Android: No internet connection? Flyne is a new RSS reader for Android that downloads articles so that you can read them when you don’t have any signal or Wi-Fi.
Flyne — made by the dev behind Falcon Pro, our favourite Twitter client for Android — asks you to choose from categories such as Technology, Architecture, Music, Photography, Design and Food, all of which have a pre-curated list of publications. You can’t manually add or delete sources here. Start the app and go to the category, and you can read the articles already downloaded in the app.
You can manually set how often you want Flyne to sync the data from all the sources in your feed, and whether to do it only on Wi-Fi or not. It’s also possible to set the amount of memory you want Flyne to use for article storage.
The reading interface itself is pleasing to the eye, and you can quickly flip between articles by swiping left and right. Flyne also strips the page of all ads and unnecessary elements, which makes the articles take up less space. There’s also the option for a dark theme as well as the ability to set text size. You can favourite articles to read later and share them too.
While you can’t add your own feeds to Flyne, you can buy a $0.99 upgrade and sync it up with your Feedly account. There’s also an option to buy a similar upgrade for Twitter for $1.99, which will grab the text of all articles linked to in your timeline.
Flyne [Google Play Store]