Unread: RSS Reader Adds Support for Slider Over and Split View on iPad

Unread is one of the finest and most elegant RSS readers available for iOS out there. It’s journey originally began with Jared Sinclair, but later moved to Supertop (makers of the podcast app Castro), and was recently acquired by Golden Hill Software. It features a minimal UI that focuses heavily on impeccable typography and offers a delightful experience of consuming your feeds.

Today, Unread has been updated to Version 1.8 that introduces support for the Slide Over and Split View modes on iPad. There are also some improvements to the readability view and hardware compatibility improvements included in this release. This is a Free Update to all existing users.

Unread is available as a Universal app for Free on the App Store, with a $7.99 IAP to unlock all the features of the app.




Feedbin Improves the Subscribe Flow for New Feeds

Feedbin has been my personal favorite choice of feed aggregation services after the death of Google Reader back in 2013. Although several other services have cropped up since then, some even free, the simplicity and elegance of Feedbin has me hooked to it. While I use Feedbin primarily as a feed syncing service between my Macs and iOS devices, and I’m sure most others do too, I do at times hop onto the Feedbin website to use the web interface. I love how Ben continues to improve various aspects of the web version of the service, including some minor things.

In an update earlier today on the Feedbin blog, Ben announced a minor but fantastic change to the new feed subscription workflow. The previous method was cumbersome and required too many clicks and this new method makes things so much easier now.

Here’s a GIF of it in action.


ReadKit 2.5 Introduces a New Design, Touch Bar Support for New MacBook Pros and other improvements

ReadKit for Mac has been my choice of RSS app for over 3 years now and I spend several hours in a day reading through the content it brings to me via FeedBin and Instapaper/Pocket. However, the app’s development had somewhat stagnated in 2016 with lack of updates and bug fix releases, so much so that I was looking for a replacement. Thankfully, the developer has been working on a substantial update over the last few months and version 2.5 of the app is now ready for the Mac App Store.

ReadKit 2.5 introduces a new design, a new theme and a host of other improvements to the app. The app now sports a unified toolbar instead of the two toolbars at the top and bottom in the previous versions. I like that the Search field has been moved to the top now. This update also introduces support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pros and adds a new “Black” theme to the app. I do wish there was a way to customize or add your own themes though.

ReadKit 2.5 is a Free Update to existing users and the app is available for $9.99 on the Mac App Store.


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