All iPad users already know its usefulness. But, there are times when you actually want a one-stop-shop application that can bring you all the recent news and updates that you want to see. That’s exactly the idea behind The Slide Reader.
It’s more like a Twitter or a Facebook profile page which you can link to a number of news sources to get the latest feeds. Now, imagine you are on Twitter, but you are getting tweets (updates) from all your favorite blogs and websites. Wouldn’t that be cool?
The Slide Reader is not exactly like Twitter (that was just to make you aware of the basic idea). Slider Reader is an application that you can integrate in your iPad just like any other application. It’s actually an application that is very simple to use and navigate. All you need to do after installing the application is to add content to it by setting up RSS feeds. There are two major ways of doing this; either by searching for a topic through the ‘add feed’ button, or by importing feeds from a Google Reader account. If you are someone who is unsure of what to search for, then it’s best to tap on the feedbase icon to search for some good content in the Slider Reader’s database.
After adding the content, your Slide Reader is ready to use. Everything is right there in front of you, all you need to do is to scroll the content and tap on the one you want to read, like you do with most of the news websites. The good part here is that you have two sides. On the right side, you have stories appearing in chronological order; and on the left side, you have specified folders and stories within those folders. So, if you have already designated certain folders for specific news items, you can find the latest contents in there.
The even better part about the Slide Reader is that if you have more than one user using the iPad, you can actually create separate profiles for each user. Each user will be able to create his own profile, and set his own news feed options.
There are loads of other options too, which make this application fun! The Slide Reader is right now available for $4.99. So, if you have always wanted to have one application to get all the latest news without the need of browsing, then this one’s for you!