RSS Service for Reeder

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  1. mattjackson macrumors regular

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    Need a bit of advice, I want to get myself properly set up with RSS feeds, and I'm going to use Reeder on both iOS and MacOS.

    Which is the best service to use with it? Today I've created accounts with Feedly, FeedHQ, Inoreader, The Old Reader, NewsBlur and Feedbin, but I can't work out which is best to use.

    The native usability of each one is largely irrelevant to me as I'm using Reeder only, so it's just which is the best service for syncing etc.

    One that's baffled me is that they all pull through a different number of articles. As I test, I subscribed to 10 feeds with each service, and have then added all 6 services to Reeder. Some have pulled through around 300 articles, and some around 4,000! What's the difference?!
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I have not tested all the others, but I have been with Feedly since they started and have been very happy.
     
  3. mattjackson thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah it seemed decent, and free!!

    One thing I noticed though, I have a mix of feeds some of which are latest news and publish dozens of articles per day, and some which are essentially blogs and post only a few a week. In this scenario Reeder pulls through hundreds of articles for the latest news, but only the last few blog articles, when actually I’d like more from the blog. I can’t find a way on Feedly or Reeder to control this, is it possible?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I don't think Feedly controls that, as I understand the way RSS works, that is controlled by the way the RSS feed is setup on the source web site.
     
  5. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    I've used a bunch of them and have settled on Feedbin as the backend to my RSS reader. I used Feed Wrangler for quite a while and it works well, but the development on that platform seems to be non-existent. Feedbin on the other hand has all of the speed and reliability of FW plus a great web interface. And, it's got some cool features like the ability to take actions on certain keywords.
     
  6. mattjackson thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah OK, I hadn't thought about that. It all seems very odd to me how different services pull through different numbers of articles and for different time period etc. Can't seem to get my head round it all. At the moment I'm thinking maybe I have to subscribe to 2 services, 1 for the feeds that publish lots or articles, and 1 for the infrequent feeds.
     
  7. pacorob macrumors 68000

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    A good listen is the AppStories post (episode 42) from MacStories from yesterday about RSS feeds and great Mac / iOS apps and sources. They also posted on the 12th of February a nice review on one of the mentioned apps Fiery Feeds (v2.0).

    I use RSS feeds with various RSS readers which I originally got from iGoogle then I moved to Feedly (web/iOS). But lately tend to use a lot the Newsify or Heartfeed (has the old Pulse News look/feel) apps.
     
  8. mattjackson thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for that, unfortunately Newsify and Heartfeed aren't supported by Reeder though, and I love Reeder!! lol
     
  9. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    Several thoughts... I've been using Feedly since Google shut down their RSS feed service. It works well with Reeder, so no complaints there. To be honest, when Google shut down it's feed, I spent a couple of weeks looking for a replacement service... once I settled on Feedly, I've not bothered looking for another service - there may be something better out there, but I'm satisfied with Feedly and don't have the time, energy or inclination to go looking again.

    With regard to the varying number of articles provided by each feed, it is indeed controlled by the source and how the RSS is configured, not the aggregation service.
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I think after the initial pull and you mark things read, any new articles should show up in the feed no matter which ervice you use.
     
  11. yoz-y macrumors member

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    I have been using Feedbin and I would recommend it if you want to also read the feed on the Web. Since I no longer read RSS on web I have switched to Feedly as it is free, but has terrible web experience.
     
  12. max2 macrumors 68030

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    I thought RSS feeds were dead. Thankfully they are not!
     

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