I have been a fan of Unread since Jared Sinclair first released it in 2014 and I have been an avid consumer of news via RSS for much longer. I wrote Feed Hawk last year because I wanted to make it easier to subscribe to feeds from my iPhone. I am also a fan of Supertop’s other work. I have been using Castro since shortly after Supertop released its first version and I have been using Tokens for about a year.
Pádraig and Oisín, the team behind Supertop, said on a recent episode of their podcast that they were reconsidering the future of Top Hat, Tokens, and Unread because they need to focus on Castro. I knew that if Supertop ever decided to stop developing Unread I would want a chance to take it over, so I wrote to them. After some discussion they agreed to sell me Unread.
I want to thank Pádraig and Oisín for trusting me with the future of Unread and for being great to work with during this transition.
I hope my new customers will also take the opportunity to check out Feed Hawk. Feed Hawk makes it easy to subscribe to a website’s RSS feeds while visiting that site using Safari, Chrome, or almost any other iOS app that lets you open a share sheet while viewing a web page. It supports a wide variety of feed services including Feed Wrangler, Feedbin, and NewsBlur. It will also work with Fever if you install a Fever-Feed Hawk Adapter on your server.
There was no way to move Unread from Supertop’s App Store account, so Unread 1.7 is now available as a new app. If you had purchased the unlocked functionality, you can migrate your purchase to this new version at no cost. A Migration Guide is available with more details. Unread 1.7 introduces these improvements:
- Free migration of purchases from previous versions
- Universal app for iPhone and iPad
- Account login improvements
Details about improvements in this update are available in the release notes.