Pulse News

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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 4+.

Meet Pulse. A beautiful application that makes browsing news from websites and social networks fun and engaging. Pulse takes your favorite websites (including Facebook) and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic. Tap on an article, and you will see a clean and elegant view of the story. Sharing a story via Facebook, Twitter or email is as easy as two taps. Pulse has been featured in ...
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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 4+.

Meet Pulse. A beautiful application that makes browsing news from websites and social networks fun and engaging. Pulse takes your favorite websites (including Facebook) and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic. Tap on an article, and you will see a clean and elegant view of the story. Sharing a story via Facebook, Twitter or email is as easy as two taps. Pulse has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Techcrunch and more. Experience Pulse today - you will never look at news the same way again.

Features:
★ Browse & Read: With the Pulse dashboard layout, you can continue to browse news stories on Pulse as you read an article.
★ Personalize Your News: You can select a “pack� to auto-populate an entire page with the top sources for your favorite news category such as politics, finance, sports and more. Pulse adds new content to the Featured section every Friday. You can also search for your favorite news sources by simple keywords.
★ Organize Your News: Tailor your mobile news reading experience by selecting up to 60 news sources across five customizable pages. This new design is optimized for organizing and viewing sources on both phones and tablets. Moving sources between pages is as easy as drag and drop!
★ Make it Social: Like, share and comment on items in your Facebook newsfeed from within Pulse. Easily browse social content from Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Digg, Reddit and Hacker News (Y Combinator’s social news feed).
★ Spread the Word: Found an interesting news article? Sharing a news story on Pulse to Facebook, Twitter and email is as easy as 2 taps.
★ No internet? No problem. Pulse loads your news stories when you’re online, so you can read them later even when you’re offline.
★ Import Your News: Pulse News allows you to directly import all your RSS feeds from Google Reader. Your read status is also synced between Pulse and Google Reader, whether online or offline.
★ Stay Up To Date: Want to read the latest news as soon as it’s published? Tap to refresh news sources instantly without ever leaving the application.

Feedback:
Please send us your thoughts via feedback@alphonsolabs.com getsatisfaction.com/pulsenews

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043308221
  • Publisher: Alphonso Labs
  • Publication date: 2/23/2011
  • Series: NOOKapps Series
  • Version name: 3.2
  • Format: NOOK App
  • File size: 9 MB
  • Sales rank: 2,639
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  • Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
    • URL: http://www.getsatisfaction.com/pulsenews
    • Email: feedback@alphonsolabs.com

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    Fantastic app! Works great!

    All the papers mags and journals I read, or would like to say that I read, or at least read the headlines...easy to arrange the ones you want. I have smithsonian, natl geo, time, npr,the nation,discover, nytimes, international news, bbc...Even found my local paper . Had no problem getting "the complete story" to load. It just took a full second and a half to do so. Big deal! Its loading a full newstory from a different online source and formatting it to your screen! Beautiful graphics, easy to understand format, free!

    194 out of 217 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

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    Works as advertised - can drain battery though

    I like RSS feeds as much as anyone else. I installed this app to aggregate my RSS subscriptions on my NC. Works just as advertised. But, I noticed that turning on Notifications (via Pulse Settings) would drain my NC battery within the day. Turning off the Pulse Notification setting restored the NC battery life back up to four days again.

    114 out of 131 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    Great App!!!!

    This app is great! It even lets you customize your pages so you get to read what you want. Its unbelievable that this app is free!

    104 out of 128 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

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    Best App yet for news

    I don't get it ...what are all the complaints about?? I have had my Nook Color for less than a week and is brand new to this and I have got pulse up and running with just what I want to see in less than 5 minutes ... It works Flawlessly as far as I can tell !!!

    67 out of 86 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2011

    It is great

    Something new to read all the time

    63 out of 79 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2011

    Excellent app

    This is a great app. Any kind and every kind of news available right at your finger tips. I have had this app for about a month and i have not had any problems until this morning. When i tapped on a news tile it would open to a white screen no news would appear, i rebooted my nook color and then tried pulse news again and everything was back to normal. This is a must have app.

    48 out of 59 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2011

    Works Well, But Not Much Choice in News

    The app works well and it's free. There's not a lot of choice in news, especially if you tend to lean toward a more conservative viewpoint. The only other thing I don't like is often the "story" is only a link and you have to go to the web page to view the rest. It would be nice if it downloaded the story so you could refresh the articles and then read it even if you didn't have a WiFi connection.

    44 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 30, 2011

    Love it!

    Easy and free way to keep up with local and national news. You can add pages of different newspapers, etc.

    37 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    Used to love it!

    Ever since I installed the update I have had nothing but problems. You try to go to a story and it goes back to ones you have already read. Sometimes it goes to a half grey screen. Tabs at top are gone until you go to settings and then go back. I used to use this daily, now it is just so frustrating I avoid using it.

    31 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2011

    Still love it

    Downloaded the app deleted all the feeds they recommended and added my own Any paper that has rss feeds can be added. For some, that means you can have sports separate from news. Very nice. I read this at least an hour a day. If you say it doesn't work, you probably have the wrong site. Type in some keywords from the paper you want and do a search. Then add it and see. If it doesn't work, try another one. Enjoy that free pricetag. It's well worth it

    30 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Gets stuck

    This app was great for two days and then it got stuck on a page. Now everytime I click any news link it take me back to the same page. I guess the two days it worked correctly warrent the one star.

    27 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2011

    Love it!

    I like this so much more than I thought I would! I find myself hiding in the pantry, sneaking in articles durring my busy day. Now, I couldn't get along without it. You must have this app!

    25 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    All I can say is WOW!

    In less than 24 hours I have become ADDICTED to Pulse! It took less than 30 minutes to personalize with my favorite news and entertainment feeds. I love the vertical and horizontal scrolling features that let me go to articles in an instant. For a news junkie like me, this is absolutely the BEST app that Nook offers.

    22 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Update Glitches

    This was great until latest update. Now gets hung up on pages and doesn't go back to start or it pulls up blank page. Hopefully this gets fixed soon!

    18 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Love this app...

    I use this app to gather scriptures, daily inspirations, latest news, and healthy living feeds! I love that you can customize the pages. For example, I use one page for news, another for health, another for bible inspirations etc. And best of all it' s free!

    18 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

    LOVE THIS!!!!

    I use this app almost everyday. You must try it! I get to read all my favorite newspapers and magazines for free!

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    I love this app

    It's very liberal in its news choices, but this is how I found out about reddit and boing boing and lifehacker, and I love those sites. Sometimes it doesn't update, but otherwise it's great. My favorite app.

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Great App

    This is a great app for following the news. The way it's set up makes it easy to scan a large number of stories quickly so you can find stories you're interested in. Moving from story to story is easy. Getting back to the main page is easy, no having to tap "back, back, back". Well thought out organization.

    14 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2011

    UI study needed

    Many buttons are too hard to press because they are too small. After spending an hour setting up my feeds in different pages, now the banner showing my pages is gone; in order to see each page (section), I have to hit Menu, select the page, and then hit Back. Would enjoy it if the UI was consistent I think.

    14 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    Good, single point location for getting news and updates.

    I like this app alot and use it all the time. I like the ability to add many different news sources. The lay is great, but I would like to see a gui the would make it easier to organize all your picks on the different pages. Worth the downloads.

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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