Update – Feeds

On May 4, 2009

I’ve been on a constant hunt for the "best" rss reader. Curently I am a huge fan of iNews. It looks great, is super fast and has the most ergonomic controls of any rss reader. There is oe huge, gaping hole in the app, however. There developer has thus far not included sync with Google Reader as part of the app. I’ve actually discussed this with him and respect his thought process. He wants to make sure the app can remain as fast while syncing before implementing it. Thus far it slows things down too much.

A while back, by rss reader of choice was Feeds. Feeds was fast, had customizable colors, had controls placed in the right position and.. synced with Google Reader! Unfortunately after using it for a while I began having sync issues. As a result I left Feeds.

Well, Feeds just got an update and all is forgiven. I tried it tonight and it worked great.


The developer describes Feeds ths way….

Feeds is the premiere RSS reader for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Feeds is fully integrated with Google Reader! For those of you who choose not to use Google Reader, Feeds works as a standalone RSS reader as well. Feeds allows you to:

? Email the feed link and description without exiting the application
? Star feed items that you may want to revisit at a later date
? Share feed items with your friends (Google Reader only)
? Categorize your feeds into folders
? Read feeds offline
? View originating websites in Feeds or Safari in portrait or landscape
? Easily add tags to your feed items (Google Reader only)
? Add feeds to your InstaPaper account

Note: All settings for Feeds are located in the default Settings application available from your iPhone/iTouch’s springboard (desktop). Most of the features people have been asking for are in the Settings waiting to be used!

This updates seems to make the app a whole lot faster and has fixed my sync issues. In addition it brings these features-

It adds  ReadItLater support!!! YEAH!!!
It adds an option to turn off the shake features
It now syncs on startup to keep unread counts more in line with the Google Reader count (hence my issue with sync solved!)

Get it HERE.