By Silvio Rizzi
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Reeder 3, a news reader with support for multiple services like
- Feed Wrangler
- Minimal Reader
- The Old Reader
- BazQux Reader
Don't want to use a third-party service? Reeder also supports local/standalone RSS (no sync).
- Customizable shortuts
- Safari Reading List
- QUOTE.fm Read
...and more via sharing extensions.
What's New in Version 3.0.5
- Crash on start
- Crash while syncing
My “Daily Driver” for news and information
It does a job - parsing diverse news feeds and making them easily readable (not an easy job, considering many sites don’t actually want you reading their stuff from an adless feed).
It’s a plain interface. It shows you what’s read and what’s not. It saves the articles you want saved. It even uses a service that can help you grab articles from sites that don’t publish the whole text in their feeds. (It will also interface with social/saving services, but that’s secondary to me.)
Other readers either try to get too fancy or don’t do those basics properly. That’s why I love Reeder and have paid for it something like 5 times over since version 1. As long as it works for those basics, I’ll gladly pay for future upgrades as well.
Great App, zero support
This app is great, I use it every day and have done so for years.
The developer, though, offers by far the WORST support I have ever encountered from any app on any platform. He’s well-known for completrely ignoring almost every support request that comes in, and has done so for the many years I’ve used his apps. I normally would never support such thoughtless consideration for users, except that I love the app so much. It’s a very odd situation to be in.
Good, but needs page zooming and ad blocking
First off, even w/ the minimal innovation Reeder is still the leader of the pack. I'm not sure what this says about the competition...
My major complaint is having to launch into the browser when the page renders with small fonts on a retina display -- if page zooming/font resizing existed I would rarely need to launch outside of Reeder. Mercury reader is great for the primary link, but sites like HackerNews have a comments link which can't be rendered with it.
Ad blocking is the other obvious missing feature. Not sure Apple makes this overly difficult or not.
My non-essential-but-would-love features:
- a Feedly-like magazine view for the index.
- when navigating between feeds, and you finish the group, highlight the next group's feed not the next group with all the feeds