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Press is an RSS reader for people who take their feeds seriously. There are no gimmicks here, no over-the-top visual elements, and there's no free version to speak of. If you want this app, you're going to have to pay $2.99 for it, and that's okay, because it's good. Version 1.5 is now available, and it brings in a selection of features that round out your reading experience. For starters, there's support for KitKat's new immersive mode. It's not enabled by default, but once turned on, UI elements disappear to make more room for text.

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This option is joined by the addition of a new night theme.

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That's not all. The team has added in some additional gestures. You can now swipe to mark stories as read or starred. You can also use gestures to reveal options for rearranging stories in a list or sharing them with other services such as Pocket or Instapaper. Head down to the source link below to see Vine clips of this in action.

What's new:

  • Dark theme
  • All new light theme
  • Immersive mode when viewing articles (KitKat devices)
  • One-tap saving to Pocket/Instapaper (configure in Settings)
  • New gestures in article list
  • Swipe to mark as read/starred
  • Swipe and pull left/right to reveal quick actions
  • Font scaling for accessibility
  • Localization for several languages
  • Bug fixes, performance enhancements

Source: Press

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • h_f_m

    Hmm.. Is there an aggregated view of posts in reverse chron? I don't see any views in the screenshots like that.

    I'd take a gander at it if so, but I'm perfectly happy with gReader Pro at the moment.

    • kesey

      Yes there is. Get this app. Best Reader on the market bar none.

      • Paul Taylor

        What makes it better than feedly, then?

        • Anon

          That it doesn't connected only to Feedly.

    • Ben

      There is, I use it daily (if I'm understanding what you're asking correctly -- all-feeds oldest-first?).

  • lordmerovingian

    Love this app, but still no "search" function?

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/pamela-hill/ Pamela Hill

    Hmmm, this may finally make me try Press.

    • AtomicGadget

      Do it. You won't regret it.

      • Imparus

        I'm considering the same, but how well does the offline feature work for getting the whole article instead of just the tiny bit you get from the feed?

        • AtomicGadget

          I haven't used the offline feature yet, but it does use Readability (or Instapaper/Google) to pull and strip articles, so i guess it saves those to your offline cache?

          • petrochemicals

            Nope, it does not.

        • tym0

          It just get the bit from the feed, you have to double tap to get the full article and you need to be connected to do that.

          • Imparus

            Aah that is why I'm using reader+ instead of press, couldn't remember why, thanks :)

  • Jaymoon

    Awesome to see these updates to Press continue to roll out. It's my favorite way to consume RSS.

    Tiny Tiny RSS + Fever Plugin + Press = Google Reader who?

    • Joseph Lee

      what does the fever plugin do?

      • tym0

        I would assume Tiny Tiny RSS needs the plugin to read from Fever.

      • Jaymoon

        It allows Press to keep in sync with Tiny Tiny RSS. So the current status of feeds/stories will be read/unread/starred/etc both on the web and in the app.

        • Joseph Lee

          very cool, can you like a faq on how to set that up? A bit confusing because Tiny Tiny RSS also has an android app and I'm not sure in what context a plugin would apply to

          • Jaymoon

            Although this is for a iOS app, it's the same process (because of the Fever plugin for Tiny Tiny RSS). http://tt-rss.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1981

            Also, to each their own, but I never liked the other TTRSS apps in the Play Store (visually or functionally). They work as advertised, but there's no polish like there is with Press. If you plan to take advantage of what Fever does, I don't know if those other apps even support it.

          • Joseph Lee

            thanks this is perfect

    • datorres

      this appears to be broken for me.. are you still running your setup without any issues?
      press is not pulling any of my feeds :/

  • http://www.geordienorman.com/ George Byers

    Press + Fever = Perfection :3

  • Effie

    For some reason Android and Android apps use this really crappy grey phone icon as the favicon, you can see it in the screenshots in the article. On iOS devices it shows the picture linked below instead... is there anyway to make Android show this icon instead of the ugly gray icon?

  • NaNNy

    Since 1y this is one of my must-have app for android: it really make me forget about Reeder on iOs. This new dark theme is something I was looking for from a long time and the gestures make all the process of starring feed easier.

    The only complain about Press (and Feedly) is that if you "mark as starred" a feed that it's not in one of your subscriptions (this is possible by Feedly website or Feedly app) you will not found it on your starred items on Press. Kind sick but I can live with it.

  • Julian

    Finally night/inverted mode of articles next to night/dark theme also? A few months ago after trying Press on friend's device I emailed developpers how a reader app without it does not deserve the name reader app and should be banned from Play Store. But I that would buy instanly when they would add night mode because further their app rocks.