This past year brought several big improvements to Unread including:

  • Unread Cloud, a syncing and article retrieval system for Unread.
  • Local accounts that take advantage of the Unread Cloud infrastructure for fast article retrieval.
  • Subscribe in Unread, a share sheet extension making it easy to subscribe to feeds offered by the website you are visiting.

Social Media

This past year brought big changes to the social media landscape. You can now follow Unread on Mastodon or through a fediverse-compatible social network such as at

For now I am continuing to maintain Unread’s Twitter presence. If that changes I will announce that both here on this blog and through the @goldenhillsw and @unread_app Twitter accounts.

In Unread 3.2.1 I added the ability to discover Mastodon feeds. And while I am not going to turn Unread into a Mastodon app, I am thinking about whether there are additional ways Unread should adapt to the growth of Mastodon and the fediverse.

Feed Wrangler

Feed Wrangler announced in April that it is shutting down on March 1, 2023. That is now only two months away.

If you are using Feed Wrangler and Unread is your only RSS reader, Unread Cloud should be a suitable replacement. You can import your subscriptions directly from a Feed Wrangler account into an Unread Cloud account or a Local account.

If you use Unread in combination with other RSS readers or if you rely on Feed Wrangler’s web interface, I recommend Feedbin, Feedly, Inoreader, or NewsBlur. Feedbin has a migration tool that migrates subscriptions, starred articles, and the read/unread status of articles from a Feed Wrangler account. This is available via your Feed Wrangler account page.

Almost immediately after Feed Wrangler shuts down I will release an update to Unread that adapts to this change.

Looking Ahead

I have been working on a feature update that I expect to release within the next several weeks.

My next major development focus for Unread will be a Mac version. I am going to start work on that soon. I cannot estimate when that will ship, and it will likely not be in 2023. But I plan to focus as much as possible this coming year on Unread for the Mac.

Happy New Year!