Jon Simpson

iPhone's Missing Feed Reader

3 Mar 2010

Interesting look at the current crop of iPhone App and Web-based feed readers for the iPhone. Given that I’m using Fever for RSS, I have used its mobile interface once or twice and been reasonably happy. The piece starts with:

I spend a prodigious amount of time reading on my iPhone.

… and I think this is my core issue with RSS reading on the iPhone - I just don’t want to read articles or news with a screen of that size. Maybe the iPad will be more compelling, but I’d imagine the desktop versions of Fever and Google Reader will be more than adequate there.

The one exception to reading on the iPhone is probably Instapaper - the effort that’s expended on formatting things as legibly as possible makes it just about bearable.