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.