Best RSS reader?

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  1. Bennyboy

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    Can someone please help me make a decision, I've been staring at the app store for over a month trying to buy an rss reader and can't make up my mind, which is your favorite rss reader and why!
     
  2. Marianne

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    Do you use Google Reader and want an app that will sync with your account?
     
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    This is the written version of the podcast where I wait for Marianne, so I don't cut her off.

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  4. Bennyboy

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    hehehe chris.

    No Marianne, I don't use google reader, although I would like the app to have that option, I just want something that works well, I can organize feeds, do a search not by just URL, I was looking at byline, reader, rss flash and news Rack, all of them are comparable with read it later which is good since I own the app.
     
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    I use Pulse. Mainly because it has photos for the topics. Sometimes I review the photo and may not necessarily read the article. Sad, I know, but...
     
  6. Bennyboy

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    I got pulse too, i just want something with a cleaner UI. Good for free, even thou I paid 1.99 for it when it first came out.
     
  7. ivantwilliams

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    Try MobileRSS Reader. I like that one, too, on my iPad & iPhone...
     
  8. chris

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    I promised I wouldn't hijack this thread from Marianne. <cough>Reeder<cough>
     
  9. Bennyboy

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    hey, she doesn't show up for the podcast don't look at me 

    has it ever give you any trouble?
    Reader that is.
    should I bite and get it over with?
     
  10. chris

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    Byline is also not a bad choice. Reeder is a very minimalist interface and that might not appeal to everyone. Byline is more "icony".:D Both are driven by a Google Reader account. If you are ok with setting up a Google Reader account, then either would be a good choice.
     
  11. ivantwilliams

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    Reeder has a few harsh reviews for Apr & May 2011. I'd review them first...
     
  12. chris

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    Here are some other reviews from someone that trashed Reeder. That guy is a 1 star machine.

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  13. Bennyboy

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    I don't look much reviews anymore, so that's not a problem, I feel like it's a mob out there with people trying to kill a product for the benefit of their own. As far as reeder that's what kept me from buying it, the UI, but if it works I have no problems with it.
    I just went troughs my password app and I did set up a google reeder account a while back so I'm good.
    Byline I tried the universal version a while back and wasn't impress.
    So I hope Marianne agrees with you because I'm going with reeder, out of the two it looks more promising.
    We have a winner :)
     
  14. Bennyboy

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    Plus it looks good on my honescreen.
    God, John created a monster :D

    Can't wait to try it, thanks for the help guys!
     

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    I've played with it for about 15 minutes so far and I got to admit I love it, that little read icon to the top right it's a nice surprise.
    It loads surprisingly fast.
    I take it back what I said about the UI, I'm glad I bought it.
     
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    I've been using MobileRSS for a while now and it's a good reader for free, but I'd like to know more about Reeder. How much is it on the app store and how does it compare to MobileRSS?
     
  17. Bennyboy

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    The only problem I see with reeder is that you can't add/delete subscriptions, that's a bummer because the app is almost perfect, I can still use yreader to add feeds from the iPhone, hopefully a future update adds this feature.
     
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    Can you sync Google Reader as well?
     
  19. Bennyboy

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    That's what reeder is, a google reader client, so yes ofcourse
     
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    I was late getting back to the party! :( I was going to recommend Reeder as well. I have tried Byline, The Early Edition, Feeddler, NetNewsWire, and NewsRack as well. Reeder replaced ByLine, my previous favorite, a few months ago since it's faster and cleaner. feedly is another one that just went free in the App Store that I downloaded. It doesn't require a Google Reader account and has an interface suited to more casual browsing.

    Chris: My bad for not coming back to this thread quickly enough. You have escaped retribution for semi-hijacking it. For now. :)
     
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