iPad app store is notorious for exorbitant rates. There are very few eye-popping, exciting and Free iPad Apps. The good news is, Pulse 2.0 News reader for iPad is now available for Free on iTunes app store!
Pulse is a visual news reader for your iPad. It takes the news sources you follow, and instantly creates a visual mosaic of your news. Tap on an article, and you’re presented with a very clean view of the news story.
Pulse was showcased by Steve Jobs during WWDC ’10 and has been a leading paid app on the iTunes store for a long time. Initially priced at $3.99, it was later discounted to $1.99. And now, the app will be offered for Free. The goal is to attract more users, and with them, paid partnerships with publishers and advertisers.
Pulse allows people to search for publications, connect their Google Reader accounts or share publications by connecting their devices together, using an app called Bump.
Pulse News Reader app – features
- Dual view: For each article, you can switch between a clean text summary of the article or go to the website directly. When you tap on an article, both are ready to view, almost instantly!
- Dashboard: With the dashboard layout, you can continue to browse stories of a news source as you read an article. Zero hierarchy!
- Offline sync: No internet? No problem. Pulse loads the news you read, and makes it available wherever you are.
- Smart search: No need for complicated RSS 2.0/XML/*#@ feed addresses. All you have to do is enter keywords and Pulse fetches the feed for you. You can add upto 60 sources in this version.
- Easy share: Found an interesting article? Sharing it via email, facebook, twitter and instapaper is as easy as 2 taps.
- Smooth transitions: Getting lost in applications as you rotate your iPad. Special care has been taken to maintain consistency between Landscape and Portrait views.
Pulse is available on the iPad, iPhone and Android phones, and is coming to Android tablets, but it is particularly popular on the iPad, where it remains the top-selling app in the news category and among the top 40 paid apps over all. Readers say they find it attractive and intuitive to use.
The video demo below should give you a fair idea about the app