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gReader gets its first update in four years, but maybe it shouldn't have

gReader gets its first update in four years, but maybe it shouldn't have

Once-popular RSS aggregator gReader just got its first update in almost four years. The new v5 release claims improved support for video and podcast playback, dark mode support in article view, and some miscellaneous bug fixes. We've also spotted Inoreader support. But unfortunately, reports also claim the app's ads are especially obnoxious now, and the ad-free "Pro" version of the app many customers purchased years ago is still missing from the Play Store.

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Inoreader v7 brings a more Material look to our favorite RSS reader (APK Download)

Inoreader v7 brings a more Material look to our favorite RSS reader (APK Download)

It's been eight years since Google killed Reader, its RSS service, and that wound has yet to heal in our hearts. Many alternative services sprung up afterwards, with Inoreader being one of the closest things to the original Google Reader, even down to the web app's keyboard shortcuts. Now, many years later, Inoreader is still going strong and has just began rolling out v7 beta with a more modern design.

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LevelUp Studio's RSS Reader Palabre 3.0 Adds Customizable Appearance And Keyword Muting

LevelUp Studio's RSS Reader Palabre 3.0 Adds Customizable Appearance And Keyword Muting

Even with things like Flipboard and Google Play Newsstand, RSS readers still remain popular. Since Google killed the popular Reader service in 2013, RSS readers seem to have grown in popularity and usage. Today one of the major RSS apps available on Android, Palabre, is getting a massive update to version 3.0.

WHAT'S NEW

  • Custom colors (premium)
  • Text to Speech
  • Mute and notify keywords
  • History
  • Widget settings
  • Roboto font option for the articles
  • Offline mode improvements
  • Fixes and UI improvements

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Right: list of articles, arranged in a tile fashion. Left: article view. When scrolled the options on the app bar disappear.

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gReader RSS Reader Gets Its First Update In Eight Months, With Chrome Custom Tabs, UI Improvements, LG Multi-Window Support, And More

gReader RSS Reader Gets Its First Update In Eight Months, With Chrome Custom Tabs, UI Improvements, LG Multi-Window Support, And More

Since the fall of Google Reader and the rise of Feedly as its de facto replacement, gReader has risen to become one of the best options for RSS reading on the Play Store. That said, it's been quite a while since the app was significantly updated, or updated at all: before today, the last time the app was touched was back in August of last year. But today's update bumps it up to version 4.3.0 and adds quite a bit of new content, notably tweaks to the user interface, settings menu, and a host of bug fixes.

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Feedly Version 29 Adds Chrome Custom Tabs And Shared Collections

Feedly Version 29 Adds Chrome Custom Tabs And Shared Collections

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Palabre Is A New RSS Reader With A Simple, Material Design And Feedly Compatibility

Palabre Is A New RSS Reader With A Simple, Material Design And Feedly Compatibility

Need a new RSS reader? Do you just want one that conforms to Material Design guidelines? Palabre might be for you. This simple, new app is fairly straightforward. You have a pretty interface with a little customizability and Feedly integration so that you don't have to rebuild your RSS lists.

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Overall, things look good enough that I'm going to forgive that mustard yellow hamburger menu. That shade looks nice and unique as an accent color throughout the rest of the interface, but it's a little too big of a dose there. Palabre isn't reinventing the wheel here, so don't look for any groundbreaking features - at least not yet.

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[New App] Feature-Packed uPod Podcast Manager Rises From The Ashes Of GoodNews Reader

[New App] Feature-Packed uPod Podcast Manager Rises From The Ashes Of GoodNews Reader

Those of you who've ben lamenting the GoodNews reader, especially its tight integration with podcasts, now have a new alternative to consider. The developer of the aforesaid app has finally published a replacement that doesn't depend on Google Reader, and the wait has not been for naught: uPod crams in just about every feature a podcast fan could want. A free trial version of uPod and a $4.49 license are now available in the Play Store.

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First of all, uPod doesn't tie into Feedly's copycat reader API - apparently some developers aren't wholly ready to hitch their wagons to another system that relies on the goodwill of a potential competitor.

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[App Roundup] Our Top Seven Picks For The Best New Apps Of December 2013

[App Roundup] Our Top Seven Picks For The Best New Apps Of December 2013

We're slap bang in the middle of CES at the moment, but if you're full up on wearables and Android-powered ovens, take a break and check out the best apps of 2013's final month. Below in no particular order you'll find our favorite new apps that debuted during the holiday season. There were a ton of significant app updates, of course, but these are the best new entries from December, along with a few honorable mentions.

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Android Device Manager

There's not much to the Android Device Manager: it's just a mobile interface for Google's tracking and locking function introduced last year.

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Feedly For Android Beta Adds A Speedy Tap Advance Function, Gets Rid Of Annoying Back Button Issue

Feedly For Android Beta Adds A Speedy Tap Advance Function, Gets Rid Of Annoying Back Button Issue

Feedly has become the new darling of the RSS world after Google threw itself out of the market last year, but there are still plenty of users (including yours truly) who aren't crazy about the Feedly app itself. Hopefully the changes shown off in the newest beta release will change that. You can check out the beta via the usual Google+ community method: join this community on Google+, then head to this page in the Play Store.

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The biggest user-facing change is "speed reading," which is a bit of a misnomer - it's basically a forward/back function. Tap on the left or right side of an article near the edge of the screen and you'll automatically move to the next or last item in the RSS feed.

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Press Updated To Version 1.5 With Support For KitKat's Immersive Mode, A Night Theme, New Gestures, And More

Press Updated To Version 1.5 With Support For KitKat's Immersive Mode, A Night Theme, New Gestures, And More

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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