Wondering why we’ve listed out the best iPad RSS reader apps? Well, iTunes is flooded with such applications and we’ve decided to pluck out the best ones so you don’t waste your time rummaging around the app store for that one application that suits your needs just right. And as we’ve included a detailed summary of each one, it will give you a fair idea of what to expect if you decide to download one of these. Read through the roster and decide for yourself.
1 – Pulse News for iPad:
Optimized for your beloved Apple tablet, Pulse News for iPad claims to be exciting to use and at the same time quick in its operation. While you can choose the stories you want to read, it also gives you an option to seamlessly share them with friends, from the app itself.
Additionally, you can access thousands of top news sources, websites or your favorite blogs through this intuitive application.
2 – Reeder:
This alternative on our iPad RSS reader apps roster seamlessly syncs with Google Reader and lets you instantly send newsfeeds to Instapaper, ReadItLater or Readability. You can also share news items via Facebook, Twitter or email through the application itself.
Options to toggle through lists by simply sliding your finger on the screen, adds to its intuitiveness. And if that’s not enough, the tool allows you to mark articles as unread or star them as well as browse by feed or folders that should add to the software’s usability further.
3 – Byline Free:
Byline, a Google Reader client, features two-way syncing and lets you access news from your favorite blogs and websites even without a data connection. Its offline browsing feature brings news articles from blogs you’ve subscribed to through your Google Reader account, along with embedded images and linked web pages.
The application integrates Twitter, ReadItLater as well as Instapaper and extends support to gestures like swipe for easy navigation. It can be viewed in both the landscape and portrait modes.
4 – Flipboard:
Flipboard is nothing but a personalized magazine of sorts that brings news and RSS feeds from various niche blogs and publications to your tablet. It offers quick access to social networking news feeds from sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well.
Not unlike other similar applications, it works with Instapaper and Readability to save the required articles for later.
5 – Feedly:
Yet another Google Reader client that has managed to find a place in our lineup of iPad RSS reader apps is Feedly, which boasts of two-way integration with the former. The tool promises to keep the best content from your favorite websites at your fingertips.
It tags along a number of sharing options too, considering that it is powered by Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instapaper and ReadItLater.
6 – The Early Edition 2:
The Early Edition 2 is your personal newspaper, which keeps you updated with all that’s happening around you. It can work as a standalone app or in conjunction with Google Reader. This application, with a column-based page layout, has especially been optimized for the Retina display of the new iPad and is exclusive to iOS 5.
Moreover, it recognizes gestures, supports offline browsing, features a search option and offers curated recommendation lists. It lets you share and save content using Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Instapaper, Readability, ReadItLater, Delicious and more.
7 – Feeddler RSS Reader Pro:
An easy-to-read interface, Google Reader synchronization, feed management and support for offline reading are just some of the many attributes that Feeddler RSS Reader Pro has at its disposal. It allows RSS article tagging and lets you mark feeds as unread or star them even when offline. The software gives you an option to open individual subscription in RSS, on the web or in the text mode and it even facilitates copy pasting. Gestures like swiping, pinching or tapping on the screen are detected by this app too.
8 – Zite Personalized Magazine:
Besides Flipboard, we’ve added another personalized magazine to our queue of iPad RSS reader apps. Zite claims to gradually learn your preferences and delivers news articles, blogs, videos, feeds and more that you may like reading.
It helps you discover new stuff, and comes with a customized magazine featuring topics that you are interested in. It also syncs with your Google Reader and Twitter accounts.
9 – Perfect RSS Reader:
If the developers of this app are to be believed, Perfect RSS Reader is one of the best RSS clients for Google Reader. The customizable application lets you select from three different themes and it comes with a gallery mode to facilitate browsing through images. Offline browsing, folder management, gesture recognition as well as support for Instapaper, ReadItLater, Evernote, Twitter, Facebook and more are some of its other features.
10 – The Feed:
And finally, the last application on our roster is specially meant for those of you who have an appetite for information. The Feed boasts of a clean and flexible interface along with a filtering system and two zoom levels for a better overview of news feed.
And as opposed to badges, it displays proportionately sized stacks for read and unread articles that adds to the clutter-free appearance of this app.
So these, according to us, are some of the best iPad RSS reader apps in the Apple App Store. Do share your views with us about the alternatives listed above.