I’m going to go ahead and admit that I was hesitant to embrace RSS feeds. I liked going to my favorite sites and looking around for interesting Mac/Apple news. As life got busier and I took on more tasks at work *cough*Social Media*cough*, I needed to find a way to simplify my life. I went on a quest for the perfect RSS reader for my Mac and iOS devices. Let’s cut straight to the chase, Google Reader is ugly. So very, very, ugly. It’s free though and actually integrated into some widgets that I use for our various Word Press sites. I used it, was confused by it, got over it and tried to make the best of it by making it into a standalone app using Fluid. I’ve tried other readers like Socialite and while it’s better looking and has other functionality, it didn’t help me save any time or add features that improved my workflow. Here’s where Reeder came in.
I had already been using Reeder iOS and loved the look and feel. When they announced a beta version for the Mac I was in. If you participated in the beta like I did, you’ll know there were a TON of updates. Most of them making you download a new installer. Today after I restarted my Mac and re-opened Reeder it needed yet another update, to my surprise it was not a beta update. It’s all grown up and available in the Mac App Store now for $9.99. While it’s not free, it’s not ugly. Their devs are obviously hard at work on it at all times to bring us the best looking, and best functioning RSS reader on the Mac. Grab it now!