We know the developer behind the popular RSS client Reeder has been working on a version 3.0 update for OS X 10.10 Yosemite as we last saw a teaser in April. Today users get the first chance to try out the redesigned RSS service reader as the first public beta for Reeder 3 has gone live. The updated version sports a user interface designed for Yosemite and beyond, more themes for making reading comfortable, and even a few OS X El Capitan features. Reeder says the new version will be available as a free update to current Reeder 2 customers when it’s completed.

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For now, anyone can try out the public beta of Reeder 3 for Mac. The app works with many popular post-Google News RSS services including Feedly and Feed Wrangler as well as read-it-later services like Instapaper, a new addition to the app, and Readability. Reeder can also be used as a local standalone RSS client without syncing features.

Aside from the visual refresh including a new icon and added themes, the new version also includes features like private browsing and better smart folder support.

Reeder 3

Reeder users running OS X El Capitan either in developer beta or public beta will appreciate support for Apple’s new San Francisco system font. Reeder 3 also supports El Cap’s new split-screen feature when using two full-screen apps side-by-side.

Reeder 3 public beta requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. You can grab the public beta for free from reederapp.com, and Reeder 2 is available for $9.99 in the Mac App Store. You can buy the current version and update to the new version when it’s complete.

Here’s Reeder 3’s current changelog:

Version 3.0b1

Notes

  • Reeder 3 requires at least Mac OS X 10.10
  • Reeder 3 will be a free update for Reeder 2 for Mac users
  • Sharing services still need some work

What’s new

  • More themes
  • Updated UI 
  • Unread and starred counts for smart folders 
  • Hide smart folders in unread/starred view if there are no unread/starred items 
  • Private browsing support (see Settings > Reading) 
  • Display the URL in the status bar when hovering a link in the article viewer or browser 
  • New article viewer display settings: separate font and uppercase options for the title 
  • Fullscreen now also works when in minimized layout mode 

Sync Services

  • New service: Instapaper 
  • Feedbin: Support for Saved Searches 
  • Readability: Tags 
  • Readability: Delete articles 
  • Minimal Reader: Tags 
  • Inoreader: Tags 
  • BazQux Reader: Tags 
  • Feedly: Tags 
  • Feedly: New setting to enable downloading of read items (disabled by default) 
  • RSS (local): Tags 

Changed

  • Disabled “Mark all as read” for read later services (Readability and Instapaper)

Fixed

  • Inoreader authentication 
  • Incorrect unread/starred counts 
  • Reeder now uses San Francisco as UI font on El Capitan 
  • Full screen split view on El Capitan 
  • Various visual glitches on El Capitan 

Not Fixed

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