The Best RSS Reader For iPhone

By , Dec 21, 2009

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the best Twitter apps for iPhone which got quite a bit of success, especially on Twitter. A few of you asked me to write the same time of article, only about the best RSS reader for iPhone.

I was just going to write such an article but my friend Patrick from JAiB had the same idea and got a chance to write about some good iPhone RSS reader before I did. Patrick gave a quick look at 6 RSS apps for iPhone that sync with Google Reader and I suggest you read his article for more details about la creme de la creme of RSS reader apps for iPhone.

He quickly reviews the following apps:

UPDATE 04/24/2010: My favorite reader app is not Byline anymore. Reeder is now the best RSS reader for iPhone. Read my mini review of Reeder here.

My personal preference is Byline. I like how fast it is and also the ability to cache each feed for offline reading. What I like the most about Byline is how I can see all my folders and choose to read all New Items at once, or folder by folder.

This is a great feature because I like to read my RSS feeds by category in the morning. For example, I like to read iPhone news first. Then I usually read the France and world news. Then I usually read tech news, SEO, and marketing-related news.

Byline gives a quick overview of each item and shows you the title as well as the beginning of the item. It allows you to choose to read more about each article or not. Simple and practical. That’s exactly how I like my apps.

I tried a few others but Byline is by far my favorite. But as Patrick puts it, there is not really a best iPhone RSS reader app. What works for me might not really work for you. These six applications are very solid and should do an excellent job no matter what.

I’m curious to see what’s YOUR favorite RSS reader for iPhone. Please share in the comments.

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  • Tim

    I was partial to ByLine as well until I came across Reeder. I like the fact that Reeder will allow you to fetch back items from google reader even if they had been read. Something ByLine didn’t do unless you star them. I think the Reeder interface is much cleaner and intuitive too.

  • Antony_256

    What Tim said. Reeder hands down. Fast and slick interface.

  • DaCeige

    MobileRSS lately. Post to facebook, Twitter. Sync with google reader. Can share/star items. Caches for offline (and option to only cache images on wireless). Folder view, individual feed, or combined unread.

  • Ariel

    Netnewswire is my favorite. I can easy centralize all my RSS at Gooogle Reader. Easy to subscribe from many sites. It has a practical and excellent GUI. Has a Mac client too. Definitely the best!!!

  • josesxi

    Newsstand is the best RSS Reader for iPhone. Period.

  • Dadditude

    I haven’t tried any if the ones listed here, but I’ll give ‘em a try. I have used Pro RSS in the past, but I’ve never been a big RSS user, as I forget to check my feeds way too often…

  • http://www.8interactive.com Glenn Andert

    Here is an RSS reader with a very unique capability – you can put it in your pocket and LISTEN to your top technology feeds while walking your dog or driving to work – save 30 minutes every day.

    Check it out here:
    http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/feedme-tech/id34

    The ‘secret sauce’ is the world’s only in-app TTS with real-time synthesis with a top-end natural and realistic voice.

  • http://mobilespoon.blogspot.com MobileSpoon

    My favorite one is Web Feeds:

    - It finds the feed address automatically, you just need to insert the website URL (yeah, I know, it sounds trivial, but most RSS Readers don’t have that…)
    - It allows “marking” a post, so you can mark multiple posts while reading and then, when you close the app, all the marked items are automatically pasted inside a new mail… This is great to keep interesting stories. It’s also how I’m generating the Mobile Spoon Feeding posts…
    - It has a simple but good enough UI

    http://mobilespoon.blogspot.com/2010/07/mobilespoon-recommends-web-feeds-for.html

  • http://aelandt3.com whtlime

    I use Pulse. A slow loader, but once it’s there it’s there.

  • AK

    Try out Rainbow RSS Reader. Given the way you like to take your news it might be a good choice and it’s absolutely free

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rainbow-rss-reader/id400500204?mt=8

  • Soul

    Why don’t you try GoReader – it is the best solution for reading RSS.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goreader-rss-reader-google/id393147268?mt=8

  • http://somanycrafts@wordpress.com Lissa

    I need a reader that will let you make comments without opening up Safari. For some reason I can’t get past the verification code in safari

  • Bibko

    The best of slovak news is Noviny RSS!!!