Zite

Zite

500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Algorithm to display just what suits with you
  • Good-looking layout
  • Smoothly performance
  • Like/unlike system
  • GReader and Twitter integration
Cons
  • Cannot select sources, just topics
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Create your own magazine"

Reviewed by / Mar 30, 2012

Zite is a free personalized magazine that learns what you like and gets smarter every time you use it

Zite is a magazine that suits with you. It tracks your interests from your GReader account or Twitter profile. There's no need to create a Zite account (recommendable though), but you'll have to grant access to that accounts if you want to fully enjoy it. After tracking your accounts, Zite will show a list of topics that you can choose among. Mark the ones you're interested in and you'll get articles related to that topics from thousands of reliable sources. Bear in mind that it doesn't integrate your nor your GReader account subscriptions nor your Twitter timeline. You can select topics, not the sources.

However, Zite allows you to like/unlike articles. This info will be included in the algorithm to set your preferences. Thus, the more you read and like article, the most accurate it will become. All your topics will be displayed on a top bar. You can navigate through them just swiping left or right. Scroll down/up to check articles' list of each category. Tap on the one you're interested in, read it on an optimized reading-view, thumb up/down or share it. You can also read the article open your browser or change app font size.

The main catch of this kind of magazines is that you cannot choose the sources, just the topics. Thus, it's not a RSS-like reader. Although the algorithm works for us, it would be great to choose manually what we want to read.

No complaints regarding interface: good-looking layout, smoothly performance and ease of use. High recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
Zite is an intelligent magazine that helps you discover interesting things to read.

Your Zite is as unique as you are. Zite learns what you like and gets smarter as you use it. Zite analyzes millions of articles each day and brings you the best of your favorite magazines, newspapers, authors, and blogs.

Zite also helps you discover content that you won’t find elsewhere. We offer over 40,000 topics that bring fresh voices and different perspectives to explore.

Finally, our design combines beauty and brains. With Zite you’ll get all the benefits of our powerful technology wrapped in a beautiful Android-optimized design that’s a joy to use every day.

Requires Android 2.3 Gingerbread or newer.

Zite 2.0 is optimized for Android phones, phablets and 7 inch tablets.

What people are saying:

“Zite is a mind reader.” – PCMag

“If you’d like a smarter way to handle information overload, Zite can do the dirty work.” —Wall Street Journal

Recently changed in this version

- Added the option to open an article in an external browser
- Fixed video usability across lots of devices
- Various other bug fixes


Lists with Zite

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.

Comments and ratings for Zite
  • (66)

    by gabriel sunn on 08/04/2014

    Super lame that it won't open on the Gear.

  • (66)

    by Lucas Allen on 06/04/2014

    Zite has introduced me to too many great stories, writers, and sites that I know follow regularly to count. I will continue to use it obsessively up until the day they shut it down. Hopefully, someone will create an alternative as good. For the life of m

  • (66)

    by James Tichgelaar on 06/04/2014

    Zite looks great on iOS devices. Not nearly as attractive or useful on Android.

  • (66)

    by Kevin Hix on 06/04/2014

    It always brings up interesting articles. My only complaint is that the reader needs to be able to rotate.

  • (66)

    by Barry Dempsey on 05/04/2014

    Good alternative news site

  • (66)

    by Jonathan Rapley on 04/04/2014

    Using a nexus 4: zite hangs and crashes way too much. I stuck with it for a while but have given up and uninstalled.

  • (66)

    by Andy Sukirtharaj on 02/04/2014

    Works only on wifi.