Best apps of 2012: noteworthy news apps for Android and iPhone

Try Pocket, Zite, and other apps that can help you save articles, customize your news, peruse RSS feeds, and more.

By Armando Rodriguez, PC World |  Consumerization of IT, Android, Apple

Instapaper ($3) Android | ($5) iOSLike Pocket, Instapaper is great for reading articles when you lack Net access. You can view items posted by Facebook or Twitter pals, or the articles that most Instapaper users are reading. Since many other apps support Instapaper, you should have no trouble adding pages and articles to your Instapaper account.

EDITOR'S PICKZite (free) Android | iOSUsing your Google Reader or Twitter account, Zite builds a magazine based on your interests. You can add sections by selecting from a preset list of topics or by searching for a topic. The app becomes smarter the more you use it, learning about what you like to read. You can save any story for later by sending it to your Evernote, Instapaper, or Pocket account.

Pulse (free) Android | iOSBig on RSS feeds? You can import your Google Reader account into Pulse, or manually add feeds using the app’s built-in search. The minimalistic design lets you browse headlines quickly, and clicking a story produces a clean version that’s easier to read on a phone. Pulse also allows you to organize and group your feeds.

Taptu (free) Android | iOSLike Pulse, Taptu helps you read and subscribe to RSS feeds. You can import your Google Reader account or browse the StreamStore to find interesting feeds. If you have several feeds on the same topic, the DJ feature can merge them for easier consumption. You can share your streams via social networks, too.


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