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With placement season under way, it’s time to brush up on happenings around the world to ace those group discussions. Here are three news and news aggregator apps that present news in a different way — bite-sized, easy to digest, and even fun!

Quartz

What if someone could just text you the news? You could have a conversation with the ‘news’ if you choose to — with a few simple emoji or GIFs. This is precisely what Quartz does, using a chat messaging interface to get you your daily news fix. With each story that appears on your feed, you get a couple of lines of info. You can then either choose to move on to the next story, or know more. And that’s about it — the app isn’t cluttered with overwhelming features, making it a nice change of pace. Quartz is available both on the Apple App store as well as the Google Play Store. (http://bit.ly/2enFYxd)

Inshorts

This app has long been a favourite of the mobile millennial generation since its introduction in 2013. The USP of this homegrown app (the company is Delhi-based) is that it consolidates and summarises any and all content — stories, infographics, videos, blogs — from a variety of sources, in 60 words or less. You can personalise your feed according to your interests — politics, entertainment, business, technology, world, sports, and more. There is also a dedicated video and photo gallery section. Inshorts is available on both the App Store and Google Play Store. (http://bit.ly/2h3dJbz)

Pocket

This app is for those situations when you see an interesting article, but don’t have the time or battery life to check it out immediately. This app can be used across all your devices — computers, phones (both iOS and Android) and tablets — even without an Internet connection. On your browser, simply click the Pocket icon on the toolbar to save. The link is then immediately available wherever you’re signed in to Pocket. You can also save to Pocket within apps like Facebook and Twitter. (http://bit.ly/2h3N6ja)

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