Pulse News Reader – the popular app that has a new take on news reading on the iPad – has become a free app. The developers have got venture capital funding, so this should be a permanent move to free, though it may be ad-supported in future.
The app is well-known and well-liked for its graphics-heavy, magazine style approach to following your RSS news feeds. I’ve tried the app and like some of its approach, but the limited number of feeds supported is a stumbling block for me.
You can find Pulse News Reader in the App Store now, with its new ‘Free’ price tag.
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).
You won’t believe me, but I swear that I bought Pulse, an app that displays RSS feeds in a horizontal/vertical graphic navigation, completely by accident.
No, it’s never happened before. I was innocently browsing around the iPad RSS reader apps in the store when, before I knew it, my finger had already clicked and clicked and I saw the familiar “purchasing…” message in iTunes. Hmm. Now that I had it, I might as well check it out. I then proceeded to purchase NewsRack, because of good reviews I’d read about it. Now was my chance to see how which app would feed my feed addiction (get it?) in a better way. The result is quite surprising. Continue reading