New Reeder Beta

A new beta of Reeder for Mac came along and, what can I say, it looks very good. There are many improvements in comparison to the first beta. For example, beta 2 fixes the annoying habit of beta 1 to require the discrete GPU and this alone is a huge win for me.

Another aspect that improved significantly is the preference dialog. It is now possible to set a custom reading font and I feel no shame in admitting that I couldn’t wait to change the reading font from Helvetica Neue to Avenir Next.

Also, Readbility has been added as a mobilizer for truncated articles in RSS feeds. Like I mentioned before, the changes from beta 1 to beta 2 are truly impressive.

As a side note, I think I may have found a funny issue that was worth reporting back to the developer: if the app is configured to open links in the default browser rather than in Reeders internal browser and a loaded article contains embedded videos than each of the embedded videos will load into a separate tab in the default browser while the text of the article still remains in Reeder.

Despite this minor quirk, I give the new release a thumbs up. If the improvements keep coming in at a similar pace we can expect a final product that really lives up to its brand.