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Friday, 7 June 2013

Android applications for reading News and Magazines (Tech related)

                 
                        
                        Many people here have habit of accessing news and tech stories via phones, like me. And yes, I would like to add that its best way to kill time (ofcourse if you are not addicted to games). Here I would like to add android apps that would help you in accessing your data easily and at one place. Along with ease of use and brilliant graphics they do help you in accessing more content then you would have expected. The apps I am mentioning are different from your regular eBook readers, so don't expect me to mention kindle, watt etc. These apps are good, they will definitely help you in getting content you desired and sometimes you would get more then you would expect. so here I am starting my post for today..

(The apps mentioned here are not in order of their popularity or most downloaded, they are randomly mentioned, just with the intention that you would go through all apps instead some top apps).
[Name of the app as heading is hyperlink, just click it, it will take you to playstore to download that app]



 



Pulse News brings all your favorite blogs, magazines, social networks and newspapers in one place for FREE. Exciting to use, quick to read, ready to share.
 Tap on an article to see a clean and elegant view of the news story. Save stories for reading later across all platforms or sync them with Instapaper, Read it Later and Evernote. Sharing a story via Facebook, Twitter, Google + and email is as easy as one tap.


Size: Varies with device.
Price: Free.



 


                      This is my personal favorite app, it is very much useful if you like reading articles but don't have time at that moment you can save that article to be read on later.                     When you find something on the web that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it any time, even without an internet connection. Use Pocket when you discover an interesting article, video or web page, but don’t have time to view it. Once it's in Pocket, it's on your phone, tablet or computer. You can read an article during a flight, see a web page while you wait in line or watch a video while relaxing at home.

Size: 4.7 MB

Price: Free.





 

Flipboard is now pre installed on almost all Samsung phones, if you are not using Samsung phone then this is the app that you should try. Flipboard brings together world news and social news in a beautiful magazine designed for your Android phone and tablet. Once you pick a few topics, your Flipboard is built and you can instantly start flipping through the pages of news you care about and stories and photos friends are sharing. And with Flipboard 2.0, when you find things that you want to save for later or collect into your own ‘magazine’ on Flipboard, just tap the “plus” + button on any item.

Size: 4.7 MB
Price: Free





Appy Geek – The #1 tech news app with a beautiful design, unrivalled coverage and a fully functional interface independently optimized for all smartphones and tablets.

• Get a visual overview of all the latest tech news from your favorite topics
• Choose only the topics that are of interest to you, and personalize your home screen
• Explore via Tag Nav™, our innovative news navigation system
• Enjoy complete articles with photos and videos from trusted sources – no RSS feeds!
Features all the best tech publications on the planet; including CNET, Engadget, TechCrunch, SlashGear, Stuff, T3, Pocket Lint, Tech Radar, The Verge, Android Headlines and many more.

Size: 3.9 MB
Price: Free.



 


After the death of Google reader this has been the most trusted and most downloaded alternative for Google reader. Feedly is a new way to browse the content of your favorite sites, rss feeds, tumblr blogs and youtube channels. Instead of having to hunt down for information, feedly uses RSS to aggregate the contents of the news sites and blogs you like and deliver them as a fast mobile-optimized experience. Feedly is an RSS news reader re-imagined for android phones and tablets. It makes browsing faster: the content of your rss feeds and blogs are transformed into pocket-sized cards which load very fast and are easy to browse.

Size: 8.9 MB

Price: Free.

  • GOOGLE CURRENT

 

Google Currents delivers beautiful magazine-like editions to your tablet and smartphone for high speed and offline reading. Features include:

    1. Fast scan - A new navigation mode lets you quickly swipe vertically to discover unread stories within an edition, swipe horizontally to move to the next edition within a category. Or, use the “sidebar” to jump ahead to a specific edition.
    2. Publisher editions - Publishers such as Forbes, The Guardian, TechCrunch, PBS, Saveur, and more have produced hundreds of editions including full length, in-depth articles, videos, fine photography, and slideshows. Editions are free - covering news, business, lifestyle, fashion, sports, science, technology, design, food, entertainment and more.
    3. Saved stories - Run across an in-depth article that you want to read later, or a special recipe you want to keep? Star any story to be saved for later, in your personal Saved stories edition.

    Size: 5.2MB
    Price: Free



     



    Zite is a free personalized magazine for your phone that automatically learns what you like and gets smarter every time you use it. Zite delivers all the great news, articles, blogs, and videos you want – and helps you discover new stuff that you'll love.


    NOTE: this app is optimized for phone form-factors, not tablets.

    Size: 1.0MB
    Price: Free

    You may want to try below app too
    Above apps will give you news from all sites and feed in a centralized manner, but if you want news from particular site (or say main tech sites then go through apps below or else your find should be complete above itself).

    I know there are many apps mentioned here, but I have added them just to give you'll more choice.
    Hope you like apps mentioned by me here. If you have your personal favorite then I will try to add it here, just mention it below in comments.