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Mail, news, and videos in one app

AOL is a free reference app for mobile devices that offers news and trending videos. When you want to stay on top of the breaking news and other important happenings across the globe, this app can provide you with notifications. On top of that, it comes with an email client, allowing you to check on your AOL mail, as well as send messages to all of your AOL and phone contacts. 

What AOL app offers

At its core, AOL is an online service that offers the latest news to its users. Whether it's politics, world news, entertainment, finance, or sports, this app will keep you updated on the happenings around the world. The stories it provides are pulled from reliable sites, including TechCrunch, HuffPost, Endgadget, AOL Sports, and AOL Finance. To make sure that you never miss a story, you can enable push notifications. Moreover, you can share the articles you like via Facebook, Twitter, and even your email. 

Installing the AOL app on your device also allows you to manage your AOL mail from anywhere. You can delete, move, mark, or flag emails no matter where you are. You can also access all of your AOL and phone contacts and even send them messages. On top of the news and the email client, AOL also allows its users to watch clips and even live-stream NFL games. 

However, while the app seems to be a good find, there are lots of issues within it that others find annoying. For one, the app is very intrusive. It keeps sending notifications that often interrupt you while you use your device. The email client could also use more improvement as it is difficult to move emails into folders. On top of that, there are lots of annoying adverts that often causes the app to crash. 

Convenient app

Overall, the AOL app is a good app to have if you want to keep abreast of what’s happening around you. More than the latest news, the app offers a convenient way to check on your emails. The app’s intrusiveness and its few usability issues can be a problem. However, the app provides all the services it promised.


  • Offers the latest news
  • Convenient way to check your AOL mail
  • NFL streaming


  • Can be intrusive
  • Difficult to move mails into folders
  • Lots of adverts

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