Reeder 5 sneaks into the App Store with iOS 14 widgets, iCloud sync, more

Reeder App Store Screen Shots
Reeder App Store Screen Shots (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Reeder 5 has been released for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
  • It brings new features like the ability to mark items as read when scrolling, a new interface, and more.
  • Users can now sync their RSS feeds via iCloud as well.

Reeder is my go-to RSS app of choice and it received an update over the weekend that largely went under the radar. Reeder 5 is a new app rather than an update to the existing one which might be the reason it passed many by. But now you know it's here and have no excuse not to pick it up.

Reeder 5 is built on the already excellent Reeder that's been out for a while now. That doesn't mean that the changes aren't big, because they are. But it should at least mean that you feel right at home in the new app.

The headline change is support for iCloud feed syncing. That removes the need to use Feedly or any of the other syncing services that people use.

Sync all your feeds and articles with iCloud. Reeder 5 comes with a built-in RSS/Feeds service which will keep everything in sync on all your devices. Of course, this is optional. You can still just use one of the many third-party services supported by Reeder or just RSS (without sync).

Reeder 5 Screenshots

Reeder 5 Screenshots (Image credit: iMore)

Beyond that we now have tags in the built-in read later service, not to mention new widgets that put all of your feeds on your Home screen for easy access.

Those with long reading lists will enjoy the new option to have items be marked as read when scrolled past.

All of this is available now for $9.99 on Mac and $4.99 for the iPhone and iPad app.

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.