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    New Update 6.0 is a fall back in last century

    Whoah, I just fired up Inoreader on my iPad Pro and it is the old version, 5.4.4 Things that might have caused this: Updating iOS on my iPad last night. My above efforts to downgrade. Both? Confused but happy for now. This feels more familiar. I still think you should neutralise the font selection in the latest version. Or at lease put some consistency in to it, so that, when a user changes the article-level font, it also changes at the headline level and elsewhere. Not to do this means there is a mismatch in the UI.
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    New Update 6.0 is a fall back in last century

    Here is what I tried to downgrade... iMazing: Supports backing up of the iPhone app to desktop app. But, when attempting to restore that app to iPad, it only restores the app data. Cannot downgrade. AnyTrans: Desktop app, has ability to send an app to desktop and then to another device (ie. from iPhone to iPad), but this feature, Send To Mac, is disabled on my iOS. It has a feature to Send To (directly to another) Device (ie. iPhone to iPad), if both are connected to desktop., though this is actually a fallacy. When attempting to transfer Inoreader, it transferred 0/1 items. Cannot downgrade. Charles Proxy method, as mentioned. This requires an older version of iTunes on Mac than I had. I uninstalled my latest version and installed the new version on Mac. However, Apple has nobbled it from the iDevice side, too. On Mac, old iTunes reported that it would not connect to my iPad Pro as the latter needed iTunes 12-something. Cannot downgrade. Basically, I have taken a couple of hours on this now, and I can find no way of downgrading to the version of Inoreader I last enjoyed.
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    Web version is beautiful and amazing

    Here is a counterpoint to my post about the new iOS version... Your web version is outstanding. It is minimal and anonymous and beautiful and highly functional. Inoreader is quite simply the best RSS reader out there. Please don't spoil it like (in my opinion) the iOS has been. I went through trauma with the disappearance of Google Reader. Until I found Inoreader. Your web app is everything Reader was, and so much more. There is nothing else like it. I don't think I could take Inoreader for web being spoiled. In other words, this post is to give you props and gratitude for the product, and to hope that it will not be aligned with the iOS version.
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    New Update 6.0 is a fall back in last century

    Does this really work?
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    New Update 6.0 is a fall back in last century

    Oh my gosh, what have you done with this app?? Inoreader is my go-to RSS reader, but this is horrible. I instantly regretted updating. It's nothing to do with bugs, it's everything to do with design decisions... The new font - it's like you've chosen to ignore iOS entirely. What I liked about Inoreader was that it was anonymous, generic, it let me focus on the content. This attempt to express character is bad. Why on earth would you let users change the font, but only for articles, leaving that horrible new app font reigning? The new sliding drawer (how do I pin it? I want to see the folder list and items list on screen at the same time). It's like it has completely forgotten all my previous folder view preferences (is there now a view missing, a list view with thumbnail? Could've sworn it had that before, it was my favourite - the other views take up too much space) Suddenly changing what a swipe action on a folder means (was go to contents, now marks items as read) - frustrating. I'm so disappointed in these decisions. They are a step change from the previous version I was using. It's like it's been rewritten entirely. And it's likely to make me use the product less. If Inoreader on the web follows this path, I'll be disappointed. Please consider reversing the changes. Is there any way I can downgrade to an older version??
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    The State of RSS

    Maybe I wish there were a technology like AMP that could operate at a level above the publishers themselves and force otherwise static, feedless content in to making feeds available.
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    The State of RSS

    You have created the most perfect RSS reader. For those of us who pined after Google Reader, Inoreader is perhaps more than just a worthy replacement, it's better in many regards. It is about this time of year, each year, that I resolve to more mindfully consume news, information and feeds in the year ahead, with RSS. But, now that I endeavour to again, i am reminded of the increasingly parlous state of RSS. Organisation that you would expect to be RSS-friendly have abandoned the format - often during site redesigns in which the format is demoted or removed, often as part of a deliberate strategy to lean in to social at RSS' expense. This is all wrong. It doesn't lend itself to mindful, deliberate news consumption of the kind I always used to enjoy. Social is cacophonous, it is also a single, unmanageable stream comprising both friends and massive organisations. We all know this. The question is: what can be done about it? Many of the organisations I want to follow offer no way to do so via the channel with which I want to follow them. How can we convince them otherwise? The future of RSS readers depends on it. Over the years, there have been several tools designed to craft RSS feeds from sites which have none. They often relied on crude, Xpath-like knowledge, and they have never scaled well, eg for those of us that want to create a large number of feeds for the increasingly-large swathe of sites that fall in to this sad category. What are the contemporary equivalents of these services? How do we easily get more RSS action back online?
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    Redirect Facebook to inoreader using hosts

    Thanks. Funny, I am specifically not using a https protocol in my access. Yet Chrome calls it as such. Is there a setting to force https, I wonder? I'm not running such an extension. In Safari, the URL goes to Inoreader ok, but won't move past the login. I don't want to redirect to localhost. I specifically want to change my habit - that "f" key has become too prevalent in my life. I guess I should try finding a Chrome redirect extension or something instead.
  9. This is non-specific, but I think you'll like it anyway... I'm trying to redirect my Facebook habit to Inoreader. I'm trying to modify my Mac's hosts file. I have added the line "" I have flushed my machine's DNS cache. But, when I think load any of those URLs, Chrome intervenes with the message in the attachment. Any guidance or challenges you see in doing this?
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    iPad feature requests

    I have reinstalled the iPad app - I really want to get back on top of my conscious feed reading, away from inconsequential social stuff. I'm reminded of some of the features I wished it had... Full-width items list: Honestly, the items list is too narrow. It is because you include both the items list and the content window on the same viewport. It makes it too hard to scan through items at speed. My usual behaviour is to visually scan through items only by headline/image - that's how I determine whether to click to read or not. The current configuration makes it too hard to read through the list. It doesn't help that the items column is so narrow that headlines wrap to the next line. This means you show fewer items on a single screen than is possible. Most importantly, this is inconsistent with the web version of the product, which allows for a wide items-list view in the biggest, main window (on the right-hand side) rather than the narrowest one (on the left). And it can show this both beside a folder view (my preference) or, even wider, on its own. It's all about context - when I am browsing through the items list, that is all I care about, so let me go large with it; when I want to read an article, I'll click it, so vanish the list let me go to the article in isolation, and let me call down the full text. Favicons for item list: Items in list view show the feed name in text. But this still doesn't make it especially easy to scan the list and ascertain what I want to read. What I want is to see the feed icon in the list view. This would make it much more scannable because you are reducing my reliance on text only. I do use this visual indicator to judge which articles, out of many hundreds, are worth my time. Plus, it's just nice. I believe Mr Reader had this, and other RSS readers do. More to the point, the web version of Inoreader has it. Favicons for item article view: While I am at it, why not put the icon on the feed item, too? All these visual indicators aid speed and comprehension and experience, and they are so lightweight. Folder click should show items, not feeds: Default behaviour (and not changeable?) when clicking a folder is to show the list of feeds within. But that is never my intended action. I have subscribed to these items and taken the time to curate them in to folders - I want to see the items all in one view. But I always need to click "View folder", an additional step, to get to the items. It really slows things up. So just help me go straight from my folder to the items underneath, regardless of the feed. Top takeaways for me - Mr Reader is sorely missed, and I wish for closer alignment between Inoreader on iOS and web. I'm sure you have good reasons behind feature choices, just as when I requested nested folders. And please correct me if I am overlooking available features Happy to file these requests individually if you prefer. Thanks.
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    Multiple Folder Levels

    Here's an after the fact +1 for this again. Here's why... I know you guys have said multiple times you wouldn't do this. Just thought I'd state it again
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    Best way to bookmark organised articles?

    Oh that sounds perfect. Don't know how I didn't see that. Didn't seem to be an option in the Mr Reeder app, but this is great, thanks. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. I have a meticulous system of dozens of folders, containing hundreds of feeds. I read material that I want to effectively "bookmark" for later research, maintaining something like this folder structure. But, when I Star an article from any, they all just go in to Stars. What are some techniques I could use to do this? ie. Can I create anything like a "smart" folder, perhaps with the same name as the original, which would house Starred articles from a particular folder only? ie. Should I just think about creating dozens of tags, and tagging articles for later return? Rules doesn't quite seem to fit the bill, as that is more about pattern matching. What I'm looking for is a way to say, if an article from folder X is starred, then place it in some unique container equivalent to folder X. Or, otherwise, a folder view that only shows starred articles within this folder, not the rest. Thanks very much.
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    Subscribing to feedless sites

    I've seen a few of these over the years, but I didn't know about Distill. Thanks.
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    Subscribing to feedless sites

    Sorry if this has been dealt with, but does Inoreader yet have functionality to subscribe to sites that don't have any feeds?