Excited about Zite - A personal news app

by Dawn Van Dyke on April 26, 2013
App Name: Zite
Operating System: iOS, Windows, Android
App Cost: $0.00

Why This is Wirefly BUZZworthy

The Zite app is an intelligent magazine app that brings personalized news to your Android smartphone, Windows Phone smartphone, or other smartphones and tablets. As the amount of content available on the internet grows exponentially every day, and it can be overwhelming to find news that interest you and sort out the best content. Not only does Zite deliver timely, interesting news stories to you, it learns what you like overtime and tailors your experience.
 
Getting started on the Zite app is easy; just download the free magazine app from the Google Play, iTunes, or Windows Phone store. Then, sign-up and select news categories that interest you most. The Zite app will build an intuitively-organized, digital magazine just for you, pulling in stories from the biggest names in journalism from all over the world.  
 
Customizing your Zite personal news is fast and easy too. Begin by choosing from about 40 news categories such as celebrity, architecture, technology, business, politics, food and cooking, sports, and others. You can easily edit your choices later as your interests change. Zite brings you the best stories in each news category you choose with an evolving algorithm that considers content buzz – that’s stories that are discussed on websites, blogs, and popular social media services. As you thumb up (or down) stories you are reading in the Zite app, or share links to stories with friend on Twitter, Zite learns what articles you like and further tailors your personal news magazine. 
 
This app finds such great content, that I find myself reading new articles on my HTC EVO 4G LTE smartphone all the time now. Whenever I have a few minutes to steal, I check out my Zite app.
 
Zite App Has Lots Of News Categories To Choose From:
Zite App Screen Shot - News Categories 
 
  
My Top Stories Are Personalized To My Interests:    
 Zite App Home Screen - Top Stories
 
 
A Sample Zite App Article: 
A Sample Article In Zite App

Pros

With so many news categories to choose from, you're sure to find something that interests you in the Zite app. This personal magazine app is fully customizable to deliver the best stories on the web to your smartphone or tablet. The Zite app design is simplistic and beautiful. I love how easy it is to share your favorite stories. If you get interupted, you can save a story to read later. Known as the 'intelligent magazine' app, Zite will learn from how you interact with the news stories presented, so it can futher tailor your digitial magazine to just include what you want most. 

Cons

I lose track of time as I move easily from one story to the next. Occasionally, you'll be presented with the same story from multiple media outlets within the Zite app. It doesn't happen very often though, and the evolving algorthm is always improving. 

Final Verdict

Zite is a must-have smartphone app. It's one of my most used Android apps, so I have it on the homescreen of my HTC EVO 4G LTE smartphone.

 

 Zite App On HTC EVO 4G LTE Smartphone Home Screen