The disappearance of Google Reader marked a before and after in RSS feed readers, since it supposed the end of the one that at that time was the reader of reference. His successor from the first months was a Feedly that today is established as the new king of feeds, although that does not mean that there are no alternatives.
Today in fact we are going to offer you seven of them, which we have considered the best functions to be a rival to consider for Feedly. We have everything, from freemium to those that offer all their features for free, some that bear the surname of a large company and even one that you can install on your own server.
Inoreader, possibly the best alternative
Today Inoreader is one of the best alternatives to Feedly that we can meet. It is used through its website, it has an easy-to-understand interface, a choice of read it later to save the most interesting articles, support for OPML, and allows us to share them through our social networks. We will also have all our feeds synchronized thanks to its applications for Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
Using it is as easy as creating a free account and identifying with it. We can create an automated feed choosing our topics of interest or create it ourselves by adding the pages in the subscription menu. It also has a paid version that for 15 dollars a year it removes advertising, allows us to make backup copies, adds filters and allows us to search for articles through the network.
NewsBlur, simple and with several reading modes
Although not as powerful and flexible as the previous one, NewsBlur is also an alternative to consider if we are looking for a new feed reader. It has a good variety of topics with pre-generated feeds, it allows us to create our own lists, offers several reading modes and allows us to share the most interesting articles on our social networks.
It also allows us to read the stories shared by our friends, add tags to articles and train their internal algorithm. telling him what we want him to hide from us. In addition to its website, it has applications for Android, iOS and third-party apps for other platforms. The free account does not allow public searches and limits the number of saved websites to 64, so if we want more we will have to pay the $ 24 per year that the PRO version costs.
G2Reader, perfect for sharing on social networks
G2Reader is another powerful Freemium alternative with a payment option with advanced options for about $ 30 per month, although it has the downside that in addition to its web version it only has applications for Android leaving iOS out of the game. Aesthetically it is very similar to Feedly, with two columns to organize the content on the left and show it to us on the right.
We can add content through your button to add subscriptions or your option to import feeds using OPML files. ANDThe content is displayed by boxes with buttons to read more or share on Twitter, Google+, Bugger or Pocket. It also has a text search button and a Trending section where you can find the most interesting content on the web. In the free version, the number of feeds and items per feed is 100.
AOL Reader, proposing interesting readings
But if you don’t mind having a slightly less powerful reader in exchange for you can get rid of Freemium to have all options unlocked With a free account, AOL Reader is another to consider. Like the others, in addition to a web version to use on your desktop it has official apps for Android and iOS, and several third-party apps with which to access from other platforms.
For the rest, it has a visual and easy-to-use interface, and it will not take too long to add all the feeds and adjust it to our liking. Also has a Discover option with recommended readings, multiple reading modes and a robust search engine with which to navigate between our content. We can also add tags, save articles or share them on websites and social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instapaper or Readability.
Digg Reader, small but bully
Web-based, with extensions for Chrome, and apps for Android and iOS, Digg Reader is another small alternative but one that doesn’t lack any basics. With a simple two-column interface We can navigate in our sections and subsections such as the most popular news or the articles that we have saved.
It has two reading modes, the list and the detailed one, and allows us to share the articles on Digg, Facebook and Twitter or save them to read them later. Also has a mode that explores our Twitter timeline to find us the most relevant tweets. It can also be synced with other “Read Later” services like Instapaper and Pocket.
CommaFeed, basic service to consider
So basic that it only has a web version, leaving out the synchronization of mobile devices. CommaFeed is another good alternative if we look for the basics not to be lacking, allows us to import OPML files, save news to read later and share the ones that interest us the most on our social networks.
Selfoss, so as not to depend on third-party servers
Ok, but let’s say you don’t want to have to rely on third-party servers and you prefer to set up an RSS feed reader yourself. In that case Selfoss is an alternative to consider. It is free, open source, and after uploading it to our server it will offer us multiple customization options so that we can adapt it to our liking.
In addition to allowing us to add the RSS feeds of our favorite pages, with this service We can also include our favorite accounts on Twitter, unifying and simplifying the reading experience. Being open source it will allow us to make all the modifications we want. In fact, it includes an extras section to install addons made by the community.
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