Brief: just the news you need

Brief: just the news you need

Brief: just the news you need

By Broadsheet

  • Category: Magazines & Newspapers
  • Release Date: 2020-02-18
  • Current Version: 2.1.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 99.99 MB
  • Developer: Broadsheet
  • Compatibility: iOS 13.0+
Score: 4.67
From 387 Ratings


Understand important news in a moment with: • Reports written for you by real human editors • Curated opinions from voices that matter • Timelines that provide thorough background • No infinite feed – just the news you need News is really important, but following it can be stressful and overwhelming. Brief is a subscription news service that fits the most important news stories into the little free moments you have each day. To do that, our team does a bunch of work to give you just the information you need to understand complex news stories. For example, every news report comes with a timeline so you can catch up with how the story developed. We also customize each report based on what you already know, so you only get the new stuff. That’s how we keep it brief without dumbing it down. No one wants to get stuck in a bubble, so we pull together perspectives from voices that matter – politicians and experts across the spectrum – and let them speak for themselves. If you want to take a break for a couple days, the most important stories will be waiting for you when you come back. You can pick up right where you left off. We think you’ll love Brief, and we can’t wait for you to check it out!


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Great for my mental health, great for my news

These days, the news is stressful, and I’m finding that consuming it through aggregators like Apple News is like drinking toxic sludge from a firehouse. This app is giving me key articles, along with context and sources to review. I love it. I don’t feel disconnected from the world, but I’m also not investing every little gaff and slip that hits the news cycle. Highly recommend it. Sub fee covers real editors doing real summaries with sources.
By Zachary Buck

Not for me

App has a slight bias
By EddieT31

Very helpful

I want to stay updated on daily news, but the world can be overwhelming at times. This app is a great way of getting a handful of updates in important topics without getting bogged down in too much political madness. I ultimately ended up canceling my subscription only because 2020 is a dumpster fire of nightmares, therefore I stopped caring about news and am instead looking for cocktail recommendations.
By nesxb74

Best news app

I’m a first time voter this year and I wanted to make informed decisions and I have become a bit obsessed with news and keeping up with current events. This app is unbiased, just facts. I would recommend this app to everyone, it is totally worth it. I had some questions and went to customer support and they are so kind and helpful! I hope that one day this app is on everyone’s phone and considered to be one of the top apps for news. I am already recommending this app to all my friends that I know that enjoy reading the news without the party bias! 5 stars all the way.
By Xx_Topaz_xX

Definitely not unbiased.

The UI and concept of this app are great; short, informative articles presented beautifully that guide you along through your “briefing” each day. However, if you are looking for a news app that presents only facts and does not try to manipulate how you feel about a topic (a major selling point advertised by Brief), this is not the one. Editors opinions and political leanings shine through these articles like the sun shines through windows.
By jacobooski

Need adjuster for text size.

The content is good but the text is small. That's a real problem and I'll have to cancel my subscription.
By ezr2

My First Time

I’m reluctant to admit this, but this app has finally given me a way to stay consistent with the news. I just couldn’t do it before, it was way too overwhelming and I’d quickly get frustrated trying to keep it all straight—a rollercoaster of basically getting obsessive and determined and then burned out and apathetic. I’ve been consistent for weeks now and I at least retain a general grasp on what’s going on. If I want to dig deeper, I can—but Brief doesn’t push it. THANK YOU! The “How we got here” feature is incredibly helpful...
By BillPowerless

Best news app

Seriously this app is amazing and it’s worth every penny!
By preeves23

So far I’m impressed!

I used to be a news hawk and politics junkie, but over the past few years I simply haven’t had the time (or desire for that matter) to pay as close attention. While much of the news is empty and negative these days, it’s still very necessary to stay informed with important events. That’s why I love this app. It contains clear information, is well formatted, and offers a user-friendly interface. From what I can tell, the information does not appear to be biased, and simply displays key points in an easy-to-process manner. There’s a few tweaks I’d love to see made from a development/design standpoint, but all are minor and unimportant. So if you’re wondering if it’s worth the subscription, definitely check out the free trial and try it for yourself.
By StrangeCoyote


Was given a complimentary subscription. Love this app. Quick look at news. Unbiased and accurate!!
By Matthew Carpenter


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