A news reader for iOS 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)
- Much improved article viewer
- More layout options
- Automatic reader view
- More shortcuts, matching the ones of Reeder for Mac
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 macOS.
Please note: If you rely on image caching, this feature unfortunately wasn't ready for the 4.0 release but it's in the works.
- Option to automatically hide and show toolbars in the article viewer (disabled by default, see Settings → Reading)
- You now can also filter by domain when using the “Get Items from Read Later” shortcut action
- iPad: It’s now possible to delete Read Later articles using the keyboard (“delete” key)
- iPad: Keyboard shortcuts (cancelling/closing)
- iPad: Adjusted the toolbars to match the system’s size
- Memory usage
- General performance improvements
- Article not opening when “Automatic Reader View” is enabled
- UI freezes for accounts with a lot of articles
- Issues with searching in the article list
- Potential crash on start
- Local/RSS: Not finishing syncing
- Local/RSS: Missing dates
- Local/RSS: Missing images
- Various other minor bugfixes
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Even if you’ve never heard of RSS — Really Simple Syndication – before, chances are some of your favorite news sources distribute their articles in this venerable format that’s been around since the early days of the Internet. Adding a RSS reader to your daily app flow can help you stay in touch with what’s happening in your favorite interests, and Reeder 4 is an extremely useful and elegant way to access the vast and diverse number of RSS feeds out there.
A (less) disappointing upgrade
Update: The latest version (4.2, I think) adds animation settings! Thank you! I’ve sped up and turned off what I can, and the app feels snappier now.
Reeder 3 wasn’t loading all of the images in feeds that I subscribe to. I figured it was about time to upgrade.
I’m sad that I did. Reeder 4 has beautiful, but very slow animations. It feels so much less responsive than Reeder 3 does. Every action takes longer, because I have to wait for stuff to bounce around. I really want to use the new version, because I like how it looks, and it loads images. But I can’t stand how long the animations take.
Also, if you’re looking for VoiceOver support, look elsewhere. The main screen’s labels are “Button, Button, Button, Button,” and there’s no way to get into an account. And once you’re into an account, there’s no way to get into the article list. And once you’re on the article list, there’s no way to go through the articles. And once you're into an article, there’s no way to read the headline. And did I mention that none of the buttons have labels? Reeder 3 isn’t any better.
Good for a .0 release, still needs some polish
After Reeder 3 wasn't updated for around a year I worried that my favorite RSS reader was gone, so I'm totally and pleasantly surprised to see that it's now back as an entirely new release. That said, some things are missing from Reeder 3 that would be nice to have back, and what appear to be a few possible bugs still need to be fixed. "Group by Feed" is missing and should return, hyperlinks should be underlined to differentiate them from bold text, Fever's "Hot" feeds is missing, and for some reason when re-opening Reeder in portrait mode I just get a blank page with the Reeder icon and the name of the account or folder I had selected but no feeds displayed (I'm not sure what the difference is between most of the layouts are or if changing this option would fix this behavior or if it's a bug). Like image caching, I hope that these just didn't make the 4.0 release and will be back soon. I'm not sure if I'm ready to switch over from Reeder 3 quite yet but I can see myself transitioning over as Reeder 4 matures.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.