River of News RSS Reader
May 15, 2018 10:01 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone know of RSS feed reader which acts like a River of News. No side bar, just the ability to follow RSS feeds and have them appear in a column which I can just keep working through when I have an idle moment.

I have tried to set up something similar in Twitter with a list and that looks somewhat right but it doesn't include whole posts for example and is at the mercy of whatever the social media team is posting (even with filtering to just the links) rather than what's posted to the website. Plus there are sites with a good RSS feed but rubbish Twitter feed.
posted by feelinglistless to Society & Culture (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Are you willing to have the side bar but just ignore it? If so, you can use Newsblur this way. There's the usual sidebar which shows all your feeds by name, categorized in folders, etc. But if you click on "All Site Stories" you just get a chronological listing of your unread items, that you can scroll down however far you feel like scrolling.
posted by Stacey at 10:07 AM on May 15, 2018

You could use theoldreader in the same way as Stacey describes using Newsblur.
posted by Grither at 10:14 AM on May 15, 2018

Same with Inoreader.
posted by General Malaise at 10:27 AM on May 15, 2018

And Feedly.
posted by nicwolff at 10:30 AM on May 15, 2018 [2 favorites]

Newsblur actually has a not-greatly documented shortcut of Shift + U to hide the sidebar (it's called hide feeds, which is why I don't like it). You'll need the sidebar to add feeds and stuff like that, but once it's all set up, Shift+U to make it go away, and start reading the news.
posted by deezil at 10:39 AM on May 15, 2018 [2 favorites]

Feedly definitely supports this by default. There's a left-side bar that lists blogs that you can Pin/Unpin to hide. The main pane is just a collection of stories from your feeds. You can also change the presentation style between full articles, cards, one line per entry, etc.
posted by Nelson at 11:36 AM on May 15, 2018

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