lire (Full-text RSS)

lire (Full-text RSS)

By Fliper

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-08-15
  • Current Version: 3.1.6
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 34.49 MB
  • Developer: Fliper
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 154 Ratings

Description

Love RSS feeds? So do we!! RSS feeds are a great way to follow updates on your favorite website. However, some sites set up their feeds to only show a portion of each entry, you know, to get you to click through to their actual website. We find that really annoying, and we're sure you do too. Which is why, unlike other RSS feed readers, that either push you into a browser (in-app or otherwise), or depend on third party text parsing services and require you to be online to fetch the full text of one article at a time (which makes it no different from having to click/tap through to a website), in lire, you get your favorite RSS feeds as they should've been. You don't need to click through to any website (though, you do still have the option to, if you really wanted). It takes your favorite partial feeds, does it's magic, and converts them in to full feeds, so you don't have to click/tap on those annoying 'Read more' or 'Continue reading' links. Once they're cached, you don't even need to be connected to read your full-text feeds. Use as a standalone feed reader, or, sync with any of the several services: Feedly, Feedbin, FeedHQ, The Old Reader, Inoreader, BazQux Reader, Newsblur, Feed Wrangler.

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Reviews

  • Best RSS reader on iOS

    5
    By David_Burns_Red
    I switched from Newsify to lire solely for the full-text support and caching options. Good • Absolutely free, no in-app purchase or subscription needed • Beautiful UI that looks like a native iOS app • Feedly sync and Pocket integration • Multiple light and dark theme options that can be set to switch automatically based on the display brightness threshold you set • Many customization options such as short/long swipe left/right actions and offline caching settings (Wi-Fi only, Full-text for certain RSS feeds) • Granular mark-as-read options, including “mark all above as read” and “mark all as read if they are older than: 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month” Not so good • Managing subscriptions and folders isn’t the most intuitive process • The Filter and Search buttons are difficult to reach on a Plus size iPhone Suggestions for improvement • Get rid of the Filter button and add Unread, Starred, etc. as list items under Subscriptions and All Articles • Add a button to view the article in an in-app Safari browser with Reader mode support • Change search from the magnifying glass button, to a pull-down-to-reveal search bar available in all feeds and folders, not just the top-level feed list • Add 3D Touch Home Screen Quick Actions (View All, View Unread) • Under Article List Options, add a Add Tap-and-hold action • Add a “Do nothing” option for the Swipe To Left/Right/etc menu • Change the “Mark all as read” button to use the native iOS list prompt
  • Love the new addition of 'Calm Feeds' and 'Hot Link'

    4
    By sw.agn
    I absolutely love the new addition of 'Calm Feeds' and 'Hot Link' feature. If they can also be added to the automatic full text caching settings where you can choose to cache all calm feeds instead of going through the subscription list one by one, that would be pretty awesome. 👍🏻
  • Excellent overall

    4
    By Cjcnance
    Of the apps in this field that are still being actively improved Lire stands out primarily for its ‘clean’ interface and reasonably deep integration with newer iOS features. The ability to cache the full text of articles on sync is incredibly useful and removes a big point of friction in most rss/reader interactions. A few minor-ish niggles: some of the animations, particularly when sliding left or right on an article, are pretty jarring and clunky feeling, compared to more mature apps (reeder in particular stands out). The design, again while mostly great, is a bit off-seeming, particularly the shortcut bar. I’m nowhere near competent enough in design to properly pick nits here just something about the proportions just isn’t quite as tidy feeling as it might be. Apart from those minor sort of ‘feel’ quibbles the only real frustration with the app is the strange inability to call the share sheet when lightly pressing a link (I.e to send to Instapaper). It’s entirely possible I’m missing something here but that one improvement would make this near perfect, for me at least. Have spent too much time criticizing a great app, apologies, is always easier to carp.
  • Totally worth the price, and hoping it'll work in ios 12

    5
    By Jldail13
    This app is amazing! For awhile, when the "Apple newsstand" appp still existed, I, as a voiceover user, was looking for a good, accessible way to consume tons of different news sources all in one place. Then, one day, I heard about Lire, and got more info about it, a few days later, on Christmas day that year, I bought Lire. It’s the best $5 I've ever spent! The only things I'd really like to see are: 1. iMessage app 2. Apple watch app 3. Share extension Lire rocks' and I really hope it's still going to be supported in ios 12.
  • Almost Perfect

    4
    By Kadrey
    Lire is almost a perfect RSS reader for my uses except for one small but annoying function. I want the article list view show only unread items, but I don’t like that the app hides articles immediately after viewing them; I want to be able to return to items I already read without having to show all the articles from the past x days. I want Lire to mark them read but not hide them until the next time I launch the app. Most other RSS readers I’ve used do it this way. Other than that, Lire is excellent!
  • Has potential!

    3
    By m.t.majeski
    Really great interface and almost feels like it is a stock iOS app. Really helpful to consume a lot of articles (if you follow sever feeds) and the full page view works great for sites that typically make you visit to read the full thing. One thing I would like to see is some type of swipe gesture to go back to the feed instead of having to scroll up slightly to unveil the back button.
  • My favorite RSS app but UI could be better.

    4
    By rakers8
    I’ve lost count of how many different *reader* apps i’ve tried on the iOS App Store and lire is my favorite. The "text-fetching" feature catapults it to the best RSS reader while having plenty of other customization options readily available. For features alone, it's clear that I highly recommend lire - but temper your expectations for its interface and "onboarding" experience, where it lags behind the competition. Organizing folders and feeds is somewhat cumbersome and may be confusing to new users. I would recommend the devs implementing a “How-to” feature or additional elements on the home screen to organize any feed in any folder and move them around as such. For me, there was a lot of trial and error figuring out what certain buttons do and how to accomplish basic tasks that are inherent to RSS readers. Even knowing how, I still think it takes too many steps to globally edit and organize ones library. Interface criticism aside (hopefully constructive), I still highly recommend checking out this app if you’ve tried other reader apps and haven't been completely satisfied. It’s worth the price tag for the features and customization options. life's definitely on my "Must-have" iOS app list. 👍
  • Nice app

    4
    By tb4apps
    The app is nicely done, however the standalone rss capability I’m hopping can be improved. Using keyword search comes up nothing found quite often not sure if there’s an issue, I know it uses google news and bing, but nothing shows for google news. Is google news no long available as a search? Other then that awesome app, keep up the great work.
  • Grouping by feeds is desperately needed!

    4
    By fantomcheung
    Please!
  • Very nice rss reader

    4
    By RobertRegets
    Lire is without a doubt a nice modern looking rss app. Although at times it can feel a little slow overall, especially to open an article's web page. There is one minor addition that I feel would make a significant improvement. There should be a gesture to open the list of subscriptions/folders in portrait mode on iPad. Currently, while viewing in portrait orientation you have to press a button at the top left corner to view your list of feeds. A gesture, for example a swipe-in from the left edge of the screen, could be added to open the list. Lire already implements swipes to move to the next article and a swipe from the edge to return to the list of articles. Clearly both types of gestures can be included and not interfere with each other. I appreciate the clean look of Lire including the option to change the appearance via the different themes. Being able to turn the articles preview text off is a big plus for me since I have subscribe to a lot of rss feeds, many of which are high volume. Another great perk are the options to customize the gestures available for sharing and marking articles as read.

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