lire (Full-text RSS)

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Description of App: 

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, FeedHQ, The Old Reader, Inoreader, BazQux Reader.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

3.0.27

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

11.1

Accessibility Comments: 

All is fully accessible with VoiceOver.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

This is my favourite app for managing feeds. First of all, you can read the articles also offline, because the app retrieves all full text of a feed. this is the most comfortable service I know about this kind of app. Second, it run as a standalone app, managing feeds without need of third party app. Anyway, from version 2.0 it supports Feedly and many other third party services. If necessary, you can convert the article in ebook format, or share also with evernote, and obviously with main social networks and services. Anyway, when you read an article, you have only the text, because the app has cached it, so no images, no ads or links, just all the complete article.
And finally, if there is a difficult feed to parse and text is not available, you can use Mercury service that process text and formats it well for you.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@LireApp