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Given up on RSS readers on the iPad? You won't once you give Mr. Reader a go.

What's New

[NEW FEATURES]
• Redesigned for iOS 7 (Mr. Reader now requires iOS 7)
• New app icon
• Support for devices with 64-bit processor
• Automatic background synchronization (disabled by default)
• Aol Reader added as an additional RSS sync service. Article tagging support is not currently implemented but will be added once the API is updated to provide the necessary functionality
• New service: Add to Safari Reading List
• The Feedbin API endpoint is now editable (Feedbin can be installed on your own server)
• Pull down gesture added to start a synchronization
• Facebook: Share articles with 'Friends of Friends' added
• Added 'Avenir' as a new article viewer font
• Added 'OpenDyslexic' as a new article viewer font
• Added 'PT Serif' as a new article viewer font
• Fever: Trust self-signed SSL certificates added
• Additional 'Article View' option to specify if links should be opened inside Mr. Reader or directly in one of the configured 3rd party browsers/Safari
• The table settings can now be set for each folder/feed individually
• Added 'Coast by Opera' to the browsers section
• Image Caching: Added notifications to inform you about the "finished" or "cancelled by iOS" state when running in the background. You can disable the notifications in the Synchronization settings
• Added the ability to share via AirDrop on devices that support AirDrop

[IMPROVEMENTS]
• Image Caching: Starts immediately when, for example, an article is starred and auto download is enabled in the synchronization settings. Previously caching would only start after a synchronization or when started manually
• If offline image caching is enabled, and all article images are cached, then they will be used to create the article thumbnail when offline

[FIXES]
• Changed the sync order of the Google Reader API compatible aggregators. There were some unread/read state problems with extremely frequently updated feeds
• Articles table: When you switched from "show all" to "show only unread articles" Mr. Reader did not always hide the read articles
• Toodledo: Using a undocumented method to create notes without getting the error 414 (URL too long)
• Instapaper mobilizer fix
• The image caching was sometimes in an invalid state

If you like Mr. Reader, please rate it in the App Store every time an update comes out. That helps me a lot, thank you very much!

App Description

Mr. Reader is a RSS News Reader for your iPad that synchronizes with your Feedly, BazQux Reader, Feedbin, FeedHQ, Feed Wrangler, Fever, InoReader, Aol Reader and SubReader account.

Features:
• Multiple accounts with separate settings
• Supports starred and tagged items (*)
• Mark items as read (single, all, older than n-days/weeks, above/below the current position)
• Mark as read while scrolling
• Search and add new feeds (*)
• Folder management (create, rename, delete) (*)
• Feed management (rename, delete, assign to folders) (*)
• Tag management (create, rename, delete, assign tags to feed items) (*)
• Reorder your folders, feeds and tags (*)
• Toggle to show only folders and feeds with unread items
• List items chronological or grouped by feeds
• Search for articles with the option to save searches
• Load more articles on request (*)
• Reading; Switch between RSS, Web, Instapaper Mobilizer, Readability Mobilizer, Pocket Mobilizer
• Customizable articles table: thumbnail size, thumbnails left/right, row height, font size, multiline titles
• Reading; Thumbpad to navigate between articles and to close the article viewer
• Automatic background synchronization (disabled by default)
• Image caching for offline reading (this applies only to the RSS view)
• 4 themes are included; additional themes can be installed from the website
• web based theme editor, you will see every change immediately in Mr. Reader. Be creative!
• VoiceOver: To make Mr. Reader accessible for blind or nearly blind people. Suggestions are always welcome.
and some more!

(*) depends on the used service

Supported Services:
• Open with Safari and every browser app that can be opened by a URL scheme.
• Included: Apollo Browser, Atomic Web, Coast by Opera, Dolphin Browser, Google Chrome, Grazing, iCab Mobile, Maven Web Browser+, Mercury, Opera Mini, Sleipnir
• Add to Safari Reading List
• Post to Twitter (multiple accounts supported), Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, App.net (multiple accounts supported), StockTwits
• Add to Buffer (supporting the Pro accounts)
• Save to Delicious, Diigo, Kippt, Pinboard, Zootool
• Send to Instapaper, Pocket, Readability
• Send articles to your Kindle by using Tinderizer or SENDtoREADER
• Create task/note in OmniFocus, Things, Toodledo, Evernote
• Post to Tumblr
• Collect YouTube and Vimeo videos by using ToWatchList
• Open article in your Mac browser by using "Send2Mac" (I love it!)
• Open articles in "any" browser by using the SendTab service
• Generic solution to open other apps by using their URL scheme
• Included: Articles, Blogsy, Drafts, HootSuite, OmniFocus, Papers, Poster, Search Google, Search Wikipedia, Terminology, Things
• Browser bookmarklets can be added and used in the web view
• Print article
• Send link by 'Message' (text message)
• Send article by mail
• Send link by mail
• Copy link
• Copy short URL to clipboard
• URL shortener: goo.gl, TinyURL, is.gd, bitly, CloudApp, custom
• Ability to share via AirDrop on devices that support AirDrop

If you have any features requests, problems or questions, please contact me by mail (mrreader-app@curioustimes.de). I'm unable to respond to feedback posted in the App Store. Thank you!

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

December 12, 2013 New version 3.0
September 03, 2013 New version 2.1
March 13, 2013 New version 1.11.2
February 05, 2013 New version 1.11.1
January 18, 2013 New version 1.11
October 11, 2012 New version 1.10.2
April 01, 2011 Initial Release

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