Reeder 2 for Mac OS X public beta now available

Reeder 2 for Mac OS X

Reeder 2, an RSS reader for Mac, has entered its public beta. Prior to the shutdown of Google Reader, Reeder was one of the more popular RSS apps on the Mac. While Reeder 2 for iOS has been available for awhile now, the Mac app hasn't updated to work with the many alternatives to Google Reader that have emerged since last summer.

That all changes today with the release of the first public beta for Reeder 2 for Mac. Reeder 2 for Mac now supports a number of services. You can add accounts from Feedly, Feedwrangler, Feedbin, and Fever. Additionally, you can add RSS feeds locally, without syncing them with any kind of service. Read-it-later service Readability is also supported.

The design should be familiar to anyone who used the original Reeder, or the latest versions for iOS, particularly on the iPad. In the standard layout, columns on the left hold your feeds, while the right side of the app is devoted to the individual stories. As with the original application, you can choose to view Reeder 2 in a smaller, single-column configuration, with the feed panel sliding over to make room for the story you want to read.

While in beta, Reeder 2 for Mac is free. You can download Public Beta 1 from the Reeder website now.

Source: Reeder 2 for Mac Public Beta

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Reeder 2 for Mac OS X public beta now available


These RSS apps all suffer from the same issue which makes them useless. Subscribe to any Mobile Nations website for example. It will only display the article content before the break (the article content you see on the main page).

Some sites do offer the entire article. You just have to get the right RSS address. The Verge and Anandtech, for example, provide full article (in RSS) at no extra cost. But sites like Ars Technica, you'd have to be a subscriber in order to get the entire article.

In short, it's not the app's fault but rather if you have the right RSS link.

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According to MacUpdate, yes. There is no documentation on the site but I got the NO symbol over the app icon when I downloaded on my Mountain Lion iMac.