Best feed reader

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by brewstermax, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    I need one of these too. I don't see any huge names, but I need something that is full featured, and will sync with my Google Reader account. Any suggestions?
     
  2. rootbeersoup

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  3. brewstermax

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  4. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    Does it do two-way syncing though?

    BTW, I keep seeing "Breast feeder" instead of "Best feed reader" :p
     
  5. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    I don't know. Byline looks great, but I'll have to see. $1 short, ATM.
     
  6. bmcvey

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    I've been using Byline to sync with Google Reader. It does the two-way syncing and it also allows you to cache items so if you're going to be driving in the boonies or if you won't be around a great connection you could sync up all of your reader items and and view them while being offline.

    If you do get Byline you should note that the settings for the app are a bit hidden. You can only really get to them by going to the main "Settings" icon for the iPhone or Touch and then flicking down to the app specific settings.

    I use the thing every day though, and it makes staying on topping of the reader items a breeze.
     
  7. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    I just decided to get Byline, and it is really good. I should be set for social networking and RSS for a while. :).
     
  8. Spacedoggy

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    I use Newstand - and their latest update now syncs with google :p
     
  9. danc4498

    danc4498 Well-Known Member

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    How about Google Reader in safari? No app will ever top that (unless it's made by google of course).
     
  10. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    It is ok, but not perfect for the iPhone. The UI is odd, and I love Byline. I wish it had categorized by author, but other than that, great.
     
  11. BulletDev

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    I vote Newsstand for $4.99.

    I haven't tried Byline yet, but Newsstand seems to be well worth the asking price, and does even more than I need it to do.
     
  12. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    Byline looks good..but is it worth 5 bucks?
    Pro RSS reader is 1.99?

    there are a bunch of free ones, but the reviews are pretty bad

    i currently use (sparingly) JSreader , cause i got it free via appsniper
    maybe i should just stick with that,

    but i am looking for a good RSS feed reader
     
  13. Chiller ONE

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    Newsstand is buggy and doesn't sync with Google so I use Gazette.
    If you can live with the bugs and don't use Google Reader I would go with Newsstand, though.
     
  14. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    Byline is missing only one thing. Sort by ****ing author. Is it that much to ask. Only a few bugs, and pretty good. Archives for offline.
     
  15. blurb35

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    I like byline. I use google reader and it works nice with it. If you use google reader go for it. If not, maybe newstand is nice, has the best presentation.
     
  16. shannonkay

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    I've found the Google Reader web app to be fine, but maybe I'll check out Byline.
     
  17. blurb35

    blurb35 Member

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    Actually, I would dare say Byline tops that. It's a google reader which is available offline. It caches the feed messages, and the pages they point to, you can read everything offline later.
     
  18. Khayman

    Khayman Well-Known Member

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    Noop couldent find anything in appstore called "Newstand".
    I used byline and loved it before i found "Doppler".
    It is something that i cant point out with doppler that makes it a little bit better then Byline.
     
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  20. GaiaIllusion

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    I use Pro RSS reader. I'm aware some people use Google reader to sync, but I just pick off RSS feeds from various blogs that I visit.
    The benefit of this one is that you can archive stuff for offline, and it includes a in-app browser if you want to read the entire post.
     

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