Fiery Feeds: RSS Reader

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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.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

2.1.4

Free or Paid: 

Free

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