10 Must-Have Productivity Apps

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Summly For iOS

Wouldn't it be great if there were an easier way to digest news? For avid news readers, sometimes there isn't enough time in the day to consume all the different news beats. Now there is an app for that. To sum it up, Summly simply takes long news stories and summarizes them with the essential facts. Developed by Nick D’Aloisio, the 17-year-old founder of Summly, readers can absorb news from their favorite news sources with concise and coherent summaries. This easy-to-read and simply designed app allows users to choose their favorite news sources, browse cover pages, headlines and preset topics such as science, technology, business and politics.

What we liked most about about Summly is that users can generate their own topics to follow by searching keywords of interest. Using algorithmically generated and natural language processing, Summly will then find the content and summarize it. One thing that takes a bit of getting used to is Summly's screen-swiping user interface, which makes it hard to get back to an article once it's swiped away. Nevertheless, Summly is a must-have app for news junkies.

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