Tap News, from Sudobility, and News Fuse USA, from icoderz, pull together articles from nine popular news outlets so you can access them all from one place. Both apps will feed you news from ABC News, BBC News, CBS News, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, USA Today and Yahoo! News.
The main difference, as far as content goes, between these two apps is that Tap News provides CNBC and News Fuse USA provides Fox News. Both apps grab articles at the same speed and articles are organized into “just tap it” lists. Scroll, tap, read.
In side-by-side comparisons of the eight news outlets Tap News and News Fuse USA share in common, I found they are identical: same news, same format.
They both cost $0.99 and they’re both ad-supported, as are all brand-names news apps these day.
Tap News and News Fuse each have easy-to-use navigation schemes, although minor differences exist. There’s not much to using news apps, so you would expect both would have the same capabilities.
News Fuse has a slightly fancier look. You select a news outlet by tapping on a colorful logo. Tap the icon at the bottom of the screen and a 3 x 3 grid of news logos slides into view.
Tap News uses a drop down menu with plain gray buttons but it’s functional and non intrusive. I lean toward this less-shiny set up, because it doesn’t get in the way but that's a personal preference only.
Neither one of these apps have news reading abilities that can stand comparison to the news readers of the content providers themselves. USA Today’s app, for example, has additional features that enable you to customize your reading experience.
Is one app decidedly better than the other? Nope. You’ll be happy with either. If you want to consolidate prime-time news brands into one app instead of three or four, then either Tap News or News Fuse does the trick.