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Google Reader app with black background?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by wibbletron, Apr 20, 2010.

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    I currently use Slidescreen as a glorified Google Reader app (i.e. turned off the facebook, twitter and stocks parts), because it presents the feeds beautifully in light grey text on a black background, which not only looks cool, but it saves on battery life on my Desire's AMOLED screen. Letting me swipe away feeds without clicking through (when I can see from the headline that I don't need to) is nice too.

    The downside is that Slidescreen seems to eat up quite a lot of power and battery, and there is no convenient way to refresh feeds (you either have it autocheck regularly, eating lots more power, or you have to click the menu button, then "home settings", then scroll down to "google reader", then "reload group" - hardly a simple process to do regularly).

    Another nice thing that Slidescreen does is let you choose which Reader folders it syncs with, so it can just present you with feeds more suited to reading on a phone.



    Are there any other Google Reader apps (that use less cpu/battery than Slidescreen, otherwise I might as well stick with Slidescreen), but also offer white/grey text on a black background, and let you choose which of the feeds it syncs with?

    I've got Greed2, which is a very nice app, but it doesn't have either of the above features.


    Thanks in advance.
     

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    Those look promising, I'll give them a go. Thanks.

    I have just found the (strangely unlinked from the normal one or the mobile one) touch version of the Google Reader website ( google.com/reader/i ) which despite not being on the black background is actually pretty awesome. I might end up just using that in future.

    I'll also definitely be ditching Slidescreen as having just installed SystemPanel, it tells me it is using more ram and cpu than Sense is, despite me having turned most of Slidescreen off (twitter, facebook, stocks) and set the reader content to update once a day.
     

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