Feeddler RSS Reader for iPad Gets a Big Update

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Feeddler RSS Reader for iPad

Feeddler RSS Reader – my favorite iPad RSS app – has just had a big update, to Version 1.3.

The first big news in this update is that it’s now a universal app, so it can be run on iPhones as well.  I’ll certainly be giving it a try on my iPhone very soon. 

The iPad version – and especially the Pro version – has also got a number of very nice new features in this update …

Here is the full listing of new features, per the Feeddler App Store page:

What’s new

Feeddler is now a Universal app for iPads and iPhones.

***** For Pro version only *****

+ Customizable batch syncing: sync all feeds or unread items only, sync from last sync, days or weeks. For faster syncing, we suggest "Unread only" + "FromLastSync."
+ More Mark All as Read options based on time.
+ Supports Twitter, Instapaper, Read It Later (offline supports will come later). Short URL from Bit.ly is automatically added to each tweet.
+ Supports pinching to zoom RSS stories. (iPad only)
+ Supports two-finger tapping on images to save to iPad Photos. (iPad only)

***** For both Free and Pro versions *****

+ New UI theme similar to iPad Mail app. (iPad only)
+ Supports unread item filtering.
+ Supports sorting by newest first, or oldest first.
+ Improved caching system for offline reading.
+ Syncs offline read/star/like back to Google when starting app next time with internet connection. Warning: may result in longer starting time. But Feeddler is smart enough to sync your last-read feed first so you can start reading that feed while syncing offline actions for others.
+ Supports various copy&paste functions including copy link, title, or entire article.
+ Added Open in Safari option.
+ Added home (RSS) button to go back to the RSS story when navigating away to full articles on web or subsequent links.
+ Supports swiping gesture for the previous or next RSS story. (iPad only)

***** What’s missing from the last version *****
– View all in folder: we will bring this feature back in the next update.

And here are some of the new features that I’ve noticed and liked in using the new version today:

The Sharing options have increased nicely – as you can see in the screenshot at the top of this post.

It has easy one-tap buttons to filter and let you see just Unread items, and to choose whether to sort by oldest or newest in individual feeds …

Feeddler RSS Reader

There are now a number of options under the ‘Mark as Read’ button (in Pro version only) – so you can do it based on how old items are as well …

Feeddler RSS Reader on iPad

Google Reader specific actions (Like, Share etc) have now got their own action button at the bottom right of the screen, and there is a new ‘Open in Safari’ option there as well …

Feeddler RSS Reader iPad app

As mentioned above, this app has been my favorite RSS app for the iPad for some time now – you can read my recent review of it here: http://ipadinsight.com/ipad-app-reviews/review-feeddler-rss-reader-for-ipad/.

As always, I’m happy to see a strong app continue to be updated and improved.

You can find the latest versions – Pro and Free – in the App Store now.  The Pro version is priced at $4.99.

Patrick Jordan

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9 thoughts on “Feeddler RSS Reader for iPad Gets a Big Update”

  1. Okay, you tried to tell me before and I didn't listen.

    I've made the switch, and as much as it pains me to say I was wrong… I was wrong.

    Feedler is better than Net News Wire.

    1. Lol. I think NNW is a very good app, and has a lovely UI – but I also think it is overrated and over-priced, especially given their very poor record on updating the app. Feeddler looks like yet another RSS app that will well outpace NNW on the updates front.

  2. I have used Feeddler from Day 1 on my iPad. But I am sticking with Feeds on my iPhone for one simple reason: ability to add RSS feeds in-app. Why won't Feeddler do this simple task?

    1. This does seem like a feature they should add in – although I don't find it too cumbersome to just add via GReader in any browser.

    1. I was struggling with the same but I found this very helpful explanation to remove feeds:
      Managing your feeds
      You can edit, add, or remove feeds or folders by tapping the “G” at the bottom of the Subscriptions panel. This changes the view, adding the standard iPad minus sign next to each item for easy removal.

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