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Hitpad for iPad presents trending news in bite-size chunks


News junkies like me spend a lot of time with Reeder, Mr.Reader, NetNewsWire and, of course, Instapaper. But sometimes it’s good to be able to get a quick overview of what’s happening in the wider world. Hitpad for iPad attempts to do this and it largely succeeds. It offers “trending today” topics in a wide range of categories, including a good stab at UK news, from a variety of sources, including Twitter, which is often where big stories originate.

The trending topics are fully customisable and the developers say that the application learns your interests as you use it. It’s possible to connect with Facebook, Twitter and Instapaper (Marco gets everywhere, I think).

I’ve been using Hitpad for a few days now and I definitely think it’s worth a try, especially since it is free from the App Store.


  1. Michael,

    Thank you for the post. Indeed, our goal with Hitpad is to make it easy and quick for users to stay current and see what is going on. We are working on some major improvements to the app : increasing the # of geos Hitpad supports, increasing the number of topics in CA & UK and breaking them into different categories (sports, business, technology, etc.), the ability to save searches & get back to them everyday easily, ReadItLater integration and more.

    I'd love to get your feedback on this coming version as well which should be out soon.


    Jay Meydad
    Founder & CEO, Hitpad

  2. Thanks Jay. I will continue using Hitpad and will certainly let you know of any problems. One feature that I would welcome would be a "create task in OmniFocus" button.


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