Fenix is undoubtedly one of the best Twitter clients available for Android right now, so, when the developers MVilla released a new app, dubbed Quote, we had to check it out…
Quote is a brand new RSS feed reading app built to compliment Feedly’s services in an attractive package.
The set up process is easy. If you already have a Feedly account, you can sign in to that using your Facebook, Google or Feedly login. Once you’ve done that, and gone through any possible verification steps, you’re ready to go. At least, you are if you don’t have thousands of unread articles waiting to cache. Which I did.
At the top of the screen you’ll see easy access to all of your unread stories, as well as your starred pieces. Beneath that are your collections, then a long list of all your subscriptions, organized alphabetically.
Unsubscribing from any individual source is simple. Just press and hold the source, and you’ll see three options: Mark all as read, open in browser, and unsubscribe. Tap unsubscribe, and you’re done.
Adding sources is equally easy. Hit the three dots in the top corner from the home screen, then choose ‘add new content.’ Here you can search for specific sources, or you can select a category and choose your favorite sources from the available options in the list. Simply hit the ‘+’ button next to your desired source, and your chosen site is added.
As far as reading stories goes, you can select to scroll from one story to the next either by swiping vertically or horizontally. Like most reader-type apps, the stories are stripped of a lot of their formatting, layout and ads, in favor of a clean, text-focussed interface.
Apart from that there are a number of functional customization options, like the ability to set it to automatically mark content as read when you scroll past it. There are also bottom toolbar options that appear when you’re reading a story. These let you manually mark a story as read, ‘star’ a story to add it to your favorites list, or launch the ‘readability’ view which takes away all of the distractions and just shows the text. You can also copy, share, or choose to open stories in your default browser.
You can customize how it looks somewhat too. For instance, you can change the featured thumbnail size, so that the stories in a list have a small or large thumbnail image, or just not have one at all. You can also change themes, like in Fenix. Light and dark themes come with the free app but you do need to pay for the premium upgrade which costs £1.99 ($2.49) if you want the black or sepia themes. The premium upgrade also gives you the ability to add multiple accounts and gets rid of those pesky banner ads.
On first impressions, the app scrolls smoothly, and responds well to gestures. But, if you have the free version, that banner ad on the top of the screen is definitley an eye-sore. Overall it seems like a very well designed, attractive app with all the basics covered. I like it a lot.
You can download it for free from the Google Play Store.