By Acrylic Software
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Pulp is a unique and innovative news reader that turns your favourite news sites into your own personalized newspaper, making scanning through the news quicker and more enjoyable than ever before. By putting multiple news feeds onto a single page, Pulp lets you quickly browse through headlines, previews, and photos to find the stories that interest you most. With a beautifully refined user interface, one-click sharing, and a companion app for your iPad, Pulp is the ultimate news reading experience.
• Totally Customizable
Pulp is fully customizable. Create unique categories to separate your feeds by. Then, modify the layout of each page by adding, removing, and resizing columns. Finally, add feeds to populate each column, change each feed's appearance style, rules, and more. Forget the boring, concrete layouts you're used to seeing on the web. With Pulp, you are your own editor.
• Trending Topics
Find all of the most important stories on the brand new home page, a singular location that analyzes your feeds and determines the newest and most interesting trends.
• See Everything, Magically
Tired of feeds that only publish short text previews? Introducing Magic Reader - with a tap of a button, it lets you see the full story formatted into a clean and easy-to-read format, regardless of where it's from. Best of all, Magic Reader often presents an article faster than it takes to load the web version, making it essential for users on the go.
• iCloud Integration
Now you can seamlessly sync your pages, feeds, articles, and more to multiple Macs and iPads (Pulp for iPad sold separately on the iOS App Store). Simply sign in with your iCloud account, and watch all of your data move over the air between your devices.
• Ready for OS X Lion
Pulp is even better thanks to OS X Lion. Take advantage of great features like the distraction-free full screen mode, natural multi-touch gestures, instant resume, iCloud integration, and more.
– Beautiful, hand-crafted user interface that turns your news feeds into a virtual newspaper
– Subscribe to feeds just by typing in a name or keyword
– Save interesting articles to read later using the shelf
– See the most important stories analyzed from your feeds on the home page
– Turn short descriptions into full articles with Magic Reader
– iCloud integration keeps all of your Macs and iPads in sync
– Fully optimized for retina displays
What's New in Version 2.5.3
– Various bug fixes for Mountain Lion and retina displays
Basically just another RSS App.
It’s basically just like any other RSS reader. I don’t find the layout particularly useful, and it doesn’t seem to update as often as the other RSS reader apps I have tried using the same feeds. Maybe if there is a update for Yosemite, it will improve. But given the price, I don’t think it was worth getting.
This is great.
- Please integrate growl and fix your chrome extension and I will GLADLY give this app 5 stars!
Good, but not intuitive
Immediately after learning that Google Reader is shutting down, I went hunting for an app that isn't just a Reader client. Pulp is great for that. It stands completely alone and it will import your Reader feeds, but not all at once. You have to do it one at a time, reopening the import window for each feed you want to bring over. Yep it's tedious, and Pulp doesn't import any tag or category structure, so I'm still in the middle of recategorizing everything.
You get a choice of layouts for each feed, and can add and subtract columns for each category, so you end up with a pretty complex grid of info in front of you. I guess that's good or bad depending on how well you deal with that much info. For me it makes for a confusing experience, and really slows me down trying to make sense of all the stories on screen at once. Reordering feeds within columns is pretty spotty so far -- I can't figure out how to get the feeds I want at the top of the column.
And the home page is locked down and dynamic, you can't manually edit what shows up there as far as I can tell, so it's completely useless for me. I deleted all the stock stuff that came with the app and now I have one item there that won't go away, and I can't add anything new. I don't get the point. And why can't I see just new/unread items on my home screen? Isn't that a complete no-brainer? There also, strangely, is no 'Next Item' function when you're reading in full page mode. So you have to escape back out to the big grid and click on the next item.
They've apparently made a few design decisions just to be different, and I'm not sure they were all that useful. Running your categories horizontally across the top is definintely counter the norm of having a left sidebar, but there's a reason why people like left sidebars-- it's easier to parse a vertical list than a horizontal one, and you remember ordered positions easier that way. Also, why in the world do I need a drawer coming out of the top of my UI? Couldn't I just click a flag or something and have a smart category?
Aside from all those gripes, it's okay-- they've focused on making it easy on the eyes, headlines stand out well, and the posts end up formatted nicely. But honestly, lots of free readers do all that.
Oh, and the dock icon is low-res and fuzzy. Come on.
Worth $10? Eh, maybe. But I wish I had paid about $3.