Inshorts – News in 60 words (Review)

Let me tell you something very important. This is the first time I am writing a review and that too about an app. So this post basically contains my personal experience of using this app. Let’s get started, shall we?

So what is this “Inshorts – News in 60 words” (Formerly News in Shorts) all about? Let the below ad speak for itself.

“Inshorts is a unique news app that curates daily news from various national and international news sources and summarises them to present in a crisp, 60 words or less format. All summarised articles contain only facts, no opinions, to help you stay informed with the right content. Inshorts learns your preferences and shows all articles of your interest, in a single feed.”

This app requires android 4.0 and above and has a size of 4.8 MB. I particularly like the following which appears in WHAT’S NEW section of the app.

We took the app to a service station,
The water shrunk the size to 4.8MB,
The oil made the swipes smooth and trouble-free,
Dents in videos were made to flee,
All other bugs sent on a long vacation!
Previous app size: 6.4 MB
 
Let’s begin installation of the app.

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It requires access to the following on your phone.

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First time opening of the app, you see the following screens one after the other. You need to swipe up to proceed further. Indeed that’s the most important thing you should be doing in this app – SWIPE UP.

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Done! And there you have the first News in 60 words – short and crisp.

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You can click on blue word that follows ‘more at’ which will lead you to the original article. So you can read  the full article if you wish to and always get back to shorts by following the ‘back to short’ link. (See how the word short is bold and blue)

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Swipe up to read the next news. Click on Share (again blue). You can Share on all the apps installed on your mobile.

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You can also get to a video if available by clicking on blue word that follows ‘video at’.
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The app provides options for Night Mode also which basically means the white background of news will be replaced by a darker background. (See image above). You can also select Notifications to be notified of new posts.

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Clicking on the feedback button sends you directly to mail with lot of details of your mobile.

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Click on ‘Hindi’ to switch the interface language to Hindi. The news also will appear in Hindi. You can switch back and forth.

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You can bookmark any news by clicking on the heading of the news. The heading turns red.

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All bookmarked items can be accessed later on from Categories – Bookmarks.

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It’s also possible to get specific topic news by clicking on ‘More’ which expands as below.

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There’s lot of other features available which I still haven’t tried out. Overall, I feel it’s a nice app to have handy. 

To try “Inshorts – News in 60 words” , click here and let me know your thoughts about it.

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