Free News Reader App Taptu Lets You Create News Streams From RSS, Twitter, Facebook and More [PlayBook]


The PlayBook is an awesome piece of hardware and one of the funnest things to do with your PlayBook, aside from playing some of the recently launched premium games, is to read. The PlayBook is novel size, making it a great reading device for news as well as eBooks. Recently launched in App World is Taptu, a news reader with a cool twist. The app brings together news from a wide variety of sources including RSS, twitter, facebook and LinkedIn. Even better, the app lest you create your own news streams with a combination of sources, allowing you to “DJ your news”. And best of all, it’s free.

Features of Taptu include:

  • Discover thousands of streams on your favorite topics from a wide variety of web sites, blogs, newspapers and magazines in the StreamStore
  • Search for RSS Feeds using Bing and Taptu will convert them into streams
  • Google Reader: Import up to 100 of your RSS feeds from Google Reader and convert them into Streams
  • DJ Your News: Mash, mix, and merge your feeds into one stream. For example, you can take 10 different feeds, blend them into one stream, rename the stream and watch the stories flow into one place
  • Discover Stories related to the one you are reading as well as Streams specific to the Topic/Genre the article you are reading about (NEW)
  • Add as many Facebook or Twitter accounts as you want, add your LinkedIn account as well
  • Update your status, Like and Comment from your Facebook stream: See something a friend has sent that you want to Like or Comment on? Do it right inside the app
  • Tweet, RT, Quote a Tweet from your Twitter stream: Someone you follow on Twitter has tweeted an interesting tweet, Quote it and add your comments or RT directly from Taptu
  • Post a Status Update, Like and Comment from your Linkedin stream: A colleague or a friend of yours has posted something you think your own friends should know about, you can Like it or Comment on it from Taptu
  • Share with friends: Share stories with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin
  • See full articles that friends share via Twitter and Facebook: Taptu will convert links your friends share into a full article view
  • No time to read now? Bookmark articles to read later, or save to Instapaper and Read It Later
  • Widgets for both Honeycomb and Gingerbread for your home screen. Multiple widgets configurable in several ways are available now

Check out the free Taptu app in App World.