PRIVATE: Your account is set up automatically and is completely private. 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 your articles using native features of iOS to bring inclusive features like Dynamic Type, 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. You can automatically sync using iCloud Keychain or copy your Anonymous Account ID to your new device.
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, as well as a Black theme on supported devices. 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.
Winter is coming... soon. The Elytra Winter 2019 update is already here though. 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. Here's the change log:
## What's New
- Added a new Bookmarks Manager. This is much more efficient system compared to the previous system and is much more scalable. This is a non-UI update so you'll see a lot of performance benefits from this.
- Sign in With Apple. If you're new to Elytra, you don't need to take any additional steps. If you've been using Elytra and are updating to the latest version, please head over to Settings > Account and link your account from there.
- Image Viewer: Tap on an image in an article to open it in a full screen image viewer. All images from the article are gathered in single place for easier viewing.
- Push Settings: View a list of publishers you've subscribed to receive push notifications from.
- Added Settings Sync to work in tandem with the web app. More on this soon.
- Adding a new feed from the search interface now increments the unread count.
- Removing a feed now decrements the unread count.
- Recommendations interface now correctly shows the custom Feed name if one is set.
- Improves how the app handles & reacts to memory pressure warnings from the OS.
- The Author Interface now shows the author's name prominently and defers the blog's name to the subtitle.
- Drastically improved managing of unread counts in the app.
- Improved behaviour of the app when marking backdated articles as read.
- Fixes push notifications opening the wrong feed.
- Fixes push notifications not opening the article on iOS 13.
- Fixed a bug where the app would re-sync all bookmarks even if they existed locally.
- Fixed the Settings icon for the Push Notifications row not showing up on some devices.
- Fixed the activity indicator persisting on screen when only one or no page exists for unread items.
- Fixed a potential crash when opening new feed interface.
- Fixes loading of unsupported image formats. Loading an SVG image would cause the app to crash.
- Fixed last updated date not matching the actual refresh date when manually refreshing through the User Interface. This only updated when fetching via background refresh.
- Fixed an issue that would cause a corrupted navigation bar in iOS 13.
- Fixes a crash which could occur when the Trial Interface was presented.
- Fixed linked images which would not render if they were contained inside an anchor blog with multiple other elements. These other elements were usually line-breaks preventing the entire block from rendering properly. Affected blog: Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal..
- Removed webp support.
- Images are loaded using the same extension from the proxy as the source image.
- Fixed a small bug with the unread count when marking read automatically from the article reader.
- Fixed an issue with image loading preferences. "Never Load Images" now works properly in the Articles List & Article Viewer.
- Fixed some really nasty memory leaks.
- Fixed a crash that would occur when launching the app. This was a regression introduced in Build 275 of Elytra and OS 13.1.2.
- Micro.blog posts with images now show the image as a thumbnail in the articles list when settings are enabled for it.
- Fixed the colour of the summary label (iOS 13 only, correct on iOS 12).
Thank you for reading. Happy Holidays.
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.
Best Up-and-Coming RSS Reader
Looking to try a fresh, beautifully designed, and carefully optimized RSS reader? You've found it! Elytra delivers where other RSS readers fall short by offering a thoughtfully designed interface, extensive accessibility options, and reliability. On top of that, the developers behind Elytra are very tuned into user feedback, so they are constantly refining the app and adding new and useful features based on the feedback they receive. And the fact that this is a solid app that is continuing to evolve makes any investment in it worthwhile.
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.
- Nikhil Nigade
- 23.8 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2017-2019 Nikhil Nigade
- In-App Purchases
- 1 Month Subscription $1.99
- 3 Months Subscription $5.99
- 1 Year Subscription $23.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.