GoogleReader vs RSS Apps? Why choose others?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by yoAlex, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. yoAlex macrumors member

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    Just curious, why would someone want an app store rss feeder over google reader (the mobile version designed for the iPhone)? I understand byline's offline read benefit, but am having difficulties seeing the benefits over google reader. Thanks!
     
  2. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    There are no benefits, stick with the google reader.
     
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    I use NetNewsWire if that's what we are talking about. Good well designed interface and works with your newsgator account
     
  5. BuzzLightyear macrumors newbie

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    +1 for NetNewsWire (on the iPhone and on the Mac). The NewsGator sync makes this the ultimate duo for reading on-the-go and when at home.
     
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  7. yoAlex thread starter macrumors member

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    I am not saying there is a google reader app, referring to the mobile version of google reader. You basically navigate via safari to mobile google, click the reader tab and save to your home screen. Then when you hit the google reader button, it launches google reader mobile version .... So just trying to understand what these paid for rss feeds have over the free google reader.
     
  8. fastbite macrumors 6502a

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    Good question, I have asked myself the same thing many times.
     
  9. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I was thinking "because you have to load the google page, then click the reader tab then wait for it to load again, which is annoying," but I didn't realize you can add the others individually to the home screen. I just tried it and it works great! I have Gmail and Google Reader on my home screen, instead of the Google icon. Awesome!

    Nope, no idea why you'd use a RSS app, Google Reader does the job well and quickly.
     
  10. SirCrumpet macrumors regular

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    I would assume they are referring to Byline, which is actually a fairly good program, though being unable view individual tags is a dealbreaker for me at this time.

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    Or, you know, not :eek:
     
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