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Roundup of Best RSS Newsreaders for iPhone

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Newsstand
iLounge has reviewed all the available iPhone RSS readers to compile this list along with their A-F rating.

- azRSS NewsReader (D, $1.99)
- Byline (D+, $9.99)
- Feeds (B, $1.99)
- iRSS (F, $4.99)
- iRSSFeeds (D, $1.99)
- Manifesto (A-, $1.99)
- NetNewsWire (B, Free)
- Newsstand (A-, $4.99)
- sebNews (C-, $3.99)
- SimpleRSS (D, Free)
- Web Feeds (C-, $3.99)

Their top picks include Manifesto [App Store] by Mayor Juston and Newsstand [App Store] by omz:software. Their full article offers additional details.

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sgibson

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Mar 24, 2008
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I will pay copious amounts of cash to the first decent newsreader that synchronises with my Mail RSS feeds. I don't want a seperate desktop reader, I don't want to go to Google. I like having my RSS delivered to me along with my emails, but an iPhone app will only be of use if the feeds, read status and deleted items sync seamlessly over the air.
 
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.vin.

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Jun 28, 2007
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My favorite is still NetNewsWire because a) it's free b) it syncs with the NetNewsWire Mac app perfectly, and c) it allows multiple feeds which I do not believe SimpleRSS, the only other free app, allows.
 
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MBHockey

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Oct 4, 2003
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I'm not huge on RSS feeds; synchronization is not vital to me. I'm glad to see that iLounge went through all these because I was looking at a bunch of them last night and did not know which to pick. I went with Manifesto.

Thanks iLounge :)
 
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GNice

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Aug 7, 2007
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I bought Newsstand prior to reading this review...and certainly have zero regrets. I like it a lot!
 
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FreeState

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Jun 24, 2004
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I bought Newsstand prior to reading this review...and certainly have zero regrets. I like it a lot!

Same here. I've tried several of the others as well and Newsstand is the best one for my needs. (I too wish for one that would sync with my mail app where I read my feeds at work etc.)
 
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happydude

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Sep 2, 2006
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My favorite is still NetNewsWire because a) it's free b) it syncs with the NetNewsWire Mac app perfectly, and c) it allows multiple feeds which I do not believe SimpleRSS, the only other free app, allows.

agreed, it's free and works great. no reason to pay anything for any others.
 
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saxman

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May 13, 2004
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I've only really used NetWireNews because I own the desktop version (before they made it free) and syncing is nice for how I read my feeds. After reading the article, it's not nearly as robust as some others, but each .1 release they offer gives some improvement. If another app adds syncing though, I may have to switch readers
 
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stratmancj

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Aug 15, 2007
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the new version of the google reader web app is the best as far as i'm concerned ... and its free
 
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metallikop

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Sep 8, 2008
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Another vote for google.com/reader. Free and extremely intuitive. Sharing articles with friends is nice, and I like starring articles to come back to later.
 
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supmango

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Feb 17, 2008
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I am waiting to see what is announced tomorrow before I look at buying one of these.
 
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Snakepit

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Jul 5, 2008
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I'm also a big fan of Google Reader... it's probably my number one most used iPhone App. Do these commercial apps offer any features that Google doesn't?
 
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dul2405

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Sep 1, 2008
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hey guys, you guys have the links working
i keep getting sent to some linksyngy.com and not itunes
 
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ingenious

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Jan 13, 2004
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I will pay copious amounts of cash to the first decent newsreader that synchronises with my Mail RSS feeds. I don't want a seperate desktop reader, I don't want to go to Google. I like having my RSS delivered to me along with my emails, but an iPhone app will only be of use if the feeds, read status and deleted items sync seamlessly over the air.

I agree. I'd pay US$10-15 for an app that synchronized over MobileMe/whatever with my Safari feeds.
 
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Rybold

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Jun 23, 2008
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nevermind, i turned off adblocker and it works now

After using AdblockPlus with Firefox for about two years now, I was shocked to see that the Internet looks completely different on my iPhone (and perhaps takes longer to load because of all of those fancy ads). Any way to block ads on my iPhone?
 
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Poff

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Sep 16, 2003
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if you could flip the pages is newsstand it would be a winner for me. Like reading an ordinary newspaper. But now it seems to just be a fancy way of displaying things the same way as always.
 
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GNUMatrix

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Feb 13, 2007
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D+ for Byline is kinda harsh

I dunno... I use Byline constantly and think it is just great the way it is. Zero crashes, no headaches, elegantly simple, it does exactly what it is suppose to do with a minimum of fuss.

I had never used Google Reader previously (mobile version or otherwise) but it provides a handy conduit between my phone and whatever other desk I may find myself at. Byline syncs up quickly and easily with Google Reader so everything just kinda works without having to have any specific app installed on the desktop.

For reference, I subscribe to about 50 feeds that combined produced about 200 articles a day on average.

I don't really get why they disliked it so much??
 
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ntrigue

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Jul 30, 2007
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Byline updated to 2.0 and dropped to $3.99!

It's brilliant. If RSS Feeds are your oxygen then spend a movie rentals worth of money on this App before it goes up in price.
 
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