The Pulse News Reader app for the iPad has recently been update, to Version 2.0. Pulse is one of the leading examples of a sort of new breed of news and RSS feed apps for iOS; ones where there is a much more magazine-like feel to the apps. Here’s a little slice of its App Store description:
Pulse is a visual news reader for your iPad. It takes the news sources you follow, and instantly creates a visual mosaic of your news.
I thought Pulse looked interesting when it initially launched, but it was limited to 15 feeds for its RSS sources and I subscribe to over 200 so it was a no-go for me. The 2.0 update is exciting to me because it now allows up to 60 sources across 5 pages (to organize content).
60 feeds seems a reasonable number to work with, and I’m forever looking to trim down my feed following anyway. So I’ve installed Pulse over the weekend and I’m giving it a go.
I’ve only spent a short time with the app, but very early first impressions are good. I think it will likely not replace my ‘full fledged’ RSS reader apps, but it is another nice alternative source of news – and should help me identify which feeds really are essential daily reading for me and which are not.
Oh, and of course I was very glad to spot that if you are adding sources and search for ‘iPad blog’, this lovely site you are right now is the top result.
You can find Pulse News Reader in the App Store, and it’s had a recent price drop from $3.99 to $1.99.