Feedly: An enhanced Google Reader experience

Essentially, Feedly wraps your Google Reader feeds in a neat, feature-rich package. It syncs with your Reader account seamlessly, is much easier on the eyes than the bare-bones Google Reader app, and plays nicely with a whole lot more third-party services.

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If you use Google Reader for Android (download), chances are you're not too excited about the service's interface, especially when it's miniaturized on a mobile touch screen. If that's the case, we'd like to direct your attention to Feedly for Android (download). Essentially, Feedly wraps your Google Reader feeds in a neat, feature-rich, simple-to-use package. It syncs with your Reader account seamlessly, is much easier on the eyes than the bare-bones Google Reader app, and plays nicely with a whole lot more third-party services.

When you first launch the Feedly app, it opens up directly to featured content. That's because it comes preloaded with RSS feeds from many of the Web's most popular sites. These preloaded "Essentials" cover a number of verticals such as technology, design, and business. So, without even syncing with your Google Reader account, you can already enjoy RSS feeds through Feedly. Also, the app has built-in "Save for later" and History functions, and it supports services like Twitter, Bitly, Instapaper, and Read It Later.

Overall, we love Feedly's clean and simple design. It makes for a much more enjoyable reading experience than Google Reader. If you log serious hours catching up on RSS feeds, we highly suggest this download.

Feedly is available now for Android OS, as well as for iOS and on the Web.

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