Filtr Gaming is a game news monitoring app for Android

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 9, 2013
Apps, Google Android

I'm usually not a fan of apps or programs that monitor news for you as I prefer to use an RSS reader for that as it provides me with customization options that most of the apps I tried do not offer. Filtr Gaming limits you as well in regards to the sites it searches for keywords that you want to monitor and that is certainly the core issue that I have with the app for Android. It is on the other hand well suited for many gamers who like to monitor game news in the English speaking world.

Let me show you how it works. You can add keywords to the app so that it looks for occurrences of those keywords on gaming related sites it monitors. You can add single work keywords such as PS4 or use the + character to combine phrases so that you can also search for Playstation+4.

Once you have added at least one keyword you will receive notifications whenever new articles or news are found on connected gaming sites and networks. Each keyword is listed with the number of news found right next to it. You can tap on any keyword to access the list of news found for it, or jump right in to the unread category instead which mixes all unread news together.

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What I particularly like about Filtr Gaming is how it displays the news. You may remember that I favor title or headline only news over apps or programs that look shiny but are not really practicable if you need to go through hundreds of posts quickly.

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When you tap on an article of interest you will notice that it will load the website in question. The Filtr Gaming header remains though and the app has another nice feature in store for users who prefer to browse larger previews of news. You can swipe to the left or right to load the previous or next article in line right away so that you can theoretically stay in this view mode to read all the news the app found for you.

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Before you start using the app you may want to spend a minute or two going through the settings it makes available. Here you can for instance exclude specific gaming sites from being scanned for monitored keywords which not only speeds up the updating but also will remove sites from the news list that you are not interested in, link specific keywords to specific sites, change the appearance of the app including its font size, or modify the scanning parameters, for instance to make searches case sensitive or only search for full words.

The developer of the app is making available similar apps for other fields of interest including deals, tech or android. They all work the same way and may be an option for users who do not want to maintain their own list of RSS feeds or prefer to keep their own feed list limited to a specific subject only.


Filtr Gaming is a useful application for users who would like to be informed about gaming related news they are interested in without having to set up and maintain a list of feeds on their own. You enter one or multiple keywords that you are interested in and you are ready to go. The limitation to a fixed list of sites with no option to add your own is certainly something that needs to be criticized. While you can suggest a new site to the developers, there is no guarantee that it will ever be included in the app.


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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