Pulse News Reader for iOS
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Age Rating: 4+
Pulse News Reader couples your RSS feeds with a magazine-inspired layout. The more image- laden the blogs you read are, the better Pulse looks, since it attempts to grab photos to display alongside as many post titles as it can.
You scroll vertically through a list of your feeds, and horizontally through the posts within each feed.
The use of images is clever, and the grid interface makes it easy to skim headlines. Tapping on a headline causes that article to zoom in from the side, and reading in Pulse is decidedly pleasant. The app works well in both portrait and landscape orientations.
Pulse is primarily focused on being a good RSS-reading citizen: The app supports posting to Twitter, sending articles to Instapaper and syncing with your Google Reader account. It also pulls links from your Twitter and Facebook streams as pseudo-feeds.