Mark as Read on Scroll: Thanks, I Hate It

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Reeder for reading, Unread for RSS

I just can’t fathom why folks go ga-ga over Reeder even though this feature is absent. Hell, it shouldn’t even be considered a feature; it’s like a book not having page numbers or something. I just don’t get it. 🤷🏼‍♂️

Software is fun, isn't it? Justin makes a reasonable case for why he can't use Reeder for RSS.


I truly hate the feature he finds essential, and I've turned it off in any reader app I've used in the past. He's not wrong to want it, but it's certainly not a universal feeling.

I personally use Reeder for RSS because I follow quite a few sources and no other app in my experience lets me triage what I want to read now, later, and ignore better than Reeder. Unread is great if you follow a smaller number of sites, but the way I use RSS does not line up at all and I feel like I'm wading through molasses when I'm using it.

Ironically, my counter proposal would be that Unread is good for reading, but Reeder is good for RSS.