What you need to know
- ReadKit is an iPhone and iPad app for reading your RSS feeds.
The App Store isn't short of RSS readers but I'm a sucker for a new one. So when developer Balazs Varkonyi reached out and asked if I wanted to check out ReadKit, I couldn't say no. I'm glad I didn't, because it's a pretty cool alternative to some of the big names you might already be using.
If the ReadKit name rings a bell it might be because the app is already popular on Mac – it's been around for about eight years! But now there's an iPhone and iPad app as well.
Like all good RSS readers, ReadKit handles feeds from the likes of Feedly, Fever, Inoreader, Feedbin, and many more. But it also supports Instapaper, Pocket, Wallabag, and Pinboard for read later services as well. That makes ReadKit your one-stop shop for reading content which is pretty great for those who are trying to cut down on the hundreds of apps they have installed.
Among others, notable ReadKit features include:
- All your reading in one place, multiple account support.
- Sync with all major RSS aggregator and read later provider or use it with built-in RSS engine.
- Feed and folder management for RSS services.
- Folder and tag management for Instapaper, Pocket, Wallabag and Pinboard.
- Offline reading and image caching.
- Background syncing.
- Built-in reader mode to extract full content of articles.
I'm told that this is just the start as well, with ReadKit's developer working on "a lot of new features" for future releases.
You can download ReadKit from the App Store right now – it's priced at a very reasonable $3.99.
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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.