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Mr. Reader

By Oliver Fürniß

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Mr. Reader is a RSS News Reader for your iPad that synchronizes with your Feedly, BazQux Reader, Feedbin, FeedHQ, Feed Wrangler, Fever, InoReader, Aol Reader, Feedja and SubReader account.

• Multiple accounts with separate settings
• Supports starred and tagged items (*)
• Mark items as read (single, all, older than n-days/weeks, above/below the current position)
• Mark as read while scrolling
• Search and add new feeds (*)
• Folder management (create, rename, delete) (*)
• Feed management (rename, delete, assign to folders) (*)
• Tag management (create, rename, delete, assign tags to feed items) (*)
• Reorder your folders, feeds and tags (*)
• Toggle to show only folders and feeds with unread items
• List items chronological or grouped by feeds
• Search for articles with the option to save searches
• Load more articles on request (*)
• Reading; Switch between RSS, Web, Instapaper Mobilizer, Readability Mobilizer, Pocket Mobilizer
• Customizable articles table: thumbnail size, thumbnails left/right, row height, font size, multiline titles
• Reading; Thumbpad to navigate between articles and to close the article viewer
• Automatic background synchronization (disabled by default)
• Image caching for offline reading (this applies only to the RSS view)
• 4 themes are included; additional themes can be installed from the website
• Web based theme editor, you will see every change immediately in Mr. Reader. Be creative!
• VoiceOver: To make Mr. Reader accessible for blind or nearly blind people. Suggestions are always welcome.
and some more!

(*) depends on the used service

Supported Services:
• iOS Share Sheet
• Open with Safari and every browser app that can be opened by a URL scheme.
• Included: Apollo Browser, Atomic Web, Coast by Opera, Dolphin Browser, Google Chrome, Grazing, iCab Mobile, Maven Web Browser+, Mercury, Opera Mini, Sleipnir
• Add to Safari Reading List
• Post to Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn,, StockTwits
• Add to Buffer
• Save to Delicious, Diigo, Kippt, Pinboard
• Send to Instapaper, Pocket, Readability
• Send articles to your Kindle by using Tinderizer or SENDtoREADER
• Create note in Evernote, Toodledo, Microsoft OneNote
• Post to Tumblr
• Collect YouTube and Vimeo videos by using ToWatchList
• Open articles in "any" browser by using the SendTab service
• Generic solution to open other apps by using their URL scheme
• Included: Articles, Blogsy, Drafts, HootSuite, OmniFocus, Papers, Poster, Search Google, Search Wikipedia, Terminology, Things
• Browser bookmarklets can be added and used in the web view
• Print article
• Send link by 'Message' (text message)
• Send article by mail
• Send link by mail
• Copy link
• Copy short URL to clipboard
• URL shortener:, TinyURL,, bitly, CloudApp, YOURLS, custom

If you have any features requests, problems or questions, please contact me by mail ( I'm unable to respond to feedback posted in the App Store. Thank you!

What's New in Version 3.1.7

• iOS 9: Added 'San Francisco' as a new article viewer font. Please be sure that it is enabled in Mr. Reader Settings -> Article View -> Fonts. You can then choose it from the settings in the article view itself.
• iOS 9 Slide Over: Try to activate it from the mid of the screen. Not sure why it does not get shown immediately in the article view. It is not related to my thumbpad implementation, there are some other apps with the same problem.
• Fixed a crash when you used an iOS font which has been removed and you open the article view settings.
• Removed the embedded/included fonts 'OpenDyslexic', 'PT Serif' and 'PT Sans'. Please use an app like AnyFont to install them system wide.
• iOS 9: Added 'tg' (Telegram Messenger) to Mr. Reader's Info.plist file so that this app can opened from Mr. Reader.
• iOS 9: Added the old 'googlechrome' protocol to Mr. Reader's Info.plist file so that you have to do nothing (the included browser example uses another URL scheme of the Google Chrome app).

If you like Mr. Reader, please rate it in the App Store every time an update comes out. That helps me a lot, thank you very much!

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Customer Reviews

No question, the very best!

There are a lot of good reader apps, and I have tried them all. My search is finally over. This is the most fully featured reader app. Mr. Reader offers just about any feature imaginable, and after owning it for months the real proof is that I still use it over all others. Honorable mention to Reeder and Byline which are both excellent apps and I still love both of them. It's just that Mr. Reader is in a class by itself.

San Francisco is a great reading font

I have tried many other RSS readers and I keep coming back to Mr. Reader. When iOS 9 launched I asked the developer about using San Francisco as an article font and he said he was working on it. A week later and it's here.

I have a custom bookmarking workflow using Editorial and the custom services in Mr. Reader are very helpful. I can use the system share sheet, but the custom services is easier and much quicker.

I use Feed Wrangler for my sync service and I like that the unread article count is always shown in the article list. A small detail, but other readers don't do this. They list counts for individual feeds, but not folders.

The gesture support is great, too. Easy to learn and quick to use. Really an all around great power user RSS reader.

Excellent RSS Reader...

...and will support several of the new backend services when Google Reader shuts down.

I'm delighted I'll be able to keep using it!


Update: it has been working wonderfully since the google reader shutdown.

Update late 2014. This app is still excellent, and is regularly updated and strengthened further! It is my most used app by a wide margin, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a way to keep track of news and blogs.

Still the best, and just keeps improving!

This makes it fast and efficient to keep track of news, blogs, and information on a wide variety of topics. It _makes_ the iPad for me.

Mr. Reader
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  • $3.99
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.7
  • Size: 9.2 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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