I have always been a big reader. Books and magazines in the days of paper publications, and lots of online and/or digital writings since I discovered the Web. My favourite means for following up on blogs and news sites is the RSS feed. RSSOwl is good enough on the Mac or PC; mobile devices require something else, of course.
On the iPad, I have been a longtime user of Byline – longtime meaning “ever since I bought it”. Byline offers a free version that can handle offline reading – just perfect for me, since my daily commute by train passes through areas without significant 4G/3G coverage. And offline is handy as well when you’re on holiday in a foreign country.
However, since the upgrade of iOS to version 10, Byline seems to have trouble. Syncing doesn’t always work – or should I say: “usually does not work”? I have had the app crash several times in a row. Changing the settings is possible, but somehow the app does not take the new settings into account.
Someone wrote that Byline is “almost abandonware”, and the number of updates to the app during the last three years seems to validate that point of view. Yes, there is a new version 5.0.2 since the beginning of September 2016, but my bad experiences with the app date from last and this week… Please, Phantom Fish, can you do better? Because if you don’t, I will have to start researching a replacement, and I haven’t seen many RSS readers that fit my needs – on iOS, at least.