world. I do not get swamped with push notifications that much. .. the notifications I do receive are nice and gentle reminders of good stories that are available to read, which also reminds me that I have the application (which is nice! ). The only glitch is that sometimes they get me the old news stories in the notification, which confused me a little bit. I am looking forward to a way to report this error to the team so that they can do something about it. General speaking, Newsbreak is my favorite news app among several for now!
  • Once Upon a time Jul 26, 2021

    By Fateoftheearth
    This was a go to app to find out about local information and what was going on around the world. I mean really that’s what we’re all looking for is the truth something we can trust. At one time you could believe in what you read on here but because money became more important then the truth! Did you know in all of history no one has ever told a lie, that’s right everyone has always told the truth. And that’s what they base their reporting on now because everything they say is true until someone comes forward and proves that it was a lie. And by then their lie is out the damage is done and nobody cares anymore! If you want the media to report something for you and have enough money. You can contact one of their corporate offices and tell them you to pay them to run something as Brecking News on the evening news that Japan just attacked Pearl Harbor! It doesn’t matter that it happened years ago. The people will believe the president will be on the phone calling Pearl Harbor, it doesn’t matter it’s a lie you’ll believe until someone proves it’s a lie! Believe what you will do your on research if you read something like the president supports start looking back at his past and you will find where he didn’t! Maybe someday they will believe again that truth is better than Fiction!
  • The Best App Right Now Apr 17, 2020

    By Bwezag
    Everything about this app has been what I should have expected expect only one tiny thing. I’ve been using this application lately because of Coronavirus news, and to be honest, I don’t complain, but as I just noted earlier, if you guys can just add this one feature, it will be helpful for not only me, but maybe for many others out there. I think you should add a search field especially for countries and/or cities, so people can search for specific locations/country to get the news they want to know first. Many among us are separated from our families. Therefore, for those who are concerned, their first intentions when they open your application, they intend to look for news about the countries where they came from for their loved ones if covid-19 has worsened or not. This is before anything else. But again, I love you your application and I use on daily basis.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By The Breez
    Often too many alerts, lots of the alerts aren't local. I'm okay with news updates and things happening across the country, even around the world. However, getting alerts 2 or 3 times a minute, sometimes more, is too much! Saying that the local news I receive is great and helps keep me up-to-date!
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Carol Blair
    This News app crashes all the time. I install and then uninstall over and over. If I see an interesting headline, my phone opens to a blank page. This has been going on for weeks. My husband has the same app and has no problem. I liked it for local and national news.
  • App needs a search and filter feature Jul 25, 2020

    By Foodhurtsme
    App is pretty good, but needs the ability to search the headlines for keywords. Also needs a filter so that certain sources may always be omitted from results, e.g. always exclude CNN, etc. Also, the ability to mark story categories that you don’t want to see anymore would be useful. Say a story pops up about sex or gender issues, and you just prefer not to see those type of stories anymore. Also, big ads which appear as if they are stories are repeating or often shown. It would be nice to mark or tag the ad and say “I’ve seen this, I’m not interested, please don’t show it to me anymore thank you”. The app is surprisingly fast and responsive. There are so many news apps out there, this one seems to distinguish itself by it’s responsiveness — its very fast. The big ads appearing as if they were stories is an interesting take on generating ad revenue, but they are not obtrusive (at least in 2 column landscape mode on an iPad since real stories appear on the left, while the ads feed appears on the right column with other real stories.) The app needs more features as I have mentioned to make it more appealing.
  • Good for a fast read. May 20, 2020

    By Gini D in Texas
    I started out loving this app. It was great for my local news. It gave stories sometimes first, sometimes those I couldn’t get elsewhere. I started using this app in February. By April it started having so many bugs it was barely useable. If you actually get linked to a story shown, and then want to follow on to another shown below, it won’t follow the link. So then you think ok, I’ll open it in Safari, but then you get the first story and can’t find the one you wanted to read on the homepage of that news outlet to which have been directed. It is terribly frustrating. This app has the potential to be one of the best news apps for local news and has done a great job of keeping readers up to date on the corona virus and its ramifications in my area. But it is not quite at being fully integrated. I end up loving and hating it at the same time. I admit to being a news junkie so I always want to read MORE. Developer, please, bring this to the next level. For those who want a fast read of generally what’s happinging in your area, give this a try.
  • Decent Jan 27, 2021

    By Mama HodgePodge
    I do like getting notifications throughout the day and that I can control how many notifications I get and when. I wish the comment sections weren’t so toxic, but free speech *is* good to have. It’d just be nice to see more respectful discord and less trolling happening, but alas. I thought there was a search function, but I can’t find it for the life of me. It’d also be nice to search for stories you are looking for especially when you open the app & it displays a story just to disappear a second later. That’s frustrating. It would be nice to see less depressing stories. I like keeping up with world, national, local and events, but don’t necessarily want to be inundated with depressing information all day long. I also like that it attempts to stay non-partisan. I prefer my news to be non-partisan so I can make my own decision, but also like seeing opinions from the left and right to better understand people’s positions. It is nice that there is a scale in your settings so the algorithms can try to give you want you want. All in all a good app.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By A Google user
    I get all the local news in good time but sometimes the news story I click on just gets lost and I miss out on that story, other than that one quirk, I'm happy with this news app.
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    Auto installed on my phone from ad Jul 16, 2021

    By Charlie Dulaney
    Hate this app, they keep deleting my reviews from Google so I'm writing one here. Untrustworthy app, bad practices, awful proofreading. Use literally anything else is my advice.
  • Jul 22, 2021

    By Jamie Wojo
    I've had this app for a while and I would like it if it didn't crash every 5 minutes. It didn't used to do that. It was a good app before all the stupid updates. I had somewhere around 30,000 kudos which I never figured out how to use so that's stupid. I'm very patient and I've dealt with it crashing for months. Everytime I get into an article, boom the whole thing starts over! So frustrating! Fix it and I'll download and be a faithful subscriber again. Otherwise f it!
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Lisa Wright
    I love being able to keep up with all the news. But, on the downside the app is constantly causing my phone to freeze up and be nonfunctional sometimes up to 5 + minutes. I am considering just uninstalling because it is causing so many problems.
  • Overwhelmingly Negative Apr 6, 2020

    By devilmaycare210
    I downloaded this app almost a year ago. I’ve loved it because it does provide notifications on what’s happening in my local area. However lately with the current COVID-19 crisis, it’s all the app has become about. It’s great for staying up to date on what’s happening with the corona virus, however as someone who struggles with anxiety, I’m disappointed and frustrated that every 3 hours I’m getting a notification for something virus-related. I could understand if it was letting me know about business closures in my area or info on the ever-changing stay-at-home order, but it’s not. For example, the most recent one had to do with the surgeon general predicting a high death toll in the next week and “9/11-like moments.” Last night it was something to do with Trump’s statements about the rising death toll as well. I get that it’s a news app, but it used to give me more info than just the current world crisis. I don’t need to hear about all the bad stuff, I’d love some more wholesome content. However I’ve decided to delete the app as I can’t see that happening anytime soon. Again, great app for staying up to date, but not if you’re already overwhelmed by it all. I’d recommend not downloading until the pandemic starts to clear up. 2 stars would be my current rating, but before all of this I would’ve given it 4.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Kelly Larson
    There's alot of articles that I opt to see less of and articles I block but no matter how many times I do so, they tend to pop up back in my news feed. When I want to see "less of" something i would like to see that option honored. Fix it please. On top of that, when your app gets updated the news sources I've blocked AND people I've blocked are visible again... c'mon, get it right.
  • Used to get vital info but now.... Jul 30, 2020

    By JRN0824
    I really used to appreciate the NewsBreak notifs because they were new and informative. In past two months though I have gotten, literally, 3 notifs a day about the Second Stimulus that there has been no new info about especially while Congress is on break. Why do you keep torturing those of us who really need REAL info about the Stimulus because we cannot go back to work? It’s more than annoying, it almost feels like the app is rubbing it in our faces. If you read the comments under each of these articles I am not alone. Last article had 3,000 comments saying exactly what I’m saying. I am turning off notifs and will rely on local news app from now on. UPDATE: I have deleted the app. Not only am I still getting 5 articles a day about this stimulus package still and there’s no new news..... on top of that the app is linked through Facebook so any political article has some of worst commenters who spew hate speech and threaten violence. I spent a few days reporting the comments but it doesn’t matter. The most sane thing to do just delete. I get my news from large political outlets who don’t have uneducated people threatening people who don’t support the president’s narrative. Take out the Facebook link for comments (IE make us make an account) and quit sending the same articles 5 times a day and I will return.
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Amy
    GARBAGE! This application will explode with notifications constantly! When you "swipe" it seems to automatically open up the application. The news you "click " to get into the application is never relevant or findable. The "local " news is fake! I live in a TINY, nearly incorporated part of the Midwest and its always alerting me to "open the application" type propaganda. I would LOVE a news application that delivers all this says it does. Its unfortunate because it used to be better
  • What you’re really getting Apr 2, 2020

    By Hev Dawg
    A feed of article headlines and pictures ranging from what Kim kardashian wore to bed (and you’re not gonna believe the reaction) to more serious presidential news. All taken from a diverse spectrum of prestigious news organizations to rinky-dink news outlets I am unfamiliar with that with the click of a story, you are instantly redirected to their news page. The reason for my rating, is that I wanted a more selective group of stories by which I mean I have no interest in knowing “Pregnant Katy Perry looks stunning in no-makeup selfie amid quarantine” or any “no cover” topics in my mind and have no way of weeding out of my feed. Nor do I enjoy when I (admittedly) don’t check first and am redirected from the app to the website of a news source most would find unsuitable for a work setting . Furthermore on the rare occasion I find a story I wish to look into, I click the link, the page nearly loads, crashes, automatically begins reloading, crashes a second time, when I am then left with a dimly lit, gray, blank page, and yet again no interesting story. With my options reduced to worthless page fillers and an eternity of refreshing only to never be able to read the article that made it worth the bandwidth used downloading this app in the first place, I fully intend on uninstalling the second I post this warning.
  • Jul 12, 2021

    By Christine Marie
    Jaded. I thought I was loading local news app. I get a handful of local stories at best. The rest is left leaning or straight up left. It's not even news. I get more articles that are disguised as news but are more of an op/Ed piece. Miss the days when news was just news and not sensationalist or loaded with the opinion of the "reporter " deleting the app. I can get the same stuff without the middle man of this app and avoid the extra opinions
  • Daily CORONAVIRUS information (State links to DPH) outdated Aug 12, 2020

    By BridgettLeah
    I can only speak for Georgia; the state's Department of Public Health (DPH) link has been outdated for over a month... the link takes you to a "Page Not Found" error. A little editorial work, or delegation thereof by the NewsBreak editors (or even allowing email feedback on the NewsBreak app - I tried that and they haven't even set up an email link for Support!!) and they would have known about the issue themselves without someone having to leave a shoddy review. Additionally, if you live Local to a tired old newspaper - the kind that literally will not allow a single story to be seen/read online (beyond the first couple of sentences) without your purchasing a subscription - you won't ever get any actual Local news. NewsBreak shouldn't even post these stories! It's basically an offshoot of clickbait...." Here's a breaking news story in your area!! [Reader clicks] Oopsy. You'll have to pay if you want to know how the investigation into the unsolved murder of a beloved 83 year old woman in your community is or isn't progressing, though the flailing TimesGeorgian wrote a headline that makes it sound like the sheriff has leads... it's just clickbait to make you buy a subscription and find out the sheriff is still baffled."
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    Auto installed on my phone from ad Jul 16, 2021

    By Charlie Dulaney
    Hate this app, they keep deleting my reviews from Google so I'm writing one here. Untrustworthy app, bad practices, awful proofreading. Use literally anything else is my advice.
  • img Expert Free vs Paid Daily News Apps of 2021

    Free vs Paid Daily News Apps of 2021

    There's a lot going on in the world and a news app can help you keep up with it all. But do you need to pay for one? We tested the major apps to find out. 

  • img Expert
    1. Wide variety of news channel topics: News Break, Home & Garden, Food & Recipes, Technology & Science, Shopping Dealnews, and more
    2. Subscribe to niche interests you won't find anywhere else - everything from cooking to cat videos
    3. Stay in the know! Catch the top trending and viral videos every day and enjoy clips related to all your unique interests

    Reviewed by Laura S on January 11, 2018

  • App for local and breaking news’ lovers Apr 15, 2019

    By Chrisz Duff
    In the past few months, my mom and I’ve switched to get my news through Newsbreak. Its entire news feed revolves around our personal interests. I like the way they present the “Following” tab as well as “For You” tab, both delivering personalized news feed. I am also impressed by the numerous good-quality sources they have, which seems to be the key metrics for a good news app right now. The full coverage of local news is the reason my mom love this app and choose it, as my family can get the latest news from our county and the news around the world. I do not get swamped with push notifications that much. .. the notifications I do receive are nice and gentle reminders of good stories that are available to read, which also reminds me that I have the application (which is nice! ). The only glitch is that sometimes they get me the old news stories in the notification, which confused me a little bit. I am looking forward to a way to report this error to the team so that they can do something about it. General speaking, Newsbreak is my favorite news app among several for now!
  • The Best App Right Now Apr 17, 2020

    By Bwezag
    Everything about this app has been what I should have expected expect only one tiny thing. I’ve been using this application lately because of Coronavirus news, and to be honest, I don’t complain, but as I just noted earlier, if you guys can just add this one feature, it will be helpful for not only me, but maybe for many others out there. I think you should add a search field especially for countries and/or cities, so people can search for specific locations/country to get the news they want to know first. Many among us are separated from our families. Therefore, for those who are concerned, their first intentions when they open your application, they intend to look for news about the countries where they came from for their loved ones if covid-19 has worsened or not. This is before anything else. But again, I love you your application and I use on daily basis.
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Carol Blair
    This News app crashes all the time. I install and then uninstall over and over. If I see an interesting headline, my phone opens to a blank page. This has been going on for weeks. My husband has the same app and has no problem. I liked it for local and national news.
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By connie carter
    This app used to be interesting...one day all the articles turned to Spanish! I have tried everwhere to get back to ENGLISH .....BUT IT WILL NOT SWITCH! IM SURE I DIDNT CHANGE LANGUAGE SETTING OR I WOULD CHANGE BACK TO ENGLISH!! EVEN uninstalled and re-installed app??? Cannot figure this out!! If someone could tell me how to get back to original ENGLISH ill keep app if not its gotta go...cant read SPANISH!!!
  • Local News Sep 5, 2020

    By dzwsag
    I love reading local news when I am not at work. Bigger papers do not cover important news in my community and I need to be informed to feel comfortable living in Islip. I grew up in Islip at the time when the only local news was the Islip Bulletin which we had a subscription for at home. With the internet and great reporting, your “newspaper” has improved my quality of life because I feel less isolated from my community. This is very important during the COVID outbreak and for the aging population of Long Island who may not get out of the house as often as they did when younger. I hope that you continue to inform people of news, jobs, and events. I also want to congratulate you on a job well done and give you my best wishes for the future! Thank you all for your excellent work which is greatly appreciated!
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By S. Andrew
    Great local news app. I like how the app brings the latest news locally to you via notifications. Alongside having access to local news, you also have access to national news. The only downside in my opinion is when you're lacking a strong cellular or internet connection, you may or may not see a black screen when you click on a news story notification.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By The Breez
    Often too many alerts, lots of the alerts aren't local. I'm okay with news updates and things happening across the country, even around the world. However, getting alerts 2 or 3 times a minute, sometimes more, is too much! Saying that the local news I receive is great and helps keep me up-to-date!
  • Decent Jan 27, 2021

    By Mama HodgePodge
    I do like getting notifications throughout the day and that I can control how many notifications I get and when. I wish the comment sections weren’t so toxic, but free speech *is* good to have. It’d just be nice to see more respectful discord and less trolling happening, but alas. I thought there was a search function, but I can’t find it for the life of me. It’d also be nice to search for stories you are looking for especially when you open the app & it displays a story just to disappear a second later. That’s frustrating. It would be nice to see less depressing stories. I like keeping up with world, national, local and events, but don’t necessarily want to be inundated with depressing information all day long. I also like that it attempts to stay non-partisan. I prefer my news to be non-partisan so I can make my own decision, but also like seeing opinions from the left and right to better understand people’s positions. It is nice that there is a scale in your settings so the algorithms can try to give you want you want. All in all a good app.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By A Google user
    I get all the local news in good time but sometimes the news story I click on just gets lost and I miss out on that story, other than that one quirk, I'm happy with this news app.
  • Jul 13, 2021

    By Russ Guyer
    I really like this app and enjoy the content. I would have rated it higher but while you are reading it will all of a sudden restart the app, very annoying. Also continually locks up the system UI requiring a phone restart. Fix these bugs and it will be a great source of information.
  • Once Upon a time Jul 26, 2021

    By Fateoftheearth
    This was a go to app to find out about local information and what was going on around the world. I mean really that’s what we’re all looking for is the truth something we can trust. At one time you could believe in what you read on here but because money became more important then the truth! Did you know in all of history no one has ever told a lie, that’s right everyone has always told the truth. And that’s what they base their reporting on now because everything they say is true until someone comes forward and proves that it was a lie. And by then their lie is out the damage is done and nobody cares anymore! If you want the media to report something for you and have enough money. You can contact one of their corporate offices and tell them you to pay them to run something as Brecking News on the evening news that Japan just attacked Pearl Harbor! It doesn’t matter that it happened years ago. The people will believe the president will be on the phone calling Pearl Harbor, it doesn’t matter it’s a lie you’ll believe until someone proves it’s a lie! Believe what you will do your on research if you read something like the president supports start looking back at his past and you will find where he didn’t! Maybe someday they will believe again that truth is better than Fiction!
  • App needs a search and filter feature Jul 25, 2020

    By Foodhurtsme
    App is pretty good, but needs the ability to search the headlines for keywords. Also needs a filter so that certain sources may always be omitted from results, e.g. always exclude CNN, etc. Also, the ability to mark story categories that you don’t want to see anymore would be useful. Say a story pops up about sex or gender issues, and you just prefer not to see those type of stories anymore. Also, big ads which appear as if they are stories are repeating or often shown. It would be nice to mark or tag the ad and say “I’ve seen this, I’m not interested, please don’t show it to me anymore thank you”. The app is surprisingly fast and responsive. There are so many news apps out there, this one seems to distinguish itself by it’s responsiveness — its very fast. The big ads appearing as if they were stories is an interesting take on generating ad revenue, but they are not obtrusive (at least in 2 column landscape mode on an iPad since real stories appear on the left, while the ads feed appears on the right column with other real stories.) The app needs more features as I have mentioned to make it more appealing.
  • Good for a fast read. May 20, 2020

    By Gini D in Texas
    I started out loving this app. It was great for my local news. It gave stories sometimes first, sometimes those I couldn’t get elsewhere. I started using this app in February. By April it started having so many bugs it was barely useable. If you actually get linked to a story shown, and then want to follow on to another shown below, it won’t follow the link. So then you think ok, I’ll open it in Safari, but then you get the first story and can’t find the one you wanted to read on the homepage of that news outlet to which have been directed. It is terribly frustrating. This app has the potential to be one of the best news apps for local news and has done a great job of keeping readers up to date on the corona virus and its ramifications in my area. But it is not quite at being fully integrated. I end up loving and hating it at the same time. I admit to being a news junkie so I always want to read MORE. Developer, please, bring this to the next level. For those who want a fast read of generally what’s happinging in your area, give this a try.
  • I like this app but... Jul 13, 2020

    By DPHANTOMS97
    I like the news, I like being able to track the virus cases in my city and I like being able to track the protests. Of course there are some repetitive articles, but this app doesn’t report the news it compiles it in an easy place for us all to see. What I really hate about this app is the community, doesn’t matter what article you go to you’ll find terrible terrible bigots in the comment section. These comments really need to be moderated, and a lot of those people really should be put on a watch list. They think because they’re just sitting behind a phone screen they can say what they want, but that’s not how it is. Everyone needs to learn that the comments they leave effect people, it’s not what you meant to say it’s how other people perceive what you say that matters. Some of these comments are just so heinous and terrible skewed towards incredibly racist undertones and even sometimes it’s so blatant you’re just surprised. If we’re talking about the actual app though, it’s pretty great, but I think you should disable the comments seriously.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Lisa Wright
    I love being able to keep up with all the news. But, on the downside the app is constantly causing my phone to freeze up and be nonfunctional sometimes up to 5 + minutes. I am considering just uninstalling because it is causing so many problems.
  • Overwhelmingly Negative Apr 6, 2020

    By devilmaycare210
    I downloaded this app almost a year ago. I’ve loved it because it does provide notifications on what’s happening in my local area. However lately with the current COVID-19 crisis, it’s all the app has become about. It’s great for staying up to date on what’s happening with the corona virus, however as someone who struggles with anxiety, I’m disappointed and frustrated that every 3 hours I’m getting a notification for something virus-related. I could understand if it was letting me know about business closures in my area or info on the ever-changing stay-at-home order, but it’s not. For example, the most recent one had to do with the surgeon general predicting a high death toll in the next week and “9/11-like moments.” Last night it was something to do with Trump’s statements about the rising death toll as well. I get that it’s a news app, but it used to give me more info than just the current world crisis. I don’t need to hear about all the bad stuff, I’d love some more wholesome content. However I’ve decided to delete the app as I can’t see that happening anytime soon. Again, great app for staying up to date, but not if you’re already overwhelmed by it all. I’d recommend not downloading until the pandemic starts to clear up. 2 stars would be my current rating, but before all of this I would’ve given it 4.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Kelly Larson
    There's alot of articles that I opt to see less of and articles I block but no matter how many times I do so, they tend to pop up back in my news feed. When I want to see "less of" something i would like to see that option honored. Fix it please. On top of that, when your app gets updated the news sources I've blocked AND people I've blocked are visible again... c'mon, get it right.
  • Daily CORONAVIRUS information (State links to DPH) outdated Aug 12, 2020

    By BridgettLeah
    I can only speak for Georgia; the state's Department of Public Health (DPH) link has been outdated for over a month... the link takes you to a "Page Not Found" error. A little editorial work, or delegation thereof by the NewsBreak editors (or even allowing email feedback on the NewsBreak app - I tried that and they haven't even set up an email link for Support!!) and they would have known about the issue themselves without someone having to leave a shoddy review. Additionally, if you live Local to a tired old newspaper - the kind that literally will not allow a single story to be seen/read online (beyond the first couple of sentences) without your purchasing a subscription - you won't ever get any actual Local news. NewsBreak shouldn't even post these stories! It's basically an offshoot of clickbait...." Here's a breaking news story in your area!! [Reader clicks] Oopsy. You'll have to pay if you want to know how the investigation into the unsolved murder of a beloved 83 year old woman in your community is or isn't progressing, though the flailing TimesGeorgian wrote a headline that makes it sound like the sheriff has leads... it's just clickbait to make you buy a subscription and find out the sheriff is still baffled."
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By A.P.
    slow. LATE notifications (3 to 17 hours!!!). pain in the A double S to view source directly. no way to share source, only to advertise for this clunky app. Ads border on intrusive. The overall design is just about rude to the end user. Only still using this app because I haven't taken the time to look for a better one. probably can't be too hard to find though.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Greg Moore
    It would be great if it actually did what it says, give you local news, but it's actually full of clickbait and national news, and has very annoying pop-up notifications, with a little bit of local news on the side.
  • Has potential, but hostile comment sections are causing me to delete the app. Oct 27, 2020

    By WanderingGrace14
    This app has potential. I like being able to quickly get news without going to Twitter or somewhere else. It’s a quick click. For the most part articles sent to notifications have been relevant (although the frequent click bait stimulus articles have been annoying). However, the comment sections are horrible. For some reason racist, anti-mask Trump supporters have flooded this app. They leave awful, aggressive comments and harass anyone who has a differing opinion. I have attempted to have civil conversations in the comment sections (and have seen others attempt to do the same) and we have only been met with aggressive hostility. These comment sections either need to be deleted or need to be heavily moderated. I haven’t seen an option to report comments either. So unfortunately, I will be deleting this app to protect my own mental health and caution others about downloading it. It’s draining. Keeping up with the news can be draining enough, but the hostility in the comments is disgusting. I will be checking out other news apps and am hoping to find one that hasn’t been overrun by hateful bigots.
  • good for news, bad for comments Jan 20, 2021

    By tatum.buckley
    i love the news break app and was introduced to it by a friend in march when covid was getting serious in the US, for more information. i love how you can have local news and national news alerts and covid stats in one place. however, there’s a few issues that need to be fixed. the comment sections on topics, specifically regarding trump and covid, there is insane radicalization and fake news being spread around in the comments and their replies. these comments spew hate and false information that is very dangerous. it is irresponsible for news break to not being filtering or disabling comments right now, especially since it is a literal news app. i have seen literal death threats to government officials, false information, and even more misinformation about the covid vaccine. it is so important that news break does something about this comment section because radicalization and misinformation about a vaccine that could save thousands of lives is very dangerous. i don’t want to go to check my news in the morning and see trump supporters spewing hate and threats and false information.
  • Repetitive posts Jul 16, 2020

    By Drew Mclean
    I like this app for the fact that I can can pretty current local news. The biggest down side is that there is a repetitive almost and onslaught to just make a news break about the stimulus check. The post are over and over saying when you will get your stimulus or how much you will receive them but when you pay attention there really is no update at all. It seems like it is just making people who have the app anxious or aggravated that we don’t have the stimulus check yet. If there is not a real actual and factual update then don’t post a news break stating the same speculation reworded. Your only making your users more and more impatient for the stimulus. I never see a repetitive post about anything else. I hope this is not politically motivated because this is not news if there is no actual updated news to report on the same subject. I don't want to delete this app because it is good for local news like is previously stated but I will if I keep getting flooded with the same non-news post about the stimulus.
  • Great when it works Nov 26, 2020

    By James880893
    I love the fact that I can see all the news stories in one place instead of trying to look all over the web for them. However, I also deleted this app due to the many glitches I have encountered which cause frustration when there’s a story your really interested in reading. I’ll receive a notification for a news story, and after clicking it, the app will open up. Then 9 times out of 10 I’ll click to open the story and nothing will happen. I have to close the app and then reopen it, then try and search through the articles to find the one I received a notification for. Since I tapped the notification, I’m not able to tap it again. I usually just give up and go search google. The same thing tends to happen with the stories I might be interested in that show when scrolling to the bottom. The first link might work, but the rest won’t work at all. Of course when I go online to use the news-break website, I always end up getting redirected to open the app for the article.
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    Auto installed on my phone from ad Jul 16, 2021

    By Charlie Dulaney
    Hate this app, they keep deleting my reviews from Google so I'm writing one here. Untrustworthy app, bad practices, awful proofreading. Use literally anything else is my advice.
  • Jul 22, 2021

    By Jamie Wojo
    I've had this app for a while and I would like it if it didn't crash every 5 minutes. It didn't used to do that. It was a good app before all the stupid updates. I had somewhere around 30,000 kudos which I never figured out how to use so that's stupid. I'm very patient and I've dealt with it crashing for months. Everytime I get into an article, boom the whole thing starts over! So frustrating! Fix it and I'll download and be a faithful subscriber again. Otherwise f it!
  • Used to get vital info but now.... Jul 30, 2020

    By JRN0824
    I really used to appreciate the NewsBreak notifs because they were new and informative. In past two months though I have gotten, literally, 3 notifs a day about the Second Stimulus that there has been no new info about especially while Congress is on break. Why do you keep torturing those of us who really need REAL info about the Stimulus because we cannot go back to work? It’s more than annoying, it almost feels like the app is rubbing it in our faces. If you read the comments under each of these articles I am not alone. Last article had 3,000 comments saying exactly what I’m saying. I am turning off notifs and will rely on local news app from now on. UPDATE: I have deleted the app. Not only am I still getting 5 articles a day about this stimulus package still and there’s no new news..... on top of that the app is linked through Facebook so any political article has some of worst commenters who spew hate speech and threaten violence. I spent a few days reporting the comments but it doesn’t matter. The most sane thing to do just delete. I get my news from large political outlets who don’t have uneducated people threatening people who don’t support the president’s narrative. Take out the Facebook link for comments (IE make us make an account) and quit sending the same articles 5 times a day and I will return.
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Amy
    GARBAGE! This application will explode with notifications constantly! When you "swipe" it seems to automatically open up the application. The news you "click " to get into the application is never relevant or findable. The "local " news is fake! I live in a TINY, nearly incorporated part of the Midwest and its always alerting me to "open the application" type propaganda. I would LOVE a news application that delivers all this says it does. Its unfortunate because it used to be better
  • What you’re really getting Apr 2, 2020

    By Hev Dawg
    A feed of article headlines and pictures ranging from what Kim kardashian wore to bed (and you’re not gonna believe the reaction) to more serious presidential news. All taken from a diverse spectrum of prestigious news organizations to rinky-dink news outlets I am unfamiliar with that with the click of a story, you are instantly redirected to their news page. The reason for my rating, is that I wanted a more selective group of stories by which I mean I have no interest in knowing “Pregnant Katy Perry looks stunning in no-makeup selfie amid quarantine” or any “no cover” topics in my mind and have no way of weeding out of my feed. Nor do I enjoy when I (admittedly) don’t check first and am redirected from the app to the website of a news source most would find unsuitable for a work setting . Furthermore on the rare occasion I find a story I wish to look into, I click the link, the page nearly loads, crashes, automatically begins reloading, crashes a second time, when I am then left with a dimly lit, gray, blank page, and yet again no interesting story. With my options reduced to worthless page fillers and an eternity of refreshing only to never be able to read the article that made it worth the bandwidth used downloading this app in the first place, I fully intend on uninstalling the second I post this warning.
  • Jul 12, 2021

    By Christine Marie
    Jaded. I thought I was loading local news app. I get a handful of local stories at best. The rest is left leaning or straight up left. It's not even news. I get more articles that are disguised as news but are more of an op/Ed piece. Miss the days when news was just news and not sensationalist or loaded with the opinion of the "reporter " deleting the app. I can get the same stuff without the middle man of this app and avoid the extra opinions
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By christina douthitt
    I tried to read a story but all the add keep me form it I can understand adds but can't they be in-between stores. I read some of it and scroll down to read more and I get an add and the word (next) so push on next and get just part of the story and more adds. Is this a news app or a add app???? Maybe if I downloaded a app for adds I might get the news LOL
  • So, I have a friend I’d like you to meet... Nov 7, 2020

    By NikiD88
    In this day in age.. where all news is biased. A friend of mine shared one of your articles. So I do the natural thing. Download your app just so I can read it. Even allow the “push notifications.” Because, As rare as it is, I actually, genuinely, still want to hear what people have to say!!! I really enjoyed this channel for a few days. Fast. Direct. To the point. And then. As we are known to say in the south. “Welp?”. (Sarcasm inserted). I know I’m a nobody and I am just a little tiny review. And maybe I’m just fed up like everybody across the nation is for so many reasons. Ya know. I guess for what it’s worth. I’d just like to see a small news company be the change. The one that speaks all sides. Actually fact checks. All sides. Real is what people want in this digital driven age. People are afraid of the truth. They don’t always like it. But whether they know it or not.. people respect it. Thank you. Disclaimer. I do not troll the internet, nor am I some new self proclaimed activist or wannabe. I think I’ve written 3 reviews for anything in my life. Just felt the need to vent or whatever. Or at the very least. Maybe give someone a good laugh. Maybe I should like many people. Just get a diary. Welp!
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Cesar Augustus
    App lacks the ability to search history of recent stories you've read and notifications you've received. There is no constancy in displaying stories. If feels like just random cluckbait spam. They get you interested in a headline and oftentimes you cannot find the story. I don't think there's even a search feature. It just makes you angry. The developers are sadists. Trash app.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Brandy Dixon
    Used to be a good app but hasnt been for a long time. Always crashing or restarting my phone. Tons of repetive/old articles and more fake news and gossip than actual news. Why all the updates? They dont fix anything only make it worse. Almost wonder if this app isnt actually a virus in disguise.

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