They say, timing is everything, and mine isn’t particularly good. Or maybe its Silvio Rizzi’s timing, dunno.

Whatever, just as I sung the praise of using a regular web-browser for reading my Feedbin subscriptions, Reeder for Mac comes along as a series of betas.

Admittedly, beta 1 was pretty rough and, at least in my impression, closer to a proof of concept than something I would like to use on a daily basis.

Since the release of beta 3 I’m using Reeder as my regular feed reader and I’ve not looked back to using the browser ever since. Not to mention Readkit, which Reeder simply blows out of the water.

Betas 4 and 5 added further improvements and polish, e.g. sharing was added and also the preference dialog has again been massively improved.

One thing that I’m missing in the current release is the ability to hover the mouse cursor over a link in an article and get some form of displaying the underlying URL. But maybe this feature makes it to a later version. I can imagine that many others would like to see this ability.

Anyway, I can’t wait to get to see the final result.