News Aggregators 2017
October 10, 2017 4:44 PM   Subscribe

I'm a current user of feedly, and like the service. I don't like that you have to pay for a basic feature like search. I'm curious as to what you currently use for a news aggregator currently and what features you like most about it.
posted by Draccy to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I just switched to Inoreader from Feedly. My problem was Feedly deleting stories older than 30 days. Inoreader is basically the same.
After using Feedly since Google Reader ended (RIP), the transition to Inoreader has been seamless.
posted by k8t at 5:00 PM on October 10, 2017 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Also just switched to Inoreader from Feedly (forced to due to work blocking it, for whatever strange reason). It's about the same, though several UX quirks on both web and iOS that bug me. I paid for Feedly specifically for search and will likely pay for Inoreader just to help keep RSS readers afloat.
posted by homesickness at 5:40 PM on October 10, 2017

I've been using NewsBlur since google reader died. you do need to pay a small fee to get unlimited feeds, but I don't mind paying for something I use daily. My biggest complaint is its "Mark as Unread" feature doesn't work as well as Google Reader's used to, and I sometimes mark something as unread and then accidentally "read" it. Other than that, I've been very happy with it.
posted by nalyd at 6:10 PM on October 10, 2017

I host an instance of Tiny Tiny RSS for myself and a couple friends. It's very easy to install, configure, and use. It has minimalistic web interface, an official Android client, and a few unofficial clients. It's stable and is frequently updated. I switched to Tiny Tiny RSS immediately after the death of Google Reader, and haven't looked back.
posted by ringu0 at 6:17 PM on October 10, 2017

I installed Tiny Tiny RSS the week Google killed Reader. I It's great.
posted by COD at 7:06 PM on October 10, 2017

I 2nd NewsBlur. Been using it since GR died, after a small flirtation with The Old Reader. And I pay my $24 a year, same as MetaFilter.
posted by deezil at 8:17 PM on October 10, 2017

3rding Newsblur. It's very seamless for switching between phone and laptop. (which was very important to me)

It does seem to have a few annoying formatting quirks with the Note 8 that it didn't have on the Note 3 (mainly jumpiness) but I hope those will be resolved soon.
posted by Zarya at 8:56 PM on October 10, 2017

NewsBlur for me, too. I like how well it syncs between desktop, iPad, and Android phone. I also appreciate the training features so I can teach it to never show me things with certain keywords (or conversely, to flag things to my attention with other keywords).
posted by Stacey at 4:25 AM on October 11, 2017

Happily paying Newsblur $24/year. It's free for the first 64 sites and by the time I was ready to add a 65th, I was very happy to pay for the keyboard shortcuts, filtering, mobile apps, etc.
posted by michaelh at 9:21 AM on October 11, 2017

I use The Old Reader. I like that it doesn't try to be anything more than what it is.
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:43 AM on October 11, 2017 [1 favorite]

I also like The Old Reader. It's simple and does what I ask.
posted by kevinbelt at 3:57 PM on October 11, 2017 [1 favorite]

Another vote for Inoreader - very powerful as long as you don't mind paying for the premium version
posted by mrbenn at 11:04 PM on October 12, 2017

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