App Review: Phonly RSS Reader for Windows Phone

wp_ss_20131029_0010Phonly is a sweet Feedly RSS reader created by Geek Industries. I actually stumbled upon this app in the Microsoft App store, and I decided to download this highly rated app to see what all the buzz was about.

I’ve never really used a feed reader before but what better time than now to try it out! Soon as Phonly finished installing I opened the app up to give it a go. The first thing I did was create a Feedly account and start adding feeds.  Adding your favorite feeds is pretty straight forward as you can enter a URL, title or topic to find your favorite sites or find a new feed.  You can also create custom categories to keep all your feeds neatly organized.

Phonly has a ton of options on how you would like your feeds to be displayed.  To refresh your feeds, a simple swipe down on the screen and Phonly will automatically refresh all the sites you’re subscribed to! The free (ad-supported) Phonly has a fluid modern UI with a light theme. The dark theme can be purchased in app, which also removes ads. Both the Light and Dark themes are very easy on the eyes.

Some of the key features of Phonly:

  • Modern UI
  • You can pin a feed or category as a Live tile in either wide or standard tile size
  • Lock screen option which you can configure to a quick status or a detailed status
  • Instapaper support
  • Pocket support
  • Buffer support
  • Light and Dark themes

I have been using Phonly for about a week now and I am really digging it! I’m still adding RSS feeds to my Phonly app and the app itself is running very well on my Lumia 521. Fluid performance, no lags, and it hasn’t crashed which is good. I am very impressed with Phonly all around! Give Phonly a try for yourself! After all the price is right (because it’s free)!

Download Phonly  and don’t forget to add to your feed!

Phonly on the Windows Phone App Store

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acxphotoChristopher Trimble is a voice over artist, graphic designer and logistics expert currently residing in sunny Orlando Florida. He is currently producing and narrating an audiobook while exploring the boundaries of tech gear. 

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