Do you think Apple News is a Feedly killer

Goldfrapp

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I wouldn't mind. As long as we can subscribe to any URL and mark articles as read.

What do you think?
 
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smizzle

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I dunno it seems like News tries to guess what you want to read in addition to the subscribed stuff. As someone why just wants to read the stuff I picked I will stick with Feedly for now.

EDIT: Plus it's nice that you can access Feedly on desktop too. I think News is just on iOS...
 

boston04and07

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I wouldn't mind. As long as we can subscribe to any URL and mark articles as read.

What do you think?
I was wondering the exact same thing - if we're able to add any news site we want, other than the ones Apple highlighted today. If so, i would use this. A desktop version would also be very welcome at some point.
 

smithrh

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Just looked at Feedly, there's no option that I see to use it without giving them a Google, Facebook or other social media login.

If true (and I'm happy to learn if this isn't the case), then that makes Feedly a data-mining app.
 

nuckinfutz

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Just looked at Feedly, there's no option that I see to use it without giving them a Google, Facebook or other social media login.

If true (and I'm happy to learn if this isn't the case), then that makes Feedly a data-mining app.

I think Feedly is datamining. There's really few other reasons to make people login with social accounts.
 

Goldfrapp

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A 9to5Mac article states that with Apple News, you can subscribe to a specific website or blog.

Does the word specific mean any in this case?
 
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Goldfrapp

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I think Feedly is datamining. There's really few other reasons to make people login with social accounts.
That's an exaggeration. Apps use social logins because they are easy and familiar.
 
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Paradoxally

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That's an exaggeration. Apps use social logins because they are easy and familiar.
Not really. Feedly is free for a reason. Free services data mine you. All other major RSS feed services are paid.
 

Goldfrapp

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Flipboard is dead.

Alas, Feedly's days may be numbered too. And the fact that they never acknowledged the unveiling of Apple News or at least reassured its loyal users in some way or another only goes to show that they are pissed off, nervous, or both.

If Feedly fades into oblivion, so will Feedbin, Feed Wrangler, NewsBlur, Fever, including apps that heavily rely on these services: Reeder, Unread, Byline, Newsify, etc.

Idea: Could Feedly potentially save itself by turning into a news publisher?

Anyway, the wording on Apple's website suggests that Apple News could definitely become your full replacement for Feedly.

Have a look:

 
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Traverse

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I'm really looking forward to trying it out.

What I really wanted to know is we can add our own RSS feeds to it, but @Goldfrapp answered that.


Lots of people just use Feedly for syncing and use third party apps to actually read the content.
I've paid for Reeder on iOS and OS X just to aggregate my sources and save them to Safari's Reading List for later viewing. I wonder if this app can replace Reeder and I wonder if it will be good enough to view in-app.
 

KALLT

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I've paid for Reeder on iOS and OS X just to aggregate my sources and save them to Safari's Reading List for later viewing. I wonder if this app can replace Reeder and I wonder if it will be good enough to view in-app.
It'll likely use something like Safari Reader to show RSS content, I'm sure.
 
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