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Top Android Widget: Minimal RSS Widget

Top Android Widget: Minimal RSS Widget

Minimal RSS Widget is a simple, elegant way to display your RSS feed items on your Android homescreen.

  • Version: 1.2.1
  • Size: 86.80KB
  • Category: News & Weather
  • Price: Free



To create the widget, do as you would with any other widget and long-press on your Android homescreen. Then, to add feeds you have to manually enter their addresses in the box. Make sure to click save before exiting this screen.

In the settings, you can adjust the refresh rate, scrolling speed, and max entries for the display. Additionally, you can set the background, alignment, and arrow color to match your current theme. To get back to these options after creating the widget, click on the far left side of it.

Unfortunately, at this time there is no synchronization or importing option for Google Reader. However, the main purpose of this widget isn’t really to display all of your RSS items, since that wouldn’t really be practical. Rather, just add a few sites that you’d like to keep close tabs on throughout the day. Check out the official Google Reader app for a non-widget RSS manager.

Pros:

  • Clean, elegant RSS feed widget
  • Settings provide theme-friendly options
  • Very active and receptive developer



Areas for Improvement:

  • Google Reader importing and synchronization support



Conclusion: An RSS feed widget that will complement any Android homescreen.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi there,
    Thanks for sharing! What version of the OS or theme are you using in the pic? I love the see-thru Google-Search widget!

  2. Hi Nini,
    The see-through widget was a part of the Bionix ROM developed by TeamWhiskey for the Samsung Vibrant.

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