As someone who spends much of his time blogging in and outside of work, it’s not surprising that I try to keep up with A LOT of blogs and sources of news in return. This is a pastime that gets difficult to manage with so much content out there. RSS readers were the only solution for a long time, but let’s face it, most readers still look as if they were designed in the mid 90’s. I started using the Pulse App several months ago, and I’m happy to report that I haven’t missed a post from The Selby since. Pulse is essentially the evolution of the RSS reader and allows users to curate sections of content in a range of categories such as news, sports, and business from sources like The New Yorker, ESPN, and The Economist. In addition to featured content, Pulse allows users to search and follow feeds from any source on the web – such as blogs like this one. I have my Pulse account set up for daily reads, business and startup news, as well as the blogs I frequently follow. What is great about Pulse is that it is customizable to each individual user and I’m constantly updating feeds and moving things around with zero hassle. If you need a break from the near 2.5” screen of your smart phone, Pulse looks just as great if not better on tablets and personal computers. This is one of the most impressive apps out there, and it won’t make you feel guilty for using it when you find some downtime during the day . . . like Angry Birds. Pulse is a free app and is available for iPhone and Android smartphones. If there are any others apps that should be on our radar, feel free to drop us a line.
March 26, 2013 — Ledbury