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Unread: RSS News Reader

RSS has never looked so good

When you want a gorgeous approach to the news, then Unread is the app you need

Unread: RSS News Reader

by Supertop
Unread: RSS News Reader
Unread: RSS News Reader
Removed from the App Store

When you want a gorgeous approach to the news, then Unread is the app you need.

Customize. While Unread is gorgeous by default, the app lets users customize it even further so that it is best suited for their tastes. To do this, there are a number of different color themes available in the app that you can access from anywhere with just a swipe. There are even hidden themes that you have to unlock on your own, and the app also has a lot of various settings that you can change for a better reading experience.

Clean reading view

Clean reading view. When you find an article that interests you in Unread, just tap on it to get to the reading view. Unread gives you clean and distraction-free zone so you can enjoy the story in peace. And if you need to view the full webpage, just tap on the headline or swipe to bring up even more options.

Visual emphasis. There is a lot of visual emphasis in Unread. You have gorgeous aesthetics and thumbnails are also shown when you're viewing a list of articles. While this makes it a bit harder to just skim through the headlines, it's great if you like to see visuals to get a better understanding of what a link is going to be about before diving in.

Visual emphasis

What is it about?

Unread is a traditional RSS reader app that works with a variety of RSS services, but it takes more beautiful approach than the competition. When your RSS service of choice is linked with Unread, you'll get all of your folders and feeds, and you can even see thumbnail images in the article list view. Unread also features a ton of different themes (with some secret ones you have to discover on your own), plenty of customization options for the reading experience, and it is super fast. Plus, with all of the swipe-based and multitouch gestures used to navigate, it's definitely a great and intuitive experience.

For those who...

  • Like a gorgeous app for reading the news
  • Like to customize apps to their specifications
  • Prefer traditional RSS readers but want a bit of modern flair

Not for those who...

  • Don't care about looks
  • Want to be able to quickly skim through the headlines without visuals
  • Want faster shortcuts for actions

Why we love it

Unread is a gorgeous approach to traditional RSS. It's super intuitive to navigate and the customization options are top-notch. No matter what you're reading in Unread, you can be sure that it is going to look good.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Last updated
July 17, 2017
Release date
October 23, 2014
More info

Unread is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • Free

    Full Unlock - Free Transfer

  • $4.99

    Full Unlock - Regular Price

  • $3.99

    Full Unlock - Discount Price

  • $9.99

    Full Unlock - Hero Price

  • $5.99

    Full Unlock - Regular Price (+Tip)

  • $0.99

    Full Unlock - Free Transfer (+Tip)

  • $1.99

    Full Unlock - Free Transfer (+Nice Tip)

  • $3.99

    Full Unlock - Free Transfer (+Great Tip)

  • $4.99

    Full Unlock - Discount Price (+Tip)

  • $1.99

    A Nice Tip

App Store Description

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.

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