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Digg Finally Launches on Android

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Digg released their new Android app this afternoon, bringing yet another RSS reader to the table for those looking for the best Google Reader replacement. At first glance, it’s hard to argue against it’s beautiful design. It (mostly) follows Android design guidelines with its swipe gestures and side navigation menu, is as clean as you can get thanks to the white and black theme, and runs incredibly well. This should definitely give Feedly a run for its money, assuming it can continue to update with features. With that said, for a first launch, this is a solid start. 

Notable features:

  • Quickly swipe back and forth through Digg’s Top Stories, as well as through any feed or folder in Digg Reader. Choose from either the web view or the parsed text view.
  • Digg or save any story;  send it to Instapaper, Pocket or Readability (automatically upon save, if you choose);  and share to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, WordPress, Buffer, Dropbox, Google Drive, email, text or any other sharable app on your device.
  • Search Digg Top Stories.
  • Sort your Digg Reader items by popularity to quickly see which of your items are the most talked-about on the social web.
  • Log in to Digg Reader with your Google, Facebook or Twitter account.
  • Search for and add new feeds. Create, organize and delete folders.
  • If you so choose, post your diggs automatically to your Facebook timeline.

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  • Tirrell Cotton

    Installed it, it sucks, uninstalled, back to Feedly.

  • Chippah

    Digg used to = Ultra Liberal propaganda and whining site…

    • Tirrell Cotton

      Still is.

  • Cowboydroid

    If Feedly doesn’t release their widget soon, I’m going to have to start looking elsewhere…

    • George Davis

      Try Taptu, it has 3 widgets and it works great.

  • George Davis

    Taptu is the best news reader out there IMO. I used to like Feedly but the widget has been broken for months now. Taptu has 3 different widgets and they all work flawlessly. Check it out on Google Play.

  • Robert Willis

    I know not everyone is technical but I’m sticking with my own instance of Tiny Tiny RSS with their web based client and Android native client. I’m done relying on someone else for RSS management.

  • Kyle Cordiano

    Flip Board is the best for me.

  • mustbepbs

    You know what the best Google Reader is?

    gReader.

  • Rob Schoenfeld

    That is all.

    • Justin W

      REDDIT! Twas an amazing day for raccoons.

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  • nina

    digg is still around?

    • Cory

      Yes. They went down for a while, and came back in a sort of “front page of the internet” sense that Reddit has except for they focus majorly on actual world news in a heavily employee-moderated fashion. I find myself going there once in a while now just for shits and giggles.

    • Lucky Armpit

      I was thinking the same thing… who still uses Digg?

  • SomeDooD

    Why bother… lolol

  • Gnex

    Only five years late.

    • NexusPhan69

      And no f*cking tablet support. Are you kidding me? Does digg have children employed as coders? It’s Android programming 101 and they completely failed.

      • Justin W

        Agreed, but I’m sure they’ll include it eventually. IMO, if it’s not available for all devices at launch, it’s not completed so don’t launch it.

        • NexusPhan69

          If they followed Google’s design rules for apps it should scale correctly but clearly they are following the iPhone rules of 5 separate apps instead in of properly coded app that will scale for all screen sizes.

      • http://twitter.com/zbaltrip Zach B

        I’m using it on my Nexus 7 right now….

      • Tyler Durden

        Right? Can barely read the news on Gnex because it’s such a pos

        • Michael

          why dont you just buy a new phone instead of complaining…nobody cares that you hate your phone booger head

          • Tyler Durden

            I wish they would make a cure for down syndrome. Would help a lot of people, including yourself.

          • Michael

            I work with kids who have Down’s, you incredibly insensitive jerk. It’s not something to joke about. Grow a spine.

          • guest

            pipe down, you downsy mofo

          • Guest

            He’s talking about….the app…smh

  • ßen Murphy

    Droid Life is my new Digg, but man do I miss those days! “I made front page!!”

    …and the podcast shows were epic.

  • Detonation

    I don’t know why anyone would use Digg anymore. It died with V4 years ago and the recent reboot is nothing like what the original used to be.

    • coolsilver

      It died multiple times 1.6 ->2.0 update ->3.0 when they opened from tech only. 4.0 just buried it for good.

    • John

      Reddit banked on Digg f ucking up.

    • michael arazan

      Digg wasn’t even useful when it was relevant, in the past it always linked me to blank articles 50% of the time or content that wasn’t there

      • standardsdt

        Then you are the minority. Sounds like you were visiting sites that were hit with the “Digg Effect”. Back when digg was useful I never had a website load up with blank articles or anything.