The 3.0 version of our favorite RSS reader, “Reeder”, has hit the app store late yesterday, bringing with it a new icon and several new features. Among them, support for another RSS-style service, Fever, and better Readability functionality are built-in. The UI has been touched up and performance navigating hundreds of feeds is faster than ever.
A few of our favorite UI tweaks:
- In the full-article view; an accordion-style animation that is displayed when swiping all the way to the bottom or top of an article. The animation and action will then advance you to the next (or previous) article in that site’s feed.
- A very close second is the two-finger swipe up/down gesture in the list view of a feed. Using two fingers, swiping up will reveal another accordion style action and a feature that marks all articles above the accordion fold as read. Similarly, swiping down with two fingers will make all articles below the accordion fold as read. These little touches really make Reeder 3.0 stand out in our opinion.
- Finally, the sharing menu within the article view has been redesigned to be quicker and sleeker. Bonus: It’s also contextual – tapping on a link within an article brings up its own sharing menu.
Reeder 3.0 solidifies Reeder’s dominance in the iOS RSS app field. While there are other flashier, more feature filled apps, we find Reeder’s blend of simple styling, features that matter and super fast navigation prime reasons for keeping it around. The best just got better. Check out the screenshots below and let us know what you think!