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RSS5000

RSS5000
  • #: 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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Description

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 over the feeds, RSS5000 takes users directly to the web pages. Simply swipe your finger across the iPad to get to the next page from your feed.

Once you start paging through your content, the already-minimal interface can disappear entirely, leaving the websites you love as the sole focus of the app. Because RSS5000 uses a live web view, you can click on links, play embedded videos, and enjoy your favorite websites in the format their creators intended.

The feeling is much more magazine than mouse. The result is less clicking and more reading. The experience is like flipping through your favorite websites on magic internet paper.

RSS5000 syncs with Google Reader and offers built-in sharing with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Delicious, and Instapaper.

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Rated 3/5 based on 3 customer reviews.

 

5/5 stars

Perfectly conceived

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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.

4/5 stars

Excellent start!

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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)

2/5 stars

Needs some work

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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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