Love RSS feeds? So do we!!
RSS feeds are a great way to follow updates on your favorite website. However, some sites set up their feeds to only show a portion of each entry, you know, to get you to click through to their actual website. We find that really annoying, and we're sure you do too.
Which is why, unlike other RSS feed readers, that either push you into a browser (in-app or otherwise), or depend on third party text parsing services and require you to be online to fetch the full text of one article at a time (which makes it no different from having to click/tap through to a website), in lire, you get your favorite RSS feeds as they should've been. You don't need to click through to any website (though, you do still have the option to, if you really wanted). It takes your favorite partial feeds, does it's magic, and converts them in to full feeds, so you don't have to click/tap on those annoying 'Read more' or 'Continue reading' links.
Once they're cached, you don't even need to be connected to read your full-text feeds.
Use as a standalone feed reader,
sync with any of the several services: Feedly, Feedbin, FeedHQ, The Old Reader, Inoreader, BazQux Reader, Newsblur, Feed Wrangler.
- Fixed a bug that caused a 'Mark all as read' operation to not be completed when working with a large number of articles while syncing with Feedbin.
- Other minor bug fixes & improvements.
Major 3.0 update..
- New sync services: FeedHQ, The Old Reader, Inoreader, BazQux Reader, Feedbin, Newsblur, Feed Wrangler.
- Completely redesigned UI.
- Several new fonts.
- State Restoration (lire will now start where you left it when you were last using it).
- Spotlight search for articles.
- Standalone feed engine is completely rebuilt from the ground up.
- New background refresh/sync engine: You can now set the minimum amount of time that must elapse after a background refresh/sync before another background refresh/sync can me initiated.
- Get notifications when a successful background refresh/sync downloads new articles.
- New, and more efficient full-text fetching engine.
- New OPML import engine: Besides being able to import file via 'Open with:' from other apps, you can now import OPML files from iCloud drive, and other apps that offer file providers, from right within the OPML Import/Export screen.
- New section in Accessibility/VoiceOver Options: VoiceOver users can now change the order in which VoiceOver will speak different attributes of each article in a list of articles.
- New Fast Read Later option: This is different from 'Fast Read Later' in previous versions: Go to Settings > Article Options > Fast Read Later, and select what you want Fast Read Later to do. This actions will basically replace the second button on the bottom bar in the main article view.
- New Swipe To Left Action option in article lists: Go to Settings > Article Options > Swipe To Left Action, and select what you want Swipe To Left Action to do. Which in a list of articles swipe/slide an article to the left to perform this actions. VoiceOver users can perform this action from the rotor.
- New Swipe To Right Action option in article lists: Go to Settings > Article Options > Swipe To Right Action, and select what you want Swipe To Right Action to do. Which in a list of articles swipe/slide an article to the right to perform this actions. VoiceOver users can perform this action from the rotor.
- Easy way to report problems with full-text extraction of specific articles: Tap 'Report a problem' link at the bottom of the full-text view if the specific article.
- Tons of other new features, improvements, and bug fixes..
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Ratings and Reviews
My favorite RSS app but UI could be better.
I’ve lost count of how many different *reader* apps i’ve tried on the iOS App Store and lire is my favorite. The "text-fetching" feature catapults it to the best RSS reader while having plenty of other customization options readily available.
For features alone, it's clear that I highly recommend lire - but temper your expectations for its interface and "onboarding" experience, where it lags behind the competition. Organizing folders and feeds is somewhat cumbersome and may be confusing to new users. I would recommend the devs implementing a “How-to” feature or additional elements on the home screen to organize any feed in any folder and move them around as such. For me, there was a lot of trial and error figuring out what certain buttons do and how to accomplish basic tasks that are inherent to RSS readers. Even knowing how, I still think it takes too many steps to globally edit and organize ones library.
Interface criticism aside (hopefully constructive), I still highly recommend checking out this app if you’ve tried other reader apps and haven't been completely satisfied. It’s worth the price tag for the features and customization options. life's definitely on my "Must-have" iOS app list. 👍
Best RSS reader
I switched from Newsify to lire solely for the full-text support and caching options.
• Absolutely free, no in-app purchase or subscription needed
• Beautiful UI that looks like a native iOS app
• Feedly sync and Pocket integration
• Multiple light and dark theme options that can be set to switch automatically based on the display brightness threshold you set
• Many customization options such as short/long swipe left/right actions and offline caching settings (Wi-Fi only, Full-text for certain RSS feeds)
• Granular mark-as-read options, including “mark all above as read” and “mark all as read if they are older than: 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month”
Not so good
• Managing subscriptions and folders isn’t the most intuitive process
• The Filter and Search buttons are difficult to reach on a Plus size iPhone
Suggestions for improvement
• Get rid of the Filter button and add Unread, Starred, etc. as list items under Subscriptions and All Articles
• Add a button to view the article in an in-app Safari browser with Reader mode support
• Change search from the magnifying glass button, to a pull-down-to-reveal search bar available in all feeds and folders, not just the top-level feed list
• Add 3D Touch Home Screen Quick Actions (View All, View Unread)
• Under Article List Options, add a Add Tap-and-hold action
• Add a “Do nothing” option for the Swipe To Left/Right/etc menu
• Change the “Mark all as read” button to use the native iOS list prompt
Good app, can’t change font size
This is a good app, and its full-text fetching feature is wonderful. But I’m astounded that you can’t change the font size. This may be the only reading app of any kind that I’ve ever used that has deliberately removed this essential, basic feature. The FAQ states that it can’t support both system-wide font scaling and in-app at the same time—but this seems like madness to me. Reading an email or a text message within a busy interface is not an analagous experience to reading a long article. And removing this feature guarantees that a percentage of customers will be permanently dissatisfied. Literally the first line of the app description should be CANNOT CHANGE FONT SIZE.
- Kunal Sood
- 35.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2012 Fliper Consulting
- In-App Purchases
- Massive Tip $1.99
- Amazing Tip $4.99
- Stupendous Tip $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.