Shawn Blanc Reviews Reeder 3.0 ➝

Shawn Blanc on the design changes in the new version of Reeder:

Likewise with Reeder, much of the application’s design has been cleaned up and simplified. And all of it for the better. Articles have a more defined hierarchy and less visual clutter; menus have better contrast. This is not to say that the previous design of Reeder was poor — far from it — but the new design is unquestionably superior, and it makes the previous design instantly feel dated.

The design has been simplified, but I don’t think it’s an improvement I’m not happy with the buttons along the bottom, they blend into the background much more than I’d like them to. Maybe I don’t read my RSS feeds like everyone else does — I spend most of my time starring things that I plan on getting to later — and I guess I like my buttons a little more visible.

I’m also not happy with how Reeder 3.0 deals with Sparks in Fever, which is to say: not at all. I use Sparks as a place where I put RSS feeds that are “on the bubble” — either on the way to being deleted or getting ready to move into Kindling. Not having access to Sparks is a deal breaker for me.