Reeder for iPhone now free, will soon update to support Google Reader alternatives

Reeder for iPhone now free, will soon update to support Google Reader alternatives

Reeder for iPhone is now free, while awaiting an imminent update that will bring support for RSS services to replace Google Reader before it shuts down on July 1. Major updates are also coming to the Mac and iPad versions. However, according to a post on the Reeder blog, these new apps for Mac and iPad will still be in development after July 1. So the current apps will be discontinued from the App Store after that date.

Unfortunately, it's not that easy to add other services to the current versions of these apps. It's probably best to use my time to work on the new versions, to get these out as soon as possible. This means that I'll remove the current versions of these apps from the App Store on July 1st, as they only work with Google Reader.

The iPhone app will also receive this major update eventually, but it won't be pulled in the meantime because the update has already been submitted to Apple. When it arrives, version 3.2 will add support for Feedly and Feed Wrangler. Aside from Google Reader, Reeder for iPhone currently supports Feedbin and Fever, as well as standalone RSS without any syncing.

When Google announced that they would be shutting down Google Reader on July 1, many users worried about the future of RSS. Fortunately, developers stepped up to create a new group of apps and services that will serve news junkies well long after Google Reader rides off into the sunset.

Have you found a replacement for Google Reader yet? Time is fast running out, so let us know down below in the comments!

Source: Reeder

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Reeder for iPhone now free, will soon update to support Google Reader alternatives


I am wondering if Voiceover is implemented in this new news reader app, so that people who are blind or vision-impaired can take full advantage of it?

The frustrating thing for me is that I have checked out all replacement options, Feedly, Feedbin etc, but none of them support IE at all!! I have to confess that Google Reader was 98% used at work when I had any downtime and all I have (and can only use) currently is IE8. I have had reeder for years on my Iphone and Ipad, and will go in whatever direction that app goes in. So, currently the winner for me is Feedbin at 2.00 a month with possible IE compatibility down the road......