When I take the train into work in the mornings, my normal routine is to go through my Google Reader and some of the news. It's an hour long ride and gives me ample time to catch up on what's going on in the world. Previously, I'd been using several different apps and websites to read everything. Until I ran across Pulse. I'm not sure where I heard about it but it's an awesome app for aggregating all of your Google Reader subscriptions and and other news feeds of your choosing. You don't even need to know the exact XML address of any news you want to receive. The app has a handy search portion on it that allows you to import a news feed from nearly any source online. All you have to do is type in a publication that you like to follow (Fast Company, TechCrunch, Mashable etc), click on a plus sign
One of the most redeeming features of Pulse is the aesthetic quality. The layout of all of your feeds is similar to an online magazine layout. It looks awesome and is very easy to navigate. Additionally, social sharing is very easy to do. Users can link up their Facebook and Twitter accounts to the app and share straight stories straight from the app just by clicking the Twitter and Facebook icons. Very straightforward.
Pulse is available on Android, iPhone and I believe as an iPad app as well. Totally free and totally awesome.
Have any of you all used Pulse as a reader? What other reader apps out there do you all use?
- Android App: Pulse News Reader (fortyfourfennecs.com)
- Pulse is Your Digital Magazine Reader (jeffkorhan.com)
- Pulse News Previews Honeycomb App for Android Tablets [PICS] (mashable.com)