The Early Edition for iPad hits 1.1 - Give-away

One of the things many of us have been waiting for when it comes to iPad apps is a great RSS newsreader and with The Early Edition for iPad 1.1, a contender is here. It includes the same great newspaper look and page-turning feel as the launch-day version but adds what amounts to a must-have feature for many -- Google Reader feed import. Here's the full changelog:

  • Sections! Now you can group & view feeds in customized categories
  • Google Reader / OPML feed & folder importing!
  • Feed discovery! Now you can enter a website URL & The Early Edition will search for discoverable feeds
  • There are now four ways to filter your news: Last Fetch, Today, All Dates & Past Editions
  • Saved state! Now when you exit the app and relaunch, it will go back to the page you were on
  • Auto-fetch will now only occur the first time you launch the app on a given day
  • Fetching now includes a progress bar as visual feedback
  • You can now cancel a fetch before it is finished
  • Speed & performance enhancements
  • Greatly improved international character support
  • UI enhancements
  • App Store links now open the App Store instead of web previews
  • New Help menu with answers to frequently asked questions
  • Bug fixes, including some feeds that were causing crashes

I've been beta testing it for a while now and I've been very happy with it, so much so that when I switched to an iPad 3G last Friday and my beta wouldn't load, I missed it.

If you want to try it for yourself, Glasshouse Apps has been gracious enough to pass along a few promo codes. Just tell us some of your favorite news feeds in the comments below and we'll pick some of you at random and give you the codes. (US iTunes Store account needed to redeem, Apple's ru

[$4.99 - iTunes]

Rene Ritchie

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The Early Edition for iPad hits 1.1 - Give-away

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My favorite would have to be feed://feeds.pheedo.com/appleinsider
Thanks for this awesome giveaway guys : )

TiPB (asskiss FTW!), Engadget, Anandtech, would've said HardOCP at one time, but Steve Lynch's "news posts" have made me stop reading, Whedonesque (have to keep an eye on that one ;)).

Tuaw, macworld, iphonealley, appadvice. Do you see a pattern? If it's about Mac, I'm following it.
Thanks for the chance.
Chad.

Definetely TiPB is one of my favorite feeds :)
I also like Tuaw, Engadget, Gizmodo, BGR, Valleywag, and CNN's Top News.
Thanks!

My favorite and most read feeds would be TiPB, Crackberry, Android Central, PreCentral, Endgadget and Boy Genuis Report.

My favorite and most read feeds would be TiPB, Crackberry, Android Central, PreCentral, Endgadget and Boy Genuis Report. This would be great, while I may be a bit too late for hockey season, it would pay off when college football kicks into gear.

This app looks absolutely magnificent!
Here are my feeds:
Your feed
Tuaws
9to5mac
Modmyi
Thebigboss
NakedProductions
Wired
Gizmodo
Engadget
USA Today
Comic alert

I read Android Central, TiPb, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Consumerist, The Daily WTF, Consumer Reports Money Blog, and some local news rss's

I read too many feeds to choose a favorite! I love them all, or I wouldn't follow them. :) But I'm a big fan of politics and news feeds, and so I like things like the BBC and NPR feeds.

We add local news feeds to our local city guide iPhone apps by partnering with the local affiliates, so now I read my local news through a collection of RSS feeds - so much nicer than having to navigate between websites to get the feeds. Our favorite iPad app news feeds are Reuters and AP.

Well this one is the best, TiPb rocks! Naturally there are the other usual news places for stuff like this but I keep TiPb at the top of the list because there aren't any of those boring, useless stories that I have to ignore. I'm stuck using Byline on my iPad and since it isn't universal I'm stuck reading blurry headlines every morning. A code for this would make my mornings!

Yeah. I will check out the update immediately. I had been using Early Edition for about 4 weeks and noticed continual increase in performance drops and bugginess. I switched over to Pulse a few days ago because Early Edition became unusable. I enjoyed it originally, so I hoped that they fixed the app.

TiPb (really!!)
Engadget
TUAW
Photographers blogs
Belgian "De standaard" news page
And a whole bunch of medical blogs....

So, some of my favorite feeds? Let's see, these should be included: [Mac-Related] TiPB, TUAW, Macworld; [Gadget-Related] Engadget, SlashGear, PocketGamer; [International News] BBC, Time; guess will add some more later on :D

I do have TiPb along with churchcrunch, churchcreate, macStories, DoggieHeadTitl and BoyGeniusReport

TiPb of course :)
I'm a counselor and enjoy many of the Psychology feeds, in particular Scientific American Mind (Mind Matters).
Thanks!

TiPb, iLounge, Google Reader's "cool via recommendations", lolcats, TVSquad, Arthur Frommer Online, Gadling, and so many more!

Some of my fav feeds are TUAW, MacStories.net, BenM.at and iPhoneBlog.de
Non-Apple related would be Lifehacker.com and Gizmodo (at least not Apple only)
would like to win an EarlyEdition License :)

I love the look, but I need Google Reader syncing in any RSS reader I use. Importing just isn't enough when you read news on more than one device (e.g., multiple desktops, iphone, ipad,...)

I use Google reader to track all my feeds, so it's nice they've added support.
Besides TiPb, I keep close tabs on Ars Technica, Daring Fireball, the list just keeps going, but those are a few good ones.

I use Google Reader and I am not thrilled with the iPad reader. But like one reader above, I need the syncing across multiple devices and platforms - cannot live without that.
I use feeds like CNN, Huffington Post, and tons of educational feeds - ZDNet on EdTech, and so on.

I am a memehound (if that's a word), so I am always on the BuzzFeed and Reddit feeds, as well as The Daily What.

I love Fluent Reader. Newsy, while not exactly an RSS reader, really is great for news. Pulse is also a great one.

I use Newsrack for my RSS feeds, it provides a good way to see everthing that I am interested in.

Can you guys do a rss reader compare with newsrack and some others i love the magazine rack styling of newsrack but i am digging some of the look and feel of the early edition as well.

I would love a promo code.
All the RSS feeds/news I read is either minimalism, posative thinking or tech related.
Plus it is my Bday! Ha. Hope to win one. Thanks!

Besides Tipb, I also dig VeloNews, Huffpost, and some Perez Hilton ;) Would love a code to try this out!

I use Google Reader because it syncs from my smartphone to my iPad to my desktop.
Favorite feeds include: TiPB (of course), Wired, Engadget, Tip of the Day, BGR, Google Blog

My favorite feed is TiPB, naturally, but I also enjoy Engadget, Playbill, Daring Fireball, and TUAW. Awkward Family Photos and Cake Wrecks are also good for a laugh.

TiPB of course is top. Then engadget, gizmodo, dilbert, and mac rumors. Also my brand new iPad would love this!!!

Loves me some TiPB every morning. Then I check out Mippin everything from Mens Health to X17, also Engadget, Gizmodo & BGR!

TiPb blog of course. Other Apple related feeds include the Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, Mobile mac, and a couple of free iTunes store code giveaways (a great way to discover music.) I'm a minister, so I follow several theology related feeds from different from churches, including CNN's new Religion blog. I also receive feeds from Wired, GQ, Esquire, and the Detroit News. Reading feeds is almost a full time job. LOL.

My most frequented are the standard apple press fair: TiPB, Macworld, Darring Fireball, MacRumors. I also use my RSS to keep up with changes on AppShopper.com.

Daring Fireball, Dr. Who News, Ain't it Cool News, TV Squad, Variety, CNN just to name a few!

Favorite Feeds: TiPB, TUAW, ESPN, LifeHacker & Maclife.
RSS Feeds are a key tool that I use for my company, which is in the renewable energy sector. The feeds help me stay on top of all the new technologies, products, legislation and incentives that come out. I would not be able to survive without it.

I am still waiting for my iPad to be delivered but I use RSS to keep track of my company's 37Signals activities. I also subscribe to TechCrunch, TUAW, MinmalMac, and 43Folders (among others)

I would love to try this out, it sounds so awesome and just what my iPad needs :) Some of my favorite news feeds are Tipd, Engadget, Playstation blog, SlashDot, Apple Insider, communities Canada outer-court and Mac Rumors.
Thanks Guys!

Favorite Feeds: MacRumors, TiPb, CNN Political Tracker, NYT, and a bunch of other stuff on my google reader.

Some of my favorite feeds:
The Big Picture - Famous Financial Blogger
Trader's Narrative - One good technical analysis blog
Engadget - Most up to date news on tech and gadgets
Android Central - My source for all things Android
Droid Dog - Another source for Android
Touch Arcade - Alot of youtube videos on iPhone Games
Tipb - Source for things involving iPhone
TheAppleBlog -Source for Apple news
ZonalMarking.net - Football Tactics and Formations

I'm a news/politics junkie, so I like NYT, Huff Post, Talking Points Memo, etc. on my iPad. On other hand, I prefer browsing sites like TIPB on my laptop, so I can download any apps I see via iTunes. Call me old fashioned.

Hi ! Here are my favorite feeds:

  • tipb, blogeek.ch and macgeneration.fr for my dose of Apple addiction
  • scientificamerican for my dose of Science addiction
  • greentechmedia & cleantechies for my dose of sustainability conscience

/me hopes to get picked for a promo code! ^-*

Lifehacker, Gear Diary, Dealnews, Slickdeals, NYTimes, and a handful of my ebay and flickr searches.

I use google reader too, and I read engadget (Chinese), TiPb, iPad4.Asia, RakunaMac, winandmac, Joe McNally's Blog, Protocol Snow, Strobist.com
Thanks~

Many many RSSs..
yours, engadget, gizmodo, babygadget, gearlog, Zune insider, Chip Chick and many many others... :D

techbargains, fark, freshmeat, gizmodo, kotaku, blue's news, engadget, treehugger and of course TiPb!

Congrats to our winners:
Muero, Ashish, Loner, Greg, Mikey
Your codes have been sent. Use asap as they're about to expire!
More give-aways soon :)
Rene