Yesterday Pulse news reader, one of the more popular reader applications, known simply as Pulse, has just received a huge update that brings it to version 3.0. This update adds some slick new features, some of which are exclusive the Android version of the app. The biggest new feature for the update is addition of unlimited pages. Now, users can add as many sites as they want, which should make using the app a whole lot more enjoyable. This was followed by a small update 3.0.1 which fixed crash on startup
|RATING:(55,911) Average 4.4
UPDATED:November 9, 2012
REQUIRES ANDROID:2.2 and up
The update also adds improved navigation through a slightly tweaked UI. There is a new sidebar that displays all of your sources and settings at a glance. With a simple swipe to the right or, a tap on the arrow at the top left , the sidebar will pop out and show you all the pertinent information quickly. This should make using the app more efficient, which will allow you to get in, read your news, and move on with your day. The update also greatly improves the app’s search function. It can now pull in information from sites like Google, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Reddit, Flickr, Blekko, and more. Version 3.0 of Pulse also adds customizable pages and infinite scrolling.
As far as Android exclusives, the app adds a brand new widget. It displays your current top story in a customizable view. It also features greatly improved notifications on Android. You can customize how often the app notifies you of your favourite sources’ top stories, so you can be notified as often, or as rarely as you want.
The app went free a while ago, and it is still available without you needing to open your wallet. If you’re looking for a new way to read the latest news, this app is definitely worth a look.
The new layout is great, opening stories is fast and smooth on my Xoom tablet
Rating: 4.5 / 5