Developer: Silvio Rizzi
Current Version: 3.0.5
Last Updated: 51 minutes ago
Download Size: 6.5 MB - Download
Reeder 3, a news reader with support for multiple services like
- Feed Wrangler
- Minimal Reader
- The Old Reader
- BazQux Reader
Don't want to use a third-party service? Reeder also supports local/standalone RSS (no sync).
- Customizable shortuts
- Safari Reading List
- QUOTE.fm Read
...and more via sharing extensions.
- Crash on start
- Crash while syncing
Most Helpful Reviews
Best RSS reader - I was really happy to see a new version of Reeder. It is one of the most polished apps I've used. I spend more time in Reeder than in the web browser every day. Syncing through feedly works really seamlessly. The current top review says that Reeder has ads. The reviewer must be confused: there have never been any ads in Reeder itself - only the ads the web sites put in pages and RSS feeds.
don’t buy if you expect any support from the developer - my one star review is a rating of the developer, not the software. i work for a software company. when one of my clients, who is paying us for our software, contacts me to let me know of a critical, functionality breaking issue, i respond to them immediately to let them know we will look into it, even if i don’t know what the issue is at that moment. this is just basic customer service. i recently experienced an issue with Reeder that caused it to suddenly stop synching with Feedly for no apparent reason. seeing as synching with RSS services is the core function of this software, i reached out to the developer to get help fixing it. i contact him on Twitter and via the support email address provided on his website and received no response. there were multiple people on Twitter experiencing the same issue as me, and the developer was not replying to anyone. you would assume that when numerous people (who paid for your software) are telling you that the core functionality of your application is suddenly broken, you would respond. the developer of Reeder apparently doesn’t grasp the concept of customer service. the application itself is a clean, fast RSS reader. some basic features that are part of pretty much every other RSS reader available, like the ability to group feeds into folders, or manual sorting of feeds, are missing. but, for a light user like me, it serves its purpose well.
More Reviews for Current Version
Lots of problems recently - It appears that most articles that link to medium.com crash the app. It has been infuriating to have the app crash while scanning feeds. It takes forever to find where you were in a long RSS feed and requires opening an external browser to read the site. I’d love to see this fixed, it has been an issues the past two releases.
Good, but needs page zooming and ad blocking - First off, even w/ the minimal innovation Reeder is still the leader of the pack. I'm not sure what this says about the competition... My major complaint is having to launch into the browser when the page renders with small fonts on a retina display -- if page zooming/font resizing existed I would rarely need to launch outside of Reeder. Mercury reader is great for the primary link, but sites like HackerNews have a comments link which can't be rendered with it. Ad blocking is the other obvious missing feature. Not sure Apple makes this overly difficult or not. My non-essential-but-would-love features: - a Feedly-like magazine view for the index. - when navigating between feeds, and you finish the group, highlight the next group's feed not the next group with all the feeds
My “Daily Driver” for news and information - It does a job - parsing diverse news feeds and making them easily readable (not an easy job, considering many sites don’t actually want you reading their stuff from an adless feed). It’s a plain interface. It shows you what’s read and what’s not. It saves the articles you want saved. It even uses a service that can help you grab articles from sites that don’t publish the whole text in their feeds. (It will also interface with social/saving services, but that’s secondary to me.) Other readers either try to get too fancy or don’t do those basics properly. That’s why I love Reeder and have paid for it something like 5 times over since version 1. As long as it works for those basics, I’ll gladly pay for future upgrades as well.
Needs fixing - Crashing with regularity, what a shame.
Great App, zero support - This app is great, I use it every day and have done so for years. The developer, though, offers by far the WORST support I have ever encountered from any app on any platform. He’s well-known for completrely ignoring almost every support request that comes in, and has done so for the many years I’ve used his apps. I normally would never support such thoughtless consideration for users, except that I love the app so much. It’s a very odd situation to be in.