Pulse is one of the apps that you must have on your iPhone, Android or even the Amazon Kindle. It lets you read news from lots of resources and even add Google Reader to it. The reader is also available as a web app and Windows 8 app as well, so you can read news from your favorite sources anywhere.
The iOS app got an update this Thursday and there was another update(3.0.1) on Saturday.
You have three options with Pulse. Using their web app, iOS app or Android app. I have been using iOS app since January (when I got my iPhone). I updated the app the moment I saw the update.
New Fonts in Pulse 3:
This is first thing that you will notice. The old font was Serif based and gave the app a very newspaper like traditional look and feel. I did not like that very much.
After all, both iOS and Android have all the fonts based on Sans Serif and Sans Serif looks much better on screens.
With this update, the font in Pulse has been changed to Sans Serif and it is a great change.
Get Infinite Scrolling with Pulse 3:
Previously, there used to be a limit on number of stories you could read from a single source. Now, this has been removed.
You can continue scrolling to right side and it will keep loading previous stories. Much better and handy if you are reading news after a long time.
Unlimited News Sources Per Page:
With 2.9, there was a limit on the number of news sources you could have on a single page. This has been removed as well. You can add unlimited number of sources now without any worries. This will be a great feature if you track lots of news at once.
Dictionary Bug on iOS:
If you were a regular user of dictionary feature in iOS, you might have noticed a small but very irritating bug in the app. You could use the dictionary feature but only once. After that, no “Define” option was there if you selected a word.
Only workaround was to force quite the app and then start again. With this update, the bug is fixed. Now whenever you encounter a word you don’t know, ou can use iOS dictionary.
A New Logo
This is a confusing change. Before the update, app had a very simple logo. Take a look:
Now, the app has this:
I have no idea what it is and maybe I am stressing a big too much on the point but logo is not that good!
The web version has not received an update, and continues to have same blurry fonts as it had before.
But the iOS update is great and if you own an iPhone or iPad, update now and start reading your news in a new and improved way.