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There are so many ways to consume news if you happen to own an iPad. From a very capable standards compliant browser to feed readers, native apps straight from news outlets, RSS readers, among a bunch of other options. One vertical among them that has gotten the attention of indie developers and large media powerhouses are newsreaders that offer a mashup of content.

It’s a fun way to read articles on a snazzy newsreader. Most of them are iPad only and more of them come knocking ever so often. I personally have reviewed a couple of cool ones for our readers. The recent one that got my attention was Hitpad. Like its umpteen competitors, Hitpad also strives to present news in a compelling manner – could it persuade you to ditch Flipboard or another similar app. Is it really that compelling?


As we all know, the iPad is useful for a wide range of things. Since I’ve had mine, it has replaced my MacBook for a number of purposes! The huge variety of applications available for it and the fact it is so portable has made it popular with many different people, from teachers to businessmen and even musicians (the British virtual group Gorillaz created their album The Fall almost exclusively on the iPad).

News applications are a popular choice for iPad owners as they offer a simple way of keeping up to date with the world without having to trawl through loads of different news websites. But with the sheer range of news applications floating around on the App Store, how do you know which ones to download? Well, I’ve rounded up 10 of the best ones, which will help you keep track of all the going-ons in the world.

Let’s have a look at them in more detail.