Reeder for iOS gets background refresh and interface tweaks

Popular news-reading client Reeder 2 got a healthy update for iPhone and iPad today. The most notable addition is background refresh, so the latest stories will always be there waiting for you without having to pull them in once the app launches. Reeder will also kick into gear when external apps refer to an RSS feed, which is a nice touch for those that are regularly adding new sites to their collection. A smattering of other tweaks are also in Reeder 2.2, like a loading progress indicator for the in-app browser. disabling favicons from showing on the subscriptions list, and a few navigational improvements.

As always, Reeder brings all of your favorite sites into one spot to catch up. RSS feeds can be added from all over, including their built-in search engine and catalog. Multiple accounts can be tied in, including Readability and Feedly, and articles can be shared out through a wide range of popular services like Pocket, Buffer, Facebook, and Twitter. Various themes keep legibility high, not to mention suit your personal style.

How do you catch the news on your iPhone or iPad? Are traditional RSS clients like Reeder the best way to catch up, or does something with a bit more flash, like Flipboard, suit your tastes?

Simon Sage

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