Minimal Reader Pro

Minimal Reader Pro


(4 stars)


Download for Android

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

  • Highly customizable
  • Good-looking
  • Lots of features
  • Different widget sizes
  • Nothing special
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Expert's Review

"The must-have reader widget"

Reviewed by / Oct 01, 2012

Minimal Reader is simple regarding scenery yet complete regarding features

This version includes more widgets, more features and constant updates.

This isn't an app but an appwidget, so you'll need to add it to your homescreen to get started. However, you haven't ever seen a widget such simple regarding scenery and such complete regarding features.

First off, it allows you to choose two widget sizes (4x1 and 4x2). Once selected, first time you place them on your home screen you'll have to set it. If you're already a Google Reader user it will be a few taps, no worries. This app has been optimized to be used with Google Reader. It supports other services, however, to use the widgets efficiently, developers strongly recommend to use them with GReader.

Thus, add your GReader account (it supports as many as you have). For instance you can set two widgets, one for your work account subscriptions and the other for your personal account. You can import the full reading list or by labels. From preferences you can set the widget and its content at your whim. For instance, you can choose widget theme and layout, text size, show or hide background, items per page and many more. Likewise you can set to show/hide per-download images, thumnais, check download images only when connected to WiFi, filter by age or on pop-up, autoscroll and many more.

Its by-default transparency background, highlights and scrollable will make it stay in your homescreen. It is on mine. Highly recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
#### PLEASE READ ####

Minimal Reader Pro will stop working after Google Reader shutdown on July 1st.

I'm very sorry about this, I hope I'll find some time to update the app with a new RSS service but atm I'm just too busy.

Thank you all for your support.


Meet Minimal Reader Pro, a clean, light and blazing fast news app with amazing widgets and offline mode. Wherever you are, never miss your favourite news with this simple and elegant user interface.

Reading your news has never been easier, even with large amount of sources :

_ Full featured Google Reader client with a clean and fast interface

_ Amazing Offline mode, seamlessly read your news with or without internet connection

_ Pre download full articles (for truncated feeds)

_ Scrollable/Resizable widget (works on Android 3.x, 4.X and compatible launchers like Go or ADW Launcher)

_ 4 static Widgets: 4x1, 4x2, 4x3, 4x4 (works with all launchers)

_ Highly Customizable widgets to match your home screen

_ Beautiful Carbon an White Themes for the app

If you're having issues,clear data, uninstall and re-install

If you have any questions, troubles or suggestions for improvement, E-Mail me !! I'll answer and try to fix the problem asap.

- Please keep the comments clear from bug reports! -

- E-mail me instead so i can fix the problem ! -

You can also share your thoughts on tha main application forum thread :

I take every suggestion in consideration!

Note : If you are having issues with your feeds disapearing, clear app data, uninstall, Reboot your phone. Then Re-install the app.

Note : The user credentials permission are for logging in to google reader with the google account registered on your phone, it's much more secure than a manual login.

#tags : google reader, news, rss, widget, blog, feed, newspaper, minimal, clean, newspaper, reader widget, google reader widget, scrollable, ICS, Honeycomb, Holo, reader

Recently changed in this version

** New in v3.3.1 **

- Android 4.2 Lockscreen Widget available ! (scrollable)

* v3.3

Pre-download full articles - this is useful for feeds that only show a preview of the story. The complete article gets pre-downloaded and is available offiline. Simply click the download button next to the feed name in the browser tab.

Lists with Minimal Reader Pro

Some lists where this application appears: Analizadas por Mar GP, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.

Comments and ratings for Minimal Reader Pro
  • (66)

    by Stefano Malavasi on 13/07/2013

    Don't work after google reader shutdown. Useless now.

  • (66)

    by Jay Storm on 08/07/2013

    I just uninstalled this and opted for Feedly. RiP Minimal Reader.

  • (66)

    by Steve Jaigobin on 06/07/2013

    Too busy to fix because of google reader update? I paid for this now it's just a waste of an app. Thanks

  • (66)

    by Wayne Povsha on 06/07/2013

    purchased several of this guys apps and having contacted him by; email xda comments twitter to send logs/bug reports, the bugs still remain reproducible and not a single response has been logged so don't hold your breath, get greader pro

  • (66)

    by Manikandan R on 05/07/2013

    We all know that Google reader will shutdown a couple of months ago. If you really want to support the app you could have updated it to support other readers available. Your reason is not too appealing. Refund me...

  • (66)

    by Luqman Rizal on 05/07/2013

    Even though the Google Reader is now officially closed. I'll wait for your next update on newer RSS service like Feedly etc.

  • (66)

    by Vivian Epiney on 04/07/2013

    We paid for it. Please update it with feedly