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:
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.