One of the leading mobile RSS feed readers, Pulse, can now be accessed on the web, and it includes many of the same features found in the iOS and Android version of its apps. Pulse first came to the iPad two year ago and has garnished over 15 million users worldwide.
Pulse was created by two Standford graduates, Ankit Gupta and Akshay Kothari, as part of an Institute of Design course. It uses elegant visual orientation and slide navigation to deliver news feed subscriptions. The web application integrates with the mobile versions of the website, and it enables users to customize their feeds and save their favorite articles in the process.
The web version of Pulse is similar in design to the mobile versions, but with the advantage of a lot more screen real estate. To access the site, you must register via Facebook or your personal email address. Groups of news and article feeds are divided into sections, and individual content can be viewed in 2, 3, or 4 columns.
Pulse provides hundreds of recommended sources based on a wide variety categories, including science and technology, lifestyle, food, entertainment, politics, business, etc. You can also do custom searches for particular websites. And just like in the mobile apps, Pulse contains sharing features and the ability to favorite content, which is then shared across devices.
In addition, Pulse on the web provides a few features customizing the reading mode: white or black; font size and style; and social sharing to Facebook, Twitter, or via email.