No Marianne, I don't use google reader, although I would like the app to have that option, I just want something that works well, I can organize feeds, do a search not by just URL, I was looking at byline, reader, rss flash and news Rack, all of them are comparable with read it later which is good since I own the app.
Byline is also not a bad choice. Reeder is a very minimalist interface and that might not appeal to everyone. Byline is more "icony". Both are driven by a Google Reader account. If you are ok with setting up a Google Reader account, then either would be a good choice.
I don't look much reviews anymore, so that's not a problem, I feel like it's a mob out there with people trying to kill a product for the benefit of their own. As far as reeder that's what kept me from buying it, the UI, but if it works I have no problems with it.
I just went troughs my password app and I did set up a google reeder account a while back so I'm good.
Byline I tried the universal version a while back and wasn't impress.
So I hope Marianne agrees with you because I'm going with reeder, out of the two it looks more promising.
We have a winner
I've played with it for about 15 minutes so far and I got to admit I love it, that little read icon to the top right it's a nice surprise.
It loads surprisingly fast.
I take it back what I said about the UI, I'm glad I bought it.
The only problem I see with reeder is that you can't add/delete subscriptions, that's a bummer because the app is almost perfect, I can still use yreader to add feeds from the iPhone, hopefully a future update adds this feature.
I was late getting back to the party! I was going to recommend Reeder as well. I have tried Byline, The Early Edition, Feeddler, NetNewsWire, and NewsRack as well. Reeder replaced ByLine, my previous favorite, a few months ago since it's faster and cleaner. feedly is another one that just went free in the App Store that I downloaded. It doesn't require a Google Reader account and has an interface suited to more casual browsing.
Chris: My bad for not coming back to this thread quickly enough. You have escaped retribution for semi-hijacking it. For now.