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MacRumors
Sep 12, 2013, 08:26 AM
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Popular RSS feed viewer Reeder has launched Reeder 2 (http://reederapp.com/ios/) for iOS devices, marking the return of the service to the App Store since it went without major updates (http://reederapp.com/reader/) following the shutdown (http://www.google.com/reader/about/) of Google Reader this past July. The new app sports a revamped design and is compatible with numerous RSS services such as Feedly and Readability, as well as sharing services such as Instapaper, Facebook, and App.net. Gesture-based navigation and view modes with filters are also included within the app's settings.

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Reeder is a RSS reader and client for Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler, Fever, and Readability.

- Feedbin syncing
- Feedly syncing
- Feed Wrangler syncing
- Fever syncing
- Readability syncing
- Local/standalone RSS (no sync)
- Support for multiple accounts

Sharing services:
- QUOTE.fm (recommend and read later)
- Buffer
- Readability
- Instapaper
- Pocket
- Evernote
- Pinboard
- Zootool
- Delicious
- App.net
- Twitter
- Facebook
- Messages
- MailReeder 2 (http://www.appshopper.com/news/reeder-2) is $4.99 for the iPhone and iPad and is available now in the App Store. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id697846300)]

Article Link: Redesigned RSS Feed Viewer 'Reeder 2' Launches for iOS Devices (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/12/redesigned-rss-feed-viewer-reeder-2-launches-for-ios-devices/)



Michaelgtrusa
Sep 12, 2013, 08:27 AM
The Mac version soon I hope. Looks good.

egoistaxx9
Sep 12, 2013, 08:27 AM
nice, but feedly is by far the best RSS reader i've ever seen.

brnmbrns
Sep 12, 2013, 08:35 AM
I don't really see how this is any different than the latest Reeder 1. Don't get me wrong, I used Reeder every hour of every day for the past couple years, but this doesn't seem like it warrants a full price tag for what appears to be just a new coat of paint.

ValSalva
Sep 12, 2013, 08:36 AM
Good to see. I almost thought Reeder 2 was never going to see the light of day. I've been using Mr. Reeder which I've gotten pretty used to on the iPad.

Hopefully a Mac version will be available soon. I've been using Feedbin inside of a Fluid created 'app'.

okrelayer
Sep 12, 2013, 08:40 AM
Love reeder. iPhone app is wonderful. However, Mr. Reader is now the iPad king. Love the viewing options for each feed!

daneoni
Sep 12, 2013, 08:42 AM
Don't feel like paying for this again. Will move to Feedly on iPhone and Mr Reader on iPad.

strabes
Sep 12, 2013, 08:49 AM
Kind of lame to charge for an app update especially when the original was $5 if I recall correctly. I use the original every day and I guess I'll stick to it since it does support freely now.

Bathplug
Sep 12, 2013, 09:02 AM
Why did he just discontinue reeder for ipad and remove it from the app store? He updated the iphone version with feedly etc but not the ipad version and releases reeder 2.0 instead which is hardly a redesign or worthy of another purchase. I'm not paying again. I'll continue using the old reeder for iphone and move to mr reader for ipad which looks a lot better.

pinchies
Sep 12, 2013, 09:09 AM
Ok, so what's new? What are existing users getting? To charge $5 just for iOS7 support is a bit rich! Not impressed!

furi0usbee
Sep 12, 2013, 09:11 AM
My favorite reader. I don't mind paying $5 for the new version. I use Feedly to sync my RSS feeds, but I don't use the Feedly app. Been using Reeder since forever and it does everything I want it to do.

Paying $5.00 every few years isn't a big deal for me. I can now add new feeds to Feedly through Reeder, so that's worth it right there. Like the new look as well.

Bryan

KikoPT
Sep 12, 2013, 09:14 AM
Didn't really expected to pay for refactored sync + paint job.

I've been a happy user of Reeder for iPhone, iPad and OSX, but having this price and not really anything new .... not mentioning the time i've waited for this ... i'm considering alternatives as of now!

Can anyone recommend something (meaning app names) for iOS and Mac? I prefer to read things on an App, instead of a WebApp.

Nikcomp
Sep 12, 2013, 09:16 AM
The cost should have been 1.99. The update really is just pulling out the bugs of the old reader particularly when working with Feedly and a more IOS 7 like look. Its a great reader but I am not sure 4.99 was a fair price to those of us who owned the previous. If you don't own Reader then get this, its the best for RSS

Farplaner
Sep 12, 2013, 09:19 AM
Gladly paid for the new version. I don't mind paying $5 to support the developer since I use it many times a day! Nothing even comes close to it, imo.

Small White Car
Sep 12, 2013, 09:20 AM
Funny that there's such a high correlation between "it's too expensive" and "I use this app all the time" in posts.

So there's not much changed? This means I'm now paying this company $10 over time instead of the original $5? For an app I literally use more than anything else on my phone?

That's fine by me.

wolfpackfan
Sep 12, 2013, 09:22 AM
I've already paid for this app once, not going to pay again. Will just continue to use Feedly. It gets the job done.

kevinpdoyle
Sep 12, 2013, 09:28 AM
Why did he just discontinue reeder for ipad and remove it from the app store? He updated the iphone version with feedly etc but not the ipad version and releases reeder 2.0 instead which is hardly a redesign or worthy of another purchase. I'm not paying again. I'll continue using the old reeder for iphone and move to mr reader for ipad which looks a lot better.

Reeder 2 is now a Universal App so I hardly see a reason why he would update 2 separate versions of the app when he has combined it into one streamlined app.

Funny that there's such a high correlation between "it's too expensive" and "I use this app all the time" in posts.

So there's not much changed? This means I'm now paying this company $10 over time instead of the original $5? For an app I literally use more than anything else on my phone?

That's fine by me.

Exactly. I like how people feel entitled to an app an its support for indefinite period of time simply because they paid a small amount of money years ago. I will gladly pay an extra $5 for a improved look and snappier response for an app i use daily. The guy makes a great product he deserves my money.

Bathplug
Sep 12, 2013, 09:33 AM
Reeder 2 is now a Universal App so I hardly see a reason why he would update 2 separate versions of the app when he has combined it into one streamlined app.

well whats the point in updating the iphone version then if he was going to release reeder 2? He could've just added feedly to reeder for ipad because people bought it and would've still used it.

furi0usbee
Sep 12, 2013, 09:34 AM
I find it funny that many people on here who complain about a "race to the bottom" for pricing are now huffing and puffing when it comes time to their your money where their mouth is. $5.00 for a quality app I open on my phone probably 20+ times a day.... that's what, a coffee and a donut's worth of money?

Would $1.99 or FREE better than spending money. Of course. But if the dev thinks he needs $5 a pop to keep the app up and running for the future, then so be it. You are free to switch, but if $5.00 is the reason making you switch, then I would seriously sit down and think that through. How many pennies do you toss in a year? Stop doing that and buy the damn app!

Bryan

pmz
Sep 12, 2013, 09:38 AM
Why do people like Feedly? I couldn't be more disappointed with it, possibly the worst UI I've ever seen for RSS.

BD1
Sep 12, 2013, 09:50 AM
For iPhone, I use Newsify. I was a longtime Reeder user for iPhone and Mac. On the iPhone, I like Newsify much better than Reeder. It has a lot of preferences to customize the user experience, including the slide to right from left to go back which will be very common in iOS 7 apps.

I have also been very disappointed in Reeder's lack of support. Support emails never get answered and there was not support when google reader was shutdown.

On my Mac, I actually like Feedly a lot, especially the ability of have a different views by feed. So photo intensive feeds can have a more magazine or card view and news feeds can have the typical news view. But the Feedly iPhone app needs a lot of work to improve it.

So if you are still looking for an iPhone RSS app check out Newsify. It is free to try and $.99 to opt out of ads.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/newsify-your-rss-news-blog/id510153374?mt=8

bubba451
Sep 12, 2013, 10:08 AM
Funny that there's such a high correlation between "it's too expensive" and "I use this app all the time" in posts.

So there's not much changed? This means I'm now paying this company $10 over time instead of the original $5? For an app I literally use more than anything else on my phone?

That's fine by me.

Thank you. Couldn't agree more.

Dave-Z
Sep 12, 2013, 10:23 AM
It's a good app and worth more than $5. I bought it since I use it throughout the day, everyday. I'm not sure why people complain about apps being so expensive. I last paid for Reeder years ago and considering the frequency with which I use it, it's cheap. I've paid more at Starbucks and their products and service are considerably more inconsistent and overpriced.

However, support is limited and I do find I like some of the view options Mr. Reader provides. I'm going to give it a try for a few days to see if I like it best.

cambookpro
Sep 12, 2013, 10:26 AM
I use Reeder dozens and dozens of times a day - it was an instant buy after I saw v2 had been released. Didn't even wait for reviews to come in, I knew it was going to be great.

Don't mind paying 2.99 for an app that now looks much more suited to iOS 7 and with the ability to add feeds for Feedly. Also, it's universal.

I'll happily pay 4.99 or whatever it will cost for Reeder 2 on the Mac - for me, it's simply an indespensible app.

iRock1
Sep 12, 2013, 10:57 AM
Am I the only one who thinks that version 1 was far superior in terms of design? That whitish tone of version 2 and now version 3 I never got used to it.

kevinpdoyle
Sep 12, 2013, 11:30 AM
well whats the point in updating the iphone version then if he was going to release reeder 2? He could've just added feedly to reeder for ipad because people bought it and would've still used it.

I may be mistaken but I do believe he explained his reasoning on Twitter. The Reeder 1 revision for iphone was a stop gap measure between google reader shutting down and the release of reeder 2. He did not do it for the iPad because he would have had to substantially rewrite the app and it was best just to wait for the universal Reeder 2 to be released.

sparky1499
Sep 12, 2013, 11:40 AM
So after shelling out for the iPhone, iPad AND Mac version I'm expected to pay for it again just for being able to use Feedly instead of Google Reader!

I don't think so.

Newsify has been a much better alternative since July...

Bah humbug!

malnar
Sep 12, 2013, 12:00 PM
Don't feel like paying for this again. Will move to Feedly on iPhone and Mr Reader on iPad.
You do know that Mr. Reader costs $3.99, right? Reeder 2 is a universal app for $1 more. I've been using Mr. Reader for a long time, but I'm switching to Reeder 2 because it seems to be a much nicer app, and now I have a unified RSS experience across the two devices I use the most. (And Feedly on iPhone is clunky as hell.)

KikoPT
Sep 12, 2013, 12:11 PM
I again say that being a previous buyer and user of the iPhone, iPad and OSX versions i feel somewhat disappointed for this price choice.

For now, i'm continuing with the free Feedly versions and I'm waiting until the OSX version (and it's price) to make a decision.

ReadKit on the OSX looks very attractive now ...

pickaxe
Sep 12, 2013, 12:38 PM
Bought it again, but only half-heartedly. Reeder is very well-designed as an actual mobile RSS reader. I haven't seen anything as efficient as Reeder in any mobile platform. The new design looks GREAT, I'll give it that - been a while since I've seen such a nicely done GUI.

I don't think charging 5 bucks for this update is a good idea. My opinion is that the developer is very skilled and the app is very well put-together (reminds me of the developer of PowerAmp for Android) so it is clearly worth it. Other people won't see it this way.

rmbpuser
Sep 12, 2013, 02:23 PM
i got it as-well because i loves reeder 1 and the interface really is neat.

though i tried newsify today too and i think newsify is better at doing what these 2 apps are meant to do - browse through rss as fast as possible and sift the best stories (newsify really takes full use of the screens real estate also images help a lot).

that said im going to keep using reeder 2 cuz i already bought it plus the experience is more enjoyable but for hardcore rss readers that really need to keep up to date with their feeds, i can see where it can fall short

FightTheFuture
Sep 12, 2013, 04:04 PM
Why do people like Feedly? I couldn't be more disappointed with it, possibly the worst UI I've ever seen for RSS.

Feedly's apps are just as bad as their site. I hate using the iPhone app and the iPad app either struggles to load my feeds or won't open at all. Don't get me wrong, Google Reader wasn't a beauty queen either. But at least we have Reeder as a front end.

Now get the OSX version out and I'll be as happy as a clam :D

QuarterSwede
Sep 12, 2013, 04:34 PM
Funny that there's such a high correlation between "it's too expensive" and "I use this app all the time" in posts.

So there's not much changed? This means I'm now paying this company $10 over time instead of the original $5? For an app I literally use more than anything else on my phone?

That's fine by me.
Exactly.

Also, everyone keeps saying it's just a UI refresh. Anyone who has actually used the app will know there's a lot more to it than that. For one it's fast as hell. He must have rewritten quite a bit of it. I'm very happy paying this dev for another fantastic version.

gpcovenant
Sep 12, 2013, 10:58 PM
The issue is not that the developer wants to change for an update, i support them making money and reeder is a well done app. it's that he has not fixed version 1, and instead is forcing people to upgrade, with the justification that it will take too much time.

If I want to upgrade I will do so because I believe the upgrade is worth the money to me just as I thought the original app was worth my money. Now I do not have that choice because the product i paid for is broken. So i will exercise the only option available to me and refuse to support a developer that uses such practices.

ncsmith4
Sep 13, 2013, 03:06 AM
Is there no way to use the new app in landscape? I can't even get VIDEOS to go landscape so I'm stuck watching them portrait. :(

WJKramer
Sep 13, 2013, 07:46 AM
Give the developer $5 you cheap bastards.

Botts85
Sep 13, 2013, 08:36 AM
Good to see. I almost thought Reeder 2 was never going to see the light of day. I've been using Mr. Reeder which I've gotten pretty used to on the iPad.

Hopefully a Mac version will be available soon. I've been using Feedbin inside of a Fluid created 'app'.

Have you tried Readkit?

ValSalva
Sep 13, 2013, 11:37 AM
Have you tried Readkit?

The Mac I am using Fluid/Feedbin on is running Lion :eek: Readkit is Mountain Lion only. From what I've heard Readkit is rapidly improving. If Mavericks is out before Reeder 2 on the Mac that's what I'll move to.

QuarterSwede
Sep 14, 2013, 04:49 PM
Is there no way to use the new app in landscape? I can't even get VIDEOS to go landscape so I'm stuck watching them portrait. :(
Yeah, there was the same problem with one of his last versions when it came out so I'd imagine he just forgets to implement and test for that. Let him know to fix it as I did.

ncsmith4
Sep 15, 2013, 05:09 AM
Yeah, there was the same problem with one of his last versions when it came out so I'd imagine he just forgets to implement and test for that. Let him know to fix it as I did.

I emailed. I love the app but the customer response is a little lacking. Hopefully he pushes out Reeder 2.1 soon.

QuarterSwede
Sep 15, 2013, 08:52 PM
I emailed. I love the app but the customer response is a little lacking. Hopefully he pushes out Reeder 2.1 soon.
As far as I know it's a one man dev. There is no way he could code and respond to everyone. He responds decently on Twitter from time to time. He could definitely use a social manager though. Maybe he'll be able to afford one at some point.

pickaxe
Sep 16, 2013, 01:56 AM
ReadKit is ridiculously slow at refreshing feeds. Try Caffeinated.

Weaselboy
Sep 16, 2013, 06:51 AM
ReadKit is ridiculously slow at refreshing feeds. Try Caffeinated.

I don't find ReadKit slow refreshing at all with 70 RSS feeds syncing through Feedly. I just did an informal test and it took about four seconds to refresh all 70 feeds. Are seeing longer sync time than me? Is your Internet connection working properly?

Caffeinated is now a stand alone app with no sync of any kind, so is not an option for many of us.

koen
Sep 16, 2013, 08:23 AM
People still use RSS ?

Weaselboy
Sep 16, 2013, 08:48 AM
People still use RSS ?

Have you found a better way to follow the news on, in my case, 70 different web sites?

ncsmith4
Sep 16, 2013, 06:53 PM
Got a reply back from Silvio...

Hi,
Yes, this is missing in Reeder 2. It's a bit more complicated since Reeder now has a completely custom UI. But the plan is to bring this back for video at least.
Best,
Silvio

Im a little confused since it's a universal app and the iPad version DOES do landscape. But here's hoping the app gets a timely update.

sk1wbw
Sep 17, 2013, 06:14 AM
Okay, so I bought it. Even thought the dev is douchebag and arrogant, I decided to see what the fuss was about. So for, I ain't impressed. If you don't do anything like Feedly, etc, you can use it as a standalone RSS reader.

But.

There's no way to IMPORT your xml/opml list anywhere INTO the app. There's and export only function. Uhhh, am I missing something here?

Botts85
Sep 20, 2013, 02:21 AM
ReadKit is ridiculously slow at refreshing feeds. Try Caffeinated.

ReadKit lets you pick your refresh intervals. Just set the delay faster!

mattspace
Dec 18, 2013, 02:18 AM
There's no way to IMPORT your xml/opml list anywhere INTO the app. There's and export only function. Uhhh, am I missing something here?

Probably a bit old news, but having come across this thread as one of the top google hits for "import feed list into reeder 2" I figured there'd be other people like me, frustrated at no obvious way to import an OPML via iTunes the way the old version did.

The solution was to use dropbox - upload your OPML (in my case from Vienna on a mac) file to dropbox, then open Dropbox on the iPad, select the OPML and "open in" Reeder. From there, all fine.

Now if only there was a simple way to self-host the syncing of the read / unread preferences. Hell I've got a standalone wordpress install, surely someone could make a plugin that allows RSS readers to sync their read / unread lists with it? [rant over]