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).
- Customizable shortuts
- Safari Reading List
- QUOTE.fm Read
...and more via sharing extensions.
What's New in Version 3.0.3
- Fixed: Alerts that couldn’t be dismissed
- Fixed: Missing images for cached articles
What's new in 3.0.2:
- Touch Bar support for the new MacBook Pro
- Reeder now uses the Mercury web parser (mercury.postlight.com) for the “Read Now” feature
- Readability is no longer available (see readability.com for more info)
- Fixed: Issues when adding Feedly accounts
- Fixed: High disk storage usage
Great App - Memory Hog
I’ve been using Reeder for a long time, and generally love it. When I found one of my machines was running slow I opened up Activity Monitor and found that Reeder was taking up >4GB of memory. As I started to watch it more closely I noticed that Reeder memory usage is always the #1 irrespective of the machine (I use 3 different Macs regularly) or other apps, and almost always using around 2GB of RAM or more within an hour of opening. Restarting the app helps, but it is a short term fix.
Granted, I have a lot of feeds, generally 2K - 4K items from around 600 feeds in there at any given time, but it seems pretty clear there is a memory management issue. I now restart it 2 to 4 times a day to make sure there is enough memory to keep other stuff moving smoothly.
All in all though, the feature set is really strong and the app is really easy to use. My issues are probably not a concern for people with fewer feeds - but then again, those with only a few feeds probably aren’t looking for a dedicated app.
iCloud Sync is what people want
Reeder 3 seems great as an app in and of itself, however it's really not that simple.
The lack of iCloud sync support for local feeds and folders is an unfortunate missed opportunity. Reeder could be the first multi-platform (macOS, iOS, tvOS, watchOS) RSS reader to market with this sought-after capability.
Other developers have implemented iCloud syncing effectively. Case in point: Downcast (the best podcast manager app on iOS, by far). No problems implementing a robust iCloud synchronization solution there with syncing for subscriptions, episodes, and more!
The fact that third party services exist is not a legitimate alternative as you cannot sync your local feeds, some charge for their “services” if you want to have more than some arbitrary number of feeds and folders/categories, and other “suggest” content or other wise remove your control over your own articles and subscriptions.
Reeder 3, it’s 2017. Get with the program and give the people what they want: the first multi-platform RSS reader to come to the App Store.
Long live RSS!
I was a long time NetNewsWire user, but after the app languished without an update for months (years?), I decided to switch to Reeder in July of 2015. I love the display of feeds and content and the saving and sharing features. I use Feedly to manage my subscriptions and it sync perfecly across MacOS and iOS apps. I spend a lot of time in this app and am very happy.