Quick Review: Pulse News

The greatest thing about your smartphone or tablet is the ability to access news on the go. You can have the world literally at your finger tips and see news by opening a browser or an app. Now suppose you don’t want to go back and forth in your browser or have multiple news apps open, which could ultimately slow your phone down. Wouldn’t it be nice to have just one app which streamlines all of your favorite news sources in one simple interface? Well friends, you’re in luck– Pulse News allows users to see all of your favorite news sources into one simple and intuitive interface. Of course there are other news readers out there, but Pulse News is by far the simplest and best reader available. Read on to find out why as well as find the Market and QR download links after the break.

Pulse is a straight-forward and simple app. One thing you’ll note is how there are different categories of news feeds you’ll have. It allows you to have up to 5 categories of news types. That means you can have world, financial, sports, gossip, technology news– heck, anything that strikes your fancy and interest. Users simply create a specific category and add your sites. You take your favorite news sites and view each individual source by scrolling vertically. Moreover, you can view each article from any one individual website by scrolling horizontally to view the most recent top stories. If you find the stories are outdated, you can always hit the tiny refresh icon and keep things fresh.

Each story has the headline and an included graphic, making for a more stylish approach than other news readers that show only text links. Opening a story gives you either a text-based summary, a mobile-optimized version for easy reading, or a way to view the story on your web browser. I personally prefer to open articles in a mobile-optimized version since doing otherwise would defeat the purpose of the app– keeping everything simple and allow you to view everything you want without having to open up other apps. Of course there are certain articles or moments where you’ll want to view in a traditional mobile browser, but it’s just a matter of preference to each individual user. Overall, the interface is smooth and sleek and I’d imagine most people would view articles within the app.

The app just makes things simple and easy for users to access news on the go and in the most straightforward way. Users who download the app will see immediately there are familiar websites already loaded which allows you to view news immediately. When you feel ready to customize the app to your liking, there’s an easy-to-use search function which allows you to search for your favorite sites or even sections so you can add to your appropriate categories.

This app is easily a must-have for all Android users. It’s simple, we all like to view our news on the go and keep things as straightforward and direct as possible. This app allows users to do just that. You can find Pulse News available for free in Market or use the handy QR code below.

Android Market

About the Author: Roy Alugbue

Conceived as Spock’s 4th cousin, Roy has had quite the life. He was born in beautiful San Jose, California, raised in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the greater New York City area. He has always been fascinated and obsessed with technology, especially the continuous advancements of mobile platforms. He was a Blackberry slave since his undergrad days at the University of Southern California until realizing in Feb. 2011, there were greener pastures in the land of Android. His first Android phone was the Motorola Atrix 4G, and he hasn’t looked back. He currently works in corporate media, enjoys following media and technology trends, reading a good book, weightlifting, playing on his XBOX 360 and conversing with total strangers.

  • John Nicholson

    Taptu rocks!!!

  • Nicky

    last i checked, pulse had no ‘mark as read’ option to sync back to google reader…makes it absolutely useless

  • jeremija

    If you are in UK and want proper news app just go to market and search for PortalGate UK.PortalGate UK is simple and have all you need in one place

  • Paul

    Pulse is so overrated, all these talking heads going on about this and that. Hey, how about a stable version that doesn’t crash repeatedly, day in and day out?