Keeping track of things that interest you can be quite time consuming. While it depends a lot on your interests and the sources that feed these, it is quite easy to spend a lot of time reading articles, watching videos or listening to podcasts.
1Feed is a new service that promises to speed things up for you, so that you have time for other activities. At its core, it is a web service that pulls information from a variety of sources that you select to display these in a feed to you.
One of the core differences when compared to traditional RSS feed readers such as QuiteRSS is, that it supports more than just RSS feeds. Next to that, it supports keeping the taps on Twitter profiles, YouTube channels and playlists, Reddit searches and groups, Google News, Apple Podcasts, GitHub commits, issues and releases, Mastadon and more.
1Feed is available as a web application; sign-up is required and you need an email address and a password to complete it. Once you have signed up, you can start to add sources and put them into folders. Adding sources requires just the URL of a page and is super simple. You may run into one of the limitations of the free version of the service right away though, as you cannot create new folders. The free version, called Basic by the company, comes with the two folders Home and Other. You may rename those though if you want.
Updates are displayed in chronological order on the 1Feed homepage; only the name of the publication or user, title, and publication time is published. A click on a title opens the source, a click on the source title displays all of the recent posts on a new page.
Swipe gestures are supported to switch between folders, and you may modify some options in the settings, e.g. to hide thumbnails or the section titles.
Free users are not limited in the number of feeds that they can add, but each feed is limited to five items and the feed interval is set to 10 minutes. 1Feed Premium is a subscription-based service that is available for $4.99 per month or $44.99 when paid yearly. It lifts the folder limitations, increases items per feed to 20, and updates feeds every minute.
The main feature of 1Feed that may be interesting to Internet users is that it supports RSS and other sources such as Twitter. While you may be able to pull data from these services using RSS or RSS services, using 1Feed makes it a lot easier.
It is easy to add new sources to 1Feed, and while you are limited to the two folders in free mode, it is possible to add as many feeds as you want to the service. Most web-based feed readers impose limitations on free users. Feedly for instance limits sources to 100 for free users. The service's smallest commercial plan, called Pro, increases the limit to 1000 for $6 per month and includes a number of other benefits.
1Feed beats the price and even does not impose a limit for free users in regards to the number of feeds they may keep track of. 1Feed could become a popular choice for developers, marketing, or social media enthusiasts, as it makes may make it easier to follow certain users or projects.
If you are looking for a simple yet effective web service, you may want to give 1Feed a try.
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