It's here! The RSS reader we've all been waiting for!

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by imacdaddy, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. imacdaddy macrumors 6502a

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    MobileRSS is now available on iTunes! Hands down the best Google Reader on iPhone/iTouch is now on iPad.
     
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    Ive been sort of waiting for MobileRSS. I liked it on my iP and so I have to see how the iPad Apps turns out. It's going to be hard to beat NewsRack tho at this point. I'm pretty satisfied with it

    So DL-ing now and will see how well it looks/works

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  4. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    am still waiting!!! its been 3/4 days since it was submitted for approval! come on apple, sort it out! unless its been rejected of course! :-/

    i have tried a whole bunch of rss apps, and none of them met my needs... i thought about just writing my own.. until i heard of reeder...

    reeder (imho) is by far the one that fits my needs perfectly... (so no need to write my own either... lol )
     
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    Does reeder require a google account? I ****ing hate google.
     
  6. bunger macrumors 6502

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    Would you mind posting a quick review comparing it to news rack?
     
  7. caubeck macrumors 6502

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    It looks quite average to me. Zero eye candy and basic functionality, at a higher price. I must be missing something.
     
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    Bummer, this is not what I've been waiting for and oddly this is the biggest piece of crap RSS reader I've seen yet. At least The Early Edition makes their crap look really pretty.
     
  11. spammerhamster macrumors 6502

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    Most important funcionality would be: it syncs and download articles and their images in the background. While you're reading, the images of the other articles in that fedped will be downloaded. So when you're jumping to the next article, your images will be there waiting.

    Synching and filtering is also done instantly and yes, it also allows you to read offline.

    Also, it has by far the most integration with other services. Digg,Twitter, readitlater, instapaper, etc.
     
  12. felt. macrumors 6502a

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    I' m loving pulse news reader right now a nice change from the ho hum interface of the usual rss readers
     
  13. Treebark macrumors regular

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    I have been checking the app store twice daily for Reeder. Grrrrrrrrr

    If it is as fast to cache local rss feeds as the iPhone, there will be no need (for me anyway) to bother with any other RSS reader.
     
  14. OneMike macrumors 603

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    That's actually the one feature I like about google is the RSS.

    I use netnewswire for my macs, iphone and ipad. Being able to pull up my feeds in a browser when I want is a + to me.

    I tried pulse and didn't like it at all.
     
  15. imacdaddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    On surface it may look quite average, but what's inside that matters. Spammerhamster is spot on.

    The app has been around longer than a lot of other Google readers and the developers have added a lot to the app to make it even more enjoyable to use even offline! It loads and syncs real fast. I don't know why but I've always liked the rubber band effect by pulling down and releasing to refresh/look for new items. Although it may not have eye candy, the app is visually clean, very stable and 100% functional.
     
  16. Trooperof3 macrumors regular

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    It looks decent... But that Pulse app looks like liquid sex.. i want it.
     
  17. normwood macrumors 6502a

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    I can't fathom this attraction to the Pulse app. I have it and am considering deleting it. It has zero functionality. It's just pretty....in some eyes....not mine. Blockiness of it just drives me crazy. It's just a bunch of dark boxes with words and pictures in it.

    NewsRack or MobileRSS or Reeder kicks the snot out of Pulse or Early Edition. They are true RSS readers with real functionality. Not just fluff.

    Steps down off of soap box...

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    There's plenty of us who don't care if our news looks "pretty"...we want the information and we want it quickly.
     
  19. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    :eek: Me Too! A bit more refinement, bug fixes, and some added functionality and it's there. They've certainly nailed the UI though.

    I'm sure there must be an ASCII reader out there for you somewhere! :p
     
  20. spammerhamster macrumors 6502

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    Man, you're really in for a big surprise when you actually get the chance to have real sex....
     
  21. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    Wow, why the hate for google?
     
  22. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Deleted it, don't miss it. In real world usage it's even less functional than early edition.
     
  23. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    For bunger:

    I've used MobileRSS Pro on my iPhone since about day 1 and just recently started using NewsRack on the iPad b/c there were not any even close to it available. Since using it on the iPad I also installed NewsRack on my iPhone and have been using both MobileRSS Pro and NewsRack on the iPhone.

    Today since MobileRSS HD came out now I have both Apps on the iPhone and iPad. It's given me time to see more of how they both work on each device.

    I'm a big fan of MobileRSS on both devices but the truth is NewsRack is a little more polished at the moment. Speeds are equal and the UI are very similar.

    I've noticed tho that NewsRack displays the articles better using a variety of things like edges around images and little things like that where MobileRSS simply displays the image with no frame around the image.

    When using MobileRSS and you tap an article from your list the list windows remains open till you tap the article on the right side on the page being displayed. NewsRack actually closes the menu when you make a selection.

    NewsRack also contains a little more eye candy as I like to say. The feed icons are polished and nice where MobileRSS does not do this, it simply shows the small icon without any framing around it.

    I know these are very minor things but it's part of what I mean when I say polished.

    They both work great but NewsRack is a little better to look at. I don't think we should have to tap to select an article see 1/2 of it on the page and then tap again to close the feed list of articles. It should slide closed after tapping it.

    I'm keeping both of course but will most likely use NewsRack and just let MobileRSS set while it's updated a little more and polished thru feedback that comes in to the developer.

    Either way both Apps are great. NewsRack seems to be a little bit ahead of MobileRSS at the moment.

    As for the iPhone App side. NewsRack still remains a little bit out in front due to the polished UI and the neat little "Feed" button at the top center of the App. That is just neat no matter what. MobileRSS has nothing like it.

    Just the facts as I see them. Not trying to prevent anyone from choosing one over the other, just mentioning what I've seen so far. For those who have not used either one.

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  24. normwood macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks....just did. It's still in iTunes so I can alway re-install it if it actually becomes useful to me.

    Steve
     
  25. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    hehehe, you said fluff. :p
     

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