A news reader for iOS with support for various sync services.
Reeder 4 adds new features like…
- The new Bionic Reading mode
- An in-app Read Later service which syncs with iCloud
- Image previews in the articles list (finally)
- Much improved article viewer
- More layout options
- Improved reader view
- More shortcuts, matching the ones of Reeder for Mac
Supported sync services:
- Feed Wrangler
- The Old Reader
- BazQux Reader
If you want to use a self-hosted service, Reeder should work with services which use the Fever or the Google Reader API. Or just standalone RSS (without syncing) if you don't want to use any service.
Reeder 4 is also available for macOS.
Please note: If you rely on image caching, this feature unfortunately wasn't ready for the 4.0 release but it's in the works.
• Option to group article list by feed
• New appearance options (see settings -> 'Appearance'):
- Hide unread/starred counts in the subscriptions list
- Hide favicons in the articles list
- Hide the text preview in the articles list
• When going back from the articles list (in unread view mode), Reeder 4 does not remove read items from the list (Reeder 3 did that, version 4 removes read items when selecting another feed). With 4.0.4, it will now clear the list when you reopen the currently selected feed by tapping on the feed list entry. If you want to reopen the list without removing read items, you can do that by swiping left from the subscriptions list back to the article list.
• Remember Bionic Reading mode state between app launches
• Improved Reader View
• Mark above/below as read sometimes failed to mark all items
Ratings and Reviews
Good for a .0 release, still needs some polish
After Reeder 3 wasn't updated for around a year I worried that my favorite RSS reader was gone, so I'm totally and pleasantly surprised to see that it's now back as an entirely new release. That said, some things are missing from Reeder 3 that would be nice to have back, and what appear to be a few possible bugs still need to be fixed. "Group by Feed" is missing and should return, hyperlinks should be underlined to differentiate them from bold text, Fever's "Hot" feeds is missing, and for some reason when re-opening Reeder in portrait mode I just get a blank page with the Reeder icon and the name of the account or folder I had selected but no feeds displayed (I'm not sure what the difference is between most of the layouts are or if changing this option would fix this behavior or if it's a bug). Like image caching, I hope that these just didn't make the 4.0 release and will be back soon. I'm not sure if I'm ready to switch over from Reeder 3 quite yet but I can see myself transitioning over as Reeder 4 matures.
I am loving the upgrade from Reeder 3. Having it be free would be nice but this is not some one-off update.
Using Feed Wrangler, I pull in a lot of items through a lot of subscriptions sorted into a lot of smart feeds with and without image previews. This new version feels more responsive and my feeds seem to be ready to read through more quickly compared to the same setup using Reeder 3.
Using the new “Bionic Reading” feature with a serif style font and dark mode enabled along with a little extra line spacing does make extended reading sessions easier to get through. I think this is a great new feature Silvio as integrated into this new version of Reeder. It did take me about one hour of reading to get used to it, so I say give it a try and you might like it too.
I would like to see the return of image caching soon. That is the only bit of feedback I have right now that resembles a complaint. I can live without it and I don’t think it missing (just for a short while I hope) requires me dinging my five-star rating.
Given the consistent quality of what Silvio Rizzi delivers and the pretty decent improvements that Reeder 4 provides over Reeder 3, the one-time price for this app is certainly worth paying.
My first instinct when I saw the screen captures in the App Store was that this didn’t look like much of an upgrade. I questioned the $5 purchase, but bit the bullet because Reeder hasn’t disappointed since I first started using it.
I’m glad I got it. It’s definitely hard to capture what’s so nice about this app in a screen grab. Everything about it feels smoother and snappier. The reading experience feels much better as well, given some of the changes in the font and linking.
Quite simply, there are a lot of small, subtle details that you don’t really notice until you use them, and once you do, you’ll find them quite satisfying. Whether you’re a returning Reeder user or a new RSS customer, buy this app. You won’t regret it.
- Silvio Rizzi
- 21 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2019 Silvio Rizzi
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.