Monday, 11 October 2010

"A Good Reader" RSS Android App Review On My HTC Desire Smart Phone


(If you can't see the video, please click here.)

Don't get me wrong, I really like the mobile version of Google Reader. I use it on my HTC Desire via an internet short-cut on my home screen, but it only works when you've got a data connection, and has the annoying habit of asking for your password every now and again.

With "A Good Reader" by Urbian we get a nice little Android Application that kind of addresses those issues, but it's not perfect...

"A Nice Reader" will store your feeds locally, but it is quite slow at updating. It has a built in mini-browser, is OK to use, and does do the job, but I can't really say that it's better than Google's own Reader, and it's definitely not quicker.

However, it is a free download from the Android Marketplace, so why not just give it a try for yourself?

Thanks, Rob.

What Do You Think?

Which RSS Reader do you use? Are any better than Googles mobile version of Reader? What would you recommend? Please add your comments!

6 comments:

  1. Frankly, I find gReader to get the job done just about as well as the full version of Google Reader online.

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  2. yes...gReader is the best...

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  3. Have you heard of the NewsRob app? It sounds like it does the same in offline capability and buil in browser, would be interested to hear if anyone has compared the two apps...

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  4. I've tried pretty much all of them but still nothing beats Google Reader. I use Feedly on the desktop though, so if that ever comes to Android I'd be very happy!

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  5. Great ideas - I'll be looking at doing videos for gReader and NewsRob after I've played around with them!

    Thanks, Rob.

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  6. donr forget FeedR which trumps NewsRob and A Good Reader by a mile although I still like Google Reader a lot.
    Keep up the good work for us UK HTC Desire owners Rob.
    Mark

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