Multi-Platform RSS/Newsreader to Replace Feedly
January 25, 2014 5:01 PM   Subscribe

I'm not fond of Feedly's insistence that you log in using a Google account. Searching for an RSS reader to replace it.

Not looking for anything fancy. Just a simple RSS reader. I was a big fan of Google Reader, which of course is now defunct.

The requirements are that I can access the reader on iOS devices, Macs, and PCs.

I have about 50 feeds, mostly text-heavy vs. image-intensive, and the ability to sort them in groups/arrange them by folders would be helpful.

posted by The ____ of Justice to Computers & Internet (17 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
posted by deezil at 5:15 PM on January 25, 2014 [2 favorites]

I heartily recommend newsblur.
posted by thatone at 5:15 PM on January 25, 2014

Let me add about NewsBlur: Samuel (the one man show who runs it) is great about trying to work out problems and adding new features. And he's teasing that soon we're going to get full text search (or something else he's wanted for two years), and he loves giving features to those who pay. I pay because I have too many sites to have the free version, and my money is well spent providing to the developer. Any time I've had issues or questions, it's a matter of minutes or hours, not days.
posted by deezil at 5:19 PM on January 25, 2014 [2 favorites]

posted by misterbrandt at 5:31 PM on January 25, 2014 [1 favorite]

Digg Reader has been working for me as a google reader replacement
posted by kbuxton at 5:38 PM on January 25, 2014 [1 favorite]

I really love's VERY reader-like. It doesn't have an iPad app, but it does have a mobile version.
posted by QuakerMel at 5:41 PM on January 25, 2014 [5 favorites]

Seconding inoreader - it feels like I never left google reader
posted by crazy with stars at 6:41 PM on January 25, 2014

Newsblur for the win. Love it, former Feedly user here.
posted by nostrada at 6:46 PM on January 25, 2014

Newsblur is outstanding.
posted by Silvertree at 7:05 PM on January 25, 2014 [1 favorite]

If you have access to a web hosting account to host your own reader TT-RSS works great. It has an Android App so I would assume there is also an iOS app. It's free, and you control it so you don't have to worry about the next rss reader you choose shutting down too.
posted by COD at 7:44 PM on January 25, 2014 [1 favorite]

I like (and use) FeedWrangler—it's pretty bare bones, but I use it as a syncing backed to Reeder on iOS and ReadKit on the Mac. It's been quite reliable since I switched after Reader's death. One thing to note is that while it doesn't have folders per se, it allows for the creation of smart streams, which can functionally act in the same way or more powerful ways. I haven't used any of the other services, so I can't compare.
posted by Maecenas at 8:02 PM on January 25, 2014

I've come to like Newsblur a lot, but inoreader is probably the most GReader-like solution.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:01 PM on January 25, 2014

I also strongly recomend Newsblur. I believe the free version will cover 50 feeds. I use it on Windows, Mac, Ipad, and my Android phone at different times. It has folders. (Also tags, article saving, training, comments, etc., etc. which you may or may not use.)
posted by sevenless at 11:40 PM on January 25, 2014

Seconding Feedwrangler. I also use Reeder on my phone, but find the website fine for use on the computer.
posted by Gilgongo at 12:45 AM on January 26, 2014

netvibes and its better than feedly.
posted by radsqd at 6:58 PM on January 26, 2014

I've been using Netvibes for a long, long time, but their redesign from the last couple weeks has got me looking elsewhere.
posted by rhizome at 10:03 AM on January 27, 2014

Note on Newsblur on Android - the app no longer supports older OSes (pre-Ice Cream Sandwich).
posted by Chrysostom at 4:32 PM on January 28, 2014

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