Unread 2.4 brings improved widgets and a re-worked interface

Unread RSS Reader on iPad
Unread RSS Reader on iPad (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Unread 2.4 is now available in the App Store.
  • This update improves the Recent Article widget, adds the option to use Unread's context menus in place of iOS 14's, and more.

Unread, already one of the more popular RSS readers around, has a new update out for iPhone and iPad. Version 2.4, the new update builds on previous releases that added things like widgets – a staple of any good app running in a post-iOS 14 world.

Speaking of widgets, Unread 2.4 now lets users limit the articles shown by the Recent Articles widget to a specific folder of RSS feed. That could be huge for anyone who wants a widget that shows nothing more than the iMore feed. Because, really, what else matters?

Alongside an improved widget, Unread 2.4 also now lets users sent articles via Messages right from within Unread. It's a new action and can be enabled in-app without the need to visit the Share Sheet.

Unread Article List On Ipad

Unread Article List On Ipad (Image credit: Golden Hill Software)

Next up, we have two changes that will alter the way Unread looks, although it's possible you won't notice them outright. I'll let developer John Brayton explain.

  • Context menus can now either be system context menus or Unread's custom menus. Unread's custom menus are faster to operate and have larger touch targets.
  • The update incorporates significant layout and margin improvements.

All of this is available as a free update for existing Unread users. Everyone else can download Unread from the App Store now.

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.