By Silvio Rizzi
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Reeder is a client for:
- Feed Wrangler
- Minimal Reader
- The Old Reader
- BazQux Reader
Don't want to use a third-party service? Reeder also supports local/standalone RSS (no sync).
- Classic (iPad only)
- Dark → night reading
- White → more contrast
- Black → more contract, night reading
- Safari Reading List
- QUOTE.fm (recommend and read later)
A note regarding the sync services:
There's currently no support for service specific features, except for Feed Wrangler (limited Smart Folders support) and Fever (limited Hot Links support)
What's New in Version 2.6
- iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support
- Support for landscape mode (iOS 8 only)
- Standard share sheet → “More…” in Reeder’s share panel (iOS 8 only)
- Various bug fixes for iOS 8
- Failed authentication error handling
It’s excellent BUT….
I love this app, I finally updated to the news version.
What makes it awesome is it caches everything to the app for viewing later, so that means if it syncs at home I’ve got everything downloaded and I don’t have to use my data while on the go. At least that’s what it appears to be doing (the old version worked that way). I e-mailed the author, but to verify but never heard back...
When I’ve got a folder of feeds it used to be one click to see all the feeds (in a folder) in one stream, I thought the new version took that feature away, but I found it, you need to slide the folder name and it takes you to all the feeds. It’s not as easy (or obvious) as a tap, but it’s better than nothing. It really needs the one touch button back, this is pretty awkward overall and if you have lots of feeds, this is really the way to go.
The initial help screen than came up when I launched it doesn’t seem to be accessible again (maybe the tips was in there…).
I’m kinda bummed that after all this time I finally plunked down my $4.99 and it’s pretty much the same program (from a user standpoint) but actually not as easy to use. I was bitter for a while that they abandoned the old iPad version (after making us think we were getting an updated version for free, but didn’t) and the desktop version was abandoned too. I was hoping ease of use and new features would help that bitterness go away, but not yet...
Not the best. Stop saying it is.
We don't have a lot of good options for RSS apps on iOS. Reeder is good, but far from "the best". I don't like the redundancy in viewing multiple screens; I would rather just open the app and see my feeds. I don't like that this app has its own built-in share menu while iOS has its own share menu. It's just not necessary. The feed list view is bland. I'd prefer almost a card-like interface... not square cards but something more readable, or easier to visually separate each article in a cleaner way, with thumbnail images on the left. Lastly, it would be nice if the articles would automatically open in Readability instead of having to tap the Readability icon every time.
Also, maybe try offering a trial or lite version so people don't have to spend $5 and hope for the best.
This is an outstanding update to an already-outstanding app. Reeder became my preferred feed reader after I tried about a dozen others.
Pros: 1. Private. Does not require accounts on third party services. (But works with several.) 2. Noninvasive. Lets you get right to your content without annoying requests for reviews. 3. Unobtrusive. Interface is minimal and efficient. I like the option for inverted colors when I'm reading in bed. 4. Responsive design. I use it for text feeds on my iPhone and for video feeds on my iPad. Both work great.
Cons: None. In an earlier review, I cited the lack of landscape mode as the only drawback. With the latest release, landscape mode is now supported!
- Category: News
- Updated: Nov 06, 2014
- Version: 2.6
- Size: 4.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Silvio Rizzi
- © Silvio Rizzi
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.