iReadG - Offline rss news reader for Google Reader™
Description of App
iReadG is a Google Reader fully supported rss news reader. With multiple services integration it provides you real socialized reading experience.
Fully support google reader comments system.
- Click sharer's icon to view comments or add comment,
- The sharer's icon overlaid with a "comment-marker" indicates that there are comments on the shared item.(just like google do)
- Added "Comments view" items in the following page.
Very Convenient in navigation
- Swipe right to return from any page.
Mark as read on scroll and more convenient features
- Tons of unread items? With iReadG you can "mark as read on scroll".
- Mark all as read, items older than a day, items older than a week, items older than two weeks.
The real full screen reading
- Easy switch between full screen and normal screen ! (Tap to show window or click pin button to pin window)
Fully support offline operation
- Offline reading (cache article, cache images)
- Offline marking (like, share, star, keep unread, note, etc.)
- Offline sharing ( share article, share images)
- Offline managing your feeds ( reorder folders, unsubscribe feed, change folder, etc.)
- Web pages caching for offline reading.
- Managing pending operations, tracking operation status in "Pending actions" page.
- Get recommended articles from google reader.
- Find people who liked this article and follow.
- Get shared articles of your followed people.
- Find feed from your followed people's shared articles and subscribe.
- Search and add feed to your Google Reader.
Browsing the photos in "play" mode
- "Play" mode show you the latest photos from you rss feeds.
- Tap caption area of photo to read article.
Connect to Google Reader through https !
- Toggle ON/OFF https connection option in Settings.
Support multi accounts
- Add,delete or switch account in "Account management" page.
- Sync items with Google Reader. (unread items, recommed items, shared items, starred items, notes, liked items, keptunread items and people you followed shared items)
- Specify days for syncing each items, default is 1 day.
- Sync marking operations with Google Reader. (read, like, share, note, star, keptunread)
- Cache articles, images.
- Customize articles showing, show all, show updated, show by folder, show by feeds, sort alphabetically, sort by drag and drop, show shortcut, hidden short, etc.
- Manage cached articles manually or automatically.
- Manage your subscriptions and folders , search and add subscriptions.
- Manage your accounts . (google reader account, twitter account, facebook account, instapaper account, readitlater account, delicious account, evernote account, etc.)
- Browsing the photos in "Play" mode.
- Support Retina Display and background tasking.
- Send article link to Instapaper, ReadItLater, Delicious, Evernote.
- Post article to twitter, facebook, Tumblr, sina weibo.
- Email full article content.
- Open external link with instapaper or Google Mobilizer.
- Save image to album.
- Save image to Evernote.
- Copy image.
- Email image.
- Post image to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, sina weibo.
Free or Paid
Device(s) App Was Tested On
This app is not usable with VoiceOver.
This is a shame, as early indications were very encouraging. Adding my Google Reader account was simple, and the app synchronized quickly. The list of feeds was fully accessible, and I particularly liked the button next to each group that when double-tapped would expand the group to show the feed sources in that group. The unread count for groups and feed sources was also correctly read by VoiceOVer. Clicking through to a feed, the list of feed items was also accessible. A button on the top menu bar titled 'Drop' gave access to some view settings, and this was also accessible.
However, things went downhill quickly when I tapped through to read a specific feed item. At first I thought the interface was the problem, as it wasn't too intuitive. But, after some testing, I found that there was simply no way of getting back from the feed item. You could go further on, and see the item in full, but there was no way back to the list of items or the app's main screen. The problem appears to be that the app uses a gesture-based system for navigation, and there are no button alternatives. Unfortunately, I was not able to replicate the gestures with VoiceOver. The scrub gesture would take me from the full item to the item view, but not back to the list view.
The above problem is enough to make this app useless to VoiceOver users. However, there are other issues too. For example, some of the social networking features in the app did not work with VoiceOver. One feature enables you to follow other people's recommendations. My residual vision indicated that the list view of people I was following came preloaded with one entry, but VoiceOver would not access it.
Button labelling could also be clearer, but the app needs far more work than that to make it accessible. This is a great shame, as this app has some very neat features.