Description

Get local headlines, breaking news, and relevant stories that matter to you straight to your phone, with News Break.

Now you can get news you cared about directly from your home screen with our newly designed, customizable news widget for iOS 14 that fits into your creative style. It's the best news widget that allows you to follow local, national, and news topics without any hustle.
Make your home screen a portal to your local community and the world.

Know what’s going on in your local community and around the world. From curated local briefings to hand-picked national/world headlines, emergency alerts to crime stories, News Break is your must-have news app.

Highlights - Your Local Briefing
• Get a curated daily brief about local news, traffic, events, crime and more.
• Stay up-to-date with our coverage around protests and public safety.
• Browse national headlines and read comprehensive, in-depth stories.
• Use the discovery engine to discover stories from over 10,000 trusted sources, including Fox News, CNN, Business Insider, Newsweek, HuffPost, Reuters, The Associated Press (AP), Bloomberg, Time, and more...
• Get the stories that matter to you with a highly-personalized feed, relevant to your likes and dislikes.

Your Community News
• Find local restaurants, deals, shop openings, and more ahead of time.
• Read personal and vivid stories from our local writers and content creators.
• Treat us as your personal newsstand, magazine collector, restaurant reviewer, and more.

Create Civic Value - Support the Cause
• Use News Break to revive the local news ecosystem and support small publishers
• Increase local story volume and geographic coverage to stimulate local storytelling and community power

Follow or Block the Trend - It’s Up to You
• It’s totally cool to stay on top of some topics, or totally hate them! News Break allows you to follow what is trending, or completely block some topics you don’t appreciate.
• You can laugh, share, think, cry, upvote, downvote, comment, reply...News Break is a free ground that welcomes you to express emotions & opinions.

Download today and stay informed on local news!

Better informed, better life.

What’s New

Version 3.8.5

Hello News Break readers!

We are working overtime to continually improve your favorite local-news app. Our goal is to help people around the country live safer, more vibrant, more connected lives through the power of local news and information.


- This release brings bug fixes and performance improvements


Do you have feedback for us on how we can improve News Break? Please email us at feedback@newsbreak.com

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
477.5K Ratings

477.5K Ratings

Chrisz Duff ,

App for local and breaking news’ lovers

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!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your positive feedback, Chrisz!
To keep focusing on “local news,” News Break will be initiating a series of updates that revolve around your local community. From Local Classifieds to inviting more media publishers in your neighborhood to partner with us. Please stay excited about the updates!

devilmaycare210 ,

Overwhelmingly Negative

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.

Developer Response ,

Dear user, thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry to hear that you have had such a poor experience to read about too much negative news. As a news aggregator, News Break's database contains more than 10,000 media outlets and tens of millions of news articles. We aim to find quality and feel-good content from a diverse set of publishers and deliver the most important news to you.

I will deliver your suggestion to our editorial team and have them factor in your suggestion. Please stay safe and healthy!

Foodhurtsme ,

App needs a search and filter feature

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.

Information

Seller
Particle Media Inc.
Size
96.7 MB
Category
News
Compatibility

Requires iOS 10.0 and watchOS 6.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Spanish

Age Rating
12+
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Copyright
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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