iPhone Pick: Unread - An RSS Reader


Rene Ritchie's pick of the week on MacBreak Weekly 388 is an app called Unread by developer Jared Sinclair. This is an RSS client that isn't patterned after email like most others are. Instead, it takes a more leisurely and focused approach that accentuates the text of the articles.

Unread is designed to get out of the habit of skimming over a mass quantity of articles. While Unread can certainly handle thousands of articles, the idea behind the app will best be understood after you've pared down your feeds to a select few. This allows you to read more deliberately and without distraction. Unread's interface is minimal and made with comfort in mind. It relies on swipes of the thumb to navigate through the app.

Unread doesn't boast a lot about features, but it does have basic things you'd expect from an RSS reader. Subscriptions are kept up to date automatically in the background. It has multiple themes to make it easier to read in daytime or nighttime lighting along with adjustable font sizes. It lets you send articles to Instapaper, Pocket, Readability, Pinboard, or Safari's Reading List. You can share articles over social networks, email, text, and more. It also has a persistent web browser that will retain the current page even when the browser window disappears.

- Read Jared Sinclair's explanation of Unread
- Get Unread for iPhone ($2.99)

To hear Rene's recommendation and explanation of Unread, check out MacBreak Weekly episode 388.