A couple months ago I posted that I wanted an Image Reader for the iPad
. I've found the next best thing that meets almost everything on my wish list: Reeder for iPad
. It is the best $5 I've spent on the iPad so far. Here's a look:
As you can see: minimal interface with a few buttons along the side and top. You tap those arrows to go forward/back, and there's seamless integration with Google Reader for favoriting and sharing. I also use the iPhone version of Reeder and the iPad version is even better. There's less reporting on what Reeder is doing in the background, so I think more about what I'm reading and less about what I'm using to read.
I'd still like a way to strip away even text and interact with the images on their own at full screen, but this is so close to perfect that I won't complain.