Since Google has announced the “Google Reader” shutdown on July, many existing RSS Readers started updating their features and interface. Also new RSS applications has been introduced with plenty of features and multiple platforms support. Today we are going to discuss about one such application called FlowReader, an RSS Reader application with Twitter and Facebook news feeds in a single place. Though we have applications like Chime, to get all the news feeds from popular web services in a single place, still the interface matters a lot especially when it comes to reading.
Previously I wrote about the best alternatives for Google Reader but those applications are just RSS feed readers. Flow Reader is not only an RSS reader it has much more features to enhance the user’s reading experience. To start with the FlowReader you need to signup for the application. You can use your Google+, Facebook or Twitter account to signup. After you create an account, you will be redirected to the dashboard of the application. In the left side panel, you will have two sections, social and reader. In the social section, you can connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts to see the updates. Once you connect the accounts, you can post, like and comment on the updates right from the FlowReader application.
Reader section is where you can connect your RSS feeds. Right now the application can import only from your Google Reader account. You cannot create a separate list from this application, you can only import the contents from Google Reader. It has an excellent interface and gives an amazing reading experience. The next option in this application is, you can also stay in touch with your Twitter conversations using the “Interactions” option in the application. Another important option is, when you are running out of time, you can save your favorite articles in “Saved for Later” section to read them when you are free.
If you have categorized your RSS feeds in Google Reader, while importing the contents you will get all those categories in the same manner. Otherwise it will be in a general category. To view the websites and add news feeds just click the small arrow at the end of each category names. You can add or delete the blog URLs using this option. Once you select the categories all the recent stories on those blogs will be available on your dashboard. You can select them to read or put them on the “Saved for Later” section.
As I said before the interface of the application gives you a best reading experience and helps you navigate between articles quickly and easily. If you are looking for a good alternative to your Google Reader, try FlowReader and share your experience with us in the comment box. Thanks for reading, do share this post with your friends.