A news reader for iOS with support for various sync services.
Reeder 4 adds new features like…
- The new Bionic Reading mode
- An in-app Read Later service which syncs with iCloud
- Image previews in the articles list (finally)
- Much improved article viewer
- More layout options
- Improved reader view
- More shortcuts, matching the ones of Reeder for Mac
Supported sync services:
- Feed Wrangler
- The Old Reader
- BazQux Reader
If you want to use a self-hosted service, Reeder should work with services which use the Fever or the Google Reader API. Or just standalone RSS (without syncing) if you don't want to use any service.
Reeder 4 is also available for macOS.
Please note: If you rely on image caching, this feature unfortunately wasn't ready for the 4.0 release but it's in the works.
• Option to group article list by feed
• New appearance options (see settings -> 'Appearance'):
- Hide unread/starred counts in the subscriptions list
- Hide favicons in the articles list
- Hide the text preview in the articles list
• When going back from the articles list (in unread view mode), Reeder 4 does not remove read items from the list (Reeder 3 did that, version 4 removes read items when selecting another feed). With 4.0.4, it will now clear the list when you reopen the currently selected feed by tapping on the feed list entry. If you want to reopen the list without removing read items, you can do that by swiping left from the subscriptions list back to the article list.
• Remember Bionic Reading mode state between app launches
• Improved Reader View
• Mark above/below as read sometimes failed to mark all items
Ratings and Reviews
Nice but not as polished as hoped
This is a nice update in many ways but it’s definitely not as polished as many other apps on the market now. The lovely design aesthetic is still there. But no haptic feedback, no automatic dark mode switching, no caching, and swiping down as opposed to left to read the next article is...well, it feels old fashioned. Oh and the image previews aren’t great - the large are massive and the medium are tiny!
There’s a lot to like here. The little animations are cute and, as mentioned, the design aesthetic is lovely. But the competition is strong out there now. Maybe in future updates Reeder will reclaim the crown. It was my most-loved app for years. Hopefully it will be again one day
EDIT: After nearly a week of using the new app it’s beginning to really grow on me. A lot. There have been regular updates and I hope that these continue. More integrated haptic feedback, an automatic dark mode and image caching will make this the most gorgeous app of its kind. The Read it Later and Instapaper integrations are much more valuable than I first thought! If you’re on the fence about buying it, don’t be - it’s a lovely app and worth the investment.
I've been using Reeder 3 for many years and love the features that app brings me. So I thought I'd give Reeder 4 a go. Well it looks nice and the adding of feeds etc works well, the navigation and reading works well too. But... There's stuff missing that I use frequently with Reeder 3 that's missing - the big one for me is the lack of Pocket integration, which I use across apps and across my many devices (Macbook, iPad and IPhone). I've no idea if this is in the pipeline for addition but given Reeder 3 integrated very well with the Pocket service (and a bunch of others that are also missing) I'm not convinced this was £4.99 well spent. So I'll continue using Reeder 3 as my go to rss app and see how this one develops
Essential, as always
I’ve been using Reeder since v1, and it’s been potentially my most used iOS app in that time, so I’ve been keenly anticipating the new version. It’s fundamentally exactly the same as before - a simple RSS reader, but I can feel the care and attention that has gone into updating the app. Everything just feels like it’s been tightened up - a rare app where it feels like the creator uses it daily too and has made the changes they feel will fit best. One feature I would like to see a return of is sorting oldest to newest.
- Silvio Rizzi
- 21 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
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- © 2019 Silvio Rizzi
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.