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Is Byline the ONLY real offline RSS reader?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by keevill, Aug 24, 2011.

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    I am looking for an RSS reader which supports Google Reader ( Nearly all do ! ) BUT .. very important - it must sync for offline reading - the whole article and not just the first few lines when offline.
    Many claim to do it but it seems to me that Byline is the ONLY one which achieves the full offline reading of articles ! The problem is the limit of just 1000 articles.
    I've tried, Feeddler, NewsRack, Reeder, MobileRSS , Early Edition...
    Instapaper and similar won't do the job cos I don't want to open the article first in order to save for later offline reading.
    I just want to open the Ipad when I'm online and automatically download the complete articles so when I'm offline later, I can read it.
    Anyone help ??
    I repeat Byline seems to be the only RSS truly offline reader.
    -keevill-
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    Although you have listed this, MobileRSS does this. You can set each feed independently to pull down the entire article and it is available for offline reading. I use this occasionally when I have my device in a local casino card room with no signal coverage. I sync prior to leaving the house so I have articles to read on a break.
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    After your post , I did try to give MobileRSS another try and it seems that it is able to successfully cache *some* RSS feeds for offline reading.
    Other sites , produce the 'Sorry rendering full post failed'.
    Example sites are BBC sports news and Engaget.
    I checked to make sure that the Download full post is ON by clicking on the 'i' at the top of the feed detail.
    Even when going back on line wifi, and clicking the Full Post button fails to load the page.
    Perhaps something to do with the websites.
    However, Byline has no such difficulty with them.
    Strange.
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    I just tried a couple of BBC feeds and get the same issue. Quite weird. You may wish to send this info to the developer for them to investigate.
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    It seems to be a known problem and they have been working on it.
    Seems a few of the RSS readers I tested have a similar problems parsing certain feeds for offline reading.

    Therefore - I still maintain that Byline is the only *real offline reader*.
    And NO ! I don't work for them :)

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    Seems like new ones come all the time; iReadG, Perfect, etc. None seem to work right offline. Like you I'm also looking for this. Honestly there are just too many duplicate apps and not enough good ones that offer something unique.

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