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Subpug

Elegant RSS Feed Reader


Tiny
Published 03/19/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Subpug is an RSS reader that lets users browse their favorite content in an elegant setting. The application is designed to give users an opportunity to read long articles without the visual distractions sometimes found on websites. Users can explore comments and Tweets to explore opinions. The user can curate their own feeds which can be shared with friends. The user can also refine content by hiding any topics that do not interest them. Subpug provides users with 12 “starter packs.” Each starter pack contains three themed content feeds. Themes include design, fashion, film, gaming, gadgets, web startups, science, geek humor, music and more. The user can also choose a blank theme to add new themes or import feeds from Google Reader.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Subpug was created by Apparus. The application makes it easy for users to condense their favorite content sources in to one manageable application. Although Subpug’s popularity hasn’t grown to enormous proportions yet, the application promises to deliver a convenient service that some users have already rated highly. The elegant design and practical features as well as the application’s accessibility have made it a favorite for some frequent content readers.

What are the differences to other apps?

Subpug introduces elegance to the RSS feed. The application is completely customizable and even gives the user a few themes with content to get started. The style of Subpug is what really makes the application shine. The basic service isn’t terribly original, but Subpug offers users an eye-catching experience that gives the user an easy way to tailor their reading experience to their personal tastes and preferences.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Subpug introduces beauty with a hint of playful fun. The cute pug logo for the site provides humorous personality while the organized headers and menus make it easy for anyone to navigate. Subpug manages to balance unique design elements with a practical layout so the user receives the best of everything. Hints of rich color give the interface the depth it needs without distracting the user as they enjoy content from their favorite websites and blogs.

How does the registration process work?

Subpug does not offer users a registration option. The application has completely refined the user experience by letting users access all features right from the start. The user only has to visit the homepage to begin exploring suggested content sources or to add their own. Users can provide their email address to receive a link to content they wish to access on another device, but this is not a requirement to access feeds and features.a

What does it cost to use the application?

Subpug offers a convenient but simple service. Charging a fee would be the application’s downfall only because it does not supply anything a user can’t find elsewhere. No registration is needed so naturally there is no subscription fee or other cost associated with using Subpug. Anyone can create custom RSS feeds and explore all the features offered by the application at no cost. This is a great way to entice new users to give Subpug a try.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Subpug is best suited to users who frequently read content on the web. The user can access the most recent posts and content added to their favorite online sources. The application is easy to use and gives the user a handful of options as well as a list of starter packs or a blank starter pack to put together their own themed collection. The application is free for everyone and doesn’t require registration.

  • No registration is required to use Subpug
  • Content can be linked to other devices
  • Starter packs give users themed feeds to try
  • Users can build their own themed packs from scratch
  • Content can be enjoyed without any website clutter


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