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26th July 2012, 06:50 AM   |  #11  
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You guys not using google current? You could import your rss from your google reader directly in the apps itself, pretty awesome
26th July 2012, 09:06 AM   |  #12  
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You guys not using google current? You could import your rss from your google reader directly in the apps itself, pretty awesome

If only it had 2 way sync. As it is, I don't want to see an article in both currents, and google reader, such as on the desktop.
26th July 2012, 05:20 PM   |  #13  
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If only it had 2 way sync. As it is, I don't want to see an article in both currents, and google reader, such as on the desktop.

oh right, that is one issue, didnt thought of it as i dont always read everything
26th July 2012, 05:32 PM   |  #14  
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What don't you like about JustReader? My go to tablet reader. Pictures show up pretty good, though not perfect. As for why an app doesn't do what you want it to do, trust me, it's a stupidly hard thing to do. You'd think it would be built in to android to make that an option, but by the time you are allowed to measure pixel size, all the automatic calls have passed. It takes some rewriting of how views measure themselves. I went through that with my Read It Later app I was working on before I canned it when Pocket came out.

For the apps that overcame that issue (JustReader being one of them) you then have the problem of online pictures being small. A 320x480 picture would be about 2.7" diagonally on a 7" 1280*800 screen. If you look at a feed like The Verge that uses large pictures, you will seem them fill edge to edge (on JustReader). However, other places use much smaller pictures. Then you have the problem that a lot of places send smaller pictures over RSS. For example, LifeHacker uses ~600x400 pictures on their website, but half that size on their RSS page. I will say I wish Just Reader handled images a little better in that it still centered the picture above the text (not hard to do, but I guess that was the devs design choice), but it scales pictures up to, but not past the devices native resolution, but it cannot magically make pictures higher res. None of these can. The alternative is super pixelated larger pictures.

*I don't mean to sound like a JustReader fanboy, it's simply the app I use and have experience with. I'm sure many of the other apps handle this the same way. I also feel that this is the most "Reeder" like app I've used. In fact, I prefer it due to the more customizable swipe gestures.

I just retried JustReader and you were right! So far on the Nexus 7 it seems to work the best for what I'm looking for. I spend way too much money on RSS apps lol, but thankfully I already owned JustReader from a few months ago. Thanks man.
31st July 2012, 02:53 AM   |  #15  
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Try Freely. Great RSS app much like Flip board. I love it

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31st July 2012, 03:32 AM   |  #16  
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is there any RSS app that does not use Google? i use to use News Room, but it seems to be abandoned and is not updated since ICS..
31st July 2012, 09:25 AM   |  #17  
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I use Feedly, works great on android and on desktop in Firefox or chrome

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31st July 2012, 12:23 PM   |  #18  
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Reader HD isn't just a good rss app it's one of the better android apps I've used. Very slick and just loaded with features. I'm impressed and happy every time I use it.

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31st July 2012, 02:46 PM   |  #19  
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I use Feedly, works great on android and on desktop in Firefox or chrome

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Ditto. Feedly is great on JB, but its frustrating that it doesn't work on ICS. If Google Currents would support the organization of feeds into groups like Google Reader does I'd be all over it.
31st July 2012, 05:35 PM   |  #20  
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ReaderHD here, I like the mobilization options.

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