After nearly 9 months of waiting, the highly-anticipated update to Reeder, arguably the most popular Google Reader client around, is finally here. The update brings the application to version 3.0.

The major revision includes a subtle UI redesign and a laundry list of new, and much-needed, features like feed management and multi-account support. Keep reading for a full list of the changes…

  • Fever syncing
  • Much improved Readability syncing
  • Multi-Account support (for Google Reader and Fever)
  • In-app settings
  • Subscribe and unsubscribe (Google Reader only)
  • Text size and line height options in the article viewer
  • QUOTE.fm sharing
  • Buffer sharing
  • Swipe right/left to toggle unread/starred (configurable for both directions)
  • Two-finger swipe up/down to mark as read above/below
  • Swipe right to go back to article list
  • Swipe left to open in-app browser
  • Pinch-to-zoom for images
  • Pinch to toggle Readability

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, this is a major update. The entire app was rewritten from the ground up, and the developer, Silvio Rizzi, couldn’t have done a better job. This is about as good as it gets for Google Reader clients.

I honestly felt the ability to subscribe and unsubscribe to new feeds in-app alone was worth the upgrade, but if you still need more convincing, our friend Federico Viticci over at MacStories has put together a much more comprehensive review.

If you’re looking to checkout Reeder for yourself, you can find it in the App Store for $2.99.

Have you played with Reeder 3.0 yet? What do you think?

  • Just got this like five minutes before this post so stoked! Love reeder and the new UI takes it to the next level!

  • They also added readability support to a lot of my favorite feeds that weren’t previously compatible like cracked and the new menus and pull down into next article look amazing!

  • Finally great image additions also and you can save or view an image without bein g directed to the browser

  • Really need to save money and buy this app

  • Greg Hao

    Uhhh. Still no tagging? That makes this not all that exciting an update.

  • Marburg

    App keeps crashing on me. I uninstalled it ad re-installed and still no go 🙁

  • Is it better than Flipboard’s integration to Google Reader? I would try it but it’s not free. 

  • “Silvio Rizzi, couldn’t have done a better job. ” Cody, I love you man, but I can’t agree with this. Reeder needs Search!!! He could have done a better job.

  • SimonReidy

    Love it. The best just got better. Easily the most feature-rich and intuitively designed RSS Reader for iPhone and now its the best looking too! I love the new gestures and subtle matte UI / colour scheme.

    Sorry to go OT, but I’ve noticed a few apps upgrade to the flat “matte style” style of buttons and navigation bars lately (e.g Googe+, Touch Arcade, Sparrow) and they look much more clean and modern. Given Apple have adopted similar updated UI’s in some native iOS6 apps (the new app store etc) I hope they are nearly ready to ditch the ugly default “shiny” light blue UI altogether that they’re had since the first iPhone launched in 2007.

  • SimonReidy

    Love it. The best just got better. Easily the most feature-rich and intuitively designed RSS Reader for iPhone and now its the best looking too! I love the new gestures and subtle matte UI / colour scheme.

    Sorry to go OT, but I’ve noticed a few apps upgrade to the flat “matte style” style of buttons and navigation bars lately (e.g Googe+, Touch Arcade, Sparrow) and they look much more clean and modern. Given Apple have adopted similar updated UI’s in some native iOS6 apps (the new app store etc) I hope they are nearly ready to ditch the ugly default “shiny” light blue UI altogether that they’re had since the first iPhone launched in 2007.

  • does anyone know if Push Notifications when a feed is updated or has been added?

    Edit: Wow that sounded like crap. Does it have push notifications for when a feed is updated?

  • Loopthree

    This update took ages. Far too long in my opinion. I switched to Newsify (which is better).

  • Santi Hervella

    Anyone know how I can get this on 5.0.1? I don’t wanna upgrade, but reeder is my favorite app! I use it to read iDB every day! Help.

  • Does anyone know if this update will also be applicable to Reeder HD (the iPad version for this app)? TIA

  • Is this the same type of App as Readability? I dont get why anyone would pay for Apps that have free full feature alternatives. Waste of money IMO.