Pulse Newsreader Gets A Gorgeous Web App

Pulse Newsreader Gets A Gorgeous Web App

Pulse, one of our favourite newsreaders for iOS and Android, is now available on the web. It lets you view your favourite websites in an elegant and colourful mosaic through your browser, and it can even sync with the mobile versions.

As you can see in the video above, Pulse is optimised for upcoming touchscreen tablet PCs. But even without using touch, the web version is a pleasure to use.

The layout expands to the width of your browser, you can select various sizes for the grid, navigating is quick (it scrolls infinitely), and each article is displayed for maximum readability. Unlike the iPad app, however, all of the content is displayed in one big grid rather than separated with headings into categories, such as Top Tech stories or stories by website.

As with the mobile apps, you can add social streams (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit and even your Readability reading list), but they’re not as obvious; you have to search for the network you want to add. Also, while Google Reader integration is in the mobile apps, I don’t see that option yet on the web version. You can, however, add it on your mobile app and have your news feeds show up on Pulse on the web.

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  • Generally I find it’s mainpage far too busy. So many little tiles of varying sizes and colours swamping the information. A headache and eye-strain causing mess of a design.

    Flipboard is clearly and by far many times superior through it’s simplistic lines and clean uncluttered design.

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