10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads
- Good-looking layout
- User-friendly interface
- Lots of free publications
- Google Trendings
- RSS reader should be enhanced
- Import/export RSS (by batches)
- Social integration
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.
* Publisher editions - Publishers such as Forbes, The Guardian, TechCrunch, PBS, Saveur, and more have produced hundreds of editions including full length, in-depth articles, videos, fine photography, and slideshows. Editions are free - covering news, business, lifestyle, fashion, sports, science, technology, design, food, entertainment and more.
* Fast scan - A new navigation mode lets you quickly swipe vertically to discover unread stories within an edition, swipe horizontally to move to the next edition within a category. Or, use the “sidebar” to jump ahead to a specific edition.
* Breaking stories - Google Currents uses Google search technology to deliver the hottest breaking stories in categories such as world, entertainment, sports, science, and more. As you travel to different countries, additional breaking stories are added to match your location.
* Saved stories - Run across an in-depth article that you want to read later, or a special recipe you want to keep? Star any story to be saved for later, in your personal Saved stories edition.
* Your favorite blogs and feeds - Instantly, turn your Google Reader subscriptions, or any of your favorite blogs/feeds into a beautiful edition with a magazine feel.
* Translate - Currents uses Google translate technology to translate editions into a preferred language of your choice. 44 languages are supported.
* Widget - Immediately see fresh news on your android home screen with the Google Currents widget.
Each edition is available for high speed offline reading, and provides quick-touch sharing. Google Currents self-adapts to differently sized phones and tablets, with subscriptions synchronized across devices. Google Currents - a reading experience not to be missed.
Named by New York Times, The Next Web, SlashGear and more as a top 10 Android app.
Recently changed in this version:
* Audio playlist for editions with audio
* Audio media bar in app for stop, start, next, previous
* Story scanner audio icons for launching Audio directly
* Status bar audio controls when Currents audio is playing
* Syncing post read state between devices
* Bug fixes
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Comments and ratings for Google Currents
There's no option to open the article in a browser. You're stuck inside currents. Hate it.
Probably my favourite native app on my Nexus 10.
What I needed the most Excelent job google!!!
3.5 stars. Cant share to FB but Otherwise it's pretty good.
I don't have the widget for some reason