When you want to catch up on new content on your favorite topics, writers, publications, and channels, nothing beats an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) reader app. RSS apps bring you all the new content from your favorite blogs and sites in one place. These apps basically access the RSS feeds of your favorite sites to allow them to collect and organize the content you want to read. Instead of opening many sites in different tabs or tracking news between different social media channels like Facebook and Twitter, you can invest in a centralized RSS app to see all the new content.
Reading news through social channels can get confusing at times. If you like devouring RSS feeds, like many others in the GT team, there are a few worthy RSS feed reader apps for the Android platform. RSS is the only reliable way to display the content you want instead of handing control over to a dedicated news site or app.
Once you’ve chosen to go back to RSS (or start with an account), you’ll need a news reader app to go with it. Fortunately, there are many great RSS readers on Android. But how do you find the right person? We’ve shortened the first five options below.
Feedly is primarily an RSS feed that offers an app and other functions for a better mobile experience. Feedly offers three main services – Pocket accounts, Instapaper, and Evernote for better integration. With Feedly Pro, you can also use OneNote to save articles and integrate your Twitter feed.
Feedly’s free plan offers most of the features that regular readers need. Follow up to 100 sources, sort the sites you follow into thematic categories, watch YouTube videos, and read full-text articles (when available) in a streamlined, distraction-free view.
You can even create different panels to organize your saved articles. You can view it as an advanced Pocket app. Feedly also offers Google keyword alerts, IFTTT integration, the ability to use notes and styluses, and more. Of course, they are all part of the Feedly Pro version.
Feedly works as a subscription service. Feedly Pro and Pro+ plans are priced at $8 and $16 per month, respectively.
2. FLYM NEWS READER
Just all other RSS reader apps for Android, you can add and organize RSS feeds from different websites and blogs in Flynn. What makes Flym different from its competitors is that it sends you notifications of new articles.
It features a simple and modern interface with light and dark themes, offline reading, search, widgets, and more.
The best part about this open source app is that it is also free with no in-app purchases. While I ran into some glitches, I’m happy to share that they weren’t too big to get you off the app.
If you really want to try an RSS reader first, try Flym.
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Next on our list is Inoreader, which is considered by many to be one of the most feature-rich RSS readers. So I will agree to that. The only way you’ll find Inoreader different from the others is because of the vibrant community of content moderators.
You will find Inoreader discovery mode very useful to discover different content to your liking. Also, the app includes user-created subscription packages or streaming channels. The best thing about this app is that it allows you to keep track of news based on specific keyboards.
If you are just starting out, you will find the free plan rich in features. You’ll enjoy day and night reading modes and the ability to save articles for later reading. The Pro plan will cost you $50 per year to include push notifications and offline mode, which helps you to follow your favorite content without an active internet connection.
Palabre is a traditional RSS reader app. You will find a variety of RSS aggregation services supported in it. You’ll be pleased with some famous names like Feedly, Inoreader, The Old Reader, and even Twitter. The way this app stands out from the rest is the flexibility it offers with customization options.
The clean and clutter-free interface is very convenient to engage in an enjoyable reading experience. There’s also a dark theme and tons of font customizations to get the look you want.
It’s an open source app like Flym and has tons of options to spoil you with customizations. Palabre is free to download and use. However, you will have to purchase the in-app purchase option which includes the ability to remove ads, black theme, quick actions feature, and custom colors.
FeedMe is a simple, full-featured offline RSS reader that offers support for aggregation services such as Feedly, InoReader, Bazqux, The Older Reader, Feedbin, Tiny Tiny RSS, FreshRSS, and Fever. The app offers one of the best user experiences to read and manage your favorite articles.
FeedMe’s one-click saving feature in Evernote, OneNote, Pocket and Readability is quite a time saver.
Other functions include custom feed, offline reading, instant sync, built-in browser, accent colors, dark theme support, and more. The app is free to download.
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Raise your reading skills
Go to the above list of apps and beautify the reading experience on your Android device. As for me, I’m currently using Feedly on my Pixel XL. What app will you use? Sound off in the comments section below.