This news aggregation app gives you the top stories whittled down to short paragraphs, quotes, images and maps. The content won’t add much depth to your understanding of what’s going on in the world but is a handy way to keep current if don’t have time to read the paper.
Moreover, it’s a pleasure to peruse because of the clear layout and clever way the app shades out paragraphs you aren’t reading to focus your attention. Stories have links to related entries from Circa’s writers and the sources they used so that you can track back.
You can also get notified when updates are added to stories that interest you and share articles and images on Twitter and Facebook. In addition there is a home screen widget that lets you see headlines without opening the app.
The number of news categories is limited, however, with a focus on the United States, technology, politics, science and health but no section for sport. The app offers additional benefits if you register for a Circa account but it’s not clear what these are.