How do you stay up to date on current events? If you like to do things the old-fashioned way, you probably buy a newspaper in the morning and then read it while having your first cup of coffee for the day. But if you actually do live in the 21st century, then you should be familiar with RSS feeds an the way they work. In order to enjoy your personal stream of news on your smartphone or tablet, however, having a dedicated app makes things a lot more convenient. Well, that is exactly what we have for you today – 10 Android and iPhone RSS feed apps for reading news and keeping an eye on the latest headlines.
By the way, are you subscribed to our RSS feed? If not, then it would be really awesome if you do and see what you've been missing on. Even better, try some of the apps we have listed below and add us to your news stream. All the latest news, phones, and reviews get listed as soon as we post them on our web site.
And now, here are the 10 RSS feed apps that we found and picked especially for you, dear readers. Have you tried any of them already, or is there an app you know that is really good, but we've missed somehow? Just let us know by dropping a comment.
10 RSS feed readers for iPhone and Android
10 RSS feed readers for iPhone and Android
First up we have Feedly for Android and iOS. It is one of those RSS readers that add a magazine style layout to your feeds, thus making them look organized and more presentable. Plenty of pre-loaded news sources are included, yet that doesn't stop you from importing your own feeds from Google Reader, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Read it Later or Instapaper. Not bad for an application that you get for free.Download:Android | iPhone
The highly acclaimed Flipboard news reading app was a long time iOS exclusive, but it was released on Android as well not long ago. Again, the software arranges your feeds neatly for quick and easy viewing. You can add feeds from your Google Reader account, as well as from social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and a number of other sources.Download:Android | iPhone
3. Google Reader
Should you prefer something simpler, there's the official Google Reader app for Android. Not only that its design is clean and minimalist, but several handy widgets come along with the software. And that's cool since you don't even have to open the app in order to keep an eye on the latest headlines.Download:Android
With over 15 million downloads across Android and iOS, Pulse is as popular as it is pretty. The app is easy to set up and allows stories to be shared online quickly, either over Facebook or Twitter. In case you find an interesting story that you just don't have the time to finish, there is the option to sync it with Instapaper, Read it Later or Evernote.Download:Android | iPhone
But in case Pulse does not suit your fancy, then give Taptu a try. It is pretty similar in terms of functionality and has a heavy accent on social networking features. Besides, the home screen widgets that you get with it might prove pretty useful. Download:Android | iPhone
6. RSS Demon
Not as sophisticated as most of the apps we have mentioned so far, yet not as basic as Google Reader, RSS Demon is a powerful and relatively easy to use RSS feed reader. In addition to RSS, the app supports the ATOM format and works with podcasts too. Content can be stored locally for offline reading.Download:Android
Reeder for iOS is a news feed reader that works with Fever, Readability, and Google Reader. The app supports content sharing via Instapaper, Evernote, Delicious, and social networks like Facebook and Twitter. It is simple, easy to use, and compatible with both the iPhone and the iPad.Download:iPhone ($2.99)
Byline is a Google Reader compatible RSS reader that can synchronize your feeds automatically, so even if you have no internet connection the next time you open the app up, the latest headlines will be listed for your reading enjoyment. The app has Twitter, Instapaper, and Read It Later integration and can send entire articles over email.Download:iPhone
What makes Zite special is that it keeps track of what you read so that it knows what interests you. As a result, it delivers content from news sources that you are more likely to enjoy reading. Download:Android | iPhone
Alternatively, My6sense is another RSS feed application that tries to read your mind and searches through your Google Reader and social network accounts in order to do so. It allows you to comment, like, tweet, and reply to your friends from within the app.Download:Android