One of my favorite apps for finding new stories to read is Digg, all the others I have tried don’t do a great job curating things down to the truly good. Next Draft also helps with this, but that’s only a weekday newsletter.
SmartNews is a new (to the U.S.) app that shows the top stories in user selectable categories. I’ve been using it about a day now, and I like it. I don’t love it, as I find the inconsistent content layout between categories odd, but it’s way better than subscribing to “news” type RSS feeds.