With iOS 8 we saw a lot of developers update their iOS apps to take advantage of the new extension feature in Safari that allow users to do things without switching between apps, like saving articles to Pocket or entering a username and a password with 1Password. But one extension was missing, the ability to Subscribe to Feeds from Safari.
Now with the latest update for Slow Feeds to version 4.2 which adds a new ‘RSS to Slow Feeds’ Extension users can finally Subscribe to Feeds from Safari on iOS 8.
This app has a unique feature called “Hot Links” that is similar to what Fever offer, which is the ability to collect all the articles that talk or link to the same site and put them in one place, Here’s an old but good review of Slow Feeds from Federico Viticci EiC of MacStories.net.
Now with this update, Slow Feeds became the first RSS Reader app on the App Store that offer the ability to Subscribe to Feeds from Safari on iOS 8.
With this new feature, Subscribing to Feeds from Safari on iOS 8 has never been easier, all you have to do is open the site you want, tap on the share button, select RSS to Slow Feeds and a popup menu will appear showing the account that is already selected, and the link to the site you are on.
Even if you’ve added multiple accounts, the extension will allow you to switch between your accounts to pick the one you want to use.
Slow Feeds can also detect multiple RSS Feeds on the same site, and let you choose which one you want to subscribe to.
This update also brought other minor changes like:
- Adapted layouts and font sizes throughout the app to make it look good across the complete range of current iOS devices
- Removed the remaining built-in non-browser extension (Delicious – brings its own extension now)
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements
Slow Feed is available for Free on the App Store with $2.99 IAP for Full version.