Sidetrack

RSS Reader

 

Sidetrack is an unconventional, but fluid and feature-packed RSS reader designed exclusively for the excellent Feed Wrangler RSS syncing service.

 

Sidetrack embraces the use of swipe gestures to navigate through your feeds and to quickly save or share articles.

 

Navigation Gestures

Sidetrack makes extensive use of swipe gestures for navigation. Swipe between articles and screens to browse your feeds quickly and efficiently.

  Swipe from the left edge of the screen to return to the home screen.

 

Swipe from the left edge of the screen to return to the home screen.

  Swipe from the scrubber bar to reveal a list of all articles, organised by date.

 

Swipe from the scrubber bar to reveal a list of all articles, organised by date.

  Swipe right on the article to reveal the next one. Swipe left to reveal the previous.

 

Swipe right on the article to reveal the next one. Swipe left to reveal the previous.

 

Notifications and Apple Watch

Select a smart stream to receive notifications when new articles are downloaded. The selected smart stream's unread articles will be available from  within the watch app.

  View the list of unread articles within selected smart stream.

 

View the list of unread articles within selected smart stream.

 
  Tap an article to view the headline in full and mark as read or star.

 

Tap an article to view the headline in full and mark as read or star.

 
  Force tap on an article to view saving options.

 

Force tap on an article to view saving options.

 
 

iPad

  Sidetrack is a Universal app, so it can be used on iPad as well as iPhone. They will stay in sync due to the great Feed Wrangler service.

 

Sidetrack is a Universal app, so it can be used on iPad as well as iPhone. They will stay in sync due to the great Feed Wrangler service.

 

Themes and Image Filters

Sidetrack has a wide selection of themes and image filters which allow incredible customisation of your browsing experience. Image filters are applied dynamically - you can change them whenever you fancy.

  Dark Emerald theme Poster image filter

 

Dark Emerald theme

Poster image filter

  Light Slate theme Noir image filter

 

Light Slate theme

Noir image filter

  Light Duck Egg theme Grunge image filter

 

Light Duck Egg theme

Grunge image filter

 

Feature-Packed

Sidetrack is packed with all the goodies:

  • Feed and Smart Stream management
  • Background updating
  • Automatic dark/light mode
  • Range colour schemes and filters for article images
  • Configurable actions for taps/double-taps
  • Landscape support throughout, including expanded iPhone 6Plus features

Sidetrack has many outstanding features to make browsing your feeds a smooth and efficient experience.

Quick Sharing Gestures

Swipe downwards to reveal the sharing menu. Slide your finger left and right to select, then release to save or share the article.

This is the quickest way to access multiple share options yet seen in an RSS reader.

Speed Browsing

Quickly and easily speed through your articles, hands-free with speed browsing.

Automatically switches to the next article every second or two.

Customise the playback speed to suit your browsing habits.

 

Updates

Keep up-to-date with all the latest Sidetrack news. Follow the app on Twitter @sidetrack_app or for more general updates follow my account @robert_barnes.