Android: If you’re a fan of Reeder for OS X and iOS, but wish Android had a similar newsreader, congratulations: Press is the app you’ve been waiting for. The developer takes more than a few design cues from Reeder, and that’s a really good thing.
Press connects and syncs with Google Reader. After launching, let it sync, and the app displays all of your feeds as tiles or as a list that you can browse through. Tap a specific feed to read articles from it, or read all of your unread articles at once. In portrait mode, you can swipe from side to side to move from article list to article text, and in landscape mode you can zoom in on article text or images. On tablets, you can see a list of stories on the left, and tap them to change the text on the right.
At any time, you can hit the menu key or button in the upper right to open the article in your browser, share it with friends, mark it as read, star it to read later, and more. The app supports offline reading and lets you control text size and font, so you get the reading experience you want.
Granted, it’s not as feature-packed as some of your other favorite newsreaders, and some people report crashing issues with it (which we didn’t have when we tested it.) Still, if you’re looking for an elegant, gesture-friendly way to get Google Reader onto your Android phone or tablet, it’s definitely worth the $1.99 you’ll pay to download it.
Tags: Google Reader