Unread: An RSS Reader

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Rediscover the joy of reading your favorite writers with Unread, an RSS reader for iOS with beautiful typography, comfortable gesture-based navigation, and a variety of color themes.

Screenshot showing an article
Screenshot showing search functionality


Unread Cloud allows you to keep multiple devices in sync. Unread also syncs with Feed Wrangler, Feedbin, Feedly, Fever-compatible, Inoreader, and NewsBlur accounts.

Automatic Webpage Text

Unread knows which feeds contain only article summaries. If a feed contains just article summaries, Unread will retrieve and display the full text from the webpage.

You can override Unread’s determination of whether to initially show feed text or webpage text on any feed.

Unread also caches webpage text and images ahead of time for fast offline access.

Home Screen Widgets

A Recent Articles widget lets you view the most recent articles. You can limit the articles to a specific folder or subscription. An Unread Counts widget shows counts of unread articles by subscription or folder. A single Unread Count widget shows the number of unread articles in your account, in a specific folder, or in a specific subscription.

Color Themes

Like to read in bed? Don’t strain your eyes or wake your partner with glaring white light. Unread has multiple themes designed for easy reading under different lighting conditions.

You can select one theme for light mode and another for dark mode. Unread also lets you choose an alternate icon, with one icon option for each color theme.

Keyboard and Trackpad Support

Unread lets you navigate and perform almost every operation with an external keyboard such as the Magic Keyboard and the Smart Keyboard Folio. Unread also has full support for trackpads and mice.


Unread has great search capabilities. Search for an article with specific terms from any article list. Search for a specific subscription from any list of subscriptions.

Subscription Management

Subscribe to and unsubscribe from feeds. Set custom subscription titles. Assign subscriptions to folders, groups, smart streams, or tags.

Subscription management is not available for Fever accounts.

Linked List Articles

A linked list article is an article consisting of a link to another article and a quote from or comment on that article. Linked list articles are often found on Daring Fireball, The Loop, MacStories, Pixel Envy, Six Colors, and TidBITS. Unread has fantastic support for such articles. In addition to displaying the article from the feed to which you subscribe, Unread can show the content of the linked article underneath it.


What makes us such huge fans of Unread is the fact that it is a good, old-fashioned RSS reader in the mold of the early App Store days. It gets you to the content you want and immediately gets out of the way so that you can do what you went there to do: read words.
Oliver Haslam, How-To Geek

Unread carries a strong history as one of the top RSS clients on iOS, and version 2 ensures that will remain true for a long while yet.
Ryan Christoffel, MacStories

Unread is focused on eliminating chrome — it is a pure reading app. It’s like reader mode all the time, and the assortment of color themes is nicely curated.
John Gruber, Daring Fireball

Unread is a great RSS app that has killer Widgets that dazzle on any home screen. Unread’s Widgets can show you how many unread posts you have waiting for you from your favorite blogs or the Widget can show you a quick list of your subscriptions.
Josh Ginter, The Sweet Setup

Although the overall look and feel remains the same, Unread 2 is a significant update that’s well worth the annual subscription, especially for iPad owners.
J.R. Bookwalter, Macworld

Unread Subscription

Unread’s core functionality is free. A subscription is available that unlocks premium features:

Widget Customization: Limit articles or unread article counts shown by widgets to specific feeds or folders.

Article Actions: Unread’s article actions let you save articles to Instapaper, Raindrop.io, Pinboard, Pocket, and Safari Reading List; share article links or article content via email; and share article links via iMessage.

Caching: Cache webpage text and images ahead of time.

Custom App Icons: Unread offers one app icon option corresponding to each theme.

Premium Support: Paying customers get first class customer support.

Unread has a privacy policy that respects our customers. We maintain a press kit for anyone interested in writing about Unread.

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