By Silvio Rizzi
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Reeder is back, now 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 now also supports local/standalone RSS (no sync).
- Customizable shortuts
- Safari Reading List
- QUOTE.fm Read
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 2.5.3
- Youtube video playback issue
- FeedHQ authentication issue
Tried to address the Feedly authentication issue which unfortunately I wasn't able to reproduce. Please let me know in case you're still seeing "Login Failed" error messages.
Video Playback finally fixed
Wow, this was a long time coming. Put in emails months ago for playback issue and never heard anything back. Used to love this app and the developer, but the lack of response and the extreme time in between updates has made me move to ReadKit as my go-to reader on the Mac. While it has some issues, at least it’s more consistent in performance. I have another issue with Reeder that I asked about over 6 months ago and never got a reply. When I view an article and then want to comment from within the app, I can’t type more than one letter. I disabled all shortcuts but I still can’t type comments. The only way is to open the article up in safari and then make comments. I comment a lot, so that’s very annoying. I don’t have that issue with ReadKit, so once again I think I will be sticking with that app. And that developer at least respond to issues given to them.
App Is Good, Support is Crap
Updating: There is zero support from the developer. None. You’ll never get a response back whatever the issue might be. Don’t expect any help once you buy it. Changing the review because of that.
The app is great, has almost all of the features of the 1.0 Reeder and supports plenty of syncing backends. The support, however, is terrible. It’s essentially non-existant. If you run into any sort of problem or bug, good luck. The developer doesn’t care and won’t get back to you. He might fix the issue or he might not. Also the updates to the app take a long time to be released.
I was a NetNewsWire user for many years. I finally needed a replacement for the aging workhorse. I had tried Reeder 1 briefly, but it just didn’t feel right. Reeder 2 has much more polish. Only quibble is, I’d like a bigger/smaller text right-click option.