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iOS RSS app Reeder is going free on Mac and iPad while it gets some updates. The app will live on after Google Reader dies, creator Silvio Rizzi says.

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Reeder, a popular RSS reading app for iOS, relies on Google Reader for its backend. But the service will continue after Google Reader shutters on July 1, Reeder creator Silvio Rizzi said Monday. Reeder’s iPhone app is $2.99, and Rizzi is making the Mac and iPad apps free for now, down from $4.99.

The iPhone app is remaining paid because it already supports services other than Google Reader, Rizzi wrote: “I’m currently working on integrating Feedbin and adding support for standalone/local RSS (still experimental). You’ll get these features with the next update (3.1) which should be ready soon. That’s just the beginning, the plan is to add more services you can choose from in the next weeks and months.”

The Mac and iPad apps don’t support other RSS services yet, so they’ll be free until they get an update and “add all the features of the iPhone version, including all sharing and syncing services.”

I use Reeder to read RSS feeds on my iPad, and I recommend checking it out.

Reeder isn’t the only RSS service making changes: Feedly announced Monday that it’s added three million new users in the two weeks since Google announced it was killing off Google Reader, and rolled out big updates to its mobile apps.

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