This release of Stream fixes a couple bugs.
1. Fixed layout issue with progress indicator so it’s properly centered. (Thanks, Marc!)
2. Fixed a bug that could cause the progress indicator to remain on the screen while importing feeds when a network failure occurred.
Go get it in the App Store!
Stream 1.2 is now available with 100% more iPad support! 🥳
It’s taken a while to get here and I think you for waiting so patiently. Enjoy!
After you’ve created your perfect set of feeds you may want to do a backup so you don’t lose it. But how?
It’s easier than you might think. Here’s how.
- Select the Setting icon in the upper left corner of the title bar
- Select Export Subscriptions
- Choose the location to save your subscription OPML file
- Tap the Save button
That’s it. You now have a backup copy of your subscriptions.
If you have iCloud storage, Dropbox, or one of many other cloud storage providers with a Files extension you can backup to any of them. That way you have a copy in the mystical cloud so you don’t lose it if something catastrophic happens to your device.
This release includes two upgrades to existing features and one bug fix.
🔥 The first, and biggest, upgrade is the reading experience in the Article view. Various text and paragraph formatting styles are now supported.
🔥 The second upgrade is displaying linked items inside the application instead of opening Safari. Small, but it does make for a better experience.
🐛 The one bug fix was something I wanted to fix for quite a while. Certain feeds – like Medium – did not include their content in a way Stream knew how to parse them. That bug has finally been sent packing.
So, we’ve had a little problem with version 1.0.1. 😭
When you go to leave a tip you’re not going to see any tip amounts to choose from. 🤦🏽♂️
Version 1.0.2 has been submitted to Apple for review. With any luck it’ll pass review and the tip amounts will magically appear. 🍀🤞🏼
Nothing major to share. Version 1.0.1 completes the Tip Jar we intended to ship in 1.0.
Why a Tip Jar?
Well, a one time price isn’t sustainable in the long run, even for a one person shop. And subscription fatigue is a thing.
If you’re interested in leaving a tip you can to to settings, scroll to the bottom, tap on Tip Jar, and pick an amount you’d like to tip.
Do I have to leave you a tip to open up features? Nope. Stream will work the same for everyone.
iMore: “There are tons of great RSS readers already available for iPhone but they all have one thing in common – they manage to make reading news a chore at times”
Creativerly: “So, if you are looking for a minimal, distraction-free interface and different experience compared to other RSS readers, you should definitely give Stream a try. Also, every home screen looks better with such a gorgeous icon.”
First things first. You can find Stream in the App Store.
What is Stream?
Stream is a feed reader. Some folks call it a news reader, others an RSS reader.
Why do I need it?
Stream is a different take on feed readers. It displays your feeds in a timeline, similar to Twitter.
Stream doesn’t maintain a read/unread count because life is too short to stress over that kind of stuff.
Is it better than my current feed reader?
Probably not. Stream is great for casual reading. It’s a complement to your current reader.
Does it support services?
Nope. Stream treats RSS – and other feed types – as intended. When RSS was created the idea was to provide a decentralized way to get news.
Dave Winer, the man behind RSS, calls this idea a River of News. Stream is a mobile River of News. You have full control over what you subscribe to. It’s all decentralized so you don’t rely on a service to collect your feeds.
What does this marvel of software development cost?
Did we mention it’s FREE? No up front payment, no subscription, just FREE.
What if I don’t like it?
That’s ok! Stream was intentionally built to put simplicity at its core. Simplicity may make it too simple for your needs.
Here are some of my favorite alternative feed readers.
- NetNewsWire – The granddaddy of Mac feed readers. Pure Mac.
- Reeder – A beautifully designed feed reader.