Do your eyes glaze over as you gaze upon headline after headline on your traditional RSS reader? Pulse News
offers a tidy alternative, slurping up your favorite feeds and reorganizing them into a layout of neat boxes arranged by source. Tap the refresh icon on the upper right corner of each row to get new content, or scroll through the list of stories by panning to the right. Pulse lets you curate your news by prepackaged topic (Art & Design, News & Analysis, Science, Sports, etc.), or you can choose from the directory of (close to complete) sources to add your favorite sites to this visual mini-reader. Consider the wealth of sharing options, integration with your Google Reader account, and the ability to beam longer pieces to Read It Later—and you’ll realize that this app is a must-download.