Flyne. The Offline Reader.

Flyne. The Offline Reader.

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Polished and smooth UI
  • Holo-layout
  • Offline reading
  • Built-in sources, Twitter and Feedly sync
Cons
  • Feedly/Twitter sync is a Premium feature (no trial)
  • List of articles layout would enhance navigation
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Expert's Review
8.5
Great

"The ultimate reader for News junkies"

Reviewed by / Oct 30, 2013

Flyne is an offline news reader with Feedly and Twitter integration by Falcon Pro developer

Joaquim Verges, the developer of Falcon Pro, is back in business with Flyne, an app that promises to be a new success. Flyne is an elegant news reader with some added-value you'll likely find interesting. Let's focus on them.

First off, Flyne's fed from three different sources: built-in sources (Popular Feeds), Twitter and Feedly. Only the first one is free though. Importing either Feedly or Twitter articles requires an in-app purchase of 1$ (each). Popular Feeds is a compilation of reliable sources sorted by categories (Android, Design, Food, Humor, People...) the user can choose among. It can be good enough if you are a casual news reader but you feel like importing your own sources if you use them in a daily basis. You may ask though, is the buck worth what you get? The answer is yes. Why? Keep reading.

Flyne sync articles for allowing offline reading which is one of the most demanded features for hard-readers since carriers set data plan limits. Now you can sync over WiFi the whole list of RSS before leaving home and read them all on-the-go. In addition, Flyne makes sharing even easier: next to the sharing button, there's a featured button that keeps the last sharing resource you used to share an article.

Flyne's UI is polished and smooth. Set in a Holo-layout, navigation is more than intuitive: tap the top-left corner to display all the source categories with an "unread articles" counter, or "go to newest" and "refresh" from the overflow menu (three dots button top-right corner). Flyne app focuses on content: articles aren't listed, it brings you directly to the article and you can swipe left to jump to the next article. Some may find this useful, however, users with lots of RSS sources would prefer a Feedly-style view (thumbnail headline excerpt) and decided themselves whether opening the article or not. Actually, having the chance to choose one or the other layout would be the optimal solution.

Finally, from settings you can adjust some parameters such as sync interval, sync only over WiFi, cache size, dark/light theme and text size. In a nutshell, Flyne is a customizable, polished and smooth news reader with some interesting features such as Feedly/Twitter sync and offline reading. Currently, one of the best news reader out there.

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Developer's original description available here
Introducing Flyne, a fast, fresh and simple way to stay up to date with your favourite News sources.

Flyne uses Twitter Lists and Feedly categories to provide you with news on real time from the most famous blogs, to your most trusted friends.

Flyne fetches FULL Articles from Twitter for offline viewing, and displays it in a clean, mobile friendly format.

Flyne presents articles in a gorgeous, mobile friendly way, allowing you to flick through titles and full screen pictures for the best reading experience, no matter your current internet connection.

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Enjoy the preloaded Popular lists for FREE to try it for yourself.
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The in app purchases allows you to use your personalise the news sources and unlocks the full potential of Flyne:

* Login with your Twitter account
* Login with your Feedly account
* Get your own feeds as beautiful, offline magazines

Wherever you go, Flyne never lets you down.

More info on http://flyneapp.com

Recently changed in this version

*v1.2.4.1 - Fix crash on tablets

*v1.2.4

- New list based navigation, with big or small article previews (toggle it in the display settings)
- polished looks for both day and night themes
- Double tap to close article
- Zoomable, dowbloadable images
- Mark as read while you scroll
- Feedly two way sync
- New tablet layout
- Faster preloading of articles
- Smoother navigation
- New transition animation

Thanks to all Beta testers !

Vote for your top features on http://flyne.uservoice.com


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Comments and ratings for Flyne. The Offline Reader.
  • (61)

    by Suraj Kumar on 04/06/2014

    just opened the app, pressed back button to exit , but the nagging screen keeps appearing "what do you want to read?". and no option to choose custom feeds

  • (61)

    by Jason Shaw on 31/05/2014

    Much like a similar app, Press, this relies mostly on Feedly integration. Why pay to read your Feedly feeds in this app when you can read them just fine in Feedly. If you don't have a Feedly acct, then you're stuck with the feeds offered to you. Give us the option like Pulse to pick and choose our own feeds.

  • (61)

    by Константин Накцинский on 27/05/2014

    Best!!!

  • (61)

    by Tom Jackson on 26/05/2014

    I love this app! It's replaced Pulse as my got to news reader. The upgrade for access to my Feedly stories was well worth it as I don't like the UI of Feedly. One minor bug is that I have to close and reopen it to get it to fully refresh my new news stories. I get the red load bar at the top but no new stories otherwise...

  • (61)

    by Alex Luc on 21/05/2014

    Updates when I'm on my data network even though I selected "sync on Wifi only". Too few options in the settings. Otherwise nice design.

  • (61)

    by Max Solares on 14/05/2014

    Been using this app since day one and been one of my top used apps. Nothing but good to say about performance, I did have problems on 4.3 and now on 4.4.2, and is smooth and functional throughout. One of the best reader apps out there.

  • (61)

    by Phillip Stanford on 14/05/2014

    Needs more feedly/twitter functions. As it is, it's only a pretty UI / reader and nothing else. Good work but needs much more considering your charging for the privilege. I've paid and expect more.