A news reader for the Mac 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)
- An image viewer
- Much improved article viewer
- More layout options, including automatic layout depending on window size
- Automatic reader view
Navigate the app using gestures for a great reading experience. Customize shortcuts and gestures to fine-tune the app to your needs.
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 iOS.
• URL autocompletion when adding a FreshRSS account
• Reader View
• Missing favicons in Read Later account
• Various Read Later syncing issues
Ratings and Reviews
I thought I'd give version 4 a try, but to be honest, I still prefer, and went back to, News Explorer.
The main reason I prefer NE is the searching capabilities when adding a new feed. For example I can enter "Astronomy" and click search and it will list all Astronomy news feeds.
With Reeder I have to find and enter the exact feed address myself.
Unpopular opinion: This is a downgrade.
After buying this for $9.99 I instantly had buyer's remorse. Although it's wonderful to see this developer continue to work on Reeder, and the new featre-set is awesome, and the subtle animations are cool —I really dislike the aesthetic changes overall.
For one, the neutral-themed theme is gone (so you're stuck with all-white or all-black if you don't like the multi-colored options). You also can no longer select any system font but are limited to San Francisco as your only sans-serif. The new icon's smaller "count" font is kind of tiny. The new views are really janky and unpolished, and almost contradict each other in their design.
But for $9.99… I was hoping this would be more put-together.
Love it but looking for more info on self-hosted RSS apps
I wish the Reeder website contained at least a little info about compatibility with self-hosted RSS reader apps (i.e. for Fever and Google APIs). I've tried Reader Self, Tiny Tiny RSS, and Fresh RSS and can't get any of them to work with Reeder 4. They all fail at authentication. I used Fever for Reeder 3 years ago and it worked just fine. Hopefully, this problem will be resolved, either through continuing development or documentation. But for those who don't mind using local RSS or third-parties, this app is by far the best.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.