After the shutdown of the buzzy AI news app Artifact from Instagram’s founders, a new app called Bulletin is also now turning to AI to help remove clickbait and summarize the day’s news. The app features, as you could in any other RSS reader, instead of relying on a curated selection of news, as Artifact did except in this case, users can customize news sources. The AI integration, meanwhile, helps you to eliminate clickbait headlines from your own news-reading knowledge. Plus, with a click of a button, you have access to a directory of either the content and even all articles within the feed.

Bulletin was made by creator Shihab Mehboob, a* that is prolific( who recently sold his Mastodon client Mammoth to Mozilla. Notes Mehboob, the app works across Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and even Apple Vision Pro. (An Apple TV version is also coming shortly after launch.)

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Getting started with the news app is simple as it comes with a default set of feeds for different categories of news, including World News, Technology, Entertainment, Business, Sports, Fashion and more. However, you can customize this experience if you choose, by adding or removing feeds from the app’s settings to make it your own.

As you browse the sections, you can opt to improve the titles of news posts using AI — a feature designed to help combat clickbait titles — as well as tap on the “Smart Summary” option to have a ChatGPT-style quick summary of the article’s main points. Mehboob says he’s using OpenAI’s GPT to handle the components that are AI

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These choices remember a few of Artifact’s most readily useful functions, for the reason that it provided many different AI-powered development summaries, including those who work in a selection of designs, like “explain like I’m five,” or even for enjoyable, in Gen Z speak, or only using emojis, and others. Bulletin does not get very that far, though an“explain is offered by it like I’m five” alternative to the default summary style, for those news stories that are more complex, perhaps. Helpfully, it can translate summaries into your local language and offers a“copy that is native” option to help you conserve or share the news headlines in another app.

Not All headlines benefit from the “Improve Title” clickbait removal option, but in some full cases, it can be useful. For instance, a Kotaku article titled “The Most Ambitious Space Game Ever Made Is Free This Weekend” is retitled to the more accurate and“No that is complete Sky provides no-cost week-end test with Omega improvement.”

Within each development area, you may get trapped rapidly by tapping the button that is AI the top right of the screen, whose starlight-shaped icons resemble those used by Google’s Gemini. After tapping, the AI Smart Summary will pop up overlaid on your screen offering a bulleted list of the news that is top that area.

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In Bulletin’s configurations, you’ll toggle the news categories off you don’t want to browse, as well as the individual news sources the app includes by default. This also helps you to customize the app’s For You feed, which offers articles from across all sections. But what makes the app handy for power users and news that is heavy is you could include other web site which provides an RSS feed to your software, too.

Image Credits: Bulletin/Shihab Mehboob

One quibble with this specific function is as you can in other RSS readers like

, in order to have the app auto-discover the associated RSS feed that you can’t just add the website URL. Instead, you’ll need to copy and paste the complete RSS feed’s URL into the box provided. This could present a challenge because many websites today no longer bother featuring the RSS that is orange icon directs one to their particular feed, as RSS features fallen out from style. Rather, you usually have to uncover the rss by yourself utilizing a browser plug-in or an RSS audience that will find out the feed that is correct you.

A clever feature is the option to use iOS’s Live Activities to put a news ticker on your Lock Screen (but you can turn this off, if desired.)

Further down the road, Mehboob wants to add support for following network that is social within the software, comparable to Tapestry, the latest software in development through the Iconfactory, which combines RSS feeds, news notifications and internet sites into one screen. Bulletin’s creator informs For Millionaires that Mastodon and Bluesky would “most likely” be their very first applicants once he heads in this way, but didn’t share a period framework. is free to useBulletin

however the features that are AI not. The option that is anti-clickbait the capability to view limitless AI summaries only have compensated programs, beginning at $3.99 every month. A $14.99 per and a $44.99 lifetime option are also available.(* year)