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.
I’ve tried out a number of RSS apps and services to replace Google Reader over recent months. Feedly has been my go-to for some time now, though I’m also still using Mr. Reader and waiting on what Reeder has to offer for the iPad.
I’m happy to pay for a Feedly pro account and will take on the monthly option as soon as it’s available. There has been a lot of talk about Google Reader being killed off by Google largely because it made no money, and I think many of us who consider RSS an essential service are more than happy to pay for the services that look like they will provide good, long-term solutions in this space.
What do you all think? Those of you who use Feedly, will you upgrade to a pro account?