News reading apps

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by i0Nic, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    What news reading apps are you all using?

    Me.. I categorise my apps depending on my usage case: light, medium or heavy.

    Light – Flipboard
    My go to app for lean back reading. When I just want to enjoy a variety of content when on the train or on the couch, this is the app I use. I also use it as a form of curation, all the interesting reads that I find I tweet them out or post to my blog on Tumblr.

    Medium – Pulse
    When I have a spare 10 mins and just want to catch up on my must read blogs and news sources, I use Pulse. I have my top sources plugged into Pulse sorted by categories of News, Business, Digital Media, Blogs and Design. When I just want the best in each category, I go to Pulse.

    Heavy – Reeder / Google Reader
    My main RSS app, and the workhorse of the three apps. I use Reeder when I'm researching stories to blog about or want to get information for something to do with my job. I also use it when I have more time and want to go back over the last week or so worth of stories in case I've missed anything particularly interesting. I have given up on reading every story though, as I've introduced more reading apps and sources it has limited my Google Reader time. So I just use it to mop up any stories I may have missed, and then click the 'Mark as Read' button to start fresh once again.

    What works for you?
     
  2. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    Pulse is the only news reader app that I have and its really the only one I need.
     
  3. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    For my light to medium needs for actual news I have been going to The Daily or to just Google News in mobileSafari, for ALL my RSS reading I use Byline on both my iPhone and iPad, which syncs with Google Reader. If you want a functional RSS reader that is good for managing a large number of feeds then in my opinion you can't beat Byline, it isn't as pretty as Reeder is but I really don't need or want my RSS reader to be pretty.

    The likes of Pulse and Flipboard are fun to play with and to kill a few mins browsing but I found they didn't really fill any particular need for me.
     
  4. dbarron macrumors newbie

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    I use Feeddler for my RSS feeds. I'm don't have time to keep up with those, so I seldom get to jump over to Flipboard for more casual reading.
     

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