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Full disclosure: We love Silvio Rizzi's Reeder apps, and like many others, we've been nervously awaiting word on whether new versions will arrive by the July 1 Google Reader cutoff. Sadly, they won't.
Developer Silvio Rizzi announced Thursday morning that his popular RSS app Reeder for iPhone is now available free for everyone, with a just-submitted version 3.2 update adding additional support for Feedly -- but that's about where the good news ends.
Unfortunately, Reeder has always been deeply connected to Google Reader, which the iPhone, iPad and Mac apps use to sync RSS feeds. Next Monday, July 1, Google will officially pull the plug on that venerable service, and it appears they'll also be taking Reeder for Mac and iPad with it, at least for now.
"All three versions of Reeder will get major updates," Rizzi notes on his website. "Unfortunately, these won't be ready for July 1st. Sorry about that."
For now it appears the best solution is to update to Reeder for iPhone 3.2 as soon as it's available, which will sync with Feedbin, Feed Wrangler, Fever and now Feedly as well as a sync-free standalone RSS solution.
"Now you might ask why the iPhone version will get a major update too," Rizzi adds. "Actually, that wasn't planned at first. But I'm really happy with how the new iPad version turns out and want to bring this to the iPhone too."
Because of the delay, Reeder for Mac and iPad will be removed from their respective App Stores on July 1, so anyone who wants them should grab 'em now -- they're currently free along with the iPhone version.
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