Once upon a time, this app was 5 stars...
By 8 bit snow
But then the dev stopped updating it, and issue creep set in. Just had to have my iPhone replace and can’t figure out how to add back my multiple feedly accounts. I keep trying to update password, but it tells me the one that successfully logged in is already logged in. Ugh. So irritating.
To the dev, I say, if you need more money, I’ll be happy to drop it if you put out version 4! I’ve enjoyed using your apps over the years and thank you for your efforts and updates. I’m also an iOS dev. And I get that things happen. New job or family additions. It’s all good, but if you no longer plan to support this app. I/we need to know so can commit to another app going forward.
Meanwhile, for those of you looking for a replacement... Fiery Feeds seems promising!
Excellent RSS reader
Still going strong. Some minor improvements would be nice (such as expiring old unread items from certain noisy feeds) but overall this is one of my most used apps.
I have been using Reeder for years, and in the past I would have considered it a 5 star app, but it is rarely updated by its author, and the current version has some display problems on my 12” iPad Pro. It also is frustrating that while Apple has iCloud for syncing across platforms, Reeder requires that you use a 3rd party service that can cost $19-$60 per year. I would much rather trust Apple with my data than some 3rd party startup that not only will charge me, but will also likely have less respect for my privacy.
Dev's gone AWOL
And it shows. Sad.
The past is the past
Used to be the best app on my phone. Now it’s borderline unusable. Crashes every time I use it. Not sure how the mighty have fallen so hard.
Pretty much abandoned
Great app design but the developer has seemingly abandoned the app. Would not recommend purchasing the app at this time. Adding an article to Reading List causes the app to crash on a regular basis.
No support. No instructions. Useless. Avoid!
For an expensive app like this whose desktop version works well, I expected functionality and support. I found neither. Avoid this app!
Depressing to use
By Tech guy/SF
The color scheme is so low contrast (light gray on medium gray) that titles and descriptions are needlessly hard to read. Every time I open the app, I’m struck by how depressing the UI is. There are nice animations and all, but the app is unpleasant to use. I keep going back to my previous RSS reader because the browsing and reading experience is so much better.
The perfect RSS app
I’ve been subscribing to RSS feeds for over a decade and have used quite a few apps over the years. I’ve found that everyone wants different things when it comes to an RSS reader, so it’s not always best to recommend the same one to everyone. Reeder is, to me, the best RSS reading application that I’ve ever used.
In certain ways it is delightful. It has a good selection of fonts, plenty of customization for line height and width, an enormous selection of third party service integrations, and endless customization with regard to how many articles are saved, what gets cached, what third party services get displayed when you click the share button, and settings for many other little attributes of the application.
In other ways, it’s perfectly transparent. It’s lightning fast, the organization model is sensible and intuitive, the gestures are customizable and natural, and the UI allows you to focus purely on the content.
The fact that it has a Mac app as well is a major positive for anyone that reads from their computer. Everything gets synchronized between the applications and it makes it super easy to just pick up reading on whatever device you want to read from at that moment.
Reeder is probably for you if:
- You’re not interested in an algorithm determining what things you would be interested in because you already did that with your own brain when you added the RSS feed url to the app
- You’re not interested in an algorithm pushing certain stories to the top of the list because you just want to go through a chronological list of articles and decide what you want to read yourself.
- You follow a large quantity of feeds or have a lot of articles per day (Reeder is still excellent with smaller lists, but it does excel with high volumes of content where other apps fail)
- You like to be able to choose between serif or sans-serif fonts and customize line height and text size
- You use third party services for saving articles
- You just want something that is the best possible version of an RSS READER. Not some weird service that fills up your page with non-chronological, algorithmically sorted blocks of giant pictures with no text, that you then have to click on to see anything of use.
I have tried Unread as well but it lacks in customization, makes weird decisions with themes and fonts, and has a tendency to be slow in weird ways (like long transitions and seemingly long amounts of time between a tap and the associated event occurring).
bad customer support and barely no space for customization
I’m always careful to give a negative review because I know how important a review means for indie iOS developers...
Sorry, no, not this time. I’ve heard that reeder is a prestigious and great app, in the domain of rss reader. But it just turns out to be a totally disappointment.
You have to follow the design choice of the developer, there’re some options that you can tweak in setting page, but that’s even far from the minimum. If you are not satisfied with some UX logic? Most likely you’ll have to get used to it(with some bugs that appear randomly).
What’s worse, developer never replies your email!
Hence 2 stars, I’m not giving 1 star because, well, at least it’s a working app.