Spelling may not be its strong point, but for reading, it’s a winner
RSS remains a viable format to receive website updates, but despite the abundance of Mac client apps, the technology hasn’t quite flourished the same way Flipboard-style newsreaders have on smartphones and tablets.
Reeder 3 isn’t a reinvention, but it doesn’t need to be. It takes what was already great and kicks it up a notch, even in the absence of many new features.
The user interface remains functionally the same as Reeder 2, with the most obvious change being a new default transparent title bar across the top, which seamlessly blends into the familiar three-panel design (if you prefer the previous grey bar, it can be resurrected from the Themes menu). Likewise, buttons for switching between Starred, Reading List and All Items views have been reduced in size and made square for a more streamlined look.
Other nice little touches abound, including unread and starred counts for smart folders, support for private browsing, and the ability to hover over a link to display its address in the status bar. Last but not least, you can sync using the Instapaper service, and individual sync services such as Feedly, Minimal Reader, and Inoreader now have the option to add tags, along with article deletion from Readability. J. R. Bookwalter Reeder 3 feels more like Reeder 2.5, but we’re really not too bothered. This is still the Mac’s best RSS reader.
If you read in bed, you’ll love Reeder 3’s new themes, including this black option.