- Instapaper, which brings Tumblr dude Marco Arment's simple "read later" service to the iPhone. Actually, it's much better on the iPhone than any other platform, since it doesn't just bookmark your stories, but downloads them so you can read them when you're offline.
- Stanza, a free e-reader app with built-in access to a huge library of free books/short stories, from "Anna Karenina" to "Paradise Lost," and some newer titles, too, like Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow's "I, Robot."
- NetNewsWire, a decent port -- not great -- of the popular Web-based RSS reader.
- Byline, a $9.99 app to access your Google Reader RSS feeds.
- NYTimes, which lets you synch up NYT stories to read later.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Bad News For The Kindle: iPhone 3G + Apps (Silicon Alley Insider)
Who needs a separate e-book reader when your cellphone does the trick? For the last few days, we've been putzing around with our new iPhone 3G and a handful of apps from the App Store. Some of the best, so far: E-reader apps for reading books, blogs, offline Web pages, etc. These include: