Automation requires a professional account. Pro accounts also get some other great features, like the ability to integrate with IFTTT and Zapier, an offline mode for mobile apps. Also includes my personal favorite: Keep your YouTube account in sync with your RSS reading. You can watch YouTube videos in Inoreader, and next time you log into YouTube, you won’t have a lot of unwatched videos.
Inoreader offers a free account (with ads), which is good for testing the service to see if it meets your needs. If so, the Pro account is $7 per month (cheaper if you buy up front for a year), providing more advanced features and support for more feeds.
Best for beginners
Feedly is perhaps the most popular RSS reader on the web, and for good reason. It is well designed, easy to use and offers great search options so it is easy to add all your favorite sites. It lacks one thing that makes Inoreader a little better in my view – YouTube syncing – but other than that Feedly is an excellent choice.
It even has some features that Inoreader doesn’t have, like Evernote integration (you can save articles to Evernote) and a notes feature for jotting your own thoughts on stories. Feedly is also promoting Leo, the company’s AI search assistant, which can help filter your feeds and display the content you really want. In my testing I found that it works well enough, but a huge part of what I love about RSS is that there is no artificial intelligence – I don’t Wants automatic filtering. Depending on how you use RSS, this could be a useful feature.
Like the others here, Feedly offers iOS And Android Applications along with the web interface. Feedly is free for up to 100 feeds. A Pro subscription is $8 per month (cheaper if you pay for a year) and allows more features like notes, save to Evernote, and ad-free reading. A Pro + account gives you AI features and more for $12 a month.
Best for DIYers
Newsblur is a simple and refreshing old school RSS reader. You won’t find AI or YouTube syncing here – it’s for reading RSS feeds and following your life. It can subscribe to all kinds of content (including newsletters), read full stories (even from RSS feeds you don’t provide), integrate with IFTTT, and even track story changes if a publisher updates an article.