Phonly, a great third-party Feedly app for Windows Phone 8 has just been updated. Bug fixes are to be expected, but there’s one new feature for Phonly Pro users. Version 18.104.22.168 adds a battery-saver theme for the Pro users who paid $1.99. Phonly Pro users also have an ad-free experience.
Take a look at the screenshots after the break so you can see if it’s worth paying $1.99.
Here's what we're looking at in the latest release according to the change log at the Windows Phone Store.
- Battery-saver theme for Phonly Pro users
The battery-saver theme is a somewhat similar to the dark theme, but it uses a black background instead of dark gray. Headers are also white instead of green.
We actually prefer the original dark and light themes, but the new battery-saver theme could be great for others. We’re not sure how much battery you’re actually saving though.
There’s one major bug when using the battery-saver theme. The button that lets you switch between card view and list view becomes hidden. It’s the black space to the right of a category or site feed. We think the developer can easily fix this in a future update by changing the button’s color from black to white.
We’ve covered Phonly several times before. There are official Feedly apps on Android and iOS, but not on Windows Phone. Phonly does a great job of bringing the Feedly experience to our favorite platform.
Haven’t heard of Feedly? It’s a popular news aggregator that has grown in popularity since Google Reader has been retired. There are other RSS competitors such as Digg Reader, Newsblur, Flipboard, The Old Reader, Bloglovin and Netvibes.
Phonly requires a Google account to login. The app will automatically sync your subscriptions from your Google Reader account. You can download the app for free here from the Windows Phone Store.
Are you using Phonly? How do you like it so far?