It’s only the first beta, but if you’re a fan of *Reeder*, you’re going to want to at least take a look.
Last week, [Reeder 2 for Mac](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reeder-2/id880001334?mt=12&at=10l5TL)[^fn1] was released. After a week using it, I realize just how much I missed Reeder’s fast, easy to use, interface.
[^fn1]: Affiliate Link (as is the post link.
Reeder 2 now available
Reeder 2[^faff] is out. As a Feed Wrangler user, I have been waiting for this.
[^faff]: Affiliate Link (as is the post link.)
Reeder developer Silvio Rizzi tweeted a couple of updates this morning:
1. [Reeder 2 for iPad will go into beta this week.](https://twitter.com/reederapp/status/362196924079685633) He also says that he anticipates submitting the app to the App Store in August.
2. [Reeder for Mac still needs work](https://twitter.com/reederapp/status/362197176002166785), but he says there will be a public beta.
Personally, I am most looking forward to Reeder for Mac and Reeder for iPhone[^fn1]
[^fn1]: Unfortunately, I have a feeling we won’t be a getting a new version of Reeder for iPhone before, at least, the end of October.
I am glad that Reeder for iPhone has joined Reeder for iPad and Mac in the “getting a major new update” camp.[^fn1] I am disappointed to learn, however, that those updates will not be available until after the Google Reader shutdown. On the bright side, I figured this would happen and have been setting things up Feed Wrangler-centric and Reeder-less workflow for a few weeks now.
[^fn1]: Especially since the first cut of Feed Wrangler support will apparently not include Smart Streams.
The Future of Reeder
I am glad to hear that [Reeder](http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=r*bqlTuiXSo&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Fapp%252Freeder%252Fid325502379%253Fmt%253D8%2526uo%253D4%2526partnerId%253D30)[^fn1] will continue despite Google Reader going away. It has been my “go to” RSS app for some time, and I would have been sad to see it go. That said, making the existing versions of Reeder free worries me. I hope that does not mean Mr. Rizzi thinks new versions of Reeder for iPad and Mac will not be ready by July 1st when Google Reader shuts down.
[^fn1]: Affiliate Link