By Silvio Rizzi
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Reeder 3, a news reader with support for multiple services like
- 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)
...and more via sharing extensions.
What's New in Version 3.0
- Instapaper as a sync service
- Safari View Controller for in-app browsing
- iOS 9 split view support
- 3D Touch support for article previewing in the article list
- Support for iPad Pro
- List font size options
- Font options for the article viewer
- Updated UI
- Unread and starred counts for smart folders
- Hide smart folders in unread/starred view if there are no unread/starred items
- New “Archive” folder in “All items” view mode which only shows read items (no unread or starred)
One More Step Back for Reeder
Reeder 3 removes the ability to send an article to a bookmarking service (Pinboard, Instapaper, etc.) from the article itself. This must be done from the article list view before the article is opened. This is especially a problem when the listed article only contains a link to another article that you want to bookmark, meaning you have to open it in Safari and go through extra steps.
This issue has been the biggest deficiency with the iPhone version of Reeder, yet, rather than fix the problem there, the developer has chosen to replicate the problem on the iPad. It makes Reeder an annoyance to use. On top of that, the developer has pointlessly and arbitrarily moved the Mark All as Read button. I can live with changes, but not pointless changes.
Reeder 3 is pretty, though; I guess that makes up for stripping out useful features. I'll be going back to Mr. Reader to actually read my RSS feeds.
A few things I'd really like
I love the app, mostly because I have a few different sources for reading articles and this keeps them all in one place. But there are 2 things I would really like to see.
First, the ability to delete from read later services. Archiving isn't good enough, sorry. I want to be able to delete an article from a service like Instapaper when I'm done reading.
Second, add a share option. Currently I have to keep the Instapaper app installed so I have the ability to send articles right from the share button in the browser. I don't want to keep this app installed, but not being able to delete and quickly save has forced me to keep it around.
I use it Every Day
My go to app for reading blogs and RSS content. Simple, elegant and does NOT require me to create an account on their service. Everything can be done locally. Drawbacks are very few, but include bland interface (I would like the option to choose something beyond grey and black), more font choices, graphics and pictures from feeds aren't always sharp and colorful enough (as compared to Flipboard, Apple News and some others---but I don't know if that could be from the source websites and not the fault of the app). Overall, a GREAT investment in my opinion.
- Category: News
- Updated: Nov 24, 2015
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 8.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Silvio Rizzi
- © Silvio Rizzi
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.