Rediscover the joy of reading your favorite writers with Unread, an RSS reader with beautiful typography, comfortable gesture-based navigation, and a variety of color themes.
AUTOMATIC WEBPAGE TEXT: For feeds that contain only article summaries, Unread can display the full article text from the webpage. You can switch between feed text and webpage text for any article. You can make webpage text the default for individual feeds. Unread will even analyze your feeds and default to webpage text for those that contain only article summaries.
COLOR THEMES: Unread provides a variety of different color themes. Choose one theme for light mode and another for dark mode.
SYNCING: Unread syncs with your Feed Wrangler, Feedbin, Feedly, Fever, Inoreader, or NewsBlur account.
WIDGETS: Unread’s widgets display your most recent articles or unread article counts.
CACHING: Unread caches webpage text and images for instant loading and offline access. (Subscription required.)
HARDWARE KEYBOARD SUPPORT: Unread's keyboard navigation capabilities and keyboard shortcuts make it a joy to use on an iPad with a hardware keyboard. Unread is also optimized for the trackpad and mouse on the iPad.
READ-LATER SERVICES: Unread provides native support for saving articles to Instapaper, Pocket, and Safari Reading List. (Subscription required.)
MULTIPLE WINDOWS: Look at two articles side-by-side, or browse an article list while keeping an article open.
FOOTNOTE POPOVERS: Unread provides convenient popovers for reading footnotes.
ACCESSIBILITY: Unread has 100% VoiceOver coverage. Every screen and every feature is available to users with vision impairments. Actions on articles can be quickly triggered using actions on the accessibility rotor.
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“Unread, now developed by Golden Hill Software, is one of the more elegant options based on comfortable gestures and a focused reading experience.”
–Federico Viticci, MacStories
“Unread’s new functionality maintains its support for the latest RSS features, but ensures a pleasant reading experience remains at the forefront of its priorities.”
–Josh Ginter, The Sweet Setup
“Unread is one of my favorite reading apps on iOS.”
–Preshit Deorukhkar, Beautiful Pixels
“All told, Unread 2’s trackpad and cursor support has naturally morphed from the app’s still-great swiping-only navigational system, and, at least in my world, has made Unread as good a desktop RSS processor as it was a comfortable RSS reading app.”
— Josh Ginter, The Sweet Setup
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Unread is a free app. Additional functionality is available with a $19.99 (USD)/year auto-renewing subscription:
• Widget customization options.
• Article actions for sending articles directly to supported bookmarking and read later services, and for sharing via email or iMessage.
• Caching of webpage text and images.
• Custom app icons
• Premium support.
A subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase.
This bug fix update incorporates these improvements:
• This update fixes some bugs around articles and unread counts from feeds that were recently added to an account from another device.
• This update fixes a bug that caused layout issues after opening Unread from one of its widgets under some circumstances.
• This update fixes a bug that could cause crashes while Unread is refreshing in the background.
Ratings and Reviews
One of the best!!!
As someone who currently owns or has owned every RSS reader in the App Store I will tell you that Unread ranks as one of the top three. It will be number one of those three depending on your reading tastes. To put it bluntly Unread provides the best reading experience of any RSS reader out there period. The way it handles formatting of text and content is simply amazing.
Unread is what I would call “Low and slow”. It’s a minimalist interface (Which I love). It is designed for you to lay back on your couch and just enjoy reading high quality content from high quality websites and blogs. Unread is not the RSS reader for Power users or somebody that has hundreds of feeds that they are trying to organize and plow through content (Although I have 160 feeds and Unread still does this for me masterfully).
The developer is RESPONSIVE!!! This is so critical in any app I review. John is not only an amazing developer but also you can tell he genuinely cares about Unread and his user bases experiences. He takes feedback and he actually implements the feedback that aligns with the app philosophy. There are other readers with more features. But this reader has the RIGHT features to ensure an excellent reading experience. I am excited for future improvements because I know they will be done right. Well worth the investment. Easiest $20 I ever spent.
Less is more
Unlike most other RSS apps, the interface and functionality of Unread 2 are both pared back to nearly the bare minimum. But the thoughtful, minimal design of Unread 2 is exactly what makes it excel at the one job of an RSS app: making it easy for me to read articles from sites that I care about. Instead of making me wade through a bog of unnecessary features to get to the content I care about, Unread 2 puts it front and center where it belongs.
Content aside, the design of Unread 2 is both charming and effective. The aesthetic is pretty, the animations feel right, and the swipe actions are a neat take on secondary actions that I wish other apps would copy.
Overall, a very well done app.
10/10 Will Pay Again!
I tried Unread before and it didn’t stick. After getting off Twitter and wanting a healthy way to stay well-informed I returned to RSS. A key feature for me is pinning to Pinboard. Unread’s ability to add quick actions on article selection is phenomenal and allows me to streamline my pinning process. Further, full screen reading mode is something I didn’t even know I wanted, but now I can’t live without. Blocking out distractions, I find that full screen keeps me more focused on the material at hand. 100% I can recommend Unread over any other RSS app in the store, particularly Reeder which is, in my opinion, it’s main contender.
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- User Content
- Other Data
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- John Brayton
- 20.4 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2021 Golden Hill Software. All Rights Reserved.
- In-App Purchases
- Unread Annual Subscription $19.99
- Unread: Free first year $19.99
- Unread: Discounted first year $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.