iPad Pick: Unread


Sarah Lane's app cap for iPad Today 202 is Unread. This is an RSS reader with a simple and elegant design that focuses on the text. App developer Jared Sinclair explains that the philosophy behind Unread is to get back to a "deliberate style of reading," instead of skimming and forgetting. Other RSS apps are modeled after email, but Unread takes a different approach that reduces the clutter and distractions in favor of the words.

While Unread is built around simplicity, it still has some basic features you'd expect in an RSS reader. It saves articles and images to your device for offline reading. It can send articles to Instapaper, Pocket, Readability, Pinboard, or your reading list. Unread can also share articles to Twitter or app.net. It has multiple themes for reading in darker or lighter conditions, a persistant built-in web browser, and big thumbnails to see article images while scrolling.

Unread can import your RSS feeds from any of the major syncing services including FeedWrangler, Feedbin, Feedly, Fever, and Newsblur.

- Get Unread for iPad ($4.99)
- Get Unread for iPhone ($4.99)

To see a demonstration of Unread for iPad, check out iPad Today episode 202 with Sarah Lane and Leo Laporte.