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The 10 Best Feed Readers

Vicky Cassidy:

At their core, RSS reader apps let you subscribe to content from your favorite sites. Typically, they’ll download images and text from articles so you can read them offline, and will list all of the stories in chronological order. Many RSS apps then include tools to discover sites based on your favorite topics, and let you save favorite articles to reference later.

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The beauty of hosted applications is that they’re easy to set up and use—simply sign up for the app and you’re ready to get started. The bad news is that you don’t own your data, and if the company decides to close up shop (like Google Reader did in 2013) you’ll have to start over again.

Currently, I’m using ReadKit and am happy with it except for the lack of AppleScript and share extension support—a common problem. I find that iOS is better for reading longer articles, and the Mac is much better for skimming and processing RSS feeds, so I haven’t used any of these iOS apps in years.

3 Comments

It's weird how everyone always overlooks Vienna.

@Jeff And Vienna does have AppleScript support.

Mr. Reader on the iPad is an equal or better experience to ReadKit or Reeder on Mac IMHO.

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