Unread Press Kit

Last updated for Unread 3.3: released on Thursday, January 26, 2023.

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Links and Details

Product Page: https://www.goldenhillsoftware.com/unread/
App Store Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/unread-2/id1363637349
Mastodon: @unread@mastodon.goldenhillsoftware.com
Requirements: Unread 3.3 requires iOS/iPadOS 16.2 or later. Unread is a universal app for iPhone and iPad.
Pricing: Most functionality is free. Premium functionality is available with a $19.99 (USD)/year subscription.
Contact: John Brayton (jbrayton@goldenhillsoftware.com)

What Makes Unread Different From Other RSS Readers

Automatic Webpage Text: For articles from feeds that contain only summaries, Unread displays full article text from the webpage. For any feed you can determine whether feed text or webpage text should be displayed by default. Unread caches webpage text and images ahead of time, allowing articles to be displayed very quickly and when offline. For link articles from websites like Daring Fireball, Unread can display both feed text and webpage text – so that you see both the Daring Fireball article and the article to which it links.

Unread Cloud: Unread Cloud is a syncing and feed retrieval system for Unread. Create or log in to an Unread Cloud account from all your devices using Sign in with Apple. With an Unread Cloud account, our servers retrieve articles from feeds, and your device retrieves those articles from our servers. This makes refreshing your account fast, reduces the battery power and bandwidth required by your device, and ensures that you do not miss articles when your device is offline. Since Unread Cloud is independent of iCloud, syncing is not subject to iCloud’s throttling and does not consume iCloud storage. Unread also provides Local accounts and supports syncing with several third-party feed services.

Subscribe in Unread: Subscribe in Unread is a share sheet extension that makes it easy to subscribe to feeds offered by a website when visiting with mobile Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or just about any other browser. It even works from the YouTube app, letting you subscribe to YouTube’s channel and playlist feeds.

Save to Unread: Save to Unread is a share sheet extension that creates an article in Unread based on the contents of the webpage you are visiting with mobile Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or just about any other browser.

Beautiful Typography: Unread renders articles using the Whitney font from Hoefler&Co.

Designed for Comfort: Move anywhere in the app with a sweep of your thumb, without having to reposition your hand. Unread’s stacked navigation was built from scratch to be the most comfortable interface you’ve ever used. Flick left-to-right to go back from anywhere on the screen. Tug any screen right-to-left to show options for that screen.

Multiple Themes: Unread includes 14 different themes including a Day theme, a Night theme, and a Black theme. You can set one theme for light mode and another for dark mode.

Accessibility: Unread has 100% VoiceOver coverage. Every screen and every feature is available to users with vision impairments. Actions on articles can be quickly triggered using the accessibility rotor. Font sizes are adjustable.

Footnote Popovers: Articles with properly formatted footnotes will show convenient popovers when you need to read a footnote.

iPad Features: Unread has great support for trackpads and multiple windows. Almost all navigation and operations can be performed from a hardware keyboard.

Great Widgets: Unread has widgets that let you monitor recent articles and unread article counts. The Articles widget lets you limit articles to a specific subscription or folder.

Article Actions: In addition to share sheet functionality, Unread has article actions allowing you to save articles to Instapaper, Pinboard, Pocket, Raindrop.io, Readwise, and Safari Reading List; for sharing article links and article content via email; and for sharing article links via Messages.

Who is Behind Unread

Unread is developed by John Brayton at Golden Hill Software. Golden Hill Software develops apps for Apple platforms and provides hosted web services. Golden Hill Software is owned and operated by John and is located in Massachusetts.

Unread was originally written by Jared Sinclair. It was later purchased by Supertop. Golden Hill Software acquired Unread from Supertop in August 2017.