What you need to know
- ReadKit has gained new gestures and more in a new update.
- The RSS reader is now on sale for just $2.99.
The impressive RSS reading app ReadKit has a new version 1.1 update out with support for a range of new gestures. Alongside the ability to swipe though RSS entries, users can now also swipe fromm the edge of the screen to jump into web view quickly and easily.
The full list of gestures and new gesture preferences reads:
- Swipe navigation between articles: swipe left and right on the article to navigate back and forth between entries.
- Swipe from the right edge of the article screen to open original in web view.
- Added customizable secondary and supplementary swipe actions for entries in the list.
- Added customizable double tap action for article screen.
Gestures aren't the only addition here, either. Other improvements include support for teh self-hosted Miniflux services as well as the option to hide the article toolbar.
- Added support for self-hosted Miniflux service.
- Added new gestures with preferences (see below).
- Added hide article toolbar option to Reading preferences.
- Added animation options to General preferences.
- Added the number of unread/starred items to the title of entry list.
- Improved synchronization of accounts with background sync setting.
What's more, all of this is now available in the App Store (opens in new tab) for the bargain price of just $2.99. It normally sells for $4 so grab the app now while the going is good!
RSS really is one of the most underrated ways to keep up to speed with news. Reading RSS has never been more fun than on the best iPad you can get your hands on, whether that's an iPad Air or any other iPad for that matter.
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.
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This app will only show you what is in the RSS feed from whatever feed you get. However it will not get “all” the content if it is not in the RSS feed. So I use the iOS app lire: RSS Reader, it will get the content from the feed, if not you can report the issue and from my experience the issue gets fixed. To see the difference in a RSS feed try getting the feeds of: phys.org news feed, archeology.org or livescience.com. The app lire will get the content from those feeds whereas ReadKit does not. Here is a link to the app lire: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lire-rss-reader/id1531976425
It is $9.99 and for me it is worth it if you use RSS feeds.
So for me ReadKit was a waste of $3.
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