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 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 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, 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.
The Mac App is also available on the Mac App Store.
Version 2.1 brings a lot of stability and Quality of Life improvements to Elytra before the final Winter release of this year. This also brings the iOS App up to parity with its desktop apps to be released soon.
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.
- Added the Atkinson Font for use with Paragraph text and Titles.
- Tapping an article now dismisses the sidebar on iPads in portrait mode.
- If you have a URL copied, the app will automatically detect it when attempting to add a new feed.
- The sidebar items are now correctly highlighted. They no longer use the tint colour when selected.
- Search in the sidebar now uses Alpha sorting like the rest of the view.
- Multiple improvements throughout the app for Voice Control (VC) and Voice Over (VO) a11y options.
- The app now correctly shows titles for icon only buttons when VC is activated.
- The app now correctly updates states for icon only buttons when VC is activated.
- Simplified Article labels for VC to make it easier to select articles. They will now be presented as "Article 1", "Article 2" and so on... Previously, the article title's was used which could be difficult to command with long titles.
- VO will now read the article index followed by its title.
- Improves formatting for CJK Text. CJK text should no longer appear as one big blob of text. It may still happen if the source provides it that way.
- Unreads Widget intents now work as expected. You can now toggle between loading favicons and cover images in the widgets.
- The article viewer will now draw horizontal rules. (Horizontal Rule HTML element equivalent.)
- Added support for dragging and dropping articles into the Unread or Bookmark rows in the Sidebar to perform respective actions.
- Added support for dragging feeds between folders or outside folders.
- Added support for dragging feeds to external applications. This action will drag with the RSS Feed URL. (iPadOS only)
- Updated images for GIF loading and playback controls.
- Tapping a gallery image now opens it in full view.
- Fixed an issue where unread counters would not update when you have 0 unread articles.
- Fixed loading of GIF favicons.
- Fixed a rare bug that would prevent the bookmarks counter from updating when adding or removing bookmarks.
- Removing a bookmark while in the bookmarks feed now removes the article after a small delay.
- Fixed a rare crashing bug that would occur when initiating a Refresh in the Feeds Interface.
- Fixed an issue with the Today Count always reporting as 1.
- Fixed rotation behaviour on iPads.
- Fixed an issue where the unread/today counts would change when reading an article from a feed you're not subscribed to.
- Fixed an issue where the selected feed would remain selected after opening recommendations.
- Fixed an issue with the Unreads widget not updating in a timely manner.
- Fixed a background crash that would occur when syncing and downloading new data.
- The app now saves restoration data properly so launching the app from a saved state is now faster.
- Fixed an issue where images in the article viewer would fail to load (network issues, invalid URL or for whatever other reason) and would show a large placeholder image.
- Twitter apps selection now works again when tapping tweets.
- You can now use the J and K keys to navigate between articles.
- Images in Widgets should now load reliably. I've discarded the older method of loading images in favour of a more standard approach as recommended by Apple Engineering.
- Fixed the app using a semi-bold font for headings on iOS 14.0.1 and higher.
- Image Loading options now correctly apply to favicons inside the Articles List Interface.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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
- 21.8 MB
Requires iOS 14.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © 2017-2020 Nikhil Nigade
- In-App Purchases
- Free Trial
- 1 Month Subscription $0.99
- 3 Months Subscription $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.