Category Archives: Minimal Reader News

Keyboard Shortcuts are the Best

For those of you who have yet to use keyboard shortcuts in Minimal Reader, you are missing out. They are essential in skimming through your RSS feed updates, especially when you subscribe to more than a few blogs. To see the list of keyboard shortcuts, all you have to do is press the question mark […]

How to Sync Between Minimal Reader and Unread for iOS via Fever

Minimal Reader has an emulation API that allows it to be used with existing third-party apps that are compatible with Fever°. You can easily set up the new Unread for iOS to sync your feeds to your iOS devices. Here’s how: Go to https://minimalreader.com/settings/api to retrieve your Minimal Reader Fever password: Add a new Fever account in Unread: Copy the server, […]

How to Sync Between Minimal Reader and Reeder 2 for Mac via Fever

Minimal Reader has an emulation API that allows it to be used with existing third-party apps that are compatible with Fever°. You can easily set up the new Reeder 2 for Mac to sync your feeds to your Mac desktop. Here’s how: Go to https://minimalreader.com/settings/api to retrieve your Minimal Reader Fever password: Add a new Fever […]

Minimal Reader Feature: Real-time Updates

What is better than refreshing your MnmlRdr to see a list of new stories from your favorite blogs? Not having to refresh of course! MnmlRdr now has the ability to “push” new stories to your account so you can stay up-to-date on your favorite blogs in real-time. After evaluating some new features, I decided I […]

Minimal Reader Feature: Mark Entries Older Than

I subscribe to a lot of blogs. It’s sometimes hard to keep up with so much content flowing in, so I usually split up my feeds into a couple of buckets: Important: important feeds that I want to read every day The River: everything else that is OK to skip. Sometimes, though, I want to […]

Minimal Reader Feature: Gestures

When I started MnmlRdr, I wanted the mobile and desktop experience to feel great. I was using Google Reader on my mobile device, which was good enough, but never really felt like a fast and responsive “app”. I wanted to build something better. To achieve that, I included gestures from day 1: Swipe left to […]

Can I Buy a Vowel?

This is the first in a series called “Building MnmlRdr”, where I’ll be discussing the ins and outs of building and marketing a feed reader. When I first started building MnmlRdr, I was exploring a lot of domain names. I wanted something simple. The product’s core was to be centered around fewer distractions and a […]

Give Minimal Reader a Try in 2014

Happy New Year! I hope 2013 wrapped up nicely for you and 2014 is off to a great start! For me, 2014 is going to be about experimentation and growing MnmlRdr. And, I’m off to a good start with my first experiment…you can now try MnmlRdr for free without having to sign up. I created […]

Scheduled Maintenance: Dec 22

Hooray! MnmlRdr is growing! To help keep everything snappy, there will be some scheduled maintenance on: Sunday, December 22 between 09:00PM-11:59PM EST (GMT -5:00) During this maintenance window, MnmlRdr may have periodic moments of downtime. But, don’t worry…we’ll still be fetching feeds and keeping your accounts up-to-date during the maintenance. For status updates about this […]

Minimal Reader Feature: Go Gadget

One of the first apps that I install on any new Mac is a quick application launcher (QuickSilver, LaunchBar, and most recently Alfred). I love being able to access my apps with just a few keystrokes. I decided that it would be neat to have something similar in MnmlRdr, so I added what I’m calling […]