One of my favorite applications to use on my Nexus 7 is 'Pulse' news reader. The reason Pulse is so great is that it lets you customize the news experience to show you just the topics that you're interested in and it lays everything else in an elegant and accessible 'scrollable' format that let's you browse the latest news at a glance while also letting you easily access the full story with a tap of the finger. It works by pulling RSS news feeds from any of thousands of sources including your favorites like Time Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post and even your Facebook Feed. The latest version had been updated to work perfectly on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean devices like your Nexus 7 and frankly once you use it 'Pulse' will become one of your most often used apps.
This video shows 'Pulse' on the iPad but it looks just as good on your Nexus 7
☆ All your content in one place: So easy to add any content you want, from Huffington Post, Time Magazine and Vanity Fair to your Facebook feed.
☆ Dual view: For each article on Pulse, you can switch between a clean summary of the article or go to the website directly. When you tap on an article, both are ready to view, almost instantly!
☆ Offline sync: No internet? No problem. Pulse loads the news stories you read, and makes them available wherever you are.
☆ Save Stories: Collect your favorite stories using your Pulse.me account. Send to Instapaper, Read it Later, Evernote and Google Reader, all in one tap.
☆ News discovery: Pulse features new publishers each week. You can also search for a news source by simple keywords.
☆ Easy share: Found an interesting news article? Sharing a news story on Pulse via Email, Facebook, and Twitter is as easy as two taps.
☆ Source Syncing: With your Pulse account, sync your favorite sources across your all your devices and platforms.
☆ Integration with Google Reader: Pulse allows you to directly import all your RSS feeds from Google Reader. Your stories are synced with your Google account.
In addition to bringing you your own customized news what's great about 'Pulse' is it gives you lots of other convenient options. First off...Pulse gives you two options to read each news article. There's a 'summary' version as well as access to the full version on the original website. Both are available with a tap. You can also share a specific news story via email, Facebook or Twitter with just a couple of taps. Another cool feature is the ability to configure Pulse to download your favorite news stories to be read offline when you don't have internet access. Synchronization is another strong point and with your Pulse account you can have your news stories and customized feeds synced on all of your devices such as tablet, phone and desktop or laptop and on any operating system Pulse runs on. You can even import your feeds from Google Reader right into your Pulse account as well as have them synced.
Overall 'Pulse' is one of those 'must have' apps that will quickly become part of your daily routine. It's a time saver...and a great way to stay informed without having to constantly scour the web for stories that interest you. It's all there in 'Pulse'. 'Pulse' is free and you can grab it in the Google Play store at the link below.