Reeder for Mac Hits the Mac App Store

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The Reeder app from Silvio Rizzi has been one of the most successful Google Reader clients for iOS devices, and has proven to be incredibly popular on the Mac since its beta release last November. Today, Reeder leaves its beta tag behind and arrives in the Mac App Store.

I’ve been using Reeder since its first beta arrived on the Mac, and although the application has changed a lot since then, it’s undoubtedly the best way to access Google Reader on your desktop. Its admirable interface and wonderfully simplistic user experience is what makes it one of the most popular RSS readers available.

If you already have a Google Reader account set up to service your RSS feed needs, all you have to do when you open up Reeder is sign in with your email address and password and all of your subscriptions will begin syncing seamlessly. Instapaper, ReadItLater, Readability, Pinboard, Delicious and Zootool are all beautifully integrated, and you have the ability to share articles with friends via Twitter and email.

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Reeder allows you to customize its interface, which slightly resembles that on the iPad, and use gestures to navigate you way around the application.

Get Reeder in the Mac App Store now for $9.99.

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  • c.t

    Way overpriced!!!

  • cheesy11

    yes they need to bring the price down or i wont be budged to buy it

  • Hampus

    Agreed, way too much for what is basically a front end for Google reader

  • JDSX

    I really like Reeder on iOS but what’s the point for desktop? The Google Reader webapp does everything already.

  • Joshua Clare

    I’ve been using the beta for quite some time now and plan on continuing to use the beta.  Theres no way I’m paying £5.99 for something I already have.

  • KillianBell

    It doesn’t boast the smoothest user experience, though, does it. I used the Google Reader web app when I first started using the service, and I really didn’t enjoy it. Having a dedicated application, I find, is much nicer.

  • JDSX

    It might have something to do with how we each use it. I prefer to scan and mark for later reading (originally used stars, now use Read it Later). Nothing’s faster for that than the browser.

    When it comes to reading, I think again the browser is better because you can multi-task to research a tangent point raised by the article.

    In what way would Reeder be better?

  • davidvkimball

    I would totally get it it…if it wasn’t $9.99!!

  • Mystakill

    It’s a nice app, but it’s a hard-sell for many people at $10 for a single-purpose app.  I’ll continue to use the web reader until this is $5 or less.

  • J. Peterman

    How cheap are you people? The app’s great, so just pay the WHOLE $10 for it and be done with it.

    I happily bought it for NZ$13.99 because I use it every day and think that the developer deserves the money for creating something so great.

  • Mike Saunders

    Looks very nice.  At $5, I’d buy it right now.  But at $10, I’ll just stick to the web interface.  It’s not like an iPad where I need a better front-end on gReader — with a full computer, the web interface is acceptable, so $10 is too much for me.

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