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.
Fall/Autumn is here and this brings a new update for Elytra with iOS 13 compatibility.
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. Now, for the change log:
## What's New
- Full iOS 13 Compatibility.
- Native Dark Mode support
- Most icons used in the app now use SF Symbols (by Apple).
- The Reader theme now has a Dark counterpart as well.
- Pop Menus have been repleaced by Context Menus which are new to iOS 13. Long Press/3D Press on Feeds or Articles to bring up the context menus.
- New Font: Open Dyslexic. This font is well suited for Dyslexic readers. I personally switch between this and the System font choice.
- Recommendations now shows a list of "Similar" feeds.
- Improved networking with support for better caching mechanisms.
- Improved state restoration performance on iPhone 6S and 7.
- Since v1.1, Elytra would render only sections of the article at a time. In iOS 13, the scroll bar is now draggable, and Elytra's behavior would break this interaction. v1.4 will now render all text in an article without any memory overhead.
- Tapping on theme no longer reloads it.
- Improved the Gamma point for the Reader theme making it easier to read in darker environments (when not using the system dark mode).
- improved Voice Over support for Ordered Lists & Unordered Lists.
- Account deactivation is now handled directly through the API. This no longer requires you to send an email to deactivate the account which further ensures your privacy.
- Improved how Feed Renaming is handled by the app to ensure updates are immediately processed on screen.
- Enclosures are now added to the article viewer more reliably. Some articles may contain multiple images as enclosures which will be rendered as a Gallery.
- fixed a crash that would occur when loading Youtube videos. Youtube has changed the API response which caused the crash. The new method is resilient to all such future API changes.
- fixed a state in the Article reader when using the toolbar where the previous and next article buttons would not update their states.
- fixed the height of Tweets embedded in articles. When no images are present in the tweet, the Tweet context adjusts to account for this.
- fixed the copy behavior when highlighting text and then tapping on copy. This used a custom implementation since iOS 12.1.4 and I've finally found the issue and fixed it. Took over a year ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
- fixed the odd behaviour when lauching the app on an iPad would not show the sidebar. This required a custom implementation in iOS 12 to make it work correctly but is no longer needed for iOS 13.
- fixed sharing of URLs from articles after long tapping on the URL to bring up the Share Sheet.
- fixed enclsoure images sometimes appearing twice in the feed. This may still happen in some articles (the same image will appear twice because they have different URLs).
- Fixes handling of nested italic and bold descriptors. Previously, only one of the two would be used (latest taking the priority).
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
- 24.2 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- 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
- © 2017-2019 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.