Unread – An RSS Reader


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

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Unread for iPad, an all new app, is coming soon!

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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 except a thin sheet of glass.

Move anywhere in the app with a sweep of your thumb, all 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, just like dealing a deck of cards. Tug any screen right-to-left to show options for that screen — just like pull-to-refresh, but sideways.

Like to read in bed? Don’t wake up your partner with glaring white light. Unread has multiple themes designed to make it easy to read under daytime or nightime lighting conditions. There are several fun hidden themes, too.

You shouldn’t have to struggle to send articles to the places you like best. Apps should do that hard work for you. Share your favorite articles via the rich options built with OvershareKit, an open-source sharing library for iOS. OvershareKit was born inside of Unread, and is being discovered by more apps all the time.

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

- FeedWrangler
- 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 • Send articles to Instapaper, Pocket, Readability, Pinboard, or your Reading List. Share articles and images via App.net or Twitter with as-you-type syntax highlighting, swipe gesture shortcuts for the cursor, and automatic smart quotes. Send a snippet of highlighted text to Omnifocus or Things for a quick reminder. Even more options are on the way.

• 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. Many times the domain is a punchline all by itself.

• 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.

• PERSISTENT WEB BROWSER • Instead of a transient browser that disappears as soon as it goes offscreen, Unread’s web browser stays around. It remembers your back/forward history and retains the current page. Now you can finally switch back to finish an article without losing your place on an interesting site. You will wonder why every app doesn’t work this way.

• VOICE OVER & ACCESSIBILITY • Unread has 100-percent VoiceOver coverage. Every screen and every feature is available to users with vision impairments. Font sizes are adjustable, too, from Tiny to EPIC and many points between.

What's new in version 1.3.1

[FIX] Fixed a couple of minor crashers.

[FIX] Fixed an issue that prevented mark all as read on some devices.

[FIX] Fixed an issue that caused max sync counts to be ignored.

[FIX] Fixed a bug that inverted the actions for the Articles section under certain conditions.

[FIX] Fixed a bug that caused shake-to-clear-read-items to break after viewing a web site.


Linked Opinion

Recommended by Barry Fulk

Version 1.3.1 – December 31, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Rated so-so by Adam Ritenour

Version 1.0 – February 13, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Recommended by Latenightlizzie

Version 1.1 – February 18, 2014 at 2:09 PM

This might just take the place of Reeder on my home screen. For now, I've got both of them there.

Rated so-so by Don Loomis

Version 1.1 – February 22, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Recommended by Skip Owens

Version 1.1 – March 1, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Takes a while to learn all the features of this app, but once you do it is a great RSS reader app. My go-to reader on my iPhone.

Recommended by Christopher Morse

Version 1.1 – March 2, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Faved by Gjl

Version 1.1 – March 18, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Recommended by Todd A. Peperkorn

Version 1.1 – April 5, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Recommended by Janne Heinikangas

Version 1.1 – April 6, 2014 at 3:48 AM

Recommended by Adam

Version 1.1 – April 15, 2014 at 6:42 AM

Faved by Andrew

Version 1.1 – April 17, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Recommended by Jeff K

Version 1.2 – April 26, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Recommended by Neil Forker

Version 1.3.1 – July 6, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Recommended by Hajas Marcell

Version 1.3.1 – November 28, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Rated so-so by Adam Christianson

Version 1.3.1 – January 10, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Faved by Brian

Version 1.3.1 – June 11, 2015 at 9:14 PM

Recommended by Jeff

Version 1.3.1 – November 27, 2015 at 12:21 AM

Recommended by Douglas

Version 1.3.1 – December 8, 2015 at 5:28 AM

Recommended by Michael Wilson

Version 1.3.1 – January 8, 2016 at 12:49 PM

Greg said:
Strange this is not available in the App Store
Michael Wilson replied:
Michael Wilson replied:
Not sure why the applr link does not work
Michael Wilson replied:
I deleted it from my favs and readded it. now the link is in the app store. Strange indeed
Greg said:
Thanks :)

Recommended by Marci

Version 1.3.1 – June 26, 2016 at 10:10 AM