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 1.5.2

- Copy Link action in share sheet.

- More background fetch crashes fixed.
- Opening a tag in Fever with no Feeds in it no longer crashes.
- HTML entities in feed names are now handled correctly for Fever accounts.
- A bug which could prevent Fever accounts from getting all updated articles was fixed.
- Increased speed of initial start up so that app doesn’t get quit by iOS for starting slowly.
- Sharing should no longer include "Null" text.
- Images attach correctly to the tweet share activity.
- Issue with launch placeholder image not displaying properly on iPhone 6 Plus.

We work hard to keep Unread up-to-date and bug-free. You can help us by leaving a nice review in the App Store. You can also tip us in the app if you think we've earned it.


Linked Opinion

Faved by Michael Wilson

Version 1.5.2 – January 8, 2016 at 12:50 PM

Rated so-so by Scott

Version 1.4.1 – December 1, 2014 at 10:22 AM

I used to think this was the best thing since sliced pumpkin pancakes, but it's a little slow and crashy at times lately. It's a really nice looking app, but I find myself just using the feedly app. Most of my news type reading is from Twitter and Flipboard, and I use Feedly to just quickly scan RSS.

In short, beautiful app that I don't use much anymore.

Recommended by Don Matteson

Version 1.4.1 – December 23, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Recommended by Skip Owens

Version 1.4.2 – February 21, 2015 at 9:56 AM

Not Recommended by Joel Massey

Version 1.5.2 – July 15, 2015 at 6:35 AM

Recommended by Paul White

Version 1.5.2 – August 3, 2015 at 5:04 PM

Recommended by Johan Gustaphzon

Version 1.5.2 – November 20, 2015 at 1:42 PM

Recommended by Jeff

Version 1.5.2 – November 27, 2015 at 12:10 AM

Recommended by Douglas

Version 1.5.2 – December 7, 2015 at 8:31 AM

Recommended by Greg

Version 1.5.2 – April 11, 2016 at 7:06 AM

It syncs with feedly. I really like the gestures and the interface. I set it so it marks articles as read if I scroll past it. Really like this app. Makes me wanna read articles and I can go through them fast.
I paid for the in-app upgrade so i don't have limitations and can change to a custom theme.

Recommended by Marci

Version 1.5.2 – June 26, 2016 at 10:33 AM