Alternatives to Zite

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  1. rhett7660, Mar 30, 2015
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    It looks like Zite might be officially dead.. The website is not coming up and the app on both my iPhone and iPad are not connecting.

    So, having said that, other than flipboard anybody else have any other news/story apps that are like Zite that they would like to share.

    **Updated**

    Looks like the site is back up now.......
     
  2. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Well right before I was going to delete the app, I fired it up, and there was again content and then I went to the site and it is back up. I am wondering if they had an issue with their servers.

    I do know their days are numbered though so I am still looking for an alternative. :(
     
  3. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    It's sad Zite is dying, its a much better app than Flipboard in my view and has superior algorithm for stories. Definitely my top 5 used apps of the last couple years.
     
  4. rhett7660, Mar 30, 2015
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    You and me both. I have not found the "joy" if you will of working with flipboard like i did with Zite.

    I just signed up with Prismatic, so far the only complaint I have is, there is way to much sharing on social media or starting a conversation on the topic or story you just read.

    Ugh...... Of course this one complaint may drive me away from the product, but they do seem to have quite a few topics. Again, I am just testing driving it right now.
     
  5. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    I like the Google News app that just came out, not zite but a nice interface
     
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    I hope not! It's one of my favorite apps on my iPad. I use it daily. SOOO much better than Flipboard IMO as well as others.

    Is there news that it's dying? I had no idea.
     
  7. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Great, I will take a look at it.

    There has been talk by ZITE (foreseeable future, is used alot in the FAQ section), that it will be closed, since they were purchased by CNN. We don't know when though. I thought the day may have come when I first made the above post. But it looked liked they were having issues with the server or doing and update. I don't know but it is back up for now.
     
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