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Trap the news your way (pictures)

Trapit is a fun and mostly efficient way to browse subjects that interest you. Instead of searching for stories, you can simply browse the latest news on the topics you like.

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Organize your traps

Enter some search terms and Trapit gathers up news stories from several sources you can quickly browse with a swipe.
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Touch a story to see them all

When you touch a story in a trap, you get a full-screen view of all the stories related to the subject.
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The unfixable screenshot issue

Sometimes the images won't jibe with the story because the app grabs the first image it sees and not always one that goes with your story.
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Train Trapit

Use the yellowish buttons to the right of the story in focus to share, send to reading list, or train Trapit by using the thumbs-up and thumbs-down buttons.
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Let Trapit do the legwork

Do you just want to browse? Touch the Featured Traps button at the top to see several subjects chosen by Trapit and listed by category.
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Full-screen view

When you want to read a story, Trapit stays out of the way, and you can use the button in the upper left to return to Trapit when you're finished.
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Save to your reading list

Sometimes you just want to save a story for later. Use the controls mentioned earlier to save a story to your reading list, so you can come back and read it when you have time.

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