Google recently announced that it will shut down its Google Reader service come July 1, a move that has created chaos among its devoted group of users. The Reeder app uses the Google Reader engine to drive its content, making its future as a go-to news reader unclear.
The uncertainty of Reeder’s future is likely the reason why the iPad app is now a free download in the App Store. The iPad version was previously priced at $4.99. On the other hand, Reeder for iPhone maintains its original price of $2.99.
Many users have begun looking for alternatives to Google Reader for getting their daily doses of news. TabletPCReview’s sister site Brighthand has put together a list of seven alternatives for Android users.
Meanwhile, Flipboard last week updated its news reader app for iOS with the ability to let users create their own “personal magazines.”
Reeder for iPad is compatible with devices running iOS 4.3 or later.