Before Google Reader’s demise, Reeder was my — and a lot of other people’s — go-to RSS app for iOS and Mac. When Google Reader died, Reeder took a break. Developer Silvio Rizzi made the app free temporarily and promised it would integrate with Feedly feeds, but for the last couple of months Reeder has only worked on iPhone.
Now it’s updated for iOS 7 and back on iPad too: Reeder 2 for iOS is in the App Store (s AAPL) now, and is $4.99 for iPad and iPhone. It syncs with RSS services Feedly, Feedbin, Feed Wrangler, Fever and Readability. One of Reeder’s best features is the ease of sending content to services like Pocket and Evernote. I also just vastly prefer its design to Feedly’s iOS apps.
One annoying thing: Even if you’ve paid for Reeder in the past, you’ll have to pay up again for this version. It’s a new app, not an update. Twitter reaction seemed roughly split between people who are just happy to be using Reeder again and those who are mad that they had to pay for it twice. Count me in the annoyed-but-willing camp: I really missed Reeder on iPad.
Disappointed that, having prev paid for Reeder app on phone, iPad and Mac, they now want more money for update since google broke it.
— Peter Reed (@reedyreedles) September 12, 2013
Developer Rizzi is still working on Reeder for Mac desktop, so stay tuned for that.