Feb 26, 2013
While most of the news out there is pretty depressing, there is still a lot of different news sources out there offering more than the latest celebrity getting arrested and pages and pages of depressing news. The hard part with any news is corralling it into an easy to read place. For Google Reader users, I don’t need to mention how great it is to have all of the the newest news in the subscribed feed right there. While this is great, getting some new information from other sources helps to get varied opinions. Here’s some new apps to try that offer ways to get more articles to read.
Flipboard is one great looking news reader. The news from the reader’s Twitter, Facebook and other social feeds helps to bring in relevant news. The news is divided into different categories like Technology, News, Photography and more. Click on the category and see news from Facebook, Twitter and other sources like BBC and Huffington Post. Swipe through the different stories and see if there is anything interesting.
Pulse News is a cool way to get news. It connects to Google Reader so there is access to all the subscribed blog feeds. Along with the Google Reader integration, there are other news sources like magazines and news from newspapers. Since not everyone has a lage data plan or access all of the time, there is offline sync mode letting the articles be read while there is not internet connection.
When all of the news starts to sound the same, sometimes it’s good to stop looking at the big news sources and head back to the feeds in Google Reader. Feedly is a great app for making the articles in Google Reader a lot easier to read. The layout is made for either a 4″ phone and 7″ or 10″ tablets. This makes for a great user experience on any device. The clean ans simpleness of the design makes reading the feeds on Google Reader a joy.