If you abandoned Reeder after the demise of Google Reader, it's now time to come back and check out the latest version of the iOS app. Released on September 12, the popular news-reading app is now a universal app with support for Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler, Fever and Readability. Basically, this latest release takes the syncing features that were available in the iPhone version and brings them to the iPad.
Reeder was one of the top news-reading apps for your iPhone, iPad and Mac, but the shut down of Google Reader cut the app off at its knees. The app used Google Reader as its core syncing service, and developer Silvio Rizzi couldn't move all three apps onto another news-reading platform in time for the July 1 deadline.
Knowing that he would likely lose customers, he made the costly decision to focus on quality and not quantity. He updated his iPhone version first and put the iPad and Mac version on the back burner. He's been working on the iPad version over the past few months and that work is culminated in this Reeder 2.0 release. The Mac version of Reeder is still under development with a public beta expected this fall.
I give Rizzi a lot of credit for choosing to take his time with Reeder and not sacrifice quality by pushing the apps out quickly. The new Reeder 2.0 app is available in the iOS App Store for US$4.99.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
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