Keep control of your news reading with Reeder, RSS reader and read later client in one app, now with support for iCloud syncing.
Sync all your feeds and articles with iCloud. Reeder 5 comes with a built-in RSS/Feeds service which will keep everything in sync on all your devices. Of course, this is optional. You can still just use one of the many third-party services supported by Reeder or just RSS (without sync).
This is Reeder's built-in read later service which stores all your data securely in iCloud. A sharing extension allows you to add links from outside of Reeder.
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MARK AS READ ON SCROLL
With version 5, Reeder finally supports marking items as read while scrolling. Off by default, this can be enabled on a per-account basis.
Enter Reader View (for feed items and read later links that support this) for a clutter-free reading experience directly in Reeder's article viewer. You can enable "Automatic Reader View" on a per-feed basis to always load items of a feed with Reader View.
SUPPORTED THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler, FeedHQ, NewsBlur, The Old Reader, Inoreader, BazQux Reader, FreshRSS, Instapaper and Pocket.
- Mastodon RSS feeds are now displayed like Twitter feeds. (Note: only for new items, this is not applied to existing items in Reeder.)
- Mastodon RSS feed lookup (iCloud Feeds and Local/RSS)
- "Reader View" for recipes
- Feed discovery when subscribing
- iCloud Feeds sync performance
- Overlapping text in article viewer
- Missing images in Reader View for certain sites
- Potential crash/freeze when signing in to Reddit/Twitter
Ratings and Reviews
Good App, Zero Support
The app itself is a great UI, and the iCloud syncing for RSS feeds is really lovely. The Mac/iPhone experience between RSS feeds is great as well, and it has Shortcuts support too. It really checks a lot of boxes.
However, the developer support does not exist. They have an email you can send bugs to, but they will never reply (as noted by other reviewers as well). They don't seem to reply to reviews in the App Store. So it's a bit of a conundrum. I've found that the "Read Later" function on my Mac stops syncing shortly after enabled. It works fine on iPhone, if I read an article, it's no longer on the "Read Later" page. However, on my Mac, it stops syncing changes in the "Read Later" section and every changed you've made on iPhone does not sync over. And the developer is non-responsive about this bug. So, use at your own risk. The RSS lists are great, the UI is nice, Shortcuts integration is handy, some other things don't work and likely will never work.
The developer has finally fixed the issue, and added a log function for troubleshooting. Still nonresponsive to tickets/feedback, but the fix has been added and additional functionality to help keep it resolved.
iCloud Sync is the killer new feature
Reeder is one of the classic RSS readers for Apple’s platforms. I love the beautiful clean design that focuses on the content you want to read.
Until recently, you needed to subscribe to a 3rd-party service to have your RSS feeds be synced across devices. With the addition of iCloud sync, you now get that for free, under your own control and, in my experience, faster than the 3rd-party services. This is a killer new feature.
The first widely-used RSS reader to do this was News Explorer. Comparing the two, Reeder has a ways to go. Unlike News Explorer, updates made on one platform in Reeder do not sync instantly with other platforms. And when I marked all of my articles read on my Mac, after the initial import, this did not sync with my phone until I manually synced the feeds again on the Mac.
News Explorer offers another key feature, which is the ability to follow Twitter feeds as well as RSS feeds. This lets me follow people without diving into the toxic waste pool of Twitter itself. I sorely miss this feature in Reeder and am looking for other ways to get Twitter content into Reeder.
However, the design and presentation of articles in Reeder is more attractive, and it has far fewer, and far-less-confusing settings, while still being customizable in the areas that I care about. I like what I’ve seen so far, and I’m happy to give it a try as my main RSS reader.
Long-time supporter but iCloud sync is not working
I've been purchasing Reeder since it first launched. I even purchased v.5 without hesitating despite minimal changes. However, the iCloud sycing simply does not work.
I've tried deleting and reinstalling the apps, I've toggled the "Don't fetch on this iPhone/Mac" on multiple devices hoping to have one or two be the one fetching and stabilize it. It work sporadically and not on all devices. For example, it will work just fine on one iPad, but not the other. One Mac, but not the other. Feedly does not have this issue. Now, yes, I could simply use Feedly, but paying for this upgrade came with the assumption that we could switch to iCloud.
This is the first version of Reeder that I can't provide high marks for. I look forward to it being fixed so we can continue to enjoy the otherwise fantastic app and excellent design.
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- Silvio Rizzi
- 10.9 MB
- Requires macOS 10.15 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2020 Silvio Rizzi
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