circaCirca is not your typical newsreader. Instead of showing you entire articles from various publications, it presents you with a collection of details about a story: quotes, pictures, facts, and other snippets. If you follow a developing story, Circa can notify you about it.

The app reminds me of a story about Mark Zuckerberg and his art history exam at Harvard. Having not gone to any class that semester, Zuckerberg decided to create a web page with various images of art that would be covered in the test. Then he emailed his classmates asking them to fill out a description for each picture. And of course, they all did. How did Zuckerberg do? He aced it.

Instead of poring through ten different articles about the same story, Circa takes the same technique used by Zuckerberg to capture all the relevant information about a story.

Download Circa from the App Store