RSS Feed Viewer 'Reeder 2' Now Available for Mac with Support for Multiple RSS Platforms

Thursday May 29, 2014 4:06 AM PDT by Richard Padilla
A month after a public beta was made available, RSS news reader Reeder 2 has officially launched in the Mac App Store. The original Reeder app was discontinued following the shutdown of Google Reader last July. The new version of the program is compatible with RSS platforms such as Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler, Fever, and Readability along with support for local and standalone RSS.

Other features:
- Themes
- Gestures
- Customizable shortcuts

Sharing services:
- Safari Reading List
- Read
- Buffer
- Readability
- Instapaper
- Pocket
- Evernote
- MarsEdit
- Pinboard
- Delicious
- Twitter
- Facebook
- Messages
- Mail
Reeder also launched Reeder 2 for iOS devices [Direct Link] this past September, which featured compatibility with numerous RSS services, in addition to gesture-based navigation, view modes, and the ability to share stories through a variety of services.

Reeder 2 for Mac is a $9.99 download and is available through the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

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25 weeks ago
When the developer shuttered Reeder for Mac, he mistreated Reeder users with horrible and cavalier communication. Seems like he didn't care about us all that much so I found Feedly. I was still tempted to give R2 a chance - if it was remarkable but to me, based on the screenshots I've seen, R2 looks outdated.

The way the developer handled Reeder users should be a lesson to every future developer.
Rating: 12 Votes
25 weeks ago
Almost every software looks great on Mac OS X systems; I'm a windows 8.1 user (not loving it, only because financial issues) and whenever I see an app screenshot like this; a drop of tear is trying to make its way out of my eye.
Rating: 5 Votes
25 weeks ago
Readkit does offer more.
Rating: 5 Votes
25 weeks ago
I've been using the beta since I loved the Reeder 1. I'm sort of disappointed that I have to pay again for Reeder 2, when the only features that it has gained are the new rss services and the new design. This is the same story with the iOS version of Reeder (which I had to pay for again for a new design + new rss services).

I think I will fork over once the beta expires though, since it runs a whole lot smoother than ReadKit does, and I do like the little things about it like the cool animations, gesture support. Reeder also looks nicer than ReadKit.
Rating: 4 Votes
25 weeks ago
Decided to hold off buying as the developer will probably charge us again for the OS X 10.10 interface update.:rolleyes:
Rating: 4 Votes
25 weeks ago

I don't mind supporting the developer for something so great. Would you rather ads pinned around the app?

I don't mind supporting the developer but what part of my comment shows that I want ads? My point was that I fear that the developer will introduce Reeder 3, make up pay $10 again, and abandon the previous version. Sure if that's your cup of tea, go ahead. I think we're seeing this because Apple still doesn't have an optional "upgrade" price that developers can set.

$10 is a bit pricey for an RSS reader when ReadKit is $5 AND has more features so I'm unsure if I want to switch. The Reeder 2 beta has been smoother than ReadKit in my experience but with Readkit getting occasional updates, it's been getting a lot better.

To be clear, I'm not against paying for good software. Heck I've paid for Reeder 1 on the Mac, as well as both Reeder 1 and 2 on iOS!
Rating: 3 Votes
25 weeks ago
Prefer Feedly now. It's a different but for me, preferable way to consume lots of feeds. I really like the multiple view types that can be set by feed (e.g. card, magazine, etc.).

I was a longtime Reeder 1.0 user and really liked it at the time but tried the Reeder 2.0 beta. It feels dated compared to Feedly.

I also didn't like the way the developer treated us and left us hanging and did not communicate well. That said, I would have bought 2.0 if I felt it was worth it but will stay with Feedly (safari).

Also one advantage of Feedly on safari is that safari extensions can improve the experience.

On my iPhone I use Newsify instead of Reeder or the Feedly app.
Rating: 3 Votes
25 weeks ago
$9.99? Damn. Even for previous users upgrading. Think Ill pass now and just use it on my phone.
Rating: 3 Votes
25 weeks ago
You can count me in the "Not purchasing again" boat. I've purchased the app several times for iPhone/iPad, and once for Mac. It's been a year without a Reeder for Mac, with little communication, during which time I found ReadKit. I'll be sticking with ReadKit, rather than giving more money to a developer that I'm not quite sure deserves it.
Rating: 3 Votes
25 weeks ago
I will stick with Feedly, works well and is Free. 9.99 for reeder 2 is too much, especially after having paid for the 1st version and the being dumped.
Rating: 2 Votes

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