Readpad is an RSS reader (Google Reader) releases by GeeTouch.
*You will need a Google reader account to use this application, if you do not want to set a Google reader account you will not be able to use this app.*
This application allows your to link to your google reader account, and then see you feeds on the iPad in a nice to read list of articles. Once in the articles you have several options to read the original in safari or the built in browse, you can star them or may notes on the article. You can also send links out or export to read later in applications like instapaper.
The main drawback of this app for me is I like to click a button and flick rapidly through articles, skimming the articles to see if they are worth reading. On this app you can see the headlines, but need to click onto the headline to read in full.
On the upside:
- Clean and clear interface
- Lots of sharing options
- Can quickly see the feed the article is coming from
- Nice Headline view
On the downside:
- If multiple articles in one feed then there is no – one-touch to flick to the next article, two clicks or a large swipe are needed.
- Three clicks to view in Safari, rather than two on other similar apps.
- A little unstable, has crashed on me.
Overall, this is RSS reader applications. The article display is now and clean The options for going outside the application are good (especially for sharing services with lots of sites supported). I feel it is really now a two horse race between this and Reeder for which is the best RSS reader to have.
Size: 1.0 MB
Price (at time of review): £2.99
Link: ReadPad ~ innovatie Google Reader app for iPad – geetouch