Roundup of Best RSS Newsreaders for iPhone

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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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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  2. sgibson macrumors regular

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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.
     
  3. .vin. macrumors member

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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.
     
  4. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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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 :)
     
  5. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    I like Manifesto a lot, especially the ability to import feeds from my Google Reader account, but lack of syncing is a deal breaker for day-to-day use. I still prefer the iPhone-optimized Google Reader web app overall:
    http://www.google.com/reader/i/
     
  6. GNice macrumors 6502

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    I bought Newsstand prior to reading this review...and certainly have zero regrets. I like it a lot!
     
  7. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    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.)
     
  8. happydude macrumors 65816

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    agreed, it's free and works great. no reason to pay anything for any others.
     
  9. saxman macrumors 6502

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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
     
  10. stratmancj macrumors newbie

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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
     
  11. metallikop macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  12. supmango macrumors 6502

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    I am waiting to see what is announced tomorrow before I look at buying one of these.
     
  13. Snakepit macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  14. dul2405 macrumors newbie

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    hey guys, you guys have the links working
    i keep getting sent to some linksyngy.com and not itunes
     
  15. dul2405 macrumors newbie

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    nevermind, i turned off adblocker and it works now
     
  16. ingenious macrumors 68000

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    I agree. I'd pay US$10-15 for an app that synchronized over MobileMe/whatever with my Safari feeds.
     
  17. Rybold macrumors 6502a

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    WHAT IS RSS ??? :confused:
    (and what is "digg" ? )

    Where do I go to get started ? (clickable URL please) :)
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  18. Rybold macrumors 6502a

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    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?
     
  19. arn macrumors god

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    http://www.whatisrss.com/

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  20. Poff macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  21. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a

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    I get the feeling that that was not in a sarcastic tone.......Luckily Arn has posted a link to a site. You can also check out wikipedia's articles on the subject.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rss
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digg
     
  22. Rybold macrumors 6502a

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  24. GNUMatrix macrumors newbie

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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??
     
  25. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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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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