The popular and positively reviewed Nextgen Reader has recently been updated to version 3.0 with a number of improvements (support for Windows Phone "Tango"). The RSS app, fully supporting Google Reader, now sports faster startup time and the recently released update squashes a number of known bugs.
A tutorial is presented to the user once launching the app for the first time. This guide walks the user through a number of features and functionality present in Nextgen Reader. As well as the tutorial, this version of Nextgen Reader also features a new subscriptions view.
What else is new in version 3?
- Both flat list & folder level navigation support in final update. That is folders -> list of feeds -> list of articles (in collapsed view)
- Read it later now known as Pocket
- New tutorial at startup
- Improved startup time and performance
- New subscriptions view
- Collapse/expand folders from appbar menu
- Show all/updated sources from appbar menu
- Support for favicons
- Articles list with filters on top (unread, all) similar to mail app
- New: Mark items older than a day/week as read and sync
- Save to Readability (settings -> accounts)
- Pin 'All Items' or 'Starred' tile to start screen
- New live tile option (based on phone theme)
- Customize update mode per live tile e.g. images on front
- Post link in status update (e.g. sharing to Facebook)
- Many more improvements and bug fixes
A pretty large update, which appears to be the norm when it comes to this app. As well as synchronising your Google Reader account, the app also recommends other feeds that are separated into different categories. You can download Nextgen reader from the Marketplace for $2.49 (£1.49), with a free trial available.