I've written about RSS here quite a bit. I'm a news junkie and there aren't many apps I enjoy using more than a good feed reader. For years I've used the benchmark in the field, Reeder. It's clean and quick and functional, and best of all it supports the service I use everyday to store and sort my news.
Recently, Reeder has been feeling pretty dated. It's no longer just about being snappy when I want to read something, it's about looking great while you do it.
Enter Unread. It feels very modern, using my all time favorite font and completely getting out of my way. It has background syncing, something Reeder's been needing since October. This also makes Unread feel much, much snappier; without the 10-30 second wait as the app pulls in the new content.
There are quite a few things missing in it's current form though. There's no way to traverse from one article to the next. Some advanced features, such as Feedbin's saved searches, aren't yet supported. Both nitpicks are not deal breakers though, and I'm confident they'll be addressed in the future.
Unread made the jump to my home screen on day one. I'd recommend anyone who uses an RSS reader should take a look. If you're curious about the design logic that went into Unread, read Jared Sinclair's full design write up.