NewsStand 2.0 is out!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by gloss, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    NewsStand, my favorite iPhone RSS reader, was just updated to 2.0. The store still shows 1.3.3, but you can pull down 2.0 if you already own it via App Update.

    It's cleaner, more attractive, and much, much faster. Really nice update. Very pleased.
  2. Pika macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2008
  3. odelay macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
    Google Reader syncing! Syncs read articles! Twitter, Instapaper, Delicious sharing! Totally revamped interface!

    This is almost completely awesome. It poos on Gazette & Byline from a great height.
  4. Simgar988 macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2009
    is obamas face still plastered in the middle?
  5. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    Must admit, it's a nice update. However I don't like the fact you can't choose the web shortening service - it defaults to tinyurl for twitter and I can't see a way to change it.
  6. emailYasmin macrumors member


    Jul 9, 2009
    New York City
  7. swindmill macrumors 6502a


    Mar 17, 2005
    Tempting. I might quit waiting to see what NetNewsWire releases for Google Reader syncing.

    EDIT: I went ahead and bought it. It's very polished with tons of features.
  8. cheesekeg macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2009
    does newsstand have the ability to link feeds to mobile urls instead of the actual full websites?
  9. tboooe macrumors regular

    May 22, 2009
    Starred feeds not listed

    I use both ByLine and NewsStand. Overall I really like NewsStand but a few things need to be addressed:

    1. I have about 10 feeds stareed in Google Reader. NewsStand only shows one of them.

    2. It would be nice to have the feed time displayed

    3. When reading "all new" and I press "mark as read", the app should automatically return me to the home screen. As it is, the app only goes up one level which makes sense if I was reading in a particular feed. But if I am reading all new, then I should be returned to the home screen.

    4. When reading all new, it would be nice to have the option to group the feeds by feed name or chronologically like Byline.
  10. sgar macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2008
    I only bought it yesterday and I am very glad I did!
    I can now finally get rid of byline (never really liked much..). The thing i am mainly impressed with is how fast it syncs all my feeds, sooo much quicker than byline.
  11. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    I used to use Newsstand but ditched it for Byline and Google Reader. After 2.0 came out, I tried NS again and have gone back to it. The integration with GR makes it a no-brainer.
  12. str1f3 macrumors 68000

    Aug 24, 2008
    I kind of like Byline better. I just brought the premium version of NetNewsWire mobile and I'm also a little disappointed in it not having the ability to read it cached offline version of webpages. That is a feature I've grown to love especially when taking the subway.

    All I want from Byline is Instapaper support, twitter support, the ability to like an article and see who else likes it. After using Newsstand, NNW 2.0, and Byline I think that all are good in their own way but none is clearly set apart from the rest. All have nice interfaces but they all need to take full advantages of the abilities of Google Reader.
  13. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    I have Byline but frankly, I stick to using the mobile version of Google Reader. It takes so long to sync to Google Reader to Byline the more feeds you add. The Google Reader page is so light and you only have to wait on the page to load (no syncing is needed). Byline is nice when you are in areas with spotty signals and can sync the entire list of feeds. But otherwise, the mobile Google Reader is still the fastest.

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