A news reader with support for various sync services.
Please note: Reeder 3 is an older version of the app, the up-to-date version is Reeder 4.
• Support for Bionic Reading (see https://bionic-reading.com)
• Bugfixes and improvements for macOS 10.15
Ratings and Reviews
Really great app; just needs a few tweaks
After much searching, I’ve settled on Reeder as the best RSS reader for me. It is attractive, flexible, and feature-rich, and I use it every day.
There are a few things that keep this from being 5 stars for me: the way to structure and search your feeds could be more intuitive; after every update I have to swap out the ugly Soviet-looking icon for something I can stand looking at; I wish for more options for the interface; etc. But overall this is the best compromise of usability, features, and attractiveness I’ve found in a newsreader—highly recommended.
The best feed reader, but there’s still room for improvement
Reeder is the best way I’ve found to read and manage RSS services like Feedly. It also works great as a client for read-later services like Instapaper. (It might be the only desktop Instapaper client, as far as I know.) The app is full of features, but also very intuitively designed, meaning you won’t have to dig into settings if your demands are pretty simple and you just want to start reading. Reeder also looks great. There are lots of included themes, and they make good use of native macOS flourishes like transparency.
But, even without much in the way of competition, there are still features I’d love to see. It’s possible to use the built-in Mercury Reader service to reformat feed text in a way that’s pretty similar to Safari’s Reader View, but there isn’t a way to do this in Reeder’s built-in browser. And while Reeder has a pretty comprehensive “Services” menu with plenty of ways to share/export websites and feed text, there’s no way to add your own. There are a number of bookmarklets (like “Kill Sticky”) that I’d add in a heartbeat.
This developer deserves your support. And, with that support, I hope the app continues to improve.
My “Daily Driver” for news and information
It does a job - parsing diverse news feeds and making them easily readable (not an easy job, considering many sites don’t actually want you reading their stuff from an adless feed).
It’s a plain interface. It shows you what’s read and what’s not. It saves the articles you want saved. It even uses a service that can help you grab articles from sites that don’t publish the whole text in their feeds. (It will also interface with social/saving services, but that’s secondary to me.)
Other readers either try to get too fancy or don’t do those basics properly. That’s why I love Reeder and have paid for it something like 5 times over since version 1. As long as it works for those basics, I’ll gladly pay for future upgrades as well.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.