Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Feeding the iPad

The top use of my iPad is reading the tech news - through RSS feeds.
There is an excellent RSS reader for the iPad called Reeder.
Here are my favourite bullets about Reeder:
  1. makes full use of iPad geometry
  2. uses Google Reader as the feed list;
    not only import, but actually works with it; so everything I read on my iPad is automatically marked as read in Google Reader; perfect way to stay in sync
  3. easy to step through articles.
    there are scroll buttons on at the left edge in the middle of the screen; I first wondered, why they had been position there, but once you get used to holding the iPad in landscape mode, this is exactly the position where your left thumb is... tricky,ey ?
    Scrolling is a lot more convenient this way, then with the mouse or the J / K buttons in Google Reader
  4. it's a lean back experience.
    This - to me - is new for news consumption via feeds and I really prefer it over the laptop / desktop experience.
  5. You can easily (one click) save/share articles to Delcious, Twitter, email, ...
Quick summary: perfect feed reader on the perfect news device.

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