Words is the name of a more feature laden RSS reader that does more than just list RSS subscriptions. Words also handles Instapaper, Readability, and Pocket, all from one basic RSS app interface.
Mincey folk are big supports and proponents of RSS readers. Why? There’s no easier way to manage news and information gathering from dozens or hundreds of sites than with an RSS reader.
Words doesn’t really blaze any new trails to justify the expense, but it blends just the right features– RSS and read-it-later options– for a better experience.
The look and feel is common among RSS readers but you can choose from different visual themes.
Subscriptions, tags, and folders are displayed in the left Sidebar on your Mac’s screen, while title and summary are in the middle column, and the right side is devoted to displaying the entire article.
Words does something unique. With each RSS subscription, Words grabs the entire article behind the title and summary, and renders it in Read-it-Later style, then drops it into the inbox so you can, well, read it later.
For any Mac user on the go, that’s a lifesaver and it happens automatically in the background. The themes are usable, too– vertical, horizontal, dark, light and responsive. Font sizes change automatically as you adjust themes.
Unfortunately, there’s no iOS version of Words for iPhone or iPad but it does have full OPML support to export subscriptions to other apps on other devices. Oh, and the name Words– it’s not so much ‘words’ as it is news.