February 9, 2014
The simple yet functional magazine-like RSS reader app Ziner is back from the dead. Released for iPad in January last year, Ziner was designed to work with Google Reader. But the app was rendered unusable by the untimely demise of the popular feed aggregation service in July. And while Ziner remained available in the App Store even after then, it didn't receive any sort of update, let alone one that would integrate an alternative feed reader service. To his credit, developer Jay Zhao aka Creator3D did include the following note in Ziner's App Store description: "Ziner does not work temporarily since Google Reader is gone. I'm working very hard to integrate it with Feedly." Well, Creator3D's plans to integrate Feedly have come to fruition with the release of Ziner 2.0. Now, you can sign in to Feedly within Ziner to read your feed subscriptions. Note, though, that article tagging is not yet supported by Ziner. Ziner 2.0 also includes universal support for iPhone and iPod touch. What's more, it comes with a new iOS 7-inspired design. The newly updated Ziner has the following key features:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later, Ziner 2.0 is available now in the App Store for free. Fo more feed reader apps for iOS, check out AppAdvice's RSS Readers and RSS Readers For The iPad AppGuides. See also: Reconnaissance Feed Wrangler Client Updated With Universal Support For iPad, Unread For iPhone Takes On Reeder With Its No-Frills Reading Experience, and Feedly For iOS Updated With 'Speed Reading' Feature And Other Enhancements. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
- Always updated feeds.
- Works smoothly when offline.
- Preloads images smartly.
- Search in starred articles.
- Themes: Day, Sunset, Night.
- Auto readability view for partial feeds.
- List view & Magazine view (iPad only)
- Send articles/images via AirDrop.
- Open articles in Safari, Chrome.
- Share to lots of 3rd-party services.
Ziner - RSS Reader that believes in simplicity, supports Feedly