Press, arguably the most well-designed Reader client of them all, got a sizeable update today. It's the "biggest update yet," in fact. Climbing up to version number 1.2, Press got some useful new features. Though this update isn't the one with which Press migrates to "a new backend syncing solution" as it is promised to do once Reader takes its final breath, it's definitely an update worth looking at.

First up, Press now has widgets, both large and small. The small one is basically an unread count, while the larger can show top articles from your "all unread" list or a specific subscription list within your account. Press has also added a great Readability option. With the tap of a button, you can de-clutter any article and get straight to the text like you can with services like Feedly or Pocket. Users can also choose to scroll through articles horizontally and vertically. Finally, Press has added some long-press goodies for both articles and links, allowing for easy sharing and other interaction.

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If you're already a Press user, you've probably gobbled up the update already. If not, there's never been a better time to start. The app is well-designed, well-built, and honestly a pleasure to use.

The app was not found in the store. :-(