- Are you looking for a straightforward, visual RSS reader experience? If so, Google Currents and Pulse are the best options, with Pulse having more flexibility than Currents.
- What level of learning curve can you stand? If you’re ready to spend a bit of time on learning how to use the app, Zite and Flipboard are good options.
- How important are social features? Along with being able to share a story via Twitter or Facebook, do you want to be able to comment on a story from within the app? If so, Flipboard is a good choice.
- Is your interest mostly in keeping up with news followed by those you connect with on social sites? Then Flipboard or Pulse make the most sense.
- Will recommendations of stories that you might not find on your own be useful? The app for that is Zite.
Each of these news aggregation apps has pluses and minuses; individual needs play a role in determining which is best for you. Ask yourself: