Headlines 2 is a completely new version of the popular RSS reader for iPhone and iPad

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What you need to know

  • Headlines 2 is a completely new version of an already great RSS reader.
  • Users can look forward to a new design, improved widgets, and more.

Headlines was already one of my go-to RSS readers – there are a few! – but a new version 2 update has cemented its place on my Home screen. It's been available for a couple of days now, and Headlines 2 is looking pretty sweet.

Available for download from the App Store, Headlines 2 is a completely new app with a brand new design and improvements like in-app article browsing for the first time. That alone makes Headlines feel more fleshed out than previous releases, but it goes beyond that with a new design ensuring the app looks better than ever.

On top of that, we have the ability to manage smart groups, feeds, and tags from the brand new Headlines home screen and interface improvement specific to the iPad version of the app. It wouldn't be an app update without "bug fixes and memory management improvements," so they're thrown into the mix as well.

You can download Headlines from the App Store now. It's free with an optional in-app purchase system unlocking additional features including unlimited feeds, tags, alternate icons, mute filters, and more.

I consider Headlines to be one of the best iPhone RSS reader apps around and this update isn't going to hurt that belief one bit. Existing features like iCloud sync and dark mode already made Headlines a great option for anyone who enjoys reading their RSS feeds – version 2 is just more of the same, but better!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.