Free RSS readers on the iTunes app store are a dime a dozen. Most of them however, are not worth even a second look. So what IS the best way to read your news and get yourself up to speed on an iPhone?
Well one app clearly stands out head and shoulders over the crowd, and it’s Net News Wire for the iPhone.
It’s powerful. It comes with a plethora of customizable options, which lets you completely customize your reading experience. At the same time, it’s simple to use. If you don’t care for customization, it works out of the box beautifully. It even syncs up with your online newsgator account so the feeds you read on your laptop will be in sync with the feeds you read on your iPod.
The best part? *Drumroll* ….Offline reading.
While almost all other free RSS readers rely on a net connection to function, NetNewsWire will download the feed onto the phone so you can read it offline. That way you never have to worry about having a decent 3G connection. If you’re using an iPod touch, it is truly a Godsend to be able to read feeds offline because you no longer need a Wi-Fi hotspot to get your daily news fix.