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5 Best RSS Reader Apps for iPhone

Today, we have many modes and tools for consuming news through dedicated apps. Users mostly rely on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. to read and watch the news. Browsers like Opera, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge also offer news integration right on their respective home screens. News providers reach more readers through social channels, which can be overwhelming at times. If you like devouring RSS feeds, like many members of the GT team, there are a few worthy RSS feed reader apps for iPhone.

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If you are tired of news apps with irrelevant content, it’s time to go back to the old and effective way of reading RSS feeds. RSS is the only reliable way to display the content you want instead of handing control over to a dedicated news site or app.

Once you’ve chosen to go back to RSS (or start with an account), you’ll need a news reader app to go with it. Fortunately, there are many great RSS readers on the iPhone. But how do you find the right person? We’ve shortened the first five options below.

1. FEEDLY

Feedly is primarily an RSS feed that offers an app and other functions for a better mobile experience. As for the user interface, the app feels stuck between the future and the past. It features a nice bottom bar, but also uses the hamburger menu.

Feedly offers three main services for integrating into the app. You can add Pocket, Instapaper, and Evernote accounts for better integration. With Feedly Pro, you can also use OneNote to save articles and integrate your Twitter feed.

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On Feedly, you can swipe left/right to switch between articles. If the post contains a Read More button, it will use the Safari browser to load the webpage. You can use the built-in Read Later service or choose the app integration to save articles.

Feedly allows you to create different panels to organize your saved articles. You can view it as an advanced Pocket app. Feedly also offers Google keyword alerts, IFTTT integration, the ability to use notes and styluses, and more. Of course, they are all part of the Feedly Pro version.

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Feedly works as a subscription service. Feedly Pro and Pro+ plans are priced at $8 and $16 per month, respectively.

2. REEDER 4

I can describe Reeder 4 in one word – minimal. Almost every menu, option, and even buttons are designed to keep the interface as simple as possible. The animations are smooth compared to Feedly, and when you switch from one post to another, it looks like you’re scrolling the physical pages of the book.

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Reeder has left no stone unturned when it comes to services. You can connect a range of services like RSS, Instapaper, Pocket, Feedbin, Feedly, FeedHQ, NewsBlur, Inroreader and even self-hosted services like FreshRDD, Reader, Fever and more. Tap on the + icon and add the account in Reeder 4.

In Reeder 4, you can click on reading mode, it bypasses the Read More button, and you can read the entire article without leaving the interface.

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Reeder 4 is currently a free app as the developers have released a new Reeder 5 app with iOS 14 widget support and a couple of other functions.

3. INOREADER

Next on our list of great RSS readers is Inoreader. Inoreader, one of the most feature-rich RSS readers on this list, offers a lively community of content moderators.

Users can easily discover their favorite content through the Inoreader discovery mode, user-generated subscription packages, or broadcast channels. The best thing about this app is that it allows you to keep track of news based on specific keyboards.

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While browsing the web, you can save it to read later if you find anything worth reading. The RSS reader keeps a tab of what you’ve read. As a result, it only shows unread items. Moreover, you can upgrade to the premium version of the app to unlock features like offline reading, active search, and more.

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4. FIERY FEEDS

Similar to Reeder 4, Fiery Feeds adopts iOS design guidelines. The app has a bottom toolbar for quick actions that supports smooth animations and navigation gestures.

Fire Feeds will bypass the Read More button and load the entire article text even if the feed has been cut. Plus, you get access to Smart Views that automatically filter out high and low frequency feeds. This is in addition to the features of managing feeds and downloading the full text of selected feeds offline.

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My favorite function is custom theme options. However, it is part of the premium version which costs $10 per year.

5. UNREAD

If you prioritize the experience of reading over anything else, go with the unread. The app supports popular RSS services like Feedly, Feedbin, Inoreader, NewsBlur, and Feed Wrangler.

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Like Reeder and Fiery Feeds, Unread relies on gestures for navigation. When you click on an article, all you will see are text and images. Swipe right to go back and swipe left for options. You can switch to another theme or share the article with another app from there.

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The free version is limited to 50 unread articles for today. You can pay $10 to unlock more functionality and theme engine.

Start reading again

Go to the list of apps above and upgrade your iPhone reading experience. As for me, I am currently using Reeder 4 on my iPhone XR. What app will you use? Sound off in the comments section below.

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