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App of the week for journalists – Flud, an RSS and news reader

App of the week: Flud

Operating systems: Apple (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) and just released on Android

Cost: Free

What is it and how is it of use to journalists? Any journalist who uses RSS feeds to keep a track of news will know their worth. But if you’ve tried to use an RSS reader on your phone you will no doubt have found the small screen to be annoyingly limiting.

Flud is a good alternative, as it allows you to add RSS feeds from Google Reader and search for other feeds from news sites and blogs. You can organise your content by dragging feeds around and you are presented with stories in a visual, picture-led way. This is probably what earned it the title of Fast Company’s “Best UI of 2010″, as stated on iTunes.

After organising your feeds you can then bookmark and share stories by Twitter, Facebook and other social networks.


Reviews: It gets three stars in Apple’s App Store and in the Android Market.

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