Pulse News Reader (and Mini) apps now Free for All

Pulse News (TMA Review), one of the bestselling news apps on the App Store and featured as part of Apple’s recent App Hall of Fame roundup, will now be free for all the enjoy on both the iPhone and iPad . It appears that the price drop is permanent and Alphonso Labs will rely on partnerships with advertisers and publishers rather than direct revenue from the App Store.

Today we’re announcing that Pulse is free across all platforms! We would like to thank our early users, who have given us both time and money to help build the product to this stage. You have given us the resources to build a company dedicated to improving your news reading experience. We’re now a team of 8 people working very hard to make Pulse better everyday.

As reflected in its reviews and ratings, Pulse has come a long way from its initial launch, and is hugely popular with our users. Making the app free will enable more of your friends to join Pulse thereby improving discovery of interesting content via traditional and social channels.

Displaying your handpicked newsfeeds in horizontal story bars, Pulse News is certainly one of the most intriguing and beautiful news readers for the iDevice. Personally, it’s right up there with my favorite news reader app Reeder, all thanks to its beautiful and easy to use interface. If you’re one to still rely on individual bookmarks on mobile safari to catch up on the latest news, you definitely need to check Pulse News out. After all, it is now free.

Pulse News Reader Pulse News Reader (TMA Review) – Free
Pulse News Mini Pulse News Mini (for iPhone) - Free

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Reeder for iPhone now $0.99 (3 days only)

Reeder, arguably the finest RSS reader for the iPhone (and iPad), is now on sale for $0.99 (was $2.99) as the app turns one this weekend. I’ve tried countless RSS feed readers on the App Store and yet, I keep coming back to Silvio Rizzi’s Reeder. The interface is clean and slick, it updates quickly and it sports a good number of features (my favorite being Instapaper Mobilizer). Ray reviewed both the iPhone and iPad versions a little while back and without hesitation, gave ‘em a juicy Kiss It rating.

Reeder (for iPhone – $2.99) and Reeder for iPad ($4.99) are both must buys if you’re heavily into your newsfeeds and/or prefer a no nonsense efficient user interface. They are easily some of the best you’ll find on the App Store for staying on top of your feeds and I can’t recommend them too highly!

If you’re still looking for that ONE rss app and have yet to experience Reeder, now is definitely the time to jump on board. Speaking of rss feeds, make sure you add TouchMyApps’ feed when you pick up the app!

Reeder Silvio Rizzi, Reeder (TMA Review), 2.2 MB – $0.99
Reeder for iPad Silvio Rizzi, Reeder for iPad, 2.2 MB – $4.99

[via @reederapp]