Reeder 2 for iOS ($4.99 U.S.) was released today. You can read Federico Viticci's comprehensive review here. I was a big fan of Reeder and used it on the Mac, iPad and iPhone as my only RSS reader until the Google Reeder shutdown and Reeder stopped working which forced me to find other alternatives. Today's release brings a new hybrid App for both the iPhone and iPad, a new user interface and adds support for Feeder, Feedbin, FeedWrangler and other services that make Reeder usable again.
While the new update is welcome and I like the user interface,but like Federico, I don't think I'll be using the current version of Reeder 2 as my primary RSS reader. For one, it's just too late. I've moved on to other options, notably Mr. Reader for iPad which I've grown accustomed to over the past couple of months. Second, my preferred place to read RSS feeds is on the iPad and perhaps the biggest annoyance of Reader 2 is how it handles Smart Streams in Feed Wrangler (or folders for those of you who use other services.) I organize and read my RSS feeds based on Smart Streams and with Reeder 2 they appear not only at the bottom of my lengthy feed subscription list, but they don't show a count of unread items so I spent time searching through streams that have no unread items needlessly. While I prefer Reeder 2's gestures and interface over Mr. Reader, I find Mr. Reader is just more functional right now.
The good news, is all of my complaints could be easily fixed by software updates and I look forward to see what the developer has in store. Reeder 2 will become my primary RSS reader on my iPhone because of it's clean interface and customizable gestures. We're still holding out for is Reeder 2 for Mac. I'm currently using ReadKit on the Mac for managing my RSS feeds and Read it Later queue and it works file, but I still miss the Reeder of old on my Mac.