Bulletin - AI RSS News 4+

Smart news feeds

Shihab Mehboob

    • 2.0 • 5 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

Bulletin is a beautiful RSS news reader app built with macOS design guidelines in mind, and supercharged with powerful AI capabilities.

▼ Smart Summaries:
⁃ Display AI-powered summaries for all articles as an overview (saving time reading all headlines)
⁃ Display AI-powered summaries for any article (saving time reading the full article)
⁃ Option to ‘Explain Like I’m 5’ (for easier understanding of the article)
⁃ From anywhere across the app

▼ Improve Titles:
⁃ AI-powered improvements to article headlines (non-clickbait versions)

▼ More:
⁃ Widgets
⁃ Push notifications
⁃ Shortcuts
⁃ Read out articles
⁃ Read later
⁃ Manage feeds (add, hide, remove custom RSS feeds and categories)
⁃ Import OPML files
⁃ Multiple article card sizes
⁃ Context Menus across the app
⁃ Variety of settings options to enhance the reading experience
⁃ Universal app (available on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Vision Pro too)

Happy reading!

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Access to the app’s features requires a monthly/yearly subscription, or a one-off purchase.

Your Bulletin subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can go to your Settings > iTunes & App Store > Apple ID > Subscriptions to manage your membership and turn auto-renew off. Your iTunes Account will be charged when the purchase is confirmed.

Terms of Use: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/
Terms of Service: https://www.pnguin.app/terms
Privacy Policy: https://www.pnguin.app/privacy

What’s New

Version 1.0.21

- Articles are now shared as URLs rather than text
- Improved various layouts and UI
- Fixed issue where translations would sometimes fail to work

If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch. Bulletin was created by an incredibly small team of one and I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’m available through X (Twitter) @JPEGuin.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

&kb ,

Excellent except on Apple Vision Pro

Ever since the amount of articles have been increased in conjunction with the smart summaries feature, I’ve really come to appreciate how well this app filled the void left by Artifact.

Mobile version is excellent - feature rich and full of useful gestures. It needs a history section to keep track of articles I’ve clicked on. Sometimes I need to pick up where I left off!

Apple Vision Pro is currently not a good experience. Whenever I’m scrolling, it will randomly jump me back to the top of the feed! Or sometimes when I'm scrolling through the feed, I will accidentally select the scroll wheel and fling my feed around.

The scrolling needs to be looked into. I think there needs to be more space between controls so they don’t accidentally get selected.

Anyway mostly positive experience, just needs some refinement on AVP.

Developer Response ,

Hi there,

Thank you for the very kind and constructive feedback! I will take onboard the suggestions for improvements and make the app even better.

Thanks,
Shihab

BobYourUncle ,

No font size options

So tired of text-centric apps such as this where all you do is read text and yet there is NO WAY to change the font size of the article text, even using iOS app-specific font size feature. What is the deal with these devs? It’s like making a car without the ability to adjust the seats. Unbelievable. Navigation from the tiny text article view is horrible. No way to swipe to next article or even dismiss the pop-up view. No easy way to mark articles as read. No mark read on scroll. This is just horrible… go check out other apps like Inoreader or Readkit and copy their main reading features. Then build off of that with your AI. Add more voice options. The default iOS voice is unbearable. Also your price is too high for what this offers. I like the idea of this which is why I care to leave such a review and it’s a great start to something amazing. It is just unusable… for me. Main gripes are above. Fix the problems and I’ll change this to a glowing 5 star review.

matstots ,

Such Promise, but now it’s just Bricked

I had VERY high hopes that I could replace Artifact. I read news all day long and need a great news aggregator. With a few tweaks Bulletin could have been it. But now, I’m stuck. I changed some setting that was only for paid I guess and now I can’t click on any article to read it. I sent a request to create a rest button for standard settings, but that has yet to appear. So I’m stuck. I can’t read any articles with out the “pay now” pop up. I would TOTALLY pay for Artifact and was prepared to pay for Bulletin, but I just needed more time to feel comfortable with the app before plunking down the lifetime license. Since this app is essentially bricked with no guidance on how to get out of it, it gets 1 star.

Developer Response ,

Hi there,

Thank you for the thoughtful feedback. The App Store listing mentions IAP. I have now increased the free trial limit to allow viewing more smart summaries and articles before presenting the IAP screen.

Thanks,
Shihab

App Privacy

The developer, Shihab Mehboob, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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