When comparing NewsBlur vs gReader, the Slant community recommends NewsBlur for most people. In the question“What are the best news readers?” NewsBlur is ranked 5th while gReader is ranked 10th. The most important reason people chose NewsBlur is:
Works on [iOS](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/newsblur/id463981119), [Android](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newsblur), and as a [webapp](http://newsblur.com).
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Pro Recommended articles that improves over time
NewsBlur has a discovery algorithm that users can "train" to show stories they are interested in and hide ones they don't care about.
Pro Keyboard shortcuts for fast navigation
By default arrow keys and spacebar are used to quickly navigate stories, but they can be rebound for premium accounts.
Pro Freemium service
Free version has a limit of 64 sites. Upgrading to unlimited sites costs $1/month.
Pro View content the way it is originally displayed
NewsBlur offers an option of reading articles just like they are displayed on the original site.
Pro Multiple layout & style options
NewsBlur allows users to customize the font size, line spacing, story layout, and type faces.
Pro Organize feeds into folders
Feeds can be grouped into folders for easier management and to allow users to separate feeds for work, comics, research, etc.
Pro Fast to use
Very fast to navigate around the UI and load articles.
Pro Aggregates email newsletters
You can forward email newsletters to a user-specific email address to have them aggregated in your feed reader along with your RSS content.
Pro Free / Libre software
NewsBlur is FOSS, so it can be freely modified & redistributed.
Pro Share stories with comments
Burblog is a simple, customizable website for sharing stories with comments that people can subscribe to.
Pro Built-in text-to-speech
The app can read the news stories out lout to you.
Pro Has a lockscreen widget
The widget allows checking the news without having to unlock the phone.
Pro Integrates with multiple read it later services
gReader integrates with Pocket, Instapaper and Readability.
Pro Integrates with third-party RSS services and works as a standalone RSS reader
While the app can integrate with third-party RSS services, like Feedly and The Old Reader, it can be used as a standalone RSS reader as well.
This service is free, but can cost up to $24 per year for premium users.
Con Can't have unread items older than a 14 days/month
This is a premium feature.
Con Free version has very basic widget support
The free version includes just the icon widget, other widgets can be accessed with the pro version which costs $4.69.