Unread: RSS News Reader by Supertop (iPhone)
Released: Oct 23, 2014
Version: 1.5
Size: 8 MB
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Unread: RSS News Reader

Rediscover the joy of reading your favorite writers with Unread, an RSS reader for iPhone.

Unread is a free download. You can read up to 50 articles to begin with, and 3 per day once those are used up. For unlimited reading, and to unlock 7 additional themes, there is a one-time in-app purchase.

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“Unread is refreshingly simple and elegant. If you subscribe to RSS feeds and read them on your iPhone, take some time and use Unread for a while — I think you’ll be glad you did.”
— Shawn Blanc

“Unread provides a fantastic mix of elegant typography, intuitive gesture-based, one-handed navigation, iOS 7 features, and modern sharing tools that, in my opinion, make it the best RSS reader for iPhone today.”
— Federico Viticci

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Focus on the act of reading with Unread’s full-screen article view. Articles are typeset in beautiful fonts from Hoefler & Co. Let nothing stand between you and the words of your favorite writers.

For truncated RSS feeds, or linked list items, quickly load the full text of articles into Unread's beautiful readability view.

Move anywhere in the app with a sweep of your thumb, without having to reposition your hand. Unread’s stacked navigation was built from scratch to be the most comfortable interface you’ve ever used. Flick left-to-right to go back from anywhere on the screen. Tug any screen right-to-left to show options for that screen.

Like to read in bed? Don’t wake your partner with glaring white light. Unread has multiple themes designed to make it easy to read under any lighting conditions. (Requires a single in-app purchase)

Take advantage of the power of iOS 8 extensions to send text, images, and links to other apps on your phone.

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Unread requires an account with one of the following RSS syncing services:

- Feed Wrangler
- Feedbin
- Feedly
- Fever
- NewsBlur

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• BACKGROUND REFRESH • Unread keeps your subscriptions up to date with power-efficient background updating. Articles and images are saved to your device for convenient offline reading.

• SHARING • Use the iOS 8 share extensions to send articles to Instapaper, Pocket, Readability, Pinboard, or your Reading List. Share articles and images via Facebook or Twitter. Send a snippet of highlighted text to Omnifocus or Things for a quick reminder. And so much more.

• QUICK ACCESS • Double tap an article summary to instantly toggle read/unread status. Press and hold to show a menu of options. This is great for quick sharing or for jumping straight to the web to view the original article.

• LINKED-LISTS • If an article is a linked-list article, like those written by John Gruber at Daring Fireball, the article summary shows the domain name of the linked item’s site.

• BIG THUMBNAILS • Turn on the optional inline thumbnails to see big previews of article images while you scroll.

• FOOTNOTE POPOVERS • Articles with properly-formatted footnotes will show convenient popovers when you need to read a footnote.

• 1PASSWORD INTEGRATION • Get your accounts set up quickly.

• ACCESSIBILITY • Unread has 100-percent VoiceOver coverage. Every screen and every feature is available to users with vision impairments. Actions on articles can be quickly triggered using actions option on the accessibility rotor. The Font sizes are adjustable, too, from Tiny to EPIC and many points between.

What's new in version 1.5
- Readability is now available from article view. Enjoy the full text of truncated posts or linked pages from Linked List blogs in Unread’s article interface.
- Unread for iPhone now supports landscape mode.
- Fully integrated native iOS 8 sharing.
- 1Password extension integration to get your accounts set up quickly and loggging into paywalled sites in the browser. (Hat tip to TD Canada for inspiring me to get around to this)
- The "actions" option of the accessibility rotor now lets you perform relevant actions, such as "Star", "Mark Read", etc.
- Font upgrades: Cyrillic and Greek character sets are now supported.

- Images now go full screen on single tap, tap and hold for options.
- In-app browser no longer maintains full history through restarts.
- Self-signed SSL certs for Fever are now accepted.
- After adding an account, Unread no longer pushes on the account dashboard.
- When notifications appear, VoiceOver now reads them out.
- Fever now works with self signed certificates.

- Swiping back from the web view works reliably.
- Unread can now share gifs properly (previously only the first frame was shared)
- A bug where the article view could go blank on when returning to the app is fixed.
- AirPlay stream no longer stops when the screen locks.
- Mute switch no longer affects audio when playing back media from blog posts
- Fix a line spacing issue with multi-line 'sup' text in articles.
- Fix an issue where some ordered list numbers were getting clipped on the left.
- Fix an issue where Release Notes screen wouldn’t open.
- Fix an issue where cache size could get far too big.
- Huge internal refactor to make iPad and iPhone apps build off the same project: this will hugely reduce the overhead for future updates and features.
- Improve reliability of internal article database, fixing a bunch of crashes.
- Fix an issue where Feedly could silently stop updating.
- Sign in now works properly with keyboard shortcuts when tapping between fields.
- VoiceOver no longer reads elements from views behind the current view.
- Corrections to accessibility text on Unlock and Tutorial screens.
- Background fetch now cancels itself if it runs out of time, so iOS doesn't kill the app.

We spent a lot of time _not_ making a Watch app. We love our new wrist computers but reading articles on them is just silly.

Massive thanks to our friends Jim (@jim_rutherford) and Glen (@slaine_) who helped us out with this release.

This is a huge release. We've put a lot of work into it and it's a free update. If you like, you can show your appreciation by tipping us in the app and by leaving us a review on the app store.
Our verdict: Good
  • + Unread: RSS News Reader is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + The app is free.
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