Maybe you’re not quite maintaining your normal news diet as the year winds down. Or maybe you’re trying to get a jump on a New Year’s resolution to keep up with current events. In any case, people looking for bite-size takes on the news should consider Circa. The app’s team pulls the most basic info from news stories and puts them in easy-to-read cards. Users can also flag a story line to follow if they sign up for an account. And, of course, you can always opt to go to the full stories linked off the summaries. This isn’t an app for the news-obsessed, but if you just want a daily digest, Circa News is worth a download. Free, for iOS and Android devices.
— Hayley Tsukayama