Recommend an RSS reader app / service?

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  1. DaveF

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    I'm looking for guidance on a good RSS app for my iPhone and desktop use. I'm currently using Google Reader and Mobile RSS. Is there a better RSS web service and / or iPhone app to use?


    I've used RSS readers, both a standalone app and Firefox's built-in service, before on the desktop, but they became cumbersome and I quit.

    But I realized that I'm wasting time checking websites for updates when there are none -- much of my reading has become blog-centric like DaringFireball and Ars Technica. An RSS reader would help with this.

    A quick search lead me to Google Reader and then Mobile RSS free for the iPhone. This is a pretty good combination, since my RSS reading is up to date no matter what device I'm reading from. But Google Reader is...well...it's a Google service. The UI leaves a bit to be desired, notably the most important aspect, my subscriptions, are put at the bottom of the list as if it's the least important aspect.

    Mobile RSS is a nice app, but I can't figure out how to add subscriptions from with.in the app -- I have to go to Google Reader. And the app mimics Google Reader's UI, making my subscriptions the least important part of the design.



    Is there a better RSS web service and / or iPhone app to use?
     
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    I've switched completely to Feedly for iPad and iPhone. Don't use Mac / desktop to browse my feeds anymore. Am downloading the Reeder beta 1, to see if it can talk to my Feedly account.
     
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    Well neato, it supports everything, including Feedly!
     
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    Reeder is no longer a free beta. It's on the Mac App Store for $9.99. Good for them. Bummer for me. I liked having it for free. But I use it so little, it's not work $10 to me.
     
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    Still plugging away with Feedly on iOS. No longer do rss on desktop.
    Feedly - your personal news reader by DevHD
    https://appsto.re/us/0Q4Mx.i
     
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