Feedly Updates

Feedly mention · June 27, 2019

How to Use RSS Feeds to Boost Your Productivity

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through Twitter and came across this post: I was confused—RSS hasn't disappeared. I use it every single day. It's an integral part of my workflow that helps me stay up to date with news, come up with new ideas for...read more
Feedly update · April 24, 2019

New for Our Feedly Integration: Watch for New Popular Articles

Feedly helps you get all your favorite news in one place. But in a world of information overload, you might want to cut through the noise even more. Now, Zapier's Feedly integration lets you watch for new popular articles in a feed. Whenever a new popular article is published...read more
Feedly mention · September 21, 2018

The 10 Best Free RSS Reader Apps in 2018

When you want to follow specific writers, publications, and channels—to see every piece of content they publish—nothing beats an RSS reader app. RSS apps access web feeds published by websites, letting you aggregate and curate content you care about. Instead of visiting multiple sites, just open your favorite...read more
Feedly mention · July 10, 2018

The 12 Best News Apps for Keeping Up with the Best of the Web

The internet's a big place, expanding every day—so how do you make sure you're catching up on the best of what the web has to offer? By having the right apps and tools at your disposal. Whether you're interested in news stories in your area of...read more
Feedly update · June 22, 2018

New for Our Feedly Integration: Automate Personal and Team Notes

Want to quickly save your thoughts about an article? Feedly's notes tool lets you add personal and team details to anything in your Feedly queue—and with Zapier's new Feedly New Personal Note and New Team Note triggers, you can now copy those notes to your blog, team...read more
Feedly mention · December 15, 2017

The Bambu by Sprout Social Team Efficiently Curates Content for Enterprise Clients

When you work with enterprise clients, expectations tend to rise. From support and service to the client relationship itself, the experience must be seamless. Sprout Social, the social media management, analytics and advocacy solutions provider, knows this well. One of their solutions, Bambu, is a platform that simplifies employee advocacy...read more
Feedly update · May 11, 2017

New for Feedly: Zapier Now Supports Boards, Notes, and Highlights

Put your reading immediately to use. Curate and read articles with Feedly, then use Zapier to automatically send them to 750+ other web tools. For example, you can set up Zaps to auto-send Feedly articles to social media apps, chat tools, spreadsheets, and more. Thanks to Feedly's recent introduction...read more
Feedly update · April 8, 2014

Send New Feedly Articles to Hundreds of Apps with Zapier

Feedly, one of the best ways to consume new content from across the web, is now one of 300-plus apps connected to Zapier. This integration, available exclusively to feedly Pro subscribers, multiplies the possibilities for sharing, reading and learning about new articles in the popular reading app. Whether you want...read more
Vicky Cassidy
Written by Vicky Cassidy · Last updated September 11, 2015
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Google Reader was the gold-standard RSS reader app for over a decade—that is, until Google abruptly discontinued the service in 2013. In the ensuing search for the next best RSS reader, Feedly—a news app that'd been around since 2008—quickly became one of the most popular ways to subscribe to your favorite sites.

Feedly is designed to help you build a personalized newsfeed from your favorite sites and topics. Everything from your favorite blogs to popular news sites to YouTube channels and Craigslist category pages all include RSS feeds that are updated each time something new is published. You can subscribe to these in Feedly by entering the site's link in Feedly, searching for the site by name, or using Feedly's browser extensions to find feeds on sites you're visiting. If you’re trying to find new content, you can search for Feedly's database for websites that cover a certain topic, using a hashtag. Or, you can try out one of Feedly’s curated starter kits, which include popular sites organized into sets by topic.

As you subscribe to new sites, you’ll also be able to add them to “collections,” which are essentially folders that can hold similar types of content. Feedly will recommend a collection based on the site’s topic, but you can customize it as you like. You can also mark a specific subscription as “Must Read,” which will pull it out into a separate feed towards the top of your menu bar.

Feedly makes it easy to catch up on the latest news, videos and more with a customizable interface that works like you want. Love graphics? You may like the “Cards” view, which displays a large format image for each article with very little text. Enjoy reading? Feedly's “Full Article” view might be better for you, with the full text of each article right on the dashboard. If you’re somewhere in-between, the Magazine view will work for you—it displays the featured image with a snippet of text in a magazine style layout.

Feedly offers a distraction-free reading experience—it strips out all the sidebars and ads from websites, leaving just the text, graphics and video in a simple interface. Under preferences, you can customize Feedly with several typefaces, font sizes, and display densities to make the reading experience exactly what you like. You’ll also want to review the “Mark as Read” options, which give you control of when an article is marked as read based on your workflow.

When reading your content, you can add tags or use the “save for later” feature if you want to come back to an article or video at another time—a great way to look through your headlines in the morning, then read the best stuff during your commute. If you'd rather read articles in another app, a Feedly Pro subscription lets you save articles to Evernote, Dropbox, Pocket, and other read later and bookmarking apps—and also lets you share articles via Buffer and other social network tools.

The Pro version also unlocks search, so you can easily go back through your subscriptions and find articles you've read in the past. It also allows you to create public collections to share your favorite sites and articles with other Feedly users. The Team version takes that further, with tools to curate and share content with your team and keep up with Google News right within Feedly—a great way to manage a news room or keep tabs on industry updates in your company.

Reading articles online in Feedly is a great option for getting the latest news from anywhere, but if you'd like to read on the go, Feedly also has a native Mac, iOS, and Android app. There's also a wide range of third-party integrations and apps, so you can read your articles and share their content wherever you'd like.

Feedly is a great tool for following your favorite websites, and making sure you're up-to-date on your favorite interests even if you aren't sure which sites to check. It saves you time and effort by aggregating the best articles and videos into one place, so you don’t need to go all over the internet to stay informed and find something great to read.

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