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2.1.1 3 years, 4 months ago
iOS 13
What's new in Shorty News v.2.1.1?

Shorty News 2.1.1 focuses on fixing bugs and issues.
It is highly recommended to update Shorty News, if you are from Canada (English & Francais), the UK and the US. A new setup is required for all.

[Bug Fixes]
• (Solved) News sources do not appear in these regions: Canada (English), Canada (Francais), United Kingdom and the United States
• (Solved) Image bug in CBC News
• (Solved) Image bug in some Configuration messages


2.1 3 years, 4 months ago
iOS 13
Shorty News 2.1 brings you new small features into the news reader.
However, there are big improvements under the hood. The new GET-mechanism and the new storage architecture do not only improve your experience. It opens a new age of News shortcuts in the future. See more details about the new version in the shortcut.


2.0.2 3 years, 6 months ago
iOS 13
What's new in v.2.0.2?

• Fixed a fatal menu error


2.0.1 3 years, 6 months ago
iOS 13
What's new in v.2.0.1?
This update includes new news sources, new countries, and new languages ​​so that more people around the world can use it.

[New languages]

• Shorty News ora supporta anche l'italiano. Mille grazie a @alombi
• Shorty News ondersteunt nu ook Nederlands. Veel dank aan @dante_nl
I'm looking for people who can translate Shorty News into French and/or Spanish. Please contact me. You'll find the contact sheet if you open Shorty News. I'm looking forward to see you there.

[New news sources]
-- New countries --

Hello Arabic countries!
These news sources are supported in Shorty News:
• Asharq al-Awsat
• Al Arabiya
• Al Jazeera (English)
• BBC Arabic
• CNN Arabic
• RT Arabic

Hello Australia!
These news sources are supported in Shorty News:
• 9News
• ABC Australia
• SBS Australia
• Sydney Morning Herald
• The Age

Ciao Italia!
These news sources are supported in Shorty News:
• Corriere della Sera
• Il Foglio
• Il Messaggero
• Il Sole 24 Ore
• La Repubblica

Hola Mexico!
• El Debate
• El Universal
• El Siglo de Torreon
• Excelsior
• Vanguardia

Hallå Sverige!
• Aftonbladet
• Dagens Nyheter
• Expressen
• Svenska Dagbladet
• Sydsvenskan

-- Countries expanded --
Canada (English)
• Toronto Star
Canada (Français)
• Le Journal de Montreal
• TVA Nouvelles

[Bug Fixes]
• A small color change bug in Shortycuts' Reader (Darkgray) has been fixed

• The topic configuration has been moved from the beginning to 'Topics'
• A welcome message has been added

News sources
United States
• The result of the investigation by the news source "Breitbart":
„Breitbart is a right-wing populist and radical right-wing news and opinion platform in the United States. After in-depth investigations, Breitbart works with many provocative and racist statements, which ultimately led to many scandals and controversies. Many reports were missing, incorrect, or completely misrepresented. Because of this, Breitbart is not considered a random news source and removed.“


2.0 3 years, 6 months ago
iOS 13
What's new in v.2.0?

[New Features]

• Introducing: "Topics"
-> In Topics, you can easily track news topics with a keyword. Simply add the topic (or keyword) to the Shorty News topic list. Shorty News then searches through the five current articles per source based on your keyword.
You'll then get the latest news with the topic from all the sources available in your region. This way you always stay up-to-date and well informed.

• Introducing: "Embed-a-Update X Shortycuts"
Another step into the future.
-> With the redesigned 'Embed-a-Update'-Updater by Shortycuts and ROP, Shorty News is becoming more independent. This updater has basic options like Embed-a-Update. It's more design-oriented to make your experience of Shorty News even better and more comfortable.

• Introducing: "ROP's Design"
The wonderful menu design by ROP has been transformed to Shorty News


Introducing: Shorty News's Reader tools
"Reader tools" offers you the opportunity to:
• change your font size when you're using the Shorty News's Reader
• change the theme for the article you read temporarily

• You have the opportunity to save the article after you reading it

[News sources]
Canada (English)
• Global News

[General improvements]
• Article tools improvements
• "Flat" menu design improvements
• Small improvements at the save mechanism

[Bug fixes]
• A configuration bug has been fixed
• The file "" doesn't exist" bug has been fixed


1.2.2 3 years, 7 months ago
iOS 13
What's new in v.1.2.2

[Bug Fixes]

• Temporary update error has been fixed



1.2.1 3 years, 7 months ago
iOS 13
What's new in v.1.2.1?

[Bug Fixes]

• Fixed a configuration error


1.2 3 years, 7 months ago
iOS 13
What's new in v.1.2?

[News Sources]

New countries
• Canada (English and French) (6 news sources)
• Netherlands (10 news sources)
• Portugal (2 news sources)

New sources in existing countries
• United Kingdom: Sky News
• Germany: die tageszeitung

• New: Automatic design detection
It's now possible that Shorty News can capture the device's light- and darkmode appearance. If your device is in the light mode, the design at Shorty News also gets light, if it's dark, it gets dark. Just go to Settings >> Design >> Automatic

• Big improvement: Performance improvements in the program interior
-> An important step into the future Of Shorty News:
The region determination mechanism that the vCard menu uses news sources and its logo images has been greatly simplified

• Swing Updater EE updated to version 2.3.1
-> Swing Updater is currently only available in English
• Credits sheet has been added
• Added "How to contact Shortycuts" sheet

• Actions reduction of 13.4%

News Bundle & Browse
• Back button has been added when you want to choose what you want to do with the item

News Bundle & Browse & Save
• Information: "Currently selected item" has been introduced on certain menus

• "Finished reading articles" - Added the delete function

[Bug Fixes]
• The image in the font configuration has been improved


1.1 3 years, 8 months ago
iOS 13
What's new in v.1.1?

This release focuses on improvements and bug fixes to make Shorty News even better :)

[New news sources]

As promised in the description, we've added these new news sources:

• Handelsblatt, SPIEGEL

[Improvements & Optimizations]

• It was cleaned up and the garbage was brought out
• If you don't have an internet connection, a note will appear and you'll get back to the main menu. Shorty News is no longer suddenly terminated.
• Faster process sequences in some places
• Icon customizations

[Bug Fixes]

"Website Save" bug
• When the article's website was accessed this article was automatically saved
-> This error has been fixed


1.0 3 years, 8 months ago
iOS 13
Initial release of Shorty News!