Best iPad RSS Reader: Flipboard, Feedly, Digg and More
Today I take a look at RSS feed readers for your iPad. Last week, Google took down their reader service and two companies worked hard to get their replacements out there. There are a lot of RSS feed reader apps out there, some free and others with a purchase. I take a look at 4 readers I have on my iPad and if they are any good.
Digg was a company owned by Kevin Rose. They were the first to put the badges on the page that would tell you how popular your articles were. You could Digg them up or Digg down. Since then, the company went under new management and a new direction was formed.
Digg brought out their RSS reader for iPad last week. You can easily import your Google Reader information, along with new RSS feed info.
I talked about Flipboard last year on the show. A lot of it still hold true. You can collect search information, RSS feeds and more, then put them into your own categories and make little digital magazines from them.
I use Flipboard a lot when it comes to reading news. Flipboard links with Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for the ability to pull social network found articles. Best part is the easy link to websites (which I feel is important to give some love back). Flipboard is free and available now.
I cannot say much for this app because it’s currently broken for the iPad. Every time you load it up, Feedly says it’s over capacity. I tried to use a webpage to call up my feedly account, however, it just sits at the authentication.
What I can pull up from feedly is searches and top articles. You can get an idea of how Feedly is going to run. Unfortunately for now, you can only use Feedly on your PC or Mac, or if you have an Android device (which also had the problem but was fixed).
Other RSS Readers for iPad
Props go out to Mobile Reader for FARK® – Rade Eccles. Fark has been around the longest and although its not a true feed reader, people can submit articles to be featured on Fark. The titles are snarky and there is a lot of good discussion on this website.
Another one I looked at was Feeddler RSS Reader Pro – C.B. Liu The app has a free and paid version ($4.99). Feedler syncs with many different readers so if you use multiple readers, you have one iPad app to pull data from.Subscribe to iPad365 on iTunes – iPad365 RSS - Twitter: @iPad365 - YouTube iPad365 Playlist