Friday Finds: 10 Free Apps to Personalize Your News Sources

Looking for an awesome way to keep track of your e-Learning blogs, news publications and social media like Twitter and LinkedIn? Try a free news aggregator or RSS reader app, which allows you to easily organize, customize and stay up-to-date on all the latest e-Learning trends and tips.

For this Friday Finds, we’ve collected 10 free apps to help you personalize your news and social media sites:

Flipboard Icon 1. Flipboard
Discover your stylish and personalized magazine, where you can flip through news, blogs and social media. You can also search for people, topics, hashtags and more from every site you’ve added to your Flipboard. Download it from the App Store or Google Play.
Pulse Icon 2. Pulse
Browse through the visual mosaic layout of blogs, newspapers and more. To save and share your favorite stories, just tap the star or send them to Pocket and Evernote. Plus, once Google Reader is gone in July 2013, you can easily import your feeds to Pulse. Download it from the App Store or Google Play.
Taptu Icon 3. Taptu
Create your own streams with all your updates together—from news sites to social media like Twitter and LinkedIn. Import straight from your Google account, and DJ your news by editing and customizing each stream. Download it from the App Store or Google Play.
Google Currents Icon 4. Google Currents
Sync your Google account to this reader for a simple way to browse, read and share all the news publications and blogs you subscribe to. The swipeable magazine format is easy to use—just like you’d expect from a Google app. Download it from the App Store or Google Play.
Feedly Icon 5. Feedly
Organize, read and share all your blogs, news sites and podcasts from your Google Reader account. Save and share your articles on Twitter, LinkedIn and more. Plus, you can sync Feedly on your phone, tablet and computer. Download it from the App Store or Google Play.
News 360 Icon 6. News 360
Swipe horizontally through images to choose an article from the latest news. Then, swipe vertically to read the article. You can also share, save and give feedback by marking the stories you like or don’t like. Download it from the App Store or Google Play.
Prismatic Icon 7. Prismatic
Customize your news and connect to your social media account with an easy-to-use interface. Any article you read on this app also displays the latest tweets about that article, so you can see what people are talking about as you’re reading. Download it from the App Store.
Zite Icon 8. Zite
Zite learns what you like and recommends stories based on your interests and reading habits. Use it for all your blogs and news sites, so it keeps getting smarter with more news suggestions just for you. Download it from the App Store or Google Play.
HootSuite Icon 9. HootSuite
Quickly import your HootSuite web account information to monitor your social media from anywhere. Schedule messages, and track Twitter, Facebook and more with your personalized and organized lists. Download it from the App Store or Google Play.
NewsBlur Icon 10. NewsBlur
This personal newsreader allows you to read content on its original site and share stories on your own blog. Train it to learn your preferences by hiding the stories you don’t like and highlighting the ones you do. Download it from the App Store or Google Play.

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