New iPhone app Unread makes your RSS feeds look good

Reading RSS feeds on your iPhone should be something you do in style.

Jason Cipriani/CNET

A new app for iPhone users launched on Tuesday, giving RSS fans one of the better looking apps to stay up to date on the latest news.

The app, Unread -- An RSS Reader, launched with support for Feedbin, Feedly, and FeedWrangler. Without an account with one of those services, Unread won't be of much use to you.

Unread features the standards of RSS readers we've come to expect, including sharing with normal "read it later" services and social networks, along with background sync.

On the left is the Day theme; on the right is the Night theme. Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

What's notable about Unread is the user-interface and gestures found in the app. Instead of using traditional buttons for navigation, almost all navigation in the app is done exclusively with gestures. Swipe down to refresh, swipe left to view the menu, or swipe right to go back a screen.

The interface is simple, using design queues from iOS 7 to bring a flat look to the news in your RSS feed, without unnecessary clutter.

Unread is currently available for $2.99, a launch special according to the App Store description.

About the author

Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and Fortune.com.

 

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