- #: 233583
- Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
- Category: News
- Updated: 2011-03-09
- Current Version: 1.1.2
- 1.1.2 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
- Size: 1.80 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Danielle Strle
- Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
- ©Danielle Strle 2010
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RSS5000 is a subscription browser for the iPad that allows you to flip through your RSS subscriptions in their original web format.In contrast with most RSS readers that display the stripped down and often truncated view of the content that comes…..
Rated 3/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
Summit and Olive write:
I'd probably have given this app 4 stars, but the concept takes it over the edge. I love this app. It has replaced Reeder and the Google site as my RSS reader of choice.
The description says it all - when you view RSS feeds in a reader you lose the artful design work that went into crafting the original blog. With RSS5000 you get it back, but you keep the convenience of getting your news in a feed.
It's a bit quirky at times. When you click a link in an article, it's not intuitive where you're going. Side-swiping doesn't always work well, and you have to swipe perfectly horizontally to activate it, but these are minor issues and well worth getting used to.
I'd guess that there will be other readers that copy this approach, it's genius.
This app brought my Google Reader feeds in seamlessly, and provides a very pleasant reading experience (though swiping to the next article doesn't always work on the first try).
A few more things I would like to see
- Ability to mark things "unread"
- "Star" the things I already had starred in Google Reader
- Subscribe to new blogs through the app itself (or else provide an easy way to get to Reader to do this)
Needs some work
Rodney Urand write:
Pages are slow to load, which is why i think RSS was started in the first place - to quickly push information to you and let you choose whether you want to explore further.
The BIGGEST pain in my... is the fact that there is no way to reverse sort. I want to read my feeds in the order they arrive.
Also, when do new feeds sync? Can I set a time for that?
If this can be more like Byline in the speed and efficiency then it may replace my other readers, but right now it is a $2.99 app that is fundamentaly flawed.
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