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Add custom icons to Reeder on the iPad

3 Feb

Reeder's Feed Display with "Touch" icons, most of them empty.

I am a big fan of Reeder for iPad, a top Google Reader Client for the iPad. One of Reeder’s unique features is its use of “apple touch icons” its feeds display when a website makes them available. A downside to this feature is that most websites do not currently offer a touch icon for Reeder to display and there is no way to specify a custom icon from within the application. This leaves many feeds with empty icons.

After searching for a possible solution, I realized that Reeder must be caching the icons on the iPad and I could use iPhone Explorer, a free file browser for iOS devices, to locate the files on my iPad. Sure enough, they are located at Apps/Reeder/Documents/TouchIcons (See the screenshot below). The files are simply PNG graphics named after the website they are used for. By creating a 129×129 PNG file with the URL of the website (e.g., http://www.wordpress.com.png) and dragging it to this folder, you can make custom icons for any feed. You have to close and restart Reeder for the changes to take effect.

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