by Brent Dirks
December 5, 2013
An update to the popular RSS aggregator Mr. Reader has just landed in the App Store. And version 3.0 is a substantial move forward. First up, the app has been completely redesigned to mirror iOS 7. Along with the brand new icon, Mr. Reader supports the 64-bit A7 processor found in the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. Other notable new features include the ability to share via AirDrop and automatic background synchronization. Here’s the complete list of new features, according to the release notes:
• Redesigned for iOS 7 (Mr. Reader now requires iOS 7) • New app icon • Support for devices with 64-bit processor • Automatic background synchronization (disabled by default) • Aol Reader added as an additional RSS sync service. Article tagging support is not currently implemented but will be added once the API is updated to provide the necessary functionality • New service: Add to Safari Reading List • The Feedbin API endpoint is now editable (Feedbin can be installed on your own server) • Pull down gesture added to start a synchronization • Facebook: Share articles with 'Friends of Friends' added • Added 'Avenir' as a new article viewer font • Added 'OpenDyslexic' as a new article viewer font • Added 'PT Serif' as a new article viewer font • Fever: Trust self-signed SSL certificates added • Additional 'Article View' option to specify if links should be opened inside Mr. Reader or directly in one of the configured 3rd party browsers/Safari • The table settings can now be set for each folder/feed individually • Added 'Coast by Opera' to the browsers section • Image Caching: Added notifications to inform you about the "finished" or "cancelled by iOS" state when running in the background. You can disable the notifications in the Synchronization settings • Added the ability to share via AirDrop on devices that support AirDropThe new version is also offering a number of improvements and fixes that deal with image caching and other issues. Designed for the iPad/iPad mini, Mr. Reader can be downloaded now in the App Store for $3.99. Users must be running iOS 7 to take advantage of the update. For other app news today, see: Foursquare Update Offers More iOS 7 Inspired Design Tweaks, Other New Features, Find Treasure, Swashbuckle And Sail The High Seas In Assassin's Creed: Pirates, and Mountain Sheep's KingHunt Brings Next-Gen Slice-And-Swipe Fun To Apple's iOS.