Google Currents

Google Currents

10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Good-looking layout
  • User-friendly interface
  • Lots of free publications
  • Google Trendings
Cons
  • RSS reader should be enhanced
  • Import/export RSS (by batches)
  • Social integration
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"The digital magazine"

Reviewed by / Jan 23, 2013

Google Currents allows you to read digital subscriptions, RSS feeds, blogs and Google trending histories

Google Currents is a comprehensive reader app focused on digital magazines (both free and paid subscriptions). It offers a neat interface and a horizontal drag and flip experience that, despite isn't as stunning as Flipboard regarding effects, it's quite fast. It seems that Google Currents has been especially designed for publications such as: CNET, Forbes, Hufftington Post, The Root, the Guardian...

There are lots of subscriptions divided by categories. You can add as many as you want. Actually, and that's its strongest point, there's a platform provided by Google Currents that allows users to create their own current channel and get subscribers.

Users can also integrate their RSS feeds manually or add (one by one) them from Google Reader account. Although it can also work as a RSS reader, it's not as fast and comfortable as other specific apps. There's a lack of sorting, personalizing and tagging options in this regard.

Finally, you can check Google Trendings, which uses Google search technology to track the five most recent trending stories in different categories. Each story is presented in a fresh edition of articles, videos and pictures.

Google Currents is an expected publication reader provided by Google Inc. However, I personally think that it needs to improve in some regards: import/export RSS, social networks feeds integration and free of choice on sorting content.

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Developer's original description available here
Google Play Newsstand is the new home for all your favorites news, magazines, blogs, and more. Newsstand updates and replaces Google Currents, which is no longer available for download or use. For existing Currents users, all your subscriptions will instantly transfer and be available for you in Newsstand. Discover a better way to enjoy all the news you love with Google Play Newsstand now. Find articles recommended just for you in Read Now, topics to follow, and premier news partners like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Guardian, and more.

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Comments and ratings for Google Currents
  • (64)

    by Subhajit M on 24/06/2014

    Sucks

  • (64)

    by Guilherme Soares on 22/06/2014

    I like this app because it has great UI and i can put my favourites channels.

  • (64)

    by safdar hussain on 22/06/2014

    Miss u very much :-(

  • (64)

    by deepesh soni on 22/06/2014

    bring back currents

  • (64)

    by Sharon Cowell on 21/06/2014

    Like you good ok.

  • (64)

    by saiyad hussain on 21/06/2014

    Nice app

  • (64)

    by Seän Shepherd on 21/06/2014

    Since as usual Google decided to discontinue aother successful project right after it got successful Im flad we at least have people like u to help =) and bite me Google