I love to remain connected to what's going on in the world, in fact I absolutely crave it. Ever since my days with Viigo, I have been on the lookout for a decent RSS reader app. I've tried a few, and recently caught wind of a new app, so I gave it a whirl. The app is relatively small, for an RSS reader, making it a good candidate among some of the other bloated apps that can slow down some older devices. The UI is simple and straight-forward, with everything located on the "home" screen, so you don't have to click through a ton of menus to get to the content you want. The popular feeds are arranged vertically, with the additional services you can add located in a scrolling dock at the bottom.
Someone certainly put a lot of thought into this application, adding as many services as they possibly could. Not only do you have the standard blogs and news services, but the application will also pull updates from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and many others. One feature I found intriguing, due to the amount I use it, is the ability to add your Google Calendar and be updated on calendar events via the app. This is the first time I have seen this particular feature integrated, and I was impressed at the consideration that would add something most of us take for granted.
Browsing throught the home screen, you will find the most popular feeds arranged. I was a little disappointed to find that when I went to the "Tech Blogs" tab, that CrackBerry wasn't listed on there. I suppose some people didn't get the memo from Wirefly. Be that as it may, it was quick and easy to add the CB RSS feed to my feeds. I did find it a little clunky in its implementation of my feeds, making me go through a menu to find them, rather than adding them to the home screen. IngBoo is available as a free download in the CB store, for all devices running 4.6 OS and up.
- For more information and download of IngBoo