5 third-party Mac apps I use every day

Although there are plenty of great apps already built into OS X, I use a lot of third-party apps on my Mac to give it more functionality tailored to my needs, as I'm sure many other Mac users do too. In this piece, I'll be sharing what my five favorite third-party apps to use on my Mac on a daily basis are, and I'll also share why I love using them.

Reeder 3 is out: Safari View Controller, 3D Touch, Split View multitasking, iPad Pro support & more

It feels like yesterday, but it's actually been more than two year since Reeder 2, the second major version of a popular RSS client for iOS and OS X by Italian developer Silvio Rizzi, was released in the App Store.

And while the Mac edition of Reeder was bumped to version 3.0 in September 2015, it left us wondering whether a major update to the iOS version might be in tow.

Well, today Reeder 3 hit the App Store and it's a free update for everyone who already owns the app. There's a lot to look forward to in Reeder 3, here's a quick overview of major new features.

Reeder 3 now available in the Mac App Store

Reeder, Silvio Rizzi's well-regarded RSS feed reading app, just received a major update for Mac, and is now available for purchase on the Mac App Store.

Reeder, which first made waves on iOS, has been a Mac App Store staple for quite some time now. The latest version, Reeder 3, is priced at $9.99, but it's a free update for Reeder 2 users.

I've been testing out Reeder 3 in beta for a few months, and I can assure you that it lives up to the hype. If you're still into RSS feeds in 2015, then there is perhaps no better app for the task than Reeder 3.

Reeder 3 gets a public beta for Mac

Renowned RSS feed reading app, Reeder, is one of the best feed reading experiences on the Mac. And so I was quite happy when I learned that Reeder 3 was finally entering public beta.

Reeder 3 will be a free update for Reeder 2 for Mac users. It comes with brand new themes and an OS X Yosemite-centric modern UI, among many other additions. Check out the full change log and download link in this post.

Reeder 2 update brings support for iPhone 6 and share extensions

Popular RSS feed reader Reeder 2 has received a significant update this evening, bringing the app to version 2.6. The update includes a handful of highly-requested new features, such as support for the larger displays of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and Landscape mode (iOS 8 only).

Additionally, 2.6 brings about support for iOS 8's share extensions, adding the now-familiar "More" option to Reeder's share sheet. This will allow users to share articles and other content they come across in Reeder to other services outside of the app's default sharing options.

Popular RSS client Reeder 2 now available in the Mac App Store

After extensive beta testing, popular RSS client Reeder 2 has landed in the Mac App Store. This is the app's first update on the Mac since Google shutdown its Google Reader service last year, which essentially broke most RSS clients.

As with the iOS version, Reeder 2 for Mac adds support for a number of RSS services that have tried to fill the gap left by Google, such as Feedbin and Feedly. And it also now serves as a standalone RSS client, so no syncing is required...

Reeder 2 gains iOS 7 Background App Refresh, refinements, bug fixes and more

Reeder, a popular RSS client for iOS and OS X by Italian developer Silvio Rizzi, has been bumped up to version 2.2 today.

The $4.99 iPhone and iPad application has notably picked up support for Background App Refresh, an iOS 7 technology which delivers new app content automatically and in the background, so the app is always up-to-date whenever you fire it up.

Reeder 2.2 also includes visual tweaks such as a new loading progress indicator for the in-app browser and refinements like a new setting to disable favicons for subscriptions and article lists. The full list of changes is right after the break...

Reeder 2 beta for Mac updated with new features and fixes

The Reeder 2 beta for Mac, which was just recently released after an extended wait, has received its first update. Reader 2.0 b2 includes new features like OPML import and export ability, new article viewer style options, and the ability to open links in the default Mac browser.

There's also a couple of fixes included with beta 2, including the ability to utilize the integrated GPU on the MacBookPro, and support for fullscreen HTML 5 video content. Check inside for the full change log.

Reeder 2 beta for Mac now available for download

The long awaited update to the Mac version of Silvio Rizzi's Reeder is finally amongst the living. Indeed, Reeder 2 is now in beta and has been posted for download on its official website.

Rizzi, who is not known for indulging his customers with quick releases and frequent updates, launched Reeder 2 for iOS over six months ago. That release was met with mostly positive reviews, although the general consensus is that it didn't add much in the way of new or envelope-pushing functionality.

On the Mac, things are a bit different. The number of excellent feed reading apps can probably be counted on one hand, and that's being generous. I've only been able to play around with Reeder 2 for a few minutes, but I can tell you right off the bat that this is going to be one of the best feed reading apps available on the Mac. It's fast, responsive, works with a variety of feed reading services, and it looks good to boot.

Reeder for iOS updated with new themes, feed grouping, and more

Reeder for iOS has just been updated with some new features and obligatory bug fixes. Some of the new features — like landscape support for videos and images — are much needed additions to the app.

Unfortunately, one of my most wanted features since Reeder's inception — being able to search the contents of your feeds — is still no where to be found. At this point I've given up hope that search will ever be included with Reeder, so I'm just trying to enjoy the app for what it is.

With that said, Reeder 2.1 is a solid update that adds a host of new features that users will enjoy. Have a look inside for the full change log.