Today, we have many thousands of sources of news, easily accessible on iPhone, iPad, Mac, or from hundreds of cable TV channels. Even newspapers and magazines have apps to replace their trees. Is there a better way?
You can download and install a dozen or two news, TV, and magazine apps. Or, you can grab Reeder for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad, set your news and information sources in Google Reader, and simplify your life.
Reeder syncs with a Google Reader account and gives you instant access to the day’s news and from sources you know, trust, and choose.
For Mac users, Reeder looks and feels like a quality RSS reader. It has full Readability integration to save news articles, and can send to Instapaper, ReadItLater, save to Pinboard and Delicious, and save to Evernote.
Navigation is straightforward. Select a news source from the left Sidebar, select a headline in the center column, and view and read the article in the main column.
iPhone users have a screen restriction, of course, but Reeder for iPhone compensates with one-thumb navigation.
Because Reeder synchronizes with Google Reader, all your selected articles are available for both iPhone and iPad.
And, that, dear reader is the rub. You have to set up a Google Reader account and populate it with the RSS feeds of those news and magazine websites to use Reeder. The initial inconvenience is worth the effort to have all your news sources in one app, desktop, notebook, or pocket.