Rediscover the joy of reading your favorite writers with Unread, an RSS reader.
TRY IT FOR FREE
Unread is a free download. After reading the first 50 articles, you are limited to 3 articles per day. For unlimited reading, and to unlock 8 additional themes, there is a one-time in-app purchase.
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“Unread is one of my favorite reading apps on iOS.”
– Preshit Deorukhkar, Beautiful Pixels
“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
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Focus on the act of reading with Unread’s full-screen article view. Articles are typeset in beautiful fonts from Hoefler & Co. Let nothing stand between you and the words of your favorite writers.
For truncated RSS feeds, quickly load the full text of articles into Unread’s beautiful readability view.
DESIGNED FOR COMFORT
Move anywhere in the app with a sweep of your thumb without having to reposition your hand. Unread’s stacked navigation was built from scratch to be the most comfortable interface you’ve ever used. Flick left-to-right to go back from anywhere on the screen. Tug any screen right-to-left to show options for that screen.
Like to read in bed? Don’t strain your eyes or wake your partner with glaring white light. Unread has multiple themes designed for easy reading under different lighting conditions. Unread’s Black theme looks gorgeous on the OLED display of the iPhone X.
(Requires a single in-app purchase)
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Unread requires an account with one of the following RSS syncing services:
- Feed Wrangler
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SO MUCH TO LOVE ABOUT UNREAD
• BACKGROUND REFRESH • Unread keeps your subscriptions up to date with power-efficient background updating. Articles and images are saved to your device for convenient offline reading.
• SHARING • Use the share extensions to send articles to Instapaper, Pocket, Readability, Pinboard, or your Reading List. Share articles and images via Facebook or Twitter. Send a snippet of highlighted text to Omnifocus or Things for a quick reminder.
• QUICK ACCESS • Double tap an article summary to instantly toggle read/unread status. Press and hold to show a menu of options. This is great for quick sharing or for jumping straight to the web to view the original article.
• BIG THUMBNAILS • Turn on the optional inline thumbnails to see big previews of article images while you scroll.
• FOOTNOTE POPOVERS • Articles with properly formatted footnotes will show convenient popovers when you need to read a footnote.
• 1PASSWORD INTEGRATION • Get your accounts set up quickly.
• 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.
This update contains these improvements:
• Fixes a bug that could cause some articles to display extraneous whitespace.
• Fixes a bug that caused duplicate images on articles from interestingengineering.com.
• API requests to Feedbin now use the feedbin.com domain instead of feedbin.me.
• Adds forward-thinking compatibility improvements.
• Adds an Unlock Purchase Status section to the bottom of the About screen. This shows when you purchased the Unlock.
• Checks the Unread Web Service looking for announcements once a day. If you wish to disable this, you can turn off Show App News in the Advanced section of the Settings screen.
The last two bullet items are intended to help prepare customers for Unread 2, a major new version that I expect to release within the next few months. Follow the Golden Hill Software Blog at goldenhillsoftware.com/blog/ for updates.
Ratings and Reviews
My Top 2 iOS apps
I have used it every day for 4 years now; this along with a podcast app that I won't mention here, are absolutely the top 2 best designed iOS apps and must haves. I am a news junkie and that means tons of reading (and listening) and knowing what to skip so you focus on what is relevant and skip what you have read before. There is no other easier way to design this than what Unread has been doing. At least I don't know of a better app after having used 300 apps of all kinds in 10 years, and I don't even do gaming apps, I mostly use productivity apps. This one is in my Top 2, and truly deserves the only app review I have ever given.
One thing I don't want the app designer to change is font. Please do not .. wait, dare not.. change from Whitney font. Nothing else can ever be so clean and pristine. I hear what other reviewers are asking you to change but perhaps as an old-timer, I would like you to just retain what you have. It's neat, compact and most well designed that I can see. I would in fact encourage you to move to a subscription model where readers pay at least $10 each year. It will keep some people away but I think that's a better model to sustain your business and not worry about closing shop than a one time unlock. You app is worth far more than $10 for a lifetime.
Elegant, thoughtful design makes keeping up with RSS much more enjoyable
I love RSS, but have felt my interactions with it becoming more fraught and adversarial every time I start falling behind, leading to an inevitable, exasperated purge every few weeks or so.
Unread, so far, has solved this problem for me entirely by fundamentally changing how I interact with my feed. The clean, eye-pleasing design is a joy to behold, and—combined with the indispensable “Scroll to Mark As Read” feature—renders unhurried scanning through my feed refreshingly friction free. In essence, whereas most RSS readers provide a raft of tools that encourage “batch processing” and feed management, Unread promotes a simplified, streamlined interaction modality, boiling the experience down to the user and the text. For me, at least, this approach has been a godsend—now that I’ve tried it, and can’t imagine going back to how I was using RSS before.
Words to describe awesome
If you had read about my reviews earlier on this version 1.8.2. They were great in fixing major bugs issues such as feedly login.
I do not usually write a lot of reviews on application in Apple AppStore or Google Playstore, if I do it’s because the application maintain a sickly consistency which does not break a lot and provide useful features. This keeps me to provide good reviews.
The developer focus on updating the application to device model fast. Fixing bugs and continuous maintain on the readability are some which I would give thumbs up to. The themes provided are sufficient for readers for different time of reading such as morning or night.
Some great features I wish they would consider not a must want
• When initiating a left swipe to access the quick menu when reading an article it would be great if the height is adjustable ( or a rethink on how to perform single hand operation to reach these menu easier ) my hands are small and it does help to benefit bigger screen mobile phones or iPhone 6s Plus kind of resolution
• Readability mode when tapping on title, I really hope it’s possible to configure gesture such as finger double tap to initiate the mode.
- John Brayton
- 36.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
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- In-App Purchases
- Full Unlock $9.99
- Migrate Purchase Free
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.