Not many people use RSS feeds anymore it seems, as Twitter and facebook page updates have added another mobile medium to getting the information you want by those you follow. I prefer RSS feeds myself, along with Twitter, facebook and Google+ updates. One of the best RSS apps I’ve used for Android is called gReader made by noinnion. It wasn’t much of an RSS reader back in the beginning of 2011, as there were many better RSS apps on the market such as Pulse, Google Reader (official), and NewsRob. Other apps gained users mainly because they had a much more beautified GUI along with full tablet support. It took a while for gReader to catch up. Now that they’ve done that, it is the smoothest RSS feed reader on the market, in my humble opinion.
I’ve used a lot of RSS readers on both my Android smartphones and tablets, but if you’re looking for an easy to setup RSS reader, that supports both tablets and smartphones alike, and has automatic Google Reader single sign on…grab this app, it’s free.
As you can see to the right side, the app has a nice visual interface, almost identical to what you would see in Pulse. Don’t get me wrong, I think Pulse is a great app too, but it can be slow at times, most likely to make way for the visual enhancements it shows. If you have an older Android device, this can slow your smartphone down while it’s updating feeds as well. Anther great feature about gReader (and yes, many other other RSS readers in general) are the widget options.
Along the top of your screen when you see your list of feeds, is a simple and modern interface with the options to sort by newest, oldest, and feed. You’ll also see options for podcasts, recommendations and the plus sign to add more feeds if you desire. Along the bottom is the option to refresh your lists, mark as read/unread, and show unread only or all. The gReader app also has the options of saving articles for later offline reading, which is a bonus if you happen to be out of range and have some reading to catch up on.
All in all, it’s a well rounded app, with great design options to please anyone using it regardless of your style preferences, and it’s easy on your smartphone and/or tablets resources. It has a paid Pro version as well, which cuts out any ad displays within the app, downloading podcasts option and a couple of different themes. If you already use Google Reader as your RSS feeds manager, this is the perfect companion to it helping you keep things organized and seamless between your computers and Android devices. Give it a try by scanning the QR code under the video demo, or by clicking the Android Market Link.