Skimr is simple, small, minimal and just the right mobile reader. Skimr enables you to quickly see what your favorite websites are posting. That’s it – it promises to do one thing and delivers just that. The slick and simple RSS reader lets you add websites you visit regularly, pick from the already curated directory, or import your OPML file. Then you let them bring the articles to you.
Life after Google Reader opened the door for the likes of Feedly, Bloglovin, and SyndiFeed to be one of the many options, but Skimr is another one to join the list. Developed from the Czech Republic, the web app goes in a different path from the others, instead of presenting social opportunities and a plethora of tools – they stick to being simple and minimal to help skim through the noise and find what means the most to you.
You’re presented with headlines and excerpts from your favorite sites, once clicked upon you’re taken to the original articles. Think of it as a “Twitter” for websites. It’s stripped of all the needless items and helps you focus on content digestion. For many Flipboards will be enough and won’t see a need for another RSS reader, but for those that are fanatics about their information and want to keep up to date on everything their favorite publisher puts out, Skimr will be very much an important new find. And especially if you hate clutter and noise, Skimr definitely stands out.