January 13, 2015
RSS readers are tools that allow you to track new released content and updates of the website you are subscribed to. They aggregate content of your favourite websites into a single platform accessible across various devices. Every website or blog has an RSS feed that is automatically generated for it the moment it goes viral. There are actually three ways to keep track of new online content: The first one is through social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus...etc. But this only works when the content publishers have a presence on these social media sites and keep posting there regularly. The second way is through email subscription but this too is not very practical as it could flood your inbox with too many emails especially when you are subscribed to a blog that publishes a lot. The third and most practical way to read new online content of your favourite websites is through RSS readers.
Below are some of the best free RSS readers out there. I have been using these tools since the demise of Google Reader and I found them really wonderful. These tools provide you with a platform where you can customize the look of your feeds, organize your feeds into categories, tag content for easy access and many more. For more options, check out this list instead.
1- Feedly: Web, iPad app, Android app, kindle app
This is my favourite. Feedly is an open system: you can add any RSS feed to your feedly and easily read the content of that feed on the go. Just enter the URL of that feed in the search bar. Feedly integrates seamlessly with Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Buffer, OneNote, Pinterest and LinkedIn so that you can easily share the stories you read in your feedly with your friends and colleagues. Fee
2- Digg Reader: iPad app, Android app
This is my second in line. Although it is not as powerful as Feedly, Digg Reader remains a decent tool compared with the rest of other RSS feed readers, Digg allows you to find and follow your favourite online publishers, writers and blogs.You can also share your favourite stories on popular social media (Facebook, twitter) or through email or save them to read later on Digg, Instapaper, Pocket, or readability.
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