Tag: google reader
The PlayBook is coming along nicely. Lately, we’ve seen an upgrade to the Facebook application, as well as support for in-app purchases and charging improvements. The major updates that the general public are waiting for, such as local PIM applications, should be coming sometime this summer, and we think it’s really going to improve the overall PlayBook experience. As cool as the Bridge idea is, it’s sort of a pain to constantly connect your BlackBerry, and the Bridge Browser is pretty shoddy. For those of you who have a PlayBook, here are some apps we think you must have on your tablet (in no particular order):
1. Blaq – If you’re looking for a solid Twitter client for the PlayBook, we recommend Blaq. The app is a fun tablet experience because it’s a full featured Twitter client that takes advantage of the larger screen. Instead of having to click links and head to the browser, you can preview link content from within the Blaq application. Blaq also comes at a more than reasonable price of $1.99. Grab your copy of Blaq from App World.
2. GeeReader – While the BlackBerry News app is a great app, the fact that it doesn’t come with Google Reader sync makes it a dead-in-the-water product. Avid online readers have spent years cultivating their Google Reader feeds and it’s great to see a free app that syncs with your Reader account. The GeeReader app is fast, easy to setup, and will import hundreds of feeds nearly instantly. Grab GeeReader for FREE in App World.
Continue reading ’5 Must-Have Applications for Your BlackBerry PlayBook’
BlackBerry 6 has some pretty cool social features with its new Social Feeds app but the RSS reader could be better. Anyone who is seriously into RSS feeds uses Google Reader and it’s a shame BlackBerry 6 doesn’t integrate. For those looking for a good Google Reader solution there’s BerryReader. The app has recently been updated with BlackBerry 6 support and the ability to share stories on Twitter and Facebook. Other features include:
- Access your All Items, Starred Items, Shared Items, a single feed or a single folder for reading
- Automatically updates in the background
- Manage (add/remove) subscriptions from your device
- Share articles via e-mail, Twitter or Facebook
- Read the selected feed or folder even while offline, changes to labels and tags will automatically be synced when network coverage is regained
- Get notified whenever new articles are available (Includes custom LED color support through BeBuzz)
- Choose between compact and full layout and black on white or white on black color scheme
- Swipe left/right on an article header to mark read/star the article (touchscreen devices only)
- Hover over an article to open a shortcut popup for easy changing star/like/tag of an article (touchscreen devices only)
- Fully optimized and compressed synchronization to keep your data usage at a minimum
- Optimized for minimum memory and battery usage
Grab a copy of BerryReader from the store. The app is a little on the pricey side at $9.95 but it’s got a lot of features and a lot of work went into it.