RSS desktop/i-device reader

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Jamo12, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Jamo12 macrumors regular


    Mar 23, 2009
    I use a very simple RSS reader on my mac (Vienna). I was searching online and through the iOS app store for a similar application and can't find one. Is there an application that you can just put in your own choice of RSS feeds and read them on your iPod/iPhone? If so, does it have a desktop equivalent that would update automatically as I read stories on either device?

    If there is such an app with a desktop equivalent, I would gladly buy it. If I had the skills to make one I would, but alas I am but a music major and can't code worth beans.

    I wasn't sure where to put this so I am sticking it here.
  2. rKunda macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    Reeder on both Mac and IOS. It uses Google Reader, which is great.
  3. Heb1228 macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I dealt with the same question when I got my iPhone. I had been using Vienna and liked it but knew I'd want to read on my phone as well.

    There's no way to sync Vienna with a reader on your phone, unless things have changed since about a year ago when I was looking into the question.

    Staying synced between the two devices is the catch, and I don't know of a better way to do it than google reader, as mentioned above. You can export your feeds from Vienna and import them into google reader. (This does lose your past tagging and Vienna's search capabilities, but I'm afraid there's no way around it if you want to sync.)

    I use Reeder on my phone and Gruml (free) on my Macbook, both are google reader clients and work well. I haven't used desktop Reeder, but I'm sure its a quality product as well.
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I use NewsRack on both OS X and iOS. It syncs with Google Reader so your feeds will always be the same in both apps.

    As mentioned, Reeder is popular, but the style/design just puts me off for some reason.

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