Early Edition vs Digital Times vs ??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bunger, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. bunger macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2007
    I am looking for a very well laid-out reader and am thinking about buying Early Edition. Thoughts??
  2. gwynne macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2010
    A friend of mind has Early Edition and it seems pretty cool, as long as you don't expect it to act like a traditional RSS reader (I think it populates the pages dynamically, you can't really mark stuff read...I think.) still it's a neat idea and it's an app I may pick up
  3. mac-slap-happy macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Overall I like it. The developer is responsive, and said he had several of the suggestions I made in the pipeline. Here are the only negatives I have found:

    1. No back button in built-in browser.
    This is the most important deficiency. If you follow a link when using the built in web browser there is no way to go back. Even worse, if you hit DONE at the top to go back to the paper and try to hit the link to the story again (thinking it will get you back to the original page), you end up trapped on the same page with still no way to go back. This alone makes Google News feeds almost useless. Pick your Google News link wisely - you will only be able to follow one link!

    2. iTunes store links don't work in the built-in browser.

    3. It needs some feed management options. Grouping options alone would make it a thousand times easier to navigate.

    4. Google Reader integration is also sorely missed.

    While it may sound like I'm bashing it pretty hard, I'm really not. Overall I do like the program. Everything in my list above is supposedly in the works for the next release. And it is a beautiful way to display your feeds.
  4. andyblila macrumors 65816


    Jul 8, 2008
    On My iPhone, or my iPad?
  5. bzz macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2010
    + 1

    The first version was buggy but after the update is really nice
  6. bunger thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2007
    anyone know when the next version of Early Edition ( v1.1 ) is due out? Sounds like it will support Google Reader and grouping of feeds...
  7. mac-slap-happy macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2007
    I think I read an RSS feed this morning saying about 2 weeks.
  8. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    San Diego
    Also voting for early edition. Just bought it last night and was loving the newspaper style of the app.

    It really - for the first time - felt like a digital version of a print media source. And the fact that you can cater this news paper to news you want to read, it's pretty darn fantastic and I can't wait for the updates!
  9. bunger thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2007
    Bought Early Edition last night and so far it's pretty cool. It would be nice to be able to control how the feeds are presented/grouped on the pages ( ie., which feeds show up on earlier pages vs. later pages ), but it is still a pretty solid reader... and I think the 1.1 update will make it even better!

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