Tuesday Tweak: Press makes RSS reading a breeze on Android

Press Reader

For today’s Tuesday Tweak, we’re focusing our attention on a very flexible RSS reader app called Press. It can be scaled-down to a widget and fixed on either a handsets home or lock screen. Press provides its users with the tools they need to read and save news from all their favourites sources, which they can then share on multiple social media profiles, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.

Unfortunately, Press does not offer a native desktop client like most other news reader services currently do. However, to overcome this issue, this clever app automatically syncs with Feedly, Feed Wrangler, Feedbin and Fever, so you can still read news on your computer via a third-party application, once you’ve read a story, it will vanish and not be displayed again on your smartphone/tablet  — which is pretty nifty.

This app, which was developed by TwentyFive Squares also has several built-in user interface enhancements, which makes Press the perfect RSS reader for any situation; Users have the ability to switch between light and dark themes for daytime and night-time reading, vertically or horizontally swipe to navigate between articles and have the option to choose the method of text alignment they would like to use.

What’s more, Press packs a variety of different widgets, as well as lock screen support for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean+ and a DashClock extension — so users have the facility to stay up to date with the latest news from anywhere on their device, without even having to open the app.

Gone are the days of having to navigate to an external browser window when you come across a YouTube video embedded in a news article. Instead, the video will play directly in Press, thanks to the implementation of support for the official YouTube API.

Press is a paid application and is currently available to purchase for $2.99. So if you like the sound of this particular Google Reader alternative — click the link below to download and install it directly on your device.