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One of the most popular feed reader apps in Google Play is undeniably gReader. It has survive the demise of Google Reader and is now riding high with a new update to version 3.6. This is a big one too – it contains some solid improvements, fixes, and new features.

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Here's the full changelog for the new version.

  • NEW: Use gReader as a RSS Reader without a service (data are saved locally)
  • NEW: Article font size, font type, text alignment (Article View: Menu->Fonts)
  • IMPROVED: Widgets (Pro): Support background color and opacity, text size, new layout (http://greader.co/widgets)
  • IMPROVED: Text wrapping on KitKat
  • IMPROVED: Time format same as system setting
  • FIXED: Login issue on Feedly
  • FIXED: Thumbnail on large widget
  • FIXED: Pocket login issue
  • FIXED: Many many other fixes

If you've been using gReader on KitKat, maybe that text wrapping bullet point piqued your interest. Yes, that weird text thing should fixed now. Offline mode is a big deal too. You'll be able to save data on the device so you can use the app without a connection. The widgets are also much improved with configurable colors, opacity, fonts, and layouts.

The basic features of gReader are available in the free version, but the Pro upgrade adds better widgets, podcasts, text-to-speech, and removes the ads.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • garbagedick

    I know it's not your screenshot, but does anyone know what launcher that is?

    • ExceLink

      Looks like Action Launcher Pro.

    • Keno Levers

      Action Launcher:

      http://goo.gl/tkvqz

      (Ninja'd)

  • Smit Sanghavi

    Does this mean I can remove Pocket app?

  • Jonathan_Harford

    But... Newsplus has feature parity, right?

  • Telefunken

    > NEW: Use gReader as a RSS Reader without a service (data are saved locally)

    It's been doing that for years, hasn't it? Just got the upgrade, still has "offline usage(BETA)" like always.

    • lehung

      That means you don't need Feedly of The Old Reader.

  • Siddharth Rajde

    Are you a Freaking i-Phone Fan ???? i-Phone 6 , Must READ :
    http://www.edictogram.com/2014/02/awaiting-for-i-phone-6-heres-all-what.html

  • Shadowsoal

    For anyone who was using the 4x1 'small' widget, it's been merged with the 4x2 widget, which can now be resized to 4x1 by long pressing the widget after it's been created. The 4x3 "large" widget can also be shrunk to 4x2. I have played with horizontal resizing.

  • Noah Smith

    Greader pro seems to have disappeared. Anyone else seeing that?

  • Patrick Thompson

    So they're still working on this app...? I don't get it. What's the difference between this and their News+ app?

  • Pal

    Very Windows 8.

    • ins0mn1a

      actually no. unless anything that uses squares with bright colors is automatically windows 8. these widgets are very android, really. it's just that they all come from the same app so they actually align properly.

      • Pal

        It's quite similar to the aesthetics of Windows 8, I assure you. That is what defined Metro UI when it first came out, after all: bold, solid colors in sharp, tiled squares/rectangles that bring focus to text.

        However, I doubt many will dedicate an entire page to gReader widgets. Having it in landscape doesn't help it either, both of these decisions made the screenshot look similar to Windows 8. If Google was sensitive enough to have a talk about Samsung's new UI, I'd say this is a fair argument.

        But again! Most users won't litter their screens with so many widgets for the same app, and phone users are restricted to portrait with a default launcher. So in most cases, the similarities will not be so apparent.

  • uh8m8

    Why isn't there more hate for this? Or do people here only hate stuff when Samsung does it?

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