As we all know, Google’s popular RSS feed reader is shutting down in July. Thankfully, one of Google Reader’s most popular third party clients, Reeder, has just been updated support for Feedbin and standalone RSS support, to make the disappearance of Reader easier to deal with.
Feedbin – for those unaware – is an alternative to Google’s soon to be defunct Reader service. Unlike Reader, it’s not free, it costs $20 per year ($2 per month). But, once you’ve set it up, you can import your subscriptions from Reader and it’ll be like Google’s service never existed.
What’s new in 3.1?
First third-party sync service as an alternative to Google Reader, see http://feedbin.me for more info.
Local/standalone RSS support:
You now can use Reeder as a standalone reader, no syncing.
– Various bugfixes
The other new feature: standalone RSS means, essentially, that you can download and store RSS feeds on your iPhone. Sadly, however, you won’t be able to sync across devices just yet. But, it’s a work in progress and will eventually find its way back on Reeder at some point. Reeder 3.1 for iPhone is available as a free update now, or $2.99 for anyone downloading it for the first time. Mac and iPad users will need to hang tight for now.