Wow. After penning my post at the weekend on RSS readers, I have noticed a couple of other bloggers have written on the same subject.
At the beginning of the month Shawn Blanc wrote a similar piece, lamenting the lack of a perfect Google Reader client (he actually reviews a wider selection, and is vastly better informed). And this morning, a TechCrunch post by MG Siegler appeared in my reader giving a glowing recommendation of Reeder 2, the recently launched app from Silvo Rizzi, which is also my latest try at finding the perfect RSS app.
Justin also pointed out that it’s the fastest app he’s tried when it comes to downloading too. I downloaded Reeder immediately and was blown away.
First, may I say, Reeder 2’s GUI is gorgeous. Better than Byline and NNW. The interface is off-white, with a sort of worn paper feel to it. It also bunches posts by source, and there is a floaty banner that remains fixed as you scroll through the posts – it looks great.
And Justin is right – it’s really fast.
But remember those caveats from my last post?
As with many solutions, I want something from two different applications. I want Byline’s off-line caching option and NetNewsWire’s seamless integration with the rest of my workflow.
Well, guess what? Reeder 2 has article caching and integration with twitter and Instapaper. In fact, as you can see from Reeder’s website, it has pretty much every service I could wish for.
My search is over, Reeder 2 is — for now at least — my perfect RSS app for the iPhone. The bar has been raised, and Byline V3 (which will have twitter/Instapaper support) will have to be mind-blowingly good to beat the new champ. Even Shawn agrees.
Cheers Sivo, you’re so many different kinds of awesome.