ReadKit is a full-featured read later and RSS client that supports services from Instapaper, Pocket, Pinboard, Feedly, Fever, NewsBlur, Feedbin and Feed Wrangler and has built-in RSS capabilities.
"If you use Feed Wrangler and have been looking for a desktop client, ReadKit is your best option"
"The best reading later app for the Mac now is a top-notch RSS reader, with native sync and support for Fever and NewsBlur"
"ReadKit is well-equipped to meet your newsreading needs"
Cult of Mac:
"It’s my favorite way to use Feedly on the Mac now."
"If you're a news hound and own a Mac, ReadKit is absolutely worth adding to your dock."
Have all your Instapaper, Pocket, Pinboard articles and Feedly, Fever, NewsBlur, Feedbin or Feed Wrangler RSS feeds in one convenient place even when you're offline. ReadKit has a built-in RSS engine too. This is an offline reader without syncing abilities. Subscribe either to RSS or Atom feeds, create and manage folders and import your existing subscriptions via OPML.
Browse and manage your Pinboard bookmarks with ReadKit. In addition, you can download and store the contents of these bookmarks locally.
Choose the layout, formatting and style you prefer for reading, with the ability to move, add, archive and even mark your bookmarks as favorites. The interface is simple providing a straight forward reading experience without making any compromises.
• Feed services: Feedly, Fever, NewsBlur, Feedbin, Feed Wrangler and built-in RSS engine
• Read later services: Instapaper and Pocket
• Bookmark services: Pinboard
• Offline reading
• Customizable interface: font style, face, alignment, height, line spacing and page width
• Smart folders: can be used as unified folders but are more useful for everyone. These special folders act like “Smart playlists” in iTunes updating their contents real-time.
• Change between original and stripped down content with a click (provided by Mercury web parser)
• In-app browser for viewing links and other references
• The browser is capable to save links for offline viewing
• Preference to open links either in ReadKit or in your default browser
• Add, remove, move, archive and mark bookmarks as favorites
• Full support for Pocket and Pinboard tags
• Focus mode: reading without interface elements
• OS X Notification Center support
• Share bookmarks via Twitter, Facebook, Buffer, Email, iMessage or Evernote
• Full support for high resolution Retina displays
• Preference to display unread items in the dock
• Customizable keyboard shortcuts
• Syntax highlighting of code snippets
• OPML import
• Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro
Pinboard, Feedbin and Feed Wrangler users will need to have a premium subscription to use their account with ReadKit or any other 3rd party application.
We would like to hear from you. If you have any questions or concerns regarding to our software, don't hesitate to contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Twitter (@readkit) or visit our homepage at http://readkitapp.com
ReadKit 2.6.2 is a minor update:
- Switched to full content parser (Mercury Parser) provided by Feedbin
- Increased Buffer sharing character limit to 280
Ratings and Reviews
read kit has some issues
i used to love read kit so much, but after i updated it to the latest version i can't use any of the short cuts to share on twiter and facebook for some reason, can that be fixed please? thanks
After discovering NewsRack for Mac OS had been discontinued, I hunted for an RSS reader that would run as a standalone reader on my PC. I had tried several previously that really didn’t meet my specific needs—something that looked good, was nice to read, easy to manage and, above all, I really did NOT want to subscribe to a sync service just to read a few RSS feeds.
I found ReadKit on the App Store this morning and have been using it for about the last two hours. I’m very pleased to say I’m finding it a joy to use: setting up to just a few minutes (importing the OPML file from NewsRack and a few minor preference tweaks to make it “look” the way I like it). It is responsive and it’s easy to navigate if you choose to use the keyboard. The App Store “Best Of” recommendation helped a lot in making my choice.
If you’re looking for a flexible and easy-to-use RSS reader that is also easy on the eye, this may very well be the one for you. Highly Recommended.
Far too crashy
I did previously give this featureful and unique app 5 stars. But it now crashes constantly, so has become useless. Over some months, I’ve been steadily downgrading my review, hoping that there would be some feedback on the crashes, some hope of a fix. But there’s no sign of that, so I’m down to one star, and have regretfully uninstalled ReadKit.
Bugs afflict all apps, and don’t in themselves merit review downgrades, but total lack of responsiveness on the developer’s part does. I have sent dozens of crash reports, with plenty of detail, without receiving a single response. I therefore have no idea whether or not this problem is being worked on, and am helpless to do anything other than report that here.
Given the obvious amount of work that has gone into this uniquely capable app, it’s possible the crashing bugs will get fixed, at which point ReadKit may merit 5 stars again. However, I’ll never find out, as I’m finished with it.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.