NewsBlur Android

The popular NewsBlur news reader app for Android just got an update today to version 4.0 in the Google Play Store. It adds a way to download and read website articles offline for the first time. It also has a new dark theme which should made it easier to read at night.

Here's a quick look at what's new in the 4.0 update:

  • Offline reading and story syncing. Stories read while offline will sync as soon as you're back online.
  • Option to also store images from stories for offline reading. They do take space, though.
  • A dark theme for reading at night.
  • The Text mode can be set to automatically fetch, so you can get to the full text quicker.
  • An option to mark stories newer than a story as read.
  • Major backend improvements for faster story loading and transitions. This app should feel like new.

Reading website articles offline is a nice way to spend the time when you don't have an Internet connection. Let us know what you think of this feature in the comments!