Inoreader is the ideal solution for most users. Particularly those that don’t want to spend too much time fiddling with configurations and preferences to set up a reader. Just download, install, add some feeds (manually or by importing subscriptions from a file) and you’re ready to go. Simple to use without sacrificing features, it offers all the key functions (with no annoying handicaps) with its free version along with extra customization and search features in the subscription version.
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Pro Easy to overview the list of articles so you can quickly find articles that interest you
All the feeds are easily accessible, allowing for a quick access to the most relevant articles, thanks to the interface’s design: minimal and free of distracting, unnecessary elements.
Pro Loads really fast
The lightweight UI allows Inoreader to display feeds quickly.
Pro Supports multiple views
List, card, or expanded view.
Pro Extensive keyboard shortcut support
Shift + O and shift + N can be used in order to scroll quickly through feeds.
Pro Can disable social features
Social interaction features can be disabled if they are not wanted.
Pro Supports OPML files
Collections from other readers can be downloaded in OPML (outline processor markup language) files.
Pro Can filter articles by keyword
Allows user to filter rss feeds based on keywords and regular expressions. 1 Filter for Free, 10 for Plus members, and Unlimited filters for Professional members.
Pro Free search for all users
Unlike Feedly where search is a paid service, Inoreader allows search for free users. If you want to find content you have read by some keyword, it is free for everyone.
Pro Optional login using Google or Facebook accounts
You can either use a username/password pair, or you can use your Facebook or Google account to login.
Pro Premium users can search in all public RSS feeds, even in those that they haven't subscribed to
Pro Has a night mode
For people who prefer reading articles at night.
Pro Social media integration
Pro version has the ability to search Facebook, Google+ and Twitter feeds as well.
Pro Tags and filter tags
This is one of the best features.
Pro Cross platform
Inoreader has clients for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, as well as a web app.
Pro In-depth statistics about sources
Using the built-in dashboard, users can see most read sources, how often they update over time, etc.
Pro Rules allow you to trigger events
Rules allow for simple or complex conditions that can trigger webhooks, broadcasting, tagging, push notifications, and more, including adding items to a published folder or tag feed.
Pro Can generate new feeds from folders and tags.
You can resyndicate a curated feed of tagged or organized content.
Pro Easy to remove duplicate content
If you read from a large list of feeds that may contain overlapping information, Inoreader offers removing one of the duplicates.
Con Limits free users
While Inoreader's basic functions are still available for free users, many of the options involving customization and search options are limited to paying users.
Con Can't have unread items older than a month
If you don't read items older than 1 month they are automatically marked as read, with no possibility to "unread" them.
Con No sub folders
You can't create sub folders. This makes it a bit harder to organize saved content.
Con Ads in free version
Ads appear in both mobile apps and the web version.
Con Price change / Feature capping instituted
In February 2019 Inoreader announced that the "Professional" plan will be capped (big change from unlimited filters to just 30!):
Based on our observations, the new premium feature limits on the “Pro” plan are as follows:
10 Rules - *** Increased to 30 Rules after Inoreader evaluated feedback from their users. 30 Active Searches 100 Boosted Feeds 30 Social media feeds per service (Facebook, Twitter, VKontakte).
These limitations will be applied to your account at the start of your next subscription period. All features that you use above the new limits will be deactivated, and only those that were created earliest chronologically will remain (For e.g. your earliest 10 Rules created).
Con Mail2Tags is buggy
Only a small amount of e-mails looks OK. Most e-mails are unreadable.