Review: Ever Widening Circles

Right now we live in a world of bad news regardless whether we’ve talking about the pandemic, or we are talking about the economy, or politics. And the news that we see reflects that. It’s downright depressing at times.

So what if I said that you could download an app that would serve up more positive news to you. There’s a new mobile app called Ever Widening Circles which is available via the Apple Store or Google Play that allows you to take a few moments from your day to experience the lighter and more uplifting side of the 24/7 always-on news cycle. I took a few minutes to download the app onto my iPhone and spent a lot of time going through it. Here’s my observations on this app:

The front page of the app shows the latest articles that are on offer. I like the fact that it gives you an estimation of how long it will take to read.

The articles themselves are very rich when it comes to media. It’s not just text, there are Instagram and YouTube links as well. This makes each article a very engaging experience.

There are a rather large number of categories available. I noted that they had TED Talks, Life Hacks, Science and Technology. Whatever you are interested in, it’s likely here.

What’s interesting is that there is a core team behind all the articles that work to put all of this together. That means that the stories that you get are curated and that you won’t see anywhere else. They promise no agenda: no politics or commercial biases. And from what I can tell, there isn’t any of that. Sources are cited as well which I appreciate. And to top it off, there’s a pretty clear privacy policy that doesn’t ring any alarm bells for me.

The app is free to download. But there are two subscription plans:

  • A $0.99 monthly subscription plan with the first month free.
  • A $9.99 yearly subscription plan with the first month free.

If you want to brighten up your day and take your mind off the news that can drag you down, Ever Widening Circles is a good way to do it. And it is worth your time to download it and have a look.

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