By Silvio Rizzi
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Reeder is a client for:
- Feed Wrangler
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)
What's New in Version 2.1.1
- OPML import issues (when using "Open in Reeder")
- Issues with mark all as read above/below (when grouping items by feed)
Changelog for version 2.1:
- Themes (can be changed in the article viewer → “aA” button)
- iPhone: Landscape support for images and videos
- Article list: group by feeds or by date
- Add to Safari Reading List
- Pinch gesture for Readability in the article viewer
- OPML import (Reeder can now open .opml files), for local/standalone RSS only
- Setting to disable pull-to-next/previous in the article viewer (see Settings→General)
- Enable/disable sharing services in the top settings list
- Sharing: Messages can be disabled now
- Feedbin, Feedly, Fever, RSS: Sort subscriptions alphabetically, folders first or feeds first (per account setting)
- Article Viewer: Improved right edge swipe detection for the services panel
- Mark all as read: Immediately remove the subscription list entry (no delay)
- Faster and less bouncy "Mark all as read” sheet
- Improved article layout
- Hide the status bar for the fullscreen image viewer (iOS 7)
- Removing of read articles when syncing or going back to the subscription list
- Also dim selected, read articles
- Feed Wrangler: List smart streams first, then feeds
- Truncated / wrongly sized input fields in the Settings (default recipients in the mail settings)
- Disabled scrolling in the article viewer
- Only apply the option to sort by oldest first to the unread article list
- Truncated description text in the Settings
- Crash when selecting a row in a list
- Missing images for cached articles
- Swipe to go back in the settings (iPhone)
- Service panel issues when tap-and-holding on a link
- Infinite caching of the same articles
- Fever: Filter out "#comment hash"
- Fever: Improved handling of self signed certificates (https)
- Empty article list
- An issue where it wasn’t possible to sign out of a sharing service under certain circumstances
Good, but needs a couple improvements
On the iPhone, Reeder2 isn't as good as the old iPhone-only version of Reeder, for two reasons. As others have mentioned, it doesn't support landscape mode -- but more importantly for me, it doesn't provide a way to pin the taskbar to the top of the screen. Very frequently, I'll want to turn on Readability after I've scrolled several pages into an article; and it's quite inconvenient to have to scroll back to the top in order to do so. Since the old iPhone-only version of Reeder has neither of these problems, I've gone back to using it instead of Reeder2.
On the iPad, Reeder2 is *much* nicer than the old iPad-only version of Reeder. It supports both landscape and portrait modes -- and although it won't let me pin the taskbar to the top of the screen, that's not as big a problem on the iPad as on the iPhone, because I can usually see enough material on the first page to figure out whether I'll want to use Readability or not. Overall, I think Mr. Reader is slightly better than Reeder2 -- but only slightly. I'd be quite happy to use Reeder2 on the iPad if Mr. Reader weren't available.
Best RSS reader on iOS
Although the developer has totally thrown the Mac version of this app under the bus, I love this app. When Google killed off it’s popular RSS reader service, it screwed all of us who used the service. Reeder users were left without a good RSS feed app. I ended up wasting money on a couple of other apps before this app was updated so that it could work without Google. If you used the Mac version of Reeder, you’ll love this app. It has a lot of similar features, and it is very customizable. The only thing I don’t like about it is that if I haven’t opened it in a few days, the app takes a long time to update my RSS feeds. I use Fever running from my own web server. Fever works great on my Mac RSS feed reader, so I know that this is not a problem with Fever, or my web server. I just think that Reeder on iOS needs to be optimized a little better. Hopefully, the Mac version will release again soon.
Nice Upgrade from Reeder 1
I used Reeder 1 on my iPhone all the time. I think it was a pretty good app and certainly the best RSS reading app I have used on iOS.
I was reluctant to upgrade to Reeder 2 since there wasn't really any new "features" for me as a feedly user, however I am really glad I did.
You can tell that the app was rewritten almost completely. It has a much nicer feel to it and it has new navigational gestures that help make plowing through stories a breeze.
The best new enhancement is that whatever view you are in will auto update with new stories, so you don't have to back out to the "unread" view to refresh and get new content just to drill back down to the story view. You just wait for it to update and hit the "next story" down-arrow and keep on your way.
Great upgrade from Reeder 1. Keep up the nice work!
- Category: News
- Updated: Dec 02, 2013
- Version: 2.1.1
- Size: 7.5 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.