FeedSpot enters public beta

Alan Buckingham
Jun 27, 2013

I have previously written about RSS reader FeedSpot, which is in the running to be your replacement in the wake of the Google Reader death. Previously the web app has been working in a private beta, but today the service rolls out to the general public with updates to a number of the options included.

Developer Anuj Agarwal tells me "we've launched Feedspot in public beta today. I would like to invite you to have a look at the all new RSS Reader".

The appeal to this latest build is the social features included in FeedSpot. The brand new public beta includes a list of these social options that attempts to separate it from the countless competitors like Feedly, CommaFeed and the latest AOL and Digg versions.

  1. Follow Friends to see posts shared by them in your news feed.
  2. Share external link, Images (including GIF's), video or text status update with your friends
  3. Share your folders and follow other users folders.
  4. Auto Sync your Favorites with Facebook, Twitter, Pocket, Bufferapp, Readability, Instapaper and Evernote

FeedSpot is free for all basic features, but paid users get access to pro features like "Search within your Feeds" and advanced sharing to Evernote, Bufferapp, pocket, and more.


The Verdict

Just over two months ago I made the move to Feedly, as I knew Google Reader was nearing death's door. I have been largely dissatisfied, but have persevered. I wanted to make the switch to CommaFeed, but while the look was promising, the performance was slow and in the end I returned to Feedly.

I used FeedSpot off and on during private beta, but with the updates and the app being made public, it may be time now to move along to this.

No RSS reader is perfect, and all have their quirks and perks, but FeedSpot seems to offer similar features to Google Reader, while adding a bit of shine to the overall performance and feature set.


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  1. DComedian said on June 27, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I tried Feedly for a while, but I’ve settled on Inoreader for the time being. It’s very similar in layout to Google Reader, but with more options for customization. It also seems to update with the same frequency as Google Reader (something Old Reader didn’t do). I hope this will continue to be the case once Google Reader is switched off.

    I’d definitely recommend anybody who preferred the Google Reader layout to the Feedly layout tries Inoreader.

  2. Anon Ymous said on June 27, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    What’s your opinion of Reedah , compared to, say, Feedly? What if there was a nice android client for it with offline syncing?

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