Every once in a while you look down at your iPhone and you think to yourself, does that application really deserve to be on the FIRST page of my apps? Should it really be right next to my text message application? That’s really primetime… And then there are times when you look down and you know you want that application right there in front. Well the WSJ is one such app. Bring it upfront and be proud! It has earned my Best News Application for the iPhone.
I’ve been a loyal reader of the Wall Street Journal for ten years. I don’t know if I somehow relate to the editors better or if the news is simply reported with superior… something. What I can say is that I like the news, and that has effected my take on the WSJ iPhone app, but I also just think the WSJ iPhone app is the best news application available on its own technical merits.
There are a lot of features I find useful about iPhone news apps – but superior amongst them is the ability to have a full blown newspaper always at my disposal whether I’m in a cab or flying 30,000 feet in the air. The WSJ iPhone app does these things perfectly. Not only does it deliver the finest quality news, but it also does so by caching that news locally on your iPhone. Which means – you get all that news in your pocket even when you are sitting 30,000 feet in the air. Oh, its also very easy to navigate, find articles you’ll enjoy and share them with friends.