AllNews 3 is an iOS app that is designed to let you read news from RSS news sources from around the world. It is an iOS counterpart of a desktop application titled AllNews Desktop 3, which has been released at the same time. We’ve managed to design this app such that it has as many features as the desktop counterpart has though a few are missing. And the iOS version has something that the desktop counterpart doesn’t have – the device orientation support. The former supports both the portrait and landscape orientations. So you can run news vertically or horizontally whichever suits you.
- The built-in library of RSS sources has been updated. It now has more than 1,500 RSS sources from around the world.
- The application will remain free to use for the first week. Further continuous use of this app will require a one-time purchase of an in-app product. Or it will cease to download news.
- Validate the URL of an existing RSS source record individually.
- The app now supports both the portrait and landscape orientation.
- Let the app scroll news from multiple sources you select from right to left simultaneously. You just sit relaxed and read scrolling news.
- Get access to nearly 1,500 RSS news sources from nearly six dozen news media organizations around the world. Create an RSS source record by selecting a source from the built-in library.
- Create an RSS source record by specifying the URL of a news source.
- Change the order by which lines of news appear and scroll.
- Let the app label the title of a news article with the new tag if it has been the first time appearing since the last update.
- Let the app automatically update news periodically. The user can choose one of the several time intervals (10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 40 minutes, 50 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours).
- Select one of 16 phases to change the speed by which the app runs news.
- Stop and run scrolling news at any time. And reload news manually at any time.
- Tap a news title and get the web content.
- Share news you are currently reading through other apps including Mail, Notes, Message and more.
- Run a search to find articles containing titles that match your search phrase.
- Receive an RSS source data file (.an3) from the desktop counterpart through AirDrop.
- Tap a source field to see a list of news articles for the selected RSS source.
- Supported device orientation: Both portrait and landscape.
- Languages: English only.
- app file size: 35.8 MB.
- The app comes with a built-in 15-page user guide.
- iOS 11.0 or above
- iPhone, iPod Touch
- The app is free to use for the first week. Further continuous use of this app will require a one-time purchase of an in-app product. Or it will cease to download news.
- Letting the app update news requires the Internet connection.
Version 3.1.3 (Released on November 8th, 2019)
- The app could crash when the user tapped Purchases in the Home screen.
- The app is now compatible with the dark mode.
Version 3.1.1 (Released on November 6th, 2019)
- The rows of news did not appear properly when the user first used it in the portrait mode and then used it in the landscape mode.
Version 3.1.0 (Released on August 26th, 2019)
- A new group of news sources are available: CRN (Australia), CTV (Canada), Military (U.S.), The Hill (U.S.), Politico (U.S.), ProPublica (U.S.), San Diego Union-Tribune (U.S.). The total number of RSS sources is now 1,637.
Version 3.0.6 (Released on August 15th, 2019)
- The web view did not adapt to device rotation.
There is no trial or demo version available since the app is available for free.
There is no video tutorial at this time.
This app does not collect privacy data from its users. And the developer of this app does not share any type of data with a third party.
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