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
• 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, App.net, 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 article in your Mac browser by using "Send2Mac" (I love it!)
• 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: goo.gl, TinyURL, is.gd, bitly, CloudApp, YOURLS, custom
• iOS 8 Share Sheet
If you have any features requests, problems or questions, please contact me by mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). I'm unable to respond to feedback posted in the App Store. Thank you!
What's New in Version 3.1.5
• All InoReader API calls must be authenticated since May 2015
• Adjustments due to LinkedIn API changes
• I was forced to remove my Facebook sharing. Please add the 'Share Sheet' to your services menu and use the their extension from there.
• Keyboard extension: Fixed the problem with buttons not updating (Diigo tags etc.)
• The Subscription Checker had some problems with feed URLs without given protocol
• Due to aggressive rate limits (only when not logged in to a Google account) the Google URL shortener is no longer the default
• In preparation for iOS 9, replaced all method calls declared as deprecated in iOS 8
• Google Chrome URL scheme adjusted
• Fixed some crashes
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!
I've been a heavy RSS user for 10-15 years. I keep an eye on the iOS newsreader market, as I only read RSS on iOS now. Mr. Reader is the best thing available, based on features, that syncs with Feed Wrangler. It's not the prettiest—I wish it had a serious UI overhaul, this is why I docked it 2 stars—but the competition may be more visually pleasing, but they all concede something in usability or a feature I use that Mr. Reader does better. So I've stuck with it for several years. (My first was Reeder, which is more attractive, but they didn't keep it up during a major OS change, and I had to jump ship. When Reeder was updated, it wasn't compelling enough to jump back. Money wasn't a factor—I'd pay a lot for the perfect blend of features and usability.
I run a curated Twitter feed on e-books e-libraries and e-publishing, so a good reader is vital for me. Mr. Reader has so many features that it is impossible to list them. You can customize it to your heart's content. It gives you complete control over the content of your posts and doesn't add unnecessary content, like some readers do. I follow over 350 feeds for my daily Twitter feed and Mr Reader makes this a breeze. Especially recommended is the subscription tracker which lets me delete feeds that are no longer live.
Still better than Reeder for iPad
Over the years things change, but this is still easily my most frequently opened/used app on my iPad.
While there are good competitors out there, with the rendering of articles to viewers like Readability, Instapaper and Pocket (not simply passing “read later” article over there, but RENDERING the page, rather than opening the whole page) this simply is the best RSS reader out there.
Recently fixed a bug with Facebook; so now you have to use the classic share sheet allowing you to use the built-in iOS → Facebook sharing utility. No biggie!
Keep up the great work!