Best News Apps For Morning Commuters: Informative Applications That Will Brighten Up Your Trip [PHOTOS]

Stuck in traffic? Bored on the train? Download these apps and turn your morning commute into an informative trip. These apps bring you up to the minute coverage specifically designed to consume during your bleary morning hours.

The Skimm

This app wins the prize for best news source to read while stuck underground with no cell service. Sign up for The Skimm's daily emails, and get the lowdown ­­on a good number of news events. It's also very clever and pretty funny, making your morning commute a little less horrific. (Photo:The Skimm)


CNN coverage of any event always delivers. Check this app out for a wide range of news that covers all subjects, with audio, video and print components. Whether you are on the train, in the car, or on foot, the CNN app brings you as much information as the legendary news organization can muster. (Photo by CNN)

AP Mobile

The Associated Press app offers a good summary of the most important, trending, events of the day. The feed is also customizable, meaning you can select which news topics you get regular updates about. One section of the app even requires no streaming, so it'll will still work when the train cuts off service. (Photo: AP)


Ever feel like you get a lot of your news from Facebook? Well this app is five steps ahead of you. Paper by Facebook collects stories that are trending both in the newsroom and on your newsfeed and puts them all in one easy to read location on your phone. (Photo: Facebook)


The Buzzfeed app allows its users to enjoy news on an entertainment level. With the quizzes, opinion pieces and catchy articles that have made the site a go-to news service for millennials, Buzzfeed makes your commute fun and fast and its notification option makes it so that you won't miss breaking news all throughout the day. (Photo: Buzzfeed)

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