Feeder 3.1

October 12th, 2015 by Steve Harris

Feeder IconFeeder 3.1 is out today with swipe to delete for El Capitan, a Share extension for sending links to Feeder from other apps, improvements to social sharing and Sparkle appcasting. Feeder 3.1 also returns to the Mac App Store for new customers.

This release follows soon after Feeder 3.0, which launched in July and featured a brand new look, Markdown editing, autosave, updates for iTunes podcasting and the ability to share its library and feeds with cloud services such as iCloud Drive and Dropbox amongst other things.

Share Extension

People use Feeder for more than just podcasting; quite a few create feeds to share links they’ve gathered from around the web, for example. Until now, this could be done by dragging the links to Feeder, which will fill out the title and link (at least from Safari).

Sending those links to Feeder is now easier with a Share extension that can be used from within Safari and other apps. In the extension you can choose the feed, edit the title, link and any selected text, which will be used in the description.

Feeder share extension in Safari

Sadly not all browsers support Share extensions and so Feeder also provides bookmarklets to do the same thing, these can be installed through its Advanced preferences. The bookmarklet always targets the current feed and doesn’t allow anything to be edited before it’s added to the feed, but on the latter you can tell Feeder to open an editing window when importing links in its General preferences.

El Capitan

El Capitan doesn’t mean huge changes for Feeder on the surface, but one of its more compelling features is swipe-to-delete. Swiping across the trackpad shows iOS-like delete button, and swiping all the way deletes that item immediately (by default Feeder checks you want to do that, and has undo). Also when running El Capitan, Feeder’s preview will use the new San Francisco system font.

A lot of the work in Feeder 3.0 was unseen: bringing the app up to date with the latest standards and technologies for OS X. Version 3.1 continues that for El Capitan while remaining compatible with Yosemite.

Mac App Store

Feeder 3.0 wasn’t available on the Mac App Store for a number of reasons, but primarily because the Mac App Store doesn’t have a way of offering discounted upgrades for existing users. While that is something I can do through my site, that can’t be mentioned on the Mac App Store and confusion can abound about needing to pay full price for an upgrade to an app people already own, etc. That situation won’t change until Apple makes provision for paid upgrades in the Mac App Store.

However, the Mac App Store is clearly the best way for finding out about Mac apps, so with version 3.1, Feeder is back on the Mac App Store. Half-price upgrades from version 2 are still available from this site.

And Lots More…

Editing windows now show the standard window buttons inline with the toolbar buttons, there is support for the new “Critical Update” tag for Sparkle appcasts, Twitter announcements can now include images and Facebook support has been updated to keep working in the future too, along with various other minor tweaks and improvements. See the release notes for a full list of changes.


Feeder 3.1 is a free upgrade for all existing Feeder 3.0 users and otherwise costs $49.99. Feeder 2 users can upgrade for half price through this site only, with free upgrades for anyone who purchased Feeder 2 from October 16, 2014 until Feeder 3’s release. The version from this site works as a free 15-day trial until registered.

Together for iPad and iPhone 1.3

September 22nd, 2015 by Steve Harris

Together for iPad and iPhone 1.3 is released today with support for new features in iOS 9, improved Share extension and previews along with other fixes and improvements.

Multitasking on iPad with iOS 9

Together 1.3 will work with Split View and Slide Over on supported iPad models running iOS 9 that allows you to see two apps at once. How Together looks depends on its size, so when it’s narrow, such as in Slide Over, it will work like the iPhone app and when wider it’ll look like the iPad app in portrait mode with a sidebar that appears when you tap the button in the navigation bar. The same changes make it possible to show the sidebar in landscape mode on iPhone 6 Plus.

Together 1.3 for iPad and iPhone

Improved Share Extension

The Share extension has been improved to handle more than just web links, with new support for photos and videos and text that gets saved as notes, making it more convenient to add these things to the current Together library from within other apps.

Improved Rich Text Documents

When using stationery, you no longer need to choose between Rich Text (RTF) and Rich Text & Attachments (RTFD). Instead, you create a Rich Text file and it’s converted to an RTFD file if you add an attachment, such as an image. Together for Mac 3.4.7 includes the same functionality and both versions have now dropped the separate Rich Text & Attachments stationery.

And more…

Items you view will now be indexed by iOS 9’s systemwide Spotlight for searching. Previewing bookmarks on iOS 9 uses a new Safari view, which features many of the features of Safari, such as reader mode, autofill and content blockers. There are also improvements for working with encrypted files, a consolidation of the way some features work across both iPad and iPhone, plus various other minor fixes and improvements. See the release notes for a full list of changes.

Together for iPad and iPhone requires iOS 8.4 or later, is a free upgrade for all existing users and is priced at $9.99 from the App Store.

Feeder 3.0 Now Available

July 16th, 2015 by Steve Harris

Feeder Icon Feeder 3.0 is now available with a brand new look, thumbnails and previews in the list, Markdown editing and autosave. Feeder’s library and feeds can now be shared with cloud services such as iCloud Drive and Dropbox, and feeds can be shared with others in a self-contained format that preserves all the publishing settings.

Over the last 10 years, Feeder has proven itself to be one of the best ways to publish RSS feeds and podcasts, and Feeder 3 improves on this in every way, but does so in a way that feels completely familiar.

Feeder 3 Screenshot

New Look

More than just a makeover, Feeder 3’s new design makes finding items and working with your feeds far smoother. The list now shows thumbnails and textual previews for each item for quicker visual identification. Switching between the feed, its items and settings is now easier and designed such that the sidebar can be hidden, saving on space if you only have one or two feeds. Every icon has been redesigned to look just right on today’s OS X.

Improved Editing

The editor also has a new look, and items can be written in Markdown, which will be converted to HTML in the feed, and extends to all editing features where appropriate, such as the Insert Link and Insert Image panels. Like all modern OS X apps, the editor now autosaves, but doesn’t commit those changes to the feed itself until you are ready. Autosave also means Feeder can restore its state, so windows you had open when the app was last quit will reappear when it’s opened again, with all your changes intact.

Share Libraries in the Cloud

It’s now possible to share Feeder’s library with cloud services such as iCloud Drive and Dropbox by placing the library folder in the appropriate location, thanks to a new library format — there is a new Move Library command in the Feeder menu to do that for you. Feeder automatically updates as soon as it detects a change has been made.

Self-Contained Feeds

In addition, Feeder can now save feeds in a self-contained format that contains both the content and settings required to publish it. This makes it easy to send a feed that you’ve already set up to someone else without needing to share your entire library or help them set up publishing from scratch. As with shared libraries, these contain everything apart from your passwords, which are kept securely in your Keychain.


Feeder now shows progress in the Publish toolbar button, and clicking this will show more detailed progress in a popover. When a library is being shared with many Macs, only one will publish scheduled feeds, and you can choose which in Feeder’s preferences. It’s now also possible to run an AppleScript, Automator workflow or Unix shell script after publishing has completed to perform additional tasks.

And Much More…

Find and replace all links in a feed, see servers, ping services and blogs together in the new Servers window, and Quick Look previews for attached enclosure files are just some of the many other things in this version.

Just about every part of the app has been tweaked and refined, including the things you don’t see. OS X has moved at a blistering pace over the last few years, Feeder 3 not only brings the app up to date on the surface, but also under the hood to take advantage of Apple’s latest innovations and lay a solid foundation for the future.

See the release notes for a full list of changes and some useful information about them.


Feeder 3 costs $49.99 for new customers, $24.99 for those upgrading from Feeder 2 and is available exclusively from Reinvented Software. Free upgrades are available for anyone who purchased Feeder 2 after the release of OS X Yosemite on October 16, 2014, regardless of whether they purchased the app through the Mac App Store or directly from Reinvented Software.

Feeder requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. A fully-featured 15-day trial is available to download and try out the new features. Your Feeder 2 library will be preserved should you decide not to upgrade.

With this release, I have decided to stop offering Feeder for sale on the Mac App Store, so can offer the same upgrade deal to all customers, along with the fastest updates and best service I can possibly provide.

Chrome Extension for Together

April 14th, 2015 by Steve Harris

Matt Howell has created a Chrome extension for Together, built on Together’s bookmarklets to import web pages as PDFs, bookmarks or web archives.

Together Chrome Extension screenshot

You can download the extension from the GitHub project page.

Poster and Photos for OS X

April 9th, 2015 by Steve Harris

Now that Apple has released Photos for OS X, it seems a good time to mention that Poster 1.4 and later can work with it to send your photos and videos to Flickr, SmugMug and Facebook (including Facebook pages you administer) using its Share extension.

Post to Poster used in Photos for OS X

Back when OS X Yosemite was released, Poster’s export plugins for iPhoto and Aperture stopped working, causing some upset for Poster users. Apple had previously announced those apps were discontinued and did not add support for Yosemite’s Share extensions to them.

As a brand new app, Photos fully utilises Share extensions. If you have Poster installed, “Post with Poster” will appear in the list of services when you click the Share button. If you don’t see it, click More to enable Post with Poster in System Preferences. Poster’s extension lets you choose an account, then sends the photos to Poster for you to work on as normal.