Fiery Feeds: RSS Reader

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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Description of App

Fiery Feeds is a feed reader built for power users.

- Sync -
Fiery Feeds syncs with Feedly, Feedbin, Minimal Reader, Feed Wrangler, Fever, Feedja, NewsBlur, AOL Reader, Tiny Tiny RSS, Inoreader, Bazqux, and The Old Reader.
Additionally it syncs with the read-it-later services Pocket, Instapaper and Wallabag.

- Sharing -
Included sharing services are Pinboard, Instapaper, Pocket, Delicious, Evernote, SendToReader, Buffer, OneNote, Copy URL, Messages, Safari Reading List, Copy Image, 1Password, Star Article, Twitter, Facebook.
Fiery also supports sharing to other apps and websites using URL schemes that you can create yourself or install from the action directory and customisable email templates.

- Safari Extension -
You can subscribe to new feeds straight from Safari with the included extension.

- Article View Modes -
Fiery Feeds supports three different article view modes: Article, Web, Text. The selected article view mode is saved per feed.
* Article displays the articles as it is contained in the RSS feed.
* Web displays the linked website inline.
* Text parses the website using Fiery Feeds’ server to display just the content.

- Feed Managment

- Today Widget -
Fiery Feeds includes a Today Widget that displays the newest articles across all services, including preview images.

- Keyboard Shortcuts -
Fiery Feeds fully supports external keyboards and keyboard shortcuts. You can navigate the entire app using only the keyboard if you want to.

- VoiceOver -
Every feature is accessible via VoiceOver.

- Multiple Accounts -
You can add as many accounts to Fiery as you like.

- Customisable -
Almost every aspect of Fiery Feeds is customisable. Color Themes, Fonts, Text sizes. If you want a leisurely reading environment, just the headlines, or anything in between, Fiery Feeds has you covered.

- Horizontal article swiping -
You can swipe to the next or previous article by swiping horizontally, instead of vertically. This avoids having to scroll down the entire (long) article just to get to the next one.

- Fullscreen Reading -
Enjoy long form text in a distraction-less reading experience.

- Marking All Read -
Fiery Feeds can mark all articles read by the time the article was published. It’s possible to mark all articles as read, or all articles that are older then a day, week or month.
Additionally it’s possible to mark all articles above or below a specific article as read by swiping right on an article to show more options.
It is also possible to mark articles as read automatically when scrolling by then in the article list.

- Background Sync -
Fiery can download updates to your feeds in the background so you have them when you need them.

- Fiery Feeds Premium -
A subscription to Fiery Feeds Premium is to use Feed Management, Custom URL Actions and Email Templates, and the Text View Mode

Fiery Feeds Premium is available for 3 and 12 months for $1.99 $4.99 respectively. Fiery Feeds Premium automatically renews, unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the date of renewal. Apple does not currently allow cancellations of the current subscription period.

Version

2.1.4

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

10.3.1

Accessibility Comments

I thought that I had found and tested every RSS reader of note, so I was very pleasantly surprised to stumble upon another one; one which not only has a really good featureset , but also explicitly mentions VoiceOver support in its description.

And the VoiceOver support is really good. The only minor niggle so far is that VoiceOver focus doesn't always play nicely with popup menus. For example, if you activate the Share menu via the VoiceOver Actions menu, , you need to locate it by touch to get VoiceOver to realise that it's there. If you instead swipe on the screen after triggering the share menu, VoiceOver will not locate the menu; instead acting as if nothing has changed on the screen. Similar behavior can also be found in some areas of the app's settings pages, where VoiceOver focus doesn't always reflect changes to what's on screen as you drill down to sub-pages.

Even with these minot niggles, this has replaced lire as my go to RSS reader. Will have to see if I still feel the same when my free trial of this app's premium features ends next week.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Developer's Twitter Username

@FieryFeeds

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Blind I Am 3 years 4 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Blind I Am on Monday, May 1, 2017

Being frank, I probably switched to this app simply because that's what I do - I typically get itchy feet after using the same app for a while; and am always looking for the 'next big thing'.

Having said that, I am currently finding the user experience with this app a little more satisfying than lire. But, this is a subjective thing, and will depend upon personal tastes and use cases.

This app does offer probably more customisation than any other RSS reader that I have used. Much of this is visual, but there is enough that's not to allow me to fine tune the overall user experience to my tastes.

The test will come in a few days, when my trial of the premium features ends. The one that I would miss is full text retrieval of articles. I can't picture not having this, but it's something that I can get from lire without any further expense.

As it stands right now, I might be tempted to throw $5 at a subscription just as a thank you to the developer for the explicit VoiceOver support in the app.

Submitted by zdenek on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

In reply to by Blind I Am

Hello, I saw that there is a pro version of this app, maybe it is an alternative to the pay as you go subscription model. Maybe you could check it out and let us know. In the mean time, I simply wait to hear from you after you play with the app a bit more. Perhaps some detailed comparison would be nice.

Submitted by Scott H on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hi,

I reached out to Lukas, the developer for Fiery Feeds and he was not aware of the problem with the pop up menus. He appreciated being made aware of the issue and he will address this during a UI update that is underway. No specific timeframe has been given, but good to know he will address the issue.

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