Up until around this time last year, I used Byline as my Google Reader client on my iPhone; however, the app had not had any attention from its developer in a while so I switched Reeder instead. I reviewed Reeder in June 2012.
As you will be aware, Google Reader closes its doors for the final time on Sunday, and so I’ve switched to Feedly. And at the moment, Reeder doesn’t yet support Feedly in any of its guises. An update to the iPhone app to enable this has been submitted to Apple and so it should show up in the App Store soon, but there’s no guarantee that this will be before Sunday.
On the other hand, Byline has been updated to support Feedly. It also now works properly on the iPhone 5, although some features, such as sharing links on Delicious, seem to have been removed.
I still prefer Reeder and I’m looking forward to the new Feedly-compatible update, but Byline will do for the time being. I find it works better than Feedly’s own iOS app which struggles when there isn’t an internet connection. I like to read feeds on the train, where my connection drops frequently because of tunnels (damn those Victorian engineers!) and so Byline and Reeder’s abilities to work offline are important to me.
Actually, it’s a good time to buy the Reeder apps – iPhone, iPad and Mac – as they’re all free at the moment. They may not work after Sunday for a time but it’s cheaper than waiting until they do work.