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News Break: Local Breaking Stories & US Headlines

News Break: Local Breaking Stories & US Headlines

Particle Media Inc.

Free local news coverage - current events, crime alerts & political news

4.6 Ratings 884K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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    Why we chose News Break:

    • News Break is a free app that is focused on local news, so it’s a great app for staying up to date on what’s happening in your town and state
    • Complements its local coverage with classifieds, so you can find local deals
    • The app also displays major news headlines, and allows you to create a feed of your favorite news sources, so you can get all your news in one place
    • Lots of ads and annoying notifications are some snags with this app, so best to turn them off and tune them 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!
  • May 4, 2021

    By Ashley Cameron
    I love that not only do I get my local news, I also get to see stories from all over the world. Its a great source and always up to date so Im able see breaking news, sometimes even while it's still happening. I'm a stay at home mom and rarely ever leave the house.. This app is my little way of staying connected to the outside world.
  • 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.
  • May 5, 2021

    By Jeremiah M
    This is a great app, it pulls in local and national coverage. At times these notifications do seem to come in a little slower not sure if it's the refresh rate or when they actually get the story but it's no big deal because I also have the apps and notifications for some of my local news sites and why I say it send slower
  • May 5, 2021

    By Debbi Cantoni
    Some days I can't believe the stories I'm reading on here but this social media area, has brought out a whole different side of people- some for the better, some for the worse! You get to decide, which is which for you, and have the option to comment on each story &/or reply on anothers. I like how they try to keep the same types of stories grouped together. It can be an emotional ride, reading about love to senseless murders, so I don't suggest reading the "worst" of the stories every day.
  • 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.
  • May 5, 2021

    By Courtney Richmond
    What is wrong with the app? I'm getting notifications from 5 years ago saying it's current news? It was good until this started happening. It is annoying that other people have to download the app to view the stories if shared from new break tho.
  • 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!
  • May 4, 2021

    By Ashley Cameron
    I love that not only do I get my local news, I also get to see stories from all over the world. Its a great source and always up to date so Im able see breaking news, sometimes even while it's still happening. I'm a stay at home mom and rarely ever leave the house.. This app is my little way of staying connected to the outside world.
  • 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.
  • May 5, 2021

    By Jeremiah M
    This is a great app, it pulls in local and national coverage. At times these notifications do seem to come in a little slower not sure if it's the refresh rate or when they actually get the story but it's no big deal because I also have the apps and notifications for some of my local news sites and why I say it send slower
  • May 5, 2021

    By Debbi Cantoni
    Some days I can't believe the stories I'm reading on here but this social media area, has brought out a whole different side of people- some for the better, some for the worse! You get to decide, which is which for you, and have the option to comment on each story &/or reply on anothers. I like how they try to keep the same types of stories grouped together. It can be an emotional ride, reading about love to senseless murders, so I don't suggest reading the "worst" of the stories every day.
  • 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.
  • May 5, 2021

    By Courtney Richmond
    What is wrong with the app? I'm getting notifications from 5 years ago saying it's current news? It was good until this started happening. It is annoying that other people have to download the app to view the stories if shared from new break tho.
  • 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.
  • Apr 20, 2021

    By Deborah Holt
    If it bugs me all the time. Or Get into my email one time too many times I WILL immediately Uninstall. I do not like apps that interfer with my daily routines. And btw Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges and I don't see anything mentioning this symbolic news yet. Like I said before I don't like to be bugged. Else I will debug this app with combat. It doesn't like pests either
  • May 5, 2021

    By Sarah Morey
    Not only is this app full of hatred, ignorance and prejudice in the comments...but it just gave me two new local articles about Hurricane Irma (a cat 5 storm that happened in 2017) from CBS as being "breaking stories" as of 4 hours ago. I had to go into the article to verify the date of the storm. I live in Hurricane alley and there are people I know, as well as myself, that don't take hurricanes lightly from personal experiences. Do better Newsbreak.
  • 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.
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Lady McClellan
    What is going on with News Break?! It's so frustrating! I Cannot open this app 1/2 of the time, and when I do, it's crashing within the 1st or 2nd news article. I'm highly disappointed. I don't see any replies from news break to ANY of the other reviewers experiencing these issues. I'd love to know if you're working on this or not. Uninstalling and reinstalling doesn't work. Used to love this app. Now it's just a hassle.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • May 5, 2021

    By Adam Austin
    Sent me an article that put me into panic mode over a category 5 hurricane it said was collecting off the coast. Was posted as an up to date story, but it was really an article from 4 years ago. Other news articles are often short and uninformative, lots of things seem to just be clickbait
  • May 5, 2021

    By Dalton A.
    Uses clickbait advertising to get you to download their app by appearing to be news articles on other news sites. Used the headline "fourth stimulus package soon to go out, find out who gets it" then it opens google play to newsbreak app. Uninstalled and reported to Google (with screenshots).
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Brad Swearingen
    Started out okay, but quickly devolved into pushing divisive articles all from one side. Also repeatedly pushes articles where the headline doesn't match the actual news story and where false claims are made repeatedly and throughout the aticle without ever being supported. I wouldn't mind if these were showing up on the feed, but their being pushed as the top story. Fake headlines are fake news because most people never bother to read the article.
  • 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.
  • Apr 21, 2021

    By Jarminx
    Keeps loading ads in the middle of news stories causing the pages to jump all over the place.... UPDATE: They've now included full page ads that randomly pop up before you see any stories, and randomly. UPDATE 2: Complete junk app... CONSTANTLY auto closes in the middle of reading an article resetting my place and removing the story from the feed. Don't download this garbage.

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  • img Expert

    Why we chose News Break:

    • News Break is a free app that is focused on local news, so it’s a great app for staying up to date on what’s happening in your town and state
    • Complements its local coverage with classifieds, so you can find local deals
    • The app also displays major news headlines, and allows you to create a feed of your favorite news sources, so you can get all your news in one place
    • Lots of ads and annoying notifications are some snags with this app, so best to turn them off and tune them 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!
  • May 4, 2021

    By Ashley Cameron
    I love that not only do I get my local news, I also get to see stories from all over the world. Its a great source and always up to date so Im able see breaking news, sometimes even while it's still happening. I'm a stay at home mom and rarely ever leave the house.. This app is my little way of staying connected to the outside world.
  • 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.
  • May 5, 2021

    By Jeremiah M
    This is a great app, it pulls in local and national coverage. At times these notifications do seem to come in a little slower not sure if it's the refresh rate or when they actually get the story but it's no big deal because I also have the apps and notifications for some of my local news sites and why I say it send slower
  • Great idea but needs improvement Apr 21, 2020

    By Valerie Buchanan
    I’ve only recently downloaded this app and totally enjoyed being able to interact with other readers on different articles. Unfortunately it is too difficult if not impossible to return to a specific article and comment when someone replies to something you post on an article. I will probably end up deleting this app because it’s too much to deal with some of the harassing responses to my comments and not be able to go back to it and defend myself. I have tried sending the articles to myself vis messenger so I can keep track of them but the articles are not received even though it says the share was successful. I even tried sending one to a friend but the result was the same. When I go to my messages and tap on a reply to my comment, nothing happens.
  • 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!
  • The truth about Parler Jul 21, 2020

    By Mama3worksAThome
    It’s this simple, Parler does not atop the truth from getting out, which SOO many people want to see happen. They don’t want people to know about what’s REALLY going on, just whatever suits there narrative, which is simple- FAKE NEWS! On Parler you are free to be yourself, have total control of your own posts and who comments. I have been using it for a little over a month and I’m so thankful to meet soo many other patriotic people who are awakened to the truth behind what’s happening and why. We want you to think for yourself, and in order to do that you must be given all the information. Even that which you don’t want to believe is true. The truth isn’t always pretty, but there is so much beauty and love that you can’t see also because some people don’t want you to! Here you can. Here you are welcome.
  • AWESOME FREE APP! Apr 29, 2020

    By JACo_OLz™
    This is a beyond my expectation news app! I love how it feeds and notify my what is going on in my neighborhood, my county and other states! Not to mention “Classified Ads”, you can Like, Share and Comment! (No thumbs down though). If you missed your notifications and want to be updated. Just go to your “inbox” and it will show the notifications you missed. So far the app has not crash yet and it’s fast! GREAT JOB! Looking forward to a feature to be able to Listen on audio option instead of reading the text. This helps keep updated on the news if you are driving or taking a break. Adding videos would also be nice to have. Instead of just awesome pictures! :) Adding Stocks/Finance is another feature I would like to see and be able to import my broker to see my investments gains/loss.
  • Real journalism that brings the truth—- not just some boy readings screen selling PHYOPS Apr 26, 2020

    By triple D 9780
    Before the corporations got rid of TRUTH TELLING WRITERS and journalists who risk there life for truth. The last of them was like on the 80’s. Now corporations own every news station and pump SENSATIONALISM to make I scared, to make u consume to make ur kids want a bunch of stuff they don’t need Boy they really thought it breaking the union up for a corporate was good but only for a hand ful at the top. I always felt that in order to truly change or truly believe u must be giving the whole truth for and how u make a true choice. This app is like that if they ring truth they will grow bigger and it will go far faster. Happy to be a reader of new not a tv watcher of poo. Ohhh Incase u don’t know what sensationalism is our military call it PHYOPS. pretty scary.
  • News Break Jun 22, 2019

    By Great Lakes fan
    News Break is my favorite news app!!..i’m so impressed w/news stories from around Mich...ie..the Upper Penninsula & northern part of Lower Penninsula..stories i wouldnt know about otherwise since i live in mid- Mich..for instance i learned that the West side of the state has a school to teach people to fly a plane..i never knew that!..just recently i read a lengthy article about a secret child pornogrophy ring illionairresmmwhich is native to Mich..membership is made up of multi-millionaires in the state..seemingly having law enforcement protection..??lots of money changing hands..a few discarded dead children’s bodies abandoned in a snow bank..once i started reading about this story i couldnt stop reading..i’m so disappointed that Mich has this for its underbelly..w/any perpetrators ever be arrested/prosecuted??..thank you!...
  • May 5, 2021

    By Debbi Cantoni
    Some days I can't believe the stories I'm reading on here but this social media area, has brought out a whole different side of people- some for the better, some for the worse! You get to decide, which is which for you, and have the option to comment on each story &/or reply on anothers. I like how they try to keep the same types of stories grouped together. It can be an emotional ride, reading about love to senseless murders, so I don't suggest reading the "worst" of the stories every day.
  • 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.
  • May 4, 2021

    By Irene Lofton
    News break never stays on long enough to read the message. As I said before it never stays on long enough to read the message. Just happened again.
  • Avoid the comments Oct 9, 2020

    By yungstud
    Update 2: It appears the devs have allowed the blocking of news sources soon after my first review. You earned a star! Still, those comments are terrible though... Update 1: This app needs to disable the comments section completely or at least give people the option to disable it themselves. They are worse than Facebook. Probably equally as bad as Twitter. Though I admit I’m not on either anymore. People say the most vile, hateful things to each other and about the world in general. It really detracts from the purpose of staying up to date with current events. Original: I love that I can just get the top news stories and local headlines. However, I’m tired of accidentally clicking on certain news sources. There are certain ones I want to block and never have my data affiliated with, yet there is no way to do that currently. Please fix that.
  • Great app Feb 16, 2020

    By ecrispen1223
    This app is perfect to keep up with local news and other topics of interest. I love the push notifications and would give it a five star if it wasn’t for one frustrating glitch. Whenever a notification of a story pops up on my phone, and I click on it to read, the story opens for a brief second and before I can click on it to read, the app refreshes it’s stories and I can’t find it anymore. I’ve resorted to seeing if I can beat the refresh moment..so it’s part of the fun. But seriously can you make it so that the notification actually open the story directly? There have been times I wasn’t able to find it and had to resort to searching on safari or just not reading it. This app is wonderful and that glitch doesn’t take away from its great features. There isn’t another app like it that I can find, so I will make it my go to. Thanks for developing it. Great work.
  • This app rocks for local news Sep 15, 2019

    By Imoogi
    News break is the best app I’ve tried for getting local news. I’ve tried many, but for most of the others, that means news from the nearest large cities. I live in a rural town and finding truly small town local news news online is difficult. Yes, you can go to your newspaper’s site, but that’s just what they cover. News break grabs all three of the very small towns in my community and spoon feeds it to me. That includes special events! There’s one large issue. If you share a story, people have to download the app to read it. Sight unseen, none of my friends has, so I no longer share because they resent being sent an article they have to download an app for. I wouldn’t download it either. Most news sites allow one to go to a link on the web rather than demanding a download. Seems like a much better way to get new subscribers.
  • Four stars but maybe five? Jun 28, 2020

    By jkfs23
    I love this app for having local news but some of the news outlets won’t let you read their articles without a subscription, namely the Minneapolis Star and Tribune and the Virginia, Minnesota news paper and the Hibbing Daily newspaper. I am asking you to check with the news outlets you use to see if they require a subscription or not. If they don’t I hope you will drop them because it is annoying to read a headline only to go in and find out you can’t read an article unless you pay for it. There are so many free news outlets online that I can’t imagine any news outlets not offering free reading of their news. Also, the app keeps sticking in place when I try to scroll to read the news. Sometimes this happens repeatedly and I cant do anything when it freezes up like that so I have to leave the app.
  • App Jun 20, 2019

    By Nosey Neighbor SKN
    Enjoy this app! I like that it provides local and global news,tracks what I read to curate a feed specific to my interests and updates to provide local content whenever I'm traveling! I have one tiny issue though, which is certain headlines will only allow you to read a few sentences before requiring a subscription to finish the article. Some do offer a limited number of free articles/free reads before requiring said subscription, while others ask right away. I don't see the point in having an app for ALL my "news needs" that also requires subscribing to several newspapers to finish reading articles. 🤔 but it's also just as easy to close the tab and find the story elsewhere (if I'm truly that intrigued) 🙄 as it is to complain about this issue. Hopefully that changes in the next update or two!
  • Best All-In-One I’ve Found Nov 4, 2020

    By Tony_Baloni915
    Before this app, I was using Apple News. However, I stopped using it since it required me to subscribe. That’s when I discovered News Break. It has all types of news from local to national. It even has tabs at the top including “Coronavirus” and “2020 Elections”. I do find myself on the local one more frequently. I just wish there were less ads. I wish even more that they weren’t THOSE ads. They look like the clickbait ones that you’ll find on uncommon websites with cheesy titles and baffling thumbnails. I think the coolest feature is the integration of a “Police Radio” section. I live on the Southside of Chicago so that’ll come in handy. Overall it’s the best app out there for me.
  • Good Information Jul 12, 2020

    By DoctorLDDOR
    I really like the variety of news articles; however, I’m considering deleting it. First, some of the advertising covers the information and I get tired of deleting them to read the information. Second, I like it provides first amendment rights and differences of opinions are offered, but some of the racists rants are a little overwhelming. Third, I don’t like the fact I have a hard time finding previously read articles using their search tool. It took me two days before an article I wanted to share to resurface to share with a colleague. I’m really debating whether to keep it or not because I love the information it provides domestically and abroad.
  • 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.
  • May 5, 2021

    By Courtney Richmond
    What is wrong with the app? I'm getting notifications from 5 years ago saying it's current news? It was good until this started happening. It is annoying that other people have to download the app to view the stories if shared from new break tho.
  • Apr 20, 2021

    By Deborah Holt
    If it bugs me all the time. Or Get into my email one time too many times I WILL immediately Uninstall. I do not like apps that interfer with my daily routines. And btw Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges and I don't see anything mentioning this symbolic news yet. Like I said before I don't like to be bugged. Else I will debug this app with combat. It doesn't like pests either
  • 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.
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Angela Barents
    Keep trying to watch a story and this "Dictator" screen keeps popping up, preventing me from enjoying the story. I feel railroaded and will not get news this way as I have other means without being forced to go this route and ruining my story progression. All of them do this and I am done with it. Thank you.
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By WickedDust 420
    It is a pretty good app for local, national, & world news. However, several times I've received notifications about news stories that were NOT new! Some of these "new" stories were 5 or more months old. Please fix this issue as it is quite annoying!
  • Great amount of news with strong liberal bias Jan 3, 2021

    By Surgikalstrike
    News Break has a great deal of strong liberal bias. I realize News Break uses outside sources for news, that said, please consider a conservative source such as the Daily Wire, etc. Fox News no longer qualifies as conservative. I really like News Break other than the aforementioned bias. I also realize the presidential administration is changing. I think it’s important to point out that 49% of the country identifies as conservative. I know several people who have deleted this app due to the strong liberal bias but I hope my comment will be heard and I can avoid deleting this mostly useful app. Also many states don’t have COVID lockdowns and many states including my own don’t require masks to be worn so getting hourly COVID updates is tantamount to getting the snow report when you live in Hawaii. The bottom line is for every strong liberal talking point can you at least mention a strong conservative talking point?
  • News break app: the strait dope and more Nov 3, 2019

    By bexearbck
    Great for keeping up to date with all the latest crime news and more. I haven’t found anything that even comes close to Newsbreak and a single news station app or even several local station apps leaves much to be desired especially covering multiple breaking national news stories in a single feed. Ability to add multiple locations makes Newsbreak even more enlightening and keeps me apprised of what’s happenings round me. The most annoying thing about it is is that in a single newsfeed there are multiple listings of the same story which is quite irritating. For example if I list my home city is San Antonio enter local it will bring me all the late breaking news stories and I might see the same story eight times. Just need to see the story once in a feed there is new info needed to be added to provide an occurrence unfolding and developing.
  • Not sure yet Jul 12, 2019

    By Opinion02122
    I was pleased to see an app that would keep me informed about local news. And I liked getting notifications of what I thought would be breaking news. I've only had this for a short time, and just a few minutes ago, I got a message about an accident near here that harmed six people. I was about to pass the info on to people I thought might be effected by it when I noticed that it was dated 4 days ago! Definitely NOT breaking news. And I’m glad I didn't make my friends unnecessarily nervous about possible injuries to family or friends! It's fine to have older news articles about things that happened locally, but, please, don't send a notification unless it’s breaking news! I got a notification from another app that the Secretary of Labor just resigned! That IS breaking news!
  • May 5, 2021

    By Sarah Morey
    Not only is this app full of hatred, ignorance and prejudice in the comments...but it just gave me two new local articles about Hurricane Irma (a cat 5 storm that happened in 2017) from CBS as being "breaking stories" as of 4 hours ago. I had to go into the article to verify the date of the storm. I live in Hurricane alley and there are people I know, as well as myself, that don't take hurricanes lightly from personal experiences. Do better Newsbreak.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Baumgart 5
    HATE all the ads. Then, even after subscribing my pages always either won't load correctly or cut me off mid story & revert back to the banner for said story & I have 2 find my place...over & over. I have stopped reading on here as much & am about to cancel its so frustrating. AND B4 U SAY ITS MY PHONE, ITS THE ONLY NEWS APP OUT OF 4 THAT DO IT.
  • 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.
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By Jam
    The screen freezes up all the time or just goes white. And I've tried to find a way to delete notifications someone has sent me under messages,settings, but no luck!! And yes there should be an edit button, so you can review your post,, before posting it.
  • ads and irrelevant stories Mar 23, 2020

    By iohcnivek
    I checked out this news app after having refrained from using one for over two years because it is #1 in the news category in the app store. I deleted it after 2 minutes. It's littered with ads, and the built in browser is clunky. The amount of information you'll obtain in a few swipes is miniscule because news headline links take up an entire page. Terrible UI design. If you need news on your phone, do yourself a favor and buy an adblocking app like 1Blocker and add the safari bookmarks of reputable news sources like Reuters to your iPhone's home screens. You'll get no ads, you'll be able to CHOOSE the sources you want to read from and overall will be a more active digester of the news. Why anyone uses these ad infested hunks of UI garbage is beyond me. Don't download. They also sell your digital soul to the devil and God knows to whom such a small little company like this sells your data to. They also have no option to delete your account through their app. Sus.
  • I Loved It At First, But....... Nov 2, 2019

    By CA Drema
    This was a terrific app at first. I particularly loved the ability to see local news stories. But the app gives the headlines, and a sentence or two, and then has a READ MORE, and you click that to read the entire article. The articles themselves open from a separate news source, a newspaper etc. The problem is that after 2 weeks of using this app, most of the time when I click the READ MORE link to read an article, most of the news sources it takes me to tell me I’ve maxed out on my number of free articles, and want me to subscribe to read anymore. And we’re not talking about free subscriptions, you have to pay to subscribe. So, though it’s not the fault of the app itself, the app is no longer useful to me since the news source they’re linking to for a given article will no longer let me read their articles. So sadly, I’ll have to delete this app, since all it’s capable of in my case now is teasing me with headlines from articles I can’t read.
  • 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.
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Lady McClellan
    What is going on with News Break?! It's so frustrating! I Cannot open this app 1/2 of the time, and when I do, it's crashing within the 1st or 2nd news article. I'm highly disappointed. I don't see any replies from news break to ANY of the other reviewers experiencing these issues. I'd love to know if you're working on this or not. Uninstalling and reinstalling doesn't work. Used to love this app. Now it's just a hassle.
  • 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.
  • May 5, 2021

    By Adam Austin
    Sent me an article that put me into panic mode over a category 5 hurricane it said was collecting off the coast. Was posted as an up to date story, but it was really an article from 4 years ago. Other news articles are often short and uninformative, lots of things seem to just be clickbait
  • May 5, 2021

    By Dalton A.
    Uses clickbait advertising to get you to download their app by appearing to be news articles on other news sites. Used the headline "fourth stimulus package soon to go out, find out who gets it" then it opens google play to newsbreak app. Uninstalled and reported to Google (with screenshots).
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Brad Swearingen
    Started out okay, but quickly devolved into pushing divisive articles all from one side. Also repeatedly pushes articles where the headline doesn't match the actual news story and where false claims are made repeatedly and throughout the aticle without ever being supported. I wouldn't mind if these were showing up on the feed, but their being pushed as the top story. Fake headlines are fake news because most people never bother to read the article.
  • Apr 21, 2021

    By Jarminx
    Keeps loading ads in the middle of news stories causing the pages to jump all over the place.... UPDATE: They've now included full page ads that randomly pop up before you see any stories, and randomly. UPDATE 2: Complete junk app... CONSTANTLY auto closes in the middle of reading an article resetting my place and removing the story from the feed. Don't download this garbage.
  • 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!
  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Corey Hankins
    This app is total garbage reporting.... They will share straight up fake stories, articles that are months to literally over a year old, and the grammatical errors are absolutely horrendous! If there were a zero star option, I would click it. Do not waste your time or phone space on this app if you are interested in actual professional articles.
  • Apr 14, 2021

    By R A
    Some nice features but sometimes articles go blank or have an add that appears off screen and blocks the article or something causes the screen to dim excessively. Ads are fine but these bugs occur far too often. Would also be nice to have the option to load the actual article in a browser but it loops it back through this apps website. Reduced from 3 to 1. Mix of news/entertainment disappeared.

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