Minimal Reader

Minimal Reader

FREE

(4 stars)

(982)


Download for Android

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Highly customizable
  • Good-looking
  • Lots of features
Cons
  • Needs more widget size
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"The must-have reader widget"

Reviewed by / Oct 01, 2012

Minimal Reader is simple regarding scenery yet complete regarding features

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
Meet Minimal Reader, the only customizable News *WIDGET* with a handy *Pop-Up* function ! Offline or online, never miss your favourite news with this simple and elegant user interface !

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To start using Minimal Reader, you need to add it on your homescreen as a widget : long press on your home screen and select "Widgets".
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Please read before commenting : I merged the pro and free version because I want everyone to enjoy this widget as much as I do. I develop this on my free time, alone, so please be tolerant in the comments ! I'm not a company, I'm just an android fan like you ! If you have problems or find a bug, please E-MAIL ME ! I'll be happy to answer you.

** News reading has never been easier, even with large amount of sources :

_ Display the latest news titles from your favourite websites/blogs right on your desktop and easily scroll through them.

_ Import your Google Reader Subscriptions or add your own RSS/Atom feeds.

_ Click on a news title to open the full story in a customizable Pop-up window, works in offline mode too !

_ Swipe left or right on a pop-up to read the next or previous news article.

_ Customize the widget and the pop-up to match your home screen.

_ Many settings available : Filter the News by age, auto scroll, auto refresh ...

_ You can add as many feeds as you want on the same widget or separate them in several widgets.

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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 : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1638779

I take every suggestion in consideration!
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Note : If you are having issues with your feeds disapearing, clear app data, uninstall, and delete any external backup of the like Titanium does. 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 : googe reader, news, rss, widget, blog, feed, newspaper, minimal, clean, newspaper

If you like this app, buy me a beer by getting the Pro version with more widgets, more features and constant updates.

Recently changed in this version

* v2.6

- Fixed JellyBean issues, sorry for the delay.

** NEW in v2.5 **

- Added Instapaper support for fast, full reading. Just click on the browser icon.
- New font on popup
- Leaving with the home button now behaves as expected
_ Added launcher app to fix ICS bug and explain what the app is about
- Fixed few bugs

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If you're having issues, clear data, uninstall and re-install. Fixes everything.
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Please email me if you find bugs
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  • (64)

    by Skender Buqaj on 19/06/2013

    Using it on "HTC Sensation 4g". Great app, I love it. I would love to have an option for full screen widget ( like 4x4), but this is great. Thank you

  • (64)

    by Orson Cart on 15/06/2013

    Fricken' love this thing.

  • (64)

    by Matthew IU on 14/06/2013

    I really like this app but it crashes on my phone. I'm using Nova launcher Update: it now works perfectly 5 stars for that!

  • (64)

    by Alex Luc on 26/05/2013

    Looks great and works well. Thanks for merging pro and free version

  • (64)

    by Martin Octavianus on 17/05/2013

    cpu resources too high compare to.whats app, qq, we chat, facebook.

  • (64)

    by Christopher James Ryan on 09/05/2013

    Literally crashes every 5 seconds. No updates ever.

  • (64)

    by Terje Stoneman on 07/04/2013

    This was a good, even great reader and then it just quit refreshing. I've tried manual refresh and it just sticks, reinstalled and nothing... Going to remove from my phone now.