I’m going to admit something really awful now. I don’t really have time to watch the news. For the most part, it’s just half an hour (or more) or miserable stories and realistically I don’t have that much time to waste feeling miserable. Sure, there are good things in the new sometimes, but not very often. While I don’t tend to sit down and watch the news though, that’s not to say I don’t keep up with it. As a blogger and full-time user of the internet, I often see what’s going on – either on someone else’s blog, my Facebook feed or Twitter. However when I was asked to review “Bullet News” app, I figured it might be exactly what I was looking for – and really it is.
Bullet News is available on both Apple or Android and can be downloaded for free. So far the ratings are looking pretty good for it, so I was happy to give it a go too. Setting it up is really simple, you either login in or just press start. You’re given all the usual options for push notifications and the news you might be interested in. I allowed push notifications as I figured it was a good way to keep up to date and I also picked UK, World and Entertainment as my choices for specific news.
Though I’ve only been using the app since last Wednesday, I have to admit I’ve already grown quite addicted to it. Not only does the main news push to my phone front screen so I’m aware of anything breaking, the app itself shows news in Bullet points and short amounts (hence the name of the app I imagine).
For those of you who like a little more news than this, there are options to read more. However this is perfect for me as I can just glance at a headline and see if it’s something I’m interested, click to read more and get these nice bullet points that break down the story for me. You can also flip between the tabs of top news and the others you’ve selected (for me that’s UK, World and Entertainment) making it easy to see what you want.
For people like my partner, who have the BBC app, BuzzFeed and god knows what else, not to mention spend hours online every day reading and watching the news, it might not be the right thing for you. However for me, it’s exactly what I need. A quick bite of news, every now and again, especially the breaking news pushed to my screen. If you think you’re like me then definitely give it a try, like I said it’s free to download so you’ve got nothing to lose.