NewsRob (Google Reader / RSS)
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Rating: 4.5 (17,177) Cost: Free Downloads: 500,000 - 1,000,000
NewsRob is an RSS/Atom newsreader that auto syncs with Google Reader.
NewsRob is the Chuck Norris of news readers.
- Two way sync in the background
- Extensive offline support
- Downloads full web pages of (partial) feeds
Pro version available: http://bit.ly/nr_pro.
Top questions from the FAQ:
Q:The Google Reader unread count doesn't match the NewsRob unread count
A:NewsRob only shows the unread count of the articles that it fetched and are stored locally now. You can set the number of articles you want to see locally using Settings/Local Cache/Reading List. Also relevant is Settings/Sync/Sync Type. If you have "Unread Only" there then NewsRob will try during each sync to remove articles locally that you read and fill them up with unread articles from your Google Reader account.
Q:Not all of the feeds in Google Reader show up on NewsRob. Why's that?
A: NewsRob will only show the feeds for which there are currently articles on your phone.
If you have 300 feeds on Google Reader, but the most recent 500 articles, if that is what you set capacity-setting to, only are in 90 feeds, then you will only see 90 feeds. When new articles arrive that are in other feeds, those feeds will be displayed then.
Also NewsRob will only show the feeds that match the current selection. That means if you look at the label "android" it will only show you the feeds that are below the "android" label. Additionally if you set NewsRob to "hide read articles" you will only see feeds with unread articles.
Checkout the complete FAQ: http://bit.ly/nrfaq
Unseen Vision - 2011-07-10
I feel like I'm never going to find a reader that meets all my needs, but NewsRob is close. My only complaints are the annoying bubbles around how many articles are unread and the fact that I have to choose which feeds I want notifications on. If I could just have all feeds notify me and a simple readout (no bubble) of unread article counts I would put money into this app.
Yuichiro - 2011-08-17
ronnie - 2011-09-13
Probably my most used app on my rooted Nook Color. 5 Stars when I can save images from within the app (rather than opening in browser) .
Jean Quint - 2011-07-30
Still 5 stars, but went back to version 4.7 which seems to use less cpu and syncs faster for my galaxy s. Excellent app.
- Deb - - 2011-08-16
Great drill-down interface that allows me to read the kind of articles I'm interested in at the time (all, a specific tag, or a specific feed). Internal viewer is great, web viewer works well when needed. Absolutely love the ease of assigning the newsrob tag to new Google Reader subscriptions to have them delivered to my mobile reader.
Takata - 2011-08-05
Very handy app. Does what it says on the tin. The caching for offline use is more than awesome. X10 2.3
Drew - 2011-07-28
The best RSS reader for Android out there. Clean, easy to use, plenty of options. This is the one to go with.
tommyho - 2011-08-21
Can't set control no. of entries per feed, will only get 500 or 1000 of the "latest" entries on all feeds - what if I want to read the last 10 entries on a specific feed but not the newest 1000 from the rest? Not possible if they happen to be older than the 1000 newest on other feeds... Also didn't get images consistently, couldn't stop update once it ran, no time-stamp on feeds so no way of telling wether you are reading latest news or last weeks. Not useable for me as day to day news reader.
Shay - 2011-08-30
A great App, managing right-to-left language fairly well
Steven - 2011-07-11
Love it! Just wish you could zoom in and out on pictures. I'm subscribed to Cyanide and Happiness, is why. :)
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