Most news is random and generic. OwlFactor finds the best-written news anywhere you read the news.

OwlFactor scores news articles for writing quality and finds the very best articles - on any topic or news source you like.


“OwlFactor rates the news in a way that is transparent and lets me quickly see what articles are well-researched. In this age of fake and biased news, you need this app!” - mikemorales11

“I love the way OwlFactor bubbles the best content to the top, but also let you see alternative perspectives on each days’ news.” - gumshoe77

*Use OwlFactor to find the best news quickly:*

- Your friend just shared a highly partisan article with you. Use OwlFactor to validate its quality and share better-researched articles with her so she can balance her outlook.

- Your Twitter feed is overrun by commentary from clueless folks. Use OwlFactor to see tweets with only the highest quality articles that your friends are reading.

- You are a loyal reader of a news site but feel like you're seeing the same news as everywhere else. Use OwlFactor to find the best and most unique articles in any news source.

- You love finding those unique, well-written articles on topics you like. But you have to wade through so much random stuff to find it! Let OwlFactor find the best articles today, this week, and this month so you read less but better.

*Your privacy is paramount*

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What’s New

Version 1.1.17

See the Most Reported stories so you know what's going on. Then browse the Original, high-quality stories on any topic so you can sink into some beautiful reading.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Ggogs ,

Get informed rather than get used

Most news aggregators these days try to make me feel good about the facts and opinions they show that I’ll keep coming back and then they can sell my attention to major advertisers. Not CivikOwl! Their mission is to genuinely inform a critical-thinking public. I end my morning read feeling knowledgeable about what different spins each media outlet is using to capture their loyal audience. This is good and healthy for a democracy I’m sworn to defend. Thank you for YOUR public service, CivikOwl!

k2-1299 ,

Great way to find credible news

While me newsfeed continues to fill with articles, I regularly ask myself the following: Is the headline just clickbait? Is it written from a politically-motivated POV? Is it a waste of my time? Thankfully, a friend introduced me to CivikOwl. CivikOwl “scores” each article — effectively rating it based on how many sources the article references. It’s refreshing to see a product that values/rates the credibility of content vs. incentivizing other more shallow engagement metrics.

hqnews ,

A focus on the highest quality news

I have limited time to read these days and with the plethora of news sources and content, it is incredibly difficult to know how best to catch up on what is most relevant to my interests. CivikOwl is exactly what I’ve been looking for! The highest quality content in all of the key news areas. Thank you CO!


CivikOwl, Inc.
59.1 MB

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



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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