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Feeddler RSS Reader Pro – my new favorite app

July 15, 2011

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I like to keep up with a lot of blogs, most of which are photography related. The easiest way to do this is through RSS feeds. In case you don’t already know, RSS means “Really Simple Syndication”. Essentially, when news articles or blog entries are posted to a site, there is also an RSS “feed” for that entry. By using an RSS reader, you can view all of the articles in one place. This is a lot easier than going out to each site.
I had been looking for a decent way to check all the feeds on my iPhone, when I found Feeddler RSS Reader Pro in the App Store. There is a free version of the app as well as the Pro version for $4.99. The Pro version has more features and is actually a bit easier to use because it let’s you search for RSS feeds rather than having to enter the specific URL for it.
While I mentioned that I keep up with a bunch of photography blogs, there are feeds for just about anything; sports, news, technical info, car info, or whatever else interests you.
The setup of the app is fairly simple, but it does require a Google account. I already had one anyway so that wasn’t a big deal. The Google account allows the app to keep track of what feeds you are subscribed to. This is handy especially if you use the app on both an iPhone and an iPad. If you add a new feed on one device it will show up on the other the next time the app is opened and it syncs up. It also allows you to keep track of what articles you have read or not and which ones you have starred as favorites.

In this screenshot, you can see that the count of unread feeds appears at the top and the individual feeds appear below. The information at the top of the screen can be customized and I actually have several items that aren’t showing in order to reduce the clutter a bit.

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This screenshot shows a few more of the feeds that I subscribe to.

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You can search for feeds in the Pro version. The free version only allows you to add the specific URL for the feed. Once the search results are displayed, you can select which in you want to add it to your subscriptions.

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This screenshot shows what the list of blog entries look like when viewing an individual RSS feed.

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Below is an actual blog entry. The text is an easy to read size.

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If you are reading an article and want to share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc, there is a way to do that as well. One thing to note, Twitter is not included in the list of services to share with in the free version. I think that’s where they get you. I really wanted that so I bought the Pro version.

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I find myself using this app quite a bit. I guess I’m kind of a blog junkie and I like to see what is going on in the photography world. If you are looking for a way to consolidate information into one place where it is easy to read and keep up with, check out Feeddler Pro.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Roy permalink
    February 7, 2014 1:58 pm

    is there a way to have it notfiy you of a post from just one of my web feeds?

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