Reconnaissance - RSS Triage Made Easy News App Review (iOS, $1.99)

  • Category: News
  • Publisher: Intech Ltd
  • Updated: Oct, 03 2013
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 3.5 MB

Languages: English

Seller: Intech Ltd

• Home screen background & border (pill) settings
• Expandable smart stream folders
• Bug fixes

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
2 Ratings
All Versions:
17 Ratings


Designed for use with Feed Wrangler, this app makes it quick and easy to triage your RSS feeds with simple gestures.

iMore says: "If you use Feed Wrangler, Reconnaissance is the best option currently available. The interface is simplistic, yet fluid and feature packed."

This app **requires** a Feed Wrangler account.

It supports all the features of the Feed Wrangler api, such as:

• Add and delete subscriptions
• Add, edit and delete smart streams
• Online search of all your articles
• Send items to Reading List, Instapaper, Pinboard or Pocket

The app has a card-style interface for easily viewing and triaging articles:

• Flick articles upwards to mark them as read
• Drag articles downwards to send to read later service

The app supports features of the new operating system, such as:

• Background updates - the app will contain up-to-date information whenever you open it

Power users have additional niceties, such as the ability to switch to a more traditional list view of articles, or to add custom url schemes to certain actions (such as a long press on the title of an article).

Reconnaissance is not endorsed by or affiliated with Feed Wrangler.

Customer Reviews

  • Great RSS Reader

    by MAGtheAG

    I struggled to find an iPhone reader with ease of use and automation capabilities on par with Mr. Reader. Then I discovered Reconnaissance. It served has served me very well as an iPhone RSS Reader. It syncs flawlessly, has a nice implementation of smart feeds and allows for sharing of articles to all necessary services. The recent update made the app universal and I find Reconnaissance so easy and quick to use that it is starting to replace Mr. Reader.

  • Genius Little Touches

    by amateurthinktank

    On top of the engrossing card UI, this (responsive) dev has added all sorts of niceties I keep noticing. Like not only adding search where none of the other guys, but a beautiful button to make a smart stream from the query. To many moments of discovery like this to mention.

  • Still my favorite, but...

    by Diabolik900

    Some of the visual design tweaks in the last few versions really make it look worse to me. It looked better without the pill-shaped background behind the Unread/All/Starred tabs. Same goes for the circles behind the unread counts. That said, the card-style UI is still great. This is my favorite RSS app on the iPhone (and I've tried a lot).

  • Update

    by C#J#

    The newest update made a bunch of changes that are good to see. The font inconsistency aside, it fixed a lot of problems in terms of navigating the articles themselves. For me personally it seems to have trouble with similar things to the feed wrangler service like the use of AND OR NOT smart streams which really hamper the speed and reliability of smart streams. A must have app for feed wrangler members though. Just in terms of how it can organize streams.

  • Dig it

    by the.fake.petec

    Good looking UI, and a smooth, fast workflow that rivals the well-established RSS reader apps. Nothing gets me through my feed stories quicker.

  • Such a Brilliant FeedWrangler Client

    by Cayce Pollard

    Simple UX, clean UI, but a massive engine under the sheens of paint and lacquer. No crashes, even with an immense amount of feeds, partitions the Smart Feeds perfectly, and is just a joy to use. I wish the Dev would consider making an equally brilliant Fever reader.

  • Nice Design; Very Minimalist

    by JoeStrac

    The look and feel of the app are nice, although the side scrolling is better in theory than in practice. As a fan of minimalist design, I really like how intentionally sparse the app is. The developers have been great about staying in contact. I would potentially caution power users against this app or at least thinking it will be your main RSS app. You won't use it to get through 150 new articles. I suggested including favicons and the ability to sort by feeds rather than just time. These may be personal preferences though. You won't regret buying this app.

  • Best Feed Wrangler Client for iPhone

    by Phillip Compton

    An absolute pleasure to use. Hope an iPad version is in the works.

  • Excellent so far

    by MattFlies

    So far, I love this app. Would appreciate share options for articles and an added reading feature (like readability or the like). But still, it's my new iPhone feed reader.

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