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Description

Quartz's news app puts the entire global economy in your pocket. It's an ongoing conversation about the news, sort of like texting. We'll send you messages, photos, GIFs, links, and—our newest treat—3D objects that you can view in augmented reality.

You decide when you're interested in learning more about a news item. Each session lasts just a few minutes, so it's perfect for the train, elevator, grocery store line, or wherever you have a spare moment. And here's the secret about our little news bot: It's written by humans! Smart journalists who just want to keep you informed and entertained.

We're proud to have been named an Apple editors' choice and one of the 10 best iPhone apps of 2016. Some other accolades we're not exactly bashful about:
• GQ's 100 best things in the world right now
• Fast Company's 8 must-download apps for your new iPhone
• CNET's favorite apps of 2016
• Business Insider's best iPhone apps of 2016
• OK, we'll stop now :)

The app is really simple to use. Here are some other features:
• Experience the news in AR. When telling you about an interesting object that's in the news, we may invite you view a 3D model of it right there in front of you.
• Notifications that are relevant and fun. You decide which alerts to receive, and we won't buzz your phone unless it's really, really important.
• Sometimes our notifications also come with photos, charts, animated GIFs, or other media attached to them. Pretty crazy.
• Take a 24-hour break from news about the US president with Trump Snooze.
• On the Today screen, view our most interesting chart of the moment.
• Apple Watch owners, gauge the markets with an emoji on your watch face.
• No more news? Relax. We'll give you a quiz or something else to do.

This app is a new way to read the news that's really made for your phone. We hope you like it. Let us know what you think at hi@qz.com. Thanks!

What’s New

Version 2.8.6

GIFs, man. They are cool, but also kind of a data hog. So we're thrilled to say that this new version of the app will reduce your data consumption by a lot. (Don't worry, the GIFs are still there. We just got better at when and how we load them.) And for those who want even more control, you can now select "reduce data usage" in settings. When that's turned on and you're on a cellular connection, we won't load images until you tap them. We have the perfect GIF picked out to celebrate these new features, but that would kind of defeat the point, wouldn't it?

This version also fixes the "chart of the moment" extension for your Today screen. Charts!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12K Ratings

12K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

For those of us who spend half our day texting comes a creative new way to stay informed. Every time you open Quartz, you get the news—political, pop-culture, and more—in a series of short messages. Tap on links or emoji to jump to the full story, or use a pre-written reply to get the next entertaining summary. Using Quartz feels like a fun conversation with a well-read friend—complete with GIFs, images, and snarky comments.

ShipiboConibo ,

This is my preferred method of current event consumption

I love this app! Rather than having tl;dr guilt, as I do for not clicking headlines from other sources, I know these articles are short and too the point, but usually with several links to the larger articles and other infos to click on if I do want to dig deeper. This app should be a blueprint for any future news apps, it’s the future of news consumption imho. Although, if I could add a feature I’d like it to use some sort of learning algorithm to figure out what i find to be less interesting and I find to be most important. I don’t necessarily want to tell the app this, but maybe have it just figure it out by what I don’t read, and how often I read further in to things I do read. I expect this to be the case, but I still get a lot of frivolous articles popping up that I rarely read. I’d still like to know what I’m missing though, if it did filter something, so maybe a section to see what is left out if I want to look at it. That said, the apps is amazing! Dare I say the future of news consumption!

thequeenofalexandria ,

Genius.

Millennials are not stupid and generally we are not lazy, but we are busy and have been trained to think differently than generations in the past.
The reality is that most people would like to keep informed of current event but the approach for delivering vital information needed to change.
It comes down to the very basics of writing...what is the point and why do I want to know more? Give me the thesis and give me the topic sentences of your arguments. That is all I have time for.
And this app delivers. I like to spend a few minutes in the morning reviewing current headlines and then inevitably, when I hear more about it later in the day, my interest has already been piqued and I will spare a few moments to discuss, to watch, to read a little bit more.
Speaking of concise writing.....thank you!

Editors’ Choice

For those of us who spend half our day texting comes a creative new way to stay informed. Every time you open Quartz, you get the news—political, pop-culture, and more—in a series of short messages. Tap on links or emoji to jump to the full story, or use a pre-written reply to get the next entertaining summary. Using Quartz feels like a fun conversation with a well-read friend—complete with GIFs, images, and snarky comments.

Information

Seller
Quartz Media LLC
Size
48.5 MB
Category
News
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Copyright
© 2018 Quartz Media, Inc.
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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