How do you read news on your phone?

Posted May 09, 2012 at 9:38 am in Threads > Apps & Games

News broke today that Flipboard, exclusive to the unreleased Galaxy S III, has been pulled and is now out in the wild.

There are now a few very nice and polished apps out there for this:

So how about you? What app do you use for reading news on your phone? Have any other amazing ones to add to this all-stars list?

  • jaduino

    I have tried all three (installed Flipboard this morning) and I like them all.

    My daily news reader is Pulse because of how easy it is to find my new sources (either in their system or by their rss feed).

    Currents has a nice look to it but I feel that it does not have as big of a user base. One thing Google has required blogs to do to make their reader available for people to find is to have 200 downloads. As a blogger, I do not like this because I have to try to get people to follow a link from my website to the app on their phone just to download it. Besides the authors’ side of the app, the UI is nice and clean, making every feed look nice.

    I downloaded the Flipboard .apk this morning and so far I like it. I haven’t had much time to play with it but the UI is a nice “metro like” system. One thing I hope to find in the app is to bring in my own news sources. So far, I have seen the ability to select pre-made categories that pull news from several bigger news sites (i.e. N.Y. Times)

    • jaxidian

      I never knew about that requirement with Currents. That’s kinda strange… :-/

      • jaduino

        I understand why they do it (to make it so that not everybody is flooding it) but there should be an easier way to get subscriptions without having people type in a huge line of code.

    • mkstvns

      You can search for whatever news source you like, and it’ll bring up the relevant feeds; RSS, twitter, etc.

  • bolanrox

    never tried currents, but have been using pulse since I read about it on here.

  • mkstvns

    As of this morning, I’ve been enjoying Flipboard (already had it on my iPad), but Feedly is still my main news reader.

    The combined mobile and desktop experience is unbeatable, IMO. Syncs perfectly with Google Reader, offers a variety of layouts in the desktop version, the mobile version is also great for browsing tumblr, etc.

    Feedly’s not perfect, but there’s a pretty huge update on the way apparently. The screenshots they’ve posted on Twitter look very damn nice.

    • golcarcol

      I love Feedly too…however I’m finding that the Android version isn’t showing all of my feeds, so I have to resync two or three times in order to read every post. This has been really annoying lately, do you know if the update is for their desktop version only?

  • kwills88

    I use flipboard because it’s fun flicking those pages, but I always use glass widget, it’s simple looking but it goes well with my phone

  • txbluesman

    I use currents some, but grab most of my articles directly from my twitter feed.

  • Fellster

    Twitter has the most content and I get the news as it happens.

  • jaxidian

    For sports-related news, I’ve recently discovered SB Nation. For NFL news, it beats the official NFL app on Verizon by a metric crapload!

  • Jiltedae

    I use currents… currently. I can’t rightfully say that it’s my favorite, though, since I haven’t tried the others. It works well enough for me and I get a lot of use out of it.

  • jeffsandroid

    Android Pro Widgets is nice because I use Twitter a my news feed. Also, the widgets can scroll on any home replacement so I can use TSF or a MIUI room with no problem.

  • Alex Vidrean

    I use Currents and Twitter very often for reading my news, but since last week I found this app called News Republic which has a great UI and a very consistent content.

  • t

    I like currents but I love pulse

  • Aaron_301

    I mostly use Mostly use Google Reader. Though I use Currents sometimes for actual magazines/news papers.

  • Artificial Bacon

    I primarily use D7 Reader Pro for a clean Google Reader/RSS application. I purchased it back when it first came out and I’ve got to say, it has improved greatly with time. It has such a nice look and feel and without a doubt is one of the smoothest RSS apps I have ever used and I’ve been through a lot because when the GS2 first came out, it wouldn’t play nicely with D7 so I had to use far too many alternatives for my liking until it inevitably got fixed. I mean, there are numerous ways of which it could improve itself (such as making a tablet version or tablet mode) but for mobile phones, it’s one of the finest apps you could use.

    As for metro-esque/magazine-like news readers, I’ve only used Currents and Pulse of those three (no motivation to dl Flipboard’s apk) and they’re pretty good. I prefer Currents over Pulse but that’s because I love the minimalist look to it. It’s so clean and nice on the eyes. Haha. :)

  • kzlife

    I have tried currents, pulse and flipboard.
    I prefer Pulse a lot as it’s easy to use and gives me what I want.

  • Yonas

    Google Reader,its plain and simple.

  • bin artyte

    I do not use any news based app or feed apps or mobile website apps to read news because they usually hog more ram as their service is kept in the ram even if the app is killed. I only use the browser on my phone to access news sites in desktop agent because they have more content.

  • tmihai20

    I don’t read that many news, I use Twitter and Facebook to get my information (both are synchronized in Tweetdeck).