For me, the main appeal of Facebook Paper is the way it presents my News Feed. One of the issues I've always had with it is the lack of pull-to-refresh to force my feed to reload.
As it turns out, the pull-to-refresh feature is present, but doesn't work when you pull down on your feed. You probably have already noticed that pulling down when viewing your feed will open the app's menu.
But if you pull to the right on the image at the top of your feed, upon release it will refresh your feed.
If there … Read more
Unread is an RSS reader that attempts to focus on the joy of simply reading by cutting out unnecessary interface elements, using elegant fonts, and presenting stories with a simple design. On these fronts it does very well, but -- to put it bluntly -- Unread is an RSS reader you use to read other RSS readers. If that sounds weird, it's because it is. Unread takes all of its data from another RSS reader, then displays the content differently, but in the process loses much of the functionality found in the RSS reader from whence the content originates. … Read more
A new app for iPhone users launched on Tuesday, giving RSS fans one of the better looking apps to stay up to date on the latest news.
Unread features the standards of RSS readers we've come to expect, including sharing with normal "read it later" services and social networks, along with background sync.
What's notable about Unread is the user-interface and gestures found in … Read more
Paper, from the people at Facebook, lets you browse statuses and other news categories using a new, more visual interface than what you're used to with the official Facebook app. Mysteriously, the app is iPhone-only at the time of this writing, but it seems like it would be a great fit for iPad.
Taking a page from Flipboard, Facebook Paper delivers a tiled interface that shows your standard Facebook news feed, but also gives you curated news content organized by category. That combination makes Facebook Paper a distinct and more robust product that's meant to complement, rather than … Read more
Last week Facebook announced a new app called Paper. The app is designed to help users discover news through what it's calling "Sections." Sections contain articles posted by your friends or surfaced through Facebook's algorithms.
The first time you launch the app a video will walk you through some of the basics of Paper. After the initial tutorial, when you navigate to a screen for the first time, the same voice and overlays found … Read more
Facebook's new News Feed, unveiled with pomp and circumstance back in March, isn't headed your way anytime soon, or even at all, according to a new report from AllThingsD.
The now reportedly tabled News Feed design is defined by its larger presentation of content. Updates, photos, and even ads, are so big they're impossible to miss. The 9-month-old refresh, still only available to a small percentage of people, also comes with a collection of filtered feed options for viewing content like most recent updates, music posts, or just photos.
But apparently bigger is not better with Facebook … Read more
Read My Feed Free reads your news feeds out loud in a simulated voice on your Android device. This free app lets you listen to concise news summaries hands-free using your phone's speaker or headset while you drive or are otherwise occupied. It updates and cleans up feeds with the touch of a button, and it also displays feeds in text so you can read along or turn the sound down yet still use Read My Feed as your news reader.
Read My Feed is easy to use, especially if you start with one of the sample feeds provided … Read more