Works well, needs "Mark as Read" Love this app! The ads are not too intrusive and the stories preload making things super fast. You can set the update speed and many other settings. I wish I could mark as read though. The only way to mark as read is to open a story and sit there for a length of time. The best would be a swipe right to mark as read and make disappear in the unread only view. That would make it like Google now which would be awesome! No mark as read but an unread only view seems odd so one less star until that is fixed.
Needs a little more work The update and cleanup are good and I liked the layout and display, but I had two issues that caused me to uninstall it. My first was the text repeating in the summary and in the articles. It would repeat at least twice in the summary and 2-3 times in the article. My second issue was hyphenation and spacing; with two words put together without spacing or one word broken by a space.
Changing for the worse Stop with the Huff-Po style ignorance. Drudge used to be a revered serious news source. No mention of Cruz, putting a picture of Rubio looking like he's 3 ft tall, among other stupid lame stream antics it's looking like glib joke of a news source now.
Great app, but can't get it to update Been having some problems trying to keep up with what is going on. Seems to only get 1, maybe 2 updates a day. Sometimes it won't update at all for the day. Even if it is just one or two stories that are new, I would like it to update when I get into the app.
Ads are a shame Ive been using this App ad free for more than a year now. I accidentaly updated the App and now get giant ads that greet me each time I start the app, and ads in between articles headlines as im scrolling. The article headlines have smaller text than before and are spaced further apart. Im very upset with the new changes. I love having access to the articles, but with this flood of annoyances I find myself avoiding the bother of using the app. :(
This worked flawlessly! My other app stopped working. When I clicked on an article, it would display a "URL" error. I unstalled it, re-installed the same app, and it did the same thing. Even tried the "other" app on play store - same problem. One goofy issue: does not post articles well to facebook; does not ref the specific article, only the general news site. Finally, I loaded this app, and it worked. Not sure what's going on - all I care about is it works well. 5 stars, well deserved. Thanks!
Now you can report articles that are not formatted properly
Added tile layout for tablets.
User interface updated to Jelly Bean standards.
Added home and lock screen widget.
Significant performance improvement and reduced memory usage.
Added three color themes, including night theme.
Added play/pause/stop button for text-to-speech in notification (for Jellybean+).
Added summarization (in beta, can be disabled via Preferences).
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