UPDATE: Apparently The Old Reader has a ton of apps available for mobile devices. You can check The Old Reader app list for all compatible apps you can use. I guess I was too stupid to notice! 🙂
Yesterday I wrote an article titled “4 Reasons I Switched from Feedly to The Old Reader.” Even though I think most people agree with my reasons, I will admit reason number #4 “There is No Android App” was not accurate. The Old Reader Android app does exist as you can use the Greader Android app on a mobile device.
I actually spent some time playing around with the Greader Android app paired with my RSS feeds from The Old Reader this morning and it works flawlessly. Greader is quite fast at pulling in and updating the feeds from The Old Reader. What’s weird is that it seems faster than using The Old Reader on a desktop browser. Not sure how that works but kudos to the Greader development team for making a fast RSS experience. In addition the Greader app is intuitive and simple to use.
It makes sense that Greader switched over it’s services to pull feeds from The Old Reader after Google Reader shutdown. It was the unofficial Google Reader app until Google decided to shutter their RSS reader. So now you can use the Greader Android app with The Old Reader and Feedly if you want.
Something I should also mention is that the The Old Reader is mobile browser enabled and responsive (meaning it works on touchscreens and tablets.) The Old Reader works quite well on a mobile browser. I tried out the The Old Reader’s mobile site and was pleasantly surprised by the experience.
Personally would I prefer using the Greader Android app but I’d recommend trying out The Old Reader mobile site and seeing which you personally prefer to use. It’s hard to know unless you try it yourself.
Anyway if you know if there is another The Old Reader Android app or way to use it on on a smartphone please leave a comment below. In addition if you prefer another RSS service to The Old Reader and want to share I would be happy for you to share your experiences. Seems a lot of people are still looking for suitable replacements to Google Reader.