RSS Readers

I’ve been using Feedly on iOS as an RSS reader ever since Google Reader shut its doors.

I’ve noticed recently that the Feedly app has become a little buggy and so have started to look into replacements.

Does anyone have any favourite RSS readers? Or am I the only person left in the world who uses RSS?

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I’d love to know. When I looked, all options seemed a little crap so settled on Feedly begrudgingly.

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I use Reeder - with Feedbin as the feed service

You don’t need an external feed service to use Reeder, though.

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I used to use Feedly too, but their app on Android had issues that were never fixed, and it’s integration with 3rd party apps was also problematic. I’ve since switched to Inoreader. I prefer their website (for when on desktop) and their Android app is pretty decent.

I use a 3rd party app called FocusReader on Android which links to my Inoreader account. I had an iPad up to last year, and the Reeder app is the one I would recommend for iOS/iPad OS. It’s not free, but it is updated regularly, and is ad free. I believe both Reeder and FocusReader work with Feedly if you don’t want to switch to a different service, as well as Inoreader and standalone without an account.

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+1 for Reeder. You can sync your feeds directly in iCloud so you don’t need to have a third-party service like Feedly or Inoreader.

Big thumbs up for Reeder :heart:.

I use Inoreader for sync as I don’t like  only services, but if that’s not an issue then the iCloud sync would totally do the job.

Many people also love NetNewsWire.

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The name of the developer sounds familiar to me. Maybe I used this when it was free?

Does it fetch the full article for truncated feeds? That would be handy.

It sure can do that, but it’s a little hidden - you have to long-press the title of the feed in your subscription list and choose “Automatic reader view” in the popup menu.

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I swapped to Newsblur: https://newsblur.com/ after Google Reader closed. I find it useful enough to pay for although I think there might be a free version.

At the time, it was the most like-for-like Google Reader replacement I could find.

On a separate note, I really wish Monzo would fix the RSS for their website :slight_smile:

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Still using Feedly (free) on Android/Web here since Google Reader shuttered.

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I used to use Feedly but I ran into a limitation of the free account (can’t remember what) and wasn’t willing to step up to their cheapest paid tier (£72/year). I switched to Inoreader a couple of years ago. I’m not sure if its still available for new users, but I use Inoreader with a “supporter” tier which sits between free and pro and costs €20/year. I’m happy with it.

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Good point actually. Inoreader free is limited to 150 feeds, and the site/app contains ads. Supporter tier still available to me (€20 a year), which lets you have 500 feeds, no ads and custom CSS. Pro is €80 a year (or €8.99 a month) and lets you have unlimited feeds plus filtering, create feeds from sites without RSS/atom. All details on Pro vs Free here. Not sure if new users can have Supporter but only gives you the 3 things mentioned above.

My favourite Pro features are being able to create custom feeds for sites that don’t offer RSS/atom feeds, and filtering duplicate items.

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I’ve got FreshRSS running on my home server for RSS Feeds there, then I can read them synced on my PC and phone. Bit more technical, granted but no ads, and fully customisable.

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+1 for Reeder on iOS and macOS.

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I’ve downloaded NetNewsWire and Newsy to try. If I don’t get on with the I will crack open the wallet and buy Reeder.

Thanks for all the tips and advice.

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