If you’re like most athletes, you’re too busy with practices and workouts to spend an hour watching the evening news or reading the newspaper every day. But if you like being up-to-date on current news, a new iPhone and iPod Touch app is perfect for you—whether you want to stay informed about events in the world or you’re just looking to get yesterday’s sports headlines.
Snackr is a simple, free app that catches you up on all of the day’s big stories in just five minutes. Once the app compiles your personal preferences for streaming news, its British narrator reads you the headline and first paragraph of each story that fits your profile. With Snackr, you can get an overview of the day’s events while you’re getting dressed, on your way to school or heading to practice. If you want to learn more about a story, you can email it to yourself for later reading or mark it as a favorite.
Snackr’s best feature is the ability to customize each user’s news feed, delivering just the news you want to hear. Don’t care about business news? You can train Snackr to avoid it entirely. Link it to your Facebook account, and Snackr will remind you about your friends’ birthdays, catch you up on your favorite teams’ latest news and personalize your selection of stories.
Snackr is free for a limited time. You can download it from the iTunes App Store now. And check out several other great STACK-approved apps.