Do you use Google Reader or some other RSS Feed aggregator on your computer and want that same experience on your PlayBook? If so, GeeReader maybe just the app for you. GeeReader takes your favorite RSS Feeds and puts them together in one, easy-to-use interface on your BlackBerry PlayBook. The app has lots of features and is customizable to meet your needs. Follow me after the break for my review of GeeReader for the BlackBerry PlayBook.
The first thing you need for GeeReader is a Google Reader account. The app syncs directly with your Google account and keeps everything in sync wirelessly.
Once you log in, you’ll be greeted with the main GeeReader screen. This is where you view all you subscribed feeds and the latest updates from those feeds. You’ll be able to view all items, starred items, or view each feed individually. The feed items show up on the right and when you click on a story it’ll pop up in its own window.
When you open up an item, it’ll pop up in a new window, as seen above. You get three different choices for viewing options: Lite, Mobi, or Full. The Lite view shows the post photo at the top and then the post displays in a condensed view. Mobi view shows you the mobile version of the website and Full shows you a full view.
Back on the homescreen, you have two options for viewing the selected feed. You can choose the list view, which shows each item with a one line preview. You can also switch to a tiled view which shows 4 stories at a time with the main image and first few lines of each item.
GeeReader is available in two versions from BlackBerry App World. The first is a free, ad-supported version. This version shows an ad bar at the bottom and does not allow for direct social sharing of pages. The paid version is $1.99 and removes the ads. GeeReader is, in my opinion, the best RSS Reader for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Give the free version a try and you may find yourself upgrading shortly thereafter.