Looking for RSS Reader that downloads full articles for Offline reading

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Gmas, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. Gmas macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2010
    So basically I'm looking for an RSS reader for iPhone that I can sync when I have wifi/cell signal and have access to the full articles when I'm on the train with no signal.

    As of right now, it seems that depending on the site/feed, sometimes the whole article is cached and other times it's just an abstract and you need to click through....which obviously isn't possible when I don't have service. I understand that this is due more to the site than the RSS Reader, but are there any apps out that can pull the entire articles? Or any other solutions or ways around this?

    Thanks for any help on this.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I don't know of an iOS RSS app that will do this, because of the article abstract issue you mentioned. But there is a solution I believe will do exactly what you want.

    Sign up for a free Pocket account then install the Pocket iOS app.

    The use the free service IFTT (if this then that) with this "recipe" too send everything from an RSS feed to your Pocket account. Pocket pulls down the full article.

    Then all you need to do each morning before leaving home is start the Pocket iOS app and it will download all the articles stored in your Pocket account by the IFTT RSS sync. The Pocket app stores the full article, so you will be able to read them without network access.
  3. alexchan1 macrumors newbie


    Oct 16, 2015
    Seattle, Washington
    So Free RSS Reader downloads and stores the entire RSS feed for offline usage, until you delete it. It also keeps the articles that are no longer included in the online feed upon refreshing. Still, it doesn't download the articles that are linked in the feed (which sounds like what you want??). That makes it great when the entire article is included in the feed (e.g. Business Insider), but less amazing where the feed just gets you snippets (e.g. TechCrunch).
  4. Farsider macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2014
    London, UK
    Newsify does this (downloads the full article for offline use).....and its the best darn RSS reader I've ever used to boot.

    Very configurable and the best out there IMO.
  5. a7thton macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2015
    An alternative to Pocket would be Instapaper. They both basically do the same thing, but you might like one UI better than the other.

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