The Summer 2021 update is now available and brings lots of new features, stability & performance improvements and two new widgets.
Elytra is a RSS Feed Reader App and Sync Service that is fast, stable and private.
PRIVATE: Your account is automatically setup and is completely private. No passwords to remember. Elytra will not collect any personal information from you.
MODERN FEED FORMATS: Elytra supports both XML and JSON feed formats.
PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: Get real-time updates from your favorite blogs which support the WebSub protocol.
LOCAL BOOKMARKS: All your bookmarks are locally available to read and refer even when you’re offline.
NATIVE RENDERING: Elytra renders articles using native features of iOS to bring inclusive features like Voice Over for Accessibility and reduce usage of tracking scripts.
IMAGE LOADING: Elytra provides various image loading options so you can save on mobile bandwidth and load images you deem necessary.
SYNC: Elytra supports cross-device sync using its API. Access your feeds on your iOS Devices, Mac devices as well as in the browser.
SEARCH: Search for a feed, then an article and then snippets within the article. Elytra is the first RSS Reader to support search within articles.
APPEARANCE: Elytra supports both Light and Dark themes. You can choose between various Serif and Sans-Serif fonts.
LINKED HEADERS: When the Article Author goes through the trouble of linking headers with IDs, it only makes sense that Elytra enables you to share direct sections with your friends & family.
MUTE FILTERS: Clean up your feeds from unwanted topics, spoilers, and noise.
Elytra cannot connect to or sync with other RSS Syncing or Aggregation services.
The iOS App is also available on the App Store.
Elytra’s 2021 Summer Release is here.
If you feel generous and have a couple of minutes, please leave a review on the App Store. It makes a huge difference for me. Thank you in advance.
- Drag & Drop for feeds across folders is now enabled.
- Drop & Drop for articles into Unread or Bookmarks is now enabled.
- Fixed an issue with articles rendering empty audio players in the article reader.
- Fixed an issue with the articles next / previous commands being mapped to cmd + up and down arrow. They are now correctly marked to J and K including the app menu.
- Fixed an issue where no activity indicator would be shown on macOS when adding a new feed.
- Fixed some minor bugs with adding new feeds.
- Fixed loading Youtube videos.
Ratings and Reviews
Good RSS reader
I have tried a whole bunch of RSS apps on the App Store and I like this app. It has its own personality, which is important. It allows a fair bit of customization. The focus on privacy is also good.
But, I won’t be using it because this is a subscription based app. I would rather pay an upfront fee to buy the app, so I would be sticking to Reeder for now and upgrading to Reeder 4 when it comes out.
Update to dev: yes a one time purchase is a vastly preferred alternative. I would be okay with using iCloud sync if that lowers your recurring costs and an upgrade every few years would be fine too.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your honest review. Would a life-time purchase be more compelling for you on contrast to a subscription model?
Update: Hi, I have updated the pricing and added a new one-time payment option as well. Do check those out.
Import OPML error, please fix this.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the review, Juan. Please send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s get this figured out.
A simple but effective RSS reader
I just recently discovered RSS readers. Upon realizing what I’ve been missing out on, I immediately downloaded a few different apps to try. Elytra is the clear winner in my book.
It’s simple and super clean. The fact that it automatically creates an account for you and handles feed syncing itself is a huge plus.
I did notice one small issue where the Macworld feed wouldn’t load. I messaged the developer on Twitter and he immediately responded and pushed an update to (mostly) fix the issue, with a promise to fully fix it with a future release.
I’m excited to see where the future of this app goes and considering it is so new and already such a great experience to use puts it at 5 stars for me.
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- User Content
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- Nikhil Nigade
- 13.3 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2017-2021 Nikhil Nigade
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- Free Trial
- 1 Month Subscription $0.99
- Monthly Subscription $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.