iPad: The iPad has solidified itself as the fanciest of RSS feed readers with so many pretty apps to handle the task. The Feed is another attractive app, but it makes reading feeds enjoyable by staying out of your way.
The Feed is a free iPad app that syncs with Google Reader to bring you your RSS feeds and keep them in sync with your Google Reader account. Initially you're presented with all the items in your feeds in order from newest to oldest and you can just read through them as you please. If you don't want to go through each article one by one, you can pinch in to zoom out (or just tap the zoom out button) and get a quick headline view. When you want to go back in to the full article view, you can either tap on the article you want to read or tap the zoom in button. (Side note: I love the zooming and think it's fantastic.) If you keep your feeds nicely organized in folders in Google Reader, The Feed keeps them out of your way until you tap the RSS icon in the bottom left corner. That'll bring up a little heads up display with your folders so you can switch between them. And, like most apps, there are plenty of sharing features so you can send a good feed item off to a friend. Here's a quick little run through of the interface:
The Feed isn't hugely different from most RSS reader apps on the iPad at first glance, but it where it really excels for me is in its simplicity and user interface because it's an interface that requires no thought to interact with and understand. It stays out of your way and just lets you read. Plus, it's completely free and available right now in the iTunes App Store.