Reeder 5

Keep control of your news reading with Reeder, RSS reader and read later client in one app, now with support for iCloud syncing.FEEDSSync all your feeds and articles with iCloud. Reeder 5 comes with a

Developer Silvio Rizzi
Category News
Filesize 12.97 MB
Lastest version 5.1
Update 20/12/2021
Price 4.99
Age 17+
347 reviews
View on Appstore



Keep control of your news reading with Reeder, RSS reader and read later client in one app, now with support for iCloud syncing.

Sync all your feeds and articles with iCloud. Reeder 5 comes with a built-in RSS/Feeds service which will keep everything in sync on all your devices. Of course, this is optional. You can still just use one of the many third-party services supported by Reeder or just RSS (without sync).

This is Reeder’s built-in read later service which stores all your data securely in iCloud. A sharing extension allows you to add links from outside of Reeder.

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View most recent articles, configurable to only show items from feeds, folders, searches (for services that support searches) or tags (for read later services).

With version 5, Reeder finally supports marking items as read while scrolling. Off by default, this can be enabled on a per-account basis.

Enter Reader View (for feed items and read later links that support this) for a clutter-free reading experience directly in Reeder’s article viewer. You can enable “Automatic Reader View” on a per-feed basis to always load items of a feed with Reader View.

Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler, FeedHQ, NewsBlur, The Old Reader, Inoreader, BazQux Reader, FreshRSS, Instapaper and Pocket.

IMPROVED – iCloud Feeds and Local: Reeder did not always remove archived articles as specified in the settings. Articles that were still present in the RSS feed were kept in Reeder, which was confusing. This update addresses this issue by using another method to keep track of articles that Reeder has already seen. – Feeds search when subscribing FIXED – Arabic text layout issues – Wrong link on YouTube videos – Issues with opening articles from widgets (yes, again, sorry) This update also improves crash-on-launch detection. These crashes usually mean that something with the local database went wrong and can’t be fixed. Also, you can always manually reset your local data and start from scratch by enabling “Reset Reeder” in -> Reeder. If you’re using a sync service or iCloud, Reeder will restore your data.


Over rating: Recommend App, #3 in News


Option for light gradient top to bottom to help Visually distinguish one article from another article in the List feed view. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what picture goes with what article. The gradient would help distinguish each article in the list view. Maybe better isThe option to increase padding between articles in list view. Seems like the text and the pictures are so evenly spaced it makes browsing a bit of a chore. This is when the pictures are large like on an iPad. Another option to show the web view of an article. Reader review doesn’t always show the pictures that go with the web view. If this app had this feature it would be the end-all to other apps for me. Check out fiery feeds. It does both of these but that one lack some critical share features this app has. One of these two apps is so close to being perfect.

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Beautiful app, but adding next buttons on the sides would make iPad experience better

In a previous version of Reeder the iPad version had previous and next arrows on the side of the screen while viewing an article. I wish the developer would bring this back and let you customize which side to put them. Also, I was and am happy to support the developer by purchasing every version along the way, but otherwise I don’t see any significant reason to upgrade from Reeder 4 other than widgets (if you use those).

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Between Newsify snd Reeder, Newsify is the clear winner. It’s stood the test of time and in years I’ve not been forced to upgrade or ensure failed syncs. Reeder, however syncs much more data, when it works, but that sync is slow. IDK what determines the number of articles that are fetched but iCloud sync is insufficient. I use TheOldReader and syncing online (although very slow) pulls about 150K articles. I have a lot of feeds so that’s about right for me, but I wish it was adjustable. Today, TheOldReeder syncing stopped. It’s the same issue I had with Reeder 4 and why I upgraded to 5. Pull down for sync and the spinner stops within 2 seconds. Yes, I can delete and download again, however bc of the slow speed that means keeping the display alive long enough for it to complete.

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8 bit snow19/10/2020
Take my money!

The new iCloud based sync is working flawlessly! I’m glad I can finally drop using a third party. I love this app. I’ve used versions of it for years. Pretty sure since the first version. It’s always incrementally improved with each version in ways that continue to be worth the price. And with the exception of a brief period a few years back, there have always been bug fixes and enhancements. Even version 4 was recently patched. I have an older Mac with version 3 running and it still works. I rarely use it (it’s just a server Mac mini now), but it is a testament that each version is quality and no one is forcing anyone to update to the latest version. And glad there is no subscription that would prevent that! However, I’m happy to buy both the new iOS and Mac versions to continue to support a quality app from a quality, indie developer! And of course have the iCloud sync everywhere. Wishing much continued success!

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Still no shortcut to read later

So much to love but one major issue that is so frustrating. When in your feeds such as Feedly, etc, the bottom bar has starred, unread, archived but is missing Reading List. So no easy way to quickly get to your Reeder Read Later list other than swiping back multiple time then choosing reading list drilling down then having to do that in reverse to get back to the feeds and then doing that everytime all day when going back and forth. Everytime there is an update I check the release notes hoping finally there will be a button to get to the read later list when in your feeds, but so far no luck. Would be a 5 star app otherwise.

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Lacks keyboard input

After using this app for a month, my initial impressions remain accurate. This app is designed for touch input. I primarily use it on my ipad with a keyboard attached, and really simple keyboard input is missing. I will also mention that there is very little documentation and my support emails to the developer went unanswered, something that is fine maybe for a free app but less so for a paid app *** Initial impressions: it seems like a solid RSS reader with a lot of pretty animations, etc. Some really basic controls seem to be missing, developer is a bit slow to respond to support questions. I plan to continue using this app for the time being.

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The developer listened, changing from 3 stars to 5

Longtime satisfied user since reeder 3, was complaining about folders not able to rename thus rated this version 3 stars, 2 for app lack of real upgrade, 1 for old time’s sake. Then the dev listened and released some functions I was requesting, now a satisfied user again, changing my rating from 3 stars to 5. Btw, app is beautiful, but UX can be improved, the design logic for gestures/actions aren’t always the same, thus getting me a bit confused, mostly when editing folders or subscriptions.

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Old items never deleted prevent syncing

The main feature of this version of Reeder is the syncing through iCloud. Unfortunately it seems to be vastly dysfunctional. Old items in the iCloud storage are never deleted, resulting in an extremely slow sync to the point when I never see new items in my feeds anymore. Of course I reported the issue months ago and never ever heard back. I look at each update with hope to see a fix, but nothing yet… At this point the app is pretty much useless to me. The Mac version of the app exhibits the same problem, but at least, despite an agonizingly slow sync, it eventually manages to display the new items.

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Widget/Background Refresh Rarely Work, If At All

Since iOS 14 I’ve been looking to find more apps with useful widgets and was happy to see reeder add them. Unfortunately the widget has been anywhere from mostly to entirely useless. Initially, the only way that the widget populated content for me was if I opened the app and manually pulled the feeds then, upon exiting the app, the widget would show whatever I had left unread. Since the last update, it seems like that does not work any more. The background refresh never seems to work, so the majority of the time the widget just sits there empty. reeder has always been a great RSS app but I really only paid for the update to get the widgets, if they’re fixed my opinion of the app would go up considerably.

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Fantastic RSS Reader

This is my favorite client for all of my subscribed blogs and news sources. I love the ability to force “reader view” for subscriptions that only post a few sentences to the RSS feed. The only feature I wish it had was the ability to do quick notes. I don’t know how feasible that is, but it would make taking notes on articles so much better. (Highlighted text in quick notes would be a *huge* bonus, but I think that’s probably something only Safari can do?)

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Great App, Very Refined, Under Priced

I’ve been using various versions of this app for years. With each new version, the developers do an amazing job making it feel more fluid and fast with every iteration. It’s feature rich with everything you could hope for but none of the features get in the way of simply reading. I also appreciate how the app is tastefully customizable. Overall, this app is one of the best bargains on the App Store for the amount I use it.

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iCloud sync has limit of 50 unread articles

Love the app and loved the idea of syncing via iCloud instead of a 3rd party tool. However, iCloud sync only seems to pull up 50 unread articles from each source, so any high volume RSS feeds are not working so well under iCloud and I am missing a ton of articles. Can this be fixed? For now, I’m still keeping my 3rd party app running just so that I can watch my high volume feeds. But it’s annoying to constantly have to switch between them. Please fix this!!

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James Baxter20/10/2020
needs to move to an in-app purchase model

The fact that each point-zero release of this app is a separate app is really annoying. I only found out about this latest version by accident. Instead of charging to download, just move the charge in-app to unlock it or whatever. That way you also don’t have to release the Mac version as an additional separate app. You’re lucky I’m a loyal user.

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First impressions

– signing in for accounts is strange as there isn’t an OK button. After tinkering with settings and scrolling down, there’s a delete account button. The other option is to tap on the X and go back and assume that the account has been added – setting up Pocket needs to be done twice as if you switch between sign up and login, I think it disrupts the process and doesn’t lead to the authorization page. I would suggest having it load the login page and not the sign up page first. – it would be nice if we could manually set the order of the accounts in the list of accounts that we are signed into – the icon will take some getting used to Can’t wait to explore the rest. Will update the review over time! Everything works so far.

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S. Penman9/9/2021
iCloud syncing is now very broken

I have been using this app for years. Paying for upgrades and recommending it as best in class. Unfortunately it’s now been months since it has synced reliably. I use the app on iPad, Mac and iPhone. I rely on it being up to date and in sync. As I write this it last updated my feeds over 2 days ago on iOS and just spins and spins. I have reinstalled and re-downloaded. I have hoped the last few updates would solve this. I will have to move to a competitor if this isn’t properly resolved.

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Best RSS Reader

This app is really top notch. I appreciate it so much I made it a point to write a review. I love the way it looks, the read later tab, and integration with other apps like Pocket. It is very customizable as well. The gesture support is intuitive and really captures Apple design aesthetics. My one ask would be a way to highlight parts of articles for reference later or a way to integrate this with other apps like Pocket. Otherwise, near flawless. Such great value.

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Thanks to the developer

This is a great update. I’ve used Reeder off and on for years but this update gives everything I think I need (at least for now). iCloud support, mark-as-read on scroll, automatic readability, custom fonts/sizes, etc. These are quality of life features but ultimately make the reading experience better than all other news apps. This combined with content neutrality, I highly recommend.

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Saves my life and time.

Very solid app, plenty of options to customize. Doesn’t pidgeonhole you into creating an account and syncing your entire rss library through them. I would recommend checking the spelling under the reset option on Feeder’s settings – it should be “your data won’t be restored!” instead of “you’re data”. 🙂 Good work!

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Worth the Upgrade From 4

Been holding out a good while, but figured I’d go ahead and upgrade with the new year. Being able to move from 3rd party (Feedly) and have feeds sync’d via iCloud is fantastic. Doesn’t do a great job of handling Instagram embeds in either default or Reeder view, hope that gets fixed soon with an update. Recommended nonetheless.

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The best RSS app gets even better

I’ve used Reeder since version 2 was released in 2014, and, like it’s predecessors, version 5 of the app is the very best app in it’s class. The Reeder family of apps captures the essence of everything that defines exceptional Mac software; they are beautifully designed, incredibly responsive and — perhaps most importantly, they respect user’s privacy.

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How to delete Reeder 5

Find out how to delete Reeder 5 on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

  1. Touch and hold the app.
  2. Tap Remove App.
  3. Tap Delete App, then tap Delete to confirm.

If you touch and hold an app from the Home Screen and the apps start to jiggle:

  1. Tap the Remove icon in the top left-hand corner of the app.
  2. Tap Delete App, then tap Delete to confirm.
  3. Tap Done.

How to delete Reeder 5 on Android Device

Head to the Google Play Store app on your phone and tap the profile icon. Go to “Manage Apps & Devices”, then select manage. Tap on the app you want to remove and hit uninstall

How to cancel Reeder 5 subscription

Reeder 5 is a free app and does not offer in-app purchase in the Apple Appstore, you might have purchased a subscription from another company or device. Try these methods to cancel your subscriptions

Cancel a subscription on paypal

  1. Log in to your PayPal account at
  2. Click on the settings tab which is beside the logout option.
  3. Press “Payments” from the menu provided to you and click on “Manage Automatic Payments” in the Automatic Payments dashboard.
  4. You may see a series of merchant’s agreements you’ve transacted before. Click on Reeder 5 to cancel.
  5. You will be shown a confirmation page. Click on the “Cancel Automatic Payments” tab to affirm that you want to stop making payments to Silvio Rizzi.
  6. Then click “Done” on the verification page to complete the unsubscription.

Cancel a subscription on your bank account

On your bank statement, find the charge for the subscription. If your bank statement doesn’t say Apple,, or something similar, Apple doesn’t provide this subscription to you. To cancel the subscription, contact Silvio Rizzi that offers the subscription to you. Statements often list the name of the company, such as Hulu, Pandora, YouTube, Amazon, HBO, etc.

How to Cancel a Subscription on your Android device

  1. Open the Google Play Store. If you have multiple Google accounts, be sure you’re signed into the right one.
  2. Click menu, then go to “Subscriptions”.
  3. Choose the Reeder 5 subscription you wish to cancel and tap on the “Cancel Subscription” option.

Contact Support

Listed below are our official links on how to contact Reeder 5. Get in touch with Silvio Rizzi customer service via email, phone number or live chat.

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