Soundneedle - Suggestion
Option for light gradient top to bottom to help Visually distinguish one article from another article in the List feed view. Sometimes itās hard to tell what picture goes with what article. The gradient would help distinguish each article in the list view. Maybe better isThe option to increase padding between articles in list view. Seems like the text and the pictures are so evenly spaced it makes browsing a bit of a chore. This is when the pictures are large like on an iPad.
Another option to show the web view of an article. Reader review doesnāt always show the pictures that go with the web view. If this app had this feature it would be the end-all to other apps for me.
Check out fiery feeds. It does both of these but that one lack some critical share features this app has. One of these two apps is so close to being perfect.
Probably David - Life Changing
I have read more longform articles in the past few months of having reader than I have in my entire life. This app has single-handedly changed my entire approach to reading. As someone with executive function disorder it is extremely draining to read and this app completely revolutionize that aspect of my life. this app has become so consequential to my life that I am more than willing to pay for it and support the Reeder team in anyway I can. I want for this app to see regular innovation such as ways to more readily categorize āreading for laterā as well as a more up-to-date tagging system and a PDF reader or conversion reader. anybody who struggles to read, struggles to stay focused while reading or has to read over and over again please consider this app as it has turned me into a voracious reader.
Abdiel Ortiz - Great client!
I have used Reeder for a very long time. Since the days of Reeder 3. Every big release gets better and better. Honestly, this app deserves the full 5 stars, but I have one big issue. Why is there no full support for VoiceOver? Currently I have to configure the app to work with it through the apple settings and it works good. But I think it would work much better if it was native. Being visually impaired, I can see well enough to tap through the menus and at least VoiceOver works when reading the article itself. I think this great app would appeal to more people if this accessibility feature was implemented. Other than that, love the app. I highly recommend it to those looking to buy it. And if you still use RSS, certainly this app is worth every penny.
JMANTN - Love it except when doing initial sync on new devices
Iāve been using Reeder since it first came out and paid for each new release across iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
This is one of my few instant buy apps.
The only downside which is rare is whenever I have to erase a device and reinstall or move to a new device the initial sync from iCloud feeds takes hours for me. I do have a lot of feeds and. Lot of saved and unread articles usually but it can sometimes take a day for the initial sync to complete. Again this is a rare instance but always happens in these instances.
LAX20531 - Meh
Between Newsify snd Reeder, Newsify is the clear winner. Itās stood the test of time and in years Iāve not been forced to upgrade or ensure failed syncs. Reeder, however syncs much more data, when it works, but that sync is slow. IDK what determines the number of articles that are fetched but iCloud sync is insufficient. I use TheOldReader and syncing online (although very slow) pulls about 150K articles. I have a lot of feeds so thatās about right for me, but I wish it was adjustable.
Today, TheOldReeder syncing stopped. Itās the same issue I had with Reeder 4 and why I upgraded to 5. Pull down for sync and the spinner stops within 2 seconds. Yes, I can delete and download again, however bc of the slow speed that means keeping the display alive long enough for it to complete.
Applelights - Still no shortcut to read later
So much to love but one major issue that is so frustrating. When in your feeds such as Feedly, etc, the bottom bar has starred, unread, archived but is missing Reading List. So no easy way to quickly get to your Reeder Read Later list other than swiping back multiple time then choosing reading list drilling down then having to do that in reverse to get back to the feeds and then doing that everytime all day when going back and forth.
Everytime there is an update I check the release notes hoping finally there will be a button to get to the read later list when in your feeds, but so far no luck. Would be a 5 star app otherwise.
Redbait - Lacks keyboard input
After using this app for a month, my initial impressions remain accurate. This app is designed for touch input. I primarily use it on my ipad with a keyboard attached, and really simple keyboard input is missing. I will also mention that there is very little documentation and my support emails to the developer went unanswered, something that is fine maybe for a free app but less so for a paid app *** Initial impressions: it seems like a solid RSS reader with a lot of pretty animations, etc. Some really basic controls seem to be missing, developer is a bit slow to respond to support questions. I plan to continue using this app for the time being.
Mojodean - Features like iCloud Read Later are no longer working
iCloud read later stopped working on the desktop months ago. More recently, it stopped working on the mobile app. No support responses from developer. Itās a shame, itās a really great app UI and the functions that work, work well. Just feels like weāre being left in the dust with a paid app.
Update: months later, This was fixed. No response (ever!) from developer on support requests, but the fixes were made. So the app works again, but the dev continues to be non-responsive.
Drewshays - Fantastic RSS Reader
This is my favorite client for all of my subscribed blogs and news sources. I love the ability to force āreader viewā for subscriptions that only post a few sentences to the RSS feed.
The only feature I wish it had was the ability to do quick notes. I donāt know how feasible that is, but it would make taking notes on articles so much better. (Highlighted text in quick notes would be a *huge* bonus, but I think thatās probably something only Safari can do?)
Chipsahoey86 - Widget/Background Refresh Rarely Work, If At All
Since iOS 14 Iāve been looking to find more apps with useful widgets and was happy to see reeder add them. Unfortunately the widget has been anywhere from mostly to entirely useless.
Initially, the only way that the widget populated content for me was if I opened the app and manually pulled the feeds then, upon exiting the app, the widget would show whatever I had left unread. Since the last update, it seems like that does not work any more. The background refresh never seems to work, so the majority of the time the widget just sits there empty. reeder has always been a great RSS app but I really only paid for the update to get the widgets, if theyāre fixed my opinion of the app would go up considerably.
Oxjox - Background refresh never works
Update: Iām downgrading this from 3 to 1 stars and probably deleting the app. I havenāt used it in about a month so when I open the app itās showing me articles from that long ago while it seems to be downloading EVERY article since then. So, my only option is to let this sit here updating while I make a cup of coffee. Itās just not usable for me at all :(
Reeder is easily my preferred RSS reader. However, itās lack of background refresh is quite frustrating. I often have to wait more than a minute for it to catch up on the days articles. Not sure why thereās a specific option in settings for background refresh when it doesnāt do anything.
Lionlies - The developer listened, changing from 3 stars to 5
Longtime satisfied user since reeder 3, was complaining about folders not able to rename thus rated this version 3 stars, 2 for app lack of real upgrade, 1 for old timeās sake. Then the dev listened and released some functions I was requesting, now a satisfied user again, changing my rating from 3 stars to 5. Btw, app is beautiful, but UX can be improved, the design logic for gestures/actions arenāt always the same, thus getting me a bit confused, mostly when editing folders or subscriptions.
Nickab - Beautiful app, but adding next buttons on the sides would make iPad experience better
In a previous version of Reeder the iPad version had previous and next arrows on the side of the screen while viewing an article. I wish the developer would bring this back and let you customize which side to put them.
Also, I was and am happy to support the developer by purchasing every version along the way, but otherwise I donāt see any significant reason to upgrade from Reeder 4 other than widgets (if you use those).
Wxee - iCloud sync has limit of 50 unread articles
Love the app and loved the idea of syncing via iCloud instead of a 3rd party tool. However, iCloud sync only seems to pull up 50 unread articles from each source, so any high volume RSS feeds are not working so well under iCloud and I am missing a ton of articles. Can this be fixed? For now, Iām still keeping my 3rd party app running just so that I can watch my high volume feeds. But itās annoying to constantly have to switch between them. Please fix this!!
S. Penman - iCloud syncing is now very broken
I have been using this app for years. Paying for upgrades and recommending it as best in class.
Unfortunately itās now been months since it has synced reliably. I use the app on iPad, Mac and iPhone. I rely on it being up to date and in sync. As I write this it last updated my feeds over 2 days ago on iOS and just spins and spins.
I have reinstalled and re-downloaded. I have hoped the last few updates would solve this. I will have to move to a competitor if this isnāt properly resolved.
AceCard8 - Best RSS Reader
This app is really top notch. I appreciate it so much I made it a point to write a review. I love the way it looks, the read later tab, and integration with other apps like Pocket. It is very customizable as well. The gesture support is intuitive and really captures Apple design aesthetics.
My one ask would be a way to highlight parts of articles for reference later or a way to integrate this with other apps like Pocket. Otherwise, near flawless. Such great value.
Leescool - Great App, Very Refined, Under Priced
Iāve been using various versions of this app for years. With each new version, the developers do an amazing job making it feel more fluid and fast with every iteration. Itās feature rich with everything you could hope for but none of the features get in the way of simply reading. I also appreciate how the app is tastefully customizable. Overall, this app is one of the best bargains on the App Store for the amount I use it.
ThreesTrifecta - First impressions
- signing in for accounts is strange as there isnāt an OK button. After tinkering with settings and scrolling down, thereās a delete account button. The other option is to tap on the X and go back and assume that the account has been added
- setting up Pocket needs to be done twice as if you switch between sign up and login, I think it disrupts the process and doesnāt lead to the authorization page. I would suggest having it load the login page and not the sign up page first.
- it would be nice if we could manually set the order of the accounts in the list of accounts that we are signed into
- the icon will take some getting used to
Canāt wait to explore the rest. Will update the review over time! Everything works so far.
Spring_pop - Great! But could use some quality of life features
I bought this app for the bionic reading and I am SO happy with how it works. I understand this wasn't the originally intended purpose for the app but I use it to read longer form content.
In Pocket (the app I'm using to import my reading) they have a highlight feature which you can use to save your place. If you could add a bookmarking or highlighting feature I would just be over the moon. As I can often lose my place if the app is closed or refreshed in the background.
Even a word finder would be appreciated so I could copy the sentence I last read and then search for it later!
So glad I spent the money on this but it would just do a TON for me to have those simple features that suit longer txt.š
- cannot find installed fonts
I installed some fonts with a font manager app which installed in appStore.
I can find those fonts in "ios > Settings > General > Fonts". But when I changing font in "reeder > Preferences > Reading > TEXT > Font > Custom"
I wish Reeder could support install custom fonts by icloud FilesćAirDorp and so on. Because my Common language is not English, I need change custom font for reading.
James Baxter - needs to move to an in-app purchase model
The fact that each point-zero release of this app is a separate app is really annoying. I only found out about this latest version by accident. Instead of charging to download, just move the charge in-app to unlock it or whatever. That way you also donāt have to release the Mac version as an additional separate app. Youāre lucky Iām a loyal user.
Ryan.way - The best thing since Google Reader
I havenāt found anything Iāve liked/used as much as Google reader until I started using this. Itās a great way to look for something to read when I have a bit of time.
Getting support for the new Matter app would be great, Iād love to just swipe to add the article to it instead of having to use iOS share feature.
Eric2k21 - Thanks to the developer
This is a great update. Iāve used Reeder off and on for years but this update gives everything I think I need (at least for now). iCloud support, mark-as-read on scroll, automatic readability, custom fonts/sizes, etc. These are quality of life features but ultimately make the reading experience better than all other news apps. This combined with content neutrality, I highly recommend.
Advarium - Saves my life and time.
Very solid app, plenty of options to customize. Doesnāt pidgeonhole you into creating an account and syncing your entire rss library through them.
I would recommend checking the spelling under the reset option on Feederās settings - it should be āyour data wonāt be restored!ā instead of āyouāre dataā. :)
Socialjames - Gets stuck on one article after iOS 15 update
Loving this app so far but ever since updating to iOS 15, it only shows one article no matter which of the other news articles I try to read. Hope this gets fixed soon.
Thechexican - Worth the Upgrade From 4
Been holding out a good while, but figured Iād go ahead and upgrade with the new year. Being able to move from 3rd party (Feedly) and have feeds syncād via iCloud is fantastic.
Doesnāt do a great job of handling Instagram embeds in either default or Reeder view, hope that gets fixed soon with an update. Recommended nonetheless.
Rotopenguin - I was stuck on an old version of Reeder for a long timeā¦
I thought that Reeder was an abandoned project, hasn't had updates for years, so that was that. Finally went to the app store to buy a replacement.. and found this.
On the one hand, thank you for not nagging. On the other handā¦ I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT THE NEW ONE SOONER IF I KNEW IT EXISTED. lol
Mac_User_01 - The best RSS app gets even better
Iāve used Reeder since version 2 was released in 2014, and, like itās predecessors, version 5 of the app is the very best app in itās class. The Reeder family of apps captures the essence of everything that defines exceptional Mac software; they are beautifully designed, incredibly responsive and ā perhaps most importantly, they respect userās privacy.
Mlaster - Loses cookies
In a recent idea I no longer stay logged into websites through Reeder. Even if I sign in, if I close the in app browser and open it again Iām signed back out. This used to work.
Follow up: Seems it was an iOS bug. I rebooted and cookies work again.
Eas2156 - Useful and elegantly designed butā¦
Mark above/below as readā has been very useful. I appreciate the feature :) The app is also elegantly designed. I enjoy reading articles with it.
Wondering, though: Why not āMark here and above/below as readā? It can remove the extra step of marking a selected article as read.
Odd, but related: Articles marked read above/below a selected article marked read are removed from article list (as expected), but selected article stays in list (unexpectedly). I need to pull down on list for selected article to be removed.
Another oddity: āmark all as readā marks all as read AND returns to list of feeds. I would expect to stay in same feed.
Stupefly - Almost greatness
Beautifully designed and works flawlessly except for the fact that switching out of the app while reading an article causes Reeder to lose track of that article. I am often need to switch out of the app while viewing an item. I return to find that Reeder has marked the item as āreadā and cleared it from the feed. Itās generally too much effort to track the item down again. Fix that and Iām back as a user.
Deniable Plausibility - The best RSS reader just got better
Reeder is hands down my favorite RSS app, and this is another fantastic update to an already amazing app. iCloud syncing works flawlessly, the new design feels fresh, modern and clean, and thereās no *bleeping* subscription, which by itself is enough to make me want to support this app and developer.
Oh, and widgets. š
Happycamper938582 - Great app, but a suggestion!
Awesome app, but it would be cool to be able to add Twitter feeds. There are a few accounts Iād like to specifically follow and I know there are a few ways to get around it. But having that functionality baked right in would be absolutely amazing.
Maclover009 - Quality quality quality
Reeder app continues to dominate in quality, appearance, customization, and features. Happy to continue to support on MacOS and iOS. Appreciate that the app is kept a one time but would be willing to pay monthly as I use it multiple times per day!
Babidoba - Great time saver
Great app, I no longer scroll hacker news and other news sites all day. Now I have them set up as RSS feeds and I scroll through all my feeds in a few minutes 2-3 times a day.
Bought the Mac app too, love that as well!
Vincentmeng@dinsey - iCloud Syncing stopped working
iCloud syncing stopped working on my iPhone few weeks ago and I had to delete and reinstalled the app several times trying to fix the issue, but all efforts have failed. Reeder used to be my favorite news app, and I still using the Mac OS app, but have to look for a new alternative to replace it on my iPhone. Iāve simply lost my patience waiting to have it fixed, maybe will try again when the Reeder 6 come out.
Tim Donner - Slick design, one time fee!
I love that there is a one time fee for use. I sync my Feedly to this and set up a swipe gesture to save to Pocket. I will also explore using the new read it later feature in the app.
This works for me and it works perfectly.
Rusty Shackleford - Great and beautiful but lacks twitter integration
iāve been a Reeder user for years and love the new iCloud syncing and Reader functionality - a lot of services/apps support Twitter feeds now though and I canāt give that up! The Mac app is also a separate purchase.
GLAZEHAZE - Background refresh is working now
But it takes few days to get it working.
Maybe developers should mention this from the very beginning instead of letting people have to dive into the support page.
CaramelBeard - iCloud sync? Done deal!
Iāve been using Reeder since v3 and itās ā hands down ā the best feed reader available on iOS. The ability to sync feeds through iCloud (instead of through a third-party or self-hosted service) just makes it that much better.
TushEmmz - Disappointing!
This is a gorgeous app for reading articles, however the fact that it does not āstillā support push notifications (almost all others do), is strangely disappointing. How is anyone to keep up with latest content without notifications?
Solaret - Keeps marking unread as read
I really like the layout and the UI, but it drives me crazy when unread items at the bottom of my list get marked as read when I try refreshing Unread on iPad.
Sometimes I have older news items that I haven't gotten to yet, and then they just disappear. It's like it's registering a scroll action.
I've read through the other reviews for this app, but none of them share my concerns. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? It's just that I've never had this problem with other feed readers.
Unread: An RSS Reader is much better in this regard, but it's much much more expensive.
11128476594626 - iCloud Sync Finally Fixed
iCloud Sync has finally been fixed! Updated review for the fix. Best RSS reader around. The read later feature is a must have. The design is simple and top notch. Money well spent!
King kontinuum - Long time supporter and fan
Feels like Iāve been using this app for nearly 10 years. I would say ākeep it upā but this app has truly withstood the test of time and has never disappointed. šš½šš½šš½
AWSii - Will be the last version I purchase
Have been a Reeder supporter for years. The app has been on every iPad, iPhone and Mac that Iāve owned. The recent update and lack of support has brought me to the conclusion that I wonāt support the developer going forward. The ability to sync is pretty important for any RSS client, so now that itās broke just makes for a nice icon on my iPhone. Have reached out asking for assistance and no response. On to the next app.
Ccarr537 - Keeps getting better
The paid upgrade from 4 to 5 was well worth it for me. Having iCloud sync track what Iāve read across devices was the feature Iāve been waiting for.
LeonardoJZG - Keeps getting better
Added various usability and setting updates to make the experience better. Best of all I greatly appreciate the developers decision to stay away from the subscription train.
Dudethatdoesnt - Please add subfolders
Would love an option to have folders inside of folders so the initial feed looks a bit cleaner, this will let each folder have subcategories
Alexander 5000 - TEN STARS
I do all my reading of the internet in Reeder! Iām very happy to get an upgrade with iCloud syncing where Iād prefer my data - and support an awesome app. I also picked up the Mac version which has a beautiful Big Sur UI refresh - and so all my stuff stays synced up!
IammikeDOTorg - Built-in cloud sync is busted
Been a Reeder user since the beginning. Upgraded to this version thinking I could do away with my RSS service. Unfortunately, the built in sync has me rereading the same headlines half the time, sometimes 4-5 times. There is also no sync between devices so I need to mark items read on my phone and tablet to get things clean.
Bummed. Shouldnāt have upgraded.
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SITM NS - Still the best RSS reader
Iāve been using Reeder in multiple versions, across iOS, iPadOS, and MacOS, for years. I love the clarity of the user interface, the compatibility with multiple aggregating services, the ability to check my feeds on any platform I currently have in front of me, and its totally robust function. Iād tried many feed readers prior to Reeder, and even a couple since, but nothing is as good as Reeder. Highly recommended.
DiKeert - Thank you
I came here to just say thank you. It is such a breath of fresh air to have an app built in way that I donāt have to care about subscriptions hanging around, some login and passwords into some shady third party service thatāll collect and sell my data. Simply my feeds, simply in my iCloud account, simply on my every device. Thank you so much for your work.
@MichaelQ - Reeder 5 for Five Stars
Have used Reeder off and on since version 1, mostly with my Feedbin RSS account. V5 is a terrific update for both iPhone and iPad. A very mature and polished app that benefits from the developer getting paid for each version. Very thankful he can continue to work on this without turning it into a subscription - though itās one of the apps I use everyday so Iād pay that.
Mattjenb - iCloud RSS client is fantastic
I had been looking for an RSS client that was iCloud based for years and was so happy to find Reeder has it now. Reeder has always been my favourite RSS client and this new version is exactly what I wanted.
A.wang28 - Great potential but Buggy release
(Update 20 October 2020)
The developer Silvio must be commended for being responsive to the feedbacks. I was able to have my issues addressed and voice heard. Would recommend giving this app time to improve.
Beautiful interface as was Reeder 4! Support the developer for the work put in for making the widgets and iOS 14 support
Unfortunately Reeder 5 is too buggy for me to use it for now (18 October 2020)
1. Opening articles from the widget will open them in the default view. The app does not open in Reader view even with the settings
2. The āAllā tab shows unread articles only. So once you read the article, it disappears.
It needs to be fixed before reeder 5 is useable for me. Back to Reeder 4 for now.
Craggles Tas - Good flexible rss/atom news reader
A great news reader for those who still like organising their rss feeds the old fashioned way.
Was having some syncing issues with reader on two devices. Both of which had been updated from earlier versions. Seems to be working better now. If you hate being locked into one news service this is still the best Reader.
Would love a way of filtering out some articles based on keywords in the title. The gaming Site I subscribe to insists on posting Wordle and Querdle answers or hints which I would love to delete automatically from the feed.
Waynekangroo - Filter Finction
I enjoy of using Reeder very much! Thank you for developing a such great product. Since some of the RSS web does not have good filter function. I hope Reeder has a filter function in the future so I can filter some of the RSS result. Filter by keyword, include or exclude some of keywords. OVERALL GREAT APPS!
Bryan Philips - iCloud to manage my feeds!
This is great. Finally no longer need Feedly. It felt like I just purchased v4 but this is totally worth it. Happy to support the developer. Not to mention itās a really great app. Been using it since v1 š
AndrewMelbourne - Custom font bugs
Some custom font bugs are found on iPad and iPhone. Custom fonts are supported for articlesā headline, but those fonts of articlesā content are not updated.
Roscoep1977 - A great RSS reader
Iāve been using Reeder since the first version and the app just gets better and better. Version 5 is no different!
Ecciness - Nice
Been using Reeder for years, I'd be lost if it ever went away
S_mcleod - Great app, but missing modern features
Reeder is a great RSS app, but it's missing some modern features such as the ability to filter feeds to ignore items with matching keywords, deduplication, summarisation etc...
Imbpau - An app - as good as it can get!
Reeder 5 app is the benchmark of:
- Worth every cent!
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Irafih - Amazing app
Please, please add a newspaper/magazine view for articles šš½
Agaruppa - Best rss app
I love this app, only one I need: magazine view and mix channels news there
UltraJoJoe - Unusable
I have Reeder on my iPhone and iPad. The app stopped syncing on my iPhone, tried removing and reinstalling app, now I canāt add my iCloud feed.
Gotta look to some other RSS app that actually works now.
Gjdass - Incredible Automatic Reader mode
Finally a beautiful iOS up-to-date UI for a RSS reader with an amazing automatic reader function !!!
Could we imagine having an automatic reader mode configuration to enable this globally somewhere in the settings ?
Min Liu Wan - Hard to read garbage
Canāt change background to white. Not contrast-y enough to read comfortably with a poorly implemented FORCED Sepia background. Wish I had not purchased it. Donāt you make the same mistake.
Jurie Horneman - Not for me
Iāve tried it so many times but every time I find the UI is just a smidge too clever. I can never figure out how to get a nice reading experience with all the obscure icons hidden everywhere.
Franky_9 - Solid and elegant reeder
My hub for news and learning since many years. Solid upgrade and I am happily paying to support the developer!
2Evan - Superb!
Highly-recommended. RSS forever! The way to go for busy people that actually read articles. Hoping in the future it offers Twitter post integration so we donāt have to directly visit that SM platform ever (time a-wasting).
Kol. Panic - Best. RSS App. Ever.
I've used Reeder on both macOS and iOS since the first versions, and Iāve happily paid for every major upgrade. Now that it has iCloud syncing, it does everything I need without paying for other services.
GeorgeWZ - A solid upgrade
Iāve used Reeder since version 3 on the Mac and on my iPhone. Itās solid, reliable, and beautiful. When I saw version 5 was out it was an instant buy on both platforms and worth every penny.
A. Ponymous - Still broken
The issues that were in version 4 (that I reported to the developer) are still in version 5. Find a better app, I know I will. This time I was fooled itās āshame on meā.
And itās slower. Yay! :(
P.S. I went back to Reeder 3 - itās a delight!
Nlightn - Excellent!
Reeder 5 is really good! The UI is spot on. Reeder has been my go-to RSS reader (for the most part) for a few years now. Reeder 5 is the icing on the cake. Really well done and highly recommended.
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