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 Free unlimited feeds
Unlike most other news reader services, Inoreader does not restrict the amount of sources you can subscribe to in the free version.
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 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 In-depth statistics about sources
Using the built-in dashboard, users can see most read sources, how often they update over time, etc.
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.
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 Can disable social features
Social interaction features can be disabled if they are not wanted.
Pro Premium users can search in all public RSS feeds, even in those that they haven't subscribed to
Pro Cross platform
Inoreader has clients for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, as well as a web app.
Pro Has a night mode
For people who prefer reading articles at night.
Pro Tags and filter tags
This is one of the best features.
Pro Supports OPML files
Collections from other readers can be downloaded in OPML (outline processor markup language) files.
Pro Social media integration
Pro version has the ability to search Facebook, Google+ and Twitter feeds as well.
Con No sub folders
You can't create sub folders. This makes it a bit harder to organize saved content.
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 Ads in free version
Ads appear in both mobile apps and the web version.
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 Mail2Tags is buggy
Only a small amount of e-mails looks OK. Most e-mails are unreadable.