Some very good news today for RSS fans and in particular those who are using and enjoying the Feedly RSS service and apps. Following a limited release earlier this month, Feedly is now offering a pro account option to everyone.
Feedly Pro is now generally available – at $5 per month, or $45 per year. By upgrading to a pro account you get access to the first batch of pro features: search, one-click Evernote integration, one-click Pocket integration, and premium customer support. And Feedly is promising more to come for pro users:
New pro features will be added regularly. The goal is to offer our most passionate users more productivity and make feedly sustainable in the long run.
This is an important milestone for feedly because a more sustainable company will lead to more innovation for users of both feedly pro and feedly standard.
Feedly has also added one-click Pocket integration and HTTPS support to Feedly standard, based on user feedback.
Feedly, the RSS service that has proved to be one of the most popular Google Reader replacements, is now offering pro account upgrades. The upgrade will be paid for at $5 per month or $45 a year will offer the following benefits:
Article Search: search within your subscribed feeds.
Https: add a layer of security while browsing Feedly.
Evernote Support: one click save to any of your Evernote notebooks
Premium Support: get bumped to the front of the support line.
The pro account option will be made available ‘this fall’. In the meantime, there’s a limited ‘Lifetime Edition’ on offer right now for $99 – which will be limited to 5,000 users.
The Mr. Reader RSS app for iPad has had a big (big!) update today, to Version 2.0.2. There are new features, improvements and fixes added for a number of its supported backend services, including Feedly, Feedbin, and Feed Wrangler.
Here is the lengthy change list for this update:
• BazQux: Reordering of folders and feeds implemented
• Feedly: Implemented the missing ‘migrate’ functionality of the ‘Subscriptions Checker’
• Extended the ‘more’ menu (tap&hold a feed) with ‘Copy Website URL’, ‘Copy Feed URL’, ‘Email Subscription’ and ‘Open In Subscriptions Checker’
• Improved the App state restoration after a restart
• Facebook: Replaced the deprecated web based share dialog by my own implemenation
• Fever: New account setting (only when editing) to set a flag for Fever clones like Stringer. Will not use “optimized” API calls in this case.
The Mr. Reader RSS app for iPad was updated this week, to Version 2.0. The big news in this update is that the app now has available several good options for replacing Google Reader as the sync engine for RSS feeds.
Google Reader is going to be closed down for good by Google in just a few days, on July 1 – so all of us who use RSS to follow our favorite sites and keep up with news need to find good alternative solutions and apps now.
Mr. Reader is a popular and feature-rich RSS app so it’s great to see that it now offers a number of options to replace Google Reader. These are BazQux Reader, Feedbin, FeedHQ, Feedly, Feed Wrangler and Fever.
I’m especially glad to see Feedly on the list, as it has become my go-to Google Reader replacement up to now. I reinstalled Mr. Reader earlier today and was happy to say that it quickly imported all my subscriptions and starred items from Feedly. It is also staying nicely and effortlessly in sync with Feedly as I star new items or remove a star or make changes to subscriptions.
Now I have two good options that I know are working an syncing nicely. I am hoping that the excellent Reeder app will be updating soon with its Google Reader replacement options.
Here’s an App Store link for Mr. Reader for iPad; it’s priced at $3.99.
What are you all doing to replace Google Reader? What’s your favorite iPad RSS app?
The Feedly RSS service has taken a leading role in providing a replacement sync solution for when Google Reader is shutdown on July 1. They are now reaching the final stages of their migration from the Google Reader backend over to their new Feedly Cloud – and yesterday they published some advice for users on how to make sure they’re prepared for the upgrade.
The first and most important step is to make sure you are running Version 16 on all your devices – current versions are 16.0.513 on the desktop, 16.0.1 on iOS, and 16.0.5 on Android. Their guidance is that if you’re unsure of your version number on a mobile device, you should uninstall and reinstall it.
Here’s more of the advice and guidance on the upgrade:
Sync’ing via the cloud
Over the next 2-3 days you should expect to receive a green banner message (desktop) or a green card (mobile). This is the notification that your feeds and categories and up to 1,000 starred items have been successfully migrated to the feedly cloud and the articles you are seeing are coming from the feedly service.
It is important at that point that you restart the app on all your other devices so that they all connect to the feedly cloud.
The one part we did not migrate from google reader is your history (too much data) so you have to expect that you are starting from a blank history and your unread counts will be reset. This is a one time issue.
In some cases, there might be a gap of a few days in the saved items because migrating a few million accounts takes a few days. We have done our best to minimize that gap but we apologize if you are missing a few saved items. This is a one time issue too.
How do I login to my feedly cloud account?
To simplify the transition, we are going to continue to use Google Authentication to let you access your Feedly Cloud. We will be adding support for Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and LinkedIn shortly.
How do I know which backend/version I am running?
If you visit http://www.feedly.com/home#console you should see a list of data about your system. Continue reading
Here’s some very good news for iPad and RSS fans. The Feedly iPad app has been updated today, and the updated details are a sight for sore eyes (emphasis mine):
What’s New in Version 16.0.1
Now powered by the feedly cloud. Let’s all wish a happy retirement to Google Reader.
Last week I posted about good news from Feedly about their backend sync service to replace Google Reader, which Google is about to shutdown on July1. This service will power not only their own apps, but also some other leading RSS apps like Reeder and Press.
And going by the wording of that update, that service is ready to rock and no longer relies at all on Google Reader. Good stuff.
This week there is lots of good news about RSS solutions for iPad and iOS apps when Google Reader is shutdown on July 1, and Feedly is right at the center of most of it. Feedly itself offers RSS apps and clients for iPad, iOS, Android, and the Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers. Their RSS syncing service is also going to be adopted by the hugely popular Reeder app for iPad and iOS and several other notable RSS apps.
I’m one of the many people who was very sad and more than a little worried when Google announced they would be shutting down Google Reader, and with not a whole lot of notice. Since that was announced I’ve been trying out several alternatives to Google Reader, while also hoping that Reeder would have a good response – as it has been my favorite RSS app on the iPad for a long while now. I’ve tried Newsblur, Feed Wrangler, and reacquainted myself with Feedly.
Feedly has improved tremendously since I last used it a couple years back. I’ve been using it in Chrome, on my iPad mini, and on my Galaxy Note 2. It works well on all three platforms, and has actually becoming my new favorite because of its much-improved UI and its cross-platform support.
OK, I admit it – I’m finally a fan of Reeder for iPad. Just in case you’ve not heard of it, Reeder for iPad is an RSS app, and in this case specifically a Google Reader client, for the iPad.
I’m a huge devourer of news on the iPad – via Flipboard, via a number of good apps – but as much as anything via RSS apps. Up until very recently my favorite on the iPad was River of News. River of News is still a stellar app – and one we listed in our list of Best iPad Apps of 2011.
I have to thank / blame my friend Thomas for my recent discovery of Reeder for iPad. I had tried the app three or four times on the both the iPhone and the iPad and it had never won me over. But Thomas kept haranguing me with its virtues in every conversation we had where RSS and news apps came up. More than anything, he talked about its speed. In fact, he raved about its speed at every opportunity.
River of News for Google Reader, as the name might give away, is an RSS reader for the iPad for those who use Google Reader to keep up with their favorite feeds.
I’m a big consumer of RSS feeds as a major part of how I keep up with news each day – whether it’s iPad and iOS news, general tech news, or just news in general. I also follow Twitter, Google+, and news magazines like Flipboard, Zite, Google Currents, and others to keep up with what’s happening – but tracking my 200 or so favorite feeds in Google Reader is still my most used and most effective way to try to keep up with the daily information overload we’re all faced with these days.
I’ve tried other RSS apps on the desktop but Google Reader in a browser has remained my favorite for years on the desktop. It was my favorite on the iPhone for a long while too – even after the App Store opened and many decent native RSS reader apps came along. These days I do most of my reading on the iPad, so finding a great RSS app for the iPad was a priority from Day 1. Happily, River of News hit the iPad App Store a few months after the iPad was released – and it has been my favorite RSS app ever since.
Reeder for iPad, the popular RSS reader app, has been updated this week, to Version 1.5.1.
It’s not a major update, but it does add a strong new feature, and one that comes via popular demand – the ability to save to Evernote.
Here’s the short, full change list for this update:
By popular request, Reeder can now save to Evernote, finally!
– Disappearing subscriptions (If you’re still seeing this, a restart of the app should help)
– Possible crash on launch
– Readability syncing now can also be disabled from within the app (in addition to the toggle in Settings.app > Reeder)
Here’s an App Store link for Reeder for iPad; it’s priced at $4.99.
I’ve tried Reeder a few times on iPad and iPhone and just never found it as great as many of my friends and colleagues do. Maybe it’s time to give it another look.
What’s your favorite RSS app for the iPad?
Feedly started life as a very cool Firefox extension that enhanced Google Reader and gave your RSS feeds a slick, magazine-style presentation in a browser. It was kind of a Flipboard for the browser, but focused purely on RSS feeds.
Today Feedly has arrived on the iPad. There’s been an iPhone version of the app for some months, but today it’s been updated to a universal app, so there’s a dedicated iPad version.
I installed the app earlier and have been taking a quick look at it today. It looks good,as Feedly always has in a browser.